Tea in BC 2017

It had been almost four years since I last sipped my way through Victoria, BC and I was eager to return. My visit there seven weeks ago didn’t disappoint. Murchie’s, of course, was my first stop. Offering one of the best examples of a modern tea salon steeped in history, an exquisite pastry and pot of Jasmine…

A Sense of Sencha

Next to jasmine, sencha is my preferred choice of green tea. Both, however, are only as good as the source which leads the field wide open to disappointing results. When I was serving teas back in the early 90’s, most of the sencha on the scene was low grade and used by merchants looking for a…

A First in Tea Brewing!

A spider crawled out of my teapot this morning. We’re talking a BIG spider. I had the leaves in the pot and when I poured in the hot water, out he came. From the spout! I’ve heard of tempest in a teapot, Spider Leg tea and the Itsy Bitsy Spider … but this was a…

Give Tiesta a Try!

Any tea that is sold in bulk bins at Safeway or online from Walmart has me skeptical from the start … but two facts motivated me to at least give Tiesta Tea a try. 1: The creators are from Chicago. 2: They came up with the idea while visiting a Czech tea house in Prague….