Jasmine – An Enduring Love

When writing love notes in my journal, there’s one item that appears over and over again. Jasmine tea (make that fine grade Jasmine Pearls). There is nothing else on earth that can soothe, intoxicate and delight the senses quite like these pearls. The fragrance, the color, the taste. To inhale and to sip is divine….

Tea in a Japanese Garden

As in the award winning  Portland Japanese Garden. The only thing better than sipping on serene Sencha is doing it in a tranquil setting. The Umami Cafe, part of a new expansion, provides just that. The glass walls of this intimate room give the feeling of floating amongst the trees. Staff does a nice job of…

Oolong Ice Cream Tea from Smith

I’m a die hard Jasmine lover and an Oolong fan so this new No. 001 Oolong Ice Cream Tea from Smith Tea sounds truly tempting. Blended in collaboration with the local Salt & Straw ice cream wizards, this loose leaf creation combines jasmine petals, buttery Oolong, vanilla and Marcona almonds. Not sure if the candy…