Vienna Revisted

I’ve written several times about my fond memories of tea in Vienna with subsequent tributes to the cafes and teas I discovered there. Who knew I’d be able to revisit the experience in WA? Enter the Vienna Coffee Company in Lynnwood, WA. What, might you ask, does coffee have to do with tea? In this case,…

Teavana Sells, Starbucks Loses

Starbucks announced yesterday that they will pay $620 million in CASH to buy Teavana which sells “high-end” loose leaf tea. There are two things seriously wrong with that statement. The first is that anyone in today’s economy can put that much cash into accumulating more; and the second is they described Teavana’s product as high-end….

Put a Lid on it!

 I’ve admired the design of Tea forte since it hit the shelves 7 years ago. Their lemongrass green label and pyramid-shaped packaging is still  fresh and classy. But I had no idea just how cute it could be until a recent visit to The Royal Palm restaurant in Seattle. It’s the first place I’ve ever seen that serves the tea in…

Seattle Tea Pleasing

 A holiday trip to Seattle included a visit to Ballard, a favorite neighborhood featuring fun shops and cafes. Tea tasting at Miro Tea was a perfect way to warm up and relax. Miro offers one of the best selections of teas around and the staff is well versed on preparation and blends.  Enjoy your choice by the cup or…