Tea Crush

Happy National Hot Tea Month! This seemed the perfect time to confess – I have a new tea crush. Nothing will ever replace my love of an exquisite jasmine brew, but this blend from Steve Smith comes surprisingly close to being on par.  Preserve is a masterful mix of Spring harvested green from China, lemon…

Lake O Part Two

 After strolling in the fresh air with a view of Mt. Hood, we discovered  Gourmet Productions. This place has been a neighborhood treasure for over 14 years and I know why. The deli case held over 20 items to choose from for dine in or to go. Delicious combinations of fresh ingredients made daily and everything from soup and…

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…

Free Tea Flights

 Steve Smith is offering free tea flights all day this Friday. Now’s your chance to try some nice blends and take a break from the craziness of Black Friday at the same time. Check out the charm of this tranquil tasting room in NW PDX and take home a box or two for holiday cheer!