Tea in Europe – Paris

Visiting Paris for the first time can feel daunting to even the most seasoned traveler. Trying to explore all that the City of Lights has to offer is a ginormous undertaking and even more so when you are there for only five nights. Holly and I did our best to check off our list. One…

Rishi Reviews

Being a tea lover and having a fondness for products from Chicago or Milwaukee, Rishi was a natural for me to explore. And that’s what I’ve been doing over the past 18 mos. I love that everything is organic AND you can order sample bags for most of their teas. It’s a great way to…

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…

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….