The Art of High Tea

A recent feature in CNTraveler brought back memories of high tea at The Tea Room at Harrods in London. I have never experienced anything as exquisite as the pastries served on that silver tea cart. UNLIMITED pastries, I might add. Ah, those were the days. Anyway, flash forward to 2017 and an architectural inspired array…

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…

Green Tea Powder is a Pleasure

I have a new Best Friend. As in Best Friend Sencha Green Tea Powder by Sei Mee Tea. A healthy blend of organic Sencha green tea and mango powder that wisks into a beautiful, smooth and pleasing brew. Sei Mee Tea out of Enterprise, OR does a nice job of matching ingredients to ensure blends…