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…

Lovely Lupicia

I love trying a new tea label … especially when it’s a happy discovery. Such was the case last week when my friend returned from Hawaii and gifted me with a tin of Lupicia Tea. The Ume Vert blend is a soft fragrant mix of green and white tea scented with apricot. The loose leaf tea is…