Oolong Ice Cream Tea from Smith

I’m a die hard Jasmine lover and an Oolong fan so this new No. 001 Oolong Ice Cream Tea from Smith Tea sounds truly tempting. Blended in collaboration with the local Salt & Straw ice cream wizards, this loose leaf creation combines jasmine petals, buttery Oolong, vanilla and Marcona almonds. Not sure if the candy…

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…

Steve Smith Open House

 Last night was a perfect blend of luscious teas, new and old friends, and local craftsmen at Steve Smith in NW PDX. Guests got a rare look at the back offices where the wizards work their magic and even sampled an “experimental” brew of black tea aged in a whiskey barrel. (Can’t wait to see where that…

Out Canby Way

Next time you’re headed towards Canby, make a note to stop at a surprising place for tea. The Canby Pharmacy in downtown Canby.  Believe it or not, this longtime mainstay drugstore in the heart of rural Canby now hosts a charming tea counter.