Jasmine – An Enduring Love

When writing love notes in my journal, there’s one item that appears over and over again. Jasmine tea (make that fine grade Jasmine Pearls). There is nothing else on earth that can soothe, intoxicate and delight the senses quite like these pearls. The fragrance, the color, the taste. To inhale and to sip is divine….

Vienna Revisted

I’ve written several times about my fond memories of tea in Vienna with subsequent tributes to the cafes and teas I discovered there. Who knew I’d be able to revisit the experience in WA? Enter the¬†Vienna Coffee Company in Lynnwood, WA. What, might you ask, does coffee have to do with tea? In this case,…

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…

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…