• Be Part of the Tea Blogger Directory 2020!
    I’m excited to announce that I will be re-launching the Tea Blogger Directory for 2020! It’s a big undertaking but I was inspired by all of the conversations that I had at World Tea Expo. I was blown away by the number of people who wanted to know more about tea bloggers. That definitely represents a big shift from when I first started this blog. What is the Tea Blogger Directory? Jen Picotti of ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on November 20, 2019 9:00 am
    1 day ago
  • A Minimalist Tea Time with VIVA Scandinavia
    It is easy to get caught up in the process of making tea. Choosing the perfect teaware can be both a joy and a chore. I love that aspect of this hobby but there are times when all I need a simple cup of tea. When VIVA Scandinavia offered to share some of their teaware with me, I had visions of the perfect minimalist tea time. Getting back to basics is a great reminder ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on November 18, 2019 9:00 am
    3 days ago
  • Friday Roundup: November 10th – November 16th
    The Friday Roundup is a weekly collection of five of my favorite blog posts from around the world. It’s my little way of getting the word out about all of my favorite tea blogs. Is there someone I’m missing? Let me know about it in the comments below! Anji Bai Cha The ABC’s of Tea is a new-to-me blog that I discovered when I met the author, Judi, at the Chicago Tea Festival. This ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on November 15, 2019 8:51 pm
    6 days ago
  • Tea Travel: The Chicago International Tea Festival
    November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd I attended the first-ever Chicago International Tea Festival. Believe it or not, this the first dedicated tea festival that I have attended outside of the World Tea Expo. This is a brand new event so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The good news is that it was a fantastic experience. I must confess that I did not take nearly as many pictures as I thought. I get caught ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on November 13, 2019 9:00 am
    1 week ago
  • Gong Fu Cha Tea Practice for better Mental Health
    Before I get into this post, I want to preface it by saying that I am not a health care professional and the opinions expressed here are based off of my own experience. I think it’s important to mention this for obvious reasons but also because there are so many bogus health claims around tea and I want to set myself apart from those. This is a case for Gong Fu Cha improving mental health ... read more
    Source: Tea ThoughtsPublished on November 8, 2019 6:38 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Gong Fu Cha Tea Practice for better Mental Health
    Before I get into this post, I want to preface it by saying that I am not a health care professional and the opinions expressed here are based off of my own experience. I think it’s important to mention this for obvious reasons but also because there are so many bogus health claims around tea and I want to set myself apart from those. This is a case for Gong Fu Cha improving mental health ... read more
    Source: Tea ThoughtsPublished on November 8, 2019 6:38 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: November 3rd – November 9th
    The Friday Roundup is a weekly collection of five of my favorite blog posts from around the world. It’s my little way of getting the word out about all of my favorite tea blogs. Is there someone I’m missing? Let me know about it in the comments below! The Tea That Enlightened Me Great tea can surprise us and open our minds in the best way possible. Danae from Camellia’s Treaty had that experience ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on November 8, 2019 1:25 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Interview: Tatjana and Tom of Teapro UK
    Tatjana and Tom, photo courtesy of Teapro UKInstagram is by far my favorite way to connect with tea people, I love looking at all the creative tea photos! One account that always entertains and amuses is Teapro UK. Founders Tatjana and Tom are incredibly whimsical and artistic. They do a great job of illustrating the joys of tea. Teapro UK is a virtual tea shop where you can browse tea and teaware, or order tea subscription ... read more
    Source: Tea HappinessPublished on November 7, 2019 8:05 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • 2-Easy Recipes for Tea Sandwiches: Chicken and Vegan Options
    I always thought about having a tea party with several blogger friends but since we are all in different states and even countries, the best idea was to have a virtual tea party. How did we do it? We all created a menu together and each blogger was responsible for making something for the party (I’ll share their amazing recipes later too!). I was in charge of the savories so I will share the 2 ... read more
    Source: Tea CachaiPublished on November 4, 2019 8:00 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Mini Apple Cider Donuts
    Happy November and welcome to a special recipe post! Not only will I be sharing this fun mini apple cider donut recipe, this recipe is part of a virtual tea party I was invited to join in on by Daniela of Tea Cachai!At the end of this post I will link the rest of the menu from the other tea party chefs so that you can see and create their recipes as well! If you ... read more
    Source: Tea ThoughtsPublished on November 4, 2019 8:00 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Fire burn and caldron bubble.
    Easier done than said “They can’t even boil water.” Who hasn’t heard that said of someone they know who couldn’t comprehend the difference between a chef’s knife and a mixing bowl? Well, technology has made boiling water a rather easy process today. Electric glass kettle with lip spout In fact, variable temperature electric kettles make it child’s play to have water at the desired temperature for whatever brew we may be contemplating. And virtually ... read more
    Source: Tillerman TeaPublished on November 1, 2019 1:23 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Voilà! Travel Mizuba Matcha
    Country of Origin: JapanLeaf Appearance: fine powder, bright greenWater Temperature: 175 degreesPreparation Method: ceramic bowlLiquor: bright green, frothy I’ve been a big fan of Mizuba Tea Co. for years so I was super excited when I saw that they were coming out with a single-serve option. Lauren was kind enough to send me a box to check out. I had been wanting to whisk up some matcha outdoors since I recently purchased a miniature chasen. This was the ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 28, 2019 7:51 pm
    3 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: October 20th – October 26th
    The Friday Roundup is a weekly collection of five of my favorite blog posts from around the world. It’s my little way of getting the word out about all of my favorite tea blogs. Is there someone I’m missing? Let me know about it in the comments below! Pour tea like their grandchildren might hear about it Rie from Tea Curious contemplated the life-changing teas that have rocked her world over the years. Her ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 25, 2019 12:19 pm
    4 weeks ago
  • Tea Repertoire Sanxia Honey Black Tea
    Country of Origin: TaiwanLeaf Appearance: dark and somewhat twistedSteep time: 30 secondsWater Temperature: 203 degreesPreparation Method: porcelain gaiwanLiquor: dark reddish-brown I’ve always loved Taiwanese black teas. Honey aroma black teas have become quite popular in recent years and I can’t complain. They offer amazing complexity with a bit more oomph than a more typical lightly oxidized oolong. Bugs biting the leaves before harvest starts the process of oxidation before they even leave the bush. This particular tea was made ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 23, 2019 2:00 pm
    4 weeks ago