During the first weekend in February I found myself at the Toronto Tea Festival for the first time. It’s Canada’s largest tea festival and in its sixth year running. Over the weekend I caught up with friends, ate some amazing food, and got properly tea drunk. My duffel bag was ten pounds heavier with tea going through airport security on the way home. “Nothing to see here, officer, just a humble tea addict.” Continue Reading
As a tea-loving traveler on the road, I’m always looking for better ways to take tea with me on the go. The biggest problems with making portable tea is that most teas become bitter as they sit in water and release tannins over time. Ick, no thanks. Teabook has created a tumbler to solve exactly this problem. Continue Reading
Okay, while not actually made of unicorns, this mellow and sweet Japanese black tea is only slightly less rare. Did you know almost all tea produced in Japan is green tea? That includes sencha, gyokuro, genmaicha, hōjicha, and even the well-known matcha. Because it’s so rare, I was super excited to try this Japanese Black from World Tea House.
This year a curious new tea has made its way from Kenya into the cups of tea lovers around the world—purple tea. I wanted to experiment myself and so got my hands on some Purple Mint and Whole Purple Leaf tea from the folks at JusTea Beverages.
Here’s one I’ve held on to for a while! I received some samples from Arbor Teas in Michigan. They caught my eye not only because of their tea selection, but also their dedication to the environmental production side of tea creation. All industries have waste. Most tea comes in packaging. It was nice to get these purse-sized packets that I could put in my compost, guilt-free.
Cozy up with these smooth Indian Teas and honey-sweet poetry from Rupi Kaur.
It’s still warm enough that you’ll call it summer, but you’ve started wearing cardigans at night. You’re still enjoying summer tomatoes from the garden, but the though of pumpkin filling is also starting to occupy your thoughts. I’ve got some cozy goodness to give away today (yay!).