Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Lifestyle February 16, 2016 Muse Monthly Tea Box Review and Giveaway Happy Tuesday! I'd like to welcome you to the second day of the week by introducing you to a cool company I found for literature and tea lovers while scanning the Internet. I reached out to their CEO ... Lifestyle February 15, 2016 “The Book of Tea,” by Kakuzo Okakura Kakuzo Okakura's classic 1906 long essay about the east, west, tea and everything in between is less about tea itself and more about the history and philosophy of the east, west and cultural differenc... Tea Education January 7, 2016 Six Different Types of Tea and How to Brew Them Happy Hot Tea Month! In the speculiar (spectacular and peculiar) vein of niche holidays, I've discovered that January is hot tea month in Canada and the U.S. (maybe other places as well - the niche ho... Tea Reviews November 13, 2015 Pure Green Tea with Four Seasons Tea Co. Four Seasons Tea Co. is a brand new Canadian tea company specializing in Chinese teas. I first met founder Jeff Kovac when he was my instructor during the Tea 101 module of my tea sommelier trainin... Tea Places November 6, 2015 The Tea House Challenge at Lake Louise a.k.a. one of the best goddamned days of my life. I'm so excited we've finally arrived here! I wanted to share this with everyone for so long. Someday I am going to become a tea house hermit in the ... Tea Reviews October 4, 2015 The Chai Palace The Chai Palace is a Canadian tea company based in Mississauga, Ontario. All their tea is blended and packaged in Canada. According to their website, many of their teas are sourced through the Ethical... Tea Places July 30, 2015 Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon I was walking down a desolate street in the middle of a hot afternoon and. Closed signs and shuttered doors of bars and theatres stared back blankly at me as if to say, "Don't you know what time it is...