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.
Category: Tea Reviews
Japan July 3, 2018 How French entrepreneurs hope to save Japanese matcha blends As I’m living in Japan and getting more and more acquainted with Japanese tea cultivars, and styles of matcha, I’m also sliding deeper and deeper down the Japanese tea rabbit hole. Here in the ra... Tea March 29, 2018 Blue Moon Colour-Changing Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Today I want to introduce you to butterfly pea flower tea. A trendy tisane that's been making waves. What's so special about it, you ask? Well.... it ch-ch-ch-ch-chaaaanges. This is a tea David Bowie ... Tea Reviews December 12, 2017 Teabook Travel Tea Tumbler Review 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 wat... Tea Reviews December 10, 2017 Sweet and Rare, Unicorn Japanese Black Tea from World Tea House 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, gyokur... Tea Reviews December 5, 2017 Kenyan Purple Tea from JusTea Beverages 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 ... Tea Reviews November 13, 2017 Environmental Commitment with Arbor Teas 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 ... Tea Reviews July 19, 2017 Changing Lives on the Third Highest Mountain in the World with Nepal Tea Brews from the steep hills of Nepal’s first organic tea garden give back to the community. The packages have charming colourful labels, and come in flavours like, ‘Kathmandu Cosmos,’ ‘Silver Yeti,’ a...