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
Tea Reviews July 18, 2017 Single-Source Taiwanese Oolongs with Tillerman Tea Company It’s all about regional specialty with Tillerman’s select collection of Taiwanese oolong teas. The Tillerman Tea Company is based in San Francisco. Canadian David Campbell started the company after s... Tea Reviews July 17, 2017 A Flight Through China with Teavivre I had seen the Teavivre logo floating around the internet, but before I received their sample pack in the mail, I’d never before tried a Teavivre tea. When I broke open the big package they sent, the ... Tea Reviews July 10, 2017 Teas Foreign and Domestic at The Camellia Sinensis Teahouse in Montréal I first wandered into the Camellia Sinensis Teahouse in Montréal during a summer road trip across the country. It was around the corner from the Jean Talon Marché where our friend was taking us on a n... Tea Reviews July 3, 2017 South Korean Teas with Teas Unique This American importer of organic, single-estate Korean teas has offerings that would pair well with your summer picnic. Back in 2015 when Rob and I visited South Korea, a highlight of our trip the... Tea Reviews May 26, 2017 Happy Little Tastebuds: Adagio Teas’ Master Collection It is very satisfying to reach for a tin of tea, pop off the top, and be rewarded with the sight of fresh tea spilling out. That was the first thing I noticed about the samples I ordered from Adagio T... Tea Reviews May 23, 2017 Sweet and Classic: Japanese Green Tea IN and Arahataen Green Tea Farms When Kei Nishida from Japanese Green Tea IN reached out to ask if I'd like to try their product, I knew I couldn't say no. Sweet and refreshing, Japanese green teas have been a weakness of mine since ... Tea Reviews February 8, 2017 The Many Oolongs of Four Seasons Tea Co. Four Seasons Tea is a small Canadian company run by Jeff Kovacs. They are dedicated to bringing rare and high-quality Chinese and Taiwanese teas to tea enthusiasts. In short — It's Jeff's job to sp...