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.
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... Recipes July 11, 2017 Matcha Affogato Recipe It’s a hot summer day. You’re staring at your ice cream. It sits naked in its bowl, looking like it’s missing... a little something. What that sultry sucker needs is to be drowned, in a bit of classic... 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 Education January 24, 2015 How to Make Great Matcha What is this mystical, green beverage? Matcha (抹茶): It's fun to prepare, has a cool history, tastes awesome and is also pretty healthy. First off, what's it made of? Matcha is made from f...