Who: Tea Sparrow
What: A monthly tea box sip-’scription.
When: Since about 2011–and they’re North America’s first monthly tea box! How’s that for steep cred?
Where: They ship from Vancouver, BC, in the merry land of maples and hockey.
Why:Because not all of us have time to prowl through the interwebz, hun-tea-ng down the best blends to tea-tillate our tastebuds, Tea Sparrow compiles a monthly box…
Getting into loose leaf tea is a lot like getting into makeup.
Obscene ra-tea-o of product volume to dollars spent?
“But it’s so shiny/pretty/cute/delicious/good…” jus-tea-fication?
You walk into a commercial loose leaf store and it’s like walking into Sephora, greeted by mul-tea-sensory rainbows from the door. (more…)
You learn this the hard way. (more…)
March 1, 2014. Trucking up to the Clay Art Center in quietly suburban Port Chester, NY, you leave behind the ci-tea for communi-tea.
Today, the CAC brought together their love of ceramics and their love of tea in Tea Immersion, a seminar workshop headed by, oh, just some of the biggest names in both industries.
No big deal.
(Yes, big deal. They had to relocate the lecture…
In a couple of weeks, when the New York Coffee and Tea Festival comes to town, once you exit those fragrant doors in a haze of tea-ntoxicated bliss, you may find yourself suddenly at a loss for where to go or what to do next.
Luckily, the ci-tea is full of Eas-tea-r Eggs.
(“Easter Egg” = video game lingo for a special little something snuck in by the game designers–just a tidbit that makes…
Hey there, sip-lings.
We started off the week Mythbusters-style, with a thorough tea-bunking of the leading “skinny teas.” (Meanwhile, Health Nuts will be tea-lighted to learn that reading up on those ingredients probably burned as many calories as drinking ‘em. Go figure.)
Not that the French would care about such things, as they are too busy enjoying the saccharine confections of Nina’s Paris.…
In an-tea-cipation of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re getting a little inebria-tea-d–in a safe and legal manner.
(Still PG-13, here.)
You’re in top form, scoring numbers left and right–no wingman needed.
Just as you’re about to hit a home run with an absolute “10″–meaning that not only are they attrat-tea-ve, but they think with the proper organ and everything–your phone rings.
“Sweetie, it’s Mom. Don’t forget to come home and rub my feet in an hour.”
Roosterblocked. (Or, for the ladies, beaverdammed.)
Who: Nina’s Paris
What: French tea. Very French tea.
When: Since 1672.
Where: The original bou-tea-que is in Paris, France, with others in Japan and Korea.
Why: Back in the day, fragrance was a necessi-tea to survive the putrid atmosphere of 17th Century Europe. What began as a French perfume company has now translated its 300 years of olfactory exper-tea-se into flavored tea blends.