Over the past couple of weeks I've been sneaking in small moments to appreciate the beautiful Autumn colors before they are all gone, which has included snapping a bunch of photos of the changing leaves. I think taking a moment to appreciate the beauty in my surroundings has been particularly important this year. Although this Fall season has come to a close, I wanted to go ahead and share some of my Autumn leaves with you, including which tea leaves I've been brewing up regularly the past couple of months.
How to create a digital catalog of your tea stash using Trello (template provided)
Hey there, tea drinkers! Have you ever lost track of teas in the back of the cabinet, or forgotten about that sample pack buried beneath the pile of more recent additions to your stash? If so, then you may want to start keeping a digital catalog of the teas in your stash. In this post I show you how you can easily set up a pretty rad digital tea catalog using the Kanban board app Trello. I've provided a Trello template board to really help make it easy to get going quickly.
let us have a sip of tea... Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.Okakuro Kakuzo in The Book of Tea
Six online tea learning resources and/or upcoming opportunities to help you deepen your knowledge and appreciation of tea, or you know, just pass some time while stuck indoors…
In this post, I share with you six online resources and/or upcoming opportunities that might help you learn more about tea, deepen your tea drinking experience, or maybe just pass the time if you need something else to occupy yourself while stuck indoors 🙂 .
Taste of Tea :: Tai Ping Hou Kui
Hey there, tea drinkers! In this Taste of Tea post I’ll relay my tea-tasting journal entry for a Tai Ping Hou Kui loose leaf of tea; I purchased this particular Tai Ping Hou Kui from High Garden in Nasvhville, TN.
Tea Out :: Fresh brewed loose leaf from Jeng Chi in Richardson, TX
Hey there, tea drinkers! I hope you’re having a great day. Today’s post is the third in my new ongoing series, Tea Out, in which I share experiences where I've come upon tasty, or even just interesting, tea when I'm out in the world, at restaurants, cafés and the like. I recently discovered that the Jeng Chi restaurant in Richardson, TX's Chinatown shopping center has a small café/bakery inside that serves a limited selection of freshly brewed hot teas.
Taste of Tea :: Samovar Tea
Hey there, tea drinkers! In this Taste of Tea post I’ll relay my tea-tasting journal entry for the Samovar Tea (or Samovar House Blend) from The Kobuk gift shop in Anchorage, Alaska.
Green tea too bitter or too astringent? 2 things you can do to reduce bitterness and astringency in your green tea
Have you ever had the experience of brewing up a green tea only to have it come out tasting way too bitter or be so astringent that each gulp leaves you feeling like you have cottonmouth? Maybe you've even decided that you don't like green teas because now you think that that is just the normal taste and texture of all green teas. Well, I'm here to let you know that your green teas don't have to be overly bitter or astringent, and that in fact, there are some simple changes you can make when brewing your green tea that can radically improve its flavor and texture.