Buying Teas on a Budget: Deals, Samples and Sharing the Tea Love!

Once you get into teas you realize the HUGE number of great tea sellers and variety of teas. The world of tea opens up once you step away from the grocery aisle. There are tea sellers who carry cheesecake, root beer, bubble gum or cake flavored teas. Fandom teas are out there inspired from Dr. Who, Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. Tea sellers who sell grown in the wild teas picked from a hill somewhere in China. With that said, if you wanted to try it all – you’d need to spend lots of cash. Or, if you are … Continue reading, hoot!

How to make a cup of matcha the easy way!

I’ve this question often regarding matcha – same question I had before I started drinking matcha. The big question – Don’t I need a fancy bamboo whisk, scoop and matcha bowl to make matcha? matcha bowl  (chawan) with bamboo whisk (chasen) and scoop (chashaku) The answer: No Thinking I needed a bunch of gear to make matcha put me off from buying good matcha for years. I love matcha – I’d get green tea lattes at coffee shops and bubble/boba tea shops. I’d go to asian super markets and buy “Matcha Milk Tea” kits were all you do is add … Continue reading, hoot!

Den’s Tea Sampler unboxing

Swweeet! I did an order with Den’s Tea, an online seller of Japanese Green Teas. If you are looking for some solid Japanese green teas, I highly recommend them. They have a really good deal going on, with their $3 Novice Sampler pack! (pssst, price includes shipping!) I snagged one a month or two ago, and it came with like 5 bags of tea, a couple 10gram packets of loose leaf teas and a $3 coupon! So, with this new order, I used the coupon, thus making those samples free, hehe! Here’s my recent order: Hmm, that’s a big box for just the … Continue reading, hoot!

How to Make an Easy Tea Latte

Did you say TEA LATTE? OOOH YEAH! Tea lattes are delicious and easy to make! They also bring life to that cup of dessert tea you’ve gotten tired of. I’ve also found some teas are only good as lattes. This is how I make my tea lattes. I know other people who boil their milk in a pot with their tea and strain – I tried that and that was one extra pot I didn’t want to clean. Lets get this party started! Well, this is a fast tea latte for one, so it’s a small party. 1. Pick your … Continue reading, hoot!

My Tea Tale – How I got into tea

My first post for this blog, wooot! So, I was raised on teas. My mom drank mostly asian diet and beauty teas, often every evening after dinner. My family often would go to chinese restaurants very often and I’d drink tall glasses of pu-erh, or share a couple pots of tea that spun around the lazy susan in the middle of the table. My dad, a huge Star Trek buff, the minute he saw Captain Picard on TNG order “Earl Grey, Hot” stocked bagged earl grey teas and drank it on occasion. As an adult, I wasn’t a coffee drinker. I’d drink … Continue reading, hoot!