Discovering Laos with Atlas Tea Club: Shan Cha Black
Tea and Me Blog
by Danielle
3d ago
My contact at Atlas Tea Club told me that she was most excited about this location due to ” Mr. Lnthavong’s teas that are hand-plucked from wild tea trees as old as 100 years, from the famous Ban Komaen gardens in northern Lao”. It took me this long to get to the tea, but it is not one that I will soon forget. I have reviewed this company before so I was very excited to work with them again and discover new teas from areas that I have not had tea from before. This is one of a two that was in the box, so here are my thoughts on the Sham Cha Black from Laos. Sham Cha Bla ..read more
Visit website
Hello Again – Cheers to Old Tree Longjing
Tea and Me Blog
by Danielle
2w ago
Yeah, I know. It’s been a while. Let’s pretend it hasn’t been 5 months since I last posted and instead treat this as if we are friends out getting a pot of tea on the town. But I can say – IT IS GREAT TO BE WITH YOU ALL AGAIN! And more specifically, it is great to be writing about tea again. This company has been very patient, in fact, any company that fell within the last 6 months has been patient. But specifically Westlake Longjing Tea, a tea company based in China that is trying to expand people’s understanding of Longjing tea through their 100 years of family experience producing it. Jason ..read more
Visit website
Opinion Piece: The Mental Effects of Tea Medical Claims
Tea and Me Blog
by Danielle
6M ago
There are many reasons that people drink tea. Some just for its soothing nature. Others drink tea for the overall practice and mental space it gives. Some drink it for its perceived health benefits. This piece is not to tear down or judge anyone on their reasoning for drinking tea. Instead, I hope to give a little perspective on my opinion of tea and the role it plays in my life, as well as talk about how some tea medical claims can be negative on the mental health of its consumers. I have run this blog for three years. On my journey, I have seen a lot of wild claims about tea. Some claim to d ..read more
Visit website
The Green Goddess that is Kogane Matcha | Matcha Monday
Tea and Me Blog
by Danielle
7M ago
Hello – it’s me again (I hope you didn’t forget me in my small leave of absence)! Many life events are occurring at the moment, but I am trying to slowly but surely bring tea back into daily practice. To do that, I thought….why not start with Matcha Monday? Bonsai Cha specializes in selling matcha straight from the source, founded by mother/daughter duo Donna and Avery. Avery had the opportunity to relocate to Fukuoka, Japan, and there she found an absolute love of Matcha. After Donna visited Avery, she was introduced to the same amazing matcha in Kyoto – and they knew they needed to bring it ..read more
Visit website
Reminiscing on a 2017 Ripened Puer Cake
Tea and Me Blog
by Danielle
8M ago
Teavivre is a Chinese Tea company founded in 2011, run by Angel Chen, Chris Yang, and Wenny Ren. Angel has a note on the site about how she explores many areas to bring the best tea back for her company and capture her experiences in each cup. All of their teas are USDA and EU-certified organic, and they have a lot of tea sourcing information available (which you know I love). After being on their website for a while, I can tell that there is a tea for everyone since their variety is so established and large. They sent me 3 different varieties of puerh tea, two ripe and one raw. Today, I am go ..read more
Visit website
Reflections on Jade Oolong from Little Red Cup
Tea and Me Blog
by Danielle
9M ago
Little Red Cup is a small, family-owned tea company from Brunswick, Maine. Their founders delight in Chinese culture having visited there 25 years ago as well as living and visiting there on and off throughout the years. They offer whole leaf tea from China, especially ones that can be brewed all day. All of their teas are certified organic by the USDA and certified fair trade by Fair Trade USA – as Little Red Cup tries to be as sustainable as they can be. They sent me their Jade Oolong as well as some samples, but today I am focusing on the Jade Oolong. Here are my thoughts. Jade Oolong (Wu L ..read more
Visit website
Starting Iced Tea Season with Sweet Melon Tea
Tea and Me Blog
by Danielle
9M ago
It is officially getting warm in Michigan, and to celebrate – I have broken out my tea pitcher and am starting to cold-brew. My family normally goes through quite a bit of iced tea, so I was very excited when FAVA Tea sent me some of their teas to try iced. I am kicking off the season with their Sweet Melon Herbal Tea, which is seasonal to the summer season. Sweet Melon Herbal Tea I brewed this tea overnight in my pitcher, using all of the tea in the sample provided. I tried to not add too much water as to not water down the brew, which I think was a good move. The color of this tea was a brig ..read more
Visit website
Matsuba Sencha – A Journey to the Shizuoka Mountains
Tea and Me Blog
by Danielle
9M ago
Tezumi was founded by David, Michael, and Ryan, Japanese tea enthusiasts who are passionate to share the world of tea with consumers. Tezumi (手摘み) means “hand-picked” which relates to how they put care and love behind selecting their tea and teaware similar to hand-picking tea. They work with small, artisanal Japanese tea producers, and focus on three key values: Quality, Variety, and Transparency. Tezumi also works hard to share Japanese tea culture and information, and have a blog that is full of amazing articles. They sent me many, many teas to try. Today, I am sharing one with you: Matsuba ..read more
Visit website
3 MORE Goat Cheese Crostinis For Your Next Tea Party
Tea and Me Blog
by Danielle
10M ago
Previously in 2020, I wrote an article on “3 Goat Cheese Crostinis for your Next Tea Party” based on some goat cheese crostinis that I created. I have since made them multiple times and have found different tips and tricks that have helped me perfect these little creations. This Easter, I made another three different crostinis to share as an appetizer, and I am using this as another little idea for your next tea party. Making the Bread Base: Here is how to make the bread base for all three crostinis. Slice your bread thinly and then in half or get a small baguette. Heat up some olive oil over ..read more
Visit website
Sampling Light, Medium & Dark Roast Hojicha | Tea Tasting
Tea and Me Blog
by Danielle
11M ago
There is always something innately special about doing a side-by-side (by side) tea tasting. You can immediately sense differences instead of trying to recall notes based on muscle memory. It changes everything and allows you to see each tea clearly and as they were meant to be consumed. I was sent this Hojicha Trio by Liliku Tea, a tea company based in Tokyo specializing in Japanese Green Tea. They work together with small, family-owned tea farms in Japan that have limited resources to get into larger markets. Its mission is to improve the overall sustainability of Japanese Tea Farmers, a liv ..read more
Visit website

Follow Tea and Me Blog on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR