🇦🇷 Happy Yerba Mate Day! For those that didn’t know, and I admittedly needed a reminder, today is Argentina’s official Yerba Mate Day. What exactly is yerba mate? In Argentina yerba mate is their go-to “tea”... though it does not come from the camellia sinensis plant. However, it does however have similar properties to tea … Continue reading Exploring Argentinian Tea Culture: Yerba Mate
I have been traveling pretty much non-stop for the past year and a half. As a self-proclaimed teahead (I love that term), making sure I have the proper tools and of course leaf is a top priority. Before I left (and packed up my apartment), I emptied my cabinet of my favorite teas into my … Continue reading Traveling with Tea
I have been ‘geeking out’ quite a bit lately with tea related content. I’ve been reading blog posts, surfing Instagram, watching Youtube, reading books, and so much more. As I was watching an Instagram live video recently, the host was talking about feeding his tea pet. “Tea pet… what the heck is a tea pet,” … Continue reading What is a tea pet?
Grab a cup of tea and let’s go to Vietnam… I spent a month in Vietnam traveling from north to south. It was quite the journey and an amazing adventure. I had a friend fly in to join me for 3 of the four weeks. We were pretty constantly on the go from city to … Continue reading A Chance Encounter at Cau Dat Tea Farm (Vietnam)
It was a few days before my 33rd birthday and I had decided that as a birthday present to myself I wanted to take a day that week to explore some of the tea fields and farms around Kyoto. I googled “tea farms Kyoto”… up popped several links for Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms. It appeared … Continue reading Exploring Tea Fields in Kyoto at Obubu Tea Farms (Japan)
It was my 33rd birthday. I had arrived in Kyoto, Japan just the day before. Some of the details of the day stand out more than others. However, the single detail that rings the trues in my mind, is the moment I realized what umami was and henceforth the day I fell in love with … Continue reading The Day I Fell in Love with Gyokuro