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Traveling with Tea

Traveling with Tea
Many years ago I used to look forward to going somewhere special for a cup of tea. A nice hot cup of tea prepared by someone else just seemed to taste better than at home. But ever since the McDonald’s hot coffee court case, drinking tea away from home is usually disappointing with below boiling water...

Matcha Bowl Obsession

Matcha Bowl Obsession
Some of you may remember reading my other blogs about Matcha Magic and Matcha in the Morning. It’s been a year and a half now since my husband and I have been drinking the Japanese green tea Matcha every morning along with our morning vitamins. We actually don’t take very many vitamins, but...

Words with Friends and Lovers

Words with Friends and Lovers
As we celebrate our 40th year of marriage and document 40 things we’ve experienced over the years or new things we’ve never done before, I have “number 10″ to tell you about. A couple of months ago while browsing the Apple store, I asked an employee what the most popular iphone...

Reading Together Separately

Reading Together Separately
My husband and I are both readers. That is a quality we both admired in each other when we first met. On our first date, we spent several hours talking about books we had read. We have quite a large library. We used to go on evening outings and spend hours at the local bookstore, each wandering around...

Bone China Teapots

Bone China Teapots
My mother had a teapot collection back in the days when I was a tea drinker but wasn’t as interested in collecting or learning about porcelain. For the last 20 years of my life, I’ve been actively preparing and drinking tea daily, antiquing, and learning about teacups and teapots. I’m...

Cool New Travel Mug for Hot Summer

Cool New Travel Mug for Hot Summer
I really like the new Aladdin Travel Mug with a drop-down infuser basket. There are so many things I like about this mug, it’s hard for me to begin. When I first saw it at another store, I was immediately attracted to the friendly green top (also comes in a teal blue) and grabbed it off the shelf to...