Monday, March 21, 2011

Consolidating Blogs!

It's been a while since I have posted here but that is because I have been so busy with the following blogs! I hope you will join me be at the following places! Over at SororiTEA Sisters we have between 3 and 5 posts per day!

SororiTEA Sisters -
Tea Review Blog -
My Craft Blog - Blissful Place -
It's All About The Leaf -

Thank you!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Note From Rishi Tea...

Rishi Tea founder and tea buyer, Joshua Kaiser is speaking at Samovar's inaugural Tea with...Tea Mavericks of America. Joshua and other leading tea experts will discuss new innovations in the tea industry, the challenges they face, health benefits, sustainability trends and share their latest and greatest artisan teas on-camera for a live tea tasting. Joshua will be brewing our new award-winning Super Green.

Tea Mavericks of America takes place on Tuesday, September 14th, 5pm PST at Samovar's beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens location. Tickets are available for $40 or join the discussion online for a free streaming at

Monday, August 23, 2010

Kabuki From American Tea Room

Today's Morning Post at SororiTEA Sisters...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Flower Oolong Dong Fang Mei Ren from In Nature

The taste is gentle, sweet, yet floral at times…this is a very PRETTY tea. Towards the end of the sip you get a little bit of the woodsy taste but oh-so-slightly and the after taste is a tad nutty but pleasant...

What am I talking about!?

Flower Oolong Dong Fang Mei Ren from In Nature

Click on the link for the full review!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

UPDATE on my Tea Tree thru Adagio...

Your tea trees are getting bigger

Just a quick update from us about your freshly planted Camellias. They have officially graduated from the indoor nursery garden and have now joined the outdoor 'grown up' garden. As evident from the photos, the trees are coming in very nicely thanks to the great weather that the region has been having.

Friends and family feeling left out? Don't worry, soon you'll be able to share your tree. More info coming next week.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Coffee & Tea Digital Stamps - Project

Some of you know I like to craft and I am on a few Design Teams. I always like to cross promote TEA when possible and this week I made the follow card with a Digital Stamp from MyGrafico. They have MANY Coffee and Tea related items - so check them out HERE

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Assam from Two Leaves and a Bud

Description From two leaves and a bud:
Assam Tea is famous for its lush flavor and golden color. Rich brown leaves with golden tips yield a distinguished multi-layered “malty” flavor. We have chosen a traditional, orthodox full leaf tea. Full bodied, deep gold in color, Assam tea is the perfect breakfast tea. The oldest tea growing region of Assam in NE India has low, rolling hills creating a great environment for rich tea. Hot days combined with cool nights bring out the fullest flavor.

My Findings...

Bagged but bold!

This is a creamy malty not an overly-bold or strong manly malty. It’s still of good strength so we will go with a medium strength bold and malty description. It ‘brews’ quickly and is rather good.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Blood Orange Tea from Boston Tea Co

Recently I have been tasting several interesting teas from Boston Tea Co. This review is on their Blood Orange Tea...

WOW! These ingredients are SUPER SIZED!!!!! Everything is magnified!

After steep is complete…I can smell the Hibiscus first, then apple, then blood orange.

The color is a pinkish-red.

I can taste hibiscus…but then it changes to Blood Orange. VERY MUCH Blood Orange. Now…I am a blood orange FAN to EAT them…but in tea I wasn’t so sure. I like it paired with black tea but straight up!? Not so much. Whereas this isn’t bad I don’t know if I would buy it based on my herbal/hibiscus general dislike. BUT – it DOES taste like Blood Orange so I can’t say it’s anything that it isn’t. I’m trying to keep that in mind while reviewing.

I'm going to try this ICED very soon. I think I will like it better iced. I have TONS of other teas on tap so please check back!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SororiTEA Sisters

SororiTEA Sisters is NOW OPEN!!!

A Sorority of Sisters Who Love Tea

Tea Reviews & More!

I Hope you'll join us soon!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rishi & World Tea Championship


As a winner of 11 First Place awards at the 2009 World Tea Championship, Rishi Tea is thrilled to participate in the 2010 World Tea Expo taking place June 11 through the 13th in Las Vegas. Please join us for a very special Japanese tea ceremony, a tasting of 2010 Fresh Crop Teas and a presentation by Joshua Kaiser, founder and tea buyer of Rishi Tea.

Rishi Tea invites you to a very special Japanese tea ceremony, known as Sencha-do, taking place June 11th – June 13th at 11:45am, 2pm and 3:30pm in Booth # 401. Mr. Yoshikura, a master of Sencha-do from the Obaku Kofu Ryu established in 1959, will lead the ceremonies and demonstrate the way of four green teas including Gyokuro (Secret Garden), cold-brew Sencha, hot-brew Sencha and Bancha. Each session will feature one tea and last 40 minutes and are open to all on a first come, first served basis.

Cha No Yu, the Japanese tea ceremony using Matcha powdered green tea is known to many, but few outside of Japan are familiar with the ceremony for loose leaf tea called Sencha-do.

Sencha-do or “the way of Sencha,” became widespread in Japan during the 19th Century. Sencha-do became a non-political and less formal means for Japanese intelligentsia to rebel against the hierarchy and politics surrounding "Cha No Yu" powdered tea ceremony of the era. Sencha-do is inspired by the reclusive ancient Chinese tea sages and intellectuals that used tea as a social and more spiritual way to enjoy loose leaf tea to get away from the daily grind and enjoy life.

As with Chinese Gong Fu Cha, there are specific brewing methods and etiquette for Sencha-do ceremony, which include unique teaware and distinct pouring methods. Sencha-do schools and tea instructors practice unique brewing techniques and tea concepts specific to Sencha, Gyokuro and other Japanese green tea. Tea lovers and baristas can learn the brewing techniques that are unique to loose leaf Sencha and green teas by taking part in Rishi Tea’s Sencha-do Ceremony.

In addition to the scheduled Sencha-do classes, Joshua Kaiser, along with visiting tea experts, will lead focused tastings of 2010 Fresh Crop Teas from Japan, Taiwan, China, etc. These tastings will be held at various times throughout the weekend in Booth # 401. Guests are welcome to join and share with us some of this year’s most exciting new teas, fresh from origin!

Lastly, join Joshua for a presentation on the foundation and strong points of Rishi Tea and its unique organic supply chain, taking place Saturday, June 12th at 12:30pm on the show floor of the World Tea Expo in the Vendor Presentation Theater.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Snowflake by Georgia Tea Company


Well, if you do you are going to want to check out this tea! It’s called SNOWFLAKE and it’s from Georgia Tea Company. Their customer service is wonderful! They have a great selection of teas to fit any palate and they are very reasonably priced!

SNOWFLAKE is a flavored Black Tea…with coconut, almond and vanilla flavoring. Georgia Tea Company says it’s A Christmas favorite and is Great with sugar and cream! I, however, drink ALL of my tea plain.

There’s just something about these Georgia Tea Company Teas and the way they smell that I just can’t get past! The aroma is INTENSE and I LOVE it!!!! It smells of Coconut, Almond, and Vanilla and just in that order. I can clearly see those ingredients in the mix as well! I’ve been trying to think of which Christmas Cookie this remind me of…there’s ISN’T a chocolate scent to it but fairly cookie-like. It’s a medium strength flavored black tea with a perfect amount of those ingredients throughout!

If you can’t have a cookie…have this tea! It’s truly unique and YUMMY!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Full Length KATI Review...

...has been featured on It's All About The Leaf!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Manhattan Tribute Blend Helps Fight Cancer!

In the ongoing fight to conquer cancer, 10% of proceeds from the sale of Mark T. Wendell's Manhattan Tribute Blend will be donated to the Cancer Research Institute. Every time a Tea Company supports a cause I ALWAYS try and mention! It's certainly a PLUS when the tea, at hand, is terrific...or should I say TEA-riffic!

The first time I tried this tea I thought I picked up on a floral or maybe even a slight pine scent. I would consider this a medium to medium strong black tea and would be safe to say it would be a great addition to any Black Tea Lovers stash! The 2nd time I tried this tea - which was today - I was picking up a more semi-malty/semi-chewy type taste. Regardless this is a nice cup!

To learn more about the Cancer Research Institute and its groundbreaking work, please visit online at and visit Mark T. Wendell Tea Company at

Excuse Our Dust!

Over the next week I will be doing some major tinkering with my sidebar. I have some great Tea Companies, Websites, News, Offerings, and more that I hope to add and have had some "spacing" issues with my coding so I will be tinkering with it from time to please excuse our dust in the meantime! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chai Party & Dr. Jane Goodall

An interesting tidbit I received via email today...thought I would share...

A Chai Party with Dr. Jane Goodall

On a beautiful May evening, world-renowned Dr. Jane Goodall joined Rishi Tea and friends at the Nature Museum in Chicago to celebrate the launch of our new Masala Chai Concentrate and partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute.

We were honored to hear Dr. Goodall speak, about her incredible story, passion for animals and the environment and the importance of partnering with companies like Rishi Tea. Dr. Goodall remarked, “The more I learn about Rishi Tea, the more impressed I am and the more I realize how joining forces can spread the good that both of our organizations are involved in.”

Every purchase of our Masala Chai helps the Jane Goodall Institute, including Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, its global, environmental and humanitarian youth program.

Our new Masala Chai is made with all certified organic ingredients and a Fair Trade single-origin black tea harvested in the ancient tree forests of Mannong Manmai, in Yunnan, China – the birthplace of tea.

TransFair USA wrote a great article about our Chai and the Fair Trade work we do in Mannong Manmai -

Learn more about our Chai and Jane Goodall partnership:

Listen to WUWM’s Public Radio coverage of our Chai party with Dr. Goodall.

The Kathleen Show interviews Joshua

The funny, smart and down-to-earth Kathleen interviews Joshua, Rishi Tea founder and tea buyer about starting Rishi Tea, his travels and the ins and outs of tea. Listen to the wonderful interview here!

Joshua’s Spring Harvest Travels

Every spring, Joshua travels to our many tea producing origins, works with farmers and friends and checks on the spring harvest. This year, he takes us along for the ride with personal videos, interviews with farmers, and beautiful photos from origin.

You can also keep up-to-date with Joshua’s travels through his monthly column on Food Thinkers -

Stop by for tea at these upcoming National Events

May 22-25: National Restaurant Show in Chicago – Booth #1077

June 11-13: World Tea Expo in Las Vegas – Booth #401

June 27-29: Fancy Food Show in New York – Booth #5111

More Rishi Tea events listed here.

New Spring Teas

Kagoshima Shincha Sae Midori

Nishi-san's Shincha Yabukita

Nishi First Flush Sencha

Lu Zhen Green Needles (roasted)

Lu Zhen Green Needles (steamed)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Travel Mug!?

Aren't these FREAKIN' COOL!?

I want one!!!

Brew loose leaf tea on the run with this easy-to-use 3 piece travel mug. Mug, infuser and lid screw together to make brewing and cleaning a snap. Keeps tea hot and hands cool.

Tea Travel Mug includes :
- 12.85 oz. double wall tea mug
- Stainless steel screw-on tea strainer
- Water tight lid

Check out the video HERE

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pearl Fine Teas Tapped as an Official Sponsor for the NCA Woman & Alzheimer's Initiative

Pearl Fine Teas Tapped as an Official Sponsor
for the NCA Woman & Alzheimer's Initiative.

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2010 - Pearl Fine Teas will be the Official Tea Company/Sponsor for the National Chapter Areas Woman and Alzheimer's Initiative Campaign and Luncheon, taking place on Friday, May 14, 2010 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington DC.

Elise E. Scott, Chief Leaf of Pearl Fine Teas, Anthony K. Sudler, President & Chief Executive Officer and Tammy Reardon, Corporate Assistance Director for Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter have been collaborating for over a year to make this event happen.

"When Anthony and Tammy approached me last spring with the idea to partner, I knew immediately I wanted in," said Ms. Scott. "The cause is very personal for me given that my maternal grandmother suffered from dementia and Alzheimer's."

"The Women and Alzheimer's Initiative will be bolstered by having Pearl Fine Teas as our official tea vendor. The teas will be promoted to our members, families and persons with Alzheimer's as a naturally healthy and soothing beverage for women", said Mr. Sudler.

Three unique tea blends were created exclusively for the Woman's Initiative - The Evelyn (a rooibos, black tea blend), The Beatrice (a caffeine-free herbal blend) and The KarenSue (a green tea blend that can be used over ice or in cocktails). The tea blends will be available for sale at the Luncheon and eventually sold though the web. Additionally, 25% of the proceeds will be given back to the Association.

These special tea blends were named after Ms. Scott's and Ms. Reardon's grandmothers and KarenSue Zimmerman. Ms. Zimmerman currently works with the organization and has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's.

"I spent a year reading research and information on teas, fruits and herbal combinations that could contribute to patient's health. The health benefits of Green tea which contains many antioxidants, including those known as flavonoids, may protect against damage to the brain caused by charged particles called free radicals. We know there is no cure for Alzheimer's, but tea could potentially be another weapon to treat this disease and slow down its development. It's also beneficial for caregivers who absorb a lot of the stress," said Ms. Scott. "I'm excited to partner with the organization and do what I can to help fight the disease."
About the Woman and Alzheimers Inititative
The Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter is inviting women who care about Alzheimer's and its impact on women and their families to "Get Engaged!" Their three-year goal is to connect with 5,000 community-minded women to actively help fulfill our vision to create a world without Alzheimer's. This initiative will help women to find out about and have access to vital programs and services that can help them in their caregiving journey and in their personal well-being. It also will bring together women from all walks of life as advocates, volunteers, champions, and donors raise public awareness and concern about Alzheimer's.

About Pearl Fine Teas

Pearl Fine Teas, owned and operated by Elise E. Scott, Chief Leaf, sells premium, limited edition and rare loose leaf teas along with custom blends. They excel at customer service, education, entertaining their clients with information about the world of tea and are deeply passionate about converting as many people as they can into tealovers. Their blog, TeaLove®, was launched on August 2008 and has received national attention for its posts on tea and politics. They also twitter daily about tea and are active on Facebook
Twitter: http://www.twiter.come/pearlfineteas

About the Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1980, the Alzheimer's Association has been providing information, education and support to those diagnosed with Alzheimer's and their families and caregivers. As part of a nationwide network of chapters, the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter serves Northern Virginia, Suburban and Southern Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit:

Friday, April 30, 2010

World Fair Trade Day Tea Party

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Adagio Earth Day UPDATE

I DID THIS over at Adagio THIS YEAR for EARTH DAY and just got an update!!!! I planted mine in India.

Register a Tea tree for Earth Day with Adagio Teas

Check it: You register with your name and email, and you get ownership of the tree. Once it reaches maturity (three years) you will receive tea from your very own tree. No purchase necessary so if you don’t do it you’re really just missing out.

Here's My UPDATE!!!

Your tea tree has sprouted

Congratulations! Your tea-tree has been selected & is being raised in an indoor nursery until it is ready to begin its outdoor journey. In the next few weeks we will update you as to its status & provide instructions on how you can help to take care of it along the way.

In the mean-time, please enjoy the glimpse of what your Earth Day contribution has done thus far!

Cocoa Cardamom Seduction by Talbott Teas

Product Description: Real chocolate draws your eye. The scent of exotic spices pulls you closer. By the time you taste this rich and complex black tea, you’ve already fallen in love.

Read my full Tea Review on It's All About The Leaf - it's Cocoa Cardamom Seduction by Talbott Teas

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