How My First Teapot Changed Everything For Me

You’ll see me reference this story in many areas, but it is always the shorter version. I want to tell you about my first teapot and how it changed my life. It was such an essential piece of my journey into tea. My first teapot, the best one I will ever have, the one I…

Ku Cha, House Of Tea, Denver, Colorado

For any tea lover, you enter into a blissful state when you walk into Ku Cha. My wife and I visited their Cherry Creek and Boulder locations. When you walk in, you are greeted with beautiful decoration and walls filled with countless tea varieties. This tea house carries mostly Chinese-based teas, but there were also…

African Chai By JusTea Review

I came across JusTea at a festival and what jumped out at me is that they use black tea from Kenya, which I had never tried. I do not think I even knew tea was grown in Kenya. Although Kenyan black tea is usually processed with the crushing, tearing, and curling (CTC) method, JusTea mentions…

Four Helpful Tips When Choosing Your Masala Chai

Several factors can come into play when choosing what type of masala (spiced) chai you want to purchase. The world of chai is vast. There are endless options and variations. You can have two tea or coffee houses on the same street. One may sell a purely herbal chai blend, and the other may have…

Turmeric Chai By Bellocq Tea Atelier Review

I picked up this turmeric chai in Los Angeles a while back at a little sweets shop, which also had tea! As far as tea blends go, this one really hits the unique nerves. What attracted me to it right away was the yellow color. I wasn’t sure if I could like this. I had…

Dinner And A Mighty Leaf Organic Matcha Green Tea Review

Matcha, for most individuals, is not a quick love. It is a slow grind to love and that was the case for me. The first time I had Matcha, anything was the first date with my now wife. It was a Thai restaurant, and we were ready for dessert. I went with a very safe…

Four Things Color Can Tell You About The Tea In Your Cup

Did you ever look at a dark color tea and think, “It has to be a black tea”? Before I entered into my tea nerd life-style, I never focused on the details. The color of your tea can reveal a lot to you, but it can also be tricky. 4 points color can tell us:…

My Four Favorite Pieces Of Teaware And How I Use Them!

I’m convinced that everyone has a few of their favorite teapots for brewing tea. I cycle through a few teapots right now, but only because my collection is growing. I am already starting to use certain teaware for particular types of tea, which you will see many seasoned tea-drinkers do. Choosing what you brew your…

Floating Leaves Modern Muzha Tie Guanyin Oolong Review

I learned about Floating Leaves from a tea podcast I listen to, “Talking Tea“. Owners Shiuwen and Noah specialize in Taiwan Oolong. I looked at the website, and I could not help myself! I made a purchase right away. When the box arrived, the handwritten note was very noticeable. What a beautiful touch. On “Talking…