• Teaware and Gadgets

    Confessions of a Teaware Hoarder

    When starting any hobby I find that we all tend to indiscriminately collect anything and everything related to our new passion. I’ve been through this phase in the past with other hobbies (such as collecting Breyer model horses when I was young) but nothing could have prepared me for the overwhelming miasma of stuff that the tea world has to offer. Teapots, teacups, gaiwans, books, and gadgets; if it was related to tea I just had to have it. After a while, I actually ran out of room to store and display everything. A normal person might have said, “Enough is enough.”. I, on the other hand, went to Target and simply bought…


  • Blogging

    The Hazards of Tea Blogging

    The other day I stumbled upon a VERY old article about the hazards of blogging. They recommended staying anonymous, avoiding making public profiles and advised bloggers to never, ever use their pictures online. My how things have changed! Most of the tidbits they offered were the opposite of the way things are done now but it got me thinking, what are the hazards of tea blogging? This is all meant to be a bit tongue in cheek of course! Carpal Tunnel Hours spent in front of the computer writing blog posts can definitely take a toll on the body. I’ve only noticed this cropping up recently but I’ve definitely got some carpal tunnel…

  • Tea Tips

    7 Clues You Have a Tea Buying Problem

    There comes a time in every tea drinker’s life where we must admit that we have a problem. Our friends and family will notice what is going on long before we do. Luckily for us, tea is a healthy indulgence (except for where our wallets are concerned). I thought it might be fun to put together a list of some of the “symptoms” of being a dedicated tea buyer. 1. You could really use a new pair of shoes but your favorite tea vendor is having an awesome sale.  I’ve often have friends tell me I’m not a typical girl because I don’t buy new shoes or purses very often. What they don’t realize…