Skincare might be the last thing that you would expect to see on this blog. When Florishe reached out I took notice because their ingredient list is filled with tea.
This Da Hong Pao oolong from Little Red Cup Tea Co. is a bit unusual because it hails from Hubei Province. It was a sweet and mellow yet complex.
Ama Dablam Organic White Tea from Nepali Tea Traders was mellow and sweet with subtle floral and vegetal notes. It would be a perfect choice for a hot summer day.
My purchase of a whisk made by Tango Tanimura was a great investment that has really upped by matcha game. Check out those pink threads!
Plum Beauty from Bitterleaf Teas had a thick mouthfeel with a clean, woodsy finish. It would be a great choice for those that are new to ripe puerh.
Last year I did a podcast episode on the Sharp Tea-Ceré, a nifty machine that lets consumers grind matcha in the comfort of their own home. It serves two purposes in a relatively small footprint. The right side of the machine features ceramic disks that can turn tea leaves into either a course or fine powder. The left side has a built in frother that is fed by a four cup water reservoir on the back of the unit. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to making matcha so most often I hand whisk it with a traditional bamboo chasen. However, there are times when I crave a green tea late and the Tea-Ceré is perfect for…