• Social Media

    Even More Awesome Tea Creators of YouTube

    Almost three years ago I wrote a blog post called Awesome Tea Creators of YouTube. Things have changed a bit since then. Some of the channels on the original list aren’t active anymore and several new channels have come onto the scene as well. It was high time that I put together another list. Teacups and Blossoms Rebekah has so much energy and passion for tea that is positively infectious. We had the pleasure of meeting in NYC last year and she’s exactly the same in person. It’s her mission to make tea fun and approachable for everyone. Tea End Blog Gabby at Tea End Blog has a great channel that is an…


  • Interviews

    Video – Episode 24: Interview with Lauren Purvis of Mizuba Tea Co.

    I’ve gotten a bit off schedule when it comes to videos over the last few months. 2017 is a new year so let’s start off on the right foot! I’m going to change the format a bit going forward. For starters, I’ll only be publishing episodes here (and on YouTube, of course). I discovered that the majority of viewers were watching there anyway. This will help me to avoid having to pay podcast hosting fees and I won’t have to render two different versions of every episode. For that reason, I won’t be calling it a podcast anymore but the content will remain largely the same. You can still expect tea industry interviews, how…

  • Tea Tips

    Podcast Episode 23: 4 Ways to Brew Loose Leaf Tea

    September was an extremely busy month, both on the blog and personally. I was on my way to a wedding on October 1st when it dawned on me that I never actually made a podcast episode for the previous month. Oops! I’ve been trying to be more on track with that but one slips through the cracks every once in a while. I’ve gotten a few requests lately for a video on how to brew loose leaf tea. Since most of my YouTube channel viewers are very new to tea, I decided to focus on some of the easiest ways to get started. All of these options can be found for less than…

  • Teaware and Gadgets

    Podcast Episode 22: What are Tea Pets?

    As I’m sure regular readers will already know, I’m just a LITTLE obsessed with tea pets. My menagerie is always growing, whether it’s an impulse buy or the generosity of friends. I’ve counted twelve all together and I’m sure that won’t be the end of it either. I thought it might be fun to do a podcast episode explaining what tea pets are for those who haven’t yet been bitten by the bug. Do you have tea pets? Let me know what kind you have in the comments! Even if you regularly watch episodes here on the blog, I’d really appreciate it if you could subscribe directly on YouTube! I’m trying to grow…

  • Events

    Podcast Episode 21: World Tea Expo 2016

    Just when you thought I was done with my World Tea Expo coverage, I decided to sneak in one more thing. For this month’s podcast episode I put together a slideshow of pictures from my trip (accompanied by my dorky narrations). It was definitely a memorable trip and I was so glad that I got to share the experience with my fiance, Jason. This is the first slideshow that I’ve made with Adobe Spark, thanks to inspiration from +Rachana Rachel Carter. The process was pretty painless. Their music selection was kind of limited but that wasn’t really an option this time around anyway. Is there something (or someone) that you’d like to see…

  • Teaware and Gadgets

    Podcast Episode 20: Product Review – Sharp Tea-Ceré

    One of my favorite finds at World Tea Expo last year was the Sharp Tea-Ceré. My fellow tea bloggers and I were all drooling over its sleek design and unique functions. It’s only fitting that I share my review of it as today will be spent packing for this year’s WTE. Although I’m not lucky enough to own one (yet!), the kind folks at Sharp offered to loan me one for a month so that I could play around with it and share my experience with all of you. This is the first product review that I’ve done on the podcast but I thought that the Tea-Ceré was something that would be hard to convey using…