with tea – summer. journal I by Alexis Siemons

One of the best parts about being as involved in the tea world as I am is having friends who do really, really cool things. with tea is definitely one of those things. +Alexis Siemons has long been one of my favorite writers. I was so exited when I heard that she would be producing a quarterly printed journal. Each edition is filled with seasonal tea-infused recipes and stories. Not only does she have an incredible way with words but she also has a knack for putting together wonderful flavor combinations. Her stories really make the recipes come alive.

The summer edition contains 11 recipes accompanied by beautiful photography. All together it is 48 pages, making it a fun and quick read. I really appreciate the high quality feel of the paper used. From in-a-jiffy tea butter to earl grey & roasted garlic lemon aioli, each page that I turn makes me hungrier! Each journal comes beautifully wrapped in a vintage handkerchief. It’s a old fashioned touch of class that you don’t often see. The entire package is beautifully done and I can hardly wait for the fall edition to come out. Congrats to Alexis on a job well done!

Purchase your copy of with tea here.

As part of the journal launch Alexis had a pop up at Chalait, one of my favorite NYC matcha spots. It was a great chance to catch up with Alexis as well as +lisa kunizaki+Jo J and +Jee Choe. I may have overindulged in tea a bit. Their new matcha cucumber mint fizz was incredible!
Photo credit: Chambre De Sucre                

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.