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Tea & Book Pairing: White Peony with Venom

Tea & Book Pairing: White Peony with Venom

At first glance, white tea appears soft and delicate, and one doesn’t expect any surprises from this subtle blend. However, once brewed the White Peony tea takes on another character entirely, as if its true strength is only emboldened when tested with hot water. It gives off a floral aroma, but a rich taste of … Continue reading

Happy Santa Lucia Day!

Happy Santa Lucia Day!

Growing up with a Swedish mother, my sister and I celebrated this quaint, Scandinavian holiday every year on December 13th. To us, Santa Lucia Day meant feasting on breakfast bread laced with cardamom and saffron, dressing up our American Girl doll, Kirsten, in her special Lucia outfit and parading her about the house, all whilst … Continue reading

Tea & Book Pairing: Rooibos with Graceling

Tea & Book Pairing: Rooibos with Graceling

Rooibos is a tea that is not always as it seems; a reminder that appearances can be deceiving. Upon first glance, this ochre-colored tea with it’s deep, red palette seems like it would be bursting with robust caffeinated glory. It is however, surprisingly caffeine-free, despite it’s firey color and unique taste. Its defining traits are … Continue reading