Did you know that in proper tea culture, it’s actually faux pas to drink tea with your pinky up? Personally, I notice that my little finger goes higher or lower depending on the occasion for tea. Play time with my nieces? Pinkies up, of course! Enjoying tea at a luxury hotel? Stay down, pinky.... MORE >>

Holiday Pie Teas from Art of Tea

With all the holiday festivities going on this week, I’m definitely starting to feel a bit over-indulged. This time of year, a calorie-free treat is especially welcome–one with all those cheery seasonal flavors minus the guilt. Based out of LA, Art of Tea offers 3 steeps based on everyone’s favorite holiday dessert–pie! What’s even more fabulous is that... MORE >>

Anna’s Favorite Teacups

Earlier this week, I whipped up a huge batch of peppery, Chai-spiced gingerbread dough. Looking for a way to showcase this tea-infused recipe, I created some darling Standing 3D Gingerbread Cookies. These artful bakes are ideal for gift giving and to top it off, you’ll find a little gift hidden inside the teacup! I like to call these Anna’s... MORE >>

Gifts for Tea Lovers 2017

Here it is, once again–my annual Christmas gift-giving list! In my opinion, the point of any tea gift is to heighten one’s enjoyment of tea. These items should do just that! 1. Ladurée’s Tea Time: The Art of Taking Tea Ladurée is well known for their gorgeous tea and macarons, but they also have a series of books... MORE >>

“Sweetish” Tea Ring

As a baker and sweets enthusiast, 5-pound sacs of sugar are a common purchase at the grocery store. Looking to make some of my creations a bit healthier, I recently discovered Sukrin, an all-natural, low-carb sugar swap-out produced in Denmark. A few times experimenting in the kitchen with this unique ingredient and I was hooked! When... MORE >>