The Huntington Library in San Marino

I know, it’s been a long time since my last post! I’ve spent most of this past week settling into a new place. Unpacking mountains of boxes, setting up new accounts, re-editing our landscaping plans to be drought-friendly…it’s been exhausting and exciting at the same time. Having finally come up with a landscaping plan, I can now fully... MORE >>

Tea Colored Donuts

When’s the last time you picked up a children’s book? Last night? Last year? Several years ago? I’m an ardent follower of the blog, This Picture Book Life, where there’s always an intriguing read to discover. My friend Danielle covers picture books the way I cover tea, and today, we’re bringing our passions together with her review of Steve... MORE >>

Patriotic Ribbon Tea Sandwiches

Patriotic Ribbon Tea Sandwiches make a simple and festive little treat for the July 4th holiday. These finger sandwiches are a bit craftier than the usual tea sandwich–their cut sides resemble long stripes on spools of ribbon, where different fillings create a distinct visual impression.What sets these pretty treats apart from regular finger sandwiches is an... MORE >>

American Sparkling Soda

Just in time for July 4th, American Sparkling Soda brings those iconic red, white, and blue colors to life. American Sparkling Soda is my patriotic version of the classic beverage, Italian Soda. Where Italian Soda is typically made with simple syrup, this chilly refresher is made with real fruit. It’s free of artificial colors and... MORE >>

Tea of the Week: Wild Hibiscus Flower Co.’s Blue-Tee

When we think of tea, gold, green, or copper are all common colors that come to mind. But have you ever heard of blue tea? Yes, naturally blue tea exists, and we have butterfly pea flowers to thank for it! Readily grown in Thailand, this caffeine-free herbal is also called Nam Dok Anchan.   In the... MORE >>