Flat Apple Pie with Earl Grey Crust

Happy Thanksgiving, tea friends! My contribution to the Thanksgiving table is pie this year, specifically a Flat Apple Pie. So what’s a Flat Apple Pie? It’s a matter of proportion really. Bite for bite, a Flat Apple Pie has a more even ratio of crust-to-filling. The crust is rolled out thinner than your everyday pie, making... MORE >>

Spice Drawer Tea Sachets

There’s nothing like opening up a box of tea delivered straight from its source, from where it’s grown, picked, and processed. Recently, I received a gorgeous box of teas postmarked direct from Darjeeling. I was totally thrilled…it’s certainly not everyday that you receive a package straight from India!  Inside, the package contained a box of... MORE >>

American Tea Room in Downtown LA

I often remark that the LA tea scene has me uninspired, and simply wanting more. Just this fall, American Tea Room opened its second location on South Santa Fe Avenue in Downtown LA’s Arts District. The space is casual and contemporary, with a refreshingly global tea influence. Upon entering American Tea Room DTLA, you’re greeted... MORE >>

Milky Matcha Rice Candy

When my good friend Danielle Davis from This Picture Book Life asked me to come up with a recipe to showcase FRED, by Kaila Eunhye Seo, I couldn’t resist. You see, my cocker spaniel’s name is Fred, and I’m simply and magnetically drawn to anything Fred-related. After reading this delightful book and noticing a very matcha-looking green lollipop gracing it’s cover,... MORE >>

Homemade Pumpkin Pocky

I’ve been long overdue for a Pocky recipe post. I did few colorful features on these goodies last year, and was waiting for a good time to bring on a 5th recipe. Well, here they are…Pumpkin Pocky, just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all your pumpkin-inspired fall festivities! Pocky are what I consider to be... MORE >>