Tea of the Week: Lupicia’s Sunny Fruits Puer

How often do you drink Puerh tea? I took a tea class a few years ago where many claimed to love tea, yet when the Puerh came around there was a less than enthusiastic response. Puerh can often be an acquired taste, one that some find off-putting because of its characteristically musty and earthy taste.As a Cantonese... MORE >>

Moana Surfrider in Waikiki

Just a few steps from Waikiki Beach is one of Honolulu’s most timeless resorts, Moana Surfrider. Built in 1901, this classically Victorian hotel is the oldest in Honolulu, officially registered as one of the Historic Hotels of America. This getaway spot is affectionately known as The First Lady of Waikiki, a place where old and new... MORE >>

White Tea Summer Sangria

Another Friday is upon us…cheers to another summer weekend! Fresh back from my tea sommelier course in Hawaii this week, I’m tired, sunburned, and in need of an extra dose of relaxation. It’s like I need a vacation after vacation…go figure! I love drinking white teas during the hot summer season. As close to... MORE >>

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 >>