Review: Numi Sunset Oolong flowering tea

Review: Numi Sunset Oolong flowering tea

One of my favorite gifts Damien got me this year was a Numi blooming tea set. I've used blooming teas, but this one has six different kinds and I am really excited to try all of them. In today's post, I'll be talking about the Sunset Oolong. The teas and clear teapot came in this cool, bamboo [...]

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Reflecting on 2017, and looking onward to a new year

Reflecting on 2017, and looking onward to a new year

2017 was a year of many changes for me. I got engaged, I moved super far away from the midwest, where I'd lived my entire life. I joined a book club in my new town. I left a job that made me unhappy and started a new one that allows me to work from home with [...]

First impression of Starbucks Verismo Frother/Mahalo

First impression of Starbucks Verismo Frother/Mahalo

One of my favorite gifts for Christmas this year was a Starbucks Verismo hot and cold milk frother from Damien. I'd hinted to him that I wanted a frother, and he picked this awesome one out. Last night I tried it for the first time, and though the directions were very straightforward, it took me [...]

Q&A with teaaholic and author, Lu Ann Pannunzio

Q&A with teaaholic and author, Lu Ann Pannunzio

I've been following Lu Ann Pannunzio's blog, The Cup of Life, for a long time. She's always been one of my biggest blogger inspirations because of her writing style, gorgeous photos and passion for tea. I recently started reading her book, and it's really made me think more about my day-to-day steeping experiences. "Tea-Spiration" is [...]

Healthy and tasty: chocolate peanut butter oatmeal

Healthy and tasty: chocolate peanut butter oatmeal

I love Reeses cups! At Halloween it's a Reese's pumpkin, Christmas time the chocolate peanut butter tree. I just love the flavor that comes from combining chocolate and peanut butter. What if I told you that you can get a similar flavor without all the calories, and with some nutritional benefits added to the mix? [...]