For a long time, before chocolate bars and ice cream, Cacao was consumed as a drink. Native to Mexico and Central America, it was a key ingredient to several pre-hispanic drinks including Tejate and Pópo which are still consumed today. I have been becoming more and more intrigued to learn about cacao’s history. Since Mexico […]Read More Cacao Qi
A midst the Coronavirus situation, people everywhere are spending a lot more time at home. In an attempt to encourage people, and to throw out some ideas of things to do- I proposed a challenge to tea drinkers with the chance to win a cool tea shirt from Teathoughts. Given we are all as humans […]Read More Quarantine and a Side of Sideritis
Growing up, I always had hot chocolate made with milk. I actually didn’t know that people would make it using water and when I had my first experience with water based hot chocolate… I thought it was an abomination! Like, who does that? I’m not one to pick hot chocolate as a drink very often […]Read More Gong Fu Hot Chocolate!
Raspberry leaf is the perfect herb to begin your exploration with “gong fu herbs” The taste is surprisingly similar to a black tea. I had read this before but was a bit skeptical since I’ve had raspberry leaf many other times, yet it was always in a blend with other things so I hadn’t really […]Read More Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus)
The concept of “Free your Gaiwan” is simply to explore infusions outside of Camellia sinensis. I came to true tea first out of my interest in other herbal infusions or tisanes. As I shared in my previous post (Free your Gaiwan (Part one) My Story) my favorite “teas” in the beginning of my tea journey […]Read More What Does it Mean to Free Your Gaiwan?