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Teavivre: Jasmine “Dragon Pearls” Green Tea

3 Jun

Teavivre: Jasmine "Dragon Pearls" Green Tea

It’s yet another gray and gloomy day in the land of Portlandia. Don’t you all want to live here! Woohoo!

For whatever reason, the Muse of Cleaning is speaking to me today. I don’t recall invoking her so she must just be here of her own volition, telling me there’s too much clutter and my feng shui’s all out of whack. Maybe my apartment was so bad that she felt an emergency visit was needed.

The Muse of Tea is always in my place though, and she’s demanding that I open the next sampler from Teavivre. Who am I to argue? What better way to fix my feng shui, than with the help of tea… (more…)

Tea Forte’s Skin Smart (3 of 5)

18 Dec

…and back again! Thing got rough and busy – again. Lost my power adapters for my camera. Favorite cat died a terrible death from kidney failure. Stuff like that. Not enough tea in the world for that one. But enough about my holidays. I hope all of you are having a great holiday season, drinking all sorts of tea and chilling with family and friends. With a little bit of a break today, I’m totally jumping on the chance to continue with the blog. Tea Forte’s Honey Yuzu is up! (more…)

Tea Forte’s Skin Smart (2 of 5)

27 Oct

It’s Tea Day! Or it must be since I received so much tea in the mail. Three different packages on the same day – two samples, one from Steepster Select. This is good because it was a terrible morning preceded by a terrible evening. If you ever misplace a significant amount of money, yet you’re 99.99% sure it’s in your home, you’ll understand. There’s this feeling that if only you looked a little longer, you’d find it. When you haven’t found it four hours later you start to think that maybe the 00.01% chance is actually a likelihood and perhaps you left it elsewhere. Then you retrace your steps and rationalize that you remember bringing it in the house, therefore it is in the house and you should look some more.

If nothing else, my office and bedroom are much, much cleaner now. (more…)

Tea Forte’s Skin Smart (1 of 5)

24 Oct

It’s cookin’ night! The house was wicked cold so instead of assuming a fetal position under a pile of blankets and going into hibernation, I decided to jet to the store and make soup. Usually warms things up. Really, nothing warms the house like baking but I’m at my gluten limit for the week. Gluten free cooking is NOT fun. So fragging goopy and sticky. In any case, while I’m in the kitchen I thought I might as well try Tea Forte’s new Skin-Smart sampler. It shouldn’t have so much caffeine that it’ll keep me up until the morning. It’s just a green tea bag after all… (more…)