What is Matcha Tea?

Matcha—an ancient drink whose real flavor is shrouded in mystery. We see it everywhere—from blended drinks to Pocky Sticks to fluffy cakes—and we still can’t figure out what it is. Is it tea? Spice? A  type of sweetener?   Matcha is a fine ground powder made from whole green tea leaves. Matcha tea is vibrant in … Read more

What is Chai Tea and Why Is It So Delicious?

chai tea in a white teacup and saucer with masala spices

Whether you’re waking up from a long winter nap or returning home on a cool fall day, chai tea is the perfect way to wake up or unwind. In the U.S. and other western countries, chai tea is a special kind of tea that is made with black tea and sweet to the taste, a … Read more

How To Make Cold Brew Iced Tea

cold brew iced tea being poured from a pitcher into a short glass

Cold brew iced tea is a staple for hot months of the year. It can be a delicious and satisfying drink to serve at parties, dinners, or just on a hot day. Many people prefer cold-brewed tea over coffee because it is considered cleaner and healthier. Cold brew iced tea is made by combining either … Read more

Are Iced Tea and Sweet Tea the Same?

four glasses of iced tea or sweet tea with lemon slices in a garden

If you are a tea drinker, beware — asking if iced tea and sweet tea are the same is a regionally controversial question that unfortunately does not have a resolution in sight anytime soon. Unfortunately for global tea drinkers, the distinction between the two drinks is convoluted, given the historical variance of the recipes and … Read more

Jasmine Milk Tea With Honey Boba

jasmine milk tea honey boba

This post is all about how to make jasmine milk tea with honey boba – one of my all-time favorite tea drinks! It’s hard to believe that a couple of years ago, I didn’t even like bubble tea. Something about actually chewing on my tea took me a while to get used to. Now, I … Read more

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Recipe

pumpkin spice chai latte with a miniature pumpkin on a wood background

As the weather cools, I love to warm up with a pumpkin spice chai latte, made with chai tea instead of coffee, infused with the warming cozy flavors of pumpkin spice. Fall is just around the corner and you know what that means? It’s time for Starbucks to roll out the pumpkin spice everything. Pumpkin … Read more

How To Make the Best Chai Tea Latte Mix

Fall is coming up and do you know what that means? It’s the perfect time to mix up a big batch of chai tea latte mix to keep on hand for when those chai cravings kick in and you don’t have time to make a chai latte from scratch. When the weather starts cooling off, … Read more

How To Make Sweet Tea Like A True Southerner

two glasses of southern sweet tea on a blue background

If you’re wondering how to make sweet tea, you’re definitely in the right place! For a drink that only has a couple of ingredients, there’s definitely a science in making the perfect glass of southern sweet tea. What is Sweet Tea? For those of you from the South, you probably think this is a stupid … Read more

How To Grow Your Own Herbal Tea Garden

tea garden herbs with a cup of tea in a glass teacup

For a tea lover, what could be better than a hot cup of tea? How about tea that you’ve grown in your own herbal tea garden? My dog and I start each day with a hot cup of tea in my backyard garden. Being outside soothes my soul, and knowing that I’m growing herbs that … Read more