December 1, 2012
And then there is the Holiday season. It’s full of traditions. There are too many favorites to name, but the one in the forefront of my mind this year is Advent. Jonathan and I both grew up celebrating Advent to some degree – from calendars full of goodies waiting to be discovered each new day to the lighting of the candles on the Advent wreath each Sunday. We have kept those traditions, but have made them our own, and built upon them in new ways. Each day in Advent, Jonathan and I look forward to drinking a different pot of tea, using the Advent Calendar with Tea that he made several years ago.
October 25, 2012
Coffee lovers and soda drinkers may wonder why tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, second to water. So why should everyone consider drinking tea as part of a healthy lifestyle? Let’s give seven reasons to drink tea.
July 9, 2012
My wife and I have had an amazing five years together and just celebrated our anniversary a week ago! While washing dishes a few days before, I dropped the lid to our favorite teapot and it shattered!
June 4, 2012
It’s almost officially Summer! Time for grilling out on the back patio, taking a dip in the pool and sipping on a refreshing iced tea to keep you cool in the hot sun.
I had the pleasure of seeing my four-year-old son start his first enterprise this past weekend, a Tea Embassy on the Rocks. He [...]
May 24, 2012
Have you ever heard of a milk oolong? It doesn’t have real milk in it, it’s corn milk. When the tea leaves are rolled in the processing of this oolong, they add corn to them and the essence of the corn is infused into the tea leaves. The corn milk that saturates the tea leaf [...]
May 3, 2012
Do you remember that game from grade school, called Mother May I? I don’t even know if kids still play that?! “Mother may I take two steps forward towards your cookie jar?” Mother: “No, you may not. But you may wiggle your bottom three times and give me a big hug and [...]
April 25, 2012
I feel like there have been mistakes all around me for the past couple of weeks. Some of them have been mine. I made a really large error that could have been really damaging to my company. Other mistakes were made by those I do business with, while others were by customers. What I have [...]
March 29, 2012
I’m a fairly idealistic person. Pretty optimistic. I also appreciate beauty, art, ritual. But, I also love efficiency. Being a father of three children under the age of four motivates me to look for ways I can accomplish things quicker and easier. I have figured out how to make breakfast for everyone in the quickest [...]
March 13, 2012
It’s not always easy to meet friends or make friends. Can you think of how you’ve met your closest friends? Was it the kid on the school bus when you were in second grade that you’ve remained BFF? Or did you meet your best friend through a friend of a friend? My sister-in-law and her [...]
March 7, 2012
The winds have picked up now that it’s the beginning of March. If I look up in the sky there is almost no trace of blue today, just a big gray covering of clouds and mist. Normally, I’d be put to sleep by this kind of weather. But, last night I experienced the sweetness of [...]