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Posts Tagged ‘TEA’

Tea Off with a Birdie

In Design, Drink on November 14, 2009 at 9:31 am


I’ve always loved this Alessi tea kettle with the blue handle and a little red bird whistle, so was tickled to open a package from my parents containing one for my birthday. The bird looks great on top of our Wolf range, which has dark red knobs and the blue handle speaks to some of the light blue accent pieces of Heath Ceramics in our otherwise french gray kitchen.

Thé Time

In Drink on October 27, 2009 at 7:31 am

mariage freres

I’ve always been more of a coffee than tea girl, especially when you’re talking fresh-roasted beans from Ristretto Roasters in Portland, Oregon. However, recently my dad brought me back a spectacularly dramatic tin of Mariage Frères Russian Star tea from Paris. It’s a velvety blend of green tea with aromatic notes of bergamot, grapefruit and pretty pink and purple petals—and is as beautiful as it is delicious.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Sencha

In Design, Drink on December 22, 2008 at 8:18 am


During the height of holiday shopping chaos, there are few greater indulgences than a cup of Le Palais Gourmet plum sencha tea, a soothing Japanese green tea, made without grinding the leaves, and blended with fragrant sweet plum ($38/3.5 oz). Which you will have earned after braving the hard-sell ambush that happens anytime you walk in the door of the shop on Cañon in Beverly Hills—a good argument for ordering online. But overeager sales people notwithstanding, this tea sanctuary offers some 200 teas along with beautiful accouterments, such as silver-plated tea strainers, Japanese tetsubins, and gorgeous washi paper-covered airtight canisters for storing tea. A perfect gift for the most important person on your holiday list: YOU!