My introduction to loose leaf tea.

Out of all the countless drinks around the world, I have to say that tea is my favourite. I first fell in love with tea in 2013, in China.  My friends there had introduced me to various types of Chinese tea. From sweet white tea to green tea, to the more acquired Pu’erh tea. Cha, as it is called there, had enamoured me. Continue reading “My introduction to loose leaf tea.”

+ Hong Yi Tea

Hong Yi Tea – Tie Guan Yin

I received this tea from a friend in Vancouver whom brought it over from Taiwan. I don’t know much about the tea but it tastes great. It’s very mellow. This tea was very light and fruity. I liked it’s aroma very much.


Let’s Make 2019 The Year of Tea!

As the year winds down I can’t help but look back on all the things that have happened this year. I changed my brand from Panda Brew Tea to Calming Leaf. I launched this online magazine and released an my eBook “On White Tea.” It’s been a lot of fun and I can’t wait keep the good times rolling into the new year!

As fun as it was this year, I am stoked about my plans for 2019. I have some big news for you all.

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+ Akita Super Sencha

Akita Super Sencha – A Super Tasty Green Tea

Akita Super Sencha

Akita Super Sencha

Akita Super Sencha is a a premium tea from China, made with Japanese style and standards. Tea was introduced to Japan by the Chinese many hundreds of years ago. This hand plucked tea uses only the finest leafs from camellia sinensis. Each leaf is examined for it’s colour, breadth and length to get an even grading. 

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+ Loose tea

Loose leaf tea is better than bagged

Loose leaf tea had many advantages over bagged tea, among other beverages, and I believe to be a wonder drink of sorts. It has a cornucopia of health benefits, it is better for the environment and it is very versatile as an ingredient in both food and beverage. It has a long history and is the second most popular drink in the world next to water. I like to think that it is something that people can connect over whether they are participating in an ancient tea ceremony or having a post-workout chat while rehydrating. From the floral tastes of Chinese tea to the subtle freshness of a great Japanese tea, to the wonderful western blends, there truly is a tea for everyone. Continue reading “Loose leaf tea is better than bagged”