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Product Review: Genmai Cha with Matcha Green Tea “Washi” Gift Set from Sugimoto America

Product Information: Where to Buy:  Sugimoto America Product Description: “Washi” Green Tea Gift – Genmai Cha features high-quality Japanese green tea packaged in a beautiful Japanese “Washi” canister. “Washi” is traditional Japanese rice paper printed with authentic Japanese patterns. Genmai Cha is a rich, aromatic blend of green tea, roasted brown rice, and matcha. Currently, it is one of Japan’s most popular teas. Learn more about this product here. Taster’s Review: Not too long ago, I reviewed another Washi Green Tea Set from Sugimoto America, that beautiful blue Washi paper covered tin was filled with a delightful Sen Cha tea, and Read More

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Product Review: Sen Cha Green Tea “Washi” Gift Set from Sugimoto America

Product Information: Where to Buy:  Sugimoto America Product Description: “Washi” Green Tea Gifts – Sen Cha feature high-quality Japanese green tea packaged in a beautiful Japanese “Washi” canisters. “Washi” is traditional Japanese paper printed with authentic Japanese patterns. Sen Cha is a premium tea renowned for its balance of sweetness and astringency. For over three centuries Sen Cha has been Japan’s favorite green tea. Learn more about this product here. Taster’s Review: I have said before on this blog that I’m a sucker for beautiful packaging.  This Sen Cha Green Tea “Washi” Gift Set from Sugimoto America has to be Read More

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Jacqueline’s Tea from Jacqueline’s Tea Room (available from iHeartTeas)

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: This tea is part of the Sweet Set Sampler from iHeartTeas. Learn more about Jacqueline’s Tea Room here. Tea Description: Black tea with Lavender flowers and honey bee pollen. Taster’s Review: There were a couple of teas in this sampler that prompted my purchase, but, I have to admit that this wasn’t one of them.  I think it was the English Garden that really struck my fancy, and it was the name of the tea, really, that made me want to try it.  I find it somewhat amusing and even a little Read More

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Floppy Latte Designs Tea Time Digital Stamps

Products: Tea Time Digital Stamps Designer: Jessica Leigh Gill Where to Buy: Stitchy Bear Stamps The stamps I used are available for purchase here and here Artist’s Review: I am creating an altered book for a friend, and for the first spread in the book, I used these two digital stamps from Floppy Latte Designs at Stitchy Bear Stamps.  To create my spread (you can get a sneak peek of it below), I first created my collage/mixed media background using patterned paper, vintage text, gesso, Golden Acrylic Paints and Lumiere paints … and a whole lot of layers!  Then I Read More

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Alice Patchwork from Tainted Sweets & MyGrafico

MyGrafico is a great website – loaded with tons of images. Check them out for your next artsy project!