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My Visit to a Local Lavender Garden

My Visit to a Local Lavender Garden

I like lavender. I admire the colour and aroma. I don’t drink lavender tea by itself so much; I would rather mix it with Earl Grey and Cream Earl ...

Are Japanese Green Teas High Maintenance?

Are Japanese Green Teas High Maintenance?

I like to enjoy seasonal teas, like Sakura Sencha in the spring, Farmer’s Shincha in the summer, Pumpkin Spice Tea in the fall, and Winter Walnut T...

Tea and Food Pairing

Tea and Food Pairing

When do you drink tea: what kind and with which food? To start my day, I have a cup of tea with my breakfast every morning. Usually black tea, any ...

Egyptian Karkade (Iced Hibiscus Tea)

Egyptian Karkade (Iced Hibiscus Tea)

This drink is so red! It looks like cranberry juice but tastes more like lemonade. It doesn't look like tea at all! Strictly speaking, Hibiscus Tea...

How to enjoy Matcha: Japanese Green Tea Powder

How to enjoy Matcha: Japanese Green Tea Powder

Have you tried Matcha before? Why do you drink Matcha? Because it’s good for you? Or simply because you like the taste? Many customers have asked m...

How do you like your summer, Hot? or Cold? 

How do you like your summer, Hot? or Cold? 

I am talking tea: I have an herbal blend called “Summer” from Turmeric Teas. I introduced four Turmeric Teas to you, my CHA CHA TEA customers, afte...

What does CHA CHA TEA mean?

What does CHA CHA TEA mean?

One frequently asked question from my customers is this. What does CHA CHA TEA mean? Well, the first CHA means tea in Japanese, the second CHA mean...

The song “Escape” and Hawaiian Colada Rooibos

The song “Escape” and Hawaiian Colada Rooibos

If you like Pina Coladas~~~ 🎵 Escape from your busy day with this Hawaiian Colada! It’s flavoured Rooibos with delicious pineapple and sweet coconu...

Japanese Shincha (New Tea) Season

Japanese Shincha (New Tea) Season

“Farmer’s Shincha“ has arrived at CHA CHA TEA, as well as this year’s new crop of Genmaicha (Green tea with roasted brown rice). I will also switc...

Have you tried Canadian Breakfast Tea?

Have you tried Canadian Breakfast Tea?

July 1 st is Canada Day. Why don't you try to start your Canada Day morning with Canadian Breakfast Tea? This tea blend was specially created by ...

June is Iced Tea Month

June is Iced Tea Month

We are having a cool spring in Kingston, Ontario. And I am so ready to have a hot summer!! Are you?  People seem to enjoy a nice cup of tea more o...

I failed my Tea Sommelier exam and I learned from it.

I failed my Tea Sommelier exam and I learned from it.

I FAILED the Tea Sommelier exam last month. This is my 7th out of 8 courses. I did well for the last 6 courses. I always passed with more than 80%...