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alexis
Philadelphia
tea writer & consultant
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I'm swooning over the seasonal vegetables in a green tea- infused broth. It looks like it might be a matcha green tea based on color alone. Thanks for inviting us to join you on your edible adventures.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on More France at Ruth Reichl
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If you reside within or nearby the city of brotherly love, then I hope you'll meet me for tea on November 9th. While I love to share tips, techniques and stories on teaspoons & petals, I must admit that teaching classes brings me so much joy. This fall, I'm teaching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
Thanks Tannaz! The cake stand is from Anthropologie. When not graciously holding a cake it's covered in little vessels filled with tea.
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While it's clear that I embrace the "teaspoons" of "teaspoons & petals" throughout each and every day, my deep love for "petals" is quietly celebrated via small vases with seasonal blooms tucked within and scattered throughout rooms. In the past, I have nurtured a small pot of nasturtium flowers for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
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The art of being a collector walks quite the fine line between an enthusiast and a hoarder. Fortunately for me, tea cups can be perfectly tucked within a bookshelf and handkerchiefs can be folded into a tiny, tidy stack. I can still recall the very first moment my eyes met... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
What a wonderful day!
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2014 on So Brave at Ruth Reichl
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Even though the cool air is creeping in, I'm still craving cold, creamy scoops of ice cream. Top that spoonful with marshmallow spread sandwiched between tea infused dark cocoa cookies, and well, my heart skips a beat. Seeking a whimsical take on s'mores and ice cream, I infused the ice... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
happy to see that tea has a mention...
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Pu-erh tea, a tea category all its own, is generally known for its rich, woodsy and earthy flavors with hints of mushrooms, tobacco smoke and even a touch of leather, all depending upon if the pu-erh tea is cooked or raw and how long it’s been aged (above: a Moon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
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On a sunny summer sunday, I filled totes and bags with tea tools, infused iced teas, tins of tea and (carefully wrapped) treasured tea pots and tea cups. The air was bright and clear as I made my way to the classroom to teach my tea workshop as part of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
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I am a dreamer. I always have been. I can still recall countless moments as a child settling into soft blades of grass on the subtle slope of my front-yard (which seemed like a small hill at the time). It was my nature made chaise lounge that offered just the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
And now I'm craving pie... There's something about summer that makes me want to stain worn plates with bright bits of blueberry that linger long after that last bite. Do you have a favorite/recommended brand for pie pans?
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2014 on Peach, Blueberry, Raspberry Pie at Ruth Reichl
summer always sends my senses to smoked dishes. and yes, "leathery" is such a wonderful word. I just tasted an aged tea that was described as leathery and slight tobacco. p.s. can't wait for your gourmet memoir!
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2014 on Everything Old is New Again at Ruth Reichl
Nicole-I can't wait for you to try it!
Bec - that sounds like the loveliest afternoon!
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Slip back to crisp spring air for a second, and there I was skipping into Van Leeuwen ice cream shop in the city that never sleeps. I tried to keep my cool as I stepped through the doorway with a belly of butterflies. You see, one day while casually scrolling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
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I love tea. I love cooking with tea. I love to share my tea infused recipes. Cameras don't scare me (well maybe every now & then). So, all points led to me teaming up with The Daily Tea to create a web series this summer to share a few of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
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Some may like a spoonful or sugar, but for me I would happily fill mine with butter. I've had a deliciously long romance with the creamy treat, swapping salted for unsalted and leaning towards the rich european style with a welcomed tanginess on the taste buds. My heart has grown... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
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As a tea consultant, my everyday life is fully steeped in tea. However, each day is brimming with new tea tasks that send me into the kitchen and then typing away at my desk. One of my most memorable tea challenges was developing fifty iced tea recipes for my client,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
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There is an art to pairing tea that connects with the spirit of steeping well beyond the aroma of the brewed tea and the first sip. The steeped tea can elevate the flavor of what's on your plate and even change the flavor of the tea in a deliciously exciting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
You are the sweetest! This means so much to me.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2014 on Tea with Alexis at Create With Nutty
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The past few months have been a whirlwind of steeped adventures. While I haven't been busy on the blog, you may have seen glimmers on my Instagram feed. And as I settle into spring and take a deep breath from the hustle and bustle, I look forward to sharing stories... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at teaspoons & petals
alexis is now following Create With Nutty
Mar 5, 2014
Thanks Courtney!
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2013 on cooking with tea on phl17 at teaspoons & petals