Foodie Friday: DIY Boba

DIY boba

Okay, as you well know, I'm a fan of boba. (See this previous post for my explanation and to watch the Bobalife video!) Anyway, there are now chains popping up with an all-you-can-eat style. That means you pick a tea and add whatever ingredients you want. You can go crazy with bobas, jellies, puddings, etc. My plan of action was to choose, say, three ingredients at the most. Nope, went way overboard! Here's the result: I like the idea of getting more bang for your buck. In the end, … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Pudding in Tea

pudding in tea

Pudding: topping option for tea I think you're all familiar with bubble tea, which typically consists of milk tea with boba (even giant boba sometimes!). Anyway, it's definitely a nice drink to have for cooling down. Usually I'm good with a plain iced jasmine tea, or I might splurge on tapioca pearls or lychee jellies. Most recently, though, I ventured adding pudding to my drink. It's been a long time since I went down that road, and it was a pleasant surprise. I guess I was expecting an … [Read more...]

Serendipity

Ding Tea

"Consider your impressions; follow them once in a while." Sometimes you can't plan for things. On the way back from a road trip this weekend, I stumbled upon Ding Tea. (They had me at the words: Taiwanese tea house.) Apparently, their tea leaves come from the central mountains of Taiwan, so you can expect a high quality drink. I also love that you can customize the sweetness level and the amount of ice in your tea. Plus, they offer golden boba.  These tapioca are lighter in color than … [Read more...]

Asian-Inspired Costumes

Jasmine

"A man is judged by his clothes, a horse by its saddle." - Chinese proverb We examine people based on their outward appearance. In fact, it's been said that you have seven seconds to make a good first impression. Shakespeare, himself, said that "the apparel oft proclaims the man" (Hamlet: Act 1, Scene 3). Autumn brings a bit of relief because we can be creative in our attire. Yes, it's that time of the year when the wind nips at our cheeks, the leaves burst into color, and pumpkin spice … [Read more...]

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