Spring seemed to sneak in this past week in Philadelphia just to whisper hello with a fleeting warm breeze. But now that I've been left in the cold again, I'm green with envy of those warming up to flowers and sunshine as I hide under my hat. So until spring finds its way back to my heart, I'll shut my blinds to the view of falling snow and take solace in the bits of green that I can find in this week's sip & style.
The vibrant leaves of Rishi's Gyokuro Secret Garden Japanese Green Tea could brighten my mood and comfort my taste buds with its sweet and umami flavors. A precious tea, it's carefully cultivated by "by artisan farming techniques of shading the sun’s light and providing specific nutrition geared toward the tea bush variety and its stressed growing condition."
Also known as Jade Dew Drop, it only seems fitting to pair this precious sip with the style of this precious gemstone. Annette Ferdinandsen's 18k large emerald ring boldly captures the delicate beauty of spring's early signs. I took at peek at Annette's wondrous work at a recent event at Egan Day, a charming jewelery boutique in Philadelphia that features "minimal, artistic, and nature-based pieces by a carefully selected group of designers."
So until we can bid adieu to winter, we might as well wear spring on our sleeve (or neck & finger) and sip a vibrant green steep.