Spring 2015 Interview – Emily Van Ness (Tea Leaf Therapy)

Emily Van Ness

Q1. What is your name?

Emily Van Ness

Q2. What is the name of your blog or organisation?

Tea Leaf Therapy

Q3. Where are you located in the world?

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Q4. What currently is your favourite drink and why?

With the weather getting nice and the beautiful colors of spring I have been enjoying a lot more fruity teas that can be brewed hot or cold. Either way, what a sweet and flowery way to enjoy the day.

Q5. Do you change your drinking habits during Spring?

I switch to more cold teas but most of my fruit or flowery blends can be brewed either way. I am less looking for the soothing warmth of a hot brew and instead looking for the comfort of taste and mouthfeel for springtime tea drinking.

I also go with lighter flavor teas and even coffees, sometimes mixing “dirty blonde chai” and iced.

Q6. Is there a coffee or tea you think others should try?

Currently I am absolutely in love with Fit Life Tea’s Teatox and Energy Tea, but I have been starting my mornings with the delicious flavors of Zest Tea and I think everyone needs to patron these two companies. I am always looking for more tea companies to sample and post about though, so my favorites might change or shift depending.

Q7. If cost wasn’t a factor, where would you like to be right now enjoying a drink?

I would love to go to Japan and enjoy a tea ceremony in a Zen tea house or I would also enjoy a tea ceremony in Korea. Definitely if money were no factor those would be the top two places to enjoy a cup of tea right now.

Q8. What do you think should be done to stop people from drinking too much alcohol?

I was always taught that everything in moderation, even moderation was a good way to have a happy, healthy life. Possibly instead of “cutting” out certain activities we should be moderate in our activities, such as alcohol. Otherwise, I don’t actually have many suggestions as no blanket statement/action will cover all cases.

Q9. Where can people find out more about you?

www.tealeaftherapy.blogspot.com and @tealeaftherapy on Twitter

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