Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Tasting Wanderlust

Cookbooks and candy, spices and snacks, booze and breads that take you on a trip

Whether or not you know your way around a kitchen, it can be easy to unlock the room’s potential as a portal to another place or time. We aren’t traveling right now, but our palates can and it’s a safe and satisfying way to explore the world. Taste and scent provoke memory, so a sip of a local hot chocolate might call to mind a …

Root + Spring’s Herbal Teas and Soups

A family company introducing traditional Chinese medicine to more mouths

If you live in a metropolis big enough to have its own Chinatown, chances are, you’ll know the feeling of walking through those streets, wondering what those boxes of ginseng and various powders in the herbal shops can really do for you. The practice of traditional Chinese medicine is literally ancient compared to the trendy green juices, adaptogens, and bone broths that have become a …

P&T’s New Master Blends

The Berlin-based specialty shop offers six creative (and organic) offerings that highlight tea's potential

Augmenting the tea experience since it opened in December 2012, Berlin-based P&T (short for Paper & Tea) has been a place of discovery and education, sans the snootiness. Freshly added to their beautiful range of whole loose-leaf teas and herbal infusions—carefully sourced for their integrity—are P&T’s six organic Master Blends; custom blends which add a creative jolt to your current tea ritual, both visually and …