Review: Adagio Keemun Rhapsody

Perhaps the most famous of Chinese varieties, prized for its rich, toasty flavor, mineral flinty notes and smoky, sometimes incense aroma. Our Keemun Rhapsody is a complex showing of excellent quality Keemun. Toasty, biscuity aroma with a browned apple sweetness. Earthy fruit flavor, notes of aromatic lychee fruit. Lingering perfumy smokiness long after the cupContinue reading “Review: Adagio Keemun Rhapsody”

Review: Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser

Developed with dermatologists, this 4% benzoyl peroxide cleanser clears acne breakouts and helps prevent new blemishes from forming. Gentle on the skin, CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser helps maintain the skin’s barrier with three essential ceramides, leaves skin feeling soft and comfortable, and reduces acne without dryness or flaking. – Cerave I was developing a skincareContinue reading “Review: Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser”

Review: The Man Who Snapped His Fingers by Fariba Hachtroudi

I should tell my namesake that love is the only axiomatic reality, the diagonal line to the divine ratio connecting kindred spirits. The mystery of our being is God’s only refuge for when he feels like letting go. — The Man Who Snapped His Fingers Summary and Thoughts Winner of the 2001 French Human RightsContinue reading “Review: The Man Who Snapped His Fingers by Fariba Hachtroudi”

Review: Adagio Black Dragon Pearls

Black Dragon Pearls is a rare, hand-rolled variety of black tea with a smooth, rich and chocolatey taste. Hailing from the Yunnan province, this black tea version of the popular Dragon Pearl is comprised of only the highest quality leaves and buds expertly rolled into a large pearl-like shape. Black Dragon Pearls are naturally sweetContinue reading “Review: Adagio Black Dragon Pearls”

Review: Hyper Skin – Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum

Hyper Clear is a hardworking face serum packed with 15 percent vitamin c and vitamin e that work together to brighten skin, smooth fine lines and rough texture, and dramatically clear dark spots from hyperpigmentation. A combination of fruit enzymes, bearberry, turmeric, and kojic acid work together to attack hyperpigmentation and drastically lighten dark marks, age spots and acneContinue reading “Review: Hyper Skin – Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum”

Review: The Sarashina Diary by Lady Sarashina

With my heart pounding with excitement, I was able to read, right from the first chapter, the Tale of Genji, this tale that had confused me and made me impatient when I had read only a piece of it. With no one bothering me, I just lay down inside my curtains, and the feeling IContinue reading “Review: The Sarashina Diary by Lady Sarashina”

Review: Adagio Chocolate Chip

Dark chocolate chips melt into the infusion of this Ceylon black tea to create the ultimate coupling of two taste bud tantalizers. Dense and soft chocolate flavor – seriously, for a second you think you’re just eating a bag of cookies! The clean, slightly tangy finish brings you back to tea, and the balanced astringencyContinue reading “Review: Adagio Chocolate Chip”

“Meh” Skincare Products

Sometimes when I test out products or think of which skincare items to review, I come across a few that don’t inspire strong enough emotions to warrant a review, praise or otherwise. For now, I’d like to list a few “meh” products you’re welcome to check out but didn’t have anything memorable to provide forContinue reading ““Meh” Skincare Products”

Review: Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye

But her heart was beating gently, calmly, and she felt the same way, gentle and calm, beyond reach, shielded by her unshakable humanity. – Three Strong Women Summary and Thoughts In this new novel, the first by a black woman ever to win the coveted Prix Goncourt, Marie NDiaye creates a luminous narrative triptych asContinue reading “Review: Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye”

Review: Adagio Pumpkin Potion

Take one sip of our Pumpkin Potion and you’re sure to fall under its spell. This naturally caffeine-free concoction contains our ever popular Honeybush Pumpkin Chai with orange pumpkin shaped sprinkles and a dash of cocoa nibs. Whip up a pot of this brew in your favorite cauldron for a perfectly spook-tacular treat! – AdagioContinue reading “Review: Adagio Pumpkin Potion”