Wednesday, January 29, 2014

For the love of tea & Chinese fashion

I do love tea, not just milk tea, but also plain old normal tea. It's healthier than milk tea because 1) no sugar is added, 2) there's no milk, 3) no boba--even though boba gives an amazing, tasteful texture. However, tea is usually an acquired taste. It is often times a little bitter and unique in taste. Green tea, Oolong tea, and Puer tea, and rose tea are some of my favorites.

Today's tea is not very Chinese-y though. I just recently found a recipe for Cinnamon-Apple tea:

This tea is actually a little sweet because of the apples~ The little cinnamon flavor is great as well! Additionally, it's healthy! Apples have a water-soluble vitamin (C & B6) that can enter through the water, so hooray! 

If you would like the recipe, check it out here: Love, Fenni.
She's my twin~ hehe <3

cute divider photo:  cute-1.jpg

Anyways, I wanted to talk about Chinese fashion today. Chinese fashion is nowhere comparable in popularity to that of Japanese and Korean fashions. Chinese fashion doesn't really have a distinct style, and what is popular right now is Japanese, Korean, and other international styles.

Even so, fashion in China has been and still is growing a great deal. They're beginning to separate themselves from others to create their own brands and names. I'm very excited to see what's in store for Chinese fashion~

Today, I wanted to introduce this e-store on a Chinese sort of Ebay/Amazon called Taobao. The shop name is Hello Miffy~ It's super cute and the model is adorable as well~

I love the simplicity of the outfits and how comfy they all seem to be. I'd wear these going to and from classes, and it'd be very comfy to wear just sitting around in class or at home doing homework~

This post's question: What's your favorite drink? If you like tea, which type?


  1. I'm a huge fan of green tea and most fruit teas. I prefer them over coffee to be honest :)))) I think it's high time for Chinese fashion to come to its own but I hope they have a more distinction/original aesthethic.

  2. asian fashion are effortlessly pretty, wouldn't you agree?

  3. I totally agree~~ I hope that asian fashion will one day be more appreciated internationally!

  4. I love green tea~ Have you ever had japanese peach (mono) tea? It's absolutely amazing!!

    Yes, I agree. I really hope to see a lot more from China's fashion industry. I hope that they will add a unique twist and also incorporate some tradition designs!

  5. Yasmeen MirrorAffectsJanuary 31, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    The tea looks amazing! I've never been a tea or coffee person but that's before I knew of herbal tea. I'm definitely going to start soon, maybe with a green tea. I'll also be sharing the recipe on my blog so make sure to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

    Yasmeen x

  6. I love it the chinese Fasion is evry cute and modern!
    The tea looks delicious!

  7. thank you~ Let me know when you write the post! I'll take a look~

  8. yea! I hope this summer I can go and check out the fashion a bit more! I really miss China~~

    Yes, the tea is yummy <3

  9. I love tea too ! It's so relaxing and your cinnamon-apple tea looks so nice !
    anyway you like to follow each other ?
    I'm your newest follower :))

  10. I adore tea so much as well. And I actually prefere it without any milk. Now I want to drink tea x')

    And I adore Korean and Japanese fashion. They always look so stylish and adorable at the same time! The ourfit with the long black skirt is just sooooo stunning Ö


  11. mmm cinnamon apple tea sounds lovely :) i'm a huge tea fan and i prefer it black black black lol. there's an amazing kenyan tea that a brand called Davids Tea does. its so rich and deep love it!

    A Beautiful Zen

  12. wow! That's so cool! I've never had Kenyan tea! I've had Kenyan coffee and that's amazing too! It's actually not really bitter! I'll have to check out the tea though~~

  13. Great post! I love tea and asian fashion, so it's nice to see someone with similar interests!


  14. thank you so much for the compliment! I hope you'll enjoy my future posts as well~

    I love your blog as well~

  15. I was reading your about me! I'm also an Asian fanatic haha and unfortunately, I've only been to China as well...I'm hoping I can study abroad in Korea after I'm done with all my classes for my degree! Or just travel around Asia after graduation!

    Taobao is definitely a great site, but such a hit or miss! I loved this pictures you posted in this post and the post before this!


  16. That's cool! Are you studying Korean language right now? I'm still studying Chinese, because as a child, I neglected my Chinese .___.' But I really wanna learn Korean and Japanese. :)

    I totally agree >__< Sometimes I really like the stuff, but other times...sigh...I think clothing is more of a hit or miss, but I'm thinking of getting some stationary this year--hopefully that won't be a hit or miss XD haha

  17. I wish I was studying Korean! They don't offer it in my university. So if I study abroad, I'm planning to take korean courses there! Or maybe I'll just try to self learn! Ahh are you? I went to Chinese school from kindergarten through 6th grade, but I never understood it, so during high school I took 4 years of Chinese including AP Chinese. Japanese seems difficult to learn! I really want to take Chinese classes again and learn Korean and Thai actually!

    Oh I love stationary! Do you go through a taobao agent? I only ordered from taobao once when my grandpa went to China! Do you speak canto or mando?

  18. I think I want to study the language in possibly next year. I hope I can fit it into my schedule >__< I want to at least take Korean I before I try to self learn, because I feel that it would be best to get the basics down before self-study XD eels.

    Waaa! Thai? That's cool! I've actually never heard the language .___.' whoops...

    I love stationary in general! I usually get it through my dad. He travels to China to work a lot :) I also have family over there, so getting stuff from Taobao is actually quite convenient (however, I do have to wait a while XD)

    I speak mando. You?

  19. Love the floral background on your blog!


  20. I'm currently obsessed with Teavana's Orange Blossom Herbal Tea. You should try it if you're into fruit teas, Anna! It smells AMAZING :)

    Cindy A Princess's Guide to Life, Love, & Looks