Monday, October 15, 2018

Citizen Tea

Most tea companies sell their teas online so I was excited to hear a new tea shop opened up at Mapleview Centre in Burlington.

 Citizen Tea took over the space previously occupied by Teavana.

Modern teawares

Tea sampler packages

Teas, teas, teas!
(Not pictured: the wall where you can order loose teas by weight)

As part of their Grand Opening promotion, all loose teas were 30% off. I did not stand firm on my "no new teas until you use up your existing stash" 3 teas came home with me!

Creamy Nut Oolong: "An award-winning blend of crisp apple pieces, swirls of creamy caramel and nutty almond." (Description courtesy of Citizen Tea).

 This sweet tea is perfect for sipping in the fall!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Autumn teawares

Wishing my Canadian friends a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Photo credit: Internet
Orange you glad that it's autumn?

The pumpkin teapot and teacups were gifted by friends.

Does the fall foliage inspire you to decorate in red, yellow, orange or brown?

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Season

Happy First Day of October!
It took me a while to get into the pumpkin season this year.

On the first official day of autumn, I sipped T by Daniel's "Jack-O-Lantern" black tea.

There's nothing scary about this delicious pumpkin spice tea.

I also enjoyed to this tasty pumpkin scone with cream cheese.

This pumpkin donut from Donut Monster made my stomach very happy.

I'm saving these pumpkin spice wafers for our next office tea social.

I had completely forgotten about these Pillsbury Pumpkin Spice cookies in my freezer. Whoops! The package "Best Before Date" is December 12, 2017 (please don't judge me!).

Should I toss or bake?

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Monday, September 24, 2018

A Pre-Wedding Celebratory Tea Social

Since September is so busy at work, we weren't going to have a tea social. But when we found out that our co-worker's wedding will be at the end of the month, we hastily organized a pre-wedding celebratory tea social in her honour.

The guests were notified on Friday. 
The tea social was held the following Monday.

I brought in  T by Daniel's "Love Note" black tea. 
How cute are these pink hearts?

We sipped the delicious strawberry and peaches black tea in vintage bone china teacups.

The treats brought in by my co-workers. 
Not pictured: sandwiches, crackers and dip.

We wish the bride-to-be a lifetime of love and happiness!

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Black chintz tea sets

This week, I'm sharing the modern black chintz tea sets that are part of my fall decor.

This beautiful "Blooming Opulence" teapot, teacup and creamer and sugar were gifted to me by my brother a few years ago.

This lovely black chintz teapot and teacup by Gracie China was another gift from my family.

The black tea sets blend together beautifully.

Do you collect black teawares?

Monday, September 10, 2018

Lola Choco Bar and Sweet House

Over the weekend, I visited Lola Choco Bar and Sweet House, a new cafe located in downtown Burlington's quaint Village Square.

The cute patio tables

The beautiful blend of antique and modern decor captivated me. I wished that I could take those antique chairs home with me!

The "Tea Time" special consisted of 2 teas (Harney and Sons), 2 cheesecakes and 100 grams of chocolate. The delicious cheesecakes were so filling that we ran out of room for the blueberry covered chocolates.

I enjoyed a cup of white peach tea. I always appreciate when tea houses serve tea in bone china teacups.

If you're not a tea drinker, you can enjoy coffee or drinking chocolate.

I couldn't resist bringing home some chocolate truffles: chai latte (top) and matcha (bottom).

I had a delightful time at Lola Choco Bar and Sweet House thanks to the charming ambience, delicious food and exceptional service from the owner and staff.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Garden party tea in September

The calendar may say September, but I'm holding on to the summer season as long as possible.

This sample of Garden Party oolong tea came with my recent T by Daniel order.

The tea had a light floral flavour (orchid and rose).
Since I'm not a fan of floral teas, I prefer T by Daniel's other blends like their Polo with the Prince and When Harry Met Meghan black teas.

As the sweltering heat continues, I've also been drinking iced and hot versions of peaches ice cream fruit and herbal tea (by Koo Tea).

2018 Cup of Tea Calendar: September
"You owe it to everyone you love to find pockets of tranquility in your busy world." - Anonymous

I'm joining Tea in the Garden this week.