Monday, February 26, 2024

Belated Birthday Gifts (Tea Version)

 Let's wrap up February with some belated birthday gifts.


 
This cute Alice in Wonderland Time for Tea set includes 3 classic blends: Earl Grey, Peppermint, and Jasmine Green Tea.
 

A metal mug for outdoor tea time!

Can't wait until the weather is warm enough for drinking tea outside!

Monday, February 19, 2024

Five Love Teas for February

I 🩷 drinking teas in lovely mugs in February.


  

1. Monarch Tea Co.'s Love You Tea black tea (strawberry flavour)



 
 
2. Dessert by Deb's  Strawberry Chocolate Mint Love Potion black tea

 

 
 
3. Daniel's Chai Love Note black tea (strawberry and peach)
 

 

  

4. Geek+Tea's As You Wish black tea (chocolate rose with cardamom)
 
 
 
 
 
5. DavidsTea's Cupid's Breakfast black tea (creamy rose)

Monday, February 12, 2024

Tea for the Lunar New Year 2024 - Year of the Dragon

 The Lunar New Year fell on Feb 10th this year.

 

 
 
I waited until last weekend to try the Harney & Sons Lunar New Year 2024 - Year of the Dragon tea which was a Christmas from a tea friend. 
 
The tin is gorgeous and featured information for people born in the Year of the Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012).


The tea is a blend of black tea, toasted rice, coconut pieces, sesame seeds, and natural flavours (coconut, caramel).

I'm not a fan of the "silky" sachets, so I put the tea in a metal infuser.


 
 
My taste buds were wowed by the delicious coconut and caramel flavour with a faint toasted rice note.

Monday, February 5, 2024

In my pink and red era

Happy Heart Month!


My pink teawares

 

 
 Loving tea is red
 

It's you and me, that's my whole world

 

 

January tea empties

What I may repurchase in the future:
1) Celestial Seasonings' Gingerbread Spice herbal tea

Monday, January 29, 2024

Tea-related birthday gifts

Once again, my family and friends spoiled me on my birthday with tea-related gifts.

 

These beautiful teapot ornaments are the perfect addition to my tea-themed tree.

 

 
 
I love the pretty floral design inside this cosy cafe cup!

 

 The perfect mug for work: I Don't Give a Sip


New teas: Earl Grey (Winnie the Pooh) and Lavender Earl Grey Cream


 Matcha chocolates from Purdy's

Monday, January 22, 2024

Birthday teas

This Capricorn celebrated her birthday this month!


 
Tealish's Capricorn black tea was a tasty cranberry blend.
 

 
My birthday tradition: counting down to the big day by drinking cake-inspired teas!

Top (left to right): Panettone Cake black tea; Gingerbread Pearcake green tea; Almond Cardamom Cake rooibos; Peach Crumble Cake black tea
 
Bottom  (left to right): Blueberry Lavender Angel Food Cake black tea;  Hojicha Pineapple Upside Down Cake green tea; Lavender Peach Pound Cake green tea



Top (left to right): Hazelnut Buttercream Cake Pop black tea; Earl's Rose Cardamom Tea Cake black tea; Lemon Sugar Bundt Cake black tea

Bottom (left to right): Thai Banana Cake black tea; Sugar Plum Coffee Cake black tea; Strawberry and Vanilla Cake Afternoon tea black tea

Monday, January 15, 2024

First (vintage) teacup of 2024!

A few weeks ago, we received a package from my aunt in British Columbia.

 

 
 
I was delighted to receive this vintage bone china teacup with a beautiful floral design.

 

 
 
The Regency backstamp, circa 1950s.

 

My aunt also sent this pretty Past Times "Trembly Rose" bone china plate that was made in England too.

 

 
 
A perfect trio!