Monday, May 20, 2019

A pop-up tea with macarons

Happy Victoria Day to my Canadian friends!

I love this charming British-themed melamine tray which I found at a local store a few weeks ago.

At our most recent pop-up tea at work, I served the ginger papaya and peach chai tea.

One of my colleague generously shared this box of Ladurée macarons that her sister brought back from France! Last year, Ladurée opened up a store in Toronto. I hope to visit its Tea Salon one day.

We also enjoyed lemon cranberry loaf and banana bread. Gotta love leftovers from a meeting!

Our next tea social will be held the last week of May. I can't wait!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Ginger, Papaya and Peach Chai

Chai tea is one of my favourite teas so I'm always on the lookout for interesting blends.

Victoria Road Chai Co.'s Ginger, Papaya and Peach Chai drew my attention because of its exotic ingredients: black tea, papaya pieces, peach pieces, ginger, blackberry leaves, calendula petals, sunflower petals, natural flavours.

The tea smelled sooooo good and tasted delicious. The papaya and peach were the dominant flavours so it tasted more like a fruity black tea than a chai to me. But I still enjoyed it!

I couldn't resist getting more of these cute teapot cookies from my local bakery. The blue and white polkadot motif reminded me of...

...Royal Albert's polka blue pattern!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Pottery and cookies

Last weekend, I went to the Hamilton Potters Guild Spring Pottery Show. As always, there was a myriad of teapots and mugs to admire.

These colourful mugs scream "SPRING!"

I resisted the temptation to buy more teabag holders.
(Last year, I purchased these purple teabag holders).

This teapot is the cat's meow.

If I ever hit the jackpot, I'll buy this $90+ teapot with the cute little feet.

The only teapots that my wallet could afford. 
My local bakery made these adorable cookies for Mother's Day. They're almost too pretty to eat!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Garage Sale Mystery: Murderless Version

Church garage/rummage sales are the best places to hunt for teawares. Last Saturday, I went to a "mammoth garage sale" at a local church. I don't need another teacup...

...but this pastel beauty caught my eye and I couldn't leave it behind.
Yellow is one of my favourite colours and the teacup was only $5!

The swirly design has strong Aynsley vibes. If you know which English pottery made the teacup, please let me know.

I also scored this Emma Bridgewater piece for only $2!
The seller thought it might be a candle holder or cookie container. The inside had remnants of either spices of tea leaves. My internet searches failed to identify its purpose.

What do you think this is?

Monday, April 22, 2019

Eggcellent Easter Treats

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

How cute is this tea cosy? 
It's so big that it covers the entire 6-cup teapot!

I finally tried a cream egg brownie.

I also enjoyed a mini-egg cookie.

What Easter-themed treats did you try this month?

Monday, April 15, 2019

Some bunny loves tea!

The bunnies are out in full force in the Valley.

My green/white toile rabbit teapot was a HomeSense find from a few years ago. 

My violet chintz tea set includes a teapot, sugar, creamer, and 6 demitasse cups and saucers.

Last week, we had an Easter-themed tea social at work.
My co-workers brought in some healthy foods...

...and yummy sweet treats!

My cup of Tiger Eye Black Tea (a chocolate and caramel tea by Adagio Tea) and some "bunny mix" and cookies.

Wishing you a joyful Easter season!

Monday, April 8, 2019

A Persian-inspired tea time

This month, I finally went to Nannaa Persian Eatery, a new restaurant that's been on my to-visit list for months. 

This is what I came for: Nannaa Tea, a tasty blend of cardamon black tea and fresh mint, and chickpea cookies.

The "melt in your mouth" chickpea cookies were smaller than expected, but were a great (and healthy!) treat to enjoy with the Nannaa tea.

Have you ever had a chickpea-based dessert?