Monday, April 16, 2018

Tea-themed Artwork

At the beginning of April, I attended the free preview of our local Annual Art Action. My wallet couldn't compete with the other bidders, but I was able to photograph the tea-themed artwork!

How cute are these miniature teapots?

"Yellow Teapot"

"Where's the Teacup?"

"Orange Pekoe"
This was the only painting that included a teacup (in the Avon shape).

"Rainbow in a Teapot"
This was my favourite piece.

I also photographed the floral paintings that caught my eye.

Maybe one day, I'll bid successfully on an item at the auction!

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Monday, April 9, 2018

A Visit to T by Daniel's New Store

I first encountered T by Daniel at the 2015 Toronto Tea Festival. The energetic and stylish co-founder, Daniel, had one of the busiest booths at the festival.

The little tea shop from Brampton, Ontario recently relocated to the Bramalea City Centre Mall. A few weeks ago, I visited the new store. It was quite busy so I only captured a few images.

The Flavour Station

Daniel is known for serving tea in a stylish bowtie.

 My free cup of delicious ginger peach snowcone white tea.
The cute name, "Magical Smile Margie", was a nice touch!

In 2017, the co-founders, Daniel and his wife Renata, had the great honour of serving tea to Prince Charles during his Canada 150 Royal Tour. The special edition royal blend, "Polo with the Prince", was created to celebrate this historic occasion for T by Daniel.

"Polo with the Prince" was a tasty blend of black tea, strawberries and lemon.

I also got the new royal blend, When Harry Met Megan, which I'll feature in a May post!

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Monday, April 2, 2018

'Cause You've Got Personali-tea!

Last month, Starbucks introduced a new line of Teavana Tea Lattes:  
"Premium whole-leaf microground tea is lightly sweetened with cane sugar and your choice of steamed milk for a complex tea flavour and a light, creamy finish."

I tried the Blooming Rose Tea Latte, a pleasant blend of rooibos, rose, rhubarb and strawberry flavours.

At my next visit, I used my free drink reward for a frappucino version of the Blooming Rose Tea Latte. It was quite good and the other baristas were impressed by my creative drink order. HA!

A friend sent me Starbucks' Personali-tea quiz and my result was...

I'm not sure about being a "wild thing" (unless they mean wild about tea?!?), but I am a daydreamer!
To find out what tea matches your personality, click here.

Registration for The Enchanting Rose's 12th  tea cup and mug exchange begins on April 4th. 
Click here to learn more about the swap.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

A Tree Grows in the Valley

Do you remember the teacup planter that I purchased last month?
So I planted an egg in it...

...and an Easter tree sprouted up!

It's Mini Egg season!
Left: a mini egg scone from Tea at the White House.
Right: mini egg shortbread from Harrington Lane Farm Village Shop.

 These adorable bunnies and egg were handcrafted by my talented blogging friends.

Happy Easter!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

New Season, New Logo!

I'm kicking off the spring season with a fun new logo/header photo that was designed by my talented friend. Thank you, Eddie! Please check out his other work at Eddie Ho Design.

Last Friday, we had a pop-up St. Patrick's Day tea at the office.
We enjoyed green tea (Banana Crush by For Tea's Sake's) and Irish-themed cookies.

I'm embarrassed to admit how long I've been saving Riston's "Margaret Tea" (hint: YEARS). When I realized that this chocolate truffle black tea contained Irish cream...

...I decided that it was the perfect tea to drink on St. Patrick's Day!

 In the evening, I had a green tea (Kashmiri Chai by David's Tea) with a cupcake.

How did you celebrate the Irish holiday?

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Monday, March 12, 2018

How Charming!

Since I don't have any shamrock teacups (yet...), I'm sharing this green vintage teacup in honour of St. Patrick's Day.

The dainty green teacup is decorated with white daisies.

The backstamp reveals that this "Charm" teacup is part of the Royal Albert Debutante Series that were produced during the 1960s-1970s.

 I also loved the saucer's pretty design.

We continue marching towards spring!

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Matcha Madness

Recently, I sampled an assortment of matcha-infused drinks and foods.

From Donut Monster: This delicious donut has a matcha-infused glaze.

From Foundy Ice Cream: Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream
(I am single-handedly keeping Foundry Ice Cream in business).

 This was one of the best matcha ice cream that I've had! 
I could have devoured a pint in one sitting, but I restrained myself.

 From a friend: A tasty sample of Lipton's "Magnificent Matcha" green tea with ginger.

From Starbucks: I took advantage of Starbucks' promos of their new Teavana Tea Lattes (50% off  from 3-6 pm, March 2-5) to try out their new Matcha Tea Latte described as, "A vegetal and smooth blend from Japan, China and Korea."

Do you drink matcha teas?

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