Monday, August 20, 2018

Just Peachy

It's peach season and I've been enjoying some peachy teas to beat the heat!

Pure Leaf iced tea is brewed from real tea leaves.

The refreshing peach iced tea is perfect for a hot summer day.

Source: Fiasco Gelato's Twitter
Fiasco's White Peach Iced Tea sorbetto was an unexpected find at a local cheese shop.

This delicious icy treat is also keeping me cool in the heat wave.

What's your favourite peach treat?

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Outdoor Summer Tea Social

For the first time ever, our office tea social was held outside! The days leading up to the tea social were hot and rainy. I was fretting over the 40% chance of a thundershower...

...but we were blessed with blue skies, cooler temperatures and a nice breeze. We couldn't have asked for better weather! We had some Canada geese for company. Can you spot them?

I cheated and brought in bottled iced tea for our "bring your own cup" tea. I couldn't resist bringing in these mason jar mugs. We had all types of teas covered:
-Lemon black tea by Pure Leaf
-Green tea with ginseng and honey by Arizona Tea
-Blackberry herbal tea from my co-worker (not pictured)
We had a well-balanced meal of: cheese and crackers, samosas, green salad and potato salad (not pictured).

For dessert, we had hazelnut wafer cookies and peaches.

It was one of the best tea socials at work!

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Lazy days of summer

How can it be August already?!?

Source: American Greetings
We're in the midst of another heat wave which got me feeling lazy.

Of course, I continue to drink hot tea in this hot weather...

...while green tea ice cream helps me beat the heat!
My mom found the matcha green tea mini Kit Kat bars at an Asian store. The chocolate bar's slight bitter taste blends well with the sweet ice cream.

 Have you tried any of Kit Kat's interesting flavours?

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Monday, July 30, 2018

A French Tea Time

Last weekend, I visited Caniche Bakery, a French-inspired bakery located in Ancaster, Ontario.

Patio tables are available outside...

...or you can enjoy the rustic farmhouse ambience inside.

Caniche offers a variety of sweet pastries. 
When in a French bakery, you order a yummy chocolate croissant!

I've seen Kusmi Teas at specialty stores, but this was the first time I've ever tried the pricey French tea. I enjoyed a delicious cup of the St. Petersburg tea:

"Created for the 300-year celebration of the city of St Petersburg, where Kusmi Tea’s history began in 1867, St Petersburg is a delicious mixture of Earl Grey, caramel, and red fruits with a hint of vanilla." (Description courtesy of Kusmi Tea)

I hope to try the other Kusmi Tea blends one day!

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Monday, July 23, 2018

I like big cups and I cannot lie!

I've always liked jumbo teacup planters and always keep an eye out for them at summer clearance sales.

I was thrilled to find this oversized teacup planter with a black chalkboard at Giant Tiger. There were 3 colours available (red, green and turquoise) and I got the last turquoise one!

The sign on the shelf said it was on sale for $12 (regular price: $20), but when the cashier scanned the barcode, it rang up as only $8!

I also purchased this teacup planter with a pretty floral design.

The scanned price was also only $8!

These teacup planters were purchased from Michaels years ago. This photo was taken in 2017. One year later and only the plant on the far right is still alive.

This polkadot purple teacup planter was from a garage sale.This photo was taken in 2016 and the African violets are still going strong despite my less than green thumb!

I was too lazy to take a new photo of the brown teacup planter so I'm reusing this fall photo.

So that's my teacup planter collection!

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Tropical Tea & Travelogue

Last week, we had a Tropical Tea & Travelogue social at the office. One of my colleagues shared photos from her Hawaii trip.

I brought in "Haven of Ananas" black tea by For Tea's Sake.
I love the pretty tin!

The black tea smelled amazing and was a delicious blend of mango, strawberry and pineapple.

The colleague who did the slide show also brought in this yummy pineapple upside down cake. We enjoyed it so much that only half the cake got captured on camera!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Somewhere over the rainbow

This week, I'm sharing a vintage teacup that I "rescued" at a church sale last spring.

 The teacup just screams summer!

The cheery flowers are also inside the teacup.

 The pretty teacup was made by Royal Standard.
I recently scored this cute cozy at at thrift store for only $1.50.
I think it may actually be a toaster cover, but I'm using it as a tea cozy!

What's bringing colour to your world these days?

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