Monday, July 4, 2016

Random June teas

A few weeks ago at work, we celebrated the official arrival of summer with yet another tea social!

We sipped David's Tea's Raspberry Cream Pie Rooibos and Tetley Tea's Cinnamon Spice Herbal Tea from my Sadler basketweave pattern mugs.

My co-workers brought delicious (but healthy!) treats: kale salad, cheese and crackers, spinach dip, fruit, raspberry shortbread cookies and carrot cake.

When I heard about Starbucks' secret menu purple drink, I knew that I had to try it! 
I asked the barista for a passion fruit iced tea with soy milk and blackberries (you can also add vanilla syrup, but I preferred my drink unsweetened.). Very refreshing!

I tried to recreate the purple drink at home using honeybush vanilla herbal tea, coconut milk, and blackberries. It tasted good, but I didn't get the same purple hue. Secret menu drink fail!

On June 30th, I took advantage of "Free Tea Day" at David's Tea and tried out their new grape freeze green tea as an iced tea--another way to stay cool during these hot, summer days!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday long weekend!


  1. I hope you enjoyed your long holiday weekend, Margie. You gals must have a wonderful time at your tea socials. The food looks yummy!
    As soon as I saw the Starbuck's secret menu purple drink, you figured you would try it. I think probably our friend Judith will as well. I haven't been in to David's Tea for a while. I must get in there again soon. Thank you for linking up and have a marvellous day.


  2. Dearest Margaret...ah, what a long time it has been since I last stopped by! I have missed you and your delightful tea~inspired blog!
    I am so glad you had a wonderful month of June...your purple tea sounds so delicious!
    Well, you have a blessed week ahead...know I'm keeping you in my thoughts.
    All my love,

  3. I think it is all my Canadian blogger friends who mention David's tea all the time?? I will need to go online and see if I can find it. I do like a little sweetness in my tea, but like to do it myself. I got an iced tea from Biggby Coffee here, and they sweetened it with a vanilla syrup. I ended up throwing it out as it was way too sweet.
    Your office tea parties always look delightful!
    xo Deborah

  4. Hi : Hope you are having a great 4th! Everything looks so good on your post today. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings, Martha

  5. Lots of fun! Hope you had a wonderful Canada Day! Love your mugs, and new teas to try! I had seen the Starbucks but hadn't tried it. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea and have a great week!

  6. All those specialty teas and those yummy snacks sound so delicious! So - did you like those teas you tried?

    You are so interesting! Hugs! ♥

  7. I always enjoy reading about your office tea parties, Margie. I hope you had a happy Canad Day! The raspberry cream tea sounds so good and the purple drink from Starbucks looks yummy. Too bad about your purple tea fail!

  8. Your teas at work always look enjoyable and I like the basketweave mugs used for the tea this time.
    I haven't been to Starbucks for a while but a purple drink would be worth trying.

  9. That looks like so much fun and so yummy, Margie. Now, I am curious about that Starbucks purple drink....Christine

  10. So nice to have Teas at work!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  11. What fun to have tea socials at work! :)

    That secret menu tea looks amazing - I prefer unsweetened too!

    We love iced tea year round, but it is wonderful in the summer!

  12. I always enjoy reading about your work social teas. The Raspberry Cream tea sounds delicious!

  13. Happy Fourth! A day later...
    You are so lucky to work where they have tea time! It looks lovely. The new drink sounds interesting too. Wishing you a lovely week ahead!

  14. Dear Margie:
    How fun to try a "secret" tea! Thanks for sharing and linking your tea adventures!

  15. Margie, I love your office tea socials! It's always time for tea!

  16. Margie, That is some delicious tea and summer is here. I will have to keep an eye out for David's Tea free tea day. That sounds like a great opportunity to try something new. Sylvia D.

  17. Mmm... the grape freeze tea sounds wonderful! I have just discovered my love for green tea over the last two months and have been enjoying a cup...or two every day. Right now I like the green tea with pomeganate.

    Have a lovely Sunday, my friend!

  18. It is nice your can have tea at work with friends. That new sexret drink looks and sound wonderful. Happy weekend with love Janice


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