Monday, May 28, 2018

Five on May

Like the other months, May just sped by!

1. I was visiting my brother in Calgary over the Victoria Day long weekend so I didn't have pretty china for the royal wedding viewing. But I still enjoyed my cup of Royal Blend Tea by Fortum and Mason (which I had brought with me) and yummy chocolate cinnamon scone.

2. Interesting tea beverages sampled in Calgary:
a) Thai bubble tea from Ten Ren Tea. Unfortunately, I didn't get a photo of the actual tea which was orange in colour.
b) Matcha coconut latte (Two Hills Organic) made by my brother.
c) Hong Kong Style Tea (Vitasoy) from the T & T Supermarket. This was sweetened with condensed milk and consumed cold.
d) Passion Fruit herbal tea from the Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse.

The matcha coconut latte and passion fruit teas were my favourite. The other 2 tea drinks were okay.

3. While in Alberta, we visited the Firefighters Museum of Calgary. One exhibit displayed items that had caused fires...such as this melted plastic tea kettle. This is what happens when the auto turn-off malfunctions. YIKES!

4. I was The Delightful Repast's giveaway winner of this cool New West KnifeWorks deli knife. Now I've got a knife that cuts everything...and can also be used as a weapon. HA! Thank you, Jean!

5. The first iced tea that I cold brewed for the hot season:
Fuzzy Peach Rooibos by Polar Tea Co.

Enjoy the last week of May!

I'm joining the following parties this week:


  1. That scone sure looks good! Have a great day!

  2. My daughter and husband love cold lemon and peach tea, I’m a bit boring and stick with my earl grey whatever the weather x

  3. You've been enjoying a lot of special teas, Margie. How nice that one of your favorites was made by your brother. I've been drinking iced tea in the afternoons, as our temperatures are beginning to soar.

  4. We have a plastic tea kettle and I always check it has turned off because I am afraid of images like you posted. Thank you for letting us know.

  5. I am glad you are the lucky winner of Jean's giveaway!Hugs!

  6. All the drinks sounded amazing, but my all time favorite tea flavor is peach, so I would be waiting for the cold brewed tea with a glass full of ice. I also just picked up some peach flavored honey straws from Amazon, it is AMAZING! Glad you enjoyed your trip. I was glued to the T.V. during the whole wedding as I was when Princess Diana married and Prince William.

  7. Margie , those scones look wonderful . Go l I’ve hooked on the simple passion tea that comes from Starbucks �� I’ve got to get a grip . Lol . Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

  8. Yummy looking scones and congratulations on the new knife! You'll be chopping like crazy now.

  9. Dear Margie: Yes, this is now the time for lots of iced tea. I have made a lot lately too, although being from the south - I drink it all year long. Hope you had a nice trip. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Margie, I'm delighted that you won my knife giveaway and will be able to cut perfect tea sandwiches with it! Did your brother view the wedding with you? Next time you'll have to take a pretty china teacup for him to always keep in his cupboard for your visits!

  11. Hi Margie! May has gone fast! Lots of fun teas. The cold brew peach tea sounds really tasty! We have a cold dip this week, but maybe next week. Have a lovely start to June and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea

  12. Happy day to you, Margie! It's always so good to visit with you. Some day I hope to visit with you in person {{smiles}}

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. Sadly, I am not receiving email notifications of comments on my blog. It appears this has happened to all bloggers and I'm not sure if it will change. I am thinking it has to do with the new privacy policy and all that "good stuff."

    Enjoy your evening, my friend! Hugs!


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