Monday, March 30, 2020

Momo Sencha

Raise your hands if you've been drinking copious amounts of teas to cope with the stress of the coronavirus crisis.

Over the weekend, I finally tried the Momo Sencha that I purchased at the 2018 (!) RBG Tea Festival. This Japanese green tea is a special blend of peach and rhubarb by Momo Tea. I enjoyed the light peach flavour, but couldn't detect the rhubarb.

My March tea empties
I'm really making a dent in my tea stash in these trying times.

And Week 3 of physical/social distancing begins...

Monday, March 23, 2020

Adjusting to the new normal

Tea has always been one of my stress relievers and it's helping me get through these scary and uncertain times of the coronavirus pandemic.

My colleagues and I all started working from home last week. As an introvert, I'm always happy to stay at home, but I miss the social interactions with my officemates. So I'm grateful for technology that allows us to hold virtual tea socials: we can connect and share the teas we're sipping at home!

Of course, I'm washing my hands frequently with white tea hand soap (I found this at Dollarama a few years ago)!

I've been minimizing my social media usage because the constant barrage of coronavirus information is overwhelming. But this tweet from one of my favourite Canadian singers, Jann Arden, made me laugh. My own tea stash will definitely last me for MONTHS!

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

Monday, March 16, 2020

A green and gold Aynsley teacup

In honour of St. Patrick's Day, I'm sharing this elegant green and gold teacup that I acquired a few years ago.

This is the third crocus teacup in my collection.
One is lighter green, while the other is pure white.

The Aynsley backstamp. My internet search of the gold marks (2797?) didn't find anything though.

A friend sent me this sweet card last week. It brought me joy during these dark days.

Stay safe and healthy!

Monday, March 9, 2020

A Bridal Shower Tea at the Office

Another week, another tea social at the office! The first tea social was a pop-up tea that celebrated a colleague's birthday. We enjoyed McCain's Deep 'n Delicious chocolate cake with First Snowfall black tea (Tea at the White House). I didn't get any photos though. Whoops!

The second tea social was a bridal shower potluck for another colleague who is getting married later this month. Black Beauty served strawberry honey black tea (Waterdown Tea House).

The tasty treats brought in by my co-workers.

Do you have any tea parties planned this month?

Monday, March 2, 2020

A Thrifty Tea Time

Hello to March and the longer days!

My tea empties from February.

I welcomed March with a cup of Waterdown Tea House's tasty strawberry honey black tea.

The mug and adorable crochet tea cozy were both thrift store finds. 
They were only $1.99 each!

"I don't actually collect
I just have things that make me happy." 
From: Whoopie Goldberg's The Unqualified Hostess

Monday, February 24, 2020

Royal Albert Teacup: John Peel

2020 is a leap year so I'm sharing a teacup that features an equestrian jumping over a fence (?).

This was passed on to me by someone who was downsizing. I had just started collecting teacups so I was more than happy to give this beauty a new home.

The teacup is part of the Royal Albert Traditional British Songs Series (circa 1950s). John Peel was a famous English huntsman.

What are you doing on Leap Day?

Monday, February 17, 2020

A Valentine's Day Tea Social at Work

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend!

Because many people were off on Feb 14 (the Friday before the long weekend), we had our Valentine tea office potluck on Feb 13--Galentine's Day, an unofficial holiday which celebrates friendships.

I brought in 2 teas:
1) Monarch Tea Co's Anniversary Black Tea (chocolate strawberry blend), and 2) Tea at the White House's Cinnamon Hearts Black tea - the crowd pleaser.

My co-workers brought these tasty dishes.

My sweet tooth hearts the yummy desserts!

I'm still thinking about the cheesecake and cookies!

How did you celebrate Valentine's Day?