Monday, October 11, 2021

Thanksgiving treats and teas

 

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!


Thanksgiving Treat #1: 

Pumpkin square with Dessert by Deb's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie latte (Herbal Tea).



Thanksgiving Treat #2: 

Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Pie with Dessert by Deb's Hojicha Apple Turnover (Roasted Green Tea).
 
 
 
 Thanksgiving Treat #3:
 
Choco-roll with Stash's Maple Apple Cider herbal tea.
 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Cuppa-tea-athon

There's something strange in my neighbourhood...

 

I aint fraid'a no ghosts!


September tea empties

What I repurchased during DavidsTea's summer sale:

1) Cherry Berry Punch black tea

2) Sleepy Lychee fruit infusion - it was a bonus free tea on one of my online orders.

3) Tropicalia fruit infusion

What I may repurchase:

1) DavidsTea's Melon Drop fruit infusion - I'm kicking myself for not buying some when they were on sale. Now they're sold out! 


Last week, I participated in a fun Cuppa-tea-athon hosted by Instagram tea bloggers, @bibliovirgo @thismorningstea and @picnic_indoors.

 

Day 1 (left) - Sip on a tea bag blend: DavidsTea's S'mores Chai pu-erh

Day 2 (right) - Make a tea latte: Dessert by Deb's Thai Banana Cake black tea


Day 3 (left) - Drink a black tea: Teamancy's Nana's Bananas black tea

Day 5 (right) - Drink a fall blend: Geek+Tea's Pumpkin Juice Chai black tea 



Day 6 - Drink a whole pot of tea: Stash's Maple Apple Cider herbal tea


Day 6 (left) - Sip on a loose leaf blend: Kusmi Tea's English Breakfast black tea

Day 6 (right) - A tea blend that starts with the first letter of your name: DavidsTea's Monster Mash rooibos


Day 7 (left) - Sip on the 10th blend of your collection: Tea Amo's Chocolate Perfect Pie Hojicha (roasted green tea) 

Day 7 (right) - Drink tea using your favourite mug:  Yukon Herb Tea Factory's Nature's Bountea

Got a FULL HOUSE on my Cuppa-tea-athon bingo card!

Monday, September 27, 2021

Pumpkins in September

How do I love pumpkins in the fall? Let me count the ways.

 

1. I adore my new DavidsTea Nordic mug with the pretty purple pumpkins!

 

2. I'm pumped about these pumpkin pillows which I got from Dollarama for only $4 each!

 

3. I'm a sucker for funky socks and couldn't resist these cute pumpkin pie and latte socks from Dollar Tree.

 

4. I had my first Starbucks pumpkin spice creme frappuccino in 2 years! YUM!


5. I have jumped on the red/blue truck wagon. Love the teal pumpkins on this kitchen towel!


6. My first fall weekend tea time: Little Debbie's Pumpkin Delights cookies with DavidsTea's White Pumpkin white tea. 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Autumn Teas: Maple, Salted Caramel, and Toffee

As we transition into the cozy fall season, I've been filling my cups with delicious maple, caramel, or toffee teas!

 

 Maple Teas

Left: Monarch Tea Co.'s Maple Cream black tea.

Right: A maple-flavoured teabag gifted by a friend.


Maple Teas by Geek+Tea

Left: Snow Maple is a lightly flavoured white tea.

Right: The Dark Side is a smokey maple blend.


Left: DavidsTea's Caramel Shortbread fruit infusion.

Right: DavidsTea's Maple Chai black tea


Salted Caramel

 Left: DavidsTea's Salted Caramel Oolong
 
Right: Dessert by Deb's Salted Caramel Pancakes black tea
 
Both of these blends would also make tasty lattes!
 
 
 

Left: DavidsTea's Brown Sugar Bourbon black /pu-erh tea (I've never tasted bourbon so I can't tell if this tea is  a good replication, but I did enjoy it!)
 
Right: DavidsTea's English Toffee pu-erh
 
I'm not a big fan of pu-erh, but the brown sugar and toffee flavours of these blends appealed to my sweet tooth!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Garage sale finds: Colclough and Queen Anne teacups

Do I need more teacups? No. 

But that didn't stop me from rescuing two beauties at a garage sale last month!

 

There was about a dozen teacups on sale for only $2 each, but I was drawn to this Colclough's pretty purple design. I just couldn't leave it behind!

I was proud of myself for exercising some restraint and bringing only one teacup home...


...but I couldn't stop thinking about this elegant Queen Anne teacup. 
So I went back and got it!

Monday, September 6, 2021

A gourd life

As soon as the calendar flipped to September, I was all about the cute pumpkins and autumn decor!

 

My stack of vintage Johnson Brothers brown transferware teacups. My brown betty teapot is covered by a handmade owl tea cozy (a gift from a co-worker).


I'm really into the plaid and velvet pumpkins this year.
 

 

My small glass teapot filled with miniature white velvet pumpkins.

 

My pumpkin teapot (Kaldun & Bogle) paired beautifully with my new pumpkin mug (Chapters Indigo has the cutest seasonal mugs!).

 


I rescued this "Keep Calm and Drink Tea" two-cup teapot from my office.

 


Autumn gold: a vintage yellow tea set and teacup

 

My orange lusterwares

 

 

Other autumn staples: apple cider teas...

 

....and chais galore!

 (The autumn teas will get their own posts over the next few months.)


 

Have you started decorating for autumn?


Monday, August 30, 2021

Summer Teas: Tropical Fruits Edition

August sipped away like a bottle of tea!


My Summer Teas series concludes with my favourite cold-brewed tea flavour: TROPICAL FRUITS!

Top (L-R): Kusmi Tea's Tropical White tea; Tea Amo's Tropical black tea

Bottom (L-R): AM Tea's Tropical Green tea; DavidsTea's Tropic Tango fruit infusion


I loved DavidsTea's creamy and delicious Tropicalia fruit infusion so much that I've stocked up on this pina colada blend multiple times over the summer!

 

 I've never met a cold-brewed coconut tea that I didn't like!

Left: Dessert by Deb's Lemongrass Milk Pudding Green Tea

Right: DavidsTea's Coco Colada fruit infusion (top); Coconut Oolong (bottom)



DavidsTea's other exotic tropical fruit blends also make excellent cold-brewed teas:

Left: Guava Cadabra fruit infusion

Right: Green Passionfruit green tea (top); Lychee Bellini black tea (bottom)



August tea empties

What I may repurchase:
1) DavidsTea's Lychee Bellini black tea
2) DavidsTea's Mango No. 5 rooibos
3) Dessert by Deb's Lychee Mango Mochi green tea
4) Geek+Tea's Casteal black tea