Monday, April 22, 2019

Eggcellent Easter Treats

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

How cute is this tea cosy? 
It's so big that it covers the entire 6-cup teapot!

I finally tried a cream egg brownie.

I also enjoyed a mini-egg cookie.

What Easter-themed treats did you try this month?

Monday, April 15, 2019

Some bunny loves tea!

The bunnies are out in full force in the Valley.

My green/white toile rabbit teapot was a HomeSense find from a few years ago. 

My violet chintz tea set includes a teapot, sugar, creamer, and 6 demitasse cups and saucers.

Last week, we had an Easter-themed tea social at work.
My co-workers brought in some healthy foods...

...and yummy sweet treats!

My cup of Tiger Eye Black Tea (a chocolate and caramel tea by Adagio Tea) and some "bunny mix" and cookies.

Wishing you a joyful Easter season!

Monday, April 8, 2019

A Persian-inspired tea time

This month, I finally went to Nannaa Persian Eatery, a new restaurant that's been on my to-visit list for months. 

This is what I came for: Nannaa Tea, a tasty blend of cardamon black tea and fresh mint, and chickpea cookies.

The "melt in your mouth" chickpea cookies were smaller than expected, but were a great (and healthy!) treat to enjoy with the Nannaa tea.

Have you ever had a chickpea-based dessert?

Monday, April 1, 2019

Hello, April!

So this is what spring looks like in the Valley...

Photo taken on March 31 2019
...and why I wait until late April/early May to put away my winter attire.

I went to a book sale last weekend and purchased a copy of "Anne of Green Gables". The 1985 TV mini-series starring Megan Follows will always be my favourite big screen adaptation.

As the temperatures sloooowly warm up, I've started drinking more cold beverages. This is a cream-base frappuccino version of the black sesame tea latte. Very tasty!

How's spring looking in your corner of the world?

Monday, March 25, 2019

Easter Egg Oreos for Tea Time

Last week, we celebrated the arrival of spring with a pop-up tea social at the office. Pop-up teas are super easy because the preparation is minimal: I brew a pot of tea and people bring their own cups and lunch.

One of my colleagues brought Oreo Easter egg limited edition cookies which we enjoyed with Organic Fashionista black tea.

The Oreo cookies were egg-shaped with cute Easter designs. The purple filling tasted like the white filling. Can you see the little chick wearing bunny ears?

Have you tried any interesting Easter-themed treats?

Monday, March 18, 2019

Going green for St. Patrick's Day

There's still some snow and ice outside, but some greens are popping up inside!

This green corset shape teacup was made by Aynsley (circa 1939).

I celebrated St. Patrick's Day by drinking jasmine green tea by Wuyutai Tea, a famous tea house in China. My colleague had received this tea as a gift but the floral taste wasn't to her she passed it on to me!

How did you celebrate St. Paddy's Day?

Monday, March 11, 2019

Organic Fashionista Tea Blend

I'm proud to share that I've gone 70 (!!!) days without buying any new teas. YAY for willpower! I usually drink 2-3 cups of tea each day so it would take me YEARS to use up all the teas in my stash. 

This month, I finally tried the Organic Fashionista Blend that's been lurking in my cupboard for months years.

The Fashionista blend's organic ingredients: black tea, rose petal, lavender, orange peel and natural flavor.

I'm not a fan of floral teas so my taste buds were happy to discover that orange was the dominant flavour of this pleasant tea. 

The tea was slightly astringent--this was reduced with milk.

Do you drink tea with style?