Monday, March 20, 2023

Teas to celebrate Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour's opening weekend

To celebrate the opening weekend of Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour, I drank teas that reminded me of songs from her different eras!


 Self-Titled Debut - Our Song: Raspberry Rose by Clearview Tea Co.

Got to the hallway, well on my way to my lovin' bed
I almost didn't notice all the roses

Fearless (Taylor's Version) - The Best Day (TV): Pumpkin Chai by DavidsTea

I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch


 Speak Now - Speak Now: Mango Passionfruit Eclair by Dessert by Deb

And she is yelling at a bridesmaid
Somewhere back inside a room
Wearing a gown shaped like a pastry


 Red (Taylor's Version) - 22 (TV): Cereal Milk by Dessert by Deb

It feels like a perfect night
For breakfast at midnight


 1989 - Blank Space: Cherry Berry Punch by DavidsTea

Cherry lips, crystal skies
I could show you incredible things


  Reputation - ...Ready For It? Tangerine Dream Honeybush by Monarch Tea Co.

In the middle of the night, in my dreams (my dreams)
I know I'm gonna be with you


Lover - The Archer: Fireside S'Mores by Dessert by Deb

I wake in the night, I pace like a ghost
The room is on fire, invisible smoke


 Folklore - The Last Great American Dynasty: Matcha Key Lime Pie by Dessert by Deb

And in a feud with her neighbor
She stole his dog and dyed it key lime green 
Folklore - August: Salted Caramel Oolong by DavidsTea

Salt air, and the rust on your door
I never needed anything more


 Evermore - Champagne Problems: Sleepy Lychee by DavidsTea

 Bustling crowds or silent sleepers
You're not sure which is worse


 Midnights - Lavender Haze: Lavender London Fog by Dessert by Deb

I just wanna stay
In that lavender haze 


 Midnights - Maroon: Pink Grapefruit Rosé by DavidsTea

How'd we end up on the floor anyway? You say
"Your roommate's cheap-*ss screw-top rosé, that's how"

Do you have a favourite Taylor Swift song?

Monday, March 13, 2023

A Shamrock Teacup

 After years of treasure hunting, I finally found an item on my wish list:

 A shamrock teacup!

The English bone china teacup was made by Queen Anne circa 1959+.

I was utterly charmed by the green shamrocks and yellow star-shaped flowers!

Monday, March 6, 2023

Fun at Tea Time Mugs

Your friendly neighbourhood tea lover was recently gifted a pair of tea time coaster and mugs from her local Buy Nothing group.

The mugs are decorated by delightful teapots, teacups, and cakes!

Matching coasters.

 Fun at tea time!

Have you ever received anything from a Buy Nothing Group? 

Monday, February 27, 2023

Five in February

 We made it to the end of February!

1. I completed two fun tea-themed puzzles.

2. I've been enjoying lattes in this charming "These are a few of my favourite things" mug!

3. February tea times 

Cookies and Teamancy's Cookie butter herbal tea for a virtual tea time.

Monarch Tea Co.'s Double Cream Earl Grey (left) and Twinings' French Vanilla Chai (right) for a snow day.

4. My first tea haul of 2023: 

I'm on "low-buy" year for tea. But I couldn't resist Daniel's Chai Bar's flash sale and stocked up on some of my favourite teas: Rated R (my favourite raspberry tea) back tea; Love Note black tea; and Wow oolong.

5. February tea empties

What I may repurchase in the future:
1. Adagio's Sweet Nothings white tea
2. Adagio's Ripe for Romance black tea
3. DavidsTea's Christmas Morning black tea

Monday, February 20, 2023

Romantic teas for heart month

This hopeless romantic has been enjoying some lovey-dovey teas this month!

A thoughtful friend sent me samples of Adagio's Love Petals which I drank during Valentine week.

I'm smitten with Hugs and Kisses' light caramel and vanilla flavour.

I'm enamoured with Ripe for Romance's delicious raspberry and chocolate black tea blend.

My favourite Adagio: I'm besotted with Sweet Nothings' white tea blend of peach, apricot, and lavender. I sipped this heavenly tea while I listened to Taylor Swift's song, Sweet Nothing.

I adore Monarch Tea Co.'s Love You Tea, a sensational strawberry black tea.

I'm under the spell of Geek+Tea's As You Wish black tea. 
It's inconceivable to celebrate Valentine's Day without this fantastic blend  of cacao, roses, and cardamom. So I purchased 500g (!) of my all-time favourite Valentine tea before Geek+Tea closed their tea business.

Do you have any teas that you enjoy in February?

Monday, February 13, 2023

Valentine Teagrams and Teawares

At the beginning of the month, I sent out some handmade Valentine teagrams.

I created the teagrams using pretty photos from old Tea Time calendars.


My pink corners: A mix of contemporary and vintage teacups and teapots. 

All you need is love...and tea!

 Happy Valentine's Week!


Monday, February 6, 2023

Belated birthday gifts

This week, I'm sharing some belated birthday gifts that I received recently.

It's been a loooong time since I've drank the DavidsTea fan favourites like Forever Nuts, so it will be fun to try them again and see if my tastes have changed.

Some fun tea-themed puzzles. 

The cat in the wooden puzzle reminded me of Garfield. I love the retro design of the purple "Tea Party" 350-piece puzzle.

You can never have enough tea-inspired hand soap!

A crafty work friend surprised me with this gorgeous tea-themed quilt that she made herself!

This is the teacup side of the quilt (folded in half).

A close-up of the cute heart teacups.

 The other side of the quilt (full length).

Can you spot the Alice in Wonderland squares?

The fabulous quilt also matches this mug rug that I ordered back in December!