Monday, April 15, 2024

Steve's Teas

A few weeks ago, I visited Steve's Teas store and tea room in Brantford, Ontario.

I had been following Steve's Teas on Instagram for a while, but this was my first time visiting their storefront and tea room!
The spacious tea room serves lunch and cream, low, and afternoon tea.
I loved how the bone china teacups and teapots were displayed.

Steve's Teas has a collection of more than 300 (!) teas.
This wall featured oolongs and black teas.
 This wall featured the herbal and green teas, as well as mugs.

I exercised GREAT restraint and only brought home 5 teas.

Steve's Teas had an impressive collection of Earl Grey blends.

Left: The Raspberry Cream Earl Grey black tea was a unique, fruity twist of the classic Cream Earl Grey.
Right: The Butterscotch Cream Earl Grey black tea was a smooth and creamy blend.
I also went bananas for the  Banana Pancakes black tea (left) and Banana Bread Chai black tea (right). Both blends also tasted amazing with milk!

I'm always on the lookout for watermelon teas and was thrilled to find this delicious Summer Melon black tea.
The staff at Steve's  Teas were so friendly and helpful. I look forward to going back to try their afternoon tea and purchasing more of their in-house tea blends!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Brantford Potters Guild Spring Sale 2024

 Last weekend, I attended the Brantford Potter Guild Sale.





I loved these pretty floral mugs. But the 3D flowers made it a little awkward to hold the mug.


The only teapots that I spotted.

I always loved Em Gabriel's beautiful designs.

I had been hoping to snag one of Paula Caltagirone's book mugs, but alas, they were sold out by the time I arrived.

So I brought home this gorgeous floral mug instead.

I also couldn't resist purchasing this adorable knitted mug by Cottage Studio Art!

Monday, April 1, 2024

Easter Tea and BBW Haul

 Hello, April!

During Easter weekend, I enjoyed Lord Lancaster's Easter tea, a green tea blend of sweet pomengranate and wild raspberry.

Are you a fan of the Bridgerton books or Netflix series?

Bath and Body Works (BBW) recently released a Bridgerton collection. I couldn't resist snagging the limited edition Queen Charlotte's Tea candle (regular price: $32.95 CAD) when BBW's 3-wick candles were on sale for $13.95 CAD each.

The fragrance notes are "rich bergamot, bold citrus and black tea leaves". I could smell the citrus notes, but it didn't really smell like an Earl Grey tea to me.

When the the Bridgerton collection launched, the hand soaps were on sale for $3.95 CAD each, so my mom picked up the Queen Charlotte's Tea and Danbury Shortbread foaming hand soaps.

I'm waiting for the Tea Cup Wallflowers Scent Control™ and the Tea Pot PocketBac Holder to go on sale... 

March tea empties

What I will or have already restocked:
1) Geek+Tea's As You Wish black tea
2) DavidsTea's Lavender Buttercream rooibos

What I may repurchase in the future:
1) Dessert by Deb's Strawberry Oat Milk rooibos tea
2) Murchie's Tea Lavender Cream black tea

Monday, March 25, 2024

Easter Decor 2024

I'm hoppy to share my Easter decor this week.


I just need some bunny to love!


March hares


Purple teawares 

 Green teawares
Have an egg-cellent Easter!

Monday, March 18, 2024

Green Teas for St. Patrick's Day

 I celebrated St. Patrick's Day by drinking green teas!

Green Tea #1: Green Tea Beauty Guaraná is a delicious fruity blend with a taste dragonfruit. 

Guaraná is a plant native to Brazil. The seeds are highly caffeinated, so this tea will boost your energy. A work friend purchased this tea when she went to Brazil to visit relatives. I was incredibly touched when she gave me the tea. She and her family ended up moving back to Brazil a few years ago. Every time I drink Beauty Guaraná, I think of her!

Green Tea #2: DavidsTea's Cherry Blossom Matcha latte

Green Tea #3: Dessert by Deb's Earl's Seville Orange Marmalade is a delicious cream Earl Grey green tea blend.

How did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Monday, March 11, 2024

Creative teabags

I'm a sucker for creative packaging. So I was delighted to receive a variatea of teabags featuring beautiful artwork!

Albert EinsTEAn - Moroccan Experiment Tea


Fred Tea Mercury - Bohemian Raspberry


Vincent Van Goghji: Goji Berry Tea

FriTÉ Khalo - Watermelon Rose Hibiscus Tea


ShakeSpearMINT Tea - Spearmint Tea

Monday, March 4, 2024

Come Shop With Me at Winners

At a recent trip to Winners (a T.J. Maxx store in Canada), I spotted some cute teawares.

How cute are these Peter Rabbit teacups, mugs, and tiered trays?

I came thisclose to bringing one of the blue and white mugs home...

I was also tempted by these Wizard of Oz mugs by Rae Dunn, , but my willpower prevailed!
February tea empties
What I will or have already restocked:
1) Justea's Purple Chocolate

What I may repurchase in the future:
1) Monarch Tea Co.'s Double Cream Earl Grey black tea
2) Dessert by Deb's Fireside S'Mores black tea