Monday, June 25, 2018

The Duchess Tea Room

Last weekend, I visited The Duchess Tea Room, a new Victorian-themed tea room operated by a mother and daughter with a British background.

The vintage furniture lover in me swooned at this quaint set-up.

 I love it when tea rooms use pretty china!

My table setting.

My friend had decaffeinated orange pekoe (top) while I enjoyed a refreshing lemon ginger herbal tea (bottom).

Our delicious tea for two was so filling that we couldn't finish the sweets and brought them home.

It was an enjoyable British tea room experience and I would definitely visit The Duchess Tea Room again!

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Monday, June 18, 2018

International Teas and Teapots

Last week, we enjoyed the inaugural "Tea and Travels", a bring your own lunch and cup social at the office. One of our colleagues shared photos from her recent trip to Israel, while we sipped tea.

I was thrilled when I found Wissotzky tea, a tea company based in Israel, at my local grocery store.

The delicious mango and passion fruit herbal tea was a hit!
I forgot to photograph the blood orange and mandarin herbal tea which was also tasty. Both teas would also make refreshing iced tea.

In my last post, I shared this pretty porcelain teapot (Made in Germany) that I found at a neighbourhood garage sale.

I also purchased this unique Fitz and Floyd swan teapot from the same vendor.  This teapot was made in Japan, circa 1985.

I didn't really need new teapots...but the proceeds from the garage sale go to breast cancer so I was just making a donation, right???

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Monday, June 11, 2018

The Naked Leaf Tea Shop

When I was in Calgary last month, I visited The Naked Leaf Tea Shop in the Kensington area.

You can shop for teas and teawares at the store or online.

I liked how the tea samples were mounted on a magnetic bar.
The shelves contain tea tins with labels designed by local artists. 

After much deliberation, I purchased the Pineapple Sencha Green tea.

The light, tropical flavoured tea is perfect for the summer months!

The teapot and teacup were "rescued" from different church sales. I was drawn to the colourful flowers.

Do you drink any exotic flavoured teas?

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Monday, June 4, 2018

2018 Spring Pottery Show

Last month, I went to the Hamilton Potters Guild Sale to ogle the assortment of unique teapots and teacups.

 The Mad Hatter would approve of these whimsical teapots.

These floral teapots scream spring/summer.

I noticed a number of teapots with bamboo handles.

 There were some colourful teabag holders.
I didn't really need another teabag holder...

 ...but how could I resist these purple pretties???

My name is Margie and I'm a teabag holder hoarder.

I'm joining the following parties this week: