Monday, August 27, 2018

Tea time at my aunt's garden

This week, I'm sharing a teacup and teapot that I passed on to my aunt (who baked my awesome birthday cake), as part of my ongoing efforts to downsize my collection. My aunt kindly agreed to let me do a tea time photo shoot in her lovely garden.

The unmarked teapot is decorated with dainty yellow roses and has serious Royal Albert vibes. The teacup (made by Paragon) and saucer are mismatched.

It's easier to part with my tea pretties when I know that they're going to a good home!

I'm joining Tea in the Garden this week.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Just Peachy

It's peach season and I've been enjoying some peachy teas to beat the heat!

Pure Leaf iced tea is brewed from real tea leaves.

The refreshing peach iced tea is perfect for a hot summer day.

Source: Fiasco Gelato's Twitter
Fiasco's White Peach Iced Tea sorbetto was an unexpected find at a local cheese shop.

This delicious icy treat is also keeping me cool in the heat wave.

What's your favourite peach treat?

I'm joining Tea in the Garden this week.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Outdoor Summer Tea Social

For the first time ever, our office tea social was held outside! The days leading up to the tea social were hot and rainy. I was fretting over the 40% chance of a thundershower...

...but we were blessed with blue skies, cooler temperatures and a nice breeze. We couldn't have asked for better weather! We had some Canada geese for company. Can you spot them?

I cheated and brought in bottled iced tea for our "bring your own cup" tea. I couldn't resist bringing in these mason jar mugs. We had all types of teas covered:
-Lemon black tea by Pure Leaf
-Green tea with ginseng and honey by Arizona Tea
-Blackberry herbal tea from my co-worker (not pictured)
We had a well-balanced meal of: cheese and crackers, samosas, green salad and potato salad (not pictured).

For dessert, we had hazelnut wafer cookies and peaches.

It was one of the best tea socials at work!

I'm joining Tea in the Garden this week.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Lazy days of summer

How can it be August already?!?

Source: American Greetings
We're in the midst of another heat wave which got me feeling lazy.

Of course, I continue to drink hot tea in this hot weather...

...while green tea ice cream helps me beat the heat!
My mom found the matcha green tea mini Kit Kat bars at an Asian store. The chocolate bar's slight bitter taste blends well with the sweet ice cream.

 Have you tried any of Kit Kat's interesting flavours?

I'm joining the following parties this week: