Monday, October 29, 2018

October: This and That

How can it be the end of October already?!?

The quintessential autumn tea time: Enjoying T by Daniel's Jack-o-Lantern black tea (in my October teacup) with a Lindor pumpkin spice truffle.

Earl Grey is one of my favourite blends so I drink it year round. I was gifted this Twinings London Strand Earl Grey--the pretty box has major fall vibes.

I have a habit (that I'm trying to break) of saving things for "special occasions". I finally decided to use this cute tea towel. Life is short! Use your pretty linens!

If I were a baker, I would have bought these cookie cutters for cookies that hang on cups and mugs (spotted at Dollarama).

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mississauga Fire's #PinkTruckTour travelled around the city all month. I was more than happy to purchase a T-shirt to support Trillium Health's cancer program.

Tea-themed Christmas ornament alert! This Hallmark limited edition,"Season's Treatings, 10th Anniversary", can be hard to find. So I'm glad that I brought this adorable ornament home with me instead of waiting for the post-Christmas sales (I'm still stalking the tiny teapot and the Nutcracker tea time ornaments).

Have you started thinking about Christmas decor?

Monday, October 22, 2018

Mug & Matcha

The outside world may be turning red, yellow and orange, but there are still some greens in my little corner of the world!

This charming mug came from Home Sense. I loved the quote: 
"Life is like a cup of tea, it's all about how you make it."

The interior is decorated with cute teabags, teacups and teapots.

Recently, I tried this matcha mint donut by Donut Monster. 
What an interesting, but tasty combo!

I also tried this delicious matcha custard tart.
I must admit that most of the matcha that I consume comes in the form of dessert!

I'm joining Tuesday Cuppa Tea this week. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Citizen Tea

Most tea companies sell their teas online so I was excited to hear a new tea shop opened up at Mapleview Centre in Burlington.

 Citizen Tea took over the space previously occupied by Teavana.

Modern teawares

Tea sampler packages

Teas, teas, teas!
(Not pictured: the wall where you can order loose teas by weight)

As part of their Grand Opening promotion, all loose teas were 30% off. I did not stand firm on my "no new teas until you use up your existing stash" 3 teas came home with me!

Creamy Nut Oolong: "An award-winning blend of crisp apple pieces, swirls of creamy caramel and nutty almond." (Description courtesy of Citizen Tea).

 This sweet tea is perfect for sipping in the fall!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Autumn teawares

Wishing my Canadian friends a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Photo credit: Internet
Orange you glad that it's autumn?

The pumpkin teapot and teacups were gifted by friends.

Does the fall foliage inspire you to decorate in red, yellow, orange or brown?

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Season

Happy First Day of October!
It took me a while to get into the pumpkin season this year.

On the first official day of autumn, I sipped T by Daniel's "Jack-O-Lantern" black tea.

There's nothing scary about this delicious pumpkin spice tea.

I also enjoyed to this tasty pumpkin scone with cream cheese.

This pumpkin donut from Donut Monster made my stomach very happy.

I'm saving these pumpkin spice wafers for our next office tea social.

I had completely forgotten about these Pillsbury Pumpkin Spice cookies in my freezer. Whoops! The package "Best Before Date" is December 12, 2017 (please don't judge me!).

Should I toss or bake?

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