Last week, we celebrated the arrival of spring with a pop-up tea social at the office. Pop-up teas are super easy because the preparation is minimal: I brew a pot of tea and people bring their own cups and lunch.
There's still some snow and ice outside, but some greens are popping up inside!
This green corset shape teacup was made by Aynsley (circa 1939).
I celebrated St. Patrick's Day by drinking jasmine green tea by Wuyutai Tea, a famous tea house in China. My colleague had received this tea as a gift but the floral taste wasn't to her liking...so she passed it on to me!
You know you have too many teawares when you almost forget about the seasonal tea sets lurking in the cupboard.
1. Hearts Tea Set
Fortunately, I remembered to bring out this retro Bavarian tea set just before Valentine week!
2. "Barrista" socks
I have a soft spot for funky socks and wear knee-highs (under pants) during these cold winter days. I think the saucers on these super cute socks are supposed to contain coffee, but I'm going to pretend it's tea!
3. Savoury scones
My favourite savoury scone is the bacon, cheddar and chives scones from Jax Sweet Shoppe.
4. Easter ornament
I haven't switched over to the spring/Easter decor yet, but I just couldn't resist this adorable Easter ornament.
5. Starbucks' Honey Citrus Mint Tea
Last week, I tried Starbucks' Honey Citrus Mint Tea which consisted
of 2 teas (Jade Citrus Mint™ Green Tea and Peach Tranquility® Herbal
Tea), a touch of honey and steamed...lemonade?!?
the steamed lemonade is no different than lemon with hot water--I
drink this concoction when I'm feeling under the weather. I found that the lemonade dominated the flavour of this tea which might be better as an iced tea.
Have you ever tried blending 2 different teas or teabags?
When your birthday is in January and you live in Canada, there's a high probability that your birthday celebrations will get rescheduled because of inclement weather. This year, we got hit by a snowstorm that dumped 40 cm (15 inches) of snow...so I ended up celebrating my birthday in February which had more co-operative weather!
Pretty tea-themed cards #1 & #2
Pretty tea-themed cards #3 & #4
My family and friends showered me with more teas.
Teas from Trader Joe's.
Love the yellow rose on this beauty.
For tea on the go: A pretty travel mug with a tea infuser.
Cute gift #1: A miniature book with a book-shaped infuser.
Cute gift #2: Tea party books for my inner child
Cute gift #3: A teapot house for my future fairy garden.
I don't know if these candles actually contain tea leaves, but the bear holding a mug of tea is pretty cute.
You can never have enough tea-themed towels!
Tea-infused lotion and mints.
Thanks to my generous and thoughtful family and friends, I won't need to buy new teas for a looooooooong time!