Monday, January 28, 2019

A S'mores Tea Party

Last week, we had our first office tea social of the year: a s'mores tea to combat the winter doldrums.

I brought the S'mores black tea by Citizen Tea, while my colleagues brought the electric s'mores maker and ingredients.

"Roasting" the first marshmallow.

Some of us got creative with our s'mores.

My co-workers surprised me with the perfect (belated) birthday card and a cupcake. 

How do you make your s'mores?

Monday, January 21, 2019

More Christmas tea-themed gifts

In addition to teas and teacups, I received the following unique tea-themed gifts for Christmas.

My inner science nerd is loving this cool wooden coaster.

Tea time accoutrements

A magazine with recipes and gorgeous tea time photos.

Cute artwork

Tea-infused bath and body products

Now I can wear a teapot around my neck!

 Be my guest!

And a gift card for more teas!
But I'll need to use up some of my existing stash before purchasing new teas!

Monday, January 14, 2019

National Hot Tea Month

As many of you know, January is Hot Tea Month. I'm well equipped to celebrate my love of tea, thanks to my family and friends' tea-lightful Christmas gifts!

My tea haul has everything: herbal teas, green teas, and black teas in loose leaf and teabags.

The teas will certainly taste even more delicious in this stunning Royal Albert teacup!

The inaugural drink on National Hot Tea Day (Jan 12): Home for the Holidays Black Tea by For Tea's Sake.

I also received this pretty yellow rose teacup--perfect for springtime!

A fun flamingo tumbler for drinking tea on the go (or at the office).

Now it's time to announce the winner of my 4-year blogiversary!

And the WINNER selected by is...(DRUM ROLL):

Congratulations to BABE O'MARA!!!

Babe, please e-mail me your mailing address (click on my profile for my e-mail) and I will ship your prizes you.

Thank you everyone for celebrating my blogiversary with me!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Celebrating the first teas of 2019 & my 4th year blogiversary!

Happy New Year! Hope 2019 has been treating you right.

My first cup of tea in 2019 was decaff English Breakfast.

Last Saturday, I enjoyed my first tea party at my place. We sipped Monarch Tea Co.'s Mistletoe Chai from my Shelley teacups.

Yesterday, Tea in the Valley turned 4. I can't believe that my little blog is now a junior kindergartner! I'm beyond grateful for all your visits and comments--your incredible support and interest in this little blog is what keeps it going: Celebrate Life...Dream Big...Laugh Often...Live Well...

So I'm celebrating my blogiversary with a giveaway!

The giveaway winner will receive:
1) A brand new clear glass mug so you can see the pretty colours of your tea! It also comes with a metal infuser and lid.
2) Some tea samples and other surprise items

Due to high postage costs, the giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and U.S. (sorry!)

How to enter: 
Drop an "Enter Me" comment and a way for me to contact you below (if I don't already have your e-mail address).

Entry Deadline: 
5:00 pm EST on Sunday, January 13, 2019

The winner will be chosen via and announced on: 
Monday, January 14, 2019

If the winner doesn't contact me within 48 hours, a new name will be drawn.

Good luck everyone!!!