Monday, March 25, 2019

Easter Egg Oreos for Tea Time

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.

One of my colleagues brought Oreo Easter egg limited edition cookies which we enjoyed with Organic Fashionista black tea.

The Oreo cookies were egg-shaped with cute Easter designs. The purple filling tasted like the white filling. Can you see the little chick wearing bunny ears?

Have you tried any interesting Easter-themed treats?

Monday, March 18, 2019

Going green for St. Patrick's Day

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 she passed it on to me!

How did you celebrate St. Paddy's Day?

Monday, March 11, 2019

Organic Fashionista Tea Blend

I'm proud to share that I've gone 70 (!!!) days without buying any new teas. YAY for willpower! I usually drink 2-3 cups of tea each day so it would take me YEARS to use up all the teas in my stash. 

This month, I finally tried the Organic Fashionista Blend that's been lurking in my cupboard for months years.

The Fashionista blend's organic ingredients: black tea, rose petal, lavender, orange peel and natural flavor.

I'm not a fan of floral teas so my taste buds were happy to discover that orange was the dominant flavour of this pleasant tea. 

The tea was slightly astringent--this was reduced with milk.

Do you drink tea with style?

Monday, March 4, 2019

A cute custom-made cosy

We kicked off the first day of March with a pop-up tea at the office. Fireside Cider green tea and maple shortbread cookies were served.

A crafty friend made this adorable firehouse dog tea cosy for me.

The dog's face and ears were made of fuzzy fabric.
It did a great job keeping the pot of tea hot!

Do you use a tea cosy?