Monday, July 29, 2019

Cold brewed tea & cake

Copious amounts of iced teas have been keeping me cool during the scorching temperatures.

I like to cold brew my tea.

Last weekend, we found this tasty cake at our local grocery store: 
Lemon Blueberry Earl Grey Cake

"Earl Grey tea infused sponge cake layered with zesty lemon mousse and a refreshing wild blueberry filling. Finished with lemon frosting, and decadent white chocolate shavings."  (Source: La Rocca Creative Cakes website)

Monday, July 22, 2019

Bad blogger & bargains

I've tried out some interesting new teas and organized pop-up teas at work this month. For example, last week, we had a "Christmas in July" pop-up tea where we enjoyed Santa chocolate (a Christmas gift) with Poached Pear Brulee organic black tea. But I've been too lazy to take photos. Blogger fail!

I found this charming welcome mat for $4 at Dollarama (many items are actually $1 plus). How cute are the alphabet tea sets? It's too nice to use outside so it's become an indoor mat.

My friend made me this Taiwanese iced tea. I can't recall the ingredients. It had a delicious coffee flavour...but it didn't actually contain coffee?

Last week, I was craving ice cream at work. But I didn't want to spend $5 on a tiny cup of frozen yogurt. So I bought a 1.66L tub of Breyers Cookies & Cream ice cream at Shoppers (across from the office) and had a pop-up ice cream at the office. The ice cream was on sale for only $2.99 and it fed half a dozen people on TWO consecutive days!

Monday, July 15, 2019

A surprise tea package

Back in May, I received a surprise package from Teresa, one of my teacup swap partners.

How cute is this wrapping paper?!?

Love the pretty teacup design of this Carol Wilson notepad.

Not for consumption: Bathtub Tea

Top: Twinings Tea samples
Bottom: Republic of Tea samples

An elegant photo frame

Thank you, Teresa, for the wonderful package!

Monday, July 8, 2019

My Cup of Tea Dessert

Last Saturday, a friend and I met up for afternoon tea at My Cup of Tea in Richmond Hill.

We made reservations for 12 pm. By 1 pm, all the other tables were filled. 

I really liked how we could see and smell the teas--30 black, green, and herbal blends--before selecting one.

I picked the honey fig herbal tea. This delicious fruity tea was served in Eastern-style teacups.

The Spring Tea set for two.
Love, love, love the beautiful presentation!

The scrumptious savouries and melt-in-your-mouth scones.

The desserts were almost too pretty to eat...but that didn't stop us!

I've been wanting to visit My Cup of Tea since last year and the afternoon tea experience exceeded my high expectations.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Canada Day Long Weekend

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!

Image taken at a local market and bakery.
Gotta love it when Canada Day falls on a Monday so that we have a long weekend! We couldn't have asked for better weather: blue skies and hot temperatures.

Last Saturday, I tried out the iced Exotic Berries Oolong Tea from Citizen Tea. It was a refreshing drink!

Davids Tea was giving out free teas in celebration of Canada Day. I tried the Coco Colada herbal tea. The pina colada taste was pretty subtle.

Highlight of the long weekend: I met my aunt's adorable 4-month old puppy, Miley. How cute are these outfits?!? I'm glad that she liked the salamander toy that we gave her.

Enjoy the first week of July!