Monday, September 28, 2020

Tea Haul: Tea at the White House

This Tea at the White House haul is *technically* a belated birthday gift because I used a gift card to make the purchase.

Soy candles that smell like Cream Earl Grey and scones? 
Yes, please!

Restock on faves: Bengal Tiger black tea (a cinnamon mango and passion fruit tea) and Monk's Blend decaf.
I'm already thinking about Christmas: Candy Cane black tea and German Gingerbread black tea.

I'm well equipped for the cozy autumn season!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Chai in my cup

 Hello, chai season!

 Chai #1: Organic Black Chai with Ginger and Elderberries from Ikea

Chai #2: Spiced Chai by Crabtree & Evelyn

Chai #3: S'mores chai pu-erh by Davids Tea

Chai #4: Coconut Cream Pie Chai from Dessert by Deb

This was my favourite and I've already ordered a larger (75g) bag!

EDITED TO ADD: It turns out that Sept 21 is National Chai Day so Happy National Chai Day!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Tea Hauls: Monarch Tea Co. and Tea Sante

Last week's happy mail brought in some fall teas. Hooray!

It was Monarch Tea Co.'s super cute sweatshirt that made me break my 70-day tea buying ban streak! My purchase also included 2 black teas (1 maple, 1 pumpkin), and a free sample of a Cream Earl Grey. 

I took advantage of Tea Sante's Labour Day Sale (the 20% discount covered most of the shipping) to try some of their teas (left to right): Citrus Green Apple green tea; Pomegranate Vanilla black tea; Cardamom black tea; Vanilla Cream black tea.

I don't go out much, and yet I keep buying online these adorable tea-themed cloth masks!

Monday, September 7, 2020

Fall has arrived in my corner of the valley

It's September so my orangy-yellow and brown teawares are now on display!

This adorable Kaldun & Bogle pumpkin teapot was gifted to me years ago.

My brown betty with vintage Johnson Brothers brown transferwares and a Windsor China teacup.

My lusterwares: The peach teacups are Fire King, while the teapot and and sugar were Made in Japan.

Updated August sipdown
After last week's post was published, I realized that I forgot to include the Mango & Lychee Souffle green tea in my August sipdown.

On Day 70, I broke my tea buying ban. So I now have 6 fall teas (from 2 different companies) heading my way!