We made it to the end of November!
Monday, November 30, 2020
We made it to the end of November!
Monday, November 23, 2020
Christmas won't be Christmas without any Celestial Seasonings holiday teas.
When my local Bulk Barn store didn't get the Celestial Seasonings holiday teas this year, I scoured the internet to find a Canadian company that sold them online.
In September (!), I bought one (1) box of Candy Cane Lane at Well.ca.
Then last month, I found Sugar Plum Spice, Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, and Candy Cane Lane at London Drugs. I was worried that they'd sell out so I paid full price ($4.49 CDN - NO REGRETS!), and purchased two (2) boxes each to maximize the shipping costs. They're currently on sale: $3.49 CDN each or Buy 2 or more for $3 each.
I'm now well-stocked on these classic holiday teas for two (2) Christmas seasons!
I've been preparing for the looooong pandemic winter by stocking up on teas from my favourite local tea companies. I'll be sharing these teas throughout the holiday and winter season.
Dessert By Deb specializes in dessert-themed teas. My friend Deb recently released her Holiday Cookie Party Collection, as well as some super cute tea tins and gift sets.
If you subscribe to her weekly e-newsletters, you'll receive promo offers and deals (e.g., free shipping with $50 purchase + bonus goodies). I can't wait to receive my sticker-adorned package!
Geek + Tea specializes in geeky and fandom teas. Aly grows and blends the organic teas on her herb and flower farm called Holly Frost Farm.
Monarch Tea Co.'s holiday tea line includes teas, tea-infused candles, gift sets, and a cozy crew neck sweater.
T by Daniel recently released a limited edition luxury teabag collection. The black and gold tea canisters are beautiful and the pyramid sachets are 100% biodegradable. I'm excited to try the new teas, and restock on a fave--the Almond Cookie Crumble black tea.
Three of the teabags sold out quickly on T by Daniel's website, but you can still get them on Well.ca (which offers free shipping with $35+ purchase).
Tea Amo has gifts for all tea lovers: teas, teapots, teacups, infusers, treats, earrings, and tea-infused perfume oil. If you're lucky enough to live in the Greater Hamilton Area, Heather and Marian will hand deliver At Home Tea Afternoon Boxes to your house!
Tea at the White House (TWH) offers teas (loose or tea bags), teawares, teapot masks, tea-inspired candles, and treats (e.g., Buckingham Palace Collection biscuits).
TWH recently won the well-deserved Readers' Choice Platinum Award for: Atmosphere, Desserts, Business that Gives Back to the Community, and Grocery Pick-up and Delivery.
TWH's tearoom is currently closed, but the tea shop is opened for retail sales with extended holiday hours (11 am to 7 pm, Friday & Saturday).
This post is not sponsored. I work hard for my money and like to support small tea businesses that offer unique and delicious teas, and exceptional customer service!
Monday, November 16, 2020
We're heading into the dark days of winter. Fortunately, I'm well equipped with my cache of cozy tea-inspired candles which I've accumulated over the last several years!
Bath and Body Works candles (left to right): London Calling (smells like lemon tea!); White Tea & Ginger; and Blackberry Tea Leaf (doesn't really smell like tea, but the bear holding a cup is cute!).
Yankee Candle's White Tea
Clintons' Green Tea & Bergamot tinned candle
Crown Point tea-infused candles: Monarch Tea Co.'s Cream Earl Grey and Chai.
“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” - St. Francis Of Assisi
Monday, November 9, 2020
I've been drinking up my fall teas!
Geek+Tea's One Apple a Day Keeps the Dark Lord Away is an apple black chai (left); Dessert by Deb's Cranberry Crabapple Jam herbal tea (right).
DavidsTea's caffeine-free chais:
Butterscotch rooibos chai (left) and Coco Mango Chai fruit infusion (right).
Cinnamon bun-inspired teas:
Dessert by Deb's Caramel Apple Cinnamon Bun black tea (left); DavidsTea's Cinnamon Bun Chai (right).
Monday, November 2, 2020
I cannot tell a lie: I've already started buying holiday teas!
These holiday teas will be featured in upcoming posts.
Since I didn't stick to my tea buying freeze in October, it's a good thing that I sipped down a lot of teas that month!
Oldest (2018): Spiced Chai Tea by Crabtree & Evelyn
Newest (Oct 2020): Pumpkin Spice Rooibos by Clearview Tea Co.
There are some teas in my collection that I'll never open...
I will never drink these Twinings Teas because they were signed by Stephen Twining! He was in town in 2016 to promote the launch of the Twinings Large Tea Leaf Discovery Collection!
Stephen Twining is a 10th generation Twining who has worked in the family business for over 30 years!