Monday, December 28, 2020

2020 Wrap-up

 We've made it to the end of this loooong and difficult year!

Thank you for your visits and comments throughout 2020! The pandemic would have been much harder without your friendships.

Drink What You Own Advent Calendar: Days 21-24

One of my 2020 tea goals was to support small Canadian tea businesses. Nearly all of my tea hauls this year were from my favourite local tea companies.

Spring: Tea at the White HouseGeek+Tea, Dessert by Deb, Monarch Tea Co.

Summer: Blair Elements, Blue Mountain Tea Co., Tea Amo, DavidsTea, Tealise

Fall: Monarch Tea Co., Tea Sante, Tea at the White House, Dessert by Deb, DavidsTea

Holidays: Celestial Seasonings, Plan de Vida, Geek+Tea

Other seasonal hauls (not featured): Clearview Tea Co., Tea Amo, T by Daniel, DavidsTea, Dessert by Deb 

My primary pandemic coping strategy was drinking lots of TEA!

Tea empties: January to June


Tea empties: July to November

May 2021 bring better days!

Please join me next week when I celebrate my 6-year-blogiversary. You don't want to miss out on my fun giveaway!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Festive teawares and teas

Only 4 sleeps left until Christmas!

Christmas celebrations are different this year, but at least I can still enjoy my Advent and other seasonal teas this month.

Some holiday whimsy: Teapots with Santas, Christmas trees, ornaments, and foxes.


My vintage poinsettia teawares.


One of my favourite holiday teas: Gingerbread Pear Cake green tea by Clearview Tea Co. I love this blend so much that I bought two (2) 80g bags!

Drink what you own Advent calendar: Days 13-20

My last tea haul before Christmas: Geek+Tea's delicious holiday teas (I love the beautiful labels!).

Wishing you joy and hope this Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2020

Holiday Teas: Peppermint Edition

 'Tis the season for peppermint teas!

This week, I'm sharing the delicious candy cane and chocolate mint teas that I've been enjoying this month.

Celestial Seasonings' Candy Cane Lane is one of my all-time favourite holiday teas. A friend surprised me with a case (6 boxes!!!) so I now have a Candy Cane WALL!



Dessert by Deb: Minty Matcha Meringues green tea.


Tea at the White House: Candy Cane black tea.

DavidsTea: Santa's Secret black tea (top) and Candy Cane Crush black tea (bottom).

Maisonette: Mint Chocolate black tea.

Dessert by Deb: Peppermint Patty black tea (top) and Mint Chip Cookie rooibos (bottom).

T by Daniel: Cocoa Mint Mirage rooibos.

My latest haul included Candy Cane Hot Chocolate and Evergreen (chocolate peppermint green tea) from Plan de Vida.

No matter how cold it gets outside, I must have my Candy Cane with Chocolate Fudge Crackle ice cream!


Days 1-12 of my drink what you own tea Advent calendar.


Do you have a favourite peppermint tea or treat?

Monday, December 7, 2020

2020 Tea-Themed Trees

Raise your hand if you put up your Christmas decorations super early this year.

My tea-themed tree was up by mid-November.

The festive ornaments boost the happy hormones!

2019 Hallmark ornaments scored at post-holiday sales (another lifetime ago!).
2020 Hallmark Ornaments
I don't like paying full price for pricey ornaments. But there are no rules in 2020 so I got these ornaments back in October.

Tea mugs with rustic vibes from Canadian Tire.

"You're my cup of tea" porcelain ornament from Tea with Tracie.

When you can't hug your loved ones during a global pandemic: 
"A cup of tea is like a warm hug from your family".
I also have a tabletop tree decorated with old teabags.

Staying snug and cozy inside.
"Everything will be all right. We have tea."