Monday, January 25, 2021

Birthday teas

Last week, I turned another year older.

I'm grateful for all the birthday messages, texts, calls, and cards from family and friends. These tea-themed cards are so me!


My birthday week kicked off with a virtual Mad Hatter Tea Party with my 5-year-old godson. The Itty Bitty Prettys Tea Party Surprise was my present!

In my Royal Albert January teacup: Geek+Tea's Butterbeer black tea.

Birthday week teas that I enjoyed:

Left: Tealise's Organic Birthday Tea was a tasty tropical black blend (mango and passionfruit).

Right: Harney & Son's Celebration was a delicious fruity black tea with some subtle floral notes.


I also drank these yummy cake- and pie-inspired teas during the week:

1) Dessert by Deb's Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake black and rooibos tea

2) Dessert by Deb's Coconut Pie Chai black tea

3) Tea Amo's Chocolate Perfection Pie Hojicha (roasted green tea)

4) Clearview Tea's Gingerbread Pear Cake green tea

Monday, January 18, 2021

National Hot Tea Month

We're more than halfway through National Hot Tea Month!

On National Hot Tea Day (January 12), I had a virtual tea social with my co-workers and sipped down Dessert by Deb's delicious Earl's Sugar Cookie black tea (I forgot to take a photo during the call, so this image is from another day).

Last year, Lorrie and Brenda inspired me to buy some twinkle lights. My magical teapot light adds sparkle to the indoors!

Monday, January 11, 2021

A new tea-themed necklace

A crafty friend recently surprised me with a handmade teapot and teacup necklace.


Isn't it adorable?
The flowers are even purple, my favourite colour!


Now it's time to announce who won the Dessert by Deb's box of goodies!

And the WINNER of my 6-year blogiversary is...(DRUM ROLL):

Congratulations to Whitney at Tea Baking and Cooking!

Whitney, please send me your mailing address by January 13th so I can ship the prize out to you.

Monday, January 4, 2021


Hello, 2021!

My first cup of tea this year.

My December tea empties

Oldest tea: Oriental Beauty oolong tea (April 2018?)

Newest teas: DavidsTea's Merry Mistletoe and Bigelow Tea's Ginger Snappish herbal tea (Dec 2020)

Photo by Natasha Welingkar on Unsplash

This week, Tea in the Valley is celebrating its 6-year blogiversary!

To thank you all for supporting this little blog over the years, I am hosting a 6-year blogiversary giveaway! The next few months will be tough so I've asked my friend Deb from Dessert by Deb to put together a special tea box filled with fun surprises!

 The giveaway winner will receive:
A winter-themed Dessert by Deb box prize that includes four (4) 25 g teas, additional tea samples, and other special goodies!

The giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and U.S. (sorry!)

How to enter: 
Drop an "Enter Me" comment and e-mail address below
(if I don't already have your contact info).

Entry Deadline: 
5:00 pm Eastern Time on Sunday, January 10, 2021

The winner will be chosen via and announced on: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

If the winner doesn't contact me within 48 hours, a new name will be drawn.

Good luck everyone!!!