Monday, August 30, 2021

Summer Teas: Tropical Fruits Edition

August sipped away like a bottle of tea!

My Summer Teas series concludes with my favourite cold-brewed tea flavour: TROPICAL FRUITS!

Top (L-R): Kusmi Tea's Tropical White tea; Tea Amo's Tropical black tea

Bottom (L-R): AM Tea's Tropical Green tea; DavidsTea's Tropic Tango fruit infusion

I loved DavidsTea's creamy and delicious Tropicalia fruit infusion so much that I've stocked up on this pina colada blend multiple times over the summer!


 I've never met a cold-brewed coconut tea that I didn't like!

Left: Dessert by Deb's Lemongrass Milk Pudding Green Tea

Right: DavidsTea's Coco Colada fruit infusion (top); Coconut Oolong (bottom)

DavidsTea's other exotic tropical fruit blends also make excellent cold-brewed teas:

Left: Guava Cadabra fruit infusion

Right: Green Passionfruit green tea (top); Lychee Bellini black tea (bottom)

August tea empties

What I may repurchase:
1) DavidsTea's Lychee Bellini black tea
2) DavidsTea's Mango No. 5 rooibos
3) Dessert by Deb's Lychee Mango Mochi green tea
4) Geek+Tea's Casteal black tea

Monday, August 23, 2021

My first thrift finds in 16 months!

Last month, I stepped foot inside a thrift store for the first time since March 2020.


I made a beeline for the housewares and my eagle eyes immediately spotted this adorable red and white polka dot teapot by London Pottery. It was brand new with tags. I love polka dots so I did not hesitate to bring this teapot home with me!

A few years ago, my boss gave me a flamingo DavidsTea ceramic tumbler for Christmas. It broke after I accidentally dropped it. So I was delighted to find the exact same tumbler in mint condition!  


These decorative metal teacup planters from Giant Tiger, a Canadian discount store, have been on my wish list since I first saw them on a Youtube vlogger's video in April. I was so happy when I found all 3 colours for over 40% off!

I don't need any more teapots, mugs, or teacup planters, but it was nice to go thrifting and shopping for frivolous items again!

Monday, August 16, 2021

Summer Teas: Melons and Mangoes Edition

I'm mad over melon and mango teas during these sizzling summer days!


Left: Monarch Tea Co.'s Summer Fling is a wonderful watermelon oolong.

Right: Davidstea's Melonade is a juicy green tea blend of melon and lemon.


DavidsTea has the best melon fruit infusions!

Left to Right: Goji Pop, Watermelon Mint, and Melon Drop (one of my fave summer teas).


I've also been enjoyed these cold-brewed mango herbal teas.

Left: DavidsTea's Mango Fruit Punch

Right: Monarch Tea Co.'s Mango Love (top); DavidsTea's Mango No. 5 rooibos (bottom)

Top (L-R): Teamancy's Spicy Mango green tea; DavidsTea's Mango Boost green tea

Bottom (L-R): Dessert by Deb's Lychee Mango Mochi green tea; Clearview Tea Co.'s Summerhill (a mango black tea)

Monday, August 9, 2021

Dollarama and Dollar Tree tea-themed hauls

One of the first things I did after I was fully vaccinated was hit my local dollar stores to buy things that I did not need!


I first saw this enamel coated mug ($3 CDN) at Dollarama back in 2017(!) I left it behind because I already had too many mugs at home. These garden-themed mugs return every spring, but I always resisted. Back in March 2020, I was hemming and hawing over finally getting one and then we all know what happened...
When I spotted the "Tea Tastes Better Outdoors" mug on the shelf last month, I couldn't grab it fast enough!


True story: after this outdoor photo shoot, I found a small bug inside the mug. Next time, I'll use the cup lid that a friend gave me.


Did I need new tea towels? No.


But these kitchen towels with teacups came home with me anyway! (I also have the purple version.)


Another great Dollarama find: This cute "Keep Calm and Drink Tea" accent rug for $4 CDN.


I was beyond thrilled when I found these adorable tea-related stickers at Dollar Tree.


I was also happy to see Dollar Tree carry the mini Tea Time calendars again. Is it 2022 yet?

What are your favourite finds at the dollar store?

Monday, August 2, 2021

Summer Teas: Citrus Fruits Edition

Kicking off a new month with some refreshing cold-brewed citrus tea blends!


 Ollia's Jasmine Citrus green tea


DavidsTea's Lime Gelato green tea


DavidsTea's Banana Grapefruit black tea was an odd combo, but the tea tasted delicious!


Dessert by Deb's Orange Creamsicle Mousse rooibos (left) and Orange Ginger Shortbread rooibos (right)


 July tea empties

What I've already repurchased:
1) DavidsTea's Maui Madness 
2) DavidsTea's Tropicalia

What I may repurchase:
1) DavidsTea's Banana Grapefruit 
2) Dessert by Deb's Blueberry Lavender Angel Food Cake
3) Dessert by Deb's Boba Milk Tea
4) Dessert by Deb's Orange Creamsicle Mousse
5) Dessert by Deb's Orange Ginger Shortbread
6) Dessert by Deb's Strawberry Swiss Jelly Roll
7) Dessert by Deb's Sweet Snickerdoodles
8) Monarch Tea Co.'s Warm Peach Pie