Monday, November 29, 2021

Apple Autumn Teas & Tea Advent Calendar

Apple cider tea is the perfect tea for transitioning from fall to holiday/winter teas!


 Stash Maple Apple Cider herbal tea


Dessert by Deb's delicious green tea blends (L-R): Hojicha Apple Turnover and Deep Dish Apple Pie 

Geek+Tea's Hearthside Cider

November tea empties

What I might repurchase:

1. DavidsTea's Pumpkin Chai 

2. Dessert by Deb's Ginger Creme Brulee

3. Stash Maple Apple Cider Herbal Tea


This year, I decorated my "Drink What I Own" Tea Advent Calendar with pins from a crafty friend and Dessert by Deb!  Can't wait for Dec 1st!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Tea-related bath and body products

This week, I'm sharing some recent finds: tea-related soap, body wash, and shampoo!


Bath and Body Works White Tea & Sage foaming hand soap

I didn't see actual tea leaves (camellia sinensis) in the ingredients, but it smelled nice!


Live Clean Moringa and Matcha Foaming Bath Wash contained camellia sinensis leaf powder.


 Herbal Essences Cucumber & Green Tea Shampoo also included camellia sinensis leaf extract.

What's your favourite bath and body product?

Monday, November 15, 2021

T Party: Red (TV)

It's red season!

Last Friday, I had a T party to celebrate the release of Taylor Swift's re-recording of her fourth album, Red (Taylor's Version)!


In my DYI "Begin Again" teacup: Dessert by Deb's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie herbal tea.

 "Begin Again" is one of my favourite songs on Red (TV). Can you see my red fringe scarf?

When I saw the $45 "Begin Again" teacup on the Taylor Swift store (which sold out quickly), I decided to try to DYI my own teacup. I found this cute white tea for one set at the thrift store for only $5.99.

I used a red Sharpie pen to write "Begin Again" on the mug. The red colour faded during the baking process, so I repeated this process several times until the red ink finally stayed.

On a Friday, in a café
I watched it begin again.

Monday, November 8, 2021

A Thrifty Teapot

Me: I'm going to stop buying teapots.

Narrator: She's not going to stop buying teapots.


My eagle eyes spotted this beauty sitting on the top shelf at a thrift store...


...and was shocked by the price tag: $5.99 CAD


Reason for the low price: the lid had a hairline fracture

But this didn't bother me since it didn't affect the function of the teapot.


I was delighted to give Royal Albert's "Lady Angela" a good home!

Monday, November 1, 2021

Autumn Teas: Chai

I enjoy chais throughout the year, but they always taste better during the cozy autumn days!


I'm a sucker for puns and bought Geek+Tea's Spice Odyssey black tea because of its name. The tea was delicious!


Pumpkin Chais

Left: Geek+Tea's Pumpkin Juice Chai is one of my favourite pumpkin blends.

Right: DavidsTea's Pumpkin Chai is a tasty blend of spices and caramel.


More DavidsTea chais

Top: S'Mores chai is a pu-erh (left); Maple chai is a black tea (right)

Bottom: Cinnamon Rooibos Chai (left); Butterscotch Chai Rooibos (right)


I was also excited to try these unique chais from DavidsTea (L-R): Banana Bread Chai oolong and Kashmiri Chai green tea.

I'm a huge coconut fan so I adore Dessert by Deb's Coconut Cream Pie Chai black tea!
October tea empties

What I already repurchased:
Dessert by Deb's Coconut Cream Pie Chai
What I might repurchase:
1) DavidsTea's Lavender Buttercream Rooibos
2) Tea Amo's Chocolate Perfection Pie Hojicha