Monday, December 27, 2021

2021 Wrap-Up

 I sipped my way through 2021!

My "Drink What I Own" Tea Advent Calendar: Days 19-24

January to June tea empties

July to November tea empties

I finished tons of teas in my collection...

...but I also bought a lot of new blends (and restocked my faves) from Canadian tea companies!

A new tea company that I tried in 2021: Teamancy is a woman-owned tea company from Nova Scotia.

Unexpected plot twist: I started liking lavender teas!

Thank you all for your visits and comments throughout the year.
The second pandemic year was filled with high highs and low lows. 
But I'm still here!

Monday, December 20, 2021

Gingerbread teas and decor

I'm really leaning into the gingerbread this holiday season.


My gingerbread tea station


Top (L-R): Clearview Tea Co.'s Gingerbread Pear Cake green tea (a holiday fave); Dessert by Deb's Banana Gingerbread Waffles black tea

Bottom (L-R): DavidsTea's Gingerbread matcha; Celestial Seasonings' Gingerbread Spice herbal tea


These gingerbread cookie ornaments look very realistic!
 I also love the adorable little gingerbread house.


My kitchen rug and gingerbread scone.
"Drink What I Own" Tea Advent Calendar: Days 13-18

Wishing you all a safe and joyful Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2021

DIY: Tea-themed ornaments

The crafty YouTubers have influenced me to DIY my own tea-themed ornaments this year.


O Christmas Tea!

I painted these wooden tree ornaments from Dollarama and decorated both sides with teapot and teacup stickers.


More wooden ornaments


 2015 DIY Decoupage Disaster

I didn't have proper decoupage glue, so I improvised and used watered-down glue which resulted in these sad baubbles. They got trashed!


This year, I found Mod Podge at Dollarama and decided to give it another shot.

These Christmas baubbles turned out MUCH better!



My curiosity got the better of me: I tried Justin Bieber's timbits with a cup of DavidsTea's Merry Mistletoe white tea. The Sour Cream Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Fudge "timbiebs" were just okay.


My "Drink What You Own" Tea Advent Calendar: Days 5-8
My "Drink What You Own" Tea Advent Calendar: Days 9-12
I can't believe that we're more than halfway through Advent!


Monday, December 6, 2021

2021 Tea-Themed Trees

I'm an early Christmas decorator so my halls are all decked out by the end of November.


O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

How lovely are thy teawares!

My ornaments are a delightful mix of whimsy and elegance!

 Some ornaments were thrifty finds.

Some ornaments were gifted to me.

It's fun hunting for tea-themed ornaments!

This year's additions to my tree: These adorable holiday ornaments from Dessert by Deb!

My tabletop teabag tree

My "Drink What You Own" Tea Advent Calendar: Days 1-4


Sweet dreams of teapots and teacups!