Monday, January 31, 2022

January tea hauls and sipdowns

BREAKING NEWS: I broke my tea-buying ban after 62 days.

DavidsTea's free shipping promo finally got me! 

I exercised GREAT restraint and only ordered 2 of their new teas: Nepal White (I used my free reward) and Monkey Business (a banana black tea).

I'm always on the lookout for pear teas, so I couldn't resist getting Monarch Tea Co.'s Perfect Pear black blend.

I also received a few classic teas for my birthday.

My January Tea empties

What's already been restocked:
Yorkshire Tea's Toast & Jam, Malty Biscuit, and Bedtime Brews

What I might repurchase:
1) DavidsTea's Cranberry Pear (if they bring it back) 
2) DavidsTea's Merry Mistletoe
3) Celestial Seasonings' Sugar Cookie Sleigh
4) Celestial Seasonings' Gingerbread Spice

Monday, January 24, 2022

Let them drink cake teas!

I counted down to my birthday by drinking cake-inspired teas!


Dessert by Deb's cake teas

Green teas (top): Hojicha Salted Chocolate Cake (left); Lavender Peach Pound Cake green tea (right)

Black teas (bottom): Sugar Plum Coffee Cake (left); Panettone Cake (right) 

Top (L-R): Dessert by Deb's Peach Crumble Cake black tea; DavidsTea's Lemon Pound Cake oolong

Bottom (L-R): Clearview Tea Co.'s Gingerbread Pear Cake green tea; Dessert by Deb's Chocolate Orange Biscuit black tea

Birthday Tea #1: Teamancy's Lemon Chiffon Cake green tea

Birthday Tea #2: Harney & Sons' Celebration black tea

My two birthday cakes: Chocolate and vanilla cake and carrot cake!

Monday, January 17, 2022

Buckingham Teacups by Noritake

This week, I'm sharing two special teacups that a friend gave me a few months ago. She owned these teacups for years, but had never used them. She knew that I would enjoy these teacups so she passed them on to me!


I was beyond delighted to give these beauties a new home! The simple, but elegant look is so versatile.


Buckingham Gold by Noritake


 Buckingham Platinum by Noritake

This teacup would be perfect for celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee next month!

Monday, January 10, 2022

Tea-themed Christmas gifts

I was grateful to receive some fun tea-themed gifts for Christmas.

A crafty friend knitted these two purple tea cozies for me. They fit my teapots perfectly!

How cute are these "Afternoon Tea" socks?

I love this beautiful tea set by Scott Barnim Pottery.

Tea-infused gummies for my sweet tooth!

A Perfect Tea Spoon in rose gold.

The Milk Cafe will come in handy for making tea lattes and hot chocolate!

Some cool new teas to add to my stash: purple matcha (top left), purple tea (top right), and DavidsTea faves.

Now it's time to announce who won Monarch Tea Co.'s London Fog Lover's Gift Set!

And the WINNER of my 7-year blogiversary is...(DRUM ROLL):

Congratulations to GINETTE!

Please send me [teainthevalley (at)] your mailing address by January 12th so the prize can be mailed out to you.

Monday, January 3, 2022


 Happy New Year!

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 2022!

My first cup of tea this year: Salted Caramel Matcha latte by DavidsTea

My December tea empties

What's already been restocked:

1) Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea (Celestial Seasonings)

What I may repurchase in the future:

1) Secret Santa black tea (DavidsTea)

2) Winter Earl Grey black tea (DavidsTea)

Photo credit: Monarch Tea Co.

This week, Tea in the Valley is celebrating its 7-year blogiversary! 

To thank each and every one of you for sticking with me over the years, I'm hosting a giveaway. The prize is from Monarch Tea Co., one of my favourite Canadian tea companies!

 The giveaway winner will receive the London Fog Lover’s Gift Set:

1) 50g bag of Monarch Tea Co.'s Cream Earl Grey black tea;

2) Cream Earl Grey tea infused handmade soap;

3) London Fog lip balm;

4) Cream Earl Grey organic soy & coconut wax candle.


The giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and U.S.

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 9, 2022

The winner will be chosen via and announced on: 

Monday, January 10, 2022

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

Good luck everyone!!!