Monday, August 29, 2022

End-of-Summer Tea Haul: Dessert by Deb

A few weeks ago, Dessert by Deb released some new summer teas to add to her existing collections. My tea savings account was READY for this midsummer drop!


Deb's delightful packaging never ceases to amaze me. I especially love the heartfelt handwritten note!


Dessert by Deb is one of the few companies that still provide tea samples...


...and free goodies for newsletter subscribers who spend a certain amount!


I took advantage of her subscriber bonus promos to restock on a couple of faves.

The teas that I actually paid for!


I enjoyed the Pineapple Float Milkshake black tea in my pineapple mug. Next time I'll try this tasty tropical tea with milk!


The Sour Peach Gummy green tea did taste like the candy (without the sugar)!


Watermelon Lime Slush oolong was a refreshing combo that would also make an excellent iced tea!

Japanese Hojicha Milk Bread green and oolong tea was a lovely creamy tea. Now it's got me craving milk bread...


During the last few months, I've also tried additional delicious teas from my spring haul.
Top: Earl's Blueberry Parfait black tea (left); Hojicha Berry Shortcake green tea (right)
Bottom: Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins black tea (left); Watermelon Jasmine oolong (right)
Are you still sipping summer teas? 

Monday, August 22, 2022

Rescuing more teacups

When a member of my local "Buy Nothing" group offered 3 (three) vintage teacups, I was more than happy to rescue them!


Teacup #1: I love the ruby red roses with the teal accents.


This teacup was by Royal Vale (Pattern # 7978, circa 1962).



Teacup #2: I love the blue and yellow flowers and the dainty design inside the cup.


This teacup was also by Royal Vale (Pattern #8328, circa 1962).



Teacup #3 is my favourite: The pretty purple flowers and brown leaves have strong fall vibes.


This teacup is by Queen Anne (Pattern #8344, circa 1959+).

These teacups used to belong to the gifter's mom, but she had to downsize her collection when she moved into a nursing home. So the gifter was happy that they went to a good home!

Monday, August 15, 2022

Random Tea-Related Purchases

 I've been trying SO hard not to buy any new teas...


...but I just couldn't resist this New English Teas Earl Grey (80 teabags for $9.99 CAD).

Yes, I bought it for the beautiful lavender tea tin! I found the Earl Grey tin at HomeSense. Costco (US and Canada stores) also sold the English Breakfast Tea (240 teabags): Alice in Wonderland, Beatrix Potter, Pink Victorian, Turquoise Victorian.


Dollar Tree Find #1: Tea time and cake for the fairy garden or tiered tray.


Dollar Tree Find #2: Velvet teacup art that you colour in yourself


Dollarama Find: Freeman's Deep Cleansing Soap-Infused Sponge (Green Tea) for $2. 

The ingredients didn't include camellia sinensis though, so maybe the green tea is the soap scent? 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Tea and Matcha Lemonades

I've been sipping the summer away with some delicious teas and matchas topped with lemonade.


Tea Lemonade #1: Earl Grey Black Tea


Tea Lemonade #2: Southern Lemon Black Tea (tastes like sweet tea!)

Matcha Lemonades (L-R):

1) Raspberry Matcha
2) Watermelon Matcha
3) Unsweetened Peach Matcha

A splash of lemonade softens the matcha's vegetal taste.
Do you drink tea or matcha lemonades?

Monday, August 1, 2022

Repurposing broken teacups: Tiered Tray

Do you remember the teacup that I accidentally cracked when washing? 

I've found a second life for it as a tiered tray!


Tier Tray (Short Version)


Tiered Tray (Tall Version)

The pieces aren't glued together so I can have fun mixing and matching them!

July tea empties

Teas that I've already restocked:
1) DavidsTea Happy Kombucha oolong

Teas that I may repurchase from time:
1) DavidsTea Watermelon Mint fruit infusion
2) DavidsTea Maui Madness fruit infusion
3) DavidsTea Kiwi Lemonade fruit infusion
4) DavidsTea Peach Zing fruit infusion
5) Dessert by Deb Lemon Lavender Spritzer green tea