Monday, September 26, 2022

Pumpkin Spice Kinda Life

We're officially in the cozy, cardigan-wearing, pumpkin tea-drinking season!

My collection of pumpkin mugs.

The teapot was gifted to me years ago.

Pumpkin Tea #1: Decaf Pumpkin Spice black tea by Stash Tea


Pumpkin Tea #2: Pumpkin Juice Chai by Geek+Tea

Pumpkin Tea #3: Pumpkin Chai by DavidsTea



Pumpkin Tea #4: Pumpkin Cream black tea by Monarch Tea


Pumpkin Tea #5: Hojicha Pumpkin Scone green tea by Dessert by Deb


Pumpkin Tea #6: Pumpkin Pie Matcha Latte by DavidsTea 



I couldn't resist these cute tea towels and small hanging pillow from Dollar Tree.

What's your favourite pumpkin tea? 

Monday, September 19, 2022

A tea in honour of Queen Elizabeth II

Yesterday, I had a special tea time in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II.


The Queen had tea every day.


Sipping the Queen's favourite tea, Earl Grey, in my Elizabethan teacup.


The purple crown and union jack sugar cookies were from a local bakery.




Monday, September 12, 2022

Cottonwood Mansion's Heritage Tea Blend

I've been on the hunt for a creamy lavender tea that is NOT a Lavender Earl Grey. So I was excited when I found out that one of my favourite tea companies, Monarch Tea Co., created Cottonwood Mansion's very own tea blend.


"The Cottonwood Heritage Blend is a vanilla cream black tea with lavender buds and rose petals, and is inspired by Victorian tea blends." (Source)


 Sipping the tea in my Royal Albert Lavender Rose teacup.

It was a delicious creamy tea with light floral notes.


 Photo Credit: Jessi McConnell / Cottonwood Mansion Museum

The Cottonwood Mansion Museum is a country estate that was built in 1860-70 and converted into a "living museum that encourages the public to experience the heritage of the Victorian era". 

Cottonwood Mansion offers special events such as the Classic Car Show (love the purple car!!!), Farmer's Market, Craft & Tractor Show, and afternoon tea. The Mansion and green space can be rented for wedding and private events.

I wished that I lived closer so that I could join one of their charming afternoon tea events!


Monday, September 5, 2022

Autumn Approaches

As summers draws to an end, the autumn vibes in the valley grow stronger.

I've been wanting a "Hello Pumpkin" mug for ages, so I was thrilled to find this adorable mug at HomeSense (aka HomeGoods in the U.S.).

My seasonal teawares

August tea empties

What I've already stockpiled or restocked:
1) DavidsTea Tropicalia fruit infusion
2) DavidsTea Lime Gelato Green Tea
3) Dessert by Deb's Orange Creamsicle Mousse rooibos

What I may repurchase from time to time:
1) DavidsTea Maracuja Mango black tea

Have you started decorating for fall?