Monday, January 23, 2023

Birthday teas and gifts

I have this thing where I get older but just never wiser.

Birthday Countdown: Drinking delicious cake-inspired teas!


Black Teas

Left (top to bottom): Panettone Cake; Almond Chocolate Cappuccino Opera Cake; Thai Banana Cake

Middle (top to bottom): Sugar Plum Coffee Cake; Peach Crumble Cake

Right (top to bottom): Blueberry Lavender Angel Food Cake; Hazelnut Buttercream Cake Pop

Green Teas

Left (top to bottom): Hojicha Salted Chocolate Cake; Lemon Chiffon Cake

Right (top to bottom): Lavender Peach Pound Cake; Gingerbread Pearcake


I've been saving this Buckingham Palace Strawberry and Vanilla Cake afternoon tea for my birthday! A work friend was in London, UK last summer and she said that the tea made her think of me. So she brought it back for me! It was one of the best strawberry teas that I've ever had!


Teas that I received for my birthday: Tealish herbal teas and some intriguing Adagio Valentine-themed teas.


I'm excited to try these sugars infused with vanilla, rose, and lavender!


 How cute are these Winnie-the-Pooh teacup sets?


I used a gift card to purchase this reusable bag at Home Sense (aka HomeGoods). The teacup and laptop made me think of my tea blog!

I also used the gift card for this fun and cute Rae Dunn "Happy Birthday" mug!

The friend who gave me the gift card almost bought this mug! But she thought I already had enough mugs and that cupcake wasn't purple...So it was hilarious that I went out and bought the same mug!

I'm blessed to have family and friends who know me so well!


  1. Happy Birthday to you! Cute mug! Wiser and always good humor and smart!

  2. What fabulous teas that lead up to your birthday, Margie! I love your new bag and the cute mug is adorable.
    P. S. I’m still waiting to be wise.

  3. Happy birthday dear Margie. Girl, you are the TEA QUEEN! I visited several tea stores while in the mountains last week. I was AMAZED at the names of so many different types of teas! I didn't buy any...refrained! But I did enjoy a cup or two! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. oh so much fun here today, Margie! peach crumble tea, that bag from HomeGoods, and the Rae Dunn mug. love it all.

  5. Belated Happy Birthday, dear Margie! Love the Buckingham Palace tea idea - so royal!

  6. A Belated Happy Birthday, Margie! All of your teas sounds so good; especially the Strawberry tea your friend brought you back from the UK! I love your new cup with the cupcake on top; it's adorable! I'm sorry I missed your birthday. I knew it was sometime this month, but I couldn't remember the date. Have a wonderful year ahead!
    Blessings, Sandi

  7. Happy belated Margie !! Hope you had a wonderful day.. I love the bag from HomeGoods :)

  8. Votos de muitos parabéns um pouco atrasados, estimando que tenha passado um dia muito feliz!
    Estou encantada em descobrir esta diversidade de chás, e com curiosidade sobre o chá do Palácio! Uma oferta muito atenciosa e especial!
    Um beijinho! Feliz fim de semana!


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