Monday, October 30, 2023

Teas for 1989 (Taylor's Version)

Last weekend, I celebrated the release of Taylor Swift's juggernaut pop album, 1989 (Taylor's Version). Of course, I stayed up past midnight for the music drop on the streaming platforms (gotta contribute to the Spotify streams!). 

On Friday morning, I listened to the album again while drinking 1989 TV-inspired teas.

My teawares in their crystal skies blue era.


Victorian Garden black tea by Murchie's Tea Co.

Screaming, crying, perfect storms
I can make all the tables turn
Rose garden filled with thorns

(Blank Space TV)


Peach Cherry Blossom Candy green tea by Dessert by Deb

Cherry lips, crystal skies
I could show you incredible things

(Blank Space TV)


Toast & Jam black tea by Yorkshire Tea

Morning, his place
Burnt toast, Sunday

(You Are In Love TV)

Mug inspo: Didn't you calm my fears with a Cheshire cat smile? (Wonderland TV)


Salted Caramel Oolong by DavidsTea

Did you have to hit me where I'm weak? Baby, I couldn't breathe
And rub it in so deep, salt in the wound like you're laughing right at me

(Bad Blood TV)

Mug inspo:
Baby, like we stood a chance
Two paper airplanes flying, flying, flying

(Out of the Woods TV)


 As You Wish black tea by Geek+Tea

I wish you would, I wish you would
(I Wish You Would TV)

Mug inspo: Stand there like a ghost shaking from the rain (How You Get the Girl TV)


 And for once you let go of your fears and your ghosts

Monday, October 23, 2023

Autumn Teas: Going Nuts!

The autumn chill that wakes me up.

I love nutty teas so much!


Nutty Tea #1: Hazelnut Buttercream Cake Pop black tea by Totalitea


Nutty Tea #2: White Chocolate Pistachio rooibos by Totalitea


Nutty Tea #3: Truffle Nut black tea by Blue Mountain Tea Co.


Nutty Tea #4: Hojicha Almond Coconut Ice Cream by Dessert by Deb


Nutty Tea #5: Peanut Butter Chocolate Hojicha by DavidsTea

Monday, October 16, 2023

Thrifted Mugs: Wins and Losses

I've always loved handmade pottery. I recently thrifted some handmade mugs to add to my small pottery collection.


I couldn't believe that this set of 4 Scott Barnim mugs were only $9.99 CAD. I had a 30% off coupon, so I paid just under $8 CAD with tax!


These cute fish mugs ($3.99 CAD each) caught my eye and reminded me of the Rainbow Fish...


 ...but when I got home, I noticed that both mugs had crazing/crackling. I'm not a fan of crazing so I'll have to rehome these mugs! 

Monday, October 9, 2023

Autumn Teas: Pumpkin Spices

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

'Tis pumpkin spice season in the valley!


Pumpkin Tea #1: Pumpkin Cream black tea by Monarch Tea Co


Pumpkin Tea #2: Pumpkin Spice black tea by Murchie's Tea


 Pumpkin Tea #3: Pumpkin Spice black tea by Charbrew


Pumpkin Tea #4: Pumpkin Chai by DavidsTea


Pumpkin Tea #5: Pumpkin Earl Grey black tea by DavidsTea


Pumpkin Tea #6: Pumpkin Nut roiboos by Totalitea


Pumpkin Tea #7: Decaf Pumpkin Spice black tea by Stash

 What's your favourite pumpkin tea?

Monday, October 2, 2023

A surprise package from a tea friend

Last month, I received a surprise package from Kitty's Kozy Kitchen.


I've always admired Kitty's beautiful handmade tea cosies. So I was beyond thrilled to receive one of her handiworks in my favourite colour! The purple floral pattern is gorgeous!


The tea cosy is reversible. I also love the purple and white polka dot pattern!

Kitty also generously included some Teecino herbal tea samples. I'll be saving these samples for my Drink What I Own Advent calendar!

Thank you, Kitty!!!

September tea empties

What I will or have already restocked:
1) Stash Decaf Pumpkin Spice black tea

What I may repurchase in the future:
2) Dessert by Deb's Orange Creamsicle Mousse rooibos