Monday, July 24, 2017

Tea Lemonade

The iced tea season is in full swing and I recently tried out Starbucks Matcha Tea Lemonade.

 Matcha and lemonade seems like a weird combo but it worked for these taste buds!
The green beverage tasted sweet and refreshing. 

Tea lemonade is so easy to make that I experimented with another odd mashup at home: 
Jasmine Creme Brulee Green Tea (by David's Tea) and lemonade.

Result: a sweet, citrusy drink with light jasmine flavour.

Have you tried any bizarre tea drinks lately?

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer Fling

I've been pretty good resisting the seasonal teas that have been released this summer. But my love for all things watermelon compelled me to purchase Monarch Tea Co.'s "Summer Fling" oolong tea.

This watermelon-infused oolong tea has a strong fruity scent. 
Ingredients: oolong, papaya, plum, safflower petals, natural organic flavours (watermelon?).

A 3-minute steep produced a very light coloured tea. 
The oolong was light and had a refreshing, watermelon flavour. The packaging says "Best enjoyed over ice" so next time, I'll try it as an iced tea.

"Meadowsheet" by Duchess (circa 1947-1960)
I found this teacup at a church sale a couple of months ago. 
The pretty, colourful flowers screamed "SUMMER!"

Are you drinking any summer teas?

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Monday, July 10, 2017


I recently refreshed my bathroom's look and couldn't help incorporating some tea-related items in the updated decor.

The aqua/turquoise palate was inspired by this cute shower curtain purchased back in 2015.

On the wall: teacup canvas art.

"Antique Rose" by Skye McGhie night light
 I purchased this teacup night light for only $1 at a garage sale.

Top shelf: Radio teapot
Bottom shelf: teacup candle and musical teapot (Made in Japan)

Bath's all folks!

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Canada 150 Celebrations Continued

We couldn't let June end at work without having a tea social to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.

 I didn't have red and white teawares so I brought in my "Serenity" teacups by Shelley. 
Murchie's Canada 150 and David's Tea's Oh Canada! (not pictured) teas were served.

Canada Birthday Cookies  

What's more Canadian than Timbits?

Some of the tea treats brought in by coworkers. 
I got distracted and neglected to photograph the other foods.

I kept cool during the Canada Day long weekend by drinking iced "Tea the North" by David's Tea. Red and white ingredients (white tea, coconut, watermelon, rhubarb) were blended together to create this limited edition tea for Canada 150.

I wasn't in the mood to deal with the crazy crowds on July 1st so I just tea partied in the comfort of my home.

Happy Independence Day to my American friends!

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