Monday, August 14, 2017

Afternoon Tea with English Flowers

Happy National Afternoon Tea Week!

"Summer Passion" by The Polar Tea Co. was a herbal blend of pineapple, papaya and lemon.

 The tea tasted sweet and fruity. 
I had made it as a hot tea, but it would also be refreshing as an iced tea.

Paragon is one of my favourite teacup makers. 
This pattern is called "English Flowers."

Can you identify these English flowers?
(Because I have no clue!)

A butter tart and vanilla slice was the perfect accompaniment to my afternoon tea!

I'm joining the following parties this week:

Monday, August 7, 2017


Last month, I visited the new location of the Mad Hatter Tea Co. The proprietor had a degree in interior design so the shop was beautifully decorated!

Whimsical decor met me at the door.

I love the huge mural of Alice and the Queen of Hearts!

Isn't this floral light fixture gorgeous?

"M" is for Mad Hatter.

The menu and teawares for sale.

The Wonder Blend Wall

Choose Me!

Patrons are encouraged to create art on the chalkboard tables. 
I had a sample of the Mad House Rosé: an oolong tea blended with strawberry, coconut and pineapple. This tea was too tart for me though so I purchased different samples instead.

The samples came in these cute little tins.

"Cherry Bomb" was a fruity tea made of rooibos tea, cherries and coconut flakes.

 "We're all mad here."

I'm joining the following parties this week: