afternoon tea party

Afternoon Tea Party Planning Guide (+ free printable checklist)

October 19, 2017 in Learn

If you’re a fan of going out for afternoon tea, then you might be excited to learn that it can actually be pretty easy (and super fun!) to create your own afternoon tea party at home. With my birthday less than two months away, I started to think of how I wanted to celebrate. I’m fortunate to have a wonderful selection of teas, teacups, teapots, and other lovely tea accessories that I decided on hosting an afternoon tea party at home. Birthdays are a perfect excuse to make all your friends and family drink tea with you, right? I’m equally excited to plan an afternoon tea party as I am to actually host it so I have been in planning mode for some time now. After setting the budget, here are some things I have done so far and a few more things that will be done prior to the day. Get ready to host your own tea party! Read more…

Tea Happiness

At the Tea Table with Sara Shacket from Tea Happiness

October 17, 2017 in At the Tea Table

Sara Shacket is the blogger behind Tea Happiness, a wonderful tea blog that features tea industry interviews, tasting reviews, tea and food pairing notes, and much more. Some of her fun and educational content is also inspired by NYC tea spots and the tea sommelier program she is currently enrolled in. The mother of two budding tea aficionados describes herself as a tea evangelist and definitely earns that title thanks to her tea blog, but also her Office Tea Club where she introduces her coffee loving co-workers to new teas from around the world. At the tea table, we talked more about this weekly tea get together, sharing tea with her children, tea education and beginner tea advice. Read more…

Tea Infused Desserts

Tea Infused Desserts: Panna Cotta & Pots de Crème

October 10, 2017 in Dessert / Tea Recipe

I recently checked out a new cookbook and was excited when I stumbled upon tea infused desserts that were included in the collection of recipes. I don’t use cookbooks as often as I use food blogs for recipes but I enjoy finding ones by bloggers and if tea is featured some way then even better! Tracey Ceurvels, the blogger at The NYC Kitchen, is the author of this cookbook of the same name. She introduces tea as her afternoon beverage while sharing that Harney & Sons in SoHo, Kusmi Tea, and Mariage Frères are some of her favourite tea spots. The note and recipes below are from Tracey and her new cookbook. These tea infused desserts are my favourite from it and can be made with any tea. Read more…

teacups & crowns

Teacups & Crowns – Windsor, Ontario

October 4, 2017 in Tea Rooms

Windsor’s Little Italy has changed a bit over the years. I don’t visit it nearly enough as I should, but there was one new business that made me want to take a stroll down Erie Street again. Teacups & Crowns is a tea room and boutique where you’re encouraged to unwind with a cup of tea, a scone or two, and explore all of the finer things in life. It features luxury teas and pastries, jewelry and other fashion accessories. All of the little details that went into this spectacular home for tea is what makes it so special and somewhere I plan to visit again soon. Read more…

september blog round up

This Month In Tea // September Blog Round Up

October 2, 2017 in Monthly Round Up

Happy October and Fall! It’s my favourite season and not just because it’s perfect for tea sipping. Sweater weather. Boots. Baking mode. Fall colours. My birthday season. There are so many reasons to look forward to trading my cold brew and iced teas for more big mugs of hot tea. Also, the Royal Botanical Gardens Tea Festival is happening soon. If you can make it next month, be sure to stop by my talk about tea blogging (schedule details to come). I’ll be chatting about the roles of a tea blogger, what it’s like to be one and more. If you have something specific you’d love for me to discuss, please reach out and let me know in advance. In the meantime, here are some fabulous tea related posts from last month that you should catch up on! Read more…

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