Charnwood Villa Tea Room

Charnwood Villa Tea Room – Goderich, Ontario

August 16, 2017 in Tea Rooms

This delightful tea room is situated in Goderich, Ontario which is also known as Canada’s Prettiest Town thanks to Queen Elizabeth II. Charnwood Villa Tea Room calls an 1870 Victorian house home, however, they only opened for tea in 2012. Before my trip this summer, it has been a while since I was in Goderich so I was thrilled to find a new tea spot to visit. It was meant to be when I found out it was walking distance from our hotel on the square, too. In my opinion, this quaint tea room perfectly completes the lovely town.  Read more…

july blog round up

This Month In Tea // July Blog Round Up

August 3, 2017 in Monthly Round Up

July was easily the busiest month this year so far. Two of my favourite people had birthdays, my sister got engaged (!!), a lot of writing deadlines (not tea related) nearing and I took a long weekend trip to what is known as Canada’s Prettiest Town. Of course, whenever I head someplace I make sure to research in advance the local tea spots. I was able to snag a reservation at a neat afternoon tea room and will definitely be sharing more about the visit on my blog soon. The end of July and beginning of August have been a lot calmer and I actually had time to sit and read for a while! If you’re looking for some new reading material, check out this July blog round up for some blog posts I’ve been loving lately.  Read more…

Tea Leaf Reading

7 Fun Facts About Tea Leaf Reading

August 1, 2017 in Learn

Have you ever looked inside your teacup and thought you saw your tea leaves form a specific shape? Amy Taylor from The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy and Mystic Tea Room is an award winning tea leaf reader based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She describes tea leaf reading (also referred to as tasseomancy) as the art and practice of divination using loose leaf tea leaves and a teacup. For those who have not experienced this form of reading, to do so, one would drink a cup of loose leaf tea that has not been strained or filtered and then the tea leaves are left over in the cup to be examined by the reader. The reader would see what kind of patterns and shapes have formed in the teacup and explain the meaning. Read more…

tea greeting cards

Tea Greeting Cards Celebrating the Camellia Sinensis Plant

July 19, 2017 in Tea Favourites / Tea News

Camellia sinensis, also known as the tea plant where all true tea comes from, is one of the most interesting and beautiful plants in the world. I make this statement as both a tea and nature lover. Before I even knew much about the tea plant or tea in general I always admired intricate Camellia sinensis illustrations found online or in books. If you have followed this blog for some time you’ll know that I am a big fan of unique tea related art. With all of this, it only made sense that I would fall in love with these lovely tea greeting cards by Agnes Becker. Read more…

Far West Tea Traders

At the Tea Table with James Allen from Far West Tea Traders

July 13, 2017 in At the Tea Table

James Allen is the “Tea Man” behind Far West Tea Traders, a company that supports organic and biodynamic tea farming. I was introduced to his company when I tried out their tea subscription service that featured a wonderful selection of tea from smaller batches. What made a lasting impression was when James contacted me after my tea package arrived and requested that I take my time with it. So, I followed his kind orders by slowing down with each of the teas, not worrying about having my tea journal near to jot down notes. It was one of the best experiences I had with a tea company before. I knew then that I wanted to continue this connection with James and I invited him to an at the tea table interview. During our chat we discussed his history with Seven Cups tea house, a couple of his favourite tea tools, one of the most interesting teas he has experienced and much more. Read more…

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