What I Love Most About Tea

What I Love Most About Tea

May 30, 2017 in Learn / Tea Thoughts

One of the most common questions I get asked is “why do I love tea?” It’s not always an easy question to answer because there are so many things I love about tea. It’s pretty much all that I drink. Call me boring but if I’m not drinking water then I’m drinking tea or some kind of tea infused drink. I find that many don’t understand how someone could love a beverage so much that they make it a focal point in their life. So I’m here to give you the inside details on my relationship with tea and why it was love at first sip. Read more…

Peppers & Pennies

At The Tea Table with Amanda from Peppers & Pennies

May 18, 2017 in At the Tea Table

When I first started to follow blogs at the top of my list were food blogs that were budget friendly, but still had exciting recipes. A major bonus was when I would find easy recipes that paired well with tea or, even better, that the blogger almost always had tea by his or her side when recipe developing. Thanks to Food Bloggers of Canada, last year I discovered Peppers & Pennies. It is a food blog that the tea fueled blogger, Amanda, perfectly named as its focus is accessible home cooked meals that are nice to your wallet. At the tea table Amanda and I talked about her history with a popular tea bag brand, how tea plays a role in her food blogging routine, and why she would love to have tea with a member from Led Zeppelin. Read more…

Best Tea Advice & Tips for Your Tea Journey

15 of the Best Tea Advice & Tips for Your Tea Journey

May 16, 2017 in Learn

Don’t judge a book by its cover. This is one piece of advice we have all received at some point in our lives and the same can be said about tea. Don’t judge a tea by its packaging is the best tea advice I received when I first started my tea journey. I almost always purchased tea that was stored in a gorgeous, reusable canister over tea that was wrapped in plastic, not realizing the packaging cost more than the actual tea. It probably helped that when I started to get more serious about the beverage I was drinking daily, I was also attending college for advertising, studying how to effectively promote or sell products through visual form. I used to think if the company can budget for such eye-catching packaging, surely their tea must be exquisite. Right?! Read more…

Quick and Easy Cranberry Scones

Quick and Easy Cranberry Scones

May 12, 2017 in Dessert / Tea Recipe

If I had to pick one thing I love pairing with tea the most it would definitely have to be scones. Not chocolate. Not cheese. Those crumbly treats are a must for tea time. There are so many different ways you can make scones and I think that’s part of the reason why I love them so much. Whether they are the classic buttermilk scones, chocolate chip scones, lemon poppy seed or cranberry scones I have yet to find one I didn’t experience love at first bite. Nothing really beats a warm bite of a scone and a sip of a hot tea together. Read more…

Tea Pet

What Exactly Is A Tea Pet?

May 4, 2017 in Learn

I asked myself this question a few years ago when I first came across tea pets online. The idea of it sounded silly to me at first. A pet for tea? The name can’t be that literal. Honestly, when I first read about tea pets a part of me did think maybe I’m reading the word wrong or it was a typo for the word tea pot. But, one day Nicole of Tea For Me Please shared a photo of her tea pet and I found myself looking them up all over again. When I learned that tea pets (not tea pots!) were a real thing I became intrigued and sought out to find one for myself at the first Toronto Tea Festival I attended. Read more…

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