Toronto Tea Festival Awards

The Unofficial 2019 Toronto Tea Festival Awards

February 16, 2019 in Tea Events

Vendors are a huge part of the Toronto Tea Festival, so I wanted to make sure I properly acknowledge some of my favourites that I checked out this year. Similar to last year, I’m highlighting 9 with my unofficial Toronto Tea Festival Awards. From best tea display to best new vendor, these awards and winners were created and selected by myself based on my experiences from the weekend. Of course, there were many more awesome vendors at the festival and I encourage you to check out the full list here. Read more…

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Toronto Tea Festival 2019 Recap and Thoughts

February 11, 2019 in Tea Events

I’ve returned to my cozy home with a tote bag (or two!) filled with new tea goodies and I’m finally ready to chat about how the Toronto Tea Festival 2019 weekend went! It was a three day festival, however, I was only able to catch it for two days (Saturday + Sunday). Arriving Saturday morning I spent the first bit of the festival walking through the vendor area with my tote bag in one hand and my glass tasting cup in the other. That cup was almost always full. No shortage of tea, ever and I have all the amazing vendors to thank for that! Here’s a recap of the tea filled (essentially tea drunk) weekend. Read more…

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Here’s What to Expect at the 2019 Toronto Tea Festival

January 24, 2019 in Tea Events

Canada’s largest festival for tea lovers, the 7th annual Toronto Tea Festival, is returning next weekend! Each year the Toronto Tea Festival committee does a great job at hosting a variety of vendors and speakers to share and educate fellow tea drinkers about the world of tea. There are a few new events happening at the festival this year and the floor plan has been reorganized with a new room to allow for more space. The 2019 Toronto Tea Festival will be 3 days (kicking off on Friday February 1), instead of just 2 days. Here is a run down of everything to look forward to next weekend.  Read more…

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At the Tea Table with Mona Jhunjhnuwala of Teawala

January 21, 2019 in At the Tea Table

Ever since entering the tea industry in 2013, Mona Jhunjhnuwala has dreamed of the day she would explore the world’s tea regions. If you wanted to live vicariously through someone’s tea adventures, Mona’s online world, Teawala, is one you would want to follow. During her travels, she shares visual stories on social media and her blog that will make you feel like you’re right on the farm with her. Her passion for tea extends to the tea farms and workers. She has generously shared some teas with me from her journey, and the highlight is always the story and pictures she includes about the tea farm and/or families’ lives. At the tea table Mona chatted about the internship that changed her tea life, the people behind the tea leaves and one of her favourite tea travel memories. Read more…

How to Make Tea Infused Hot Chocolate

January 14, 2019 in Beverage / Learn / Tea Recipe

There are rare moments when I feel like wrapping myself up in a blanket and sipping a cup of hot chocolate instead of tea. During one of those moments I thought to try and merge the two drinks so I didn’t have to feel like I was cheating on my beloved tea. So, enter your new favourite winter drink: tea infused hot chocolate! If you want a more flavourful cup, you’ll definitely want to make this. Once you taste tea infused hot chocolate, it’s hard to go back to regular. Now, you’ll just need to ask yourself what tea you’re going to steep with the hot chocolate.  Read more…

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