Mother’s Day Tea Presents

Have a mom who loves tea and not sure what to get her for Mother’s Day 2018? I’ve listed some options below for your shopping pleasure… Mother’s Day Tea Sampler by Spice Expressions If you’re not sure what kind of tea your mom drinks, a sampler is a great gift. And it’s always a great…

British Tea Subscription

I recently did some research into finding a tea subscription service so that I could find some new teas that I might not discover otherwise. Well, I saw one advertised that of course piqued the interest of not only the tea lover, but also the Anglophile in me. It’s called Tea Time Club and is…

Win! 6 Months of Tea Time Treats

Just saw this great giveaway advertised! Win 6 months of tea time treats from Quaintly & Co. “A new way to treat yourself with a unique tea time treat box. Each month we source premium teas from British brands for you to try and enjoy, as well as the mandatory snack to nibble on too!…

Russian Samovar Loose Leaf Tea

Was recently in Santa Fe, NM for my cousin’s wedding and while on Canyon Road which is known for it’s world-class art galleries my friend and I stopped at the Tea House for lunch. It was a comfortable and warm afternoon with the sun shining (Though that is normal for Santa Fe, it wasn’t normal…

Greenfield’s Magic Yunnan Tea

For those of you who follow my blog, or know me personally, you know that I have a strong affinity for smoky black teas.  Well, I discovered this lovely gem yesterday at Pete’s Fresh Market which sells a variety of global groceries. After doing a little research online, I discovered that Greenfield tea is well-known…

Beauty & the Beast Tea by Twinings

So, as part of the hype surrounding the new live-action version of the Disney film, “Beauty & the Beast”, Twinings Tea has created four special edition boxes of tea. All four are herbal blends and include Pure Peppermint, Orange & Cinnamon Spice, Lemon & Ginger and finally Camomile, Honey & Vanilla.  I have had Twinings…

David’s Tea: Cardamom French Toast & Lapsang Suchong Star

Recently paid a visit to the newly opened David’s Tea in Oakbrook Mall.  I thought it was an interesting approach to the design because it’s designed to feel very fresh and minimalist in both their interior design of the shop as well as their packaging.  A young (very hipster looking) woman was working that day…

“Taboo” Tea Lover’s Gift Guide

So I’ve been watching Tom Hardy’s “Taboo”  on FX and not only being a costume lover, and let’s face it, a Tom Hardy lover, the art direction of the show really draws me in to the period incredibly well.  So if you are a tea lover, or know a tea lover who is also really…

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

So because this is a new blog, I’m going to be writing about past events for a little bit, but wanted to mention some afternoon teas I’ve been to, products I’ve tried already, etc.  This post is one of those posts… So last Summer for my birthday I decided to take a group of friends…

Tea spoon

One of my favorite recent purchases that would fall under “favorite accoutrements” is my tea spoon that I purchased on Etsy from a seller that goes by ThePaperSpoon4U. It’s so adorable and has become my go-to spoon on Saturday mornings when I love to relax and either watch an episode of Gilmore Girls or reading…

Barry’s Irish Breakfast

One of my “go-to” morning teas is Barry’s Irish Breakfast Tea.  It’s a good, solid breakfast tea that I always, of course, drink with sugar and milk or cream.  The boxes are a decent size and seem to last quite awhile (at least for me). Barry’s started as a family business in Cork, Ireland in…

Why I love tea

I honestly can’t say when it was that I first started to love tea.  It was before I gave up coffee cold turkey, which was about six years ago now.  But having given up coffee, my interest in tea definitely seemed to grow a bit more intensely.  I also think it’s probably tied to being…