Tea Time

It’s official. I am a tea geek, tea snob, tea addict, whatever you wish to call me. But it hasn’t always been like this. As a student, I worked at Starbucks and they made us taste the different coffees each day as part of our training. I loved one cup of strong black coffee per day.

However, a couple of years ago I got pretty sick & had to change my diet and cut caffeine completely. Then I tried peppermint tea and everything changed…..loose tea features daily in my life & coffee is long gone (sorry Joanne!).

I was recently lucky enough to acquire this beautiful tea set designed by British ceramicist Alison Appleton from a giveaway on The Secluded Tea Party Blog. It has joined my delicate glass teapot from teapigs and my Stump teapot for one. 

Alison Appleton Tea Set

Source: Alison Appleton

My WI group hosted a meeting of tea tasting and buying last week which I sadly missed. The ladies of local company Kandula Tea shared their wonderful story of how the business began. Read Crafty Glitten’s blog here to find out more. I was super grateful for my friends who bought tea for me from the meeting.

Whilst in Vancouver I visited David’s Tea. I am a fan of anywhere that has a ‘tea menu’ and happy smiley staff who are tea geeks too. The range of over 150 flavours is amazing and I made sure I had space in my suitcase (and hand luggage) for some, as they don’t do international delivery yet *sob*!

I tried Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, Organic Peppermint (which is said to stimulate creativity) and Forever Nuts which turns pink when steeped as it contains beetroot. Pretty tea.

Birthday Cake David's Tea

Source: David’s Tea

Next on my list to try is Birthday Cake. Yes, they have teas that are named after cake! It is a blend of Red and Green Rooibos, honeybush, sprinkles and ice cream bits. What a treat a cup of that would be!

I will leave you with my latest Etsy Treasury, “Tea Time“, which is a collection of  handmade and vintage items based around tea. Do share in the comments below if you have a favourite item! 


Antique Teapot with Pea…

$18.00

The Original Maker Of T…

$49.00

Tea Time Apron, gift, w…

$18.00

Cream coloured hand kni…

$17.00

Shelley Bubble Floral C…

$128.00

Soft Blush Pink Heart S…

$14.00

Time for Tea – Hand St…

$16.00

Small Refill Bag Organi…

$11.99

Tea Print – 11×14 Kitch…

$35.00

Vintage China Tea Cup M…

$132.00

British Tea Party Handm…

$8.00

Ornate Teapot Knob

$7.00

Kitchen or Wall art. Ho…

$15.00

Tea Party Tags Favor Te…

$5.95

rubber stamp – TEA TIME

$7.90

Alice in Wonderland Cot…

$5.75

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Happy tea drinking!

claireabelle