Tea Reviews

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    DAVIDsTEA Haul | Happy International Tea Day

    Happy (belated) International Tea Day! I posted a new DAVIDsTEA video on my Youtube channel back on the actual International Tea Day, haha. I am sharing a recent haul from the DAVIDsTEA sale, a few weeks back as well as steeping Merry Mistletoe! You can watch the video HERE or down below:

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    Sips By Box | Making the Sugar Cookie Tea yum!

    Sharing a look at what was inside my February Sips By Box! There was a snowstorm going on, as I filmed this video and I decided to make the Sugar Cookie Tea…comforting, sweet and delicious. I share exactly how I made this tea, start to finish! And I also share a little look at the snowstorm outside too. I was visiting Halifax, NS and it was fun to see what a winter storm looks like there!

    A special thank you to Alice Haenim for helping to “sniff test” each tea!

    You can watch the video HERE or down below:

    A special thank you to Sips By for sending me this box to review and enjoy! Shop Sips By HERE!

    Use code TEALOVE to save $5 off your first box!


    Teas Inside the Box:

    Cookie Tea SUGAR COOKIE SWEETHEART

    Oteas BELGIAN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE

    Choice Organics DARJEELING

    DAVIDsTEA ORGANIC PEPPERMINT AMOUR

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    Sips By | Autumn Tea Unboxing | Loose Leaf Tea Sampler

    In today’s video, I am sharing an unboxing and review of their autumn Tea Box from Sips By! A special thank you to Sips By for sending me this box to review and enjoy!



    Shop Sipsby! Use code TEALOVE to save $5 off your first box!

    My customized mug is from Gossby.

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    Sips By | August Tea Subscription Box | Unboxing and Review

    Happy Weekend! I hope you had a wonderful week and are doing well. I am currently enjoying a delicious cup of tea and decided to share a blog post about my Sips By August Box!

    Earlier this week, I published my Sips By Unboxing and Review video. A special thank you to Sips By for sending me this box to review and enjoy. I will be collaborating with them over the next few months. I am looking forward to seeing what will be inside each month’s box! A special thank you to this community, as well. I would not have this TEAriffic opportunities without each and every one of you.

    You can watch the video HERE:

    If you would like to try a Sips By box, feel free to use my code: TEA LOVE to save $5 off your first box!


    Teas Inside the Sips By August Box:


    Berry Fields Forever Sips By CHARITEAS
    Organic Nilgiri Black Tea Sips By BARE LEAVES
    Combray Sips By AUGUST UNCOMMON
    Rose Apricot Nectar Sips By TINY BEE TEA



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    DAVIDsTEA Tea Subscription Box | Tea Tasting Club

    Happy Wednesday night! I hope your week is going well.
    *this post contains affiliate links

    Tonight, I premiered a new Youtube video about my first Tea Tasting Club box from DAVIDsTEA! This footage was filmed back in January 2021, right when I received my tea subscription box (you might remember my Instagram Reel, I filmed with Alice Haenim). Unfortunately, life has been a bit crazy and I just had time to edit the footage and upload this video! My second box (for the spring season) should be arriving any day, so stayed tuned for another Tea Tasting Club video in the near future!

    You can watch the video HERE or down below:

    What is the Tea Tasting Club?

    The DAVIDsTEA Tea Tasting Club is a tea subscription box. There are four boxes a year (1 box per season). Each box features new seasonal and exclusive teas. You can receive up to 8 blends of tea, per box! You also receive exclusive access to the Tea Club Community on Facebook.

    In this month’s box, I received a lovely assortment of teas to try, as well as a special members tea tin and a wonderful booklet, which included a tea crossword puzzle, tea recipes, steeping guide and facts about the different teas, inside the box!

    What is the cost?

    The DAVIDsTEA Tea Tasting Club subscription box is a single payment of $140 CAD. The total value is $220. Each box is $35, which includes free shipping!

    What teas were included?

    To see a full look at the teas, I recommend watching my Youtube video! I show the tea leaves, as they steep and the finished result!

    Here are some clickable links to shop the teas mentioned in my video.
    A special thank you if you use my affiliate links! I appreciate it so much.

    Cold 911 Herbal Tea from DAVIDsTEA
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    Japanese Sencha Green Tea from DAVIDsTEA
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    Morning Detox Mate Infusion from DAVIDsTEA
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    Lemon Lullaby Rooibos Tea from DAVIDsTEA
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    Sunny C Herbal Tea from DAVIDsTEA
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    Salted Caramel Oolong Tea from DAVIDsTEA
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    Strawberries and Cream Oolong Tea from DAVIDsTEA
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    Sweet Tart Herbal Tea from DAVIDsTEA
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    Did you sign-up for the Tea Tasting Club? If so, what did you think of the first box? What teas were your favourites? I cannot wait to see what this upcoming box will have inside!

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    Huge DAVIDsTEA Haul | Making Loose Leaf Tea

    I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the Summer season. I hope this video post adds a smile to your day!

    A few days ago, I shared my recent DAVIDsTEA haul video on YouTube! In this video, I share the tea items I ordered, as well as showing you a detailed look at how I like to make each tea. You’ll see me making a delicious layered iced matcha latte, tea latte, iced tea, pot of tea and a yummy hot cup of tea (to name a few). You can watch the video HERE or down below:

    Is anyone else tea obsessed? I love stocking up on favourites and trying out new teas!

    If you want to try any of the teas mentioned or the tea ware items shown in my video, I do have clickable links in the description bar, on my YouTube channel!

    Have a lovely rest of your day! xo

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    Tea PAWty | Ella’s “Gotcha Day” Celebration

    Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. 

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    Yesterday (June 28th, 2020), we celebrated Ella’s “Gotcha Day”. I had never heard of a “Gotcha Day” before adopting Ella. A “Gotcha Day” is like a birthday, however it is celebrated on the day you brought your furry friend home.

    Ella’s “Gotcha Day” was so fun! I made sure the day was extra special for her. We have Ella some special new treats and bones! And I also had a fun virtual Tea “PAWty” for her. I filmed the Tea “PAWty” for my #TeaTimeTuesday IGTV series. If you would like to join in on the celebrations, you can watch the video HERE or down below:

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDM07Xvjsy3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    Have you heard of a “Gotcha Day” before? I think it is such a cute idea!

    I had so much fun enjoying tea and treats with Ella and Georgina. I hope you did too! xo

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    TeaTimeTuesday | Neverland Tea Giveaway Prize!

    Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. 

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    In today’s #TeaTimeTuesday IGTV post, I am unboxing the giveaway prize I won from Neverland Tea. I still cannot believe that I won and a huge thank you again to Neverland Tea for having such a fun giveaway!

    Also in the video, I use the giveaway prize to make two delicious iced teas! One for myself and one for my husband…nothing like a delicious iced tea during a sunny Summer afternoon!

    You can watch the IGTV video HERE or down below:

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCo0f40j205/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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    The Mochi Kit | Paragon Tea Room | Tea-Infused Mochi

    Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. <3 

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    In today’s blog post, I am sharing my experience of making tea-infused mochi! Mochi is a delicious treat that pairs well with a cup of tea. When I saw that Paragon Tea Room came out with The Mochi Set, I couldn’t resist purchasing one and testing it out. I am not a big baker though, so I was a bit nervous. Michelle, the owner of Paragon Tea Room assured me that the recipe (included in the set) was “dummy proof” and making mochi is surprisingly easy!

    Last Saturday, I decided to to put my baking skills to the test and use The Mochi Set (you might have seen my Instagram stories of the experience)! If you would like to see a closer look at how my experience went, make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

    What is Mochi?

    Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice, water, sugar and cornstarch. Mochi is typically flavoured with green tea and/or filled with a sweetened bean paste. This makes it a delicious vegan and gluten free treat.

    What does Mochi taste like?

    Mochi has a dough-like texture and makes me think of a gummy candy/marshmallow type dessert. It has a starch after-taste.

    If you have had mochi before, how would you describe the taste?

    The Mochi Set | Paragon Tea

    Your mochi dream comes true! This set is inspired by all of your creativity! In this set, you will be introduced to making your own TEA-INFUSED mochi with a side of tea dip at home.

    Paragon Tea Room

    The Mochi Set from Paragon Tea Room comes with nearly all the ingredients you need to make 6 servings of mochi. The set includes:

    Three Types of Tea Powders:

    It also includes:

    The set comes inside a rectangular box and is well packaged. Even Ella was curious about what was inside!

    Following the Recipe |
    Matcha-Infused Mochi

    After reading over the recipe, I decided to make a matcha-infused mochi and a matcha-infused dip.

    I found both recipes straight forward and easy to follow.

    After adding and mixing in all the ingredients together, it was time to microwave the dough! This part I found a bit challenging, as I don’t own a microwave. Steaming was the next option, but I wasn’t sure the best way to go about it! I asked my dear friend Angie (from Over-the-Kitchen-Counter) to help me out! Even though she had not heard of mochi before, she gave me the best advice and tips! I used two pots and my stove to steam the mochi dough. It steamed perfectly! A special thank you to Angie! <3

    Making the Matcha Mochi Dip

    While I waited for my mochi dough to cool, it was time to make the accompanying matcha-infused mochi dip:

    This was very fast and easy to make and I loved that I got to use Oat Mylk! I prepared the dip on my stove top.

    The dip turned out fantastic! And I loved the cheerful green colour from the Paragon Tea Baking Matcha.

    Roll it Out!

    After my matcha-infused mochi dough had cooled off, it was time to roll it out and create individual pieces. I made my mochi into balls, but you can make them into squares too!

    After the mochi balls were prepared, I decided to semi-stuff them with the dip. I also frosted the tops of them! I was so surprised at how well they turned out and how easy they were to make!

    I would like to do a better job on how they look visually, but I think that will come with practice and time.

    After I was done making the tea-infused mochi, I made two cups of Paragon Tea Ceremonial Matcha Lattes with Oat Mylk, for my husband and I. I thought they would pair nicely with the mochi. All the matcha flavours were happening that day! 😉

    It was time to taste test these tea-infused mochi balls and see how well I did:

    According to my husband, the matcha-infused mochi tasted amazing. He actually ate more than half of them, so I must have done something right!

    I also loved my mochi too! They tasted so fresh and delicious. I also love that I now have the opportunity to make mochi 5 more times, from this wonderful set.

    Have you ever made mochi at home before? If so, how did you find the experience? I am still surprised at how easy they were to make! I really found The Mochi set to be extremely helpful for a beginner.

    The Mochi Set retails for $53.35 CAD, but is currently available for a launch price of $48.00 CAD. You can order it online (they ship to Canada and the USA) or pickup in-store, if you are local! You can find it HERE.

    And that is it for today’s blog post! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and talk to you all soon! <3