• Afternoon Tea,  DAVIDsTEA,  Lifestyle,  Making Tea at Home,  Tea,  Tea Reviews,  Uncategorized

    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
    SHOP US Store
    SHOP CAN Store

    Japanese Sencha Green Tea from DAVIDsTEA
    SHOP US Store
    SHOP CAN Store

    Morning Detox Mate Infusion from DAVIDsTEA
    SHOP US Store
    SHOP CAN Store

    Lemon Lullaby Rooibos Tea from DAVIDsTEA
    SHOP US Store
    SHOP CAN Store

    Sunny C Herbal Tea from DAVIDsTEA
    SHOP US Store
    SHOP CAN Store

    Salted Caramel Oolong Tea from DAVIDsTEA
    SHOP US Store
    SHOP CAN Store

    Strawberries and Cream Oolong Tea from DAVIDsTEA
    SHOP US Store
    SHOP CAD Store

    Sweet Tart Herbal Tea from DAVIDsTEA
    SHOP US Store
    SHOP CAD Store

    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!

  • Afternoon Tea,  Beadmas | #BeadmasStories,  Beads and Coffee/Tea,  DAVIDsTEA,  Jewellery,  Lifestyle,  Making Tea at Home,  Ohm Beads,  OHM News & Updates,  Ohm Style,  Tea,  Uncategorized

    My Favourite Christmas and Holiday Teas | Beadmas 2020 | #BeadmasStories

    Happy Beadmas 2020! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the week!

    In today’s blog post, I am sharing my two favourite Christmas teas from DAVIDsTEA, as well as two Christmas/Holiday and Tea-themed OHM Beads bracelets.

    So, if you are ready, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let me share this collection with you!

    *this post contains affiliate links

    OHM Pretty Tea Cup, OHM Milky

    My Favourite DAVIDsTEA Christmas and Holiday Teas:

    OHM Tea Bag, OHM Lucky Red OHM Whip Bracelet

    My first favourite Christmas tea has been a long-time favourite. It is called Santa’s Secret from DAVIDsTEA. It has black tea leaves, candy cane sprinkles, peppermint leaves and vanilla flavouring for ingredients! Here is what DAVIDsTEA has to say about it:

    Ever wonder how Santa manages to deliver all those presents in just one night? He uses a special combination of Chinese black tea, peppermint leaves and spices – all sprinkled with real little candy canes. It’s both energizing and remarkably soothing. All Santa needs is one cup and his motto changes from “ho ho ho” to “go go go.”

    – DAVIDsTEA

    I love making Santa’s Secret as a latte. It is a cozy, delicious treat. This tea just brings me back to that cozy, light-hearted Christmas feeling.

    I decided to pair this tea with my Lucky Red OHM Whip Bracelet and some of my favourite Christmas/Holiday and tea themed charms.

    OHM Pretty Tea Cup, OHM Milky, OHM Milk Slim, OHM Hot Cup

    My second favourite Christmas tea is one that I discovered, last year. It is the DAVIDsTEA Gingerbread Matcha. It has just the right balance of sweetness and spiciness to it.

    Sweet, spicy & heartwarming. Inspired by the comforting flavours of freshly baked gingerbread, this energizing all-natural matcha green tea is the coziest way to get your daily dose. Try it as a frothy green tea latte topped with a dash of cinnamon a holiday treat that’s as delicious as it is comforting.

    – DAVIDsTEA

    Gingerbread Matcha has Matcha green tea powder, cane sugar and natural gingerbread flavouring as its ingredients.

    OHM Beadmas Bell, OHM Snow Angel, OHM Beadmas Tree,
    OHM St. Nick, OHM Beadmas Wreath,

    I enjoy making Gingerbread Matcha both hot, as a latte or as an iced tea. You might remember an IGTV video where I made it iced, for Christmas in July!

    OHM Snow Angel, OHM Beadmas Tree, OHM St. Nick, OHM Beadmas Wreath

    What are your favourite Christmas/Holiday drinks? Perhaps you are like the OHM Hot Mug Gingerbread man and prefer a delicious hot chocolate:

    OHM Pretty Tea Pot, OHM Hot Mug, OHM Pretty Tea Cup, OHM Beadmas Bell

    Giveaway Time!

    I am so excited to team up with OHM Beads and to continuing helping host their 12 days of giveaways! Thank you, OHM!

    Day 2 of #Beadmas2020 #BeadmasStories ✨

    One winner will win:
    1 OHM Pretty Tea Cup bead & 1 OHM Tea Bag BOTM bead.

    Here’s how to enter:

    1. Leave a comment below, sharing what your favourite Christmas/Holiday drinks are! And your Instagram handle.
    2. Go to Instagram and find my #BeadmasStoriesDayTwo post.
    3. Answer the following question in the comment section of the Instagram:
      What ingredients are in the Santa’s Secret tea from DAVIDsTEA?
    4. Follow @ohmbeads and @fashionstoryteller on Instagram (if you are not already).

    This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or sponsored by Instagram, WordPress or DAVIDsTEA. ✨

    This giveaway ends on December 3, 2020 at 11 am EST . 1 random winner will be drawn. Winner must follow instructions correctly to win. Winner must answer question 3 correctly.

    Winner will be contacted through Instagram Direct message and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If I have not heard back after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Winner will be announced on my Instagram Stories.

  • Afternoon Tea,  DAVIDsTEA,  Ella Adventures,  Lifestyle,  Making Tea at Home,  Pawfectella,  Pawfectella Everything!,  Tea,  Tea Reviews,  Uncategorized

    DAVIDsTEA Haul | Tasty Summer Teas

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

    In today’s blog post (and in honour of #TeaTimeTuesday), I am sharing my recent DAVIDsTEA* haul order (with the help of Ella the Mini Poodle). I needed to stock up on some favourites, but also wanted to try out some new teas too!!!

    *As some of you know, I am a huge DAVIDsTEA fan and this past year, I had the amazing opportunity to become a DAVIDsTEA Affiliate. Some of the links, in this blog post will be affiliated links.

    So, if you are ready: make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let’s get started!!!

    The Matcha Teas:

    I ordered three matcha teas from DAVIDsTEA. I am a huge matcha lover and enjoy it daily! It provides wonderful health benefits (check out my IGTV video to learn more), but also tastes soo so delicious too!

    Raspberry Matcha

    One of the teas I had to stock up on is Raspberry Matcha. You might remember seeing me review and talk about it on my IGTV videos, as well as my last DAVIDsTEA Youtube video.

    On IGTV, I made it iced and in the YouTube video, I made it hot. I absolutely love both options, but if I were to recommend how to try it first: make it iced! It is a refreshing, satisfying treat!

    We’re taking energizing matcha to new heights. Fuel your morning with this fruity and invigorating blend of Matcha Matsu powder, pure cane sugar and the natural flavour of ripe raspberry. Whether you sip it as an iced latte or in your post-workout smoothie, this finely ground flavoured matcha is an easy & delicious way to enjoy the feel-good benefits of green tea.

    – DAVIDsTEA

    This time, I decided to purchase the limited edition tin of the Raspberry Matcha. This is a tea I plan to always have at home, as long as DAVIDsTEA has it in their collection!

    You can also shop by gram below:

    Blueberry Matcha

    Another matcha tea I needed to re-stock on was Blueberry Matcha. I was long overdue to order some! Like the Raspberry Matcha, it tastes amazing iced or hot. I also like to add it to my vanilla protein smoothies or my dairy free/gluten free muffins.

    Kick your summer vibes up a notch with our sweet and revitalizing Blueberry Matcha. Bursting with freshly picked blueberries, mega-healthy matcha green tea and pure cane sugar, it’s an iced tea latte waiting to happen. The best part? This deliciously fruity blend is packed with all the energizing and metabolism-boosting benefits of matcha for an instant pick-me-up. Good vibes all around.

    – DAVIDsTEA

    I ordered 50 grams of Blueberry Matcha. But that was pretty silly of me! I regret not ordering more since I tend to go through it so quickly.

    Bubblegum Matcha

    The last Matcha tea I ordered is one that I have been quite curious to try! I had attempted to order it, on my past DAVIDsTEA order, but it sadly was cancelled. This time, I got lucky and was able to get it!!!

    Bubblegum Matcha does not sound like a drink I would enjoy hot, but as an iced matcha or popsicle, it sounded very appealing! Both Linda @LSN2 and I were so curious about it. I decided to order 50grams to try it out.

    Blue bubble gum fan? Go retro with this cool novelty fruity matcha. It’s made with a lively base of finely ground green tea powder – hailed for its energizing & detoxifying benefits – plus a sweet hint of natural apple, pineapple & vanilla flavouring. Try it on ice or add to homemade ice cream or popsicles. No matter how you enjoy it, this one-of-a-kind matcha is the nostalgic treat your taste buds have been waiting for. 

    – DAVIDsTEA

    It is available by the gram or inside a special limited edition tin:

    I have not had a chance to make it yet, but I will keep you all posted! Have you tried it? If so, what do you think?

    The Green Tea:

    I also ordered another favourite tea of mine: The Countess of Seville. I tend to stock up on this tea quite often! It is a delicious blend of green tea with bergamot and light citrus notes.

    This tea is an online exclusive. It does not always show up on DAVIDsTEA’s estore, when it is sold out. If you don’t see it right away, make sure to check back! As I write this blog post, it currently is sold out and it was harder to find! I ended up doing a google search to find a link for it!

    There are so many rumours about Earl Grey and his gallivanting ways. We like this one, about a trip he took to Spain. It’s said he fell for the Countess of Seville, a beautiful, dark-haired woman with a penchant for oranges. But did he really woo her with this green tea scented with bergamot, orange oil, cornflowers and orange zest? Either way, it’s a sweet, romantic twist on his original recipe. (MK Kosher).

    – DAVIDsTEA

    The Fruit Infusion Herbal Teas:

    The last two teas I ordered were both fruit infusion herbal teas.

    Unicorn Dream

    A new fruit infusion favourite is Unicorn Dream! I ordered it in my past DAVIDsTEA order and I became addicted! I especially love this tea iced, but it is delicious hot too. This tea is quite sweet and very flavourful. Usually, I am not a fan of teas that have stevia added, but this one is an exception! I also think it would taste delicious as a popsicle too.

    Warning: This tea will add some magic to your day. Our caffeine-free fruit infusion is filled with smile-inducing ingredients – from blue butterfly pea, yellow everlasting flowers & pretty pink hibiscus blossoms to unicorn & heart-shaped sprinkles. The result is an enchanting & addictive herbal tea that’s tart and lightly citrusy, with dreamy notes of sweet cotton candy and creamy marshmallow.

    – DAVIDsTEA

    Not only does this tea taste magical, it looks magical! It is very colourful and has adorable unicorn and heart shaped sprinkles, marshmallows and even glitter balls that add sparkles to your tea!!!!

    You can watch my reaction to the sparkle in my IGTV video.

    Can you spot the unicorn sprinkle?

    Unicorn Dream is also available inside a limited edition tin, but you can also purchase it by the gram, like me:

    Rainbow Lemonade

    The last tea I have to share with you is one that is also packed with flavour. It is called Rainbow Lemonade.

    I could not wait to make it! I made it iced first and it had a delicious tangy, but sweet vibe to it! I also think it is beautiful to look at!

    I also enjoyed it hot and it was delicious too, but honestly…I think this tea is a great iced tea choice for your Summer afternoons!

    Get your ice cubes ready – this next-level lemonade iced tea is about to add a mouthpuckering twist of flavour to your summer sipping. Think ripe and juicy citrus, a tropical splash of pineapple, and a sweet hint of raspberry. Tart and refreshing, this caffeine-free tea tastes amazing straight up iced or with a little extra somethin’ somethin’. Get ready to see some rainbows with this one. What makes it great With its fruity twist, this lemon iced tea is a fresh and delicious substitute for the classic store-bought lemonade. For those days when you’ve got company, cool off your guests by brewing up a big pitcher with ice and lemon slices. It’s caffeine-free so the kids can get in on the action too!

    – DAVIDsTEA

    And that concludes this blog post! I hope you enjoyed seeing the selection of teas I ordered.

    Have you tried any of these teas? If so, which ones do you love?

  • DAVIDsTEA,  Disney x Pandora,  Jewellery,  Pandora,  Pandora,  Pandora Hauls,  Pandora Reviews,  Pandora Rose,  Pandora Style,  Pawfectella Everything!,  Uncategorized

    Pandora Charms Haul | New Video is up on my Youtube Channel!

    I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe, during this outbreak. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I also hope this video adds a smile into your day!

    In this video, I share my Pandora charms haul from their early March 2020 promotion, here in Canada. I am over a month late in getting this video up, but I hope you still enjoy seeing the different charms that I picked up! I purchased charms from both from my local concept store and from Gold-N-Memories Pandora. It is so crazy to think that early March, the stores (in Canada) will still open. Things have changed so much…in such a short time!

    Pandora Charms Haul Items:

    Disney x Pandora Frozen Winter Crystal Pandora Charm
    Free Hand Heart Pandora Clip x2
    Home Sweet Heart Pandora Dangle Charm
    We Can Do Anything Pandora Charm
    Peach Blossom Flower Pandora Charm x2
    Pink Murano Glass Leaf Pandora Pendant
    Bird Cage Pandora Charm (retired)
    Openwork Leaves Pandora Charm x2
    Acorn and Leaf Pandora Dangle Charm
    Clear Sparkle Spacer Pandora Rose Charm x2
    Pink Flower Murano (retired)
    Poodle Puppy Dog Dangle Pandora Charm
    – from the Pandora Spring 2020 Collection

  • DAVIDsTEA,  Guinea Pigs,  Harlow,  Tea,  Tea Reviews

    A Christmas Tradition: DAVIDsTEA | 24DaysofTea | Why this calendar is so special to me.

    DAVIDsTEA #24daysoftea is back!!!

    Back in 2012, my fiancé (now husband) and I started a new Christmas tradition with DAVIDsTEA #24daysoftea. Every evening, we would enjoy a tea of day, along with our baby guinea pig, Harlow (she liked to take little licks from our fingertips). We looked forward to discover what tea awaited us: black, green, oolong, herbal…what would it be?

    Photo of the DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar back in 2012
    The calendars have come along way!

    A tea advent calendar was the most perfect invention for me! And I was instantly obsessed and just knew I had to get my family and friends involved in the fun too.

    In 2012, I had just moved across the country in July…and I knew this would be a special way to still feel close to them, at such a special time of the year. It soon became my tradition to stock up on calendars (as soon as the store opened) to make sure my family and friends could all get one! DAVIDsTEA would sell out DAY OF…if not, MORNING OF! Luckily, last year…they seemed to finally have better stock!

    A photo of DAVIDsTEA 2013 #24daysoftea Advent Calendar…and all the calendars I bought for family and friends. I would line up to the store, first thing in the morning!
    Baby Georgina investigating!!!

    Each year and onwards, it became a time to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of the holidays…and became a time of day we treasured. It warmed out hearts and souls…and we loved that our loved ones, though far away, were sharing in this wonderful experience with us.

    2015 Advent Calendar #24daysoftea
    In 2015, Glitter and Gold was one of the #24daysoftea…and it was our featured wedding day tea!!! So crazy cool!

    The #24daysoftea calendar also became a heartwarming tradition with a very special guinea pig; my beloved Harlow. Harlow passed away this year…and it will be the first year I do not get my tea taster/tea assistant to help #HarlowApprove the tea of the day. It’ll be different, but I know she will be there in spirit, in her own way. Here are some of my favourite photos of Harlow during the #24daysoftea countdown!

    #HarlowApproved #24daysoftea DAVIDsTEA
    I’m not sure about this one, Mom! #24daysoftea
    I like the smells of this one, Mom! #24daysoftea
    What day are we on now, Mom?
    We miss you, Harlow!

    I also enjoy the Christmas countdown with…ALL OF YOU!!! On my Instagram, it has become my tradition to also share the tea of the day with you all…through fun photos of the day!!! I love hearing your thoughts on the teas and seeing your photos too!

    Pandora Santa

    And now…for some truly exciting news to share with all of you:

    I am now part of DAVIDsTEA Affiliates Program. It honestly feels like a dream come true because besides jewellery, #tea (and especially, #Davidstea) is my biggest obsession. What this means, is if you order through my affiliate links (featured in my blog posts, on my Linktree, instagram stories and youtube channel), I’ll receive a small commission, much like a sales associate would, at a retail store. It’s pretty cool and I’m so thankful. ?? I would not have these amazing opportunities without each and every one of you…so a HUGE HUGE THANK YOU!!! ?☕️ And an additional thank you to any one who wants to shop with these links. That’s super kind and generous of you! ??? .

    If you would like to shop the #24daysoftea Advent Calendar, here are my affiliate links:

    Shop DAVIDsTEA USA.

    Shop DAVIDsTEA Canada.

    I’m looking forward to counting down to Christmas with all of you!!!!