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

    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

  • Jewellery,  Pixie Wing

    Afternoon Tea Necklace | Pixie Wing

    Care for a cup of tea? How whimsical and darling is the Afternoon Tea Necklace from Pixie Wing? I first found out about this necklace from @schmoolovesbeads on Instagram. I immediately added it onto my wish list! I loved the UV-resistant enamel detailing and how each teacup moved/stacked on top of one another. It was such a clever and unique design. ☕️✨

    I couldn’t believe it when Pixie Wing reached out to me and wanted to know if I would interested in reviewing this necklace! Such a dream! It is even more special in real life and has such a lovely weight to it. A huge thank you to Pixie Wing for gifting this necklace to me ☕️✨

    The necklace arrived in beautiful packaging: a lovely white box with a cloth bag inside. Inside the bag was the necklace and a necklace extender. There was also a polishing cloth inside too.


    The Afternoon Tea Necklace is made of premium brass with a thick plating of fine 925 sterling silver. Each tea cup has eye-catching UV-resistant enamel detailing. It also available in a green colour option too.

    Pixie Wing ships worldwide and 5% of each Afternoon Tea Necklace goes to Rainforest Alliance sustainable tea growing project ☕️✨

    The necklace has a lovely weight to it. It also comes with a necklace extender option. I chose to wear the necklace without the extender (for now). You can see how I styled it below:

    I also filmed an Instagram IGTV video sharing a more in-depth review of the necklace as well as video closeups of the necklace in motion! It is so eye-catching! You can watch the video HERE or down below:

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CT4qWQElVvP (IGTV VIDEO)

    What do you think of the Afternoon Tea Necklace from Pixie Wing? Please let me know, down below!

    Have a lovely weekend ahead!

    (gifted product)

  • Afternoon Tea,  Health and Fitness,  Lifestyle,  Making Tea at Home,  Sips By,  Tea,  Tea Reviews,  Uncategorized

    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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  • 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,  DAVIDsTEA,  Ella Adventures,  Ella Style,  Fashion,  Fashion Diaries,  Georgina,  Guinea Pigs,  Lifestyle,  Making Tea at Home,  Pawfectella,  Pawfectella Everything!,  Tea,  Tea Reviews,  Uncategorized

    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. 

    #BlackLivesMatter | To learn more, click HERE.

    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

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

    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. 

    #BlackLivesMatter | To learn more, click HERE.

    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

  • Afternoon Tea,  Coffee Shop,  Lifestyle,  Making Tea at Home,  Pawfectella Everything!,  Tea,  Tea Reviews,  Uncategorized

    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 

    #BlackLivesMatter | To learn more, click HERE.

    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

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    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?

  • Afternoon Tea,  Beads and Coffee/Tea,  Jewellery,  Ohm Beads,  OHM News & Updates,  Ohmily,  Tea,  Uncategorized

    OHM Beads Giveaway | #OHMTeaforTwo

    Happy April 2nd, 2020! I hope today finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and doing well.

    In today’s blog post, I will be hosting a fun giveaway on behalf of OHM Beads! For the month of April, OHM Beads is having daily giveaways, games, and themes. The official hashtag for the month is #OHMinApril. A new giveaway/game/theme will be happening every day and they will be hosted by either OHM HQ, an OHM Team Member or an OHMbassador. I am so excited to be hosting #OHMTeaforTwo for the April 2nd giveaway!

    Today’s theme is #OHMTEAFORTWO and I one lucky winner will have the opportunity to win the OHM Tea Bag BOTM! To find out how…keep on reading!

    Photo courtesy of OHM Beads.

    As all of you know, I am a HUGE tea addict and I have embarrassingly large cupboards of teas (yes, I said cupboards). But not to worry, they are all organized by tea type (green, oolong, black, etc.) as well tea bags and loose leaf teas. It is very safe for me to say that I could probably open up my own tea shop, with the amount of teas I have!

    Am I the only one? Do you have a large tea cupboard? Or cupboards?!

    One of the reasons I love tea is because of the experiences that goes along with it.

    Here are some of my favourite tea experiences:

    – the art of making tea is a relaxing experience that provides a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. I love preparing the perfect cup of tea or tea latte. It is a time to stay present, in the moment!

    – designing with the OHM Alice in Wonderland collection

    – picking out the perfect mug or tea cup is such a fun experience!

    – afternoon tea or high tea is honestly the BEST way to catch up with loved ones and create memories to last a life time!

    – having a friend over for tea!

    – after dinner dessert…usually mean tea! And usually means time with love ones!

    – TEA PARTIES!!!!

    – going to a local tea shop and smelling and sampling hundreds of amazing teas…one of the best ways to spend an hour, if you ask me!

    – grabbing a tea-to-go and going for walk in a winter wonderland or on an autumn day…nothing quite like it!

    – bubble tea or iced tea…on a hot summer’s day. Again…nothing quite like it!

    – sharing a cup of tea with a guinea pig named, Harlow. THE BEST!

    – Unboxing a tea order! OR…the OHM Tea Bag BOTM Bead!!!!

    What are some of your favourite tea experiences?

    As mentioned, OHM Beads is giving away the OHM Tea Bag BOTM (Bead of the Month)! This is one of my favourite OHM Beads and is an incredible experience to unbox. If you’d like to watch my first impressions and unboxing of this bead, you can watch it HERE or down below:

    Fast Forward to around 6:13 to see the tea bag unboxing.

    The OHM Tea Bag BOTM comes with TEAriffic packaging. When you first open it, you will see that it comes inside an OHM tea tin. From there, you will pull out an OHM tea infuser and inside you will find tea bag. After gently opening the tea bag, you will find your bead!

    To enter to win:

    1. Head over to @fashionstoryteller Instagram profile, find the official #OHMTEAFORTWO photo and tag 1 friend you love to have tea with!
    2. Share a photo on your instagram profile, sharing a memory/experience that involved tea! Make sure to use the hashtags: #OHMINAPRIL #OHMTEAFORTWO #BEADSANDTEA and tag @fashionstoryteller and @OHMbeads.
    3. For a bonus entry: leave a comment down below with your instagram name and what your favourite type of tea is.

      One qualifying winner will be drawn and will have 24hrs to claim their prize. If the winner fails to claim their prize in 24hrs, a new winner will be drawn.
      To qualify to win, the winner must complete actions 1 and 2 correctly. Giveaway ends on April 3rd, 2020 at 11:00 AM PACIFIC.
      Winner will be announced on my Instagram stories.
      Void Where Prohibited.

    Best of luck to all who enter! A special thank you to OHM Beads for this giveaway and for making the month of April sooo fun!