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Ticket Giveaway! Welcome in the holidays with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a festive family concert! Sing along with your favourite carols and songs as part of The Twelve Days of Christmas—a hilarious live-action pageant, narrated by Canadian actor and improv comedian Colin Mochrie, that will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. If it isn’t already, the TSO’s annual family Christmas concert is sure to become your new holiday tradition!

These concerts feature the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with the Highland Creek Pipe Band, Resonance Youth Choir and Tha Spot Holiday Dancers. About the TSO: Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most important cultural institutions, recognized internationally. Music Director Peter Oundjian leads the TSO with a commitment to innovative programming and audience development through a broad range of performances that showcase the exceptional talents of the Orchestra along with a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. The TSO also serves the larger community with TSOUNDCHECK, the original under-35 ticket program; the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; and music-education programs that reach tens of thousands of students each year.

Thank you to the generous folks at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra who have gifted Thirty Four Flavours with a pair of tickets to their ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’! Send me an email, tweet, or inbox me about what you are looking forward to during the holidays. Contest closes on Monday December 5, 2016.

Good Luck!

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TWG Tea Jelly – 1837 Black Tea

Tea Jelly - 1837 Black Tea (290ml)

Tea Jelly – 1837 Black Tea (290ml)

I remember growing up and my mum making me tea and toast for breakfast with a side of eggs for breakfast.  The jam was always a cheap and cheerful brand from the local grocer.  Sometimes they would be watery or gloopy.  That aside, the memory of actually eating the warm toast and sweet jam made me happy.

These days I like to have a few jams on the go in my fridge.  My latest love affair is with TWG Tea’s Tea Jelly – 1837 Black Tea (290ml).  Have you heard of it?  If you haven’t and are a tea and jelly fan like me – you must check it out.  It’s a neat mix of the two.

Tea-infused with TWG Tea’s renowned signature tea, 1837 Black is a unique blend of black tea with notes of fruits and flowers from the Bermuda triangle which leaves a lingering aftertaste of ripe berries, anise, and caramel.  Pure decadence.  It’s a dead posh jelly.  Firm and with an explosion of flavour.

I loved TWG Tea’s 1837 Black Tea especially with milk.  It is always warm and a perfect summer to fall tea.  Coupling that with the 1837 Black Tea Jelly made it an even sweeter delight.

I encourage you to bring this tea jelly to work with your toast if you need a lil snack or as a midnight treat especially now since the winter is coming and we need a lil extra warmth.  You can even have this gorgeous jelly out with some yummy freshly baked breads or crackers with clotted cream if friends come over for the holidays or with your TWG Tea service on an upcoming holiday morning for family.

Other amazing TWG Tea is also available for purchase and shipped anywhere in North America through The Urban Tea Merchant website, urbantea.com