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Sipping Tea on a Chilly Morning at Work: White Spring Tea from TWG Tea and the Urban Tea Merchant

I’m doing a pick up shift this a.m. and really needed an uplifting tea to get me moving. I usually grab a black tea most mornings but since I woke up before the sun rose I thought I’d be a little kinder to my mind and body.

I just steeped a cup of White Spring Tea from TWG Tea and the Urban Tea Merchant. It was a perfect choice.

I took my time popping the tea leaves in my strainer, warming my tea cup and settling into my seat with my White Spring Tea.

The White Spring Tea is like a landscape that metamorphoses, bright and dewy, full of the magic of spring transforming the world with fresh silver tips of Yin Zhen white tea and fragrant cherry blossoms.

White Spring Tea is a mild tea but can be steeped for longer without tasting bitter.

I have a long shift ahead – looking forward to getting stuck in as usual with TWG Tea and the Urban Tea Merchant.

White Spring Tea

Where Did The Spring Go Tea? Sakura! Sakura! Tea from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant

The spring was just on our door step a few weeks ago. Now we are back into wind-chill and snow flurries in Toronto.

No need to be crying into one’s tea cup. Instead grab ‘Sakura! Sakura! Tea’ from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant and make a hot brew.  ‘Sakura! Sakura! Tea’ is a must have to add to your at home and office tea collection.

‘Sakura! Sakura! Tea’ is a true ode to spring. This fragrant TWG Tea blend evokes Kyoto’s most celebrated season. A scattering of cherry blossoms and green tea with a presence of rose yields a most aromatic and elegant fragrance.

When the snow begins to melt on your door step, be sure to brew a cup of ‘Sakura! Sakura! Tea’ from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant and make time to stroll in the cherry blossom trees in your town. It will only be for a short time and will be well worth the wait.


The First Day Of Spring: Geisha Blossom Tea from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant

It maybe the first day of spring but Toronto is mighty cold and windy. Ah, what can you do?  Sometimes it’s about channelling the best of intentions and just embracing the new season for what it is.

I pulled out my Geisha Blossom Tea from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant as I flipped through books this past weekend. Brewing the Geisha Blossom was not only relaxing and a wonderful self-care experience it was re-awakening and infused a must needed feeling of ‘new beginnings’ into my time off.

The Geisha Blossom Tea is an elegant and highly refined, this TWG Tea blend of green tea and refreshing ripe southern fruits infuses into a fragrant cup that will calm and appease after a day’s disruptions. The peach notes are mild but a wonderful hint of the summer to come. Even though I had the Geisha Blossom Tea hot, it would make for an awesome ice tea and perhaps with some white wine splashed in for good measure.

Pick some up soon and Happy Spring!

Geisha Blossom Tea

Oscar Night Tea Of Choice:  ‘Festive Night Tea’ from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant

I have to work tomorrow but I still want some festive cheer as I watch the Oscar’s with friends and family.  What’s a girl to do?

My fave go to for a fun and festive night of food – is adding some ‘Festive Night Tea’ from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant to the menu.  It’s a treat of a wine and will add some lovely warmth to your Oscar night party from the chill outside.

Festive Night Tea is a green tea blended with cherry blossoms infuses into a dazzling cup with a sweet aroma of red fruits and the intense warmth of rose petals.

Pick some up and have a Happy Oscar Night with your loved ones!

Festive Night Tea

Valentine’s Day Tea: ‘Chocolate Earl Grey’ from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant

There’s nothing better than spending Valentine’s Day in bed or just lounging around with a gorgeous cup of tea either with someone or alone.

Sure Valentine’s Day is all about romance but sometimes we need to build in some Valentine self-care time to remember we need to lavish ourselves in love first.

My choice for Valentine’s Day is Chocolate Earl Grey Tea from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant. It is a world’s first! This rich and aromatic black tea is accented with fresh notes of rare TWG Tea bergamot and pure dark chocolate which unite to create a marvelous and blissful blend. It is an unforgettable tea for those special moments.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Chocolate Earl Grey

New Year Tea: French Earl Grey Tea from TWG Tea and the Urban Tea Merchant

We are well into the New Year and I have been having a quiet but relaxing start. I’ve really taken time to check in with myself, do more reading, hitting the gym, eating better and sleeping.  Man – you think that it would be an easy life.  I can assure you – is it ever?  My goal for the New Year is balance and taking care of me.  Tea is always part of my quiet time.  Especially tea from TWG Tea and the Urban Tea Merchant.

My tea for January from TWG Tea and the Urban Tea Merchant is the ever chilled, French Earl Grey Tea. She’s as gorgeous as Provence in the summer.  TWG Tea has created a fragrant variation of the great classic, Earl Grey. This black tea has been delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers.

As the winter wind blows its cold force outside my office window, I sip on French Earl Grey Tea from TWG Tea and the Urban Tea Merchant and think of the summer. It’s the little things.  Happy Belated New Year!  J

French Earl Grey Tea

Holiday Tea from The Urban Tea Merchant

The holidays are coming and it’s time to start a stash of tea to keep me satiated over the break. I was doing a store visit to The Urban Tea Merchant at Holt Renfrew at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto a few weeks ago, when one of their tea representatives made two suggestions for my holiday break.  What were they?  The Napoleon Tea and the Silver Moon Tea.  Boy, were they a surprise!

Napoleon Tea

This tea of destiny combines a high quality black tea with a sophisticated TWG Tea blend of sweet French spices and a hint of vanilla, giving a most extraordinary and fully developed aroma. A tea of sensual warmth and sweetness.

I have been brewing this tea with extra milk and sugar. It’s the most soothing and relaxing tea I have had in ages.  I can’t wait to tuck into one of my books over the holidays and sip the Napoleon Tea in the quiet of my home.

Silver Moon Tea

A TWG Tea blend of green teas is accented with a grand berry and vanilla bouquet, smooth, with just a hint of spice. A tea for that special moment.

I wouldn’t normally go for this type of tea but the Silver Moon Tea delivers. It is luxe, sweet and emanates kindness.  The vanilla and berry combination is a perfect tea to serve your guests over the break.  It’s an easy tea and a guaranteed conversation starter.