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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

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

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.


Staycation Tea: Rwanda Express BP1 Tea and Okayti Excellence SFTGFOP1 from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant

I’m on holidays and have been spending time with my feet up most days on the couch and a good book on the go.  My tea of choice has been Rwanda Express BP1 Tea and Okayti Excellence SFTGFOP1 from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant.

I like delving into the tea unknown sometimes and these two have been keeping me company and entertained like no ordinary tea would.  A perfect indulgence for some extended time off.

Rwanda Express BP1 Tea

A most exceptional and exclusive TWG Tea creation. A rich and malty broken leaf black tea blended with the vigour of cracked coffee beans.  The best of both worlds.

I have been sucking this tea back with extra milk and sugar.  I usually don’t go all out in my tea preparation but Rwanda Express BP1 Tea has all the makings of a fine estate coffee in a tea.  Think rich, luxe and eccentric all rolled into one.

Okayti Excellence SFTGFOP1

Separated from Nepal by a simple stream, the Okayti tea estate, founded in 1888, harvests some of the most exquisite teas in the world for TWG Tea. The lush gardens are spread out over undulating terrain at altitudes of 1,300 to 2,000 metres. The first flush is eagerly awaited by connoisseurs each spring. This harvest boasts delicate pistachio-green rolled leaves which exude a pronounced flavour of mangoes, papaya and guava. A shimmering topaz-coloured infusion yields a buttery aroma with a round, mellow finish and boasts a lengthy aftertaste of grassy meadows and wild flowers. The preferred tea of Queen Victoria.


The Weekend Tea Collection from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant

Who needs international travel when you can sample the best in the world class cities with The Weekend Tea Collection from TWG Tea and The Urban Tea Merchant?

TWG Tea, the world’s finest and most luxurious tea brand, invites you on an extraordinary private getaway with the launch of five new exclusive Weekend Teas to arouse vivid sensory escapes to the world’s most exotic destinations. The Weekend Tea Collection teas complement the first five teas in the range to create a cruise collection of ten distinctive TWG signature teas that offer an elegant and effortless retreat from the saturating heat of the summer sun.

A dazzling juxtaposition of glamour and history, the Weekend Tea Collection invites tea drinkers to bask in the heat of the golden sun, drinking in the scent of red fruits and berries whilst wandering along the picturesque promenades of the Cote d’Azur with A Weekend in St Tropez, or to voyage to the summit of Victoria Peak with the grand mélange of green tea, wild rhubarb, blossoms and malty toffee of A Weekend in Hong Kong. Tea lovers and world travellers everywhere can now moor their thoughts and journey along the Grand Canal lined with glistening Venetian palazzos, journey on a voyage of the senses to the garden city of Singapore, or delight in the mystic memories of a cool night among the Dubai desert dunes, all in the privacy of their own teacups.

This complete Weekend Tea Collection teas are:

Weekend in Bombay

Weekend in Casablanca

Weekend in Istanbul

Weekend in Moscow

Weekend in Shanghai