Pomegranate Lavender Green Tea

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Hi everyone! Wow I am so sorry! It’s been ages since I last posted. Truth is, I have had a lot going on that’s gotten in the way of me putting anything up. I have had appointments, interviews and I even landed a seasonal job for the winter holidays that’s in retail so if any of you have ever worked in that industry, you know that the hours are crazy and unpredictable! I’m trying to keep up with it all but having never been in retail before it’s a bit overwhelming! Haha. If you guys have any tips for how I can make it easier please let me know- I can use all the help I can get.

Anyways, I have a little back story for you before I tell you all about this tea… I don’t know if you like my little back stories or not but I’ll keep adding them until someone tells me to stop! Okay so my sister, (who is a few years younger than me but that’s really not important so I don’t know why I added it) always had really sensitive and bumpy skin. It was almost like her skin was dry and cold to create the bumps but that was never the case. Her best friend at school also had something similar on her legs and they were doing some research and found some convincing evidence that they both might have an intolerance to gluten. Just for the record, this research was not backed up by a doctor; it was all self diagnosed. Haha. And they can have some gluten but they have decided to create and stick to a diet that basically omits gluten unless they want a beer or over the holidays there are so many baked goods that they decided holidays are when they will break their strict no gluten streak and have a dessert.

So I was visiting my sister at her school and I decided to bring up some brownies that were gluten free. I was really chuffed that I was being so considerate to this new diet before I realized that my all-purpose flour was not gluten free and that I had to go on the hunt for almond flour, brown rice flour, flaxseed and arrowroot powder. I mean, where is this stuff?? So my mum made a good suggestion of going to the Bulk Barn; for those who don’t know, it’s basically a place where you can buy all kinds of different products at a crazy low price from what you’d find at the grocery store. So I was there shopping away like I do and I noticed the tea section where there is a huge collection of loose teas and I decided to pick up a few and one of them was the Pomegranate Lavender Green Tea. I love pomegranate, I want to love green tea and I love the smell of lavender. Can you see how this is a nice little recipe for disaster? Yep. The smell was incredible but the taste… personally, it just wasn’t for me. I think I might need to add more tea to my infuser and let it sit longer so it gets a bit stronger or… ugh, I don’t even know but I was back to that hot water, grass and hint of flavour!

But it’s okay. We’ll get it next time! Let me know if there are any teas that you absolutely love!

Teavana Tea Test

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Happy Sunday everyone! So I’ve decided to do a tea post because I am super excited to share my new discovery! For a bit of background, I have been on the hunt for years for some herbal/green teas that I like. This is because I am a huge tea drinker… if I’m drinking black teas. I’ve always been open to trying new teas but all the herbal teas that I’ve tried have just tasted like hot water with an after taste of grass and whatever berry/flower flavour was supposed to be incorporated. Until now. I was at Starbucks a few months ago and my sister convinced me to try the Youthberry tea instead of my regular cappuccino. I was so hesitant but loved it the moment I tried it. A few weeks later, my sister bought me the Youthberry and Pineapple Kona Pop for my birthday and, although I have been drinking them, I just started drinking them regularly recently and thought I’d share them with all of you. They are amazing! I love that I can actually taste the flavour of my tea and the colours are amazing which is an obvious plus. Haha. I mean, look at the colour of the Youthberry tea in this photo, it’s gorgeous. And the Pineapple Kona Pop tea tastes so sweet. Overall, ten out of ten for these teas. I don’t know if there are other people who have this same issue where they love the idea of herbal teas but the tastes always lets them down but if you do or if you are interested in finding new teas, I recommend these ones for sure. I find that I need a half a teaspoon of honey in my tea but I’n trying to wean myself off it because I don’t really need it but try these and tell me how you like them!

Teavana Joy Tea

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So, this has been a crazy week for me so far! I have officially finished all of my classes for my undergrad- how insane is that? It honestly doesn’t even feel real that I only have a few more (long) essays to go and then I’m DONE. Yay!! But because of this crazy last week, that has meant that I have not been able to post this week until now but I am going to try and get better and hopefully post a book review on Wednesday or Thursday.

This week I just wanted to do a quick little post on one of my favourite teas that I discovered a few years ago. I got this tea for Christmas one year and I absolutely loved it but, at the time,  it was only seasonal until recently I found it again in a Starbucks shop! The level of excitement I felt when I rediscovered this tea was embarrassing to say the least but I would really recommend this tea for anyone. I find it to be a light tea that has a slight floral taste which I personally love. One thing I will say to people when they are making it is that you need to be careful when pouring in milk and sugar if you’re using them; because this is such a delicate tea, I find that it can be overwhelmed easily. Overall though this is a huge favourite for me and look at the packaging! How nice is that?

And I guess because my mug is in the picture, I should make come comments about it as well because it is also a favourite for me. This is a mug I found at Chapters one day that says, “all you need is tea & warm socks” which I loved because I found it to be completely true to me. Haha. I really do enjoy my books, tea and big warm socks! Anyways, I feel bad that I haven’t posted at all this week but next week will be better!