The tea that nourishes ♥Charity Tea I recently came across an article about a tea company born in New Zealand that was helping to combat child hunger in Haiti and New Zealand. I was intrigued, and pretty proud too. New Zealand isn't a big country - 4.7 million is our total population as of 2019 … Continue reading ♥ Charity Tea ♥
The very sight of a teapot puts a smile on the face of most people. One cannot help but think of more serene and genteel times. From a whimsical child's teapot to an elegant English Teapot, to collectible teapots that adorn some homes, they are a subtle reminder of all that is good in this … Continue reading What happens around the teapot stays around the teapot ♥
"Tea doesn't cheat you, but it's people who cheat" Chen Zhi-tong Pu' erh originated many thousands of years ago in the Yunnan Province of China. Related closely to the tea-trade between China and other countries, it is named after the town from which it was originally sold en route, Pu'er City. Pu'erh is aged in … Continue reading What is Pu’erh Tea?
The simple pleasure of a candle ♥ Hygge, pronounced 'hue-gah' is a Danish concept of living well, togetherness, connection and an appreciation of enjoying the simplicity of life with contentment. Sounds blissful right? And it is! For me to Hygge is surrounding myself with those I love in simple comfort; candles burning, blazing chiminea, cosy … Continue reading What is Hygge?
What a wonderful way to show off your tea cups, tea pots, delicious tea party foods and of course your passion for tea! And such a lovely way to reconnect with friends and like minded tea lovers. So what do we need to create a tea party that is going to be a total hit? … Continue reading How to create the perfect Tea Party ♥
Tauranga, which roughly translates to "place of rest or safe anchorage", is a harbourside city in the North Island's Bay of Plenty. Hosting a population of around 125,000 permanent residence, making it New Zealand's 5th largest city. Renowned for its beautiful beach, close proximity to Mt Maunganui and White Island and temperate weather, Tauranga is … Continue reading Maitea (NZ)
I mention tea pots in a few of my blogs so thought it was about time we discovered where the humble tea pot originated from... The humble tea pot ♥ Photo by Nashad Abdu on Unsplash History of the beloved tea pot: Tea pots were said to have been invented in China based on the … Continue reading History of the Humble Tea Pot
I visited the quaint little Tea Centre store in Brisbane Arcade in the heart of the CBD a few weeks back and it was just delightful. I came away with a Little Geisha Mug & Strainer Set and a matching tin filled with Cream Black Tea. Now the tea is not my normal choice being … Continue reading The Tea Centre (Aus)
Art, it is all in the eye of the beholder so I'm told. And this form of art is definitely something you either appreciate or don't. I find the use of a material that we would normally discard quite refreshing and the beauty that can come from such an item is incredible. Artist Ruby Silvious … Continue reading Painting teabags…from cup to canvas ♥