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Lacy Blue plus Teaview: High Tea with Harriet’s Sunday breakfast tea and The Brewing Crate subscription

I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature. Coco Chanel I’d never much been into lacy, frilly things when I was younger. In fact, I was rather repulsed by all things girly. Even when I got married at 23 (wow, 23) I chose a dress that… Continue reading Lacy Blue plus Teaview: High Tea with Harriet’s Sunday breakfast tea and The Brewing Crate subscription

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Red blossoms plus teaview: Perfect South, Shincha First Harvest

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust Some friends are for the moment and some for longer. Some friendships are fostered through mutual interests, or work, or study, or locality. And then there are some friends who own a piece… Continue reading Red blossoms plus teaview: Perfect South, Shincha First Harvest

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Got any blacker? Plus Teaview: Japanese Sencha, T2

Does anyone remember that ad? Probably noone under thirty at the least (and definitely not outside of Australia). It pre-dates Not Happy Jan, which I’m told is barely within memory. How did I get this old? Anywho, yes, yes, I know. You’ve missed me. And I’ve been buying tea and teaware and not sharing it… Continue reading Got any blacker? Plus Teaview: Japanese Sencha, T2

baking · food · tea

Dainty op-shop find, chocolate peppermint bites, plus Teaview: T2 Peace, Love and Peppermint

Some people say that I have a problem. I say they’re jealous. Meet my new dainty little set that I found at a local op-shop for $5. Stamped with “Haviland France” and “Haviland & Co. Limoges.” this delicate china cup and saucer is quite fine, with wear from love. A brief investigation seems to place… Continue reading Dainty op-shop find, chocolate peppermint bites, plus Teaview: T2 Peace, Love and Peppermint

baking · food · recipes · tea

Quest for the Best – Scones. Recipe #1. Pumpkin scones. Plus teaview: Sydney Breakfast, T2

Welcome to the first instalment of my Quest for the Best series! My mission is to hunt out and try different recipes for classical favourites; sometimes traditional, sometimes with a twist. Scones, meatloaf, your mum’s lasagne recipe… nothing is safe! So join me on my odyssey of home-cookery and feel free to point me in the direction… Continue reading Quest for the Best – Scones. Recipe #1. Pumpkin scones. Plus teaview: Sydney Breakfast, T2

dining out · food · tea

Sunday Superpost – Chicken satay burgers, scones at The Tea Project and Teaview – Very Coco Berry, T2

Happy Sunday lovelies! If you’ve come here for food porn, tea or recipes, you’re in for a treat! First up, one of my favourite eats – SATAY CHICKEN BURGERS!! This is really quite simple and you’ll want to eat the sauce with a spoon. The recipe comes from Taste.com and I’ll give you my own abridged version.… Continue reading Sunday Superpost – Chicken satay burgers, scones at The Tea Project and Teaview – Very Coco Berry, T2

tea · Travel

Quick getaway to the Blue Mountains plus Teaview – Yunnan vs Grand Yunnan, T2

I recently escaped with my husband to the Blue Mountains for a well-earned mini break (without children!). It was a welcome respite from domestic servitude bliss. It’s been a hell of a year, so it’s nice to wind down and get away before Xmas chaos begins in earnest. We stayed in a little hidden spot called… Continue reading Quick getaway to the Blue Mountains plus Teaview – Yunnan vs Grand Yunnan, T2

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Secret Santa has my number. Plus Teaview – Ayurvedic Tea Chai, T2

Guess who got a new tea set? I did! This lantern-inspired light green pot plus two cups, as well as a few more goodies arrived in the mail recently. Win! So obviously I had to christen it and document the event. My dilemma was which tea to christen it with? I decided T2’s Ayurvedic Chai was… Continue reading Secret Santa has my number. Plus Teaview – Ayurvedic Tea Chai, T2

mindfullness · tea

Mindful afternoons – Teaview: Good Afternoon – T2

I can’t emphasise enough exactly how much I enjoy a moment of peace in the afternoons. I think the day that my children stop napping I’ll be forced to seek employment to escape stress! I daresay you’ve guessed that for me this should include a cup of tea, and this is a given. The sensory… Continue reading Mindful afternoons – Teaview: Good Afternoon – T2