mindfullness · tea

The Search for Perfection. Bluebelle and Teaview: Chocolate Treasure and Chai Masala, Green Valley Spices

“Perfection is everywhere if we only choose to recognise it.” Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea   A fellow teastagrammer (ahhhh, internet) recently posed a question: The search for perfection (1): Does perfection exist? Is there such a thing as the perfect cup of tea? In our perfection series of posts, we'll be documenting our… Continue reading The Search for Perfection. Bluebelle and Teaview: Chocolate Treasure and Chai Masala, Green Valley Spices

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Oolong through the looking glass: New glass teaware plus teaview – T2 Oolong choc chai

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Don’t let… Continue reading Oolong through the looking glass: New glass teaware plus teaview – T2 Oolong choc chai

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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

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Delightfully Moroccan teacup and saucer, plus Teaview – Perth Breakfast, T2

Hello lovelies! I bought a new teacup and saucer. I don’t have a problem. Stop judging me! This delightful Moroccan-influence T2 creation comes from their new Moroccan Tealeidoscope range. They had the same in a different colour scheme some time ago which I unfortunately missed out on. That wasn’t happening this time! Besides, I need them for… Continue reading Delightfully Moroccan teacup and saucer, plus Teaview – Perth Breakfast, 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

baking · food · tea

Christmas time is here! Teaview: T2 Ginger Spice, and cinnamon star bickies

  Christmas, or Annual Gift Day as I like to call it, is rapidly approaching. Am I ready? Hell no. But I’ve done a couple of the most important things. I’ve put the tree up in all its plastic glory. This petrochemical masterpiece has been masterfully decorated in a lop-sided manner by my three year… Continue reading Christmas time is here! Teaview: T2 Ginger Spice, and cinnamon star bickies