Saturday, February 6, 2021

HSANHE coffee house with people


                             

Yes, it is another coffee/Tea shop. But these one came with two people.  Some times I wish I was 6 again and play with these figures.  Just sit and play and pretend they are real.  

I loved that as a kid- pretend times with my barbies, my dolls, my smurfs.  I created stories and really felt at times they were real. I wonder if that is what lead to my writing- creativity and pretend play time as a kid.  I still have an active imagination. 

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Earl Grey wanted my attention while I was putting this one together.


This set was easy to put together.


Another great set.  I love the stickers that came with this one too.  Even the coffee cups got stickers.







Friday, February 5, 2021

Yaupon Brothers Tea

If you follow me at all, you know I love to head to World Market and check out their tea supply from time to time. I found some after Christmas deals and a new tea to try.


I discovered Yaupon Tea.  I saw a lavender coconut tea and I knew I had to try it.  Lavender and Coconut are two of my favorite flavors!  I have some teas that I mix together together to get this same combination, so I pleased to find a tea already blended for me.


Enjoying my tea in my Rudy Whistle Pottery Mug.  




This is an herbal tea, so you will want your water over 200 degrees.   You will also want to steep 3-4 minutes.  I had two really good cups of tea from the one bag- and they actually say you can get 3 cups out of one bag...but, I did not try this.  I will let you drink and decide this for yourself.


Ingredients:whole-leaf Florida Yaupon, rooibos, lavender flowers and organic coconut flavor essence.

**Side note from Yaupon Brothers- this is caffeinated.  Yaupon is the only caffeinated plant to grown in North America...how cool is that?!!  The wild harvest the tea in Central Florida.  I am constantly learning things as I learn more about tea.*****


I am not always a bagged tea fan, but this tea has a very nice flavor.  I got notes of the lavender and the coconut.

The price is good too.  16 sachets for $8.50.


This tea would be good cold or hot.  I love the sweetness from the coconut and notes of lavender.   I am a fan and would give this tea 4 tea cups.


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Tea Shop MqFun


This did not come with a box, which is fine. Another fun Starbucks knock off.




This was another fun building block set.  It was pretty easy to put together, I think it took less than an hour.


As I put this together I thought I was missing some pieces, so the picture below has two mistakes, can you see them???


Did you find them?  Hint they were both on the upper lever.


I did put the sticker on the wrong spot, so I will need to adjust that.


I know have 4 Starbucks knock offs.  They are so cute.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Food Court Tea Shop- Bubble Tea, Milk Tea Shop






This set like the rest, comes in bags with no box.


Earl Grey just loves to be apart of the building process.


It comes with two people an some fun stickers too.




This one opens and closes






Very cute Bubble Tea Set


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Vahdam Teas, Turmeric Ginger


                                         



My friend gave me this tea and I love it.  The mix of turmeric and ginger is spot on.  It has a little bit of a spiciness that lingers.  

Three teas came in this really fun and pretty box,  I shared one of the teas with a friend. I hope she enjoys it as much as I do.


I have always enjoyed turmeric tea, even before I knew all the great benefits of the spice. 




This is an herbal tea, so you want your water temp to be over 200 degrees.  You want to steep for 4-5 minutes. I tend to steep on the lower end so that I can get multiple cups of tea. I got two really great cups of tea from one serving.
This tea is really good with milk and some maple syrup added to it.  It is a golden milk latte and really terrific.


This is great tea.  I enjoyed it with some walnut and cranberry toast.


I gave this tea 5 tea cups.  The spices mingle so well together.  The turmeric notes linger awhile after you drink the tea.  This is a great tea.