Caramel Shortbread Latte

This is one of my favourite Christmas lattes. I like to save some so I can have throughout the year. It’s so creamy and rich. I love it so much. I have so many mugs, that I have to rotate them throughout the seasons, and soon it’s almost time to put away my Christmas and Winter mugs and bring out my spring and summer mugs! I thought I would enjoy it in my cozy sweater mug.

This is an herbal tea. I enjoy it so much, I wish I could order it all year round.

Ceremonial Matcha

Every Tuesday, I like to dedicate a post to Tea Tuesdays. I love tea, so I enjoy writing and sharing photos with everyone about my tea obsession.

Today, my boyfriend and I had Ceremonial Matcha, which was one of our Christmas presents from last year. It was an interesting matcha. This one is more of a natural matcha, and as of lately, we have been enjoying flavoured matcha, so it ta\sted a bit bitter for my liking. I think I am going to have the rest, by mixing it in my flavoured matcha.

My boyfriend and I had this a hot latte, with our matching mugs. Well, same design, but different colour mugs. Mine is the pink, and his is green. These are our matcha mugs.

Matcha is super healthy for you, since it comes from a whole green leaf, so you get more antioxidants from the leaves. It is finely grinded green leaves that is made up of a powder from Japan.

Hazelnut Chocolate Tea Latte

When I was at my sister’s house, I got to try this new tea, that I have been wanting to try for a few weeks now. I was so happy to see that they bought some.

It is a pur’eh tea, so it is an energizing tea. Which is helpful when I babysit my niece. Mostly because my sister and her boyfriend work early, which means I have to be at their house early.

I tried a cup at my sister’s house, and grabbed a tea bag for later.

This tea was creamy, and decadent. It tasted exactly like the chocolate hazelnut spread. I can eat that by the spoon full. I will definitely be buying more this soon.

London Fog

While it is not certain as to who the actual creator is, it was actually invented in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is said that it was created at Buckwheat Cafe, which is now closed. A regular customer, named Mary Loira, who became pregnant and was no longer able to have caffeine. Mind you this dates back to 1994, so I assume, at the time, they figured the coffee caffeine was bad for pregnant women. But it’s a bit confusing, since Earl Grey has caffeine in it. But I guess that’s the beauty of modern medicine, it’s always evolving. She changed her usual coffee drink to an Earl Grey tea, with steamed milk, and a bit of vanilla.

Although there are many other places who say that they were the first ones to invent this drink, but this is the most agreed upon creation of the London Fog. In the early 2000s many coffee shops such as Second Cup, and Starbucks added this drink to their menus. There are many variations of this drink depending on where you order this. In Dublin, they call it a Dublin Fog, and instead of using an Earl Grey tea bag, they substitute it for an Irish English Breakfast tea. In Mexico, they substitute the vanilla, for agave. In Halifax, they use dashes of Nova Scotian maple syrup instead of the vanilla.

I used the classic recipe for it. I bought my Earl Grey tea bags with vanilla infused in the tea bags. I let it brew for 5 minutes. Then I froth my milk in my milk frother. Once the tea is done steeping, I remove the tea bag, and pour the frothed milk on top.

This is my mug of the day. It was a Christmas present many years ago from my aunt and uncle. It’s one of my favourite Winter mugs. I also like it because my favourite hockey team is the Pittsburgh Penguins. I find it adorable because the penguin is on skates. Penguins are my second favourite animal, my absolute favourite animal is giraffes.

Glitter Chai Latte

Hey, this is an extremely late post for Tea Tuesdays. But I had a Glitter Chai latte. It is so delicious! Why I love it? It has a medium Chai spice to it. I love being able to taste the cloves and cinnamon. And bonus, it has edible glitter in it.

This mug was a Christmas present from my uncle a few years back, and I finally found it again packed away in one of my containers. I used to keep this mug at my mother’s house. I really missed this mug, but I am happy that I am using it again.

Candy Cane Matcha Iced Latte

Here is another post for Tea Tuesdays.

My sister-in-law bought my boyfriend and I this cool matcha kit for Christmas. It comes with the whisk, and a bowl to whisk the powder. We already have a bowl, and whisk set, but I am still happy that we have another. Now my boyfriend and I can make our own matcha together. She also got us a set of four stackable mugs, which are really cool. I’ll for sure post photos in an upcoming post.

Here is our matcha bowl.

The matcha tea I picked was Candy Cane, which shockingly I haven’t had any this whole season yet. I was saving it since I didn’t have much left.

First thing I did was I began boiling the kettle. While the kettle was boiling, I measured my matcha powder into the bowl.

I added some ice cubes to my mug. I used my cozy sweater mug, because that one is my favourite one.

Next, I poured the boiling water over the powder to form a liquid.

I began whisking the liquid to ensure everything dissolved properly.

Whilst I was whisking to make it frothy, I let my eggnog frothed in my milk frother.

Once finished, I poured my matcha tea over the ice cubes, topped off with my frothed eggnog.

It was delicious! 🙂

Forever Frosty Latte

It’s another Tuesday, which means it’s time for another edition of Tea Tuesdays!

Forever Frosty tea is a festive take on Forever Nuts, which is a crunchy almond herbal tea, with slices of apples. But what makes it festive is the added orange slices, marshmallows, and sugar dusted almonds. Yum!

If you look closely at the photo, you can see the orange slices, the marshmallows, and almond pieces.

The tea is steeping and waiting to be made into a latte! Which is the best way to start the day. As you can see it’s a bright hot pink.

As you can see when milk is added, the tea changes to a lighter pink, that is because of the earthy beetroot that is in the tea.

Here’s more of my mug. It is really beautiful.

This is a mug that my Mom gave me a few years back. Someone had gifted to her for Christmas, but she’s more of a coffee drinker. She thought I would enjoy it, because the mug came with a metal infuser. I’m really glad she gave it to me, because it is quite the festive mug.

Let it Snow Latte

It’s another Tuesday which means it’s another edition of Tea Tuesdays. Earlier I had enjoyed Let it Snow in one of my winter mugs. It tastes like eggnog. It has a nice sweet cinnamon flavour with cloves. It is amazing! I love eggnog, and I look forward to it every year.

I love this mug, my boyfriend bought it for me a few years ago.

The Absolute Festive Tea Latte

Yesterday I made the best festive drink ever for Tea Tuesdays. I finally get to showcase my other Christmas mugs.

It’s basically a Candy Cane Hot Chocolate with Eggnog as a tea latte!

First I steeped my Candy Crush tea. I was running low on my loose tea leaves. I have some bagged tea, but I didn’t want to waste them. So I decided to add some hot chocolate to it, since there wasn’t a lot of tea.

I added some hot chocolate powder to my milk frother, that has eggnog in it.

The after! It was so delicious. I will definitely be making this again! It was creamy, very rich. Although I tasted a lot of the hot chocolate than I did candy cane, but that’s okay. It was amazing!

Here is a closer look at my mug, well, I should say my boyfriend’s (mug). I got it for him for Christmas last year.

Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day 3

Instead of buying each other materialized items, we can give each other kindness and love instead.

Today’s challenge is to buy a friend, or a colleague a coffee, or a tea. It can brighten up their day, and warm themselves at the same time. I think your friends will appreciate the gesture.

If you work from home, or no longer work right now, you can make a coffee or a tea for a person in your house. I made myself and my boyfriend a latte after dinner. I can’t wait!

Enjoy the day, and I hope everyone enjoys their day. 🙂