Friday, July 19, 2013

Focus on Life: Week 29 ~ Routine

Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime is hosting a year long challenge which is... sublime... as you'd expect with such a studio name. The challenge is named 'Focusing on Life' and every week Sally is sending a prompt on what should we focus the following week.

This week we are to photo-journal our daily routine. 

Well... my life is crazy... so much crazy that there is no routine other than waking up and going to bed every day, and pretty much goes in between :) 

But there are 2 things that I cherish (even if I don't get them *every* single day!) so I will consider them routine. One I talked before about, in one of the early weeks of Focus On Life (those weeks when we really got to know each other :) ): it's reading and you can read (pun intended) about it in Week 3: Time for yourself.

The other is pictured here: 

Focus on Life: Tea time! (Tealish whole leaf teas) :: All pretty things

I've always loved drinking tea... after crossing the ocean I stopped for a while, because everywhere I turned I only found black tea and that I cannot drink (makes me sick pretty quickly). A few years back I had the pleasure of finding a gentleman who was selling whole leaf teas. I followed him at all the fairs and markets in the area until he disappeared... then I discovered Teaopia... they had lovely tea sets (the one in the picture above) and amazing teas. Unfortunately the owner sold it to Teavana - and I cannot stand their teas. They are OK, however I do drink tea unsweetened and pretty much instead of water (as in extra-large quantities)... and I believe they use to much base tea and too little of the flavours for my taste. 

I have been sad for a little while - until I found yet another Canadian company (Tealish) right in Toronto... now I order from them my teas and I am as happy as one can be. 

And that is a little bit of my routine: making myself a nice tea, with something sweet (I have to get into tea sandwiches one of these days) or not... and just relax for a few minutes. 

It's amazing what a nice cup and a lovely golden tea can do to one's spirit! 

Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea :) For more on what our group's members' routine is - please make sure you visit Ms. Sally, we have gathered there for a chat as usual.


  1. Lovely picture of your tea cup. I am also a picky tea drinker. As I drink decaf the selection is limited. And I live in the south so most of the year I drink decaf iced tea and carry it everywhere with me, as it is impossible to find when dining out.

  2. I have to agree with you on the importance of a good cup of tea! It's ingrained in the British psyche, and I never travel abroad without my own tea - even to the US where you can get 'everything'!

  3. I love tea....iced tea! I guess I am a southern girl, but there is nothing like iced tea in the summer in Fl! I love raspberry, peach, mango, lemon, teas....of course....I must have my cup of coffee in the morning. :-)

  4. Your cup and saucer set is just lovely. What a wonderful morning routine. I love tea but after a health issue I am not to have caffine, though I do sneak a bit in here and there.

  5. Lovely way to start your day, and assuming it continues as your creative day continues. Beautiful pic!

  6. I prefer tea to coffee anyday. I put 1 spoon of honey in my tea. Great cup colors.

  7. I drink tea almost all day - iced tea unsweetened. Hot tea I'll have in the winter afternoon for a pick me up. However, last night while playing dominoes with friends my girlfriend and I shared decaf Earl Grey and I was in heaven. That's my favorite hot one.

    Does your tea company ship to U.S. do you know?

  8. Very pretty cup and saucer!

  9. Lovely picture to illustrate your tea routine!


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