Twinings – Royal Wedding Commemorative Blend Tea

So, I’ve had this tea for a while and tried it awhile ago, but I figured I’d say something about it since I started talking about it a while ago as well! This tea actually is really light and floral as of most white teas – this one is actually called special edition White Earl Grey!! I love this tin that holds the tea bags in, and the best part was inside the tin holds the box of tea bags – so the tin was actually clean!

It’s a tea that you don’t need to steep too long as it is quite delicate. I had this tea in a cup – as is (no milk, cream, sugar, honey or anything!) and it was really good! All I did was just place the tea bag into a cup, and pour boiling water on top! It’s simple and delicious!

This tea, it says it’s made of a blend of white tea, with the flavours of bergamot and rose petals – and you can definitely tell it’s floral once the tea steeps up with a hint of citrus from the bergamot! If you ask me, it almost has a slight ginger taste and smell to it which made this tea really relaxing and comforting on the cold evening I had it on.

Second Cup – Maple Tea

Tea’s have been becoming more and more popular, and special flavours that are offered year round is no exception. Now that spring is here, Second Cup has put out a neat new Maple Tea made with Rooibos tea with the delicious aroma of warm maple syrup.

This option is Caffeine-free and Rainforest Alliance Certified™, so not only does it taste good, it’s kind of good for the environment too! The colour that infused out of the Maple Tea Bag is really quite pretty, and the scent definitely smells like maple. It’s delicious as is or with a tad of honey!

Be sure to try the Second Cup’s Maple Latte if you’re looking for a fantastic latte with sweet maple flavours!

Second Cup – Honey Vanilla Tea Latte

I recently stopped into my favourite Second Cup and they had a new seasonal drink called Honey Vanilla Tea Latte. I really love this drink as I do like the taste of vanilla in my coffees or teas! This Honey Vanilla Tea Latte was made with English Breakfast tea steeped with vanilla and honey and finished with creamy microfoam.

The picture doesn’t do it’s justice, but it was quite a delicate drink! It was similar to their London Fog Tea, but better!! I think it is the honey that really elevates this drink to a whole new level! I sometimes find the regular London Fog just lacks a bit of flavour – which is probably why I really like the Christmas Holiday London Fog Latte too!

Ten Ren’s Tea Time

I really enjoy drinking Chinese teas, and when we figured out there was a little sit down place with Chinese teas, we knew it was a place on our “to go” list. The only Ten Ren’s Tea Time location in Calgary with a sit down dining would be this one, where all the others are just drinks. The place is in an interesting location as it’s kind of tucked into residential area, but isn’t far off the ring road – so I can see it being an ideal location once the road is completed and further development is completed.

We arrived on a weeknight evening, and it was really quiet. The entire time we were there, we were the only table. This was during the dinner hour too, but we didn’t mind as it’s nice to sit down in a quiet dining room once in awhile!

We first sat down and ordered some drink, and I ordered the Almond Milk Tea with no Pearls, as I still don’t like pearls in my drink. However, when the drink got to me, it was the Almond Black Tea, but I had nothing against the black tea, so I just kept it. It was quite good actually – full of almond flavour in the drink. Some places try to dilute the almond so they can use less, and I’m happy to say they didn’t do that with my drink!

For dinner, I had a bowl of Beef Stew Noodle Soup, and what really caught my eye was in the picture on the menu – the noodles was green! When my bowl of noodles came, it was only a slight hint of green colour.

We also ordered a plate of Special Salty Sliced Pork Belly on Steamed Rice, and oddly, it took a long time for it to come. The pork belly was really nicely done as the skin was really crispy and salty! It went perfect with the steamed rice.

As much as we eat, we really wanted to give their wings a try, so we ordered some Deep Fried Chicken Wings and it was fried really crispy! Ten Ren is really good at frying their food as it’s all coming out great!

I do say their deep fried food looks great because our friends ordered some dishes with deep fried chicken over steamed rice, and it looked really tasty! I can hear the crunch of the crust as they bite into their dinners which really is quite impressive!

I quite enjoy this little location, and I can see it being a popular evening place to grab a bit to eat as they are opened quite late. The prices are quite reasonable, especially for it’s portion size. The food tasted good, so there’s nothing I can complain about! I can’t wait to return and have some more goodies!

Ten Ren’s Tea Time

1110 Panatella Blvd NW
Calgary, AB T3K 0S6
(403) 269-6088

Sunday~Thursday: 12PM to 11PM
Friday & Saturday: 12PM to 1AM

Second Cup – Holiday London Fog

There’s really nothing more exciting for me to have a Holiday London Fog from Second Cup. I know I rave about Chai tea’s and what not, but this is always another neat alternative. London Fog is normally made of Earl Grey Tea and some Vanilla flavour shot with steamed milk. What makes the Holiday version extra special is that they use a holiday Earl Grey tea, which is cherry flavoured. It seems like a lot of flavoured shots in the drink, but it’s actually quite good. It’s a bit on the sweeter side from both the cherry and vanilla, but it’s something I’ve associated the holiday season with as well. This is definitely a drink that you don’t need to add extra sugar in either!

Second Cup Holiday London Fog