Winter Warmers: My favourite teas

As the temperature has dropped in Victoria and it is forecast to remain quite cold for a while, I thought I would share with you my favourite teas, to help you keep warm on those extra chilly days!

Saturday, it got down to 7 degrees (about 44F)  in the afternoon. It is not that cold by US standards, but pretty cold for us down here in the south-east part of Australia.

I do drink coffee from time to time, but I drink tea more. I like that there are a lot more options flavour-wise with teas and with that, I have tried many different brands/flavours.

My Favourite Teas (brands and flavours/types)

favourite teas

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T2 New York Breakfast- Inspired by the city that I long to visit one day soon, New York breakfast is a black tea that tastes of pancakes and maple syrup (yum). It can be enjoyed with or without milk…I like it with milk. $13 AUD for a 100g/3.5 oz. cube from T2 stores and online (they ship internationally)

favourite teaTwinnings Lady Grey- While I like earl grey tea, I liked Lady Grey even more. It’s light and refreshing with hints of lemon and orange. $2.70 for 10 tea bags/20g or $7.58 for 50 tea bags/100g from Coles

favourite teaMadame Flavour Delicate Green Jasmine & Pear- I was hesitant on trying this tea at first because I thought that the Jasmine might be a bit ‘scenty’ (you know, taste like flowers or soap), but I was pleasantly surprised! It really is as delicate as the packaging suggests and the pear is subtle, but you can definitely tell it’s there.  $5.97 for 18 pyramid tea bags from Coles

 Are you a tea drinker? what’s your favourite?


Hello kitty bubblegum body spray, sweet like candy

I am a sucker for anything that smells sweet and candy like, and the Hello Kitty Bubblegum body spray that I bought (with my Flybuys giftcard) yesterday is no exception!

I was at Coles yesterday with my mum and I almost squealed with delight when I saw the Hello Kitty body sprays in the beauty isle. If I hadn’t been looking for a new deodorant, I wouldn’t have seen it there on the bottom shelf!

At first I thought, ‘Oh, great another bubblegum scented Item’ Most of the time bubblegum scented products have a kind of ‘generic’ smell of that original pink bubblegum, which I’m not a huge fan of, but the hello kitty bubblegum body spray surprised me.

I sprayed a little in the lid- as I do with most body sprays/deodorants when I try them- and waited a bit for the alcohol to settle, it smells exactly like Grape Hubba Bubba! So yummy! The pink packaging is cute too, I loved the whimsy of it!

The other scent they had (which I want to go back for) is ‘Musk Sticks’ which smell identical to the pink lolly musk sticks in the picture below. The ‘Musk Sticks’ scent comes in a blue can.

In short- The body mist is strong when you first spray it which is mostly because of the alcohol in it, but does dull a little over time. Although it doesn’t completely fade, I could still smell it on me for hours after! (mind you, I accidentally sprayed it too close to my clothes!)

Hello Kitty Perfumed Body Mist- $3.96 from Coles for a 75 gram can (strange, I thought it would have been measured in milliliters or fluid ounce)

Until next time

xoxo Cotton Candy Diva