My Tea Break

Rediscovering Tea around the world

My Tea Break gift guide 2013

Christmas is just around the corner so we decided to put together a Tea inspired gift guide.


1. Taste of China Tea Hamper (£30) from CantonTea

2. Nomu Teapot (£36) from ENO Studio available on

3. Retro Tea Print ($24.99) from visualphilosophy available on Etsy

4. Silver Needle White Tea (£13.50) from Jing

5. Christmas Cup (£8) from Make International available on

6. White Lotus & Green Tea Shower Foam (£8.50) from Rituals

7. Cape Colony Rooibos (£7) from The East India Company

8. Miso & Walnut Biscuits (£5.50) from William Curley

9. Yakushima Sencha Green Tea (£9.95) from Postcard Teas

We hope this guide will help you find some inspiration for friends, family and yourself.

For more ideas check some of our pinterest boards:

Happy Tea Break!

Tania & Mariana


Afternoon Tea with Jimmy Choo at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

This is probably the most fashionable Afternoon Tea set I’ve ever seen.

The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong partnered with Jimmy Choo to offer an afternoon Tea set at their MO bar inspired by Jimmy Choo’s Spring Summer 2013 collection.

The afternoon Tea set offered Foie Gras high heels, white chocolate bags, milk chocolate shoes filled with lemon and chocolate biscuits, macaroons and sone ginger and raisin scones.


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The experience was priced at HKD 260($33 USD) per person from Mondays to Fridays, including the three-tier tea set, a delectable cake buffet and a choice of JING Tea; and HKD 280($36 USD) per person on Saturdays and Sundays, topped with a weekend dessert buffet. All guests will receive a special gift set from Jimmy Choo with the Tea set.

This is a great idea from Mandarin Oriental…

Happy Tea Break.


Happy International Women’s Day

Today is the International Women’s Day so time to celebrate it with a nice cup of Tea!

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Source: via My Tea on Pinterest

Happy Tea Break.


Tea Wishlist @ My Sea Story Blog

My friend Joana has an amazing blog about her life at Turks and Caicos – My Sea Story – and she also loves Tea. She kindly invited me to guest blog on her blog with a wishlist of Teas. It’s very difficult for me to choose 5 favourite Teas as I get into Tea phases where I drink more green Tea or more Oolong Tea.

Here are my Tea choices for this month (as you can see I am currently going through a Green Tea phase):



1. Rare Tea Company Whole Leaf Tea – An exquisite Chinese Green Tea that is meticulously hand-crafted. It has a refreshing and light smoky flavour which is the antithesis of bitter, mass produced Green Tea.

2. My Tea Break White Peony – A delicious introduction to Chinese White Tea. This Tea has a creamy and soft taste with a refreshing and sweet aftertaste. You can drink it at any time of the day.

3. Tea Pigs Jasmine Pearls – Little pearls of hand rolled green Tea tips which have been delicately infused with pure jasmine flowers. An amazing refreshing and floral taste.

4. Argo Tea Moroccon Mist – This moroccon mist Tea, a natural gunpowder green Tea from China blended with a refreshing burst of mint, always brings me great memories of travelling with Joana in Morocco.

5. Lahloo Tea Puerh Shou Vintage – Produced by the Mannong Project, a fair trade cooperative, in the heart of a 1500-year-old ancient forest in Yunnan, China. Not everyone’s cup of Tea, but such a special deep, dark, sweet and smooth Tea.

6. Harney & Sons Caribe Blend – This exotic blend of green and black teas enhanced by tropical flavours, such as hibiscus, guava, coconuts and strawberry, marigolds and cornflowers. Perfect if you live in an island like Joana.

Thanks Joana for the invitation!

Happy Tea Break.