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Tea Time!

Don't you just love a cozy spot o' tea? For me, tea time is a wonderful opportunity to take a break from the day and rejuvenate my spirits with a hot beverage and a tasty treat. With that sentiment in mind, I thought it would be fun to share some of my tea-time favorites!

vintage inspired style

This winter I'm enjoying the Sweater Weather tea blend which is a lovely decaf blend of black tea, rooibos, cinnamon, ginger, anise, and orange. It's just so warm and cozy! And it's a collaboration by my dear friends at It's a Charming Life and Tea Spectral

I also just ordered for myself Victorian London Fog by Harney & Sons which I'm so excited to try! It's an Earl Grey tea with lavender and vanilla which sounds absolutely heavenly and will pair perfectly with my English Fog candle casting its beautiful fragrance as I cozy up with a book! ;-)

English Fog scented candle by Willow & Birch Apothecary

Over the years I've amassed quite a collection of mismatched antique teacups and mugs, but by far my favorite for a proper tea time is my beloved Downton Abbey tea set which was gifted to me by my brother and sister-in-law. (Can they pick a perfect gift or what?!) Sadly, this particular set is no longer available but there are lots of other charming tea items available on PBS!

Downton Abbey tea set

One of my favorite shops, Victorian Trading Company, also carries several pretty tea sets. Here are a few of my favorites:


And of course, what is tea time without a sweet treat? My goodie of choice is almost always Scottish shortbread cookies. For a quick treat, I'll pick up Walkers cookies at the market or, if I have time to bake, I love making my own shortbread with my beautiful Brown Bag shortbread pans!

Walkers shortbread cookieshomemade shortbread cookies

Thank you for joining me for a spell and I hope you enjoyed my tea-time favorites! I'd love to hear about your own tea-time rituals! What are your favorite tea blends? Do you have a cherished tea set you love t use? What goodies do you typically enjoy at tea time? Leave a comment and tell me all about it! Cheerio!

Looking for more tea inspirations? Visit our Tea Time collection for tea-inspired scented goodies like our yummy Chai Spice lip balm, bath teas, Lemon Zen candles, and more!

Tea Time collection by Willow & Birch Apothecary


  • I enjoy Celestial Seasonings. Pepperidge Farm Dublin Shortbread or gingerbread cookies are wonderful!

    April Cunningham
  • I think you and I could be friends! I have tried Victorian fog, and to me it tastes a lot like Earl Grey which I like! The blend I was surprised with is Tower of London by Harney & Sons. Yummy! I have yet to order from you, but I will soon! Love your ideas!

  • I just know you are going to love the Victorian London Fog tea. There is a tin of it in my kitchen and refill it whenever I order from Harney and Sons. I tried it at a local bookstore and even though I usually don’t like vanilla in my teas I found this particular blend absolutely delicious! It’s just the right touch of vanilla and goes very well with shortbread. (I’m partial to the Walkers Scottie dog shortbreads, they are adorable and tasty!)

    Now I am intrigued to try your English Fog candle and perfume.

    Enjoy your tea!

  • Thanks for posting new teas. I will try the victorian london fog as well.It sounds amazing. I have voted for you win. Good luck my friend…

  • I love Harney & Sons Victorian London Fog tea. Lately it’s what I’ve been drinking every morning at breakfast. The bergamot is not too overpowering, which I find to be the case in some Earl Grey teas. Ah yes, tea and shortbread, or my personal favourite, homemade scones! My husband gifted me Old Country Roses tea service years ago, and I use it often, mostly around the holidays. The colours remind me of Autumn and Winter. I love your site I’m looking forward to ordering your English Fog fragrance soon. Makes me think of my beloved Jane Eyre.

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