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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


  • Thanks so much for the lovely mention of our collab with TeaSpectral! Naturally we’ve been enjoying Sweather Weather and Chin Chin lately too 🤗☕ Also, have bee having a lot of shortbread and gingerbread with our “fika time” too ♥️

    Lindsay Dianne

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