Tea Talk Tuesday #4

Today I am having Frosted Cereal Fruit infusion tea. This is my second mug today of the same tea, it’s honestly really yummy.

Ingredients: apple, carrots, bean peels, gluten free oats, marshmallows, coconut, gluten free cornflakes, raisins, goji berries, quinoa, vanilla, stevia extract, natural vanilla and cream flavouring.

This tea was purchased from David’s Tea, it already tastes a bit on the sweet side on its own so I can drink it black.

Todays tea talk discussion is going to be more based on how it feels like to be a Woman these days. Being a Woman is honestly not a terrible thing, but here are the hard parts of Woman-hood.

  1. We cannot walk around outside alone without getting some sort of unwanted attention from guys. And even when you clearly show you don’t want the attention, people still give it to you. Example: the other day all I was doing was pulling stuff out of my thermal since I was dropping my friend off I needed to give her her things. Some guy was driving past me and felt it was necessary to say “nice ass” and wink. To be honest… I don’t like these kinds of comments, just simply drive past me and just don’t say anything to me. We’re also told to carry pepper spray around with us OR to purposely avoid certain areas OR buddy up when we’re walking. If this doesn’t tell you how unsafe it is to be a Woman, then I don’t know what will.
  2. Pink tax. I’m happy that Canada no longer charges taxes on pads. But the price of birth control pills, pads, pregnancy tests, Women’s hygiene products and clothes are so much more expensive in comparison to items guys can get.
  3. We are more likely getting taken advantage of when it comes to car maintenance. If we go in for one service, magically they find so many other problems that weren’t there before. OR if both genders went in for the same maintenance, the Woman has to pay more to get the same job done.
  4. Sometimes we can’t speak up for how we feel or if we get too angry it must be our “PMS” talking.
  5. Till this day Women are expected to do more work than a man does, and still gets paid less.
  6. Older Women generations are still trying to raise their kids OR give remarks to Women from younger generations to show that the Woman is expected to do all the house work. I’m also constantly told that they don’t know how I’ll be able to manage having kids in the future because I find it difficult to already balance work, cooking, working out and cleaning.

These are only a few things, and there are still so much more that are not being talked about. You’d think in 2021 Women would be more respected and be treated more as equals. But, unfortunately… that is not the case.

As a Woman, have you ever come across a time where you felt that something was unfair? Have you ever felt that you were treated differently just because you were a female?

~*ATBW*~

Tea Talk Tuesday #3

Hello all and welcome to my Tea Talk Tuesday, today I am having Just Beet It iced tea, I originally purchased it from David’s Tea. It is honestly better than I expected, I did not add any sweetener to it, so it just has the natural flavours of the tea itself.

Ingredients are: apple, raisins, hibiscus blossoms, beetroot, elderberries, carrot, green mate, goji berries, aronia berries, blackberries, red currants, guarana seeds, raspberries, cornflower blossoms, natural and artificial wildberry flavouring.

A thought that has been on my mind most recently is how cool it would be for me to create my own tea blends. But with the amount of tea’s I currently have in my cupboard, I should probably finish those up before I consider getting myself even more, but I am definitely making note of tea’s I find myself enjoying more so I can play around with some of the ingredients.

For the longest time, I have had the desire to have my own business, where it could be a used book store/café. How fun it would be to create my own menu for the café and mix the love I have for baked goods, teas, lattes and books! However, where I am from there is way too much competition over here and books are slowly dying down, as a lot of people these days prefer to go electronic, and even then, there are not too many people I know personally that even enjoy reading books in general. On top of that, to choose between eventually needing money to start a family and own a house is more of a priority than owning my own business. Which everything feels so out of reach considering the housing market keeps going up.

Although, there are times I also imagine that eventually when we can own our own place, there might even be a slim chance that I can some how have best of both worlds and still have the business I want, but only time will tell.

I have also been eyeing those cute little free libraries that people put on their front lawns, and that is something I would eventually hope to do also, that alone can probably make the bookish part of me satisfied and happy. I have not yet seen one in person, but quite a few people I know have been posting about them on Instagram and I seriously want to try to locate one this Summer.

On another note, my candle obsession is growing, today I was burning Charmed Aroma’s Cookies & Cream scented candle and it smells AMAZING! In a separate blog post this week I will reveal the surprise piece of jewllery that comes inside. It has been another hobby I have considered for a few years now to try to create my own scented candles and line of skin care (lotions, scrubs and bath bombs mostly).

I have always have been the kind of person that has so many thoughts and ideas, but when it comes to putting it into action, it becomes so difficult because of the amount of stuff I want to do and accomplish.

Honestly feel like it is never ending between what I wish and want to accomplish verses stuff I have to do on a day-to-day life.

Which this post in general made me realize why I always feel so stuck and far from accomplished… because there is simply too much I want to do and I can’t just focus on one.

^ It truly is….

~*ATBW*~

Tea Talk Tuesday #2

Hello Everyone and happy Tuesday! Welcome to my Tea Talk.

Today I finished off my Apple on the Green tea, such a delicious tea. Description on the tea packaging “Warming, soothing and fruity with a hint of cinnamon. This dried apple tea has been layered with premium green tea and a hint of spice”.

I love my mugs.. this mug I got from the Toronto Zoo ❤️❤️❤️

For me, tea has become such a big part of my life, I have loved it for as long as I can remember and I have just grown an obsession for it. I had just recently organized my cupboard and pulled out all the tea’s that were either started or should be consumed first before I start any of my newer packages.

Tea’s that take a priority over all the others.
Other tea’s I have.
More tea I have.
Even more tea I have. I think I have a problem 😂

What do you look for in a tea? Are you the adventurous kind, or do you stick to your safe zone? For me, I honestly just like exploring new teas, at first I used to only like orange pekoe and regular green tea, and then eventually I got into the tea lattes, matcha, fruity and nutty flavours. I do really want to try steeping tea into alcohol, I think that will be my adventure for whenever I can get my hands on a bottle of wine. Maybe in the next few weeks.

I would think today has been pretty productive for me, I got to go for a walk, not as long as I wanted to, but it was a good start to my day, plus I got to do my second class for the Creative Writing course I am taking on Shaw Academy. My Guidance Councilor from the online learning had actually called me and told me about a promotion where I can pay for a 12 month subscription and can have unlimited access to the app without having to pay for the diploma’s, plus the subscription allows me to save so much money. It is probably both the most nervous and exciting thing to have happened, because I have been dying to pick up new skills, so definitely going to be taking advantage of this subscription, there are SOOOO MANY CLASSES I am interested in!!!!

ALSOOO today is National French Fry day! So in celebration of this amazing (not so healthy) food item, we purchased Buffalo Chicken Poutine from Harvey’s. I honestly love their Buffalo Chicken, it has a nice flavour to the point where you can enjoy it without crying from the spice. I asked for extra gravy. Terrible. I know… but so yummy.

Our delicious Buffalo Chicken Poutines 🤤

If I had to choose my favourite places to have French Fries from fast food joints, it would be McDonalds and then Burger King. I honestly love dipping my McDonalds fries in Oreo McFlurries. Where is your favourite place to get French Fries from? Do you eat them alone or do you have a favourite condiment to dip them with? Do you also turn them into a poutine or into something fancy?

P.S I’ve been listening to music most of the day, and when I first started writing this post, the below song came on, and I can honestly say it was one of my favourite songs. There is also the same song by Pentatonix and that version also sounds amazing . If you have never heard of it, you must listen to both versions.

~*ATBW*~

Tea Talk Tuesday #1

Welcome to my very first Tea Talk Tuesday!

Today I am having Strawberry flavoured Bubbly Tea, it is Sipology’s version of bubble tea. (Main difference is that actual bubble tea has tapioca and Sipology’s bubbly tea is basil seeds).

I personally don’t add any sweeteners to it, as Sipology’s tea is perfect to taste. I do however add Almond Milk to mine just to help make the cup look a little fuller, plus it brings extra flavour. You can also use any other plant based milk (coconut works if you want to try to mimic the “Pink Drink” from Starbucks.

I personally used to always be so big on David’s, but then with COVID the location that was closest to me ended up being permanently closed (so sad). Which then one day on Facebook there was an Autumn market and I some how came across my now Sipology consultant and have been addicted to their tea ever since. To be honest I am debating of becoming a Sipologist myself, making tea and mixing drinks makes me feel like I’m mixing potions LOL.

Is there a particular tea you’re looking forward to having tonight or a day this week?

Enough about the actual tea and on to the subject I actually wanted to talk about tonight, I have been working out for a few weeks now, been pretty committed, and the days I know I wont be doing a heavy workout, I try to go for a walk in the morning, so this way I know I will still be getting some sort of exercise in. It was a nice walk… honestly some times it takes a lot of strength for me to even decide to go for a walk alone, with how crazy things are in this world, COVID aside, Women have to worry about a lot of things, and growing up, I always used to get stopped by some guy on the street, and honestly hated it. WELL that kind of happened to me today. Some guy honked, smiled and did a kissy face… and honestly, it’s so disgusting.

I mean, I am lucky it was just that and nothing more, but I’ve been followed both when a guy was on foot or even when someone is in a car and with me walking. It’s not a good feeling and honestly makes me feel unsafe even when someone randomly decides to try to hit on me…. plus I have a Fiancé so, I don’t need anyone hitting on me that isn’t him anyway. If you’re a guy and you do this crap to Women, just do us a favour and don’t… we don’t like it. We mind our own business, we are in the moment and you just ruin it with shit like that. We don’t work out to get random peoples attention and to be hit on, we work out for ourselves, to better our life and our health.

As a Woman, have you ever experienced this when you’re alone and trying to enjoy some fresh air? As a guy, do you do this to Women or have you ever felt objectified by someone in public when you were trying to mind your own business doing your own thing? Feel free to share your stories in the comments. You’re not alone.

~*ATBW*~