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DIY Hot Tea Bar with steep by Bigelow Organic Teas

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After a long cold winter of hibernating it feels amazing to start gathering with friends and family again. The Victoria Day long weekend is our chance to head to the cottage, invite some friends over and enjoy each other’s company.

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Food and drink are at the center of our family get-togethers. Our mom’s an amazing cook and baker and seems to be able to feed a village with an empty fridge!

But I have to say that one of my favourite parts of our long weekend festivities has to be all the desserts! Not only does our mom bake her famous strudel, honey cake and cupavce, but our aunts also bring yummy sweet treats. And there’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to top off the merriment.

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This year we’re planning to add a delicious hot tea bar to our long weekend dessert table. With a sumptuous new collection of organic teas, steep by Bigelow is perfect for making company feel extra special. With six tasty flavours it’s easy to please any tea palette. From Chamomile Citrus, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green Tea with Pomegranate, Lemon Ginger and Pure Green Tea, which would you choose?

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The Launch of steep by Bigelow Tea at Walmart Canada!

We’re so excited to be sharing in the launch of steep by Bigelow tea, completely NEW to Walmart Canada and coming soon online. The beautiful packaging makes the tea easy to find.

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Stacked together with all the essentials this decadent organic hot tea bar might just become the “water cooler” of our family gathering.

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Hot Tea Bar Essentials

  • steep by Bigelow organic teas including Chamomile Citrus, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green Tea with Pomegranate, Lemon Ginger and Pure Green Tea
  • Carafe with hot water
  • Sweeteners such as organic honey, or make some pretty sugar roses (see below)
  • Organic milk or creamer
  • Cups, saucers and spoons

DIY Sugar Roses

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It’s the littlest things that can make guests feel pampered. Replace the sugar“cube” with these super-simple handcrafted DIY sugar roses, a sweet touch for the hot tea bar.

What you’ll need to make the sugar roses:

  • rose-shaped silicone candy mold
  • ½ cup of organic sugar
  • 1 tsp of water

How to make sugar roses:

Dampen the sugar very slightly with the water. Press the dampened sugar firmly into the silicone mold compartments. Allow to dry fully (overnight). Carefully pop the roses out of the mold compartments. And enjoy!

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If you’re a tea lover like us, be sure to visit the Bigelow Tea Instagram feed for beauty and inspiration each day.

I am so excited to catch up with family and friends over our organic steep tea by Bigelow. I’ve been trying them all and am especially looking to share the Green Tea with Pomegranate and the Lemon Ginger with them.

Which one of the delicious and aromatic tea flavours are you excited to try?

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Linda aka Crafty Gardener

Sunday 30th of December 2018

I love the dandelion and peach green tea, which I buy from a coffee/tea shop. Will be checking out Walmart.


Wednesday 16th of May 2018

Wow what a great idea. Dessert and tea at the cottage sounds like the perfect long weekend to me. I love your sugar roses and they look easy to do too. Great idea!

Jane and Sonja

Wednesday 16th of May 2018

Thank you so much Dannyelle! We are really looking forward to the weekend away. We were surprised at how easy the sugar roses were to make! I actually ruined the first batch, thinking that they would dry faster on low temp in the toaster oven. Well, they melted a bit. Oops!

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