November 29, 2012

proof whisky, robots, pods and infusers, Vol. 111

With the chillier weather here, we are plugging in our kettle. Warm your hands on this little toddy.

apple spice toddy 1 oz proof whisky • 1 apple spice bistrotea pod • 6 – 8 oz hot water • ½ oz clove simple syrup • ¼ oz fresh lemon juice • cinnamon stick

Pour boiling water into heatproof glass or mug. Place bistrotea pod in water and let steep for 3 - 5 minutes (stirring pod quickens process and intensifies flavours). Once tea is at your preferred strength, add proof whisky, simple syrup and lemon. Garnish with cinnamon stick or apple slice. (NOTE bistrotea pod can be used to make a few cups of tea)

clove simple syrup Combine equal parts sugar and boiling water. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Pour into a jar or bottle with a lid and drop in a pinch (5-6) of cloves. Let cool and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


This tea is organic, uses sustainable aluminum, comes in many great flavours and makes a really cool gift! It comes in green tea (lemon grass, peppermint, ginger), black tea (english breakfast, apple cinnamon, earl grey), red tea (vanilla peach, jasmine lotus, strawberry), caffeine free fruit berry and herbs n' honey.

Bistrotea uses tea leaves. Most traditional tea bags contain floor sweepings and tea dust. The TPOD concept favours the pouching of premium tea leaves which can be enhanced with natural tea extracts or FTNF flavours. Tea leaves absorb the fragrance and flavour from its natural surroundings, therefore to enjoy a fine cup of tea always use neutral utensils.

Bistrotea is simply smart enables proper dosage without wastage, it doesn’t drip neither does it need wringing! It is also a perfectly well designed stirrer.
Bistrotea (QTPOD©) is dressed in a soft unique translucent envelope which is not only aroma and fragrance protective but also moisture-proof and tear resistant. (

We searched for other cool tea accessories and this is what we came up with. Most of these would make great stocking stuffers. Robot tea infuser, tea sub, tea missile, bodum stainless steel infuser, glass teapot with infuser, pantone mugs, sugar bowl, creamer, tea pot, mister tea www.perpetual, bubble cups, agave sticks, flavoured agave, glass travel cup london telephone booth fortune tea cup, owl mug, monogrammed mugs Davids Tea also has a cocktail collection. Check it out on their website.

Don’t forget to visit the Toronto Christmas Market this weekend. It opens Friday afternoon, followed by an evening tree lighting celebration and continues until December 16th. (

Weekend Forecast:
Saturday: Variable cloudiness and a high of 7 degrees
Sunday: Light rain and a high of 10 degrees

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