Posts Tagged ‘tea’

We are back in the shoppe and in full swing – ready to start the New Year!  We had a wonderful, restful holiday; it was the perfect ending to a blessed year.  And, just like that, it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  I know, I know, it’s still a month away.  But believe me, it will sneak up on you SO fast.  I’m speaking from experience… because it happens to us EVERY year!

Flowers, tea, chocolate, perfume, lotion… our shoppe is made for Valentine’s Day!  This is pretty much the Petal & Kettle holiday.  So, if you are in need of a gift for ‘her’ — which, everybody should be (all women love to be loved, you know!) — we’ve got the goods.


Check out our website to view our lovely collection of gifts.   And if you don’t find what you are looking for, give us a call at 250-248-3186.  We just might be able to make it happen.  (We also ship!  So, if you don’t live in Parksville/Nanaimo area, don’t fret… we’ve got it covered.)

Love, the girls at Petal & Kettle  xoxoxo



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We are convinced, the best way to fully enjoy a West Coast grey day like today is with a cup of Organic ‘On the Waterfront’ herbal tea in hand.  With delicious notes of mint, peach and spice, it’s the perfect complement to your foggy day.

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Click here to buy!

And, if that doesn’t sound like your type of tea, we’ve got many others that are sure to hit the spot and warm up your tummy (and hands!) Click here to take a look.


(photos above taken from a very cool site called Field & Forest — check it out)

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Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. Our shoppe is full to the brim with all sorts of different green and oolong teas – which contain powerful antioxidants.  (And, bonus: they taste delicious!)

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What are antioxidants you say?  Well, according to the University of Maryland Medical Centre, “Antioxidants are substances that fight free radicals — damaging compounds in the body that change cells, damage DNA, and even cause cell death. Many scientists believe that free radicals contribute to the aging process, as well as the development of a number of health problems, including cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants, such as polyphenols in green tea, can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.”


“In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, practitioners used green tea as a stimulant, a diuretic (to help rid the body of excess fluid), an astringent (to control bleeding and help heal wounds), and to improve heart health. Other traditional uses of green tea include treating gas, regulating body temperature and blood sugar, promoting digestion, and improving mental processes.”  Click here to read more from the Maryland Medical Centre about the health benefits of green tea.


So, click here to take a peak at our selection of yummy green teas.  (And, don’t forget to check out our Organic teas – you will find some green goodies in there too!)

{Our fave?  Niagra Peach Green Tea.  Yumm.}


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We love Fall around here.

Cozy sweaters, flowers still in bloom, good books, stoking the fire — ahhh, Autumn.  There’s just so much to like!  Add a cup of hot tea to that list and we just can’t think of anything that would be better.

Petal & Kettle has a huge selection of sustainable harvest, loose leaf teas for you to choose from.  Come in and see our stock, or check us out online at  Happy sipping!


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One of our favourite tea accessories this year is the Cherry Blossom Kati cup by Tea Forte.  Especially as we head into cherry blossom season here in beautiful British Columbia!  Seriously, take a look at this beauty.

The innovative double-wall construction keeps your tea hot and the tumbler super cozy to hold.  And for loose tea lovers, it comes with a stainless steel mesh infuser that brews a generous 12oz cup.  AND, it’s dishwasher and microwave safe to boot.

And just to make the whole thing even sweeter – pair it with our sustainable harvest loose leaf Cherry Blossom Green Tea.  Yum.



Even Oprah thinks it’s awesome…


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Mother’s Day is just around the corner {May12th} and we’ve put together a beautiful assortment of gifts, perfect for mom.

Whether she is prim & proper and enjoys a classy afternoon-tea, or likes to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty in the garden, we’ve got great gifts to suit both.

Come check out our selection of flower planters, garden accessories, rose and lavender topiary, L’authentique home aromas (made in France), Lollia luxury lotions and perfumes, afternoon tea dishware, accessories & sweet treats.

And while you’re visiting, make sure to check out our NEW LOCATION just down the block (122b Craig St.).  We will have both stores open for Mother’s Day while we make the transition over to our new space.  Double the fun!

Happy Shopping!


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