Oct 5, 2017

Lovin' Life 5/10/2017: Teabags and A Matinee.

It's no secret that I love T2's Peppermint Tea.  Unfortunately, if you're as big a fan as I, you'll already know that it's been out of stock for weeks now.  So I was forced to try Twinings' version as an (okay.. just) substitute.  But not before I was down to my last T2 teabag and had been refreshing the T2 web page on my computer on a daily basis as well as visiting my local store at least weekly.

A miracle happened over the weekend.  Both teabags and loose leaf forms were back in stock.

So I ordered enough to get me through the next 6 months as well as a box of New York Breakfast teabags.  How could I resist a breakfast tea that promises the taste of pancakes?

We went to the Opera House over the weekend too.  To see 'Noodlenut' at the Playhouse.  This view from the forecourt never gets old.

There was an interactive area in the foyer about the role of twine and string in our world.  A short video touched on their use as well as how they can be recyled.

The tent below the flat screen was made entirely of recycled twines and children were encouraged to sit under the tent and add to it.  Nestled away in a picture window next to the tent were circular frames upon which twine from a massive ball could be wound to create beautiful patterns.  

Both stations were really clever ideas to keep the younger member of the audience busy as they waited for the theatre to open after lunch.

Going to the Opera House to see something always has a sense of occasion and we make it a point to have a meal (and a beverage) at the cafe before the performances that we see.


'Noodlenut' was great fun for all who attended.  There were jokes for the adults, hilarious video segments, traditional story telling as well as a lot of gross out humour that Preschooler SSG really loved.  Frank Woodley just gets it when it comes to making people of all ages laugh.

Do you have a favourite T2 tea?

Are you a fan of the matinee peformance?  Do you make a day of it and eat out for lunch too?


  1. I like the strawberry tea - and how cool is that string cubby!

  2. Stringdom looks amazing - very quirky. And I love shows targetting kids that have a few 'subtle' jokes for the adults as well. And what a beautiful setting. I love that you still appreciate the area and make the whole event / visit special. Now I live in a small town I look back (even at Brisbane) and the entertainment / city precinct (and South Bank) seem like such a treat. #teamlovinlife

  3. I'm still "new" to tea but I don't have any peppermint at home right now :(

  4. I'm a coffee girl but I know what it's like to have something you love suddenly disappear from the shelves - I hate that! Glad you had a fabulous time at the Opera House - and that those T2 bags are back!

  5. I'm an Earl Grey tea drinker and have been for many years. I do sometimes drink lemon & ginger if my tummy is a bit upset. Noodlenut looked interesting. #TeamLovinLife

  6. I'm not really a tea drinker but I do how it is when one of your favourite things is out of stock and the thought of having to go without is horrifying! Going to the Opera house to see a performance IS an occasion worthy of dining out beforehand. I do the same when I go to the theatre here at QPAC. I enjoy lunch and then a matinee. :-) #TeamLovinLife

  7. I'm a fan of the Melbourne breakfast & Ginger & Lemongrass. My absolute fave is Fortnum & Mason's English breakfast - which I buy in bulk whenever I'm in Sydney at DJs. Used to love taking Sarah to the children at the house events. Such a great way to introduce kids. #TeamLovinLife

  8. I'm a big fan of peppermint tea too SSG. I usually drink the "just okay" Twinings, but will have to try the T2 version now that you've told me about it! :) #TeamLovinLife

  9. How lucky you are to live close enough to the Opera House to go to a performance. I haven't been to one, but on my next visit to Sydney I'd really like to. I'm also a great fan of tea. In England I drink about 6 cups a day with my Mum - but back home in WA things kind of revert to coffee again. I do love Lapsang Souchong, which many people tell me smells and tastes like a wood smoke or creosote! But I love it. However, I can't seem to get it at the supermarket anymore. It was also Twinings.

  10. When the teen techie was a lot younger we lived in a small town, and used to travel to see shows and the movies. We always made a day of it, some shopping in the morning, lunch at our favourite cafe, followed by the afternoon performance. Sadly those days of going to see a performance with him are probably over, but the lunch/brunch dates are still our thing.

  11. Favorite T2 tea is appletenini with vodka.

  12. They ran out of peppermint tea?! Wow. And you're right, that view from the Opera House never gets old. Each time I sit there I feel like I'm viewing the harbour for the first time. #teamlovinlife

  13. We have just had a T2 open up in Wollongong I will go in and check it out when the ppl die down. I was in there today and it was chaos, which was panic attack stuff for me so i quickly went home! I think the peppermint tea is my sister in laws favourite at T2 as well ...


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