You may remember that last Christmas, some of the packages John placed under the tree for me contained tea. All kinds of tea! I have been having a ball throughout the year trying them all. Needless to say, they are almost gone now, but I purposely saved a box of various Christmas teas to try when this Christmas season was upon us. I realize that its not even November yet, but I've been fighting off the urge to put out my decorations for a couple months now ... so yesterday I decided to begin sampling them.
These Christmas teas are made by DavidsTea, & each one has a delightful name such as Santa's Secret, White Chocolate Frost, Sleigh Ride, Gingerbread, & Spiced Fig, to name a few. I didn't think I'd care for those last two, but they are quite good! As if the delicious teas with catchy names weren't enough, someone at DavidsTea went the extra mile by adding such things as teeny tiny little red & white striped candy cane looking things to the Santa's Secret tea ...
... & gold balls, representing ornaments I'm guessing, to the tea called Glitter & Gold.
I am, of course, looking forward to trying the other offerings in the assortment : )
After my usual morning routine, I decided to Google some tea stuff ... & what fun I've had! This looks like it would be a good tea, doesn't it? I mean, it's a pretty tin, so the tea has to be good, right? : )
I thought the following tea looked good as well, produced by adagio teas. I've never heard of this company so will need to do a bit more research. The photo of the tea looks good, but it is not able to be copied. The website, however, did have this little extra photo that was able to be, showing the ingredients blended with the black tea ... orange peel, star anise, cloves, & cinnamon. I'd say that's a great combination ... & that cookie is really yummy looking too!
This was another interesting tea I found. Not a Christmas tea, & I must admit I'm not an English Breakfast Tea fan (my apologies to my British friends), but I do love the tin : )
I know that some of you are not tea lovers, & I can't help but wonder how you can't be? Having a cup of tea can make special times even specialer! Having a cup of tea can help you feel better when you're sick, or sad, or stressed, or upset. Even Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory fame knows that "when someone is upset or sad, it is customary to offer them a hot beverage, such as tea." There is even a Sheldon Cooper tea that I discovered, made by the above-mentioned adagio teas! It sounds pretty tasty too! It contains black tea, natural coconut flavor, mango pieces, dried coconut, natural mango flavor, & marigold flowers.
Some people like to drink their tea from a beautiful fine china tea cup, like this one.
Those cups are lovely for tea parties & such, but for me, I prefer a big mug. I wish I knew where the woman in the following photo got her mug! I would love to be able to get my hands around a big mug like that. It's just the right size for me : )
Of course Christmas tea is very special. This is a lovely looking one, isn't it? Alas, the company, TWG, is in Singapore, & I have not been able to find any indication of them shipping or selling it here.
Many women's groups have Christmas Teas each year at churches, restaurants, tea rooms, or in their homes. How fun it would be to attend one!
I think a couple weeks before Christmas each year, a few ladies here in The Devil's Playground put on clean t-shirts & meet down by the river to share a six pack.
Look at these delicious Christmas tea cookies I found available!
And these yummy pastries!
Celebrities referenced or pictured above, like Sheldon Cooper, & Mrs. Tiggy-winkle & Lucie, are not alone in their love of tea. Here are a few more.
Pooh Bear drinks tea sweetened with honey.
Julia Child always unwound with a cup of tea.
The Beatles enjoyed tea.
Paul still does!
And here's the world's most famous tea drinker, starting her day off right : )
Are you a tea drinker? If so, please comment & share you favorite teas, tea experiences, etc : )