Tea Time

8 Feb

Posted By: Katie

In my opinion, tea time is one of the best times. At the end of the day or on a chilly afternoon it is one of the best ways to relax, reflect, and unwind.

Tea time at Mohonk

Black tea with a little milk

I am always on the lookout for my next favorite tea and certain brands have really stood out. I was first introduced to Harney & Sons teas on a cruise that served their Chamomile flavor and I was hooked. I ordered a couple of boxes when I got home and when I had a Royal Wedding viewing party I looked to them for a couple of teas to add to the beverage options. They did not disappoint with flavors called Earl Grey Imperial, Tower of London Blend, and even Royal Wedding Tea.

And look how pretty their tins are!

I have also found that I really like tea with hibiscus flowers in it. One great tea with hibiscus is Starbucks Passion tea. You can get this at Starbucks or buy the tea packets for home.

Hibiscus teas

Teavana is a great place to go for really unique and delicious teas and blends. Their accessories are very expensive though. I got a cast iron tea pot that is just as pretty and functional as any pot from Cost Plus World Market  for $15 as opposed to $150. I also got a cast iron teapot warmer (you place a tea light in the middle to keep your teapot warm) there for $10.

Their blooming teas are fun to try

Cast iron teapot and warmer

If you’re into trying new, girly things, a fun activity to do with either girlfriends or your grandmother/mom/aunt is to go to high tea at a local resort. If you live near a Ritz Carlton, check it out and make a reservation for tea and an assortment of treats or finger sandwiches.

Also, if you go to London make a reservation for tea at the Georgian in Harrods. I made sure to go to an afternoon tea there when I was living in London for the summer after college. It was so much fun! Before we went to the Victoria and Albert museum, and afterwards we explored Harrods and tried on fascinators!

Tea at Harrods


2 Responses to “Tea Time”

  1. Sick Boy McCoy Wed, February 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    half the fun is the ritual relaxation every day. I am a firm believer in the reinstatement of tea time. Work should give us another 20 min break at 3:00.

  2. alou2 Wed, February 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Really informative. You have almost convinced me to become a tea drinker over a coffee drinker! I will try some of your suggestions!

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