Category Archives: Christmas

The Christmas season if full of so much that is wonderful that you are hard-pressed not to be uplifted by it all!

The Night Before Christmas and a Good Cuppa Tea

It’s been quite a year and isn’t over yet, but I’m already winding down this year and gearing up for the next. Before that, though, I wanted to present you all with this little missive, shamelessly based on Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem: Continue reading The Night Before Christmas and a Good Cuppa Tea

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Tea for Christmas Dinner

Remembering a Christmas Dinner Past:

We had a great but simple Christmas dinner, accompanied by chilled Adagio Cranberry Black Tea (the number one pick in my very unscientific poll). Everything was so yummy, that it inspired the poet within me: Continue reading Tea for Christmas Dinner

Fruitcake for Holiday Tea Time

An annual treat for many is the gift of a fruitcake. Not everyone appreciates them, but for you tea lovers, a slice of fruitcake at tea time can be the ultimate treat. We certainly think so and wanted to share more information about this wonderful (and often maligned) delight. Continue reading Fruitcake for Holiday Tea Time

Recipe for Tea & Cranberry Glazed Ham

[Note: most of the photos here are from other sources and are for illustrative purposes only.]

The holidays offer a time for us to get together with family and feast on all the delightful holiday traditions we look forward to all year. This sure fire simple tea recipe is sure to be one used over and over again. This ham is bursting with holiday cheer and wonderful flavors. Perfect with so many side dishes synonymous with the holidays.  Continue reading Recipe for Tea & Cranberry Glazed Ham

7 Great Gifts for Tea Lovers

We all have one (or more) on our gift list: that tea lover. And every year many of us go out and buy him or her a gift that is not suitable to his or her tastes in tea. Well, never fear – you have an alternative: a non-tea gift. Yes, a gift that does not include tea! Just be sure it’s related to tea in some way or other. Here are seven that I personally think would fit that description: Continue reading 7 Great Gifts for Tea Lovers

Recipe for Green Tea Citrus Cranberry Scones

[Note: most of the photos here are from other sources and are for illustrative purposes only.]

Small pleasures are one of life’s great gifts. Holiday shopping, parties and extra work; there are so many things this time of year that can keep you from life’s simple pleasures. Take a few minutes to make this recipe and then steep up a nice cup of tea. Now just sit back let your worries fade and indulge in this simple pleasure. Continue reading Recipe for Green Tea Citrus Cranberry Scones

The Day-After-Christmas Tea Time

It’s the day after Christmas and time to relax after all that stress, anxiety, planning, expectations, guesses, disappointments, and fulfillments. The season can be thrilling with all the colors and lights and music, but it can also be a time when we just feel overloaded to the point that the day after is a release, a time to return some normalcy to our lives where everything isn’t about fretting over getting or receiving just the right gift. Tea to the rescue! Continue reading The Day-After-Christmas Tea Time

Twas the Night Before… (a tea poem for Christmas)

One of the most famous poems around is “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, but there are other versions that are lesser known, like this one I just made up:

’Twas the night before Christmas, when in our small house
We put on the kettle — just me and my spouse;
The tea leaves were put in the teapot with care,
Awaiting the water on stove heating there; Continue reading Twas the Night Before… (a tea poem for Christmas)

My Guide to the 12 Days of Christmas

Last year I created these images for a client’s social media and wanted to present them here for your enjoyment in this slideshow. As that countdown to the “big day” progresses, I hope you will check back and see the slide for that day. Continue reading My Guide to the 12 Days of Christmas

A Cup of Tea in a Pear Tree

Did you know that the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” was really about tea? Well, not really — but it should have been! For example, the partridge in the pear tree could have been imbibing a delicate green tea while the two turtle doves were dipping their beaks into a nice Earl Grey, and the three French hens roosted in a corner sipping their hot oolong. You get the idea. Continue reading A Cup of Tea in a Pear Tree