Every now and then it’s just nice to make a little time for tea! A moment when you can sit with yours hands clasped around a warm tea cup or mug and calmly inhale the sweet warmth as it rises. This time of year is hectic for most, and I, too, am no exception. This year it seems like the holidays have snuck up on me! Maybe it’s the lack of snow on the ground or the positive temperature days we’ve been having lately, but not only do I not feel quite festive enough yet, but this untraditional weather has also been making me feel grey. Call me crazy but I like a little white stuff on the ground this time of year (if I wanted a green Christmas I’d move to California)!

Fortunately, sometimes all you need to centre yourself, and press the reset button on your hectic day, is to curl up with a good cup of tea. My favourite teas by far have to be from Tea Forté; with all their delectable flavours and aromas. Their teas truly distract your conscious (if even just for a moment) and run away with your senses with every cup! Their Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Black Tea is one of my favourites! It’s like everything delicious from fall and winter in a cup… Pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Because of my Irish lineage, I can’t help but think that it also tastes a little like a Hot Toddy (sans alcohol, of course)! Yumm…

Oops, sorry I was having a moment… Anywho, here’s how I do tea time! Be sure to enter the contest at the bottom… Enjoy!

I LOVE my handy kettle from All-Clad; it is the most effective kettle I’ve ever owned and the whistle that it emits is very pleasant! This kettle works for all gas, electric coil, smooth top and induction stove tops.

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I stumbled upon this super cute tea steeping timer website called Steep.it and not only does it tell you at what temperature and how long you should steep different types of teas, it also has a timer feature that will count down for you until your tea is properly steeped and ready for enjoyment! Nifty!

These Bodum double-walled glass mugs are my favourite to enjoy my tea in, so I can watch the process as it steeps!

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I decided to enjoy my tea with a generous slice of Starbuck’s Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake! The perfect pairing! Mmmm… Etiquette napkin pictured above from UrbanBirdandCo.

Until next time… Enjoy!

Sincerely,

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