There aren’t many things as soothing, comforting, refreshing & traditional as tea. Whether it be hot or cold, iced or at room temperature, tea is always a good choice for drinking as a beverage. To put a kettle of water on the stove in the morning is like having a someone else busy in the kitchen too. Tea is a reason to gather to share & talk. To take a moment in our busy day and gather ourselves and collect our thoughts. Why do you think they ask for hot water in old time movies whenever there is a baby being born? It’s for tea! Not for the baby!
Tea crosses all cultures in society and is a common element we can all share & enjoy. There are Chinese tea rituals for girls coming to age. There are songs, stories & rhymes with tea as the character, focus or backdrop. And who could forget the most famous tea party of all? The Boston tea party, where a group of Americans dressed as Indians boarded the Queen’s ship and tossed her contents overboard in an over-taxation rebellion. Tea is decidedly one of the common elements of life that truly has an endless variety and appeal.
An all time favorite & trusted tea company is Celestial Seasonings. There are many tasty varieties of Celestial Seasonings teas blended to perfection. You can find a tea called Tension Tamer that has herbs such as chamomile & catnip., which are known for their soothing & calming abilities. Sleepytime tea depicts a cuddly bear on the box snuggling on a comfy chair next to a fireplace. Let your kids pick out their favorite tea. Often they will choose one according to the colorful illustrations on the box. Be sure and tell them what the flavors are so they can override their desire for a particular picture and make a choice according to their favorite flavor.
If you like fruit teas, Celestial Seasonings has a flavorful blend of tea just for you. From True Blueberry to Cinnamon Apple Spice, Lemon Zinger, or Mandarin Orange Spice, you are certainty find a cup of fruity bliss in these teas. The True Blueberry has blueberries and blueberry leaf along with other herbs like hibiscus and rose hips, which are known to be full of vitamin C and bursting with tangy flavor and natural color. Many of the fruits and vegetables with deep color are known for their high anti-oxidant properties, making them not only delicious, but nutritious as well. If you like a bit of a bang from your tea try Celestial Seasonings Morning Thunder which has caffeine from black tea along with roasted chicory root which lends itself beautifully to the dark, full nutty taste of this swarthy cup of tea.
The charming illustrations lend themselves beautifully to making magnets for the kids and the cute and thoughtful quotes on the box always give you a moment to reflect on the truly beautiful things in life that can be captured in words and crate a spot of peace & tranquility within us. If only for a moment in our busy day.