I love hot tea. A cup of tea can make my entire day better. With a smoother flow and a clearer purpose. Tea helps me to calm down. Relax. Unwind. It helps me to wake up and go to bed. It warms me up and mellows me out. I drink hot tea every single day. Often more than once in a day.
I was inspired by a blog post I read in reference to the Advent season. I don’t pretend to know much about Advent. I was raised in the church, but as far as I know, the only reference my childhood church made to the Advent was to light candles every Sunday from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve.
So, what’s the correlation between Advent and tea? Well, this blog that I discovered through Pinterest is entirely in French, but it was the beginning of my inspiration. A different tea for each day of advent. Google kindly translated it for me, but it seems as though they want me to buy their product and I’m not interested in doing that. I’m interested in creating.
I began my search and apparently this is not such a novel idea as I thought. I’m just obviously behind the tea drinking times. And there are many out there that you can purchase. My favorite among them is this Etsy gem. There seems to be dozens out there, but I have a very particular tea taste and I’m going to assume that most of these include lots of herbal teas. (Many herbal tea mixes include chamomile and I am, sadly, allergic.)
There are some obvious choices in a Tea Advent celebration. The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day blends, of course. And I have some favorites I’ll want to include. But, ultimately, I’m off to Big Lots and Ollies where I buy all my teas because you can get the good stuff for a fraction of the price. This will be an exciting time to explore new tea sensations. Feel free to make suggestions. And check back soon for my official Tea Advent list and celebration.