Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas tea

Christmas tea is a December tradition for me. It's just strong black tea with plenty of spice and a bit of citrus. I always pick up my blend from a local(ish) tea house.*

I brew it strong and add some milk. Paired with a pumpkin muffin, it's the perfect way to celebrate on a chilly morning.

christmas tea, pumpkin muffin
{christmas tea, pumpkin muffin}

If you don't have a local tea house with their own blend, I highly recommend Harney & Sons Holiday Tea. The beautiful tin is an added bonus.


*Bamboo Tea House in Claremont, for my SoCal people

22 comments:

  1. Wow that sounds delicious. You really know how to make every moment delicious.

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  2. I adore Harney and Sons tea! So elegant! Also, that perfect white tea cup is so adorable! Just the thing to hold your Christmas tea!

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  3. Hurray! Thanks for the tip-off.

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  4. oh, i love good black tea - especially anything with either the hint of citrus or raspberry.

    sounds like a perfect morning.

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  5. Looks so yummy. I'm a tea drinker and I don't think I've ever heard of that kind of tea. I'll to try it.

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  6. So lovely! I think I must find me some!

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  7. that sounds so nice and i can only imagine how nice it must smell!

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  8. Love your tea cup and saucer! Here's my favorite tea... Lipton vanilla caramel truffle.
    Pour one cup water and one milk in a small saucepan.
    Add a few cinnamon sticks and almost bring a boil
    Turn off heat and add two-three tea bags
    Remove cinnamon and bags add a bit of sweetener.
    Yum!

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  9. mmmm..looks delicious! You should try Republic of Tea's Vanilla Almond. It is delectable...so smooth and creamy.

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  10. yummo! If only I had a cozy fire to drink it next to :)

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  11. i bet that gorgeous tea cup makes it taste even better.

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  12. yum! that looks so fantastic! i've been spending more time than usual out in claremont since that's where we're getting married next may -- i'll have to check that tea house out the next time i'm there!

    PS i've continued to wear that very lovely marigold belt you made me for my engagement pics -- it's so lovely! i'm glad you've added that color full time to your shop.

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  13. i love the bamboo tea house! the claremont village is such a charming place to shop especially during the holidays.

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  14. Thanks for the tip on Harney and Sons!

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  15. Mmm...I drink a lot of starbucks decaf tazo chai tea this time of year, with a splash of almond milk.

    do you have a pumpkin muffin recipe that you love? maybe one that you've already shared? i've yet to find a good one...

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  16. Sometimes I find that tea hits the spot better than coffee. This looks yummy!

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  17. I just discovered Harney & Sons this winter. It's a lovely break from coffee. I want one now!

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  18. Oh my goodness that looks so peaceful. It's a dream of mine to be a serious tea drinker, but for some reason it always winds up tasting kind of like muddy water to me. I suspect cheap tea is the culprit.

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  19. I got this tea at your suggestion and just had my first cup. It's the perfect Christmas tea and the smell is unbelievable. Just perfect. Thanks!

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