We are starting to have some cold weather here in California. I’m sure its not nearly as cold as other places around the US but highs of 40-50s is pretty cold around here. That means I’ve been cuddling on the couch with a hot cup of tea a lot more than usual. I mentioned awhile back how this is my “me” time and it really is how I enjoy spending my time to relax. I often find myself drinking a big cup of tea with a good book or catching up on my favorite blogs. Last night I watched an old favorite Christmas movie with a warm blanket, comfy socks, and a big cup of tea. It was the perfect evening!
I also recently invited my best friend to come over to enjoy a cup of tea and to make a few ornaments. Whats better than great friends, tea, and crafting?
I found these plain white mugs at Walmart and knew they would be perfect for holiday gifts. We bought a few for my small gathering and a couple to giveaway as gifts. Another great find was this Bigelow peppermint tea pack. Holidays + cold weather + peppermint tea = bliss!
With a small amount of washi tape I shaped two candy canes into a heart then added a tea packet to each one inside a mug. The white and red pom pom trim was a cute way to dress up the mugs. I plan to wrap a couple in cellophane to giveaway. This peppermint tea mug gift is the perfect gift for a tea lover and you could even add a gift card inside as well.
The tablescape for our small gathering was simple, made up of holiday decor from around the house. The tablecloth is disposable which was a great idea since we had the kids decorate their own edible Christmas trees. They were a big hit! All it takes to make edible Christmas trees is a sugar cone, frosting, and candy for decorations. The kids had a blast making them!
While the kids enjoyed hot cocoa we enjoyed the Bigelow peppermint tea with snowball cookies. Tea pairs well with cookies, right? :)
Have you tried peppermint tea? This was my first time trying it but I have a feeling its going to replace my lemon flavored tea during the winter months. It has a nice smooth minty taste and reminds me of the wonderful smells that the holiday season has to offer.
What is your favorite flavor of tea?