Valentine’s Day is coming up! Maybe a romantic restaurant dinner for two, an in-person Galentine’s tea party with our Besties, or another ritual we used to do can’t be safely done this year. The disruptions are disappointing. Daily and seasonal rituals are so important. Finding a way to safely honor the time and mark the season can restore our sense of control and a bit of normalcy. This post shares Valentine’s teas and Valentine’s tisanes to celebrate the season!
Grapefruit Bee’s Knees Mocktail
I love a mocktail. It elevates the moment, gives me something delicious to sip on, and doesn’t make me tired or interfere with my sleep. I enjoy many tea-infused mocktails. But since I usually drink mocktails in the evening and don’t drink caffeine that late, tea mocktails aren’t my go-to choices.
The What and How of East Frisian Tea
East Frisians are long-time and prodigious tea drinkers.
Boston Tea Party
I timed my first blog entry to post on December 16, 2020 in honor of the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
I was inspired by Claire Robinson’s Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies. Using her recipe, I made some delicious cookies.
Although I love traditional, crumbly shortbread, I also really liked the texture of Robinson’s recipe. It’s less crumbly, slightly soft, and still very buttery. So, I experimented with it. My orange zest shortbread variation with chocolate was a crowd-pleaser, too.
Which tea would you pair with it? I bet a strong cup of East Frisian Tea would be delightful.