It’s no secret that I have a deep love for tea (as mentioned here, here, and…. oh yes here). Tea has played a crucial role in my life since childhood. One of the first things I would do when I came home from school was heat up water for tea. My mom and I used the time sipping to get caught up with how our day was, tell funny stories, or just chat about whatever was on our minds. It became a sort of ritual that lasted until I went away to college.
The Ritual of Tea — Plus, a Giveaway!
December 2, 2009 by
Fast forward a few years later…
In the afternoon, we eat our lunch, and Clara will go down for a nap shortly after. I want Clara to be sleeping soundly before I do schoolwork with Emily, so we turned this tiny pocket of time into our own version of a tea ritual. We take our time, sip our tea, and talk about the things we want to do during the rest of the afternoon. Something as simple as sharing a cup of tea has provided us with a great opportunity to reconnect during the course of the day.
We take our tea very seriously in this household. Sometimes we use special tea cups and saucers, or we might use sugar cubes to make the tea seem extra “fancy”! We found that using the “good stuff” seems to make the tea taste better. It transforms the entire experience from hurried to savored. It has become one of our favorite parts of the day.
So when Tender Heart Treasures asked me to post a review and giveaway of their beautiful snowman teapot, I was thrilled! This porcelain teapot holds about four 10 oz. cups of tea and it is gorgeous. I think it would make a perfect holiday gift on its own, but especially if you included a few winter tea blends. I’m planning to pass this down to Emily because it really is heirloom quality (and yes, I love her that much!).
Isn’t it beautiful?? Tender Heart Treasures offers hundreds of unique home accents and gifts along with a “From the Heart Guarantee”. If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied, simply call them (they have a toll free 800 number) for a return authorization within 60 days for a prompt exchange or refund. They have an extensive SALE section, as well as plenty of gifts for under $20.
Tender Heart Treasures generously provided us with a snowman teapot for hosting this review and giveaway, (thank you!) and one lucky reader will win an identical snowman teapot of his/her very own!
For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post (be sure to leave your email address in the comments field) and you are in for one entry! Take a look around Tender Heart Treasures shop, come back and leave a comment telling us about your favorite product, and you’re in for three more entries!
Giveaway ends Saturday, December 5th @ 6:30pm EST and winner will be chosen by random.org