Roses on a teapot! The Cordelia Porcelain Teapot, that is. (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

Roses on a teapot! The Cordelia Porcelain Teapot, that is. (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

Valentine’s Day has rolled around again (almost), and your head is spinning from the strain of trying to find ways to add a touch of romance to that special teatime. Have no fear — some solutions are here. Five, in fact.

1 Roses

Okay, so this is not exactly new. But you can do more than just shove a bouquet in your sweetheart’s face. You can:

The Petit Teapot adds its glassy sparkle to your romantic teatime. (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

The Petit Teapot adds its glassy sparkle to your romantic teatime. (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

2 Sparkle

Silver and glass teawares really sparkle, adding a great visual touch that just bellows “Elegance!” The sparkle will catch her or his eye as you pour the tea and pass the scones or other sweet treats.

3 Hearts

Again, nothing new, but how you use them can be. A heart-shaped tray for serving that tea is one option. Another is a dish filled with those little heart-shaped candies with their cute sayings. Or a heart-shaped treat such as cute pies in jars (featured in a previous article on this blog).

Love Flourish Teacup and Saucer (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

Love Flourish Teacup and Saucer (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

Other possibilities:

4 Candlelight

For that evening teatime with your sweetheart the flicker and glow of candlelight can be very mood setting. Add in an aromatic tea and something very special to go with it such as caviar and you’ll be all set.

A single flame or a whole row with give your sweetheart a real glow! (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

A single flame or a whole row with give your sweetheart a real glow! (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

5 Music

Put on something you know your sweetheart will like. I can’t recommend anything specific, tastes being as varied as they are. However, knowing that hubby likes bagpipe music, I could put on a nice CD by The Wicked Tinkers! Hm, maybe not, they do tend to be rather lively, and we want something a little more soothing here. Actually, he could play something on the piano for me. For those of you whose sweethearts aren’t musical, though, just pick something not too loud and not too soft. The music should be in the background, not drowning out the sweet nothings you are whispering into your loved one’s ear while sipping tea.

I left out some cute, cuddly stuffed animal but that would have been six things instead of five. Feel free to include it anyway. Can’t hurt!

Wishing you a loving Valentine’s Day Teatime!

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