The date on the calendar may change from year to year, but Easter remains the same, that is, a time of renewal and for observing the coming back to life of the world around us. Flowers bloom, birds sing, and the Sun is higher in the sky, giving us all a feeling of waking from a long, deep rest. Or switching from watching a black-and-white movie to a color movie. Well, you get the idea.
Your Easter tea time needs to reflect that sense of renewal and awakening, and I have five items essential to doing just that.
1 Fresh Flowers
Lilies are the traditional choice here, but daffodils are in bloom and tulips are another option.
2 Stuffed Bunnies
Well, actually, bunnies and chicks and baby ducks are appropriate here since they all symbolize new life. Some are even quite musical, such as this bunny that sings “Little Bunny Foo Foo” while his ears wiggle and his head sways side to side. Be warned, though, that the song will get stuck in your head just like that “Barney” song.
3 Lots of Chocolate
By “lots” I mean a TON! And in any and all of the traditional Easter-time shapes: eggs, bunnies, squirrels. Throw in some chocolate chips and nutty chocolate candy bars for good measure. Lots more options here.
4 Colorful Teawares
Having a tea time at Easter gives you the opportunity to sport light and bright colors, and a pastel-colored teapot is very much the thing here! They come in a variety of hues and can match those eggs you dye. Crisp, white table linens will be the perfect backdrop. And pastel cups and saucers like these will make your tea time seem all a-bloom!
5 Fresh, Light-Tasting Teas
Let’s now focus on the key ingredient here: tea! Start with these straight teas:
- Spring Pouchong Tea — From an area of Taiwan with pristine waterways and thick forests. After plucking, the leaves are only allowed to oxidize for a limited amount of time before they are wrapped in paper and dried. The liquid has fragrances of flowers and melon and a rich, yet mild flavor.
- Dragon Pearls Green Tea — The top two leaves and bud of new season growth are hand rolled into small pearls. Infuse in a cup and watch the pearls unfurl, showing those leaves and buds. The aroma of the pale green liquid is sweet and floral, like spring meadows or cool forests.
- White Monkey Paw Green Tea — Made from the top two leaves and the bud of new season growth (late March /early April). A very delicate but intense full green tea flavor. Even though this is a green tea, the visual appearance and cup liquor is so delicate that it can also be considered a white tea.
Give good consideration to some of these fruity and floral flavored teas:
- Lemon Green Tea — A blend of tart lemon and sweet green tea. Very refreshing over ice!
- Mango Mist Black Tea — Naturally flavored Ceylon black tea.
- Peach Apricot White — A paradise of fruit flavor with a base of delicious white tea enhanced with peach and apricot.
Time to get hopping and prepare the best Easter tea time ever!
Tea Tale — Yellow Bunny’s Easter Teatime
Easter Teatime Hop-Along
Colorful Teawares for Your Easter Teatime
Cadbury — The Easter Bunny’s Friend
Cadbury Easter Candy: A Holiday Treat by Lainie Petersen
Hot Cross Buns by Jess Hodges
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