Saying I Love You with Tea (image by Sarah Rosalind Roberts, all rights reserved)

Saying I Love You with Tea (image by Sarah Rosalind Roberts, all rights reserved)

by Guest Blogger Sarah Rosalind Roberts

You walk through your door after a long, hard day. You’re tired, itching to put the kettle on, but instead you hear six, beautiful, little words. “Do you fancy a cuppa tea?” The sheer delight at hearing this, and even just thinking about it, fills me to the brim with warm fuzzy feelings.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so whether you or a loved one is a tea aficionado or novice,  there are many ways you can say ‘I love you’ with tea, and here’s some inspiration for you.

1 Send flowers

Giving flowers to say ‘I love you’ is a tried and tested way to display affection. Why not turn this tradition on its head and give a beautiful flowering tea? These stunning teas literally blossom in your teapot right in front of your eyes. Best enjoyed in a clear glass teapot they are guaranteed to make any heart swoon! There are several different types of flowering teas out there, but here’s one of my favourites: Flowering Tea – 3 Flower Burst – Green Tea

Flowering Tea - 3 Flower Burst - Green Tea (ETS image)

Flowering Tea – 3 Flower Burst – Green Tea (ETS image)

2 Brew the romance

What could be a better way to say ‘I love you’ than giving the gift of a romantic afternoon tea? Whether it’s at a posh hotel or at home where you’ve baked your own scones, afternoon tea can be a truly romantic setting. Be sure to enjoy top quality leaves and perhaps indulge in a charming tea with rose petals, like this one: Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival Green Tea

3 IOU tea vouchers

Some of the best gifts I have ever received have not actually been physical presents. Giving your loved one IOU tea vouchers is a great ‘get of jail free’ tea making card for the future. I’d definitely appreciate receiving some for those times when you would like a cuppa tea to magically appear on your table! Use your imagination to make the vouchers really unique and personal for the person you’re giving them to.

A wise person once said that a cup of tea is like a hug in a mug, which is even more reason to make sure you say ‘I love you’ with tea.

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