Memorial Day is upon us (the real one on May 30th as opposed to the date this year it was observed). One of this blog owner’s sister companies is the United States Flag Store, so this is one of those big days of the year for them. But it’s also a great day for a special tea time!

Show up at that picnic with one of these and be a star! (ETS image)

Show up at that picnic with one of these and be a star! (ETS image)

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a time to remember those who were willing to face danger on behalf of us all both within and outside of our country’s borders. This special day started on May 5, 1868, when General John A. Logan issued an order declaring a day to remember those fallen during the War Between the States (commonly called the Civil War). Over a century later that day was declared a national holiday to honor those who had died in military service to their country and was set to be celebrated on the last Monday in May. Officially, the day is observed by a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery where a small American flag is placed on each grave and the president or vice-president gives a speech honoring the contributions of the dead and lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Memorial Day has quickly become a time for picnics and celebrating. Those celebrations honor bravery and people who fought. Making tea a part of that celebration can be a brave thing to do. There are several teas that go with most foods you’ll be serving (beef burgers and plump hotdogs, slabs of ribs barbecued to perfection, vegetable kabobs, potato salad, corn on the cob, baked beans, and coleslaw). So, you might start with one of them: Ceylon (black and green), Assam, Kenyan, and Nilgiri. Hot or iced, they will be perfect refreshers.

Show up at that picnic with one of these America The Beautiful Snack Gift Boxes and be a star!

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