Does that title sound familiar? Funny lines and song lyrics like that have been embedded in my brain since childhood. They resurface at this time of year, and it feels good to dig into the archives of my brain, and recite lines like these?
Where is this going? It’s the third annual tree decorating party with a group of people I’m proud to call my friends. So the heartwarming, dopey, emotional, cheesy, and most importantly traditional Christmas Music will be playing, sometimes two or three times over. And that (along with so many other things) is the fun and funny part.
When it comes to any holiday party, decorating party, or dare I say any party, comes plenty of food and drink. And there was plenty of that. Everyone contributed something to the cause. Because that’s what the holidays and gathering are all about, everyone sharing and giving. And what may you ask, did I contribute?
I had no idea that this tea existed. And from doing research, it looks like it has been around for a few years. Why it took me this long to attract it into my life is one of those holiday mysteries. But now I consider it a miracle.
I adore this tea. The hostess of the party had a cup herself and she concurred. It’s good to disagree respectively but isn’t even more rewarding to enjoy the same cup with people you truly care for? It adds to the spirit of the season. And I can always use some more. I would assume many would feel the same.
And in this group setting the tea was necessary as a way to relax from all the commotion of decorating, eating, and the overall excitement of decorating a tree. Oh and there was some champagne and mimosas earlier on (actually throughout) the day as well. So the tea truly was a friend in settling the stomach and bringing me back down to Earth.
I will do that soon but as I’m into holiday traditions, I’m also very traditional when it comes to my tea. I prefer adding nothing to my teas. I think the true test of a tea is how it stands alone, with noting but hot water and the bag or leaf itself.
This tea can be enjoyed in that form, and that’s an understatement. I love this tea. It went down smooth and I felt so balanced and at peace with each sip. Again, I reiterate the importance of quality people around that makes the tea even that much better. I got a few cups out of each bag, and the beauty of the brewing process only enhances that fact.
The aromas of lemon peel, orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves upon opening hit a festive nerve that emit the joy and peace of the season. The smells remind me of holiday parties past with friends and family. The way the tea brewed, the colors changing, and the steam rising made me all warm and fuzzy. That tint is gorgeous. It made me so happy for that moment in time, yesterday, to appreciate the present. I appreciate my friends, I appreciate the holidays, and I appreciate being able to share this with you.
Everything about this day was right. But it felt like it moved so fast. That’s because it did. Time flies when enjoying life. And enjoying life with good people makes that time feel even more fleeting. I’m grateful to have been a part of this day and look forward to doing this for many years to come. And on top of that, I welcome any new traditions that unexpectedly present themselves.
Some of the photos of the awesome food spread may look like they were taken from a blimp. That’s just my camera phone. But I did feel like a blimp after eating all this yummy Christmas food. And over-indulging on treats is another tradition that will be timeless.
Speaking of time, these are moments in time I’m grateful to have captured and presented to you. This party will be remembered for many things, and this tea will be near the top of this list.
At my local Wegman’s, the price was over $5 so that may be a bit steep for buying tea, but I think it’s well worth it.
To read about the 2nd Anniversary party, click here.
I love this and I’m glad there’s so much more of the holidays to celebrate. I hope you’ve been doing the same with the ones you love, and that love you too.
This is such a wonderful time of the year and I look forward what the holidays bring next.
Have A Happy Holiday,