I will be self indulgent for a bit. But when it come to blogging isn’t that what blogging is? I’m talking about a subject matter while throwing my personal spin on things. That may not appeal to some but then again we all have a story, and I think all of our stories matter.
My birthday was recently. And while I don’t expect anything, whenever I do get a gift I’m eternally grateful. I’m annoyingly eternity grateful to the point I can’t stop saying, ‘thank you!’. Spreading the love, showing gratitude, and saying thanks is what life is all about. It’s not much but a simple mutual gesture of comradery and friendship goes so far in this universe.
This is why the gift of tea, and this most incredible teacup, from my close friends has had me grinning over a week later.
Within all my charming gifts, I find the most beautiful canister from English Tea Shop.
Now if memory serves me correctly, the last time, and maybe the only time, I had their tea was with the same friend(s) who gave me this gift. I don’t remember what tea I had then, but the Chamomile they gave me this time is one I will never forget. And not just because it was a present.
I mean that. There’s so much to this tea.
When you see an inviting and bright pink container it’s automatically going to make the tea taste that much better. And I haven’t even opened it yet. That tea kettle design with all the images of the season are just adding to everything. No added pressure. But this tea needs to be good or I’ll be really sad.
It was really good. Actually it was great. And it’s a lighter than usual chamomile. And I brewed this on the sunniest of all days. I would have made this iced but…
…Not only did I get this amazing tea, but right next to it was the most beautiful of all teacups (that I alluded to before). They hit my heart. Animals are the best. My cat is the best.
This cup is one I want to use all the time. But for sentiments sake it will be one I will love, appreciate, and celebrate all over, but I feel it should only be used for the most special of occasions and the most special of teas.
This chamomile is just that special. And I’m not just saying that. The steeping process was as charming and organic as the tea. It may not show up in all the pictures but start to finish the natural progression and changing of colors in my teacup was as good as I’ve ever seen.
I literally could see it before my very eyes. It’s those little things that make me excited. No, actually they’re big things to me. I didn’t want it to stop. Here I am still building up all this excitement and I had yet to actually grab a sip.
After celebrating the packaging, this beautiful teacup with some lovely cats, I can safely say this tea was fantastic. Actually somewhere in this post I did mention the tea was great, it was light, it was colorful, and it was calming. The calming part is big.
Chamomile is an herbal and wellness tea that is meant to bring peace and tranquility. In a chaotic world (and not just the crazy cats) it’s sometimes hard to find. But tea is always there for you. It’s authentic, affordable, and approachable. Yes I used all those big words that start with the letter ‘A’, on purpose. But how about my cat friends? What about all the fun things that start with ‘C’? Calming, charming, and comforting.
I took my few pictures and then enjoyed myself in the comfort of my own home, with my cat, and with the beautiful weather surrounding me.
Cats are my favorite and this chamomile is now one of my favorites.
This makes me want some more. I’m a fan of English Tea Shop (or Shoppe as I like to call it), and I believe this is only the beginning.
I hope the opportunity presents itself that I get to try another of their teas. This chamomile is perfect in any kind of weather. I imagine it’s amazing iced and chilled, but it’s light and refreshing taste makes it work in wall temperatures and all seasons.
Whether it’s another gift from my dear friends, the universe, or somewhere else, I look forward to having many more of their selections for the duration.
Plus the cats really seem to like it.