|Celebrating Hot Tea Month at Pemberly Pines tea garden|
Although January - and hot tea month - are almost over, there's still time to celebrate!
Certainly, hot tea is welcome any time of the year, but there's something refreshing and re-energizing about a simple cuppa after the festive indulgences of the holidays. And, even though Michiganders will always welcome a warming brew in the winter, this January, we weren't the only ones experiencing chillier-than-usual temperatures. So, surely, a good month for all to partake in celebrating hot tea.
We honored the month devoted to our favorite drink in a number of ways.
|Hot tea month begins with homemade pecan scones and Homestead Harvest jam|
Starting in early January, I began sampling new teas I received over the holidays and paired them with home baked scones. My husband whipped up a batch of pecan scones using the basic recipe (with cream!) from Joy of Cooking and adding Georgia pecans, a traditional Christmas gift from my BTS buddy, Pam. They are delicious straight up, or super scrumptious with a spoonful of black raspberry jam from Detroit's own Homestead Harvest.
|Barb T. brings Hot Tea Day to the office with homemade scones, jams and tea|
Barb brought homemade scones, jams, several types of tea and an electric tea kettle to work.
|Barb wore her tea charm necklace for the special day.|
Even her accessories carried on the holiday theme!
We at BTS are inspired; next January 12th we will share the joys of tea time in similar fashion.
|Loretta and Barb G. at Tea Totallers in Traverse City. (There's a secret inside!)|
A week after Hot Tea Day, I visited my bestie from junior high, Loretta, who recently moved to a new home in northern Michigan. She made reservations for us at TeaTotallers, a unique tea room in downtown Traverse City. There's a secret to be unfolded here, but suffice to say, the ambiance is "pure parlor" and the drinks warm you to the core.
|Enjoy Hot Tea Month at home; curl up by the fireplace with a new Tea Time|
Even though there are only a few days left of January, there's still time to tea-partay! No matter how you honor Hot Tea Month - at a tea room, at the office or at home - a teapot full of hot tea is always a reason to celebrate.