It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Tea might not be the first thing you think of when this day rolls around, but that’s about to change.
No matter who you are or what your relationship status, there are plenty of ways to incorporate tea into your Valentine’s Day festivities. Whether you’re eagerly anticipating a grand romantic gesture, planning to make one of your own, or simply hoping that February 14th comes and goes without a hitch, there is a tea for every occasion.
Believe it or not, tea can be sexy. Our herbal Sleep with Me tea, with notes of apricot, vanilla and quince, is the perfect tea to get you from the living room to the bedroom after a romantic dinner (and with a name like that, it’s definitely not subtle!).
Tea can also be romantic. Try Love Berries for a fruit infusion that is rich in both color and flavor, combining the taste of strawberry daiquiri and cotton candy with a flirty tartness that goes perfectly with any chocolate dessert.
More than anything, tea is for savoring with someone you love (and yes, that someone can be you). Give tea as a gift, make tea for yourself, or bring people together for a tea party if you want to try an alternative Valentine’s Day celebration. With so many different kinds of tea, the options are truly endless.
To help you out, we’ve come up with our own list of several tea-filled ways to warm your heart and your belly this Valentine’s Day.
Self Love: Maybe this Valentine’s Day you just want to be alone. Being alone can be a great opportunity for self love and self care. And who doesn’t need more of that? So make this day all about you, beginning with tuning into your cravings. Set yourself up right with a tea that makes you feel all the feels, bringing delicious aromas and detoxifying and immune boosting herbs right into your home. Get fancy by cooking up one of our many tea infused recipes, or keep it simple by brewing a single, perfect cup of tea in your favorite mug to kick off the day or wind down when you get home. Pair that cozy cup of tea with your favorite pair of sweatpants, a fluffy blanket, and a movie and you’ve got yourself the perfect Valentine’s Day date of all: yourself.
Romantic Love: For the tea-lover (or just lover) in your life, turn Valentine’s Day into a romantic evening at home. You can either present a carefully selected assortment of teas to the person you love or brew your own after dinner tea (no judgement if you decide to spike it) for both of you to share together. Don’t forget that tea is the perfect accompaniment to any dessert. And with a little whiskey and honey, anything’s possible.
Friend Love: Valentine’s Day does not have to be about relationships (or lack thereof). Switch it up this year by creating a tea party for you and your friends, complete with snacks and cookies to go. Take it a step farther by turning your tea party into a tea tasting, providing an assortment of different teas or spicing it up with a blind tasting -- winner takes their favorite tea home.
Whatever you do this Valentine’s Day, know that you can treat yourself, your love, and your friends to a delicious tea any day of the year. And with its growing list of health benefits, you really should.