The vista is one of an amazing winter wonderland
Do you see it? Or is your mind focused on presents still to wrap, or how you will manage if the gifts you ordered do not make it through the snow & ice. Christmas time can be so dominated by the pressure of expectation that we genuinely forget its meaning.
You may be thinking that time is the last thing you have at this moment
It is one thing that you do have a choice over though. Christmas is about connecting, of reigniting that magical, childlike wonder of joyfulness. The ceremony of tea allows us to pause, to breath, to charge our batteries even for a moment. It allows your heart to reconnect to what is really important.
Tea with Mary Kate’s Step by Step guide on what to do next
Choose your favourite cup
Why have you saved your best cup for later? Now is the perfect moment to use it, otherwise when will you? Many of you will know I have a weakness for vintage Tea cups, and my recommendation for Christmas Tea time is going to be no exception. I love garlands hanging like Christmas decorations around this beautiful vintage cup.
Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea
Tea with Mary Kates’s Top Tips for Brewing are a mere click away. Well, if you are going to do it, you may as well do it well! There is a stillness in doing nothing more than listen to the noise of the water as it boils.
My current favourite teas are:
Birt & Tangs Ginger Tea – a clean warming blend, with cloves, pu’er & a very ginger kick! Do drink without milk
Betty’s Tea room Blend – leaf tea of course – Drink with, or without milk, my preference is with
Keep your Tea Warm
It is cold after all, and quite frankly, there is nothing worse than cold, over brewed tea, so I have included some inspiration on How to keep your Tea Cosy
Warm wishes from Tea with Mary Kate for a joyful & contented Christmas time.