A year ago, we published a roundup article for creating your own Valentine’s Day Tea celebration in which several tea businesses shared suggestions for making it romantic. This year, we want to build on the theme of tea and romance. While we may be featuring this for the current holiday, the romance of tea is good for every day of the year. Sharing an elegant – but simple – cup of tea might well become a regular habit. We hope you enjoy these and would love to hear more suggestions from you in the comments section below.
When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of romance. To me cooking a homemade meal with the person you love seems divine. Chatting about the day or some humorous antidote, basically bonding with them. Since it is colder where I am during Valentine’s Day, snuggling up in a blanket by a roaring fire would also be very nice after the meal.
Having a nice cup of tea like my Romantic Nights (image left) might just hit the spot. It is white tea-based with rose with some cardamom and pink peppercorns for a light heat because having some heat and spice tends to make romance even better. I also think of a gentleman that two years ago bought a three-month subscription for his sweetheart and this year bought a yearlong monthly subscription for them to drink together. That is what I call romance.”
From Jennifer Nowicki, Certified Tea Specialist,
A Romantic Rose Latte Recipe
To celebrate with a beautiful and romantic beverage that everyone can enjoy, from kids to grown-ups and caffeine intolerant people too, try a rose latte! This herbal latte is fragrant, colorful, and flavorful. Surprise your loved ones with this gorgeous and delicious drink for Valentine‘s.Daniela Titiun, certified T.H.A.C. Tea Sommelier
Some Tearooms Offering Valentine’s Day Specials
A quick search of some tearooms in the U.S. show that some are open for special themed afternoon teas. Even without adding heart-shaped sandwiches and chocolate dipped strawberries to the menu, an afternoon tea is a near perfect Valentine’s Day celebration.
In areas returning to indoor dining, many are offering special menus. But, to meet the needs of all customers, some tearooms have not only developed some special blends but are also packaging special tea-party-in-a-box kits.
Be sure to check in with your local tea shops and tearooms. There are some wonderful and creative new tea entrepreneurs designing tea experiences in some new and unusual settings.