Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It is celebrated in the United States and in some parts of the globe as a holiday to express love to friends, family members and significant others. This is a day often set aside to celebrate and cherish relationships in our lives with grand, romantic gestures. Though Valentine’s Day is generally marked as a couple’s holiday, many are embraced by the “love in the air” and partake in the gift-giving tradition of thoughtful surprises and presents to loved ones. Whether or not you celebrate this holiday, Art of Tea has steeped up a number of blends that are sure to spark your taste buds and ignite some love in your cup.
This year, try Art of Tea’s newest Valentine’s blend appropriately named Cupid’s Arrow. This organic oolong is surrounded by a garden of flowers including: rose petals, lavender, tea blossoms and chrysanthemum blossoms. There’s also a touch of organic strawberries for a dash of sweetness, a key ingredient to a blissful Valentine’s day. With all the beautiful flowers in this blend, this tea creates a gorgeous display for potpourri.
How to Make Potpourri with Cupid’s Arrow:
You Will Need:
-Cupid’s Arrow blend by Art of Tea
-Presentation bowl or short vase
-Essential Oil in lavender
-Additional dried roses (optional)
Pour the Cupid’s Arrow blend into the bowl filling it a little more than half of the way. Add any extra dried flowers to create more depth in the bowl or vase. Mix and arrange to your liking and add 3 to 5 drops of the essential oil.
Another Valentine’s-inspired tea is Lover’s Leap, a name that came from legends of star-crossed lovers fated to be apart. There are age old stories about a scenic oasis in Sri Lanka that houses the country’s highest peak soaring above the clouds alongside a waterfall called “lover’s leap,” a nickname given to the place where long lost lovers reunited. Lover’s Leap tea is cultivated in this picturesque, high-grown estate. Contrary to tragic love stories associated with the name, Art of Tea’s Lover’s Leap blend will warm your heart with its mild black tea flavor and floral almost fruity finish. This divine taste will melt away any heartache at least until you finish a cup of it.
Enjoy other hand-crafted Valentine’s-inspired teas and tisanes in Art of Tea’s Valentine Teas and Gifts section.