|Mmmmmmm, homemade Pumpkin Chai Latte|
I'm an ex-coffee drinker. I was that person that couldn't function without having a cup of java as soon as I woke up or would shut down mid-afternoon without a little cup of espresso. I am, though, someone that also suffers from permanent heartburn (yes, I'm on a pill for it) and always found that despite taking my little yellow pill, heartburn would follow as soon as I took my first sip of coffee. Plus, I was never really fond of tea. To me, it just didn't have the flavor that a strong cup of coffee did. This completely changed for me about two months ago.
I discovered Davids Tea while perusing my local mall and I've not had a cup of coffee since that day. Now, I find it very hard to explain my quick change but know it has something to do with the actual act of steeping some fab loose tea, the cute infusers/steepers/kettles you can purchase and the hundreds of different flavors just waiting to be tasted. Though I can't pinpoint when my decision happened I can say that tea has not only replaced my coffee affair BUT I feel better, my skin looks fantastic and it gives me such a great reason to have friends over: Tea Parties!! (Oh, and I don't get heartburn anymore....who knew?)
I had the girls over for a prim and proper tea party on Sunday. Check out some of these fabulous pictures!
|All my friends received a special vintage tea cup and their own infuser|
as a "thanks for attending" goodie bag
|I also created a "sniffing station" where all my guests could smell the teas before steeping|
|There were 12 teas in total: Snow Bunny, Super Chocolate and Coffee Pu'erh|
|Jessie's Tea, Forever Nuts and Read My Lips (three of my absolute faves)|
|The Glow, Buttered Rum and Pumpkin Chai|
|Three Wishes, Exotica and Apres Ski|
|Also, no tea party is perfected without some yummy treats|
|As there were a couple Davids Tea Newbies, tea lists were readily available|
|My special tea cup with the fantastic Pumpkin Chai steeping away|
|Eva chose to try Coffee Pu'erh first....Does it not look like a cup of dark coffee?|
|Margaret busy smelling the Coffee Pu'erh which she absolutely adored|
|Bronwen sipping Forever Nuts|
|Me, posing with the tea lists|
Hope you all had a great weekend.