My new favorite tea is Cranberry Lover’s Tea, which is a mix of a few things I have never heard of–honeybush and rooibos–plus cranberry, blended with rosebuds. I get it at Gung Fu Tea in Des Moines. And the other day I splurged and got a Handy Brew Teapot, which really makes the taste pop.
And do it right. Use loose tea for brewing so you get the full, rich aroma that is part of the charm of a cup of tea. Use a pretty cup–this should be an experience, not just a brief cup on the run. Take a moment away from everything else–sit in front of a window, or before the fire, or in a comfy chair. Someplace special. And take a few deep breaths while you savor the taste and warmth of one of life’s easiest pleasures.
Drink the tea while it is hot. By the time it is cold, it’s OK to get back to whatever else you were doing.