Afternoon tea time. Raise of hands for those that love it? (ME!). My kids also have a love affair with tea time. They must have picked up on the tea love from me, because they both have so much fun pretending to drink tea.
For Christmas we gave Zoe this adorable wood tea set, but even before that, she used other cups for tea parties and Jacob would build her a tea pot out of legos. They’d have fun going back and forth sharing cups of tea and talking about the kinds of tea they are drinking.
We not only do pretend tea parties, but they enjoy sipping on the real stuff with me too. Since I’m pregnant I currently stick with decaf teas, and both of the kids most definitely only need decaf teas in their little bodies. I was selected to participate in a campaign with Lipton Tea, which means we’ve been enjoying a new flavor together in the afternoons. I chose three different teas to try out: Lipton Pure Green Tea, Enticing Chai Black Tea and Peach Mango Herbal Tea. Check out the full line-up of Lipton Green, Black and Herbal tea flavors here.
Once this baby arrives I’m excited to try out the green tea and chai tea, but in the meantime afternoon tea has been all about the peach mango herbal tea. So much flavor. We love that it is made with real ingredients combined with their best herbal tea blends to awaken the senses. Something so calming like tea totally refreshes me and wakes me up for the rest of the afternoon. I love sharing the quiet moments with the kids where we sit together snuggled up on the couch, sipping a warm soothing drink and talking about whatever is on their mind.
I am definitely guilty of living a busy life. Our calendar rarely has an empty day on it, most mornings we are off to either a kiddo activity or I’m teaching a class, and even when we’re home I have a long list of items to work on around the house. Tea time with my kiddos really lets me sit down and enjoy the slower moments. You can’t rush through tea time, you just have to be present and enjoy it, something I can get behind any afternoon.
Do you have any tea time rituals? What is your favorite flavor of tea?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.