December 6, 2009
A Cup of Christmas Tea
If you haven't read the poem "A Cup of Christmas Tea" by Tom Hegg you can do so here. It is a real gem, especially this time of year.
Over the years I've tried making different Christmas teas--none of them were stellar--but I've settled for the ready made blend "Constant Comment". When you pour the water over the tea bag, the fragrant scent of oranges wafts up, along with a hint of clove and cinnamon--just the right amount--and it smells just like Christmas in a cup.
Constant Comment has been around for as long as I can remember. I was introduced to it back in the 1970's. Twenty individually foil wrapped quality tea bags for $2 is a real deal as well. If you've never tried it you might what to give it a go. Combine with a cookie or two and serve it up in a festive holiday mug or tea cup and you've got yourself a special moment.
"....there have been many times when I have shed bitter tears, when if I had understood the situation better, I would have celebrated my good luck instead."