Campaign to make tea the ‘traditional’ Valentine’s Gift

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  This has become an important holiday for many.  If you don’t think so, just skip getting your significant other a gift or card and see what happens.  I did this one year, thinking we could save a little money at the time, and I get reminded of my lapse of good judgment on a regular basis!

Consider tea as the replacement for flowers and chocolates as the quasi official gift for Valentines.  Think about it for a moment.  Flowers are beautiful, but they sit on a counter and die after a few days.  Chocolate is great, but it gets hoarded by the recipient (at least in our house!)  Tea however offers several distinct advantages.

First of all, it is economical, so you can give without breaking the bank. (Yes I know my ‘thriftiness’ shows up again!)  It lasts for months, so is a reminder of your thoughtfulness and generosity.  Many of the teas are visually attractive, especially those with flowers in them.  But most importantly, tea is meant to be enjoyed and shared with others.  If done right, we slow down a moment, and spend time with each other while waiting for the tea to infuse, then while drinking we converse and enjoy one another’s company.  What better gift for Valentine’s Day than one that will allow us to spend time with those that are special!

So next time you get to vote on this (or act) consider a gift that is really special, your time over a special tea that you chose!