Valentine Treats To Savor With Tea

Taking time to savor the moment with a pot or cup of tea has always been something I have enjoyed in my day. Over the years, I have enjoyed the preparation of putting out a proper cup of tea for friends, with fancy favorite dishes and small bites. Sometimes I just pop a mug, quick in the microwave to make a single cup to enjoy by myself. My family has learned I rarely make something warm to drink without a nibble on the side. They have also learned to enjoy the nurturing moments of a warm cup and a moment to chat.

The Lipton Green Teas in flavors of Red Goji and Raspberry, Purple Acai and Blueberry and White Mangosteen and Peach are the perfect flavors for a break in the day. I have been a black tea girl for quite some time, but the nutritional benefits of Green Tea have caught my attention. And, the fact that Lipton Green Tea has less caffeine than black is also appealing.

All three of the Lipton Green Teas were lovely and soothing to drink. The fruit flavor was complimentary and did not overtake the mellow Green Tea flavor. Had they not shipped to my door, I might not have tried them. Lipton Green Tea will now be my afternoon go-to.

A simple sugar cookie is the perfect thing to nibble in between sips of any tea. Because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner I made heart-shaped Nutmeg Sugar Cookies. I jazzed them up with pearl colored decorating spray.

Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups Flour

1/2 tsp. Salt

12 Tbs. Unsalted Butter

1 Cup Sugar

1 Egg

1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Creamer

1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

Decorating Spray

Directions

Sift together the flour and salt.

Beat the butter on high speed for 2 minutes. Reduce to medium speed, slowly add the sugar and beat for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as you go. Add the egg and vanilla creamer, beat for additional minute.

Stop mixing and add half the flour and the nutmeg. Beat on low speed. Add remaining flour, 2 minutes.

Divide dough into 2 equal parts, wrap in plastic and chill 2 hours to 2 days.

Remove dough from refrigerator, let sit for 5 minutes. Roll out on a lightly floured surface.

Cut dough with cookie cutters and bake on parchment at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes until golden on the edges.

Transfer to cool for 5 minutes.

Spray with decorating spray, if desired.

Here are my tips for enjoying tea ~

1. Invite a friend for an afternoon teatime.

2. Surprise your kids with an after school teatimesnack.

3. Take out some small snack or cookies to nibble on.

4. Pull out your favorite cup or pretty dishes just for fun.

5. Take time to savor a simple moment with tea daily.

Here is a treat! The first 3 people who comment on this post will get their own box of Lipton Green Tea shipped to their door to try for themselves!

Tea is a ritual that has been around for ages. It can be a time to replenish yourself and be a great break in the day. I plan on continuing the tradition ~ how about you?

How do you enjoy your tea?

Now that I have shared what I would pair with these refreshing Lipton Green Tea Superfruits, I want to know, how do you enjoy your tea?

Share your tea time must haves for a chance to win a year’s supply of Lipton Tea, a tea kettle, a tea box, a mug/saucer set, a travel tumbler and a $50 gift card to Amazon.com!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton Green Tea Superfruit. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.

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  1. Shiver me timbers, them’s some great inmnrfatioo.

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