Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Perfect Easter Basket

Happy Easter! It's an early holiday this year, but absolutely perfect here in WNY with temperatures supposed to be in the mid 60s!! In honor of the holiday I thought I'd share what would be a wonderful gift-the perfect Easter basket! (Or Ostara Basket or Passover Basket or...)

My tea themed Easter basket would have a multitude of wonderful items. First of all: tea! I'd have some wonderful teas gathered from Happy Earth Tea, perhaps some Himalayan Imperial Black or a Temple of Heaven! and since it's a holy day, I should get my favorite Holy Ginger, which I always keep on hand! In addition I might create a special blend from Design a Tea (perhaps a passion fruit mango green or a chocolate hazelnut black) or add something from Eastern Shore Tea Company, (my favorite is Black Raven, but maybe I'd try something new like Blackberry Summer Tea or Burgundy Cherry-which is made from a Keemun tea.).

Next I'd like to add a cup or mug. A fancy tea cup, or a cup with an infuser already attached, or a tea for one set!

I'd add a tea accessory, perhaps a useful teaspoon, a tea pet, or a fun infuser!

What would Easter be without candy! Hedonist Artisan Chocolates have absolutely amazing goodies and their Spring 2016 truffle collection is tea inspired: Milk Chocolate Chai, Earl Grey Caramel, Jasmine, Green Tea, and, my favorite (of course) Lapsang Souchong!

There has to be a book or two, perhaps a nonfiction book about tea and a tea mystery. I need to add Tea with Milk and Murder by H.Y. Hanna to my basket. You could add any of her Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, or Laura Childs Tea Shop Mysteries, a Teapot Collector Mystery from Amanda Cooper, or...

Why not get creative and add a coloring book. They're all the rage and for good reason. I love to color! Did you know there are coloring books devoted to tea?

I love home fragrance products! In fact I'm an independent consultant with Pink Zebra! Our main product are Sprinkles a soy/paraffin wax blend you melt to fragrance your home. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the March scent of the month was Sweet Tea!!! I'd add a jar of Sweet Tea Sprinkles as well as our Pomegranate Tea Sprinkles to my basket! You can also combine our Sprinkles to create your own personalized scents too-I have recipes to make Raspberry Tea and Chai Tea Latte!

Finally I'd add a fun tea themed goodie. Perhaps a bracelet, like this one from wileywolverine. Or maybe a pair of socks or a tea-shirt, er t-shirt.

Wouldn't this be the perfect Easter basket?! Heck, I'd be happy with one item from it. Whether you get an Easter basket or not, I hope you have a joyous day!

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