Valentine’s Day Tea

How wonderful that Valentine’s Day fell on a Saturday this year.  It was an all day celebration at my house with my sweetie.  It was a day filled with time spent together, which is better than anything else in this world.

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And for something totally different, we had an afternoon tea, complete with walnut and cheese tea sandwiches.  Now, you would think that my 6 foot 4 inch husband would not be the afternoon tea type, but he told me that it was one of the best days he had spent with me.  I think it was the attention and time I took to make the couple of hours special for us.  It was something very different and reminded him of afternoon teas we have had in years past.  We had a special tea at the Royal York hotel in Toronto many years ago, and of course at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Michigan.

The Republic of Tea offers a wonderful selection of teas appropriate for Valentine’s Day.  I used their online website to choose individual tea bags.  It was easy to choose a selection of teas that sounded romantic for the day.

It does take a bit of time to drink a small pot of tea, and that is the idea.  Slow down, have a great conversation, look at each other and share a moment together.  The tea sandwiches were delicious too.

To make the walnut and cheese tea sandwiches:

Using 4 ounces of block cream cheese which was at room temperature, add 1/3 cup chopped walnuts.  Mix well.  Trim crusts from bread, and spread the mixture evenly.  Slice into halves diagonally.  Stand some of the sandwiches upright on the plate. These sandwiches could be prepared with pecans as an alternative.

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