My kids love tea. They’ll steal slurps of my iced green tea whenever I’m not looking, and if they’re sick they ask for “that sick tea”, which is:
While I’m not a huge tea connoisseur, I am pretty excited that tea has exploded in the U.S. over the past few years. It’s super fun to experience an independent tea store, where they will usually let you sample whatever you want, they know what to suggest based on your preferences, and the teas are all fresh and whole-leaved. (is that a real phrase?)
It dawned on me that there must be cool tea sets out there for kids. Somewhere. My 9 year old, Fen, threw her share of tea parties, and we relied on a small ceramic tea set from Target. Since she’s outgrown tiny tea parties, it’s too late for her, but you can bet my 2 year old (Beckett), will be tea-partying it up all over the place. Maybe I’ll give him a year to work out his tendency to whip everything across the room before we have our first tea bash.
Teavana has a whole category of kids’ teas and accessories on their site, including this strawberry lemonade herbal tea.
Whimsical and sweet and it comes with a storage box.
Kids’ tea pack from Teaopia, a Canadian company, includes Cherry, Apple Pear, Tropical Fruit Punch and Strawberry Kiwi flavors. All are caffeine and sugar free. They suggest making tea ice pops with them. MMMMMM
Of course, you could always just knit your own set of Fiesta. The pic is linked to the pattern- isn’t it time you learned to knit?
If none of these float your boat, you could always just buy this cool small teapot and cups from Heath Ceramics for your kids. And you.
Don’t forget the manners! I think any book that teaches you how to eat sushi politely is pretty great.
(Tomorrow’s post will be all about art. Pinky promise.)