FOR THE CHILDREN: Pink Tea and Cherry Drops (Recipes)

FOR THE CHILDREN:  Pink Tea and Cherry Drops (Recipes)

What could be more on fun Valentine’s Day than having  6 year old twin daughters?  Since they are all about fairies, princesses and all things pink and sweet, they are primed for this holiday.  My girls have been busy all week creating valentines for their classmates (so cute!).crafts

Once they arrive  home from school, wouldn’t this be the perfect day for a little afternoon tea party?tea time   Of course, Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time appropriate for such a child sized fete.  Over the years we’ve had all sorts of variations on the classic tea party, including those held out doors with little brothers,  inside with dolls and stuffed animals and at any time of the day.

 

The funny thing about tea parties, I’ve noticed, is that often times, the children don’t actually like the tea!  So I’ve set out to remedy this and I think you’ll agree that this is a yummy solution.  If you have little ones at home, you just might want to brew up a little pot of Pink Tea. red tea Besides being really pretty, the hidden bonus is the nutritional value of this delicious little concoction.  The combination of ingredients provides vitamin C, antioxidants, tannins and minerals.  And you don’t have to tell your kiddos that it includes beet root powder, heh-heh.

This tea is oh-so-pretty as is and especially so with the addition of a little half & half.swirl

A world traveler, my daughter, Kerri, brought this darling tea set home for the twins a while back. tea set2 It’s just the right size for their own little tea table.  I think they will smile when they see how pretty this Pink Tea is in their cups.tea set   And I’m thinking I may want to try a blueberry version sometime soon!  Perhaps you have some sweet little cups and saucers  for your little tea party enthusiasts?

If you decide to prepare the tea, as a special treat, you may also want to make  Cherry Drops. pink hearts Better yet, let your children make them with you, forming them in into hearts for Valentine’s Day or into little nuggets (like these butter mints).

Here’s the recipe for Pink Tea.  If you’d like to also make the Cherry Drops, click here.  For a less sugary version, see the agave/arrowroot version here.

Oh – the herbal ingredients below can probably be found at your local health food store.  If that isn’t convenient, I buy mine at a wonderful little shop close by, but you don’t live in my area, you can shop there online :)Rosemary’s Garden.

PINK TEA RECIPE

Ingredients

2 Strawberries (Fresh or Frozen), Chopped into small pieces

1 Tsp. Blackberry Leaf (Dried)

1/2 Tsp. Rooibos (Tea)

1/4 Tsp. Beet Root Powderingredients

2 Cups Boiling Water

Sweetener and Half & Half, if Desired

Instructions

Place above ingredients in paper tea filter or tea ball.

Pour boiling water over tea ingredients and let steep for 10 to 20 minutes.

Serve with favorite sweetener and (for pretty pink effect) and splash of half & half.

Notes

May be sweetened with honey, agave syrup, stevia or, of course, sugar.

Instead of Half & Half, try almond or coconut milk.

pink tea

 I’ve enjoyed sharing this with:
 

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10 Comments

  1. Yes, there is something about a delightful tea time that can seem to set the world right.:) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. This is so pretty and looks so tasty! I’m sure they loved it!

  3. Thanks, Hannah! And speaking of tasty, I saw your some of your awesome goodies at House Vegan – wow!

  4. What a beautiful tea! I will feature you today at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

  5. Wow, I love it!!! Such a gorgeous tea! I am going to have to make this for my daughter. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. :)

    Kathy
    lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

  6. Sherry – You are so kind – thank you! I am intrigued by your violet tea – something new to me.

  7. Kathy Moody – Let me know if you make the tea and what your daughter thinks! Glad you enjoyed the post :)

  8. Vashti – Thank you so much. Let me know if you have a tea party any time soon :)

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