Friday, September 25, 2009

Sips of Spice

I am a huge proponent of hot beverages, especially in the fall when the flavors are seasonal and the unique spice blends that can only be found during this time of year are abundant. Pumpkin spice lattes, mulled apple cider, chai spiced tea...all of these embrace the warm and magical flavors that bring spark to this time of year. This also happens to be the time of year in the corporate event planning world that our vendors like to treat us to sinful desserts and all sorts of items that are not always conducive to my love of good health. I was in for an exquisite surprise yesterday when a hotel brought us a basket filled with ginger snap cookies snuggled in with Herbs of Autumn Hot Apple Cider Tea (made by The Reppublic of Tea)! I am not sure when I acquired such a British Inspired love for hot tea but it calms me at night and 3:00pm tea time has taken residence on my Microsoft Outlook calendar as a daily occurrence. I have a cup at my desk right now and it is a perfect way to warm my soul on this cloudy day in the Carolinas. I just love the description on the back of the tea can:

"A cup of comfort: When autumn leaves begin to change and the chill returns to the air, this cozy, naturally caffeine-free blend of apples and spices will surely warm you up. Enjoy the luscious aroma of cinnamon and cloves as the steam rises from your cup. Pull on your coziest sweater and embrace this golden season".

What a perfect cup of tea to sip from on this dreary Friday. Another reason to add smiles to the day? A perfect girls dinner at a bloggable establishment tonight with my favorites! Ciao!

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