Stories: Create Special Moments with Attention to Detail

The Cape Breton Tea Company strives to create unique blends for sharing and adding to your celebrations and daily tea sipping. As a Tea Artist, our owner, Dr. Michelle Greenwell, strives to create a beautiful color palette with the herbs chosen for each blend. You can see the beauty in the window of the package.

Tea has traditionally been placed in white porcelain cups that show off the color, but more recently we have moved to darker ceramic mugs that are comfy to hug and warm our hands.

Each opportunity has its benefits. But, what about celebrations, holiday gatherings, and looking for a special treat? Tea cocktails are a fantastic way to celebrate with glasses and crystal pieces you may already have. And, cocktails are exciting with non-alcoholic options and alcoholic options.

Pictured here is the PunKIN Pie tea – a deep beautiful magenta. You can sip this hot or cold, or you can dress it up. You can create a PunKIN Pie punch by making a concentrate of the tea (half the usual water amount), and top it up with soda water, ginger ale, or other pop variety. The bubbles bring a sparkle to the glass. Garnish with an orange slice on the rim.

Sugar-rimmed glasses are fun and elegant. To rim a glass with pumpkin inspiration we recommend the following: In a shallow plate or bowl, combine 1/4 cup of white sugar or brown sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Wipe a lemon wedge along the top outer surface of the glass lip. Once covered, roll the glass through the sugar mixture until the whole top surface is covered. With a clean cloth, wipe away the lower edge to make a clean line. Pour the hot or cold tea into the glass. Serve immediately.

Are you serving tea at a large gathering? Turn tea into a punch and put it into a punch bowl for people to serve into smaller glasses. You can add orange slices, berries, and herbs to the punch bowl, as well as soda. To sweeten the tea, add a small amount of honey to the tea when you first make it and it is hot. Taste the tea to adjust the sweetness as needed.

Originally posted: NOVEMBER 23, 2023

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