I have always enjoyed tea. My little girl tea parties always consisted of REAL tea. My Grandma Velma and Grandpa Bud always had a pitcher of iced tea waiting for me. When I go to restaurants, my standard order is unsweet iced tea. My favorite part of dining at a Japanese restaurant is the little pot of tea. When I road trip, I always have iced tea by my side. Tea is my comforter, my elixir, my guide.
During the pandemic, we've all needed to find or rediscover our comforts. I have returned to tea. To be honest, I never left tea. Now, though, my day isn't complete without it. I'm rediscovering to my Teatime With Valerie blog, which went dormant several years ago. I am searching for my archives, and when I find them, I will intersperse them throughout the blog. In the meantime, I am starting from scratch.
So what has been my motivation? I'm a Ruby Ribbon consultant, and as part of building my business, I joined a consultant group. In that group, I met a wonderfully dynamic lady whose company is Sipology. Sipology is a Canadian based business that is all about fun and healthy tea. I ordered from her, and I fell in love...not just with the unbelievably delicious tea, but also with the concept of the company. I thought about it for a couple of months, I fell more in love with the concept and the product, and I took the leap! As of January 22, 2121, I'm a Sipologist! You can learn more about Sipology here, and please feel free to ask me about tea. If I don't know the answer, I will find it for you.
This blog focuses on recipes, party ideas, blends, history, and why tea does what it does. I hope to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try new things.
For my faithful former followers, thank you for returning. For my new friends, welcome aboard!