Sunday, May 14th, is fast approaching. On this day, we get to celebrate all the wonderful and special Moms and Grandmas in our lives. We wouldn’t be who we are without these special ladies.
I feel very blessed to have had an amazing Grandma and Mom in my life. Unbeknownst to them, they actually started me on my tea journey all those years ago.
When I was a child, my Grandma would make a pot of tea and add some shortbread cookies to a plate. Then my Grandma, my Mom, and I would drink our tea out of her special china cups, nibble on the cookies, and enjoy each other’s company. As I got older, I realized how unique this tradition was and that I wanted to pass it down to my sons and daughter.
For Mother’s Day, when my Grandma was still alive, I always gifted her white chocolate, tea (back then, it was from the grocery store) and a pretty new china cup. Many of these tea cups I now have in my house today.
My Mom was a very, very talented watercolor artist. For her Mother’s Day gifts, there were always art supplies, a movie pass because she loved going to the movies, a beautiful plant for her yard, and of course, tea. In her later years, I discovered loose-leaf tea. She always looked forward to whatever new flavor I had found for her or the re-stocking of her favorites. One of her favorites was my Decaf Lemon Supreme Green. The decaf sencha green tea is blended with Australian Lemon Myrtle and natural lemon flavoring. This is an outstanding decaf green tea with just the right amount of lemon and creamy smoothness, and I’m proud to say it is blended just for the Uptown Tea Shop.
Another favorite Mom also enjoyed was my Apple Cinnamon Herbal Tea. She would enjoy a cup after dinner. The evening wouldn’t be complete for her without a cup of tea and a cookie. I think you can guess who she got that tradition from; thank you, Grandma.
It saddens my heart that these two wonderful ladies are no longer with me, and I miss them every day. But the lasting gifts they gave to me will be with me forever.
So, if you still have a special Mom or Grandma in your life, you are blessed. Be sure to tell them how much they mean to you and how much you love them.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the extraordinary Moms who work for zero pay doing the hardest job on the planet - raising children. Our payment is those special hugs and sloppy kisses from our precious children.
I raise my tea cup, or in my case mug, and salute all the amazing Moms out there,