Oh, how I love the gift of a new year! I'm both an optimist (usually) and a list maker (always), so the dawn of each new year finds me full of hopes and dreams and plans for the year ahead. All I need is a nice cup of tea and a few journals and calendars!
I'll bet I'm not the only one who's hanging up the new Collectible Teapot & Tea Calendar this year, am I? Do you always look to see what the photo is for your birth month? May gets a pink transferware teapot and pink roses this year, I was happy to see!
I have two "tea resolutions" this year: 1) Drink the good stuff first. You know the phrase "life is short, eat dessert first"? Well, I have been guilty of saving "the good tea" and drinking my lesser desired teas first. What ends up happening is that I forget about the good, fresh tea, so I'm not enjoying it as I should! That needs to change. 2) I am going to try keeping a list of all the different teas I try this year. Not each and every cup, mind you, because that would be ludicrous, but each time I receive a new sample or acquire a new box or tin of tea, I am going to note it in the lovely Dollar Tree journal (at left) I found last year. My coolest journal purchase of the year was the blue five-year "One Line a Day" Memory Book at right. Actually, it's more like "six lines a day" if you count them, but I love noting just a teeny snippet about what happens each day of the year. Have you made any resolutions, tea-related or otherwise? Please share!