I love hot tea. I love sugar cookies.
To me, food heaven would be a cup of hot tea that tastes like a sugar cookie.
Well, the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company has actually made my dream of food heaven a reality.
This afternoon, I was grocery shopping and to my surprise there it was, my dream come true- “Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride” tea.
I blinked several times. This, after all, has not been a very good year, so I considered that my imagination might have been running wild on me since I was wearing my mask snugly (maybe my oxygen level had dropped).
I carefully snatched up a box and examined it, read the ingredients, zoned in on the “natural sugar cookie flavor” and immediately put two boxes in my cart.
At home, I brewed up a cup and, yes, it does indeed taste like a warm sugar cookie!
Joy! Happiness! Peace!
While sipping my sugar cookie tea, I read the little note on the side of the box that gave the history of sugar cookies.
Apparently, sugar cookies were introduced to North America by a group of 18th century German immigrants who settled near Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Also, noted on the box was a Norwegian Proverb: Cookies are made with butter and love.
I absolutely agree with this Norwegian Proverb.
Nothing says love better than a cookie, especially a cookie that is as buttery as a warm sugar cookie.
There is a cup of hot tea that tastes like sugar cookies at the end of this dark tunnel known as 2020.
In this Christmas season, I plan to daily enjoy a cup of hot sugar cookie sleigh ride tea and give thanks for the small things that can give incredible joy in the midst of this difficult year.
I feel better already!
Blessings to everyone. Merry Christmas!
Jenny W. Andrews copyright 2020