This morning it was fifty-five degrees in our house, so we finally relented and turned on the heater to take the chill off. We all like it this time of year when we can bundle up a little and drink lots of warm drinks. To be ready for all this drinking, I reorganized the shelf we have for tea and hot chocolate a few weeks ago. I am such a nerd, but it just makes me so happy every time I open the cabinet.
I have never really liked coffee, but I grew up drinking tea just like my mom and grandma. Sean finally decided he liked tea also after we had high tea at the Empress Hotel back in 2010. Mac loves when I concoct a pitcher of hot chocolate with the frother my mom gave us. I got some weck jars to store hot chocolate in and a couple of shakers for crushed peppermint and fleur de sel to make salted caramel hot chocolate (love this caramel sauce too).
I like to drink really strong tea, so I'll either use two tea bags or use a small little cup (this is the one I couldn't resist for the holidays...apparently it's a child's mug) to brew it in. It also keeps me from using the ton of sugar and half and half I like to have with tea.