Girlfriends, Teavana First Blush Tea, and The Best of Me Movie- The Perfect Afternoon

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Disclosure- I received a party pack from Teavana and Fox Home Entertainment to host a tea party but all opinions are 100% my own.

the best of teaIt’s been a long time since I had an afternoon with my girlfriends so I was excited when Fox Home Entertainment asked if I wanted to host a tea party for the release of The Best of Me that would include tea from Teavana.  I received a party pack that included a Teavana Perfect Tea Maker, limited edition First Blush blend Teavana tea, Teavana rock sugar, a Teavana teaspoon, plus mason jar mugs and votive candles for all my guests.

teavanaI didn’t realize how much I missed entertaining until I started planing the Teavana tea party.

My guests were treated to egg salad and tuna finger sandwiches, cream cheese and smoked salmon appetizers, a veggie platter with hummus, and for dessert fruit salad, mini cheesecakes, and petit fours.
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the best of me (864x1024)Based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan) meet at a loved one’s funeral 20 years after tragedy separated them, their love is reignited. As they recall and relive the past, they come to a deeper understanding about the choices they’ve made. Also starring Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato, and featuring beautiful scenery along with music by Lady Antebellum, The Best of Me is a powerfully romantic story of love, hope and second chances.

the best of me screnshotWe all enjoyed the movie and make sure you have tissues handy when you watch it.  The Best of Me “Tears of Joy” Edition Blu-ray and DVD also includes an all-new storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending so Amanda and Dawson finally get that second chance at love.  The original ending isn’t the happy ending we were hoping for but it does tie it all up at the end and make you feel good.  The “storybook” ending is the ending you expect to see in a love story.  I don’t want to give any more away so I’ll leave it at that.  The only thing we all wished was that the actors had played themselves as teenagers instead of having other actors portray Dawson and Amanda as teens.  The actor that played the young Dawson didn’t look much younger than the older Dawson and there was some disconnect in that for most of us.  We all felt that James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan could have been made to look a little younger and play themselves at both ages just like the actor that played Dawson’s father did.  But we all still loved the movie.  

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The tea!  Oh the tea!  I had never had loose leave tea before and now I am hooked.  We all enjoyed the First Blush Tea with it’s floral, berry flavors and it was much easier to make than I had thought.  I just put a teaspoon and a half of the loose tea into the Perfect Tea Maker, poured hot water on top, and let it brew for a few minutes.  Once the brewing time was up simply place the perfect tea maker on top of your favorite mug and it will trigger the dispensing mechanism to release the tea into your mug.  We were given rock sugar to use in our tea which made it a little sweeter but not too sweet and only has 25 calories per serving so those of us dieting didn’t have to worry about too much sugar.

I enjoyed making tea in my new Teavana Perfect Tea Maker that I already gone into Teavana and purchased 4 more tea flavors!

  • Teavana limited edition First Blush Tea is specifically designed tea for Valentine’s Day featuring naturally scented Jasmine green tea blended with floral orchid oolong complemented by luscious strawberries, crisp rhubarb and effervescent undertones of bubbly rosé.
  • In each cup of Teavana tea you can find delicious and exotic flavors, and is the perfect pairing to a night in with your girlfriends
  • Brewing loose leaf tea is easier than you think: add 1.5 teaspoons of First Blush tea per each 8 oz. serving and steep in 175 degree water for 2 minutes

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  •  Pairing Tip: blend iced First Blush Tea with a glass of champagne for a fun and easy to make Teavana cocktail

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