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Mixing and matching is in this season. Just take a look at your recent wardrobe changes, did you suddenly start juxtaposing different textures and shapes? If you answered yes, I think you are ready for the ultimate holiday switch-a-roo!

Our wardrobe is one thing, but I bet you never thought that during the Holidays, some unexpected mixing and matching can be just as exciting as the traditional approach to festivities. Don’t get me wrong, I think one of the main principles of the Holiday season is tradition, but traditions don’t have to change. The only thing that does is the perspective. Any Holiday festivities can come with a bit of a twist. For example, a combination of two traditional events, yet not regarded as a likely pair – the Holiday spirit and a Tea Party!

Yes of course, naturally you’re thinking it has been done or how is that breaking any tradition at all when most households drink tea during this season anyway? Quite simple – the rules of the tea party have to be altered. Invite your loved ones for an evening of fun, tea and Holiday related tasks. Such as decorating the Christmas tree with…you got it – tea cups! I would suggest sending out an invite requesting everyone to bring in a colorful, light or small in size tea cup in advance to avoid any breakage. Once your guests arrive, clueless as to why they need a cup, you can announce your genius idea – decorating the tree with tea cups. While your guests are decorating the tree, include some interactive games along the way – make everyone write down an embarrassing Holiday story on a piece of paper, anonymously, each small paper piece will have to be put into a hat and upon being drawn everyone will have to guess who’s card it is, let the hilarity ensue!

And obviously no Holiday event is complete without treats. Check out our journal entry on baking with matcha for some healthy inspiration, and choose from our extensive lineup of spices and sweeteners for that extra little bit of something in your treats. Stay tuned for more Holiday ideas from your favorite tea meister!