Everyone seems to be in Christmas mode, with the traditional fake snow decorations being sunbaked all around the
country. But I don't particularly feel like Christmas at all.
As some of you may remember we've switched our Christmas to July, even being both born in the Southern Hemisphere
it's never felt right in December to J and I. Earlier this year we were blessed with the most wonderful White
Christmas, going to bed on the 24th of July with snow falling and waking on the 25th with even more perfect dry fluffy
snow, the fairytale stuff!
It's a scene I will never forget and I will even go as far to say I believe it was my best and most perfect
Christmas ever. I doubt I we will ever be that fortunate again.
My only Northern hemisphere Christmas experience in Essen, Germany in the 90s didn't bring snow.
Although we don't have any plans for 25th of December other than hopefully hitting and relaxing on the beach, I
still was delighted to find this NZ Live Kiwi Christmas blend tea in my goodie bag from the NZFBA conference.
It really smells amazing when you first open the packet. It's base is Black Assam tea but includes New Zealand's
own manuka leaves, chocolate cacao nibs, orange peel, cloves, star anise, cinnamon and pink peppercorns.