Don’t forget your Tea Lover on Valentine’s Day!
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.—-Aristotle
When you think about February and Valentine’s Day, you think…..chocolate!! Right?
Well at The Tea Experience NY, we have 3 chocolate flavored teas:
Chocolate Chai, Chocola Tea, and Chocolate-A-Peel.
So try one or all. They’re all great tasting teas!
The history of Valentine’s Day — and its patron saint — is shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance. St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. So, who was Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
According to History.com, one legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.
When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honor St. Valentine. Through the centuries, the Christian holiday became a time to exchange love messages and St. Valentine became a patron saint of lovers.