Want to do something unexpected with your date? Forget the tired old “dinner and a movie” cliché. Whether you’ve been together a long time or have just met, these tea for two date ideas are great ways to have fun and get to know your partner a little better.
Light some candles, snuggle up in your comfiest blankets, and serve tea in bed or on the couch. Pair your tea with fruits and chocolate — strawberries and white chocolate with white/green tea or oranges and milk chocolate with earl grey tea — or make it breakfast in bed with waffles and baked eggs. Don’t forget the flowers!
Cuddle and watch a movie, listen to music, or play a question and answer game that helps you learn new things about each other.
Get nature in on your date by taking your tea out to the garden or on a picnic. If you’re packing a meal to take somewhere, try easy-to-eat salads and cookies that can be transported in Mason jars, and keep tea hot (or cold) in a thermos. For those with gardens or cozy backyard spots, serve up a caprese salad and fresh scones.
While you’re outdoors together, you can watch birds, plant seedlings in decorative pots, or take a walk through the countryside. If you stop to snog behind the rose bush, no one needs to know.
Be a Kid
Forget taking tea at the table — drink it under the table instead! Bring out the kid in you and your date by building a fort under a table with pillows and blankets. Put out a “no adults allowed” sign and serve your tea in big mugs alongside shortbread cookies or lemon cream cheese cupcakes.
For even more kid-inspired fun, try painting with tea. Use various kinds of strongly-steeped green tea for greens and yellows, rooibos for reds, and black tea for browns. Trade paintings with your date and hang them up on the fridge.
All photos are courtesy of the author.