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From the Desk of Dixie

A Holiday Spiced Tea Tradition

If you were able to read our post last week, you saw the meaningful design inspiration behind the Colonial Citrus Christmas card suite that Dixie Creative Director Holly Hollon created for our founder, Jennifer Hunt. When Holly initially showed Jennifer the card designs, Jennifer knew that this design would also make beautiful gift tags and recipe cards for one of her favorite holiday traditions - her family's spiced tea drink. 

Jennifer's grandmother, Martha Davis “aka Nonnie,” is the one who began the holiday spiced tea tradition in her family. Nonnie's recipe is based off of the traditional Russian tea recipe, but Jennifer says it is the best version she has ever tasted!  Jennifer now makes a batch of the tea with her family at the beginning of each holiday season, so they can enjoy it throughout the winter. She has also been known to add honey to the hot drink to cure a winter cough!

Jennifer has fond memories of making the tea mix with her mother, portioning out in jars with ribbon and delivering to neighbors and friends in her hometown. Thankfully, she was happy to share the recipe with us here in the hope you could use the gift idea too. For an added touch, she tied the jars with a gold measuring spoon this year. 

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Store in an airtight container like the ones we found here.

Tie with ribbon, a gold spoon and Dixie's Colonial Citrus Recipe Gift Tags.

To serve, stir 2 tablespoons of mix into 1 cup of boiling water.

We think this is the perfect holiday gift idea for neighbors, co-workers, or even your children's teachers! Shop the Colonial Citrus gift tags and recipe cards here.

Photos by Mary Margaret Smith

Dixie's 2017 Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

 

It is the most wonderful time of the year! We have curated a collection of our go-to hostess gifts for you, so you can live up to being the gracious house guest that your mother always insisted upon. We have coordinated each hostess gift with one of our exquisitely designed gift tags from our 2017 Holiday Collection to add a personalized touch to each present.

Balsamic Vinegars. We love the idea of including a recipe to use with each of these as part of your gift! | Lemon Wreath and Fern and Berry Gift Tags

Large Box of Matches. These are the perfect companion for warming yourself by the fire for the cold winter nights! | Thistle and Tartan Gift Tag 

Red and White Tea Towel. Dixie's Creative Director, Holly Hollon, swears by these kitchen towels. She is drawn to their festive look, and also the fact that they also are quite durable! | Pinecone Gift Tag

Personalized Notepads. For the host who still likes to take handwritten notes.

French Soaps displayed in a vintage blue and white dish. For the host who can never get enough of the blue and white color palette. These soaps are also available at Christine's in Mountain Brook Village for all of our local Birmingham friends! | French Chinoiserie Gift Tags

Copper Spatulas. To make even the most menial baking tasks feel glamorous! | Merry Modern Gift Tag

Epsom Salts and Young Living Essential Oil. Give your gracious hostess a way to pamper herself post-party. | Blue Nativity Gift Tag