Ah, the season of love! Although Valentine’s Day may look and feel different this year, the sentiment behind this special day is more meaningful than ever before. While you may not be able to spoil your loved one with a fancy night out on town, you can always infuse your day (and someone else’s) with a little love at home. We've rounded up our favorite creative and, most importantly, romantic Valentine's Day ideas for celebrating with your loved ones. Whether you're celebrating with your special someone, your Galentines, or your entire family, we're here to help you steep up some love with the ultimate at-home Valentine's Day bash!
1. Enjoy a Virtual Tea & Chocolate Tasting
In a date-night rut? Indulge in a celebration of love this Valentine’s Day with a tea & chocolate tasting for two on Sunday, February 14th at 2 PM (PT). Sommeliers from TEALEAVES and FRAN’S will lead you and your special someone through a virtual tasting of truffles, caramels, expertly paired with custom-blended teas. Before or after the event, enjoy chocolate caramel hearts while you watch Pacific Northwest Ballet's virtual production of Roméo et Juliette. Register for the tasting experience here.
Share the bouquet of custom-blended teas with your special someone. Naturally uplifting bergamot stars in our Master Blender’s favorite romantic blends: Amour, Eros, and Vanilla Earl Grey.
2. Bring the Spa Home
Time for a Valentine’s Day glow! For a bubble bath worthy of a honeymoon suite, indulge in a bespoke soak of naturally therapeutic herbs with a Sereni-Tea Bath. Set the mood by surrounding the tub with candles and sprinkle rose petals in the water. Of course, you can’t forget to set the tray of chocolate-covered strawberries and your favorite cup of tea within arm's reach!
The perfect gesture of devotion, gift a little TLC with the top blends for your at-home spa retreat. Our Tender Loving Care Tea Kit contains two of our Master Blender’s antioxidant-rich favorites: the extra-hydrating Organic Vanilla Rooibos and antioxidant-rich Organic Long Life Green.
3. Channel Your Inner Chef
You may not be able to go out to the fanciest restaurant in town this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge with a special meal at-home! Try out a decadent new recipe, and dress up as if you're going out. If you're celebrating Valentine's Day on Zoom, prepare the same meal and eat it together!
For the ultimate Valentine’s Day kitchen soirée, bake it like the professionals would with Chocolate Dipped Candied Tangerine Slices. Love yourself and others with this treat to the senses, courtesy of Eros, a tea named after the Greek god of love, himself. Eros tea is an amorous inspiration, blending the dreaminess of vanilla with the sweetness of orange that tumbles into a warm embrace.
4. Take a Trip Around the World - Without Leaving Home
Perhaps you’ve been dreaming about a romantic tour in Italy, or a far-away adventure to Japan. Bring those adventures right to your doorstep by organizing a themed date night at home!
If Italy is your dream, try hosting an Italian wine tasting party! Finish the evening by travelling straight to the sunlit orchards of Calabria with TEALEAVES' Vanilla Earl Grey. The signature palate comes from the delicate infusion of pure bergamot oil, exclusively sourced from the region in Southern Italy known for producing the world’s most extraordinary bergamot fruit.
Likewise, if you’re longing to armchair travel to Japan, you can bring home a bespoke blend hand-crafted exclusively for BVLGARI Tokyo-Osaka Restaurants. Share the love with BVLGARI Rosa, an aromatic bouquet of hand-picked black tea leaves infused with seductive lychee and fragrant red rose petals.
5. Shake Up a Tea Cocktail
Why not show off your bartending skills in the comfort of your own home? All it takes is one (tea) spoonful! Romantic crimson-colored cocktails will impress your loved one and give an excuse to turn the music up a little louder and dance like no one’s watching.
Add a whimsical touch to your night, without crinkling shirts or smearing makeup in the preparation process. The Fountain of Youth Cocktail infuses the magical Mad Hatter’s Tea Party blend to refresh the palate with notes of meyer lemon, pomegranate, and vanilla. We don’t think you’ll blame us once you have a sip or two. Or three.
6. Take a Romantic Stroll
Valentine’s Day is all about getting cozy with that special someone. And what better way to do that than by surprising them with a romantic outdoor tea date? Step one: Fill two travel mugs with our enchanting Amour blend. Step two: Pack some tea-infused treats like our cult-favorite Matcha Madeleines. Step three: Pick an activity. If you ask us, nothing spells romance like a night of stargazing, skating on the lake or making s’mores on an open fire.
7. Breakfast in Bed
Simple gestures like breakfast in bed become special when you take them to the next level. Make a huge spread of their favorite treats on a luxurious tray—bonus points if you add heart-shaped pancakes and serve with a favorite book, newspaper or magazine.
Treat them with the interactive display of loose leaf infusions in a TEALEAVES French Tea Press. This at-home luxury is sure to elevate the experience and impress, on every occasion. For a romantic gesture, we recommend floral and aromatic blends that inspire the senses!
8. Make a Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board
For the foodie in your life, there's no better snack to nibble on all day than a charcuterie board. Add whichever treats you like, and don't forget to pair your cheeses and jams with the perfect wines. Not a fan of cheese and crackers? Try a different type of charcuterie board, like one made with your favorite desserts.
Wine and cheese are a match made in heaven, but add in the superior palate of tea and you have the perfect ménage à trois. Blended for or wine and tea connoisseurs, TELEAVES' Rudd Barrel-Aged Cabernet Tea is the perfect pairing! The tea is uniquely scented in a French Oak Barrel that previously aged Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2010 Rudd Oakville Estate vintage.