I've had a couple of people ask me recently what would be a perfect Christmas tea. With the Holidays fast approaching, now is the time to be thinking of this. Just think of those long, cold winter nights, the gifts to wrap and cards that you need to address. Plus Christmas dinner! Lots of occasions to have a hot pot of tea to sip. Here are some of my suggestions.
First up is Art of Tea's Holiday Berry Green Tea. It has a base of organic Sencha & pan fired tea leaves and it is paired with strawberries, raspberries, cornflowers, rosehips, pink peppercorn, and safflower. Most of the ingredients are organic. This is a very colorful tea. It is described to have a sweet and slightly spicy finish.
Teavana has a whole selection of teas that they recommend for Christmas and the Holidays. I love their Toasted Nut Brulee Oolong tea. This blend contains oolong and rooibos tea with apple, pineapple, papaya, cinnamon, chicory root, ginger, coconut, hazelnut, almonds, and cardamom. Toasting nuts in the oven is such a Christmas tradition, so this tea is the perfect complement.
The American Tea Room does not list anything as a Christmas tea but you can not go wrong with a classic chai. A blend of black tea and spices is the perfect pairing to Christmas dinner. Their Masala Tea Noir is a wonderful blend of black tea leaves with ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, and green cardamom.
All of these teas come in either sample sizes or 2 to 4 ounce increments. Which is a great way to try out any of these Christmas teas. What is your favorite tea for drinking during the Holidays? Share in the comments below.