Monday, 31 October 2016 | Maja Alice
Delicious Christmas Teas to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
Gone is the time where tea could be sorted into three simple categories: Earl Grey, English Breakfast and Builders’.
With the growing interest in fresh and exciting tea flavours, new tea varieties are popping up every day.
The newest trend within the world of hot beverages is seasoned tea blends that are enriched with spices, dried leaves, flowers, berries and even chocolate and caramel.
As the festive season of Christmas is fast approaching, we have introduced a Limited Edition Range of Seasonal Tea Blends to get you into the holiday spirit.
These teas are perfect to enjoy with friends and family at festive gatherings, board game nights, Christmas craft Sundays and during a quiet moment of relaxation.
Healthy Moringa tea with Sencha, rose hip and citrus peel
Get a healthy start to the day with this zingy Moringa Tea. Moringa leaves have 25 times more iron than spinach and seven times more vitamin C than oranges. This new superfood has endless health benefits and, mixed with a blend of antioxidant rich Chinese Sencha green tea, spices and citrus peel, this tea is as delicious as it is nutritious. Rose Hip Peel is the second superfood component of this tea. High in vitamin A and antioxidant, Rose Hip is good for the immune system and for your skin. Orange and lemon peel ad a fresh and zesty twist to this tea while lemon balm leaves and raspberry leaves add to the flavour complexity. Finished off with a dash of cardamom and a pinch or acerola, this tea blend is a unique and healthy treat for all the senses.
Green Rooibos tea with cinnamon, caramel and orange peel
This tea in an indulgent treat for all the sense. Its sweet and creamy notes are perfectly complimented by the spice and fruit blend. This caffeine-free Green Rooibos tea blend is perfect for enjoying on a chilly winter evening. Rooibos is a South African bush tea that grows in the diverse climate of the Western Cape. Naturally caffeine-free, Green Rooibos has a mild yet complex flavour and is ideal to drink at night. The added mix of cinnamon, apple, orange, cardamom, almond and vanilla, makes the flavour of this sweet tea interesting, complex and unique.
Seasonal fruit tea blend with almonds and hibiscus blossoms
This tea is inspired by Danish concept of ‘hygge’ which roughly translates into ‘having a cosy time’. Scandinavian winters can be quite harsh with temperatures dropping to well below zero. ‘Hygge’ is often associated with open fire places, candles, blankets, home-made woolly socks and - of course - delicious hot drinks. In Denmark, mulled wine is often enjoyed as a traditional festive drink during the month of December. This tea encapsulates all the wintery flavours of Danish mulled wine and - by extension - the concept of ‘hygge’. Apple pieces and orange peel add a sweet and sour note to this beautiful winter tea blend. The tea is well balanced and while it has a very distinctive aroma, the brew is mellow with an interesting flavour profile. Hibiscus blossom and healthy rose hip peel add to the complexity of tea and leaves a beautiful aftertaste on the palate. A perfect tea to enjoy during the holiday season.
Fruit tea blend with pineapple, ginger and lemon
This beautiful fruit tea is mild, sweet and mellow with a subtle lemony back-note and a gentle hint of ginger. Ginger and lemon is a classic tea combination. The warm spiciness of the ginger is perfectly balanced by the zingy zest of the citrus fruit. Mixed with the sweet and exotic flavour of pineapple, this fruit tea blend is a real treat for the palate. Melissa Leaves - also known as lemon balm, lemon grass, sunflower blossoms and the thistle-like safflower all add to the flavour complexity of this sweet and sour fruit tea blend. Enjoy as it is or with honey.
Caramel and lemon fruit tea blend with pineapple and lemon verbena
This beautiful sweet tea is reminiscent of waffles with lemon cream and caramel sauce. This tea is refreshingly citrusy and delicately creamy. Candied pineapple and apple pieces add a sweet note to the infusion whereas the blackberry leaves and marigold blossom add to the flavour complexity. A perfect indulgent at any time of the day.
Seasonal fruit tea blend with cinnamon sticks, raisins and popcorn
The delicious combination of apple, papaya and pineapple makes for an interesting flavour complexity in this seasonal winter tea. Beetroot adds a deep savoury sweetness that perfectly complements the other ingredients in this unusually delicious tea. A perfect tea to enjoy during a cold winter evening, this sweet, caffeine-free blend is sure to be a holiday favourite in your home this Christmas.
Black Assam tea with cocoa, barley malt and seasonal spices
This Indian black tea from the revered Assam region has a deep and malty flavour complexity and is the perfect winter tea. Assam is famous for its outstanding black teas and is one of only two places in the world that has its own native tea plant - ‘Camellia Sinensis Assamica’. Cocoa bits give the tea a distinctive note of rich, dark chocolate, making this blend an indulgent treat for all the sense. The roasted chicory root adds a toasty back note and, with the addition of warming ginger, cardamom and black pepper, this tea has a distinctive wintery flavour and a beautiful seasonal aroma. Enjoy as it is or with a splash of milk.
Tea and fruit blend with white and green teas and mixed exotic fruits
Mixing different teas and dried fruits makes for a very interesting tea a distinctive and unique flavour profile. This tea is a blend of Chinse white and green teas and a Darjeeling green tea. Additionally, the blend includes a variety of candied exotic fruits such as mango, papaya and orange peel. The mild flavour of the tea blend is beautifully complemented by the different fruits and results in a mild and sweet brew with an interesting flavour combination. This unusual tea is a real treat for all the senses. Enjoy as it is or with a splash of honey.
Fruit tea blend with hibiscus blossom, berries and candied pineapple
This hibiscus blossom tea has an interesting flavour complexity, a beautiful colour and an alluring aroma. The hibiscus flower is native to subtropical and tropical areas around the world and is commonly used in both hot and cold infusions. Hibiscus tea is famous for its beautiful colour and distinctive tanginess. Raisins, candied pineapple and a mix of berries add a sweet and mellow note to this fruity tea blend. Serve in glass teaware to enjoy every aspect of this exquisite tea.