Happy New Year! With a fresh start and another calendar year done, we reflect on all the new experiences we had in 2017 and welcome more adventures and lessons in 2018. As the freezing temperatures continue and the holiday season comes to an end, we find ourselves seeking comfort in a hot cup of tea. We suggest you start your new year with a tea you haven’t tried yet. What tea do you want to start your new year with?
Add these three teas to your new year list and suddenly those resolutions look manageable! You decide how you want 2018 to be (and taste). Take a break from the mundane and build up a versatile taste for tea. Here are three new teas to try this year:
If you want 2018 to be a year of high-quality, luxury, premium tea choices, start the year with a cup of Milk Oolong Quangzhou. This exceptional loose leaf is imported from the Wuyi Mountains in China. The famous world class tea is grown at an altitude of 1500-4000 feet above sea level. It has a prominent milky flavour and is velvety smooth on the tongue. This rare oolong is suited for tea drinkers that like a creamy texture and soothing taste (without the dairy).
Ingredients: Premium Oolong from China
Recommended: Any time of day.
If you’re tired of bitter blends and want to be welcomed onto the sweeter side in the new year, the Pear Cream Tea is a great introduction. Treat yourself with this light and fruity blend of pear and black tea. This tea is delicious when served cold over ice, but just as satisfying as a hot cup of steeped tea. You can expect notes of apple and orange, as well as the creamy consistency of pear to coat your tongue. Try this tea if you’re partial to fragrant tisanes and rarely pass up a chance to indulge in dessert. This sweet tea will hit all the right taste buds.
Ingredients: Apple cubes, hibiscus flowers, rosehip, elderberries, fennel, orange peel, calendula petals, and natural pear-cream flavour
Recommended Drinking Time: A great black tea for any time of day.
If you plan on waking up and resetting your palate for 2018, the tea to try is the Licorice Blend Rooibos. This tea takes licorice back to its roots. The authentic and natural taste of the licorice plant is the leading lady in this organic rooibos blend. The loose leaves include the sought-after South African rooibos, licorice-root, star-anise, and fennel. Our very own Tea Haus employee Kyle Rose crafted this creative combo and it’s been a new favourite ever since. If you enjoy sharp and pungent flavours you’ll be mesmerized by the aromatic cup of licorice tea.
Ingredients; Organic Rooibos, licorice-root, star-anise, fennel
Recommended: Afternoons and evenings.
Use the symbolic fresh start of a new calendar year to abandon routine and find novel foods and drinks to integrate into your diet. If you’re a loyal green tea drinker, try out a flavourful black tea one afternoon. If you swear by herbal blends, give a cup of morning organic matcha a taste. If you’re unsure about which tea to commit to, try a sample at our in-store location or look forward to receiving free samples when you spend over $50 online. Happy new year from all of us at The Tea Haus!