Ahh, tea, it’s perfect for those busy days, hectic moments and – getting into the festive spirit.
Not only is it the perfect pick-me-up after you’ve been decorating the house with baubles, Christmas shopping or racing around making festive arrangements.
We all know just how comforting it can be to take the weight off your feet and relax with a hot mug of tea.
You may not have heard of them, but Christmas tea bags do exist, in all of their festive glory. Fancy a bit of a rundown of what the festive tea options and tea-related gifts are?
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This tea contains a masterful blend of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves that’s heart-warming, delicious, spicy and wonderful.
Yogi Tea classic comes with a delightful flavour.
Close your eyes, inhale and let the rich, exotic aroma of Christmas help you into the festive spirit.
Cinnamon is one the scents of Christmas, and when combined with apple in teabag form, you have a deliciously spicy, but sweet flavour combination.
Naturally caffeine-free, these tea bags are made from organic apple pomace, organic hibiscus, organic cinnamon, organic apple, organic roasted chicory root and organic elderberry.
Ginger is everywhere come Christmas-time, in mulled wine, gingerbread houses and gingerbread men.
These Pukka Three Ginger tea bags are truly invigorating, thanks to the wonderful combination of ginger, galangal and golden turmeric.
Tingle your taste buds and instantly feel festive.
Candy canes are a classic Christmas treat, so to get the same minty flavour (in a much healthier format!) try the minty fresh Peppermint Leaves from Teapigs.
Not only are these great for sipping in the run-up to the big day, but they also make a special stocking filler for the herbal tea fanatics in your life.
It’s also worth us noting that they’re naturally caffeine-free and biodegradable too!
For a peppermint tea with a twist, try the Peppermint & Licorice Tea from Pukka.
Made with organic ingredients, these tea bags make the perfect sweet and refreshing beverage to accompany your cosy nights in, with a Christmas film on the telly.
For a spicy, warming Christmas tea to help you defrost after a day in the cold, look no further than the Ginger Orange with Vanilla Tea Bags from Yogi.
With certified organic ginger, liquorice, lemongrass, black pepper, orange peel, peppermint, vanilla extract and orange extract – this Ayurvedic blend is naturally caffeine-free too!
Another orange flavoured Christmas tea is the Twinings Superblends Tumeric with Orange and Star Anise.
Perfectly balanced and offering a smooth yet warming blend of spices, this tea is ideal for people looking to have a delicately sweet drink to get them through the winter months.
The perfect festive fusion, the Vanilla Chai Tea from Pukka is packed with cinnamon for a gently spiced drink to get you through the cold, dark evenings around Christmas.
And there’s no caffeine here, just six herbs making it the perfect evening beverage.
Can’t decide on one Christmas tea flavour?
Why not treat yourself to an advent calendar that’s full of them?
Perfect for the tea lover, the Pukka Days of Christmas Calendar contains 24 different delicious teas to keep you going through the run-up to the big day.
Sink into herbal bliss every day of advent and find your new favourite in this calendar.
DIY Mulled Tea
If you’ve got the time and like the idea of making your own festive brew, then why not try making some Mulled Tea? You’ll need:
- 1 tbsp dried rose petals
- 4 cloves
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 handfuls frozen mixed berries
- 1 tsp cranberry sauce
- ½ orange, quartered
- 1 green tea bag
DIY mulled tea
Pour 1 litre of water into a large saucepan, add the dried rose petals, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, frozen mixed berries, cranberry sauce and orange.
Bring the mixture to the boil, stirring occasionally then take off the heat.
Add the tea bag and leave in for two to three minutes.
Strain the mixture and then serve warm.
Whether you’re gifting tea, drinking tea or making tea this Christmas, we hope it helps you feel festive! For more festive insight read, ‘Three easy-to-make Christmas treats.’
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Last updated: 1 November 2021