Christmas Tea Haul
Christmas, for me, is about getting cosy and enjoying time with friends and family, and so often that involves a cup of tea. Whether it’s reading a book, playing a board game or making snowflake cookies, it’s a guarantee that I’ll have a half-drank cup of tea somewhere.
There are so many new teas that have come into my life lately, and I couldn’t resist sharing them with you all! From caffeine free chai blends to the perfect breakfast tea, here are all of the Christmas teas I’ve hauled lately.
The first Christmas tea I’m sharing with you guys today is Jack Frost by the Bluebird Tea Company. This tea is a super fresh spearmint blend with coconut and eucalyptus. It also has snowflake sprinkles – which is a super cute touch! I find I gravitate towards this tea more as an after dinner blend as the mint is reaaaal good for digestion and the coconut adds a sweeter touch than your regular mint tea. You can buy Jack Frost in loose leaf, gift packs and reusable tins.
Next up is Snowball by the Bluebird Tea Company which, if you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know is one of my favourite Christmas teas to ever exist. It’s a black tea blend with chocolate, coconut and freakin’ marshmallows and is so fun to drink. You can buy Snowball in gift tubes [LOVE these!], loose leaf, gift packs, reusable tins and baubles [essential!].
Christmas Cake by the Bluebird Tea Company is another firm favourite of mine this time of year, which is kind of odd because I hate anything related to Christmas fruit cakes, puddings and mince pies. This blend is black tea based with almond, orange, vanilla, REAL spruce needles, a bunch of spices and little snowflake sprinkles, which is the sweetest touch. It also sparkles once brewed which is so magical and one of the reasons I love this tea so much. It’s literally Christmas in a cup! You can buy Christmas Cake in baubles [I have one of these & love it so much], loose leaf, gift packs, reusable tins and gift tubes.
The Bluebird Tea Company’s Mulled Cider tea is relatively new to me, both the blend and the actual drink itself. We don’t really do mulled wine or mulled cider here in Australia [as it’s sweaty hot], but this tea has become the perfect evening brew for me. I love to pop the kettle on once dinner is finished and make myself a large pot of it. It’s an apple based fruit tea with a bunch of spices and I love to drink it with a slice of orange added in for extra zest. The leaves are able to be reused two to three times as well, which is always fab. You can buy Mulled Cider in loose leaf, gift packs, gift tubes and reusable tins, as well as cocktail infusion kits.
I think we all know now that loose leaf is better for the environment, so I always love to pick up some tea infusion tools when I’m shopping for tea. My recent purchases are the Leaf Strainer from T2 and the Perfect Tea Spoon from the Bluebird Tea Company. I don’t know about you guys, but deep in-cup tea strainers are so annoying to clean. There’s always something that gets stuck, so the shallowness of the leaf strainer appealed perfectly to my impatient self. I’m also well known to misjudge things, including time, distance and amount, and that was ever obvious when it came to making a cuppa with loose leaf tea. I’d either make it too weak or too strong and it got to the point that I would instead reach for tea bags to ensure each cup tasted like it should. Well, with the perfect tea spoon, I have made the PERF cuppa each and every time! It’s an essential top drawer item if you’re a tea-aficionado like me [and also a fab stocking stuffer]!
Gingerbread Chai by the Bluebird Tea Company is a much loved favourite that is available year round, but is so necessary this time of year. It’s a caffeine free spiced rooibos blend that comes to life when brewed with coconut milk and honey. I mainly drink this smooth blend in November and December, but have been known to brew it up on the bitterly cold mornings July brings. I also made a sugar scrub out of it for party ready skin which you can see here. You can buy Gingerbread Chai in baubles, gift tubes, reusable tins, gift packs, loose leaf and latte kits.
It should be of no surprise now that I love black and breakfast type teas. They’re definitely my preferred way to wake up in the morning and I find something so special about that very first cup. I picked up the T2 Christmas Breakfast tea mid-November and have been obsessed with it ever since. It’s a strong breakfast blend [I want my tea to be as black as my soul] with cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and nutmeg. The ginger and cinnamon combo makes it taste like spicy gingerbread, and then the vanilla sweeps in to make it all go down a treat. The galaxy inspired packaging also makes this tea the perfect gift!
Have you hauled any Christmas teas this December? I’d love to know your favourite blends!