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How To Select The Perfect Holiday Tea

Posted on November 24 2016

In China, seasonal tea selection is just plain common sense. Drinking certain types of tea is simply more suitable in different weather and seasons.

In the West, we can also benefit from these intuitive, traditional Chinese relationships with tea to create healthier habits and to help keep warm during the holidays and cold winters.
Outside the thirst quenching or practical properties of tea, Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, associates “warming” and “cooling” properties with certain types of tea.

Think for a minute -- do your hands and feet tend to run cold?
Then heavily fermented or roasted teas may be better for you.
Look for red/black teas, roasted oolongs or ripe puerh.

If you're seldom bothered by the chill of cold weather, then your body may run warm, in which case, green teas, lightly oxidized oolongs and raw puerh may fit you a bit better.
 
While it of course is not sacrilege to drink other types of tea, it’s just recommended to do so less frequently. The colder weather will help pronounce the taste, aroma, and feeling of tea.
You may find yourself enjoying red, roasted oolong teas, and ripe puerh more in the winter than you would in the spring.
 
Experiment for yourself and discover how tea makes you feel, and how it affects the temperature of your body. You might be surprised how pronounced the effects are from certain teas.
 

Enjoy some of our recommendations below as a starting point and try them after a delicious family gathering or big holiday meal. You'll experience their comforting properties -- plus they'll help you digest that extra helping of mashed potatoes.
 

Holiday Tea Recommendations: 

 
 
 

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