The Best Cold Weather Teas
What exactly is a “cold weather tea”? Imagine a brew that doesn’t just chase away the chill, but also envelops you like a warm blanket. When the winter rolls in, with its short days and lingering nights, the sunlight going ghost, we are left with a craving for just a bit more serotonin. For us, a cold-weather tea can give you that boost. It’s more than a hot beverage; it’s a heartwarming experience, every sip steeping you in the warmth of the infusion that permeates right down into your soul.
How do you put together a cold-weather tea list? Dunno, but here are the things we looked for when putting together ours.
- Does it have some spice? If it has warming spices in the blend then it belongs on our list.
- Does it contain flavors and ingredients indicative of the season?
- Does it have some depth to it? Rich and complex teas ignite the senses. When much of the winter months are spent indoors, we could use a more sensory experience.
Here is our list of the best teas to lift your spirits and warm your soul.
#1 ~ Nothing is More Warming than Chai
When Americans think of chai, we think of spices. In India, chai just means tea, but we associate it with all of the wonderful warming spices that go into making a traditional chai. There are many variations of chai to choose from and finding the perfect one for you is part of the fun. Experiment with these different chai options and let their spices warm you this winter.
During the cold and frigid winter, nothing is quite like a warm and comforting apple cider. This chai is a perfect representation of all of those apple cider flavors. With the juicy creaminess of apple and the citrus notes of orange subduing the spicy bite of ginger, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon, you get the warmth your soul craves.
#2 ~ Peppermint for a Cooler Cold
The winter brings the cold but we all still love a bit of cool. That is why we love peppermint around the holidays. We love our peppermint treat and candy cane sweets. However, peppermint tea can also be a perfect tea during the holidays for many reasons. First of all, it gives us all of the cooling reminiscent flavors of the season and secondly, it can provide a multitude of health benefits. One of the benefits is that can help with digestion. With big holiday meals, it can cleanse the palate and aid digestion making for a perfect nightcap. You can go with simple Peppermint Tea, our Chocolate Mint Rooibos, or our newest blend below.
During the cold and frigid winter nothing is quite like a warm and comforting apple cider. This chai is a perfect representation of all of those apple cider flavors. With the juicy creaminess of apple and the citrus notes of orange subduing the spicy bite of ginger, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon, you get the warmth your soul craves.
#3 ~ Rooibos: Warmth in the Evening
So, you’re thinking, I want to warm up in winter, but I don’t want the caffeine. Perfect! There are so many naturally caffeine-free herbal options. Rooibos is one of the best for winter. Here’s our thinking. Rooibos is rich, slightly sweet, and it gives you a nuttiness perfect for the holidays. It can be a great replacement for coffee or at least a good substitute in the evening when you don’t want the jitters and sleeplessness. We have so many comforting options that it almost makes you hope that winter doesn’t end.
The blue cornflowers of this blend contrast beautiful against the rich backdrop of the Rooibos. When brewed it creates a creamy and decadent treat that’s fruity, sweet and a bit nutty. As a dessert tea it can be enjoyed in the evening after dinner when the night gets cold and you won’t have to worry about being up all night.
So, stay warm this winter and order yourself some delicious tea from Fusion Teas.