All I want for Christmas…
(OK, I’d also like a house, a studio and a boat, but first things first: you’ve got to get the tea right.)
I don’t care if I’m saying so myself; this is the best Christmas Tea I’ve ever tasted, no contest.
Black tea with orange pieces, cinnamon, clove, star anise and a few other spicy goodnesses bring a parade of sweet, warming heaven to your mouth, while a sneaky twist of juniper berry and fennel keeps things fresh. The sweet under-lull of cardamom (the star of indian chai) makes life extra dreamy, all dancing around on a bed of light & woody, citrus ceylon (from Sri Lanka).
You might also like this Festive Star Tea Strainer (available while stocks last!).
Joy to the world, the tea is come!
The Christmas in this tea is the sort made up of wooden sleighs, starry nights, home-dried orange skins hanging in the window, real green trees (with real candle-holders balancing on its real branches), Lebkuchen, softly tinkling bells, the gentle glow of fire and a warm mug in your hand filled to the brim with something a little bit like… well, this.
You only need to open the elegant jar and inhale this gorgeously botanical loose leaf tea to get a quick hit of all the best things about Christmas; but drinking it takes things to a whole new level.
Alternate your tea indulgence with A Jolly White Winter Tea.
Add one teaspoon of tea per person (plus one for the pot; golden rule!) to a pot of water just below boiling point. Allow to steep for around three minutes. Enjoy black or with non-dairy milk (try coconut) if you prefer.