My tastes in tea change with the seasons, literally!
Just like with any meal or drink, I believe there are different teas ment for each season; summer, autumn, winter and spring. These are the perfect teas (in my opinion) for each season.
DISCLAIMER: This is completely, 100% a personal preference post. So if you don’t agree with me or have better suggestions, please let me know in the comments below.
We’re just about to start going out of summer in the Southern hemisphere and the Northern hemisphere is just about to go into summer, so I’ll start off with this one…
Long days, water, fruit, sunny skies – that’s what I think about when I think about summer. So the perfect tea for summer had to be the same. It can be difficult to choose a tea for summer because who really wants to drink something warm in sweltering weather. But despite the heat, I think I found the perfect tea, and it can be drunk hot or as an iced tea.
Watermelon & Mint – refreshing, summer tastes and smells incredible.
Autumn is usually the time when I get the flu. Some days are still blazing hot and others are really cold already. Then of course there’s the last bit of summer rain (here in Gauteng at least) somewhere in between as well. You have to be prepared and you have to boost that immune system before the winter cold.
Ginger (and Lemon optional) Tea – the ginger only option might be a bit of a shock to the system but you’ll thank your teacup for the boost. This one is from Woolworths and you can order it online as well.
Winter is definitely my favourite season. Time to wrap up in a million layers (I am the queen of layering), wooly scarves and socks and gas heaters. It’s also the perfect season for tea of course, however teas that warm you up from the inside are essential and what better than warm apple.
Apple & Cinnamon – I recently discovered this warming apple tea from Lipton and it really does make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Spring is the time for new beginnings and a time to experiment! It’s also a time to freshen up your tea supply, but we all know there are those colder days when you still need a bit of comfort drinking as well. That’s why I simply couldn’t choose between these two tea. They are both loose leaf, which is perfect for a fresh spring burst and as a way to try something new (if you are unsure about loose leaf tea read my post on the difference between loose leaf and tea bags).
Vanilla Rose & Fruit Loose Leaf Tea – Vanilla Rose for those colder days when you still want some comfort and Fruit Loose Leaf for those days you feel more adventurous.
I hope you enjoyed my selection of teas for each season and I hope you try them out!