Spring Time, or Spring Tea?
It’s finally Spring! A change of seasons calls for a change in our lifestyle. Now that the weather is getting warmer, we can finally ditch our winter coats and boots in favor of shorts and sandals, enjoy a sunny day at the park, and switch out those hardy winter vegetables for seasonal fruits. So why not change up the teas that we’re drinking, too?
During winter, we may prefer blends that bring us a sense of warmth and comfort; teas that contain spices such as cinnamon or clove, which can be found in Chai and Winter Orange, or simply traditional black teas such as Earl Grey.
But enough about Winter; it’s Spring! Flowers blooming and fresh fruits are in their peak season, so why not incorporate these plants and fruits into our tea? A great way to rid ourselves of those pesky Winter blues and soak up the warmer weather of Spring is to not only look outside and see the change in weather but to drink teas that allow us to truly experience it for ourselves.
Rooibos tea, an herbal blend that is reddish-orange in color, in addition to being a great alternative to green or black teas, is a perfect choice for Spring tea. Depending on its pairing, Rooibos can create a mixture of different flavors, making it a wonderful alternative for any season! A great pick for this Spring would be Dollar Tea Club’s own “What the Duck!?” as its mixture of rooibos, melon pieces, rose hip seeds, currants, and other ingredients give it a nice “fruitea” flavor. Rooibos is also beneficial to your health, as not only is it caffeine-free, but it contains vitamin C, antioxidants, and is low in tannins (those pesky things that can lead to indigestion).
For those of you who enjoy a hint of caffeine in your tea, there are a variety of blends perfect for your cravings! Green tea will satisfy your need for a pick-me-up while also providing a natural, earthy and floral flavor you’ve been searching for. It’s not only delicious but also great for your health, as green tea is full of antioxidants and has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease. A great blend to experiment with this Spring is Strawberry Shortcake, a mixture of green tea, pineapple pieces, and strawberry slices. Similarly, Dollar Tea Club’s Tarzan & Jane, an orange-apricot blend consisting of green tea, black tea, papaya pieces, sultana raisins, orange peel and apricot pieces, will cure those fruity, caffeine cravings. If you’re interested in packing more flavor into your tea, you can also squeeze fresh lemon juice into your tea for a more vibrant flavor!
Another great “spring tea” recipe is try it over ice. As the days grow warmer, taking our tea from hot to cold offers a new take on our favorite blends without sacrificing the benefits of natural teas. Dollar Tea Club’s unique array of loose leaf tea blends taste delicious whether piping hot or poured over ice for a refreshing beverage. Teas characterized by their fruit blends make great iced teas, such as Tropical Mango, a blend of natural pineapple, mango, apple, and strawberries. For an added kick, try adding lemonade to your iced tea to make it sweeter and more flavorful!
When you’re ready to shed those winter blues and start celebrating this new Spring season, do it with a refreshing and natural tea blend! With Dollar Tea Club, you can try new blends every month to discover your favourite loose leaf teas! Make spring tea a thing of the past with a perfect tea for every season.
Whether you add lemonade to your favorite tea, try a winter favorite iced, or decide to drink an entirely new fruity blend, there are so many ways to bring your favorite teas into Spring. Now that the flowers are blooming and plants are growing, why not “branch” out and explore some new flavors this Spring season?