January is National Hot Tea Month!
Brrrrr . . . the cold weather is upon us and there is nothing like holding and sipping a steaming cup of tea to warm and calm you. As I write this I am enjoying the unique flavor of Keemun Hoa Ya A black tea from China. This tea is complex and subtle. It has an excellent full bodied winey character with oaky notes. Celebrate with your favorite tea.
Here are some ways to celebrate with tea:
Drink it for it’s many health benefits. Research shows that tea can reduce blood pressure in hypertensive individuals, increase metabolism, reduce the risk of certain types of cancers, and produce benefits such as mental clarity and better attention.
Attend a Gongfu Cha Tea Ceremony and learn about tea and tea pairings with food.
Host or make reservations for Afternoon Tea at a Tea Room.
Use tea as a culinary ingredient by infusing it into baked goods, sauces, use it as a rub on meats and more.
Introduce a coffee drinker to the health benefits and flavors of tea.
There are many ways to celebrate Tea, which is the second most consumed beverage in the world (the first being water). Make a cup of your favorite tea and savor it now.
Cheers to a Cuppa!