January is Hot Tea Month, and this January, tea lovers everywhere can celebrate the first-ever National Hot Tea Day on January 12th. What a perfect way to warm up on cold winter days, and start the New Year off right!
National Hot Tea Day is the brainchild of The Tea Council of the USA and Gail Gastelu, publisher of The Tea House Times. There is even a hashtag, so if you are posting your cup of steamy delight to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, please be sure to add #DrinkTea, so that everyone can share in your moment of tea-infused bliss.
Lucky for me, I received a HUGE selection of great teas for Christmas, so I am celebrating National Hot Tea Month in style. And I am already trying to decide which special tea to enjoy on Hot Tea Day. Here are my latest acquisitions:
- Sungma Spring Black
- Nepal Breakfast
- Shree Antu Spring Black
- Mission Hill Spring Black
- Mim Spring Ooolong
- Upper Namring Spring Black
- Thurbo Spring White
- Selim Hill Summer Green
- Goomtee Summer Muscatel Black
From Fortnum & Mason:
- Assam Superb
- Ceylon Orange Pekoe
- Darjeeling Broken Orange Pekoe
- Russian Caravan
- Lapsang Souchong
- Darjeeling Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
- Margaret’s Hope First Flush
- Happy Valley Darjeeling
So in addition to being spoiled for choice as to what to drink on National Hot Tea Day and throughout National Hot Tea Month, I also have a large number of Darjeelings to add to my list of The 87 Single Estate Darjeeling Gardens! Woohoo!
If you weren’t so lucky, a variety of tea retailers are offering promotions, discounts and/or winter sales to correspond with this momentous occasion, so it is also a great time of year to stock your tea cabinet.
- Stash’s Tea Winter Sale
- American Tea Room has curated a collection for National Hot Tea Month
- The Mighty Leaf is offering 25% off 16 teas for 2016
- David’s Teas has some teas on sale for up to 40% off
What are you planning to drink to celebrate National Hot Tea Day? Leave a comment and let us know! And don’t forget, #DrinkTea on January 12th! 😀
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