December’s teas are about celebrating the best time of year.
It’s the end of 2018, and there’s so much to celebrate. Amoda Monthly Tea Box subscribers, in particular, have been celebrating with a tasty selection of holiday teas full of festive cheer. Those tasty selections are now available to everyone on our website.
This month, we’re sharing a wide assortment of teas with starkly different flavours that, nevertheless, celebrate something about the season. There’s tart teas, sweet teas, and earthy teas -- all with their own spin on winter festivities.
So celebrate with us as we reveal December’s Monthly Tea Box.
Christmas Pudding Tea
A fascinating dark tea blend with lots of spice. This blend is inspired by the fruits and flavours of Christmas pudding. The blend of darjeeling, oolong, and puerh is unique unto itself, but when you add cinnamon, licorice root, orange peel, and a host of other spices -- magic time!
Orange peel and puerh is a blend well-loved in China, for good reason. Puerh provides earthiness while orange peel balances with citrus. What’s different about this is the welcome addition of hibiscus, along with the natural oils of orange and grapefruit. An excellent spin on a well-loved blend!
Luxurious. That’s the feeling you’ll have when you take the first sip of this blend. Just like champagne, is full-bodied and rich. It’s got a velvety taste that sticks to the roof of your mouth, and the fragrance is outstanding. A combination of green tea, goji berry pieces and rose essential oil, it’s perfect for ringing in the new year.
Tangy sour with a sweet and spicy aftertaste. Cranberry has typical bold flavours, but as a tea, it’s subtlety really comes out. When you taste this, you’re immediately taken with the tart flavour, but then a mild sweetness lingers in your throat. Fantastic either hot or cold.
Outstandingly savoury. Cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla combine to create the perfect caffeine-free winter tea. If you have a hot fireplace, this is the perfect companion. Great as a typical hot tea, but this really shines as a latte.
Soft, smooth, and delicious. If you’re unfamiliar with the honeybush herb, it’s related to rooibos -- but, as its name suggests, it is sweeter than its earthy counterpart. As a result, it pairs extremely well with cinnamon and apple. This blend really stays with you long after a sip.
Bonus: Peppermint Frost
This blend was not in any of our subscription boxes, but has newly arrived in our shop. Minty fresh, it’s a blend of organic black tea, candy cane pieces, and organic Pacific Northwest peppermint. If you want to spoil yourself, try this one out!