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Floral Teas for Spring

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March 28, 2019

Spring is officially in season. That means gentle warm weather, spring showers, and colorful blooms poking out of the dirt. For many, springtime is viewed as a fresh start; a time for spring cleaning, swapping out heavy winter coats and boots for lighter clothing, and feeling energized as the natural landscape flourishes once again.

Why not use the change in seasons as an opportunity to switch up your tea drinking habits? Winter is a lovely time for cozying up with rich spiced teas made with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger, but for those seeking something a bit fresher for springtime, there is no better choice than fragrant floral tea.

From rose to hibiscus to lavender, floral teas are like a bouquet for the senses. Some are tropical and bold, while others are soothing and subtle. No matter which varietal of floral tea you choose, every sip will be like celebration of the spring season.

1. Rose Tea

Roses have a long and colorful history spanning nearly 5,000 years and across the Northern Hemisphere, from Alaska to China and Northern Africa. Around the world, roses are recognized as a symbol of romance and love, particularly red and pink roses. Yellow and orange roses may also symbolize friendship and joy.

Rose tea has a delicate floral flavor and a smooth finish, and can be made using rose petals, rosebuds, or rosehips. Sipping a rose tea may conjure images of luxurious palace gardens or storybook romances.

Sweet, full-bodied Rose Petal Black Tea is a blend truly fit for kings and queens, and has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. For a caffeine-free rose tea, we recommend sweet and romantic Raspberry Rose Hibiscus Tea or the ethereal and bright Saffron Rose Herbal Tea.

2. Jasmine Tea

Jasmine is renowned for its intoxicating fragrance and storied history. For many, the perfumed smell of jasmine is reminiscent of gentle summer nights and starry skies, and may invoke feelings of serenity, confidence, or hope.

Sipping jasmine tea is a wonderful way to experience the fresh, dewy, pleasant aroma of jasmine anytime you desire. We have paired delicate jasmine blossoms with the finest white and green tea leaves from China, yielding high quality varietals like Asian Jasmine 100% White Tea, Jasmine Jazz Green Tea, and Jasmine Pearls Tea.

All of our jasmine teas offer a clean, light floral flavor that will help you slip into a state of bliss and tranquility.

3. Hibiscus Tea

Exotic hibiscus has history as colorful and vibrant as its brightly-hued petals. It thrives in tropical and subtropical climates like the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and various regions of Africa. Hibiscus is the symbol of the Hindu goddess Kali in India, the national symbol of Haiti, and the state flower of Hawaii.

Ruby-red hibiscus tea has been sipped for centuries around the globe, though it may be called by many different names. The beverage is known as karkadé in Egypt and Sudan, bissap in West Africa, agua de jamaica in Latin America, and sorrel in Jamaica and Trinidad.

Experience the tangy-sweet flavor of pure hibiscus tea made with 100% biodynamic, certified organic hibiscus blossoms from Egypt. For an even bolder tropical taste, we have also paired fine Nigerian hibiscus with an array of luscious fruits and berries:

4. Chamomile Tea

The Ancient Egyptians were the first to discover the wellness benefits of chamomile, using it to treat fevers and other health ailments. As the flower spread to Old World Europe, it was commonly used to add fragrance and flavor to various beverages and elixirs.

The tradition of using chamomile to enhance beverages remains strong even today. Chamomile tea is frequently sipped at the end of the long day to relieve stress, or before bedtime to encourage a restorative sleep.

Our pure chamomile tea is harvested from a self-sustaining farm in the Italian Alps and is certified organic and biodynamic. We have also blended sweet, soothing chamomile blossoms with a bouquet of fragrant florals—including lemon balm, lavender, and skullcap—to create our tranquil Chamomile Lemon Herbal Tea.

5. Lavender Tea

Native to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Eastern Asia, lavender has a history of aromatherapy that stretches back thousands of years. In ancient times, lavender oil was added to bathwater to enhance cleanliness, purification, and relaxation. In fact, the name “lavender” is derived from the Latin root “lavare,” which means “to wash.”

Today, lavender is still one of the most commonly used aromatherapy ingredients, and is featured in many candles, soaps, bath bombs, sprays, lotions, and spa products.

Sipping lavender tea is its own form of aromatherapy. Steep yourself a pot and breathe deeply, taking note of the gentle, soothing fragrance of lavender wafting from your mug. Mood-mellowing get relaxed® – No.14 Tea for Relieving Stress and Organic Serenity SuperGreen Tea are two of our best-selling lavender teas.

What better way to welcome in the spring season than by steeping a cup of your favorite floral tea? On a sunny and warm day, sip outside in your garden or patio for the ultimate enjoyment.