For the Citizens of The Republic of Tea, tea and infusions are more than just beverages for quenching thirst; but an essential component in daily rituals. Perhaps you sip tea first thing in the morning for a gentle energizing boost, or to help you feel calm and centered before bed.
Maintaining your daily tea-drinking habits while traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas might seem impossible. But giving up your established tea routine during the holidays—a time when many Citizens need those familiar and comforting rituals more than ever—can make the season feel even more hectic and chaotic.
Fortunately, there is no need to sacrifice your tea sipping habits during the busy holiday season. With the right steeping and sipping accessories, you can enjoy your favorite cup of tea anywhere in the world.
How to Travel with Tea During the Holidays
Individually-wrapped tea bags make traveling with tea during the holidays a simple and joyful experience. The exterior overwrap protects the delicate tea inside, keeping the tea fresh for the best possible taste.
Portable, lightweight Traveler’s Tins are also the ideal size for stuffing into a suitcase, carry-on, backpack, or even a small handbag. Each conveniently-sized Traveler’s Tin contains six round, unbleached tea bags.
We are proud to offer many of our most popular teas in Traveler’s Tin sizes. Citizens can wake up with an energizing cup of Mango Ceylon Black Tea or wind down the day with a soothing herbal tea, no matter how far away from home they travel.
Alternatively, Steep Sacks allow Citizens to transform their favorite full-leaf loose tea into an easy-to-steep tea bag. Simply place the full-leaf tea into the filter bags, and steep normally in a teapot or mug.
Best Tea Accessories for Traveling
Not sure if your holiday hosts will have the equipment and accessories you need to steep your favorite tea? Travel mugs or thermoses with tea infuser baskets make it easy to steep tea anywhere, then conveniently sip from the same container.
The beauty of these nifty travel mugs with built-in infusers is that you can even steep tea during your flight or drive. We recommend a double-walled travel mug, to keep your hot tea hot and your cold tea cold during those long travel days. The best tea travel thermos will also have a tight seal and screw-on lid to prevent leaks during transit.
The Sip by Sip Travel Tea Press is one of the best portable containers for steeping tea on-the-go. Simply add two teaspoons of full-leaf loose tea (or two tea bags) to the press, then pour in the hot water. In a few moments, your tea will be ready to sip and enjoy.
If you already own a travel thermos that does not have an infuser, there is no need to worry. The Universal Tea Infuser rests neatly atop almost any cup, mug, thermos or teapot. This infuser is spacious enough to allow full-leaf tea to fully expand or hold tea bags, releasing the rich, deep flavor you know and love.
The holidays can be a stressful time of the year for many people, but there is no need to increase your stress by giving up your beloved daily tea ritual. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can indulge in your tea-drinking routine all season long, no matter where you travel. Steep, sip, and feel your worries and cares melt away. Happy Holidays, Citizens!