In the midst of winter, there is nothing like a good cup of tea to warm you up! As much as I love a good orange pekoe steeped tea, I also love to try different herbal teas. Here is my round-up of favourite teas to try this winter (or honestly any time of the year because they are so good).
David’s Tea – “Buddha’s Blend”
This is a lovely white tea that smells peachy but tastes even more fragrant, like a jasmine green tea. It is light in flavour and leaves you feeling sort of “clean” after. The scent and taste help me to feel relaxed and calm.
You can buy “Buddha’s Blend” here:
My mug is also from David’s Tea, it’s called the “Perfect Tea Mug.” Mine is a few years old and they update the colours very frequently so this one isn’t available anymore, but the new designs and colours are really fun and pretty, so if you’re looking for a great mug that comes with a loose leaf tea infuser, look at these ones!
You can buy one here:
The Tea Room – “Honeybush Cranberry Cream”
This is a tea that I got in the mail after my friends signed me up for a “Tea of the Month Club” for my birthday (thanks friends!). It is a monthly service that sends you a new tea each month for a minimum of three months (you can read about the one that my friends signed me up for here). This tea can be purchased from a small place called “The Tea Room” which is run out of a historical house in Mississauga, Ontario.
This particular tea is a sweet cranberry flavoured Rooibos. It has a spiced taste but is balanced out by the vanilla undertones, making it especially enjoyable on cold, snowy days.
If you’ve exhausted your home tea collection and are looking for a place to go for High Tea, there are a lot of great options in Toronto. I recently went for High Tea at The Old Mill, which serves traditional British High Tea nearly every day. They serve a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries, jams, and chocolate covered strawberries.
Each guest also receives a complimentary box of their own “Centennial Tea.”
Tea at The Old Mill can be accommodated for large groups as well, making it a great activity that you can do with friends of all ages.
A lot of hotels in Toronto also offer High Tea services. Here are a few to go to on my list:
What are your favourite teas this season?
Do you have any favourite places to go for High Tea?