Chinese New Year teas to sip with your festive snacks
Get in an auspiscious mood with these festive brews that herald the Lunar New Year.
Ette Tea: Pineapple tart tea
Known for their unusual teas flavoured after foods, Ette Tea is presenting a pineapple tart tea this season (they offered a smoky bak kwa tea last year). Made from a blend of black tea, caramel, dried pineapples, and marigold flowers, this is a calorie-free version of the popular Chinese New Year snack. Alternatively, you could take your pineapple tart experience to the next level by having both.
The time-honoured combination of lychee and rose makes an appearance in tea form for T2's Lucky Lychee Rose Tea, an aromatic combination of lychee pieces and dried rosebuds, all packed in an adorable teapot-shaped box. For maximum auspiciousness, brew your festive tea in their Golden Pig Mesh Infuser, created specially for this year's zodiac animal.
Replace the usual sugary CNY sodas with something a little more refined that's definitely better for you: Gryphon Tea's two new cold-brewed sparkling tea flavours. The Tomatino with Orange is made with African bush tea infused with a healthy blend tomatoes, oranges, carrots and beetroot; while their Chamomile Dream with Apple features floral chamomile, marigold, lemon verbena and apples.
New from TWG this year is the Cha King tea from their Haute Couture Tea collection. Expect fine green tea lifted with a hint of prized Silver Needle leaves, and balanced with citrus and floral notes — perfect for pairing with Chinese New Year sweets. The red-and-gold tea caddy also makes it an eye-catching centrepiece for any festive table display.