Chinese New Year and Tea

Chinese New Year is coming early this 2023, with the festival falling on 22 January. It is widely known that tea has its origins in China. Hence, there exists a deep-rooted connection between tea and the Chinese New Year festivities.

Chinese New Year

Traditionally, families would gather on the mornings of Chinese New Year to have a Chinese Tea Ceremony. The younger members of the family would serve the elders a variation of sweet tea and present their New Year well wishes. 

Chinese culture and traditions

Tea has long been apart of Chinese culture and traditions

Being the pioneers of teas, Chinese tea experts have spent centuries honing and expanding their craft. The fruit of their passion is an extensive collection of Chinese Teas each with their own unique flavour profile. One is spoiled with choices when it comes to Chinese Teas. If you are looking for a different tea to give or serve this Chinese New Year, why not try our Jin Jun Mei and Yunnan Black? Note the luxurious auspicious gold hues that are scattered throughout both teas.

Jin Jun Mei (金骏眉): This golden beauty is not only delightful to look at but also a smooth liquor. It is crucial to exclusively harvest the young, tender tea buds in the process of manufacturing Jin Jun Mei. The result is an exquisite drink that has a unique one-of-a-kind standing in the world of tea.

 Jin Jun Mei Black Loose Leaf Tea

As the name suggests, this tea is cultivated in the region of Yunnan, China. Yunnan (云南) Black Tea has a luscious, malty flavour profile with soft notes of caramel.

Yunnan Black Loose Leaf Tea

Yunnan Black Loose Leaf Tea

A few more notable Chinese Teas in our loose leaf tea range includes Keemun (祁门), Floral Lapsang Souchong (正山小种), Mao Feng (毛峰) and the unorthodox Turmeric with Pu Erh.  Pair your delectable festive goodies with a cup of healthy tea. There are no added sugars or artificial flavourings in any of our teas, making them an ideal beverage to balance out the sweet and savoury feasts from reunion dinners, gatherings and festive snacking.

Chinese New Year at its core, is about the company and gatherings among loved ones. Catch up with family over a pot of exquisitely brewed tea. Did you know that smells and aroma can trigger vivid memories? The next time you make a pot of tea, you may be reminded of the lively conversations and irreplaceable memories. 

Haflong Tea wishes everyone a prosperous and successful year ahead!