by Brianna Miller January 08, 2020 3 min read 5 Comments

January represents a few great things: the start of the new year, the winter season proceeding, and those resolutions being attempted … and, to our delight, the celebration of hot tea. A marvelous ritual no matter what time of the day, tea goes beyond the blend in your favorite mug. As the tea steeps, a luxury is in the making. In honor of Hot Tea month, we’ll suggest how you can best celebrate on January 12th, National Hot Tea Day.

Yay for ‘Hot Tea’ Day!

If we took a holiday to celebrate hot tea, it would be...so...nice (Madonna may agree)! The purpose of tea, overall, is to provide an enriching experience with a savory blend. Listed below are some tactics to make the day devoted to tea more invigorating.

 

Infusers vs. sachets

The art of tea begins at the harvest and source. Our company offers a variety of packaging options, from  loose tea leaves to assembled sachets. For loose tea, infusers can utilized, with easy instructions to help create the perfect cup. We provide a variety of  strainers and filters that would assist, as well, so you can be a master tea-blender at the kitchen counter. A different method minus the measurements would be using our  sachets  or  teabags. The shape and design results in a cup ready to go! 

Use your favorite mug

The cups in the crowded cupboard are just waiting to be used. Your favorite tea mug says a lot about you, whether it’s a character from a show, a scene from your favorite vacation spot, an inspirational quote, or a classic, solid color. Selecting your go-to cup is a great way to celebrate Hot Tea Day. If you’re looking to add to your collection, take a look at  the tea cups from our site. 

Additions galore 

It’s possible to heighten the flavor and texture in your cup by adding other ingredients to the blend. If your preference calls to incorporate accoutrements in your tea, try different creamers and milk, honey, or sugar.  Look into the blog post from our page discussing milk in tea.  

Mindful of sensations

With a warm cup of tea in hand, take a few seconds to savor the moment. Think about what you’re feeling… what words come to mind? Maybe have a pen handy to jot down some notes!

Expand your tea-palette 

Selecting the old-reliable blend is great, but we’re meant to step outside our comfort zone and give things a try. Browse our  collections  for samples of new teas to explore, one that can become a new favorite! We believe that the more tea, the merrier. 

Solo tea-time 

With social media and constant engagement becoming habitual, we rarely attain a few moments where it’s just us; a time to recollect our thoughts and be mindful. When you need a few minutes of alone time, allow a cuppa tea to be your companion.

Morning or Evening commute

While heading into the office or home at the end of the day, enjoy a cup of tea. No matter what mode of travel you take, let tea help you relax on the ride. 

Watching your Favorite Shows or Reading a New Book

As you finish the next chapter or binge the next few episodes, proceed in a moment of bliss with tea. Keep calm with Harney teas by your side! We love pairing fine literature or film with blends from our collection.  Read more about our collaboration with Orchard House to honor Louisa May Alcott and  Little Women, the classic novel from 1868.

Listening to a podcast

While hearing different stories from your favorite audio series, brew a cuppa Harney Tea. Sit back with your favorite brew, listen intently, and enjoy. Looking for a new  podcast to explore? The story and origin of Harney and Sons is a great choice!

Pre and Post work-out

Your search for an energy boost without the jitters and hype is over! The products of the  Athletea Collection are sugar free herbals that can assist in finding the balance you need to get up and movin'! Brew these teas before your work-out to take in additional electrolytes and antioxidants. 

There’s no better feeling than completing a work-out or ending a hike. As your muscles start to calm down from the energy-spike, brew some of the finest teas to help you unwind, such as the  Chopra Center Ayurvedic collection or  The Hemp Division hot tea blends.

 

Along with the winter season and new years resolutions, January also celebrates hot tea. Here, at Harney, the different blends remain the focus of our day, all year round. It's what keeps us going!

Our suggestions above can contribute to the comforting experience of tea. Happy sipping and enjoy!

Brianna Miller
Brianna Miller


5 Responses

Sharon
Sharon

January 21, 2020

Thanks to Harney & Sons, my very favorite tea is HOT CINNAMON SPICE! What flavor! What comfort, sitting and sipping their delicious tea on a cold January day in Wisconsin! I also love some of their other flavors of tea… Darjeeling, Holiday, & Earl Grey Supreme are especially good! Thank you, Harney & Sons, for having an online method to order your teas! From a devoted customer…………

Claire
Claire

January 21, 2020

Hot Tea Day!!! Good grief, I thought every day was hot tea day. I can’t imagine starting a day any other way no matter what is showing on the calendar.

Marie Karas
Marie Karas

January 13, 2020

Love the blog. Sipping my cinnamon tea right now!

Brenda Wheeler
Brenda Wheeler

January 13, 2020

I have never liked coffee. Even the smell of coffee makes me nauseated. But , TEA is a different story. I love teas of all kinds. When I visited a local tiny restaurant, I discovered Harney and Sons Blueberry Tea and fell in love! I did a search and ordered the Blueberry Tea. Just got more blueberry for me and my sons girlfriend. Also, London Fog, my daughters favorite. Forgot to order Paris. I really enjoy it too! Next order. For 50 years I have been drinking tea and find Harney and Sons the best. So glad I found your Teas.

There isn’t a better way to enjoy a good book, movie, visit with family, friends and TEA. Well some cookies, cakes and chocolate go well also.

Kathy
Kathy

January 13, 2020

I start everyday with a hot cup of tea. Whether it’s -9 degrees or 90 degrees I will have my hot tea. I drink it throughout the day whether I am at home or at work. For me it’s a great way to start my day regardless of where I am. On the flip side I drink ice tea on my ride home from work no matter the temperature. And H & T provides a variety of flavors that I can choose from!

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