Top 10 Teas for the Holidays

The Green Teahouse has an excellent selection of holiday teas for the season. Whether you’re looking for the right tea as a gift, for holiday celebrations (see our holiday tea cocktails article) or to create your own quiet moment of bliss, this list is sure to include some old and new favorites.

Pink Cherry Cider

Pink Cherry Cider

1. Pink Cherry Cider – This aromatic blend of fruits and white tea is a sweet and sour twist on traditional cider. Try it in a Hot Toddy.

2. Twelfth Night– Inspired by Shakespeare’s Christmas comedy, this blend includes black tea, white tea and caramel.

3. Blackberry Oolong– This ruby red brew combines Chinese oolong with loads of berries.

4. Starfruit Green – Add some tropical zing with this blend of green tea, starfruit, mango, and orange.

5. Peach Medley– A basket of fruits await you in peach medley, including pineapple, peaches, kiwi, and strawberry.

Strawberry Slim Pu-erh

Strawberry Slim Pu-erh

6. Strawberry Slim Pu-erh – The natural benefits of pu-erh join with the decadent pleasures of strawberry and rose.

7. Blueberry Silver – With its blueberry, rooibos and organic silver needle, Blueberry Silver is a great addition to a Christmas Punch. We also made a great chilled cocktail for the summer.

8. Golden Mango Oolong – Toasted oolong highlights the citrus and mango notes sunny tea.

9. Raspberry Matcha – Our matcha is ceremonial grade, which means it’s quality makes it great for drinking, or for using in smoothies, cookies, and more. See product description for a list of matcha recipes.

10. Apple Nut Crisp – It’s like drinking Grandma’s apple pie, without the calories. Create a great Apple Nut Crisp Latte.

 

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Holiday Tea Cocktails

The time has come. There’s a nip in the air. The festivities have commenced. That means it’s time for an extra helping of holiday cheer in our cups. These holiday tea cocktails are sure to be a treat to beat the winter cold.

Hot Toddy

It all starts with the classic Hot Toddy. Hot toddies are the go-to for many because they are simple to prepare with no-fuss ingredients.

Begin with an Apple Cider Hot Toddy made with Pink Cherry Cider. Our Pink Cherry Cider has no added sugars, so don’t forget to sweeten to taste!

Need a booze-free version? We’ve got that too! This Hot Not Toddy can be easily made with any tea you like, but a good place to start is our Cinnamon Apple Pie.

For more Hot Toddy inspiration, try these recipes from The Kitchn.

Chai

Chai is a great base for warm cocktails because they add rich flavors and aromas. They also go well with milk, which mean they create a smoother texture.

You could do a Boozy Pumpkin Chai Latte that calls for a basic Masala Chai and pumpkin puree. Make an easier version with our Pumpkin Spice Tea – combination of chai with pumpkin spices. Or get creative. Remove the pumpkin puree and experiment use our other chai flavors, including our Caramel Cider Chai.

Other chai recipes to explore include:

Hot Buttered Chai made with Vanilla Cream Chai

If you’d like to learn more about chai and our chai flavors, check out our article

All About Chai: The Herbal Delight That Warms You Up

punch

Hosting a dinner or group in your home? Punches are seeing a revival. This traditional English Christmas Punch recipe can be modified with our Tangerine Ginger. This tea will add some ginger and licorice spice, extra citrus notes, and hibiscus for a deeper red color with the red wine.

sip smart

Whatever winter brew you choose, The Green Teahouse hopes you enjoy these in warmth, safety, and in good company. Happy Holidays.

Grand Re-Opening

Grand Re-Opening info

After months of redesigning and decorating, we’re ready to celebrate with you!

Come join us our new address: 55 Isham Road

On Saturday 18 November we’ll have a celebration:

Art & Movement Presentation with Lorelei Chang
Co-founder of DancEnlight
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fantasy Face Painting with Andrea Cortez
Artist and Founder of Tainted
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Whisk & Whirl – Matcha Demos
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

~ COMPLEMENTARY TEA & TREAT SAMPLINGS ~

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Matcha Coconut Ice Cream

Green tea matcha ice cream scoop in white bowl. Copy space. Top view

Light, refreshing, and packed with antioxidants & fat-burning properties!

It’s impossible to imagine summer without ICE CREAM! We have an easy & healthy DIY ice cream recipe to share with you…Matcha Coconut Ice Cream. Try it with either Original Matcha or Raspberry Matcha.


Ingredients

  • 2 15oz cans of full fat coconut milk, refrigerated over night
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Matcha
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
    • chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, cacao nibs, & shredded coconut

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix together with an electric mixer or food processor until thoroughly combined.
  3. Line a freezer safe pan with parchment paper (we recommend a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan).
  4. Pour ice cream mixture into pan and cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Place in the freezer overnight to allow ice cream to fully freeze.
  6. Allow to sit on the counter for about 10 minutes to soften before serving. Enjoy!

Green tea matcha ice cream scoop in white bowl on a grey stone background

Try this recipe at home? Tag us on Instagram, @thegreenteahouseus