Time for tea

20 April 2017 by
First published: 13 November 2016

When the weather gets colder and the mornings get darker, you know it’s time for tea. There’s nothing more soothing than a hot cup of cha after a long day working. Cradling a hot cup in your hands and feeling the liquid warm up your stomach is very calming: there is definitely a reason why Brits love a cuppa so much. Tea becomes all the better in the winter – as it can be something to help make the dark mornings more bearable, and will heat you up against the bitter chills and strong winds. Here are five of the best winter blends that will make your winter much more pleasant!

Teapigs Spice Winter Red Tea

This rooibos blend encapsulates everything that is fantastic about the winter season: it contains a fruity tone to remind you of mulled wine and mince pies, and cinnamon for bonfires and falling leaves. This caffeine-free mix goes nicely with milk for a soothing drink right before you go to sleep, and rooibos tea has a wide variety of health benefits, including being great for headaches, hypertension and aching bones. It also gives your immune system a massive boost, which is definitely what we need in the winter!

£11.49 for 45 temples

Twinings Winter Spice

Comfort your taste buds, and feel better this winter with this spicy blend from Twinings. Made with sweet cinnamon, with additions of rosehip, hibiscus and blackberry, this is one soothing drink for when you snuggle on the sofa in your pyjamas. It also contains liquorice, which is great for soothing your throat and opening up your sinuses when you are feeling a cold coming on. It is made with all natural ingredients, and will make you feel excited for the upcoming festivities with its Christmassy red colour.

£1.69 for 20 bags

Winter in LOV

This organic black tea is perfect for a cold morning in December, as it will give you the caffeine boost you need to get to work while it is still dark outside! It’s made with freshly ground almonds, cocoa beans, cinnamon and chopped ginger, and is intended to be reminiscent of a traditional Scandinavian Christmas. This treat is a real sweet start to the day, and the addition of ginger will help with digestion, aching joints and it will also soothe your stomach.

£10.90 for 100g

Winter Wondermint

This refreshing blend made by the London Tea Company is intended to give you the comfort you need when you’re at work, whether it is first thing in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Made with peppermint leaves and oil, it’s fantastic for digestion and as a palate cleanser. Peppermint is also well-known for having a calming effect on your nervous system, so have a cup if you are feeling particularly stressed. Feel calm and cool this winter with this revitalising mix.

£3.99 for 15 teabags

Ringtons Signature Christmas Spice Loose Tea

For the best quality morning brew, try this signature loose leaf blend, which gives more flavour, aroma and antioxidants in your cup of tea – as the tea is given enough space to expand in the water. With notes of cloves and nutmeg, this is definitely one delicious choice to have with your breakfast. If you are a bit of a tea snob, and like to get the best infusions with the strongest flavours, this Christmassy blend is definitely the one for you to try this winter!

£6.50 for 125g