January is national hot tea month, there's nothing quite like a good cup of tea for creating a good start—to a new year or just a new day. Whether you've resolved to drink more tea for health reasons or are just in the mood for something cozy and comforting, we've got you covered. Here are five ways to celebrate tea all month long!
1. Find a new favorite tea
Whether you're new to tea or a dedicated tea drinker, January is a great time to find a new favorite tea to cozy up with! From brisk black teas to meditative matcha and everything in between, there are plenty of options to choose from.
All “true” tea is made from the same plant - including black, green, white, oolong, and pu-erh teas. The way these teas are grown and processed determine their unique characteristics and flavor profiles. There are also plenty of different kinds of caffeine-free herbal infusions.
2. Make a frothy, delicious tea latte at home
Tea lattes are a sweet, indulgent treat! Like coffee-based lattes, they’re made by adding steamed, frothed milk and sweetener to a tea base. Some popular versions of tea lattes include matcha lattes, chai lattes, London fog lattes, and more.
Lattes can seem intimidating to make at home, but they’re actually pretty simple! All you need is good tea, milk, and a sweetener of your choice. Master a few easy steps and you’ll be able to whip up delicious tea lattes on demand whenever the urge strikes you. While tea lattes are simple at their core, they’re also fun to experiment with, so feel free to play around with different variations until you find your favorite!
3. Try cooking or baking with tea
Tea is delicious on its own, but did you know that it can also be used when cooking or baking? Check out our collection of tea recipes, and browse ideas for tea-infused smoothies, lattes, baked goods, breakfast dishes, and more!
4. Learn more about tea history and culture
Tea has been enjoyed by humans for hundreds of years, and there's a rich culture surrounding tea in many areas of the world. From a classic British cuppa, to Japan's matcha tea ceremony, to China's gongfu cha brewing method, to the many types of milk tea and boba enjoyed throughout Asia and beyond, there's always something new to learn and experience when it comes to tea.
Our blog also has tons of resources to learn from if you're interested in learning more about the rich and varied world of tea!
5. Share a cup of tea with a friend
Tea is wonderful when savored on its own, but there's something special about a cup of tea shared with a friend or loved one. Grab some friends and a favorite tea or two and ring in the new year with a tea party!
We're raising our cups to our ArtfulTea community and wishing you all health and happiness in the new year!