5 Teas to Get You Through March

As Bill Lengeman said recently in an article on this blog, hang in there, Spring is coming, and the first day of March very often brings such thoughts to everyone’s hearts and minds. Well, tea got you through January with all its bumps and rattles of getting the new year into gear, and then through February when snow pummeled parts of the U.S. and tornadoes hit other parts. Now, March, with its hope of warmer days and a bit of sunshine, is upon us. Let’s see what tea can do for us this time around.

1 Enjoy Those Daffodils and Tulips Even More with a Cuppa Chai Green Tea in Hand

A more proper name would be Green Masala Chai or maybe Spiced Green Tea, but here in the U.S. lots of folks have gotten used to “chai” (which means “tea”) being used as if it meant “spiced.” Oh, well. As Shakespeare says, a rose by any other name…This is a green tea from Sri Lanka, grown at 5,600 to 6,400 feet elevation. The flavor is enhanced with cardamom, cloves, coriander, cumin seeds, sweet cumin seeds, curry leaves, lemon Grass, and rampe leaves. Shake the bag a few times before opening to be sure the contents are properly mixed or you’ll end up with all the spices at the bottom of the tea pouch. Unlike most green teas, this one can be enhanced with milk, although it’s one I prefer straight.See my review of this tea.

More about chai (actually, masala chai or “spiced tea”).

Chai Green Tea (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)
Chai Green Tea (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

2 Watch the Birdies Seeking a Mate While You Sip on Twinings Lady Grey

Twinings Lady Grey Loose Tea is a sumptuous blend of Oriented teas flavored with bergamot, orange peel, lemon peel, and citrus flavoring, and delicately sprinkled with cornflower petals. This is another tea that works both with and without milk, making it one of the seasonal transitional types of teas, which fits March very well since it is part Winter and part Spring (starts on the 20th this year).Visit our Tea Blog for a review of Twinings Lady Grey Tea.More info on Twinings teas.

Twinings Lady Grey (Photo source: The English Tea Store)
Twinings Lady Grey (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

3 Get Your Irish On with Barry’s Gold Blend Tea

Most of Barry’s Teas are bagged, but this delicious tea is loose for those of us who can’t bear the thought of a teabag.Barry’s Gold Blend Tea is the company’s flagship brand. Barry’s Tea is a leader in the Gold blend sector of the market. The finest quality teas from the high mountain slopes of Kenya and the Assam Valley of India are skillfully selected for Gold Blend.It has a uniquely refreshing taste and a bright golden color.This loose leaf tea is made in Ireland.More info on Barry’s Tea.
Barry’s Tea Gold Blend (Photo source: The English Tea Store)
Barry’s Tea Gold Blend (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

4 Break Out an “It’s Almost Spring” Tea Just to Get a Head Start like Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival Green Tea

Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival Green Tea is a blend of high quality   green tea with sweet cherry and morning rose flavor. A simply stunning tea!”If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and   beauty.” ~ Japanese ProverbSee my review of this tea.

How Bill Lengeman, another writer on this blog, speeds   up the onset of Spring!

Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival Green Tea  (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)
Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival Green Tea (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

5 Sip Your Way Through That Easter Egg Hunt with Tangiers Lemon Flavored White Tea

Tangiers in Northern Morocco regularly serves at meal time fresh lemons plucked from orchards outside of the city. The city is famous for the diverse assortment of characters who have frequented it over the centuries – from pirates, to traders, writers, painters, and millionaires. They are all attracted to it’s location, climate, and cuisine where lemon juice is a popular additive.Lemon in tea is very common. This white tea conjures up that flavor and culture. It’s also refreshing and will keep your spirits up as you hunt for those Easter treats.
Tangiers Lemon White Tea  (Photo source: The English Tea Store)
Tangiers Lemon White Tea (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

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