Did you know that your taste in tea can change with the season? Just like with any meal or drink, there are different types of Ceylon tea meant for each season; summer, autumn, winter and spring. Just like coffee drinkers go for a cold-brew in the Summer and pumpkin-spice in the Fall, there are also ideal times of the year to drink certain teas. According to the beliefs of traditional Chinese herbalism, many foods and flavors can be classified by their warming or cooling properties. In many cultures, balancing coolness and warmth is highlighted as radiant health can be achieved only by maintaining a neutral state in the body. In other words your body should not be too hot and not too cold. So, here is a guide on the different types of tea you can have based on the season!
Spring and Summer
Spring is the time for new beginnings and a time to experiment! It is also a time to freshen up your tea supply, but we all know there are those colder days when you still need a bit of comfort drinking as well. Spring and Summer are known as the warmer months, so the consumption of cooler foods increases! These cooler foods such citrus fruits, cucumber, watermelon, lotus leaf and mint are characterized as bright, crisp and fresh. Green and white teas are also classified as cooling foods, and thus ideal for the spring and summer months. This is why Basilur’s Spring Tea is a premium green tea that embodies the taste and nuances of fresh cherry to bring you a cup of tea as fresh as spring!
Many herbal teas injected with fruity flavors also work well as cooling teas for those hot Summer days. Lemongrass, thyme and dandelion infusions, for example, are increasingly popular teas that embody cooling characteristics while offering a unique herbaceous taste. Basilur’s Summer tea brings you a delightful combination of fresh sencha green tea, wild strawberry and colourful flower petals to cool down and enjoy a perfect carefree summer evening with your loved ones!
Autumn and Winter
During the chilly seasons of Autumn and Winter we tend to consume more warming foods. Warming foods typically have rich, strong flavors. Spices like black pepper, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, and nutmeg fall into this category, as do black tea and coffee. Warming foods help to fend off the chill of autumn and winter. Black and oolong teas are great choices for cooler months, as are herbal teas containing warm winter spices. Basilur’s Masala Chai, inspired by an Indian practice, is an aromatic blend with rich, natural spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger together with pure Ceylon black tea. It is the quintessential winter beverage. This tea will take you through a celebrated journey of an old world charm!
As beautiful maple leaves turn brilliant red and fiery yellow during the fall, Basilur’s Autumn tea brings you world’s finest Ceylon black tea, complimented with a tantalizing taste of maple that offer a calming and soothing aroma along with a smooth, silky taste reminiscent of a delicious feast! On the other hand, Basilur’s winter tea is the perfect blend of Ceylon tea with natural Cranberry fruits, which give you a highly fragrant, strong fruity aroma. The fruity flavour of cranberries lend this tea a warm aroma and generous flavour, which can be appreciated during a chilly winter evening!
As you can see, the taste, flavor and aroma of your tea should ideally change based on the seasons. Each season comes with its unique flavors, so the next time you’re having a cup of freshly brewed Basilur tea, try to identify the beverage’s season-specific notes!