Best Teas for Thanksgiving

Posted: 11/20/2018

Ah, Thanksgiving. It is a time for gathering at home with friends and family, sharing in the spirit of gratitude and giving, and celebrating the bounty of the harvest season.

Every family has their own traditions that add to the special atmosphere of the holiday, from watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to playing touch football in the yard, or from breaking the lucky wishbone to having everyone around the dinner table share something they are thankful for.

This year, we invite you to begin a new holiday tradition with your family: sipping Thanksgiving tea. The best teas for Thanksgiving will combine seasonal spices and festive flavors for a cheerful cuppa that everyone can enjoy.

From spiced teas to fruit teas, these are the best Thanksgiving teas that your family and friends are sure to fall for this holiday season.

Cranberry Tea

Cranberries were a staple for Native Americans during the 1500s, which is why historians believe it is very likely that the pilgrims and Native Americans shared these tart, brightly colored berries at the very first Thanksgiving. Cranberry sauce has been a Turkey Day tradition ever since.

Cranberry Spice Hibiscus Tea is a ruby-hued infusion of autumnal fruits and warming spices, with tangy cranberry at the forefront. A blend of hibiscus, apple bits, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, carob, and cloves delivers a spicy-sweet finish for a joyous cup.

Cinnamon Tea

Herbs and spices are what give many traditional Thanksgiving dishes their warm, rich flavors and familiar aromas. While savory spices are used to enhance the taste of turkeys, hams, stuffings, casseroles and other sides, cinnamon is a staple in many drinks and desserts.

Perfectly spiced cinnamon tea will delight your palate and fill your home with holiday cheer. Comfort and Joy Black Tea is a classic choice, delivering a smooth cuppa with rich notes of apple, cinnamon, cloves, and a hint of licorice.

Cardamon Cinnamon Herbal Tea blends a cornucopia of autumnal spices—including star anise, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, carob, and ginger—for a warm and flavorful cup with a spicy depth.

For a gentle, spicy-sweet cup of cinnamon tea that is accented by sweet vanilla, try ultra-comforting Dream by the Fire Rea Tea. Highly recommended for sipping after a hearty Thanksgiving feast!

Apple Tea

From baking warm apple pies to filling up a basket of handpicked apples in a local orchard, this sweet and crunchy fruit goes hand-in-hand with autumn. What better way to celebrate the blessings of the fall season than with a delectable apple tea?

Invigorate your senses as the heavenly aroma of crisp apple and mulled spices waft up from your cup of Hot Apple Cider Tea. This golden infusion will leave you feeling warm and cozy, and is the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving feast.

Meanwhile, Caramel Apple Red Tea blends caffeine-free rooibos with sweet apple, caramel, and vanilla flavors, making it a wonderful dessert tea for winding down at the end of the day. Add a splash of warm milk for an extra indulgent cuppa.

Pumpkin Tea

Is there any aroma more comforting and inviting than a freshly baked Thanksgiving pie, still hot from the oven? Or any taste more satisfying than that first bite of sweet, creamy pumpkin pie?

Savor that feeling all day long with Pumpkin Spice Black Tea, reminiscent of a home-baked pumpkin dessert. Rich and energizing, this full-bodied black tea—featuring baking spices like nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice—is the perfect way to wake up and ease into Thanksgiving Day.

Chai Tea

Some families serve their Thanksgiving meal in the early afternoon, while others wait until evening. Regardless, most everyone is familiar with the feeling of their stomach growling as the turkey roasts in the oven and side dishes simmer on the stovetop.

Satisfy your taste buds as you wait for dinner to be served with chai, an exotic style of tea that packs a powerful punch of flavor with every sip. Traditionally, it features a blend of black tea leaves and Indian spices, and is prepared by simmering the tea mixture with water, milk, and honey.

The bold, rich flavor of imperial spices (like star anise, cardamom, cloves, and black pepper) combined with sweet honey and milk will keep your cravings at bay until dinner is served.

Ginger Tea

Between the turkey, plentiful sides, desserts, and libations, it is all too easy to overindulge on Thanksgiving Day. If you find yourself feeling a bit uncomfortable after dinner, consider pouring a soothing cup of ginger tea.

Gentle ginger is believed to settle the stomach and calm indigestion*, making it an excellent non-alcoholic digestif. It is also commonly used as a palate cleanser, in case you prefer to sip between courses.

Biodynamic® Ginger Tea contains 100% organic ginger root for a cuppa that is zesty, spicy, and pure. If you a prefer a bit of sweetness in your ginger tea, we recommend Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea; it blends premium green tea and ginger with turmeric, cinnamon, and honey for an infusion that is bursting with fresh flavor.

No matter what you choose to serve as your Thanksgiving tea, be sure to savor it sip by sip for maximum enjoyment and satisfaction. We hope you enjoy your new Thanksgiving tea tradition, and we wish everyone a wonderful holiday—from The Republic of Tea family to yours!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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