Tea Time: 15 Terrific Brews Perfect For Delightful Entertaining

The tea renaissance continues and it only shows signs of strengthening throughout the year. Recent tea time interest goes far beyond exploring green tea benefits and its traditional ceremonial uses. Today’s tea enthusiasm is a social experience that sits at the center of a multi-generation movement. Millennials’ pursuit of boundless connections to our world is behind the welcomed tea time revival. Let me be one of the first for thanking Gen Y for popularizing the shift towards appreciating moments of connectedness to our world. Cheers to that!

I was introduced to the brilliant world of traditional tea ceremonies by a coworker who had a passion for the global tea time customs. Morning green tea served from an elegant tea set was a common occurrence around the office. Those mornings sparked my interest in exploring the diverse world of steeped, cured leaves. My fascination continues to grow as I learn the pleasant appeal of tea time at home. Tea has surprisingly eclipsed coffee as the hot water brewed beverage of choice in many homes. If the same is true for you, or if you just want an impressive selection on hand for the tea enthusiasts in your life, here are a few that you want in your collection.

Perfect brews for tea time at home.

1. AO AO Tea – Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea

Country of origin: Japan
Perfect for: Lively mid-morning to early-afternoon conversation.

2. August Uncommon Tea – Leatherbound

Country of origin: United States
Perfect for: Early-morning intellectual pursuits.

3. Fortnum & Mason British Tea – Royal Blend

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Perfect for: Casual afternoon conversation.

4. Harney & Sons – VarieTea

Country of origin: United States
Perfect for: Entertaining large groups.

5. Harrods London – No. 16 Afternoon Ceylon

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Perfect for: Lively afternoon conversation.

6. Kusmitea – Russian Blends

Country of origin: France
Perfect for: Entertaining. Great conversation starter.

7. Mariage Freres – French Breakfast Tea

Country of origin: France
Perfect for: Early morning. Enjoy it with your favorite morning sweets.

8. Mighty Leaf – Earl Gray

Country of origin: United States
Perfect for: Any time of day. A sure bet with your less adventurous guests.

9. Art of Tea – Tali’s Masala Chai

Country of origin: United States
Perfect for: Afternoon entertaining. Your guests will love this one.

10. Taylors of Harrogate – Yorkshire Gold

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Perfect for: Any time of day. Like Earl Gray, a sure bet with your less adventurous guests.

11. Tea Forté – Loose Leaf Tea Chest

Country of origin: United States
Perfect for: Any time of day. Something here for everyone.

12. The Republic Of Tea – Downton Abbey English Rose Tea

Country of origin: United States
Perfect for: After dinner. Caffeine-free & floral.

13. Wedgwood – Everyday Luxury English Breakfast

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Perfect for: Early morning tea time. Enjoy it with savory morning food.

14. Whittard – Tea Spice Imperial

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Perfect for: Intimate evening gatherings. Also fantastic over ice.

15. Wissotzky- Tea Chest Collection

Country of origin: Israel
Perfect for: Any time of day. This impressive display stands alone. The tea connoisseurs in your life are sure to approve.

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