Top 5 Reasons to Drink Tea in 2016


January is National Hot Tea Month, and what better way to start the New Year off right than with a rejuvenating cup of hot tea?

Here are our Top 5 Reasons to Drink Tea in 2016:

1. Tea helps soothe symptoms during winter cold season.Breathing Space_72dpi
According to the CDC, adult Americans combat an average of 2-3 colds per year. Supporting your immune system with a Wellness Tea* like  Breathing Space* or Throat Cozy* can help maintain healthy airways or soothe your throat.*


2. Avoid the afternoon energy slump.
Breakfast Blend 72dpiMillions of Americans experience the dreaded “3:00 slump” and reach for sugary beverages like soda or energy drinks, or big mugs of coffee, to combat their dip in energy. We recommend choosing a natural way to energize with a tea like Energy Boost*, a crisp, lively green tea blend that supports healthy energy levels and vitality.* Or, try Breakfast Blend from our Gourmet Line, for a robust black tea to enliven your afternoon.
3. Detox all year long with tea.
Beauty Detox_72dpiSure, detox diets are popular in January, when New Year’s resolutions are new and shiny, but what about a regular detox regime throughout the year? Simply Detox* and Beauty Detox* are specially formulated with herbs to aid liver function and promote clear skin, cleansing your body from the inside out.*
4. Consider your heart health.
Hibiscus Heart_72dpiWith Heart Month just around the corner in February, our new Hibiscus Heart Wellness Tea* helps support cardiovascular health with hibiscus flowers and hawthorn berry.*



5. Eating Clean? Be sure to drink clean too.

  • Choose Certified Organic. Even teas billed as “natural” can contain pesticides. Look for the USDA Organic logo on the package to ensure you are drinking the real thing.
  • Avoid GMOs in your food…and in your beverages. Look for the OrgGFGMONon-GMO Project Verified logo on the packaging to ensure there are no artificially manipulated ingredients in your tea, coffee or other beverages.
  • If you are watching your gluten intake, pay attention to sneaky ways gluten can enter your diet. Be sure to look for tea products with the GF logo indicating Gluten-Free certification.

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

North American Tea Championship Winners

NA Tea Championship Winners

In 2012, two of our teas placed in the North American Tea Championship! It’s a competition judged by professional cuppers to distinguish the highest quality and best tasting teas commercially available in the North American marketplace. Our Genmaicha won first place in the Green Tea Category for Packaged Single-Service Class and our Wild Forest Black won third place in the Black Tea Category for Packaged Single-Service Class!

In celebration of this honor and Hot Tea Month, we’re giving awayTea Champ Awards three sets of one box of our Wild Forest Black and one box of our Genmaicha. To enter to win, just let us know your favorite place to drink tea during the winter in a comment below. Is it at your desk, curled up in your favorite chair, or somewhere else? We’ll pick three random winners on January 31st to receive these award winning teas!

Hot Tea Month and New Year’s Resolution Contest!

Happy 2012! As we journey into the New Year, it’s a great time to reflect on goals and aspirations for the coming months. To celebrate Hot Tea Month while renewing (or beginning!) a commitment to a happier, healthier life for many folks, we’re giving away four herbal teas: Chamomile, Peppermint, Ginger, and Rooibos.  To enter, just let us know your New Year’s resolution below. We’ll pick a winner on January 23rd.