8 Aromatic Teas to Serve During Chinese New Year – Besides Red Date Tea

by Peh Yi Wen
FOOD  |  January 21, 2019
  • Beauty Fruity Tea – Creme Simon ($39 for 100g)
    1 / 8 Beauty Fruity Tea – Creme Simon ($39 for 100g)

    This caffeine-free wellness tea by Creme Simon is said to promote healthier skin and hair thanks to the collagen-forming enzymes in the sweet blackberry leaves and rose hips, known to accelerate skin healing. Also in the mix are elderberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, which not only help to rid water retention and puffiness but are also good for preserving liver and kidney health.

    Balance out the tartness of the berries with a drizzle of honey or add apple juice and muddle with strawberries for a refreshing twist.

    Available at Creme Simon stores and online at www.creme-simon.com.

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  •  Canadian Ginseng Revitalising Tea – Huiji ($10.95 for 10 sachets)
    2 / 8 Canadian Ginseng Revitalising Tea – Huiji ($10.95 for 10 sachets)

    Spent the entire day out visiting? Fight fatigue – or that incoming food coma – with this rejuvenating tea. The sugar-free blend is made for sipping on in our tropical climate, thanks to the cooling properties carried by the Canadian ginseng used.

    Available at Sheng Shiong, Qoo10, medical halls and online at www.huiji.com.sg.

    (Also read: 11 Teas You Should Drink For Fat Loss)

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  • Jasmine Tea – Eu Yan Sang ($25.50 for 150g)
    3 / 8 Jasmine Tea – Eu Yan Sang ($25.50 for 150g)

    After noshing on your favourite Chinese New Year goodies, the last thing you should do is quench your thirst with sugar-laden sodas. Instead, drink this sweet-smelling tea that will aid with digestion and reduce your body heat.

    Available at all Eu Yan Sang stores or online at www.euyansang.com.sg.

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  • Year of the Pig Tea – Newby Teas ($48 for 125g)
    4 / 8 Year of the Pig Tea – Newby Teas ($48 for 125g)

    Encased in a charming tin featuring this year’s zodiac is Newby Tea’s limited-edition festive blend that marries black Assam tea with pieces of fibre and protein-rich almonds. We reckon this nutty tea will go swimmingly well with anything savoury from the table of goodies. Also available in a red caddy.

    Available online at www.newbyteas.sg.

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  • Applemint Moringa Loose Leaf Feature Cube – T2 ($26 for 120g)
    5 / 8 Applemint Moringa Loose Leaf Feature Cube – T2 ($26 for 120g)

    Balance the richness of Chinese New Year snacks with this refreshing tipple from T2. Comprising flavours of crisp apple, spearmint and moringa, this new wellness tea is also a great pick for soothing any tummy discomfort.

    Available in T2 stores and online at www.t2tea.com/en/sg for a limited time.

    (Also read: The Best Teas for Weight Loss, Clear Skin & Better Health)

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  • Sparrow’s Tongue by Camellia Tea Bar – Teapasar ($20 for 25g)
    6 / 8 Sparrow’s Tongue by Camellia Tea Bar – Teapasar ($20 for 25g)

    If you must have your annual bite of pineapple tarts, pair it with this oolong tea from the Wuyi mountains. It is shaped like a sparrow’s tongue – hence the name, and is roasted ever so slightly with floral notes. So while the tea helps to cut through the richness of the buttery and sweet pastry, it does so without overpowering its flavour. Also available in an exclusive CNY piglet box for $32.

    Available online at www.teapasar.com.

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  • Seasons Pu Erh Chrysanthemum – Seasons ($7.65 for 12 cans)
    7 / 8 Seasons Pu Erh Chrysanthemum – Seasons ($7.65 for 12 cans)

    This new blend by Seasons comes with no added preservatives or colouring. Best served chilled on a hot day, this light-tasting blend of fragrant Pu Erh and floral Chrysanthemum tea comes unsweetened – perfect for those watching their sugar intake.

    Available at leading supermarkets and convenience stores.

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  • Alishan Red Oolong Tea by Guei Tzu – Teapasar ($25 for 150g)
    8 / 8 Alishan Red Oolong Tea by Guei Tzu – Teapasar ($25 for 150g)

    For nian gao lovers, the refreshing notes of black tea coupled with the sweetness of oolong in this blend from Taiwan is what you’ll need to counter the stickiness of this Chinese delicacy.

    Available online at www.teapasar.com.

    (Also read: I Cut Sugar For A Month And It Changed My Life)

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