9 Holiday-inspired teas
The old holiday cliché has parents gathering around the tree early Christmas morning, super tired, hovering over a cup of coffee — but what if coffee isn't your thing? Luckily, there's a wide selection of holiday teas that can wake you up as effectively as coffee and still get you in the holiday spirit with delicious flavors.
Davidson's Teas Dessert Sampler
Get the best of all holiday teas in one tea set. The Davidson's Teas Dessert Sampler Chest comes with packets of vanilla, tangerine, mint, caramel, cherry, raspberry, lemon and coconut tea. All are certified USDA organic and caffeine-free — if you're into that sort of thing (DavidsonsTea.com, $5).
Harry & David Holiday Tea Sampler
Can't decide? This Harry & David holiday sampler gives you a number of options for your seasonal selections, including apple chai black tea, caramel nut black tea, gingerbread black tea, apricot vanilla black tea, orange and spice black tea and honey caramel green tea (HarryandDavid.com, $25).
Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane
Who doesn't love a hint of peppermint over the holidays? This green tea is infused with calming peppermint, orange peel, natural vanilla and cinnamon for a complex yet homey taste of tea (Shoprite.com, $3).
Teavana Wonderberry Chocolate Truffle Tea
Taking a cue from Belgium's trademark chocolate truffles, this chocolate-and-vanilla-infused tea comes with hints of elderberry, blackberry, cranberry, cherry and raspberry. It's so dark and decadent — perfect for the holiday (Teavana.com, $11).
Republic of Tea Comfort and Joy Black Tea
A blend of holiday flavors — including cinnamon, cloves, apples and licorice root — combine in this black tea that's sure to subtly bring up your favorite holiday memories (RepublicofTea.com, starting at $12).
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Holiday Tea Quartet
Another gift pack for the indecisive, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf does it right with an English breakfast, chai rooibos, vanilla Ceylon and cherry blossom pack (CoffeeBean.com, $15).
Peet's Holiday Breakfast Blend
When you need a morning pick-me-up, this annual holiday Peet's tradition is perfect for a little perk. This year's blend mixes wine and nut notes that are rich and toasty (Peets.com, $12).
Numi Holiday Herbal
Organic cinnamon, cardamom, anise and ginger are balanced with a base of rooibos tea for a caffeine-free delight that can be enjoyed morning or night (Numitea.com, $7).
Numi Winter Spice
White tea mixed with cinnamon, cloves and orange peel is a refreshing way to wake up warmly during the winter season (Numitea.com, $7).