The Chinese New Year
Based on the Lunar Calendar, The Chinese New Year occurs on the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice. This year sees a shift from the year of the Rooster into the year of the Dog. Eleventh of the Chinese Zodiac animals, the dog is honest, determined and most of all, loyal.
The Chinese New Year is a time of thanksgiving, to be reunited and spend time with family.
Drinking tea during the Chinese New Year is considered a time to connect and be thankful of family, especially on the first day of celebrations. Traditionally, the youngest will offer tea to the eldest, showing humility and offering well wishes. The tea is often a sweet tea or is served with sweet fruits and treats to help bring sweetness into the coming year.
At INFUSE, to celebrate the first day of The Chinese New Year, we are offering 20% off each of our teas of Chinese origin in-store. We currently stock eight Chinese teas, from White Tea through to Pu Erh (eight also happens to be the luckiest number in China). When ordered, we will also serve the tea to you in a traditional Gaiwan, rather than a teapot.
The eight teas available are: Bai Mu Dan (white tea), Long Jing (green tea), Mao Jian (green tea), Jasmile Pearls (green tea), Da Hong Pao (oolong tea), Jade Oolong (oolong tea), Keemun (black tea), Lapsang Souchong (black tea) and Mini Tuo Cha (pu erh).
Will you be joining us for tea and a sweet treat to help attract sweetness into your life?