As the Chinese Lunar New Year approaches, we embark on a journey to explore the symbolism and significance of the mandarin orange, a fruit deeply rooted in traditions and celebrations. At The Tea Republic, where luxury meets innovation, we celebrate with three exceptional tea blends – Moonstone Magic, Safari Sunrise, and Majestic Mandarin – each artfully infused with the invigorating essence of orange, making them perfect companions for this festive season.
The Symbolism of Mandarin Oranges:
Mandarin oranges are revered symbols of good fortune and prosperity during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. Their vibrant color and sweet aroma signify the promise of a fruitful and auspicious year ahead. Much like the artistry behind The Tea Republic’s blends, mandarin oranges hold a special place in the hearts of those who appreciate the beauty of tradition and the joy of giving.
Why exactly do oranges hold a coveted spot in Chinese New Year proceedings? Specifically it’s its shorter, squatter cousin—the mandarin orange—that gets all the special treatment. That’s because the Chinese word for mandarin—kam—sounds similar to the word for “gold.” So, having mandarin oranges around the home at New Year is said to bring riches into your life.
A Dance of Citrus Elegance: Our Moonstone Magic blend, a delicate white tea, dances with a hint of citrus notes, creating a tea experience that mirrors the auspiciousness of the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities.
Ingredients: Organic Pai Mu Tan white tea, organic orange peel, organic orange blossoms, orange oil.
Mellow, Fresh, Soothing
If you have a penchant for high-quality organic teas, will find this blend to be a sublime fusion of luxury and tradition.
A Zestful Celebration: For those seeking a theine-free infusion bursting with flavor, Safari Sunrise is the perfect choice. Blending organic South African rooibos leaves with organic orange peel, this tea captures the essence of a sunrise, offering an uplifting and aromatic experience.
Ingredients: Organic South African rooibos, organic orange peel & natural orange essence.
Fresh, Reviving, Smooth
Ideal for those of us with a busy routine valuing self-care and wellness.
Enjoy both Moonstone Magic and Safari Sunrise in our Dragon Tea Pyramid Gift Box from The Zodiac Collection. These 2 tea blends along with the colors Gold and Silver are said to boost good fortune and attract good energy for those born in the Year of the Dragon.
A Velvety Pu-erh Symphony: In Majestic Mandarin, our festive seasonal blend, we present a velvety smooth Pu-erh tea, enriched with invigorating citrus flavors.
Ingredients: Chinese Pu-Erh tea(93 %), orange peel, orange & grapefruit essence.
Smooth, Earthy, Invigorating
This blend not only pays homage to tradition but also embodies the spirit of The Tea Republic’s commitment to excellence. As a connoisseur of quality, you will appreciate the luxurious harmony of Pu-erh tea and Orange.
Health Benefits of Orange Peel in Tea:
Beyond the delightful flavors, the inclusion of orange peel in Moonstone Magic, Safari Sunrise, and Majestic Mandarin brings a myriad of health benefits. Orange peel is known for its rich source of antioxidants, aiding in digestion and promoting overall well-being. With every sip, you can indulge in a wellness ritual that aligns with your commitment to health.
In conclusion, as we embrace the traditions of the Chinese Lunar New Year, The Tea Republic invites you to discover the joy of gifting and savoring the citrus symphony within our specially curated tea blends. Enrich your celebrations with our luxurious teas, where each cup is a testament to the art of blending, tradition, and the pursuit of well-being.