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This December, our Featured Teas lineup highlights some of our favorite festive teas that help keep us warm and happy around the holidays. Read below to learn more about what we're sipping on this month, and be sure you're logged in to your MY SIPS profile to link over to our product pages to learn more. Don't have a MY SIPS profile? Create a free profile here to access special offers if you'd like to enjoy one of these featured teas yourself!



The holiday season just isn’t complete without indulgent chocolatey-minty peppermint bark. This top-selling holiday blend from TeBella Tea is modeled after this classic Christmas confection, and tastes just like the real thing. Rich, creamy black tea is blended with cacao nibs, peppermint and crushed candies for a festive touch.

TeBella Tea is a loose leaf tea retailer in Tampa Bay, FL that was founded in 2010 by Abigail StClair. They offer a thoughtfully sourced loose tea collection with a heaping helping of tea education – they love sharing their passion for tea with their customers! TeBella Tea’s goal is to show people that making loose leaf tea is accessible, simple, and that the ritual is half the fun. They also work directly with tea gardens and estates that use sustainable, fair-trade practices. In the last three years, Abigail has visited tea gardens in India, Japan, Sri Lanka, and China to foster those partnerships. As part of their commitment to sustainability, they also donate their used tea leaves (for composting) to local community gardens, including a non-profit that operates teaching gardens at area public schools.

Click here to learn more about Peppermint Bark and access a special offer from TeBella!



A holiday must-have herbal blend from Fava Tea, Reindeer Drool is a mix of fruits and spices that captures the holidays perfectly - the story behind the name is that the tea was so good, it made Santa’s reindeer drool!

In addition to being tasty, this blend is gorgeous to look at - it features cinnamon stick pieces, cranberries, whole star anise pods, among other seasonal ingredients.

Fava Tea Company is a family-owned loose tea specialty retail store offering over 350 rare, classic and unique teas. It was founded in 2007 by Bryan and Melissa Stafford in Appleton, Wisconsin, and they now have three locations throughout Wisconsin. In addition to hundreds of tea varieties, Fava Tea also offers brewing accessories, tips and education for customers who may not be familiar with the loose leaf tea process. Their goal is to provide a fun and memorable tea experience for their customers.

Click here to learn more about Reindeer Drool and access a special offer from Fava Tea!



French toast is a rich and soul-warming breakfast that many people like to wake up to - especially when the weather is cold. This sweet and buttery cardamom-spiced black tea with a dusting of cinnamon sugar from DAVIDsTEA is just like the decadent breakfast.

Cardamom French Toast is a perfect brunch tea - drink it straight up or enjoy latte-style (we recommend using oat milk and maple syrup!). Check out this recipe for Cardamom & Coffee French Toast Latte, which includes optional coffee liqueur.

DAVIDsTEA opened their first store in 2008 in Toronto, Canada, with a mission to provide great tea, friendly stores and above-and-beyond customer service. Today they have over 240 stores across Canada and the United States, providing over 150 types of teas, including exclusive blends, limited edition seasonal collections, traditional straight teas and exotic infusions from around the globe.

Click here to learn more about Cardamom French Toast and access a special offer from DAVIDsTEA! 



Chocolate lovers, this one is for you! A healthy hot chocolate alternative, this tea is mild yet tasty, packed with antioxidants, mood-boosting, and naturally caffeine-free so you can enjoy it any time of day. Sip as an after-dinner tea, blend into your morning smoothie, or add to baked goods!

The cacao bean is found inside the pulp of the cacao fruit, and is the raw ingredient for chocolate. Cacao tea is produced from the shell, which is often discarded when chocolate is made. Just like the skin of a baked potato, the shell actually has more nutrients than the stuff on the inside! Cacao is rich in antioxidants (40x the amount in blueberries), and is caffeine-free yet has a mood-enhancing effect due to theobromine (caffeine’s calming younger brother).

MiCacao is a Veteran-owned small business specializing in Cacao Tea. They ethically source cacao, ensuring farmers receive fair wages, and provide them with an additional revenue stream, since cacao shells are usually discarded as waste. MiCacao also donates a portion of proceeds to organizations that help enrich the lives of veterans!

Click here to learn more about Cacao Tea and access a special offer from MiCacao!



This organic herbal tea brews into a beautiful ruby red color in your cup and will add flavor and good cheer to all your holiday activities. It’s a festive take on classic hibiscus tea that features a hint of sweet cinnamon, tangy orange peel and lemony Australian lemon myrtle. A perfect blend for everyone (kids included!) to enjoy hot or cold at holiday gatherings, or simply to take the chill from a winters day.

Based in Reno, Nevada for over 40 years, Davidson's Organic Teas is a third-generation, farm-to-cup tea company that prides itself on offering healthful, organic, high quality teas, herbs and spices. The family-owned company operates nearly a dozen bio-dynamic, organic tea gardens in Darjeeling, India. That means that Davidson's grows, imports, blends, and packages their own tea. They’ve worked tirelessly to develop tea blends that are true reflections of the flavor profiles for which each blend is named, and believe that organic farming works in harmony with nature. Davidson’s is committed to promoting the health and safety of their small farmers, in conjunction with preserving the rich environmental diversity in the regions where their tea is grown.

Click here to learn more about Herbal Seasons and access a special offer from Davidson's Organic Teas!


We hope you enjoy our featured teas this month. For some delicious holiday tea-infused teat recipes, go check out your MY SIPS page!



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