The holiday season is in full swing which means we’re breaking out the decorations, baking copious amounts of cookies, and listening to catchy holiday tunes. We all have different traditions and ways to celebrate this magical time of year, but there’s one universal tradition we all have in common when celebrating the season — watching and rewatching classic holiday movies.
We might all have different favorites when it comes to cartoons, movies, and genres, but certain beloved characters have certainly lasted the test of time, like Frosty the Snowman, Buddy from Elf, and even the Grinch. Are you curious to see if you share the same holiday vibes as your favorite nostalgic character? Find your favorite tea below and discover which iconic holiday character you really connect with!
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TEAS THE SEASON
Believe in the magic of the season! All we need to know is your go-to tea and we’ll tell you exactly which iconic character you are from your favorite holiday movies. Fair warning, this will make you want to knock these classics off your Christmas watchlist immediately, and probably with a cozy and warm cuppa.
You don’t need loads of caffeine to make it through the day because you run off of Christmas spirit! White tea is completely unique, minimally processed, and often known for having a sweet, elegant, and floral aroma like this Sage Rose White Tea by Wight Tea Co.
Christmas magic made Frosty the Snowman come to life, and you’ve got tons of it! If you like white tea, you’re a friendly, relaxed person who can probably rock a great hat. Like Frosty, you’re a selfless friend who naturally attracts good company with your charming personality. Plus, you’re always dreaming of a white Christmas so you can show off your snowman building skills.
Green tea has a versatile flavor that balances between strong earthy undertones and delicate floral or buttery notes. It is associated with freshness and purity, a high antioxidant content and other beneficial properties. We recommend the Colombian Green Tea by Bitaco.
Forget the cold, you’re heading straight to the beach! If you gravitate towards a classic mug of green tea, maybe even iced, you’re most like Luther Krank from Christmas with The Kranks. While you love throwing a big Christmas party for your family and friends, sometimes you just want to get away from the busyness of the season and spend the holidays in complete relaxation. However you choose to celebrate this year, just remember to take a sip of your rejuvenating mug of green tea and let your stress melt away!
FLAVORED GREEN TEA
The opportunities for fun flavored green tea combinations are endless - they can be fruity, minty, sweet, spicy, and more! Whichever infused flavor speaks to you, the blends are crafted to perfectly complement the notes and aroma of the base green tea that carries them, ranging from sweet, bittersweet, nutty, vegetal, buttery, floral, swampy, fruity, and oceanic. As a bonus, the health benefits of classic green tea are even amplified in flavored green teas. We recommend Stash Tea’s Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea
If you love flavored green teas, you're the Grinch from Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (but it's not what you might think!) Christmas spirit might not naturally run through your veins, but you eventually come around. You’re an excellent and efficient planner which means you can always find a way to save the day even when the turkey is frozen or Santa forgets a present or two. You have a big, giving heart and you see the joy to be had in holiday traditions and spending time with your family and friends!
Herbal teas are broad and experimental, ranging from blends made with dandelion root, ginger, lemon, and peppermint to lavender, chamomile, and rose. Herbal teas are surprising and unexpected to match changing moods and seasons, but once you find your favorite flavor you’re likely to stick with it. If you love herbal tea, we recommend trying out the delightful Hazelnut Roasted Herbal Tea by Teeccino to complement your holiday desserts.
If your favorite blends are herbal teas, you're most like good-natured Buddy from Elf. Buddy is true to himself and loyal to his friends and family. He's also proof that you’re never too old to get excited for the holidays and celebrate with gusto (you're probably an excellent decorator, too!). People might tell you that you start listening to holiday tunes way too early but you don’t care - the holidays only come around once a year and you’ve got to make the most of it! To unwind from long days celebrating or wrapping presents, you love to try out different flavors of calming herbal teas.
Oolong is a refreshing, fragrant, and complex tea that strikes a balance between unoxidized green teas and oxidized black teas. Oolong brews are a bright, fragrant, and rich tea that requires a masterful artisan throughout the demanding and complicated creation process. For a dynamic brew that encompasses the best of both worlds, we suggest the Chocolate Mint Oolong from Stash Tea.
Oolong tea lovers view the world like Cindy Lou Who, the kindest Who in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Like sweet Cindy Lou Who, you understand the complexities of the holiday season and try to approach it with an authentic outlook. Gifts definitely aren’t the most important part of celebrating to you, but you sure love to give them! Spending time with the people you love is at the top of your wishlist, and you always make a point to include everyone at your parties.
If your favorite type of tea is a bold, black brew then you must be a go-getter who hustles to get stuff done, but you’re not afraid to bend some rules to get what you want, either. The perfect way to get a jump start on your day is by brewing a cup of Organic Nilgiri Black Tea by Bare Leaves.
If you love a rich and energizing black tea, your iconic holiday character match is Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. You probably like to go all out when it comes to decorations and like Clark, you might just want to celebrate the holidays with your family the good old-fashioned way. But even when life doesn’t go as planned you still find a way to have a good time and find humor in the unexpected!
FLAVORED BLACK TEA
Do you always go for a fruity holiday black tea like cranberry and orange or a seasonal spiced chai? Then holiday flavored black teas like Davidson’s Christmas Tea or Teamotion's Spread Cheer are the only brews that’ll do for you.
If you gravitate towards flavored black teas, you’re probably like Kevin McCallister from Home Alone! Kevin may be a homebody around Christmas time but his courage is not to be underestimated. If you find yourself holding down the fort at home this year like Kevin, that doesn’t mean the holidays won’t be eventful. If you like fun flavored black tea combinations, you'll probably decorate with exclusively colorful lights and you’re a creative problem solver that is wise beyond your years.
Pu-erh is a brew that only gets better with age, so if this classic tea is your favorite then you might often be told you’re a wise, old soul at heart. Pu-erh is known for its healing, medicinal properties and smooth, mellow flavor. We recommend DAVIDsTEA Hazelnut Chocolate.
Like pu-erh tea, you have a calming presence that is both sweet and mysterious, which means you're most like Santa Claus! When you’re not jet setting off on a new adventure, the holiday festivities are always at your house. With an inherently optimistic attitude, you’re the person your friends and family come to when they need good advice and inspiration! Even though you’re likely a big spender when it comes to gifts, you ultimately believe the holiday season should be about spreading joy and love.
Steeped rooibos, also known as “red bush tea,” is a delicious, antioxidant-rich red brew. Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free and has a slightly sweet, nutty and fruity flavor and aroma. Rooibos is also known for its health properties, and in addition to containing an abundance of vitamins and minerals, it has an even higher antioxidant content than green tea, is hydrating and immune-boosting. We recommend this Christmas Morning tea from Chariteas.
If you love a warm cup of restorative rooibos tea you're most like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! You have a unique sense of style and a smile that lights up the room. You may not celebrate the holidays the traditional way, but you know how to have fun and you love planning adventures with your friends!
BEST TEA GIFTS FOR TEA LOVERS GIFT GUIDES 2021
We made picking out her present simple and fun this year by curating a quick list of the season’s best steep-able gifts! Check out our handpicked, ultimate tea gift guide for moms that’s sure to have something your mom will love whether she’s a casual tea drinker or the biggest tea lover you know.
You and your bestie are steeped together for life - treat them with a unique gift from our ultimate, handpicked tea gift guide below! This list is guaranteed to have something your bestie will love whether they're a casual tea drinker or the biggest tea lover you know.
Treat your grandmas and grandpas with something they’ll love that they never even knew they needed, like a tea that tastes like their favorite cookie or a festive mug. Check out our gift guide of the top thoughtful and useful tea gifts we think your grandparents are sure to enjoy.
Employee gifts are a wonderful way to express your gratitude and make your employees feel valued for a boost of cheer this holiday season! Discover the best employee gifts from gift cards, themed tea boxes, and handcrafted gift baskets for the best employee and coworker gifts.
Picture this: the air is redolent with warming spices, you're surrounded by family and friends, a fire blazes in the hearth, your feet are wrapped up in fuzzy socks, and you've got a huge mug full of hot tea in your hands. This holiday season, Sips by is here to make all of your tea dreams come true. Whether you're looking for Christmas teas or spicy chai, gifts for tea lovers or holiday cookie treats for yourself, Sips by has all of the holiday tea, tea accessories, tea gift sets, advent tea calendars, gift wrap, and tea kits you need to ensure everyone has a cup of cheer this year. Shop caffeinated holiday teas, caffeine-free holiday teas, festive teas, and your favorite tea brands.
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