Spooky season is back which means it’s time to get cozy with a mug of hot tea and spend the crisp autumn nights (re)watching all of your favorite supernatural movies and TV shows. Halloween is when all of the vampires, ghosts, and werewolves come out of hiding, but what’s the best magical creature of the season? Witches, obviously! Modern witches are no longer the evil, misunderstood green creatures of the past rocking pointy black hats. Instead, they’re independent, charming, and powerful women like the witches we know and love from classics such as Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter, Practical Magic, and Charmed.
Have a sneaking suspicion that you might have an uncanny connection with one of your favorite TV witches? We’re pretty psychic, so we’ve cast a spell this season to reveal which type of witch you are — and all we need is your favorite tea and a little clairvoyance to help you embrace your inner witch.
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Read about your favorite teas below for a bewitching surprise.
You don’t need loads of caffeine to make it through the day because you run off of your own powers! White tea is completely unique, minimally processed, and often known for having a sweet, elegant, and floral aroma like this Moonlight White blend by Davidson's Organic Teas.
White tea lovers are most like Glinda the Good Witch from Wicked. Glinda is known for being whimsical and giving off positive vibes, but she’s also never afraid to completely be herself. Like the lasting flavor and powerful aroma of white tea, evil foes shouldn’t make the mistake of underestimating Glinda in a magical battle.
Do you love fall walks with crunchy leaves underfoot, feel connected to nature, or have a house full of plants? Then you must gravitate towards the strong and delicate flavors of a classic mug of green tea or find this magical Mint Mystique blend from Ahmad Tea pretty enchanting.
If the earthy and buttery taste of a rejuvenating mug of green tea speaks to you, your inner witch is Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Willow is the best friend a teenage vampire slayer could ask for: she’s sweet, a fantastic listener, and always comes up with a creative solution to her friend’s problems — all while juggling her own witchy powers!
Herbal teas are broad and experimental, ranging from potions 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 forest foraged brews Enchanted Forest by Tea Goblin and Teeccino’s Tremella Tulsi Mushroom Adaptogen Herbal Tea.
If your favorite blend is a minty, woodsy, or floral herbal tea, your perfect witch match is Piper Halliwell from Charmed. Gravitating towards the sleek and simple doesn’t mean that you don’t like experimenting with different flavors and switching up your style. You’re also known for being dependable, caring, and always there for your loved ones (even when you might disagree with them!).
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 this delicately crafted Raspberry Rose Oolong from Tea Head.
Oolong tea lovers are bound to share characteristics with Hermione Granger, the cleverest witch in Harry Potter. Hermione is a powerful witch with layers, as she’s sophisticated, smart, always prepared, and available to help a friend.
If your favorite type of tea is a bold, black brew then you must be a go-getter who hustles to get stuff done, and you’re not afraid to bend some rules to get what you want, either. The perfect way to get a jump start on your days full of bewitching is with Aesthete Tea’s Amber Dawn.
Your inner witch is Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus. Like Winnie, you’re a straightforward and sassy leader who speaks her mind and encourages those around her to be bold and stand up for themselves (you’re also known for your amazing sarcastic comebacks).
FLAVORED BLACK TEA
Do you always go for a fun and fruity black tea, spicy chai, or order everything pumpkin spice as soon as summer is over? Then flavored black teas like Ahmad Tea’s Mango Magic or The Irie Cup's Black Currant are the only brew that’ll do for you.
Be honest, do you sometimes wish you had a talking cat? If you say yes while sipping a pumpkin spice tea latte, then consider Sabrina Spellman from Sabrina the Teenage Witch your witchy equivalent. When it comes down to it, you’re an outgoing and trendy leader who enjoys a little kick of spice in her life.
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.
Aggie Cromwell, the central guide and catalyst from Halloweentown, is your compelling inner witch. Like pu-erh tea, you have a calming presence that is both sweet and dark, your love language is quality time, and you think Halloween is (obviously) the best day of the year.
Rooibos is made from small, needle-like leaves of a South African red bush that steep into a perpetually smooth and antioxidant-rich brew that is entirely unique. Known for its health properties, this caffeine-free tisane is unusually hearty with a hint of natural sweetness that holds up well with milk.
Is rooibos tea your true love? Then you are bound to give off the same vibes as Sally Owens from Practical Magic. Just like Sally, the powerhouse witch and steadfast sister, rooibos tea has its own magical properties that can defeat all odds (or family curses) — it never becomes bitter no matter how long it is steeped! Instead, this strong and true brew often does the hard job of grounding all the herbal flavors in your cup of tea. With a natural sweetness and irresistible earthiness, this tisane will charm any herbal tea lover.
YAUPON, YERBA MATE, OR GUAYUSA
These three teas made from different types of holly plants from around the world are the ultimate herbal tea underdogs. The only naturally caffeinated herbal teas in the world, these blends have a uniquely uplifting effect. Their flavors range from understated and smooth to sweetly roasted, or bright and earthy. Even though their energizing powers might mysteriously be hidden to most tea drinkers, these caffeinated holly teas continue to thrive.
Though these caffeinated hollies might come from different places, they’re family with the same type of magic that only becomes stronger when united. If you love a bright and natural cup of yaupon, yerba mate, or guayusa, you have two magical witch matches: identical twins Alexandra Fielding and Camryn Barnes from Twitches. As if it was fated, you probably stumbled upon one of these naturally caffeinated teas one day and it instantly became your favorite! Artistic, kind, and clever, the Twitches are a dynamic duo and so are you! Sometimes you might feel outgoing and social like Camryn, while you believe some moments are best spent in the quiet and relaxation like Alex. Inspired by nature, you enjoy soaking in a good sunrise or sunset and find magic gazing at the moon and stars. To fuel your adventures, remember to sip your favorite cuppa as these naturally caffeinated herbal teas are bound to give you a burst of energy so out of this world, it’s practically magic.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
MAGIC TEA COLLECTION
Just in time for spooky season, we opened our secret Spellbook of tea potions, and selected a few of our favorites just for you! This collection contains enough color-changing and sparkling glitter tea that magically, your mug will never be empty.
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About Sips by: We’re a female-founded and led startup that makes discovering tea fun, personalized, and affordable. The Sips by Box is the only multi-brand, personalized tea subscription box. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Based out of Austin, Texas, we are adept at savoring a hot mug even when it’s seasonally inappropriate.