Lunar New Year and Traditions of Tea

Lunar New Year and Traditions of Tea

Lunar New Year is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world! It is a time of family reunions, rest, gift-giving, feasting, and reflecting on the past and future. Unlike the Gregorian New Year’s Eve tradition, Lunar New Year lasts 15 days. From the first new moon of the lunar calendar until the full moon arrives.

This year, in 2023, the celebrations begin on January 22nd, and we’ll hop into the Year of the Rabbit! According to Chinese astrology, the Year of the Rabbit is a time of harmony, balance, and stability. Those born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to become intelligent, and kind-hearted. The rabbit is also associated with good luck and prosperity.

In Chinese culture, the rabbit is also associated with new beginnings, making it a good year for starting a family or embarking on a new venture. It is also a good time for personal growth and self-improvement. Overall, the Year of the Rabbit is considered to be a positive and auspicious time, and it is traditionally associated with good luck, prosperity, and harmony! 

Why Gift Tea on Lunar New Year?

Tea is a deeply ingrained part of Chinese culture. It has been consumed for thousands of years and symbolizes hospitality and respect. During Chinese New Year, it is common for people to give gifts of tea to their friends, family, and colleagues as a way of wishing them good health, prosperity, and happiness in the coming year. It’s also a tradition that during the Lunar New Year, you’re meant to have the very best of what you want for yourself in the upcoming year, so drinking the most prestigious tea will set you up for a year of more high-quality tea drinking!

In addition to being a popular gift, tea is an integral part of many Chinese New Year traditions and rituals during the Lunar New Year. For example, it is common for families to gather together and enjoy a pot of tea while sharing stories and reminiscing about the past year. Tea is also often served to guests who visit during the holiday as a sign of hospitality and respect.

Tea Drunk has you covered for all of your Lunar New Year gifts of tea with our limited-edition Year of the Rabbit Tea Sampler. A curated selection of four teas that signify different aspects of Lunar New Year traditions, this gift is bound to impress anyone and set them up for a year of incredible tea drinking.

We’ll also be bringing back our Lucky Tea Bag for you; stay tuned for more details on this entertaining holiday offering!

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