One of the best parts of December (besides Christmas of course) is strutting through the local mall and passing David’s Tea. I can literally smell the store from miles away, and they’re always standing at the door offering the tea of the day or other random samples of goodness for consumers to try out.

Being a frequent steeper member and always looking to try new teas, I was AMAZED to see this fantastic advent calendar released in mid-November. Containing 24 teas (with containers full enough for 2, MAYBE EVEN 3, cups of tea each; you get to experience a slew of new winter/Christmas-y flavors on a daily basis until Christmas, and then purchase your favourite full sized teas afterwards.

Today’s tea of choice is called ‘organic ginger pear’ and it is a White Tea.

Some Benefits of White Tea:

  • Rich in antioxidants which kill viruses and bacteria
  • Linked to cancer prevention through Flavonoids which inhibit the growth of cancer cells
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Heart and skin protection

Ginger is also linked to resolving digestive and heart issues. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love curling up a nice hot tea after a long day that smells and tastes like ginger?

To make ginger tea at home, visit your local grocery store and buy fresh ginger in the product section. Slice 20-30 g of fresh ginger and steep in a cup of hot water. If you’re sick especially, adding lemon or honey would help to stop that runny nose and contribute to a good night’s sleep!

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  1. Author

    I didn’t realize David’s Tea had advent calendars with tea. How cool. I must take a peek next time I’m at the mall…like tomorrow….Christmas shopping. Perhaps next year. Ginger tea is delicious. I got rather tired of the ginger t-bags and got organic ginger. I didn’t think there would be much of a difference but it was way stronger. Very good. I will try your idea of real ginger though. A much better idea.


    1. Author

      Thank you for your insight The Canadian Cats. Real ginger definitely brings the flavor to tea, also try it with water if you want something really different and add lemons- it’s delicious.

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