No. Of course not. We would never suggest that you literally spill your precious tea. Or ours, for that matter. That could be a disaster – especially if you’re wearing white. But, then again, you wouldn’t be wearing white after Labor Day, would you? Not unless you’re dressed up as a snowflake for your local holiday pageant. 😉
We’re talking about spilling tea. As in, dishing. Sharing the juicy details, okay? Call it gossip. Call it confession. Call it truth. Which starts with “T”… Get it? Spill the T(ea). The origin of this sweet idiom isn’t quite as cloudy as a cup of English Breakfast with milk, but close. Some say it goes all the way back to the late 18th century when ladies would gather together and gossip while drinking tea. There’s not a lot of evidence for that. But there’s much agreement that it really gained traction in Black drag circles in the early 1990s and gained popularity on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
So we’re spilling some winter tea: China Mist tea is refreshing during the summer and also comforting during the winter. Yes, even iced tea.
- Soothe Colds: we’re not the first to say that a nice warm cup of tea can help soothe your sore throat, cold, or mild chest congestion. (But seriously, if you think you might have COVID-19, get tested and treated. Don’t rely on our tea!) Some of our favorite China Mist teas for this are:
- Winter Boost: whether it’s a little caffeine or its antioxidant properties, tea can give you that extra boost when you’ve got the winter blahs. Some of our favorite China Mist teas for this are:
- Hydration: winters are drier, and we really need to be on top of our hydration game. Iced tea (or even hot tea) is great way to get some tasty, healthy hydration. Some of our favorite China Mist teas for this are:
- Digestive Support: So many of us find ourselves eating a bit more extravagantly during the holidays. Drinking tea can be your friend — it contains antioxidants and polyphenols which have been found to aid in digestion and fat breakdown. Some of our favorite China Mist teas for this are:
Embrace the season! Drink some tea. Spill it if it’s all in good fun.