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Entertaining With Tea

The Best Teas for Every Wedding Season

Both casually and ceremonially, tea has been enjoyed for centuries by groups of people gathering together to observe holidays, catch up after time apart, lend a sympathetic ear, and even herald the changing of the seasons. For the most special occasions, it can elevate the experience into something sublime. Read on for the best teas for every wedding season, no matter the type of wedding or time of year.

Few occasions are as popular around the world for bringing people together as weddings, one of the rare instances in which loved ones from every era of our lives can come together to celebrate something joyous. What better tradition is there than tea to commemorate such a special occasion? From shower gifts to cake-and-tea reception service to care packages for traveling guests, the timeless tea leaf can play any number of roles in a couple's big day.

THE BEST SPRING WEDDING TEAS

Traditionally the most popular season for weddings in the Western hemisphere, spring is synonymous with flowers as the natural world emerges from winter and blossoms into a vibrant display of color and form.

Jardin Petite Presentation box and pink cup

Dress up those spring wedding tables with floral teas from our New York Botanical Garden Collections.


Some of the world's most beautiful tea blends are made with flower petals to impart a floral aroma or hint of color, including the annual tea and tisane series Tea Forté released in partnership with The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). The Jubilee Collection,  Paradis CollectionSoleil Collection, Jardin Collection, and Fleur Collection each pay homage to The Garden's flowers and are packaged in vintage botanical artwork from its historic archives.

Likewise, the resplendent Hanami Collection is inspired by the fragrant Japanese cherry blossoms that burst forth every spring, blanketing the ground with their delicate beauty. Whether given as wedding party gifts, tucked into traveling guests' hotel room care packages, or served with cake at a reception, these floral teas are a perfect grace note for a spring wedding.

SPRING WEDDING TEAS

Jubilee Tea Chest of 40 pyramid tea infusers, open and closed boxes
Paradis Gift Set box with Mini Petite, infuser on a Mango Tea Tray and Mango Café Cup
Jardin Collection Gift Set showing contents
Soleil Collection Gift Set showing contents
Fleur Collection Gift Set showing contents
Hanami Collection in a 10 count petite presentation box with lid open and closed

THE BEST SUMMER WEDDING TEAS

Summer, of course, is also a fantastic time to say "I do," and iced tea can cool guests off as they dance the night away or gather for a backyard barbecue to celebrate the lucky couple. To delight your guests, choose artisan-crafted blends that stimulate and surprise the senses, like a Iced Blueberry Merlot, Iced Mango Peach, or Iced Ceylon Gold tea served over ice.

Tea Over Ice is perfect for refreshing your guests on a warm summer day.


For a truly inspired twist, consider infusing tea into the mixologist-approved signature cocktail of your choosing (a Tipsy-Tea cocktail perhaps?) at your rehearsal dinner or morning-after brunch, offering your nearest and dearest a memorable way to quench their thirst at your summer celebration.

SUMMER WEDDING TEAS

Tea Over Ice Pitcher Set Sampler 10pk bundle
Open box of Tea Over Ice Blueberry Merlot 5pk.
Open box of White Ginger Pear Tea Over Ice 5pk.

THE BEST FALL WEDDING TEAS

For coziness enthusiasts, an autumn wedding is the ultimate fantasy, with endless opportunities for natural, rustic decor courtesy of the great outdoors itself. A crisp fall day isn't complete without a mug of tea to warm the soul, and a wedding is an even better reason to raise a cup in celebration.

So, consider incorporating an autumnal classic like the crowd-pleasing Pumpkin Spice blend, seasonally available in late summer through autumn, or the mulled-fruit goodness of Harvest Apple Spice into the festivities. Served with dessert or gifted as wedding favors, elegant Tea Forté pyramid infusers lend themselves perfectly to a heightened sense of occasion, a single green paper leaf standing out in a seasonal sea of gold.

Another excellent fall & design-themed collection is the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, made in collaboration with The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, celebrating design, connection, and creativity. This collection includes a Presentation Box, Petite Box, and a 3-piece Gift Set with matching teaware.

FALL WEDDING TEAS

Herbal tea assortment in a 40 count tea chest of infusers with lid open
Frank Lloyd Wright Presentation Box, open and closed
Harvest Apple Spice tea in a canister of loose tea
Wedding ring on a rustic piece of wood with autumn leaves

THE BEST WINTER WEDDING TEAS

Weddings held between December and March can be some of the most intimate and memorable, thanks in part to the abundance of twinkling lights that abound over the holidays and the anticipation that builds toward a warm evening with loved ones even as the air swirls cold outside.

For your winter wedding reception, consider our winter-season Winter Chalet Collectioninviting you to relax and connect with soothing, warming teas that evoke the comfort and rustic luxury of a snowy retreat. Our popular Winter Chai loose tea is a winter standout as well, or you may choose to display an abundant assortment of classic black, green, white and herbal teas so your guests can select their own blend of choice. Our Wellbeing Collection is another great winter idea, with cool, blue hues and wellness-focused teas to relax, restore and revitalize the mind and body.

For larger gatherings especially, the our Tea Chests are an ideal way to incorporate the timeless elegance of tea into the big event. You can even customize an assortment of 20 or 40 teas and choose all your favorite blends. Makes a great wedding gift too!

WINTER WEDDING TEAS

Tea Forté Select Chest of 40 pyramid tea infusers, open and closed
Wellbeing Presentation Boxes, lid closed and open

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