Holiday Tea Blending

Activities, Activities, Blog // Laura Coburn // 13 November 2017

To celebrate this holiday season, we’re greeting each guest staying with us this December with a hot cup of our custom holiday tea blend at check-in. Join our complimentary tea blending workshops at the Loft on select Wednesdays this December to learn how to blend this tea (and others) at home. We sat down with Laura Coburn, our Director of Serenity, to learn more about her inspiration for this special tea.

I was inspired by a recent trip to Montreal where I sipped on Hibiscus Cinnamon tea. I thought it would make an excellent base. I added some other delicious herbs and spices to make this a gift for the senses and of good health. I also wished to make a tea blend that had depth and body yet remained free of caffeine.

Overall, I wanted this blend to bring to mind memories of happy holidays at home with a sophisticated, balanced flavor and ingredients that promote positive health and well-being. Our ingredients are all all organic and non-irradiated — Hibiscus flower gives the tea a warm ruby glow and a floral hint, balanced by Cinnamon, Star Anise, and orange peel. Stevia leaf adds a touch of sweetness, and Grains of Paradise and Cardamom bring extra heat.

Known for its cleansing properties, Cardamom assists the kidneys. Supporting the liver, Hibiscus flower serves as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Another anti-inflammatory, Rooibos is completely caffeine-free and promotes better quality sleep. Antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent, Cinnamon boosts brain function and purifies the blood and improves circulation with its anticlotting properties.

Join me at the Loft on select Wednesdays this December to blend this tea, learn more about the health benefits of spices and herbs, and more! Make sure, too, to see our full calendar of activities — filled with complimentary yoga classes, ornament making workshops, and more. Reserve your room today for a stay during my most favorite month in Aurora.

Wishing you a warm and peace-filled holiday season —

Laura