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Celebrate Chinese New Year With Tea Ave!

Celebrate Chinese New Year With Tea Ave!

Happy New Year! No, we’re not a month late: February 8, 2016 marks the start of the Lunar New Year, and is celebrated widely across China and other countries in Asia. The holiday is also known as Spring Festival, and traditionally celebrated a new year of farm work and wishes for a good harvest. Today it celebrates the beginning of a new business year and hopes for success and good fortune. 

New Year Customs + How We’re Celebrating

New Year’s Customs include housecleaning (to rid it of any bad spirits lurking around), giving red envelopes of “lucky money” to children, New Year’s shopping, and spending plenty of time with friends and family at reunion dinners.

In case you want to show up for dinner bearing gifts (we recommend it), we’re putting some of our most giftable items on sale: 

10% off our tasting set and gaiwan

20% off our aroma cup set and tea tray

15% off all tea bags

Get 25 grams of tea FREE with purchase of 100 grams

Free shipping over $40 CAD 

Plus, order through February 7 and get some free surprise goodies in your package (and don’t try to get it out of us; mum’s the word). 

The Legend Lives On

Centuries ago, legends told of a wild beast (Nien, which is also the word for “year”) that appeared in villages across China. Bright lights and loud noises warded him off, and those traditions carry on today in the form of parades, fireworks, and other festivities.

Monkeyin’ Around

2016 is the year of the monkey. People born in the year of the monkey are said to be clever, sociable, and innovative. 

Happy Sipping

Tea Ave 



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