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