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Celebrate Chinese New Year with China Teas from Twinings

We are celebrating Chinese New Year, which falls on 5 February this year, with our amazing range of Chinese teas.


Chinese New Year is celebrated by Chinese communities all over the world. Looking at the event calendars of many great cities across the UK, there are some fabulous events and activities for your to get involved in to celebrate this beautiful tradition. Chinese New Year is based on the Chinese lunar calendar - so its date shifts in the Western (Gregorian) calendar every year. It’s a very important, centuries old Chinese holiday that lasts for 15 days. It starts between 21 January and 20 February, on the second new moon after the winter solstice. It is a festival to honour deities and ancestors. A holiday for visits between family and friends, gift giving and (of course) fireworks! It’s celebrated in China and in many regions of South East Asia.


Chinese Year of the Pig

2019 is the Year of the Pig according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Earth Pig, starting from Feb. 5, 2019 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Jan. 24, 2020.

Pig is the twelfth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043...

Pig is not thought to be a smart animal in China. It likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat. Thus it usually features laziness and clumsiness. On the positive side, it behaves itself, has no plan to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. Consequently, it has been regarded as wealth.

Twinings China Rose Black Tea

In keeping with Chinese New Year, our blend China Rose, is inspired by heritage and tradition.

Tea was discovered in China over 2000 years ago and roses have been growing there for centuries, even millennia. Combining tea with roses therefore seemed destined to work perfectly together.

This delicious blend has a floral taste with a subtle sweetness. The light China tea is perfect with the delicate rose.

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China Green

£6.50 each

Mellow and refreshing Sencha style green tea. Country of origin: China

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China White

£10.00 each

Rare and delicate white Spring tea. Country of origin: China - Yunnan Province

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Chinese Jasmine Green

£12.00 each

Chinese green tea, delicately scented with jasmine flowers. Country of origin: China

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Huo Shan Huang Ya

Now: £6.00 each

Was: £12.00

Superb yellow tea with floral aroma of fresh orchids. Country of origin: China - Misty mountains of Anhui Province

The Historical Origins of Tea in the East

Where was tea invented, how did it get to the UK, ... ? We’ve taken a look at some of the cultural and historic references.

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Tea Taster Masterclass

Become an expert in the world of Chinese tea. The Twinings Masterblenders share their expert knowledge about tea tasting and speciality blends with you.

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