Mulled Wine Tea

History of Mulled Wine and its Christmas Tradition

According to Merriam-Webster, the first use of the word "mull" as a verb, meaning "to heat, sweeten, and flavour," was in 1618, which was late-medieval times.

However, mulled wine is said to have been created by the Romans around the 2nd century. Although the ancient Greeks too warmed and spiced their wines, the Romans would heat the wine in the winter months to defend their bodies against the frightful cold in Europe. Through their years of travels and conquests, the popularity of heated flavoured wine spread, and recipes would be adapted and improved with spices and fruit to promote health and wellbeing. 

In the 1600s, honey and different spices were added in Sweden, creating the rather famous 'glögg'. In the 1890s, 'glögg' became associated with Christmas, and the variation of mulled wine is still drunk to this day. The Victorians, too, made a type of mulled wine for Christmas. Charles Dickens mentions the 'Smoking Bishop', a heated flavoured wine in the Christmas Carol. From then on, mulled wine has been associated with the festive season. 

Today, warming spices and citrus fruits are warmed with red wine to create the famous winter boozy drink. There are many ingredients that make up mulled wine, from cinnamon and sugar to cloves and peppercorns, honey and lemon, and even brandy. 

Our Mulled Wine loose-leaf tea is a fruity infusion that offers a warm and seasonally spiced brew without the alcohol. The festive blend creates a spiced yet fruity fragrance with hints of sweetness and deep red colour. The tea blend contains a harmonious blend of hibiscus, elderberries, apple, currants, orange, plum, pineapple, cinnamon, clove, star anise, cardamom, almond, orange juice, pink peppercorns, ginger, liquorice root and lemon peel. 

Our Mulled Wine tea is Christmas in a cup!


Mulled Wine loose leaf tea


Discover our other favourite warming fruit tea infusions 


Red Fruit Pudding - Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Red Fruit Pudding tea is a seriously delicious infusion of classic red fruits, including elderberries, hibiscus, currants, blackcurrants, and blueberries.  Naturally caffeine-free, the fruit tea is bursting with juicy seasonal flavour.

Our customers say, "My favourite loose-leaf tea!

Red Fruit Pudding loose leaf tea


*NEW* Cherry Crunch - Loose-Leaf Tea

Our new Cherry Crunch is a delightfully fruity flavoured herbal tea. It's a full-bodied blend of Rooibos, apple, liquorice, cherries, almonds, hibiscus and safflower.

The infusion offers subtle yet juicy tart cherries and moreish crushed almonds. The Cherry Crunch herbal fruit tea bonus is that it's naturally caffeine-free and can be drunk by the gallon on a delightful winter's day. 


Cherry crunch loose leaf tea


Ginger Orange Cinnamon - Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Ginger Orange Cinnamon loose-leaf tea is another fruity and lightly spiced herbal and fruit infusion, containing apple, hibiscus, Rooibos, candied pineapple, ginger, cinnamon and orange.

The gingery spice and refreshing orange create a naturally caffeine-free and simply delicious fruit tea.

Ginger Orange Cinnamon


Christmas Surprise - Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Christmas Surprise is an enchanting flavoured black tea with spices, notes of marzipan and cinnamon. Suitably festive, this loose-leaf blend contains black tea, almond, coconut, cinnamon, cocoa, orange, star anise, cornflower blossoms and cloves. 


Christmas Surprise loose leaf tea


*NEW* Rooibos Winter Plum- Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Rooibos Winter Plum is a flavoured herbal tea with full-bodied rooibos and sweet-fruity notes. 

This loose-leaf caffeine-free tea is flavoured with real cinnamon, plum, rosehip, hibiscus and rose petals. We think that it's a wintery delight!

Rooibos Winter Plum loose leaf tea

Posted by cup of tea admin
20th October 2021

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