Summer Solstice & Tea

Celebrating the Summer Solstice with a Perfect Cup of Tea

The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, is a time of celebration, reflection, and connection with nature. As the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, people around the world honor this momentous occasion with various traditions and rituals. One delightful way to embrace the spirit of the solstice is by enjoying a refreshing cup of tea. Whether you're a tea connoisseur or simply looking for a unique way to mark the day, here are some ideas to infuse your summer solstice with the magic of tea.

The Significance of the Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, occurring around June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, is a celebration of light and life. It's a time when the sun seems to stand still, offering the longest period of daylight and the shortest night of the year. Many cultures honor this day with festivals, bonfires, and gatherings, celebrating the abundance of summer and the power of the sun. It’s a perfect opportunity to connect with nature, reflect on personal growth, and set intentions for the coming months.

Tea and the Summer Solstice: A Perfect Pairing

Tea, with its rich history and myriad of flavors, is a wonderful companion for the summer solstice. Different types of tea can enhance your solstice experience, whether you prefer a calming herbal blend, a refreshing iced tea, or a ceremonial matcha. Here are some suggestions to make your tea time special:

1. Herbal Bliss

Herbal teas are perfect for the solstice, especially those that celebrate the flavors and aromas of summer. Consider blends with chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, and mint. These herbs not only taste wonderful but also have calming properties, perfect for a relaxing solstice evening. Brew a pot, let it cool, and serve it over ice with a sprig of fresh mint for a refreshing treat.

2. Fruity Refreshers

For a fruity twist, try teas infused with summer fruits like berries, peaches, or citrus. Hibiscus tea, with its tart and tangy flavor, makes a vibrant iced tea that's both delicious and visually stunning. Add slices of fresh fruit and a touch of honey or agave syrup to sweeten the deal.

3. Green Tea and Matcha

Green tea and matcha are excellent choices for a solstice celebration. Green tea's light, grassy notes evoke the freshness of the season. Matcha, with its ceremonial roots and vibrant green color, can be a meditative experience. Whisk up a bowl of matcha and enjoy it in a peaceful outdoor setting, letting the energy of the solstice infuse your practice.

4. Sun Tea

Sun tea is a simple yet enchanting way to harness the power of the sun. Fill a glass jar with water and add our gallon iced tea sachets. Place the jar in direct sunlight and let it steep for several hours. The gentle warmth of the sun will brew a mellow, flavorful tea. Once it's ready, serve it over ice with a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint.

Tea Rituals for the Solstice

Creating a tea ritual can add depth and meaning to your solstice celebration. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Sunrise Tea Ceremony

Begin your day with a sunrise tea ceremony. Find a quiet spot where you can watch the sunrise, and bring your favorite tea. As you sip, take a moment to reflect on your intentions for the coming season. The rising sun symbolizes new beginnings and the promise of growth.

2. Tea Meditation

Engage in a tea meditation. Choose a tea that you love and brew it mindfully. Pay attention to the aroma, the warmth of the cup in your hands, and the taste with each sip. Allow yourself to be fully present in the moment, using the tea as a focal point for your meditation.

3. Evening Bonfire and Tea

If you have the opportunity to gather around a bonfire in the evening, bring a pot of tea to share, our Campfire Blend is a perfect selection. The warmth of the fire and the soothing tea create a perfect setting for storytelling, singing, and connecting with friends and family.


The summer solstice is a beautiful time to celebrate the light, warmth, and abundance of the season. By incorporating tea into your solstice rituals, you can create a moment of tranquility and reflection amidst the festivities. Whether you’re sipping herbal blends, enjoying a bowl of matcha, or brewing sun tea, let the magic of tea enhance your summer solstice experience. Cheers to the longest day of the year and the joys of summer!

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