The Tea You Should Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Let astrology decide if you're a classic chamomile or a spicy chai.
Tired of grabbing that same cup of coffee every morning before you head into the office? Or maybe you're just looking for something warm and cozy to sip on chilly days? Whatever the case may be, there's nothing quite as comforting as a hot cup of tea. It's a beverage with roots in countless countries and cultures, and all you need to make it is some hot water and a tea bag. Don't know which variety to start with? We've consulted Best Life's resident astrologer to help pair up each zodiac sign with their own perfect tea blend. Keep scrolling to find the tea you should be drinking.
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Lauren Ash is a St. Louis-based astrologer and lifestyle writer. Ash is the resident astrologer for Best Life, Glam, and Sanctuary Astrology. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.
Aries: Earl Gray
As an Aries, you're an energetic and confident person who loves rising early and using the morning hours to plan the day ahead. To ensure you can take on the world at your best, you'll want a beverage with a healthy amount of caffeine. Change up your morning routine to include a cup of earl gray tea. This aromatic black tea has a surprisingly sweet flavor thanks to the hidden notes of bergamot, so you'll be fully awakened.
Tauruses tend to be practical and down-to-earth. Because it's easy for you to see the big picture, you'll take all the time and effort required to reach your goals. This also makes you someone who enjoys life's little luxuries more than most. So the next time you crave a cup of tea, pour yourself a cup of floral chamomile. The comforting and rich flavor is sure to please your earth sign sensibilities.
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Gemini: Bubble Tea
People born under the sign of Gemini are chatty socialites who like to keep the good times rolling. This fun-loving attitude comes from the fact that you're the first air sign of the zodiac, so you're more flexible and easygoing than most. Therefore, you're not afraid to try new things. Bubble tea is a fun twist on a classic that you can put your own twist on. And bubble tea shops are just about everywhere these days, so you can easily find one while out and about with your friends.
Cancer: Masala Chai
You're the authority when it comes to cozy comfort, Cancer. You innately create a soothing and relaxing environment, so, in a way, your personality is like a warm sip of tea. But for all your sweetness, there's a bite to your personality that might catch some people off guard. That's why masala chai, with its rich variety of spices, including clove, cardamom, and cinnamon, is the perfect encapsulation of Cancerian energy. Brewed with warm milk instead of water, this luxurious blend can be enjoyed whenever you need to steal away for a moment of self-care.
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Leo: Blooming Herbal Tea
Lavish and over-the-top, you're never one to shy away from making a statement, Leo. While you certainly don't want to dull your passion for life, it might be a good idea to pick a tea that can soothe your spirit and help you relax after a long day. Herbal tea is known for its many health benefits and calming effect, but the blooming variety turns tea leaves into stunning floral displays once activated by the hot water—which will appeal to your more theatrical side.
Virgo: Lemon Rooibos
On the surface, Virgos read humble, reserved, and practical. And while you do possess all these qualities, you also have a flexible and fun-loving side. As an earth sign, you enjoy soaking up nature or catching up with your closest friends. You're always on the move, checking things off your to-do list. So you need a tea that is quick to brew, boosts your energy, and tastes delicious, of course. A cup of lemon rooibos tea has just the right zing to get your day started on the right foot; not to mention the health benefits that will keep you performing in tip-top shape.
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Libra: White Tea
Libra is known as an easygoing sign, and in most cases, you are. In work, love, and friendships, you're always willing to play the mediator and find a compromise. But when it comes to indulging in your favorite things, your cardinal sign energy makes it harder for you to step outside your comfort zone when you're not presented with the facts. So here's the case for why you should start enjoying white tea—it's only lightly caffeinated, has antioxidants to boost your immune system, and the mild flavor means you can add whatever sweetener you'd like. When it comes to striking a balance you'll find acceptable, this tea does just the trick.
The deepest and most mysterious personality of the zodiac needs a tea that packs a punch. You keep your life private from anyone who might be looking to dilute its richness, which is why you have such a close inner circle. This leads people to think you're standoffish and cold, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Once you've let down your walls, people are usually shocked by your unsuspecting warmth. For this reason, you'll appreciate the decadent goodness of Darjeeling tea (with a splash of cream and sugar for extra sweetness).
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Feisty and warm-hearted, you view life as one grand adventure, and you're looking to see and experience it all. Chances are, you've already dipped your toes in the world of loose-leaf teas, so you're better off skipping the basic blends and instead diving headfirst into oolong tea. This blend gets its unique flavor from the oxidation process that happens when the tea leaves are harvested; making each batch of oolong unique. You could drink a cup every day for the rest of your life and still never have the same drink twice. Pretty cool!
As a lover of tradition, matcha tea might seem too trendy for your tastes, Capricorn. Much like the other cardinal signs, you find what works and stick with it. The good news is that while matcha has recently had a boost in popularity, it has roots dating back as far as the eighth century, so it doesn't get much more traditional than this. Another thing you'll appreciate is that matcha must be prepared in a very particular way, which your process-focused nature will no doubt respect. And who knows? Before long you might just decide to skip the coffee shop altogether and start making your own matcha blends at home.
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Aquarians are affectionately known as the oddballs of the zodiac, as you're always looking for new ways to approach old problems or trying things that others might be too afraid to. That's why kombucha should be your go-to tea the next time you're looking to indulge. This fermented black tea beverage packs a serious punch, and it has tons of healthy bacteria and cultures for improved gut health. Fizzy, tart, and refreshing—you won't be able to get enough of it.
Pisces: Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
As the most creative sign of the zodiac, you go to great lengths to inject a bit of personality into even the most mundane moments. So your tea of choice needs to be equal parts delicious and artistic. Commonly known as blue tea, butterfly pea flower tea is an herbal blend that's completely caffeine-free, which means you can enjoy it in the morning or before bed without wrecking your sleep schedule. Not to mention, something truly amazing happens to the color and flavor of this tea when you add a dash of lemon to your cup. Whether you like it hot, iced, or served up as a latte, this beautiful beverage will taste great and make for an Instagram-worthy photo.