Budding Products: Celebrate the Year of the Dog

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Dog began Feb. 16. The dog is one of the animals on the cyclical 12 year calendar.

Pearl Fine Teas Honors the Year of the Dog

Washington, D.C.-based Pearl Fine Teas created a limited edition loose leaf tea blend that celebrates Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog. It is called Kung Hei Fat Choy.

It is a unique blend of dark tea, a smoky green tea and white tea, according to a company press release. The company describes the tea as a “touch earthy with a hint of melon” and it can be handle several steeps.

Limited quantities are now available.

TWG Tea Celebrates Chinese New Year with Breakfast Bulldog Tea

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Singapore-based TWG Tea honors the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog by debuting its limited edition Breakfast Bulldog Tea. It is the company’s first Haute Couture Tea of the year.

The blend is described as “invigorating” with hints of red berries and caramel.

It is packaged in a strikingly bright pink tin and box with gold accents and a white bulldog, so it is easy to identify this special tea.

The Breakfast Bulldog Tea is available now in limited quantities.

Newby Tea Marks Year of the Dog With Tea Caddy

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London-based Newby Teas introduced its festive Year of the Dog Tea Caddy.

The celebratory blend of second-flush Assam black tea has the added slight taste of roasted almonds. Newby Teas describes the flavor as deep and malty “with a prolonged sweet aftertaste.”

The tea is packaged in a box with four dog illustrations—one on each side. Each illustration represents one of the four seasons and the traits of loyalty, wisdom, bravery and pride.

Japanese American National Museum Announces Year of Dog Tea Cup

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The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles has a Year of Dog Tea Cup.

The cup has a matte glaze and a drawing of two French bulldogs saying “Wansaka wansaka Fukukitaru!” (A lot of fortune to come!) It is microwave and dishwasher safe.

According to the museum, those born in the year of the dog are characterized as “honest, friendly and faithful.”