I thought that with the soaring temperatures outside we could all use a reminder that cooler temperatures will arrive soon enough and with them all the wonderful Holiday teas that become available. Here is one of my favorites from Della Terra, I hope it makes your mouth water. Unfortunately it isn't available right now, but once it is I hope you consider purchasing it, it will definitely be worth the wait.
One sip of this vanilla black tea combined with peppermint and mini candy cane candies will send you on a trip down Candy Cane Lane! The combination of China black tea, vanilla and peppermint are a perfect blend. Throw in the mini canes and you get a delicious, creamy mint flavor that will have you in the holiday spirit in no time! (Formerly called “Candy Cane Lane”)
Ingredients: black tea, vanilla flavor, peppermint leaves, chocolate bits and mini candy cane candies.
Leaf Type: Black (flavored)
Where to Purchase: Della Terra - Seasonal tea, not currently available
Suggested Brewing Tips:
Serving Size: 1 level teaspoon per 6oz serving
Water Temp: 210°
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
I don’t normally like chocolate teas, but this one was absolutely perfect. It has a great balance between the chocolate and the mint, while the vanilla flavor gives it a creamy sort of feel with each sip. The black tea is pretty mellow and totally hidden by the flavoring, but for this particular blend that doesn’t bother me.
I have to admit something, I really hate sprinkles in my tea. I’m not a tea purist by any means, but something about them seems a little odd to me. They rank up there with tea that sparkles… my tea shouldn’t do that either. All that being said, those mini candy cane sprinkles are just so darn cute.
It really is a shame this is a seasonal tea since I have so little of it.
My Rating: 92/100
Would I order this again? Absolutely. This has quickly become one of my favorite holiday teas.