Candy Cane Crush
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Tea Advent Calendar Day 22 – Candy Cane Crush

Today’s tea is truly Christmasy with chunks of peppermint flavoured white chocolate, pieces of crushed candy cane, and snowflake shaped candies, mixed with black tea. Although I’m not a huge fan of any kind of mint, I do like a good candy cane once in a while, so I looked forward to trying this tea. I think it has actually been a seasonal tea at David’s Tea for a couple of years, but I don’t recall having tried it.

Of course it smelled like candy canes when I opened the tin. It made my mouth water a bit thinking about it. Since this was a black tea, I steeped it for 5 minutes with nearly boiling water.

Candy Cane Crush

After steeping, it still smelled like peppermint, but not as strongly as before steeping. It also was a little lighter, and cloudier than regular black tea, probably because of the white chocolate dissolved into it. The taste was slightly minty, with not as much sweetness as some of the other teas from the Advent calendar, but enough so that I didn’t feel the need to add any additional sweeteners.

I enjoyed this tea, and while I wouldn’t buy a lot of it for my tea stash, I might buy a little to enjoy during the holiday season. This one gets a thumbs up!

Only two more days left! I can hardly wait to see what’s in store tomorrow and Sunday!

6 thoughts on “Tea Advent Calendar Day 22 – Candy Cane Crush”

  1. This sounds heavenly. The thing that’s irking me is that a lot of these teas you’re trying are “self-sweetening” which isn’t my thing. I actually enjoy altering the flavor of my tea by adding or not adding sugar. It seems like here you have to have the tea with a sweetener if it has white chocolate in it already.

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    1. Here’s the thing, I don’t like my tea very sweet unless it’s cold, so while I find that these teas are sweet enough, someone else might want them sweeter. Most of them have just a hint of sweetness to them, but I know people who would sweeten them further. I think you could adjust the flavour of any of these teas. Who knows, maybe the flavour of some of those ones I didn’t enjoy could have been improved with some sugar!

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      1. Perhaps. Then you have the group I belong to, which likes all the variations of tea, from no sugar to lots of sugar. There are days when I steep some tea, add sugar to the first cup, then after that I serve myself another cup without adding sugar. Other days, I drink my tea without any sugar at all. The ones with white chocolate probably wouldn’t make me happy.

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