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.
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!