Yep, it’s back! The 12 days of Christmas tea box from 52Teas. I’ve been looking forward to this! Even though I’ve probably tasted most of the teas in this box, as I’ve ordered just about every tea that Frank has created this year, I’m still excited to see which teas he has included, as well as excited to revisit some of my favorites!
Yes, I realize that the 12 days of Christmas aren’t supposed to start until after the holiday, but, Frank has started his own tradition of sorts, making the 12 days start on December14, and end on Christmas morning… and I personally like it this way, it makes for a very fun countdown!
For the first day of Christmas, 52Teas sent to me …
This tea definitely deserves a spot in the 12 days of Christmas package, because it is one of my favorites from the last 12 months or so. Actually, this one was released on the week of November 22, 2010, and my review of this tea was published on December 7, 2010.
Frank, being the “Willy Wonka of Teas” that he is, has managed to capture the flavor of buttered popcorn and add it to his blend of Nilgiri and Assam black teas. And as weird as it may sound, it is actually really delicious.
This tea is best served hot, in my opinion (Cold popcorn is just kind of … meh!) and I recommend adding a tiny pinch of salt to the cup. It doesn’t need sweetener, but, if you want to add it, it’s quite alright. I happen to like to add a little bit of agave nectar to this tea, it gives it a “Kettle Corn” kind of taste. Yummy!
Yep, it is nice to revisit this one … and it tastes as good now as it did back then.
I anxiously await to see what tea tomorrow – the Second Day of Christmas! – brings!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!