Here we are, Christmas Eve! Whenever I think of “Christmas Eve” I am reminded of a time when my youngest daughter – who is now twelve years old – would dance around a few days before Christmas Eve and sing “Christmas Eve is in a couple of eves.” It was really adorable. How quickly they grow up.
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Della Terra Teas
Go back to the days of Christmas tradition with popcorn strung on the tree, silver balls and delicious flavors. This tea combines all of those, with vanilla, cream and amazing mint! Create a new Christmas tradition with this magical tea!
Ingredients: Black tea, vanilla bits and flavor, cream flavor, mint, popcorn, silver and red sprinkles*
Learn more about this tea here.
At first glance – and at first sip! – this tea would seem to be very similar to the Peppermint Perfection from Day 3 with the notable omission of the chocolate in this tea, and the addition of the popcorn.
I don’t know if the popcorn adds a whole lot to the flavor of this tea, but I do know that the chocolate certainly added a delightful dimension of flavor to the aforementioned Peppermint Perfection tea. That said, I really like this tea. This tea tastes more candy cane-ish to me because there is no chocolate, and I don’t usually have chocolate covered candy canes (although, this year, Santa will be putting a chocolate filled candy cane in my stocking).
I like the creaminess of this tea. This tea seems creamier to me, and there is a savory element to this as well. At the finish, and at the very start of the aftertaste, I note a pepper taste. Just a slight “kick” of pepper. I don’t know where that’s coming from, but it’s there.
This is less “minty” than the Peppermint Perfection. The mint here is a gentle, smooth mint taste. The black tea seems richer and more robust to me with this tea as well. There is almost a malty note to this, and I’m not sure if that’s from the tea or if it’s from the vanilla and cream flavoring.
So, it sort of surprises me to say that if I were asked to choose between the Peppermint Bark tea (which has chocolate in it) or this, the Christmas Tradition tea (which doesn’t have chocolate in it), I would probably choose this one! There is something more complex and more unique that keeps my palate intrigued as I sip. Both teas are really good, but, this one is more interesting to me.
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!
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