The holidays have begun. Christmas music has begun creeping into the edges of our collective unconscious. I haven’t yet heard the dreaded “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”, but it’s only a matter of time. During the holiday season, Michaels (the craft store) gets a smell. A distinct scent. I don’t know if there’s some “holiday smell” that they’re pumping in. Maybe it’s like Abercrombie & Fitch, where they dump perfume through the vents. If you’re not familiar with that smell, and don’t have a local Michael’s, I will attempt to describe it to you as gingerbread-y. It has Read More
Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Tea Where to Buy: Shanti Tea Tea Description: Creamy, spicy, warming with a hint of vanilla and a malty tea base Ingredients: Black tea, orange peel, clove, cinnamon, ginger root, cornflowers, chrysanthemum petals, natural essences Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Not only is Winter Wonderland Tea from Shanti Tea one of my favorite teas this time of year but I also enjoy it year-round for the delightful quality and taste, too! The black tea base is of medium strength and combined well with orange peel, clove, cinnamon, ginger, and a variety of flower petals. Read More
Tisane Information: Leaf Type: Honeybush Where to Buy: 52Teas Tisane Description: So every year at about this time, I start to get upset that I didn’t get more eggnog while it was in the stores. Please tell me: why on earth do they only carry eggnog just before Christmas? I would really like to know. It’s too delicious not to be able to get it at other times. So, this is not the same at all, but it’s a pretty darn good substitution if you ask me. I’ve blended our caffeine-free honeybush with cinnamon chips and some amazing organic eggnog Read More
I did enjoy my “double shot” of this but I wanted to mention it isn’t needed to go over board with this loose leaf…a little goes a long way!