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drank Christmas Blend by Canton Tea Co
240 tasting notes

This arrived on Friday, awaiting my return from a very long day at university. Funny that, really. Any day I have to drive up and down the M1 seems to be a long day, but this was longer than usual. Saturday I was rushed off my feet with my other job so I have only now been able to sample it. I must say that the Canton Tea Club is a splendid idea. Getting home every week to find a new tea on my doorstep is lovely and a thing to look forward to. I shall have to encourage my relatives to keep extending my membership. Perhaps each of them could pledge to do so as a Christmas present and I could set up a rota!

Anyway, I’m really enjoying this one today. The smell when I opened the packet was most excellent, a brilliantly Christmassy blend that reminded me of various mulled wine recipes I have tried over the years. The orange was dominant and I really liked that. It looks great too. When brewed the aroma was not as strong but the taste is smooth and festive. The mix of citrus, liquorice, cloves and cinnamon goes very well together with the Assam base. My tongue is still tingling with the citrus tang even ages later. Great stuff and definitely one to keep around for Christmas for those that do not want my rather potent mulled wine or have to drive home after dinner.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

I’d like some of both please!

Roughage

Well, you had better pop over to visit then. :-)

Bonnie

I’d like to hear you read the book you’re reviewing in French with a British accent. A few glasses of mulled wine and this improper American would be rolling my eyes and giggling!

Roughage

Heh, given that my French accent is non-existent, I think that you would not be able to listen for laughing even without the mulled wine! :-D

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Bonnie

I’d like some of both please!

Roughage

Well, you had better pop over to visit then. :-)

Bonnie

I’d like to hear you read the book you’re reviewing in French with a British accent. A few glasses of mulled wine and this improper American would be rolling my eyes and giggling!

Roughage

Heh, given that my French accent is non-existent, I think that you would not be able to listen for laughing even without the mulled wine! :-D

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