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I can see why MissB loves this one so! I too enjoy mint tea and this one is a nice caffeine free blend that is soothing and flavorful… that’s the short version ;)

Dry it smells lightly of sweet peppermint. I think this is my first green rooibos, and there are little flecks of red to make this feels like Christmas time… although it would be good anytime.

When first steeped and still hot, I tried this w/o my normal sugar, and ended up adding just a pinch with this one. I could’ve probably done w/o, but wanted to see how much it brought out the true candy cane flavor. This tea was minty, but not overdone, and very much in the candy cane flavor.. not just pure peppermint. I don’t know how to describe the difference, but somehow, unless it’s a mind thing, it seems more like the candy version of peppermint… Yum!

I really enjoyed the lingering coolness in my mouth after each sip that you would also notice after eating a peppermint candy. I don’t always get that sensation after other peppermint teas, I’m not sure the difference, but I found it enjoyable.

I can see myself reaching for this one when I want something light, without too many flavors… or too strong of flavors, sitting around thinking about Christmas with a hot mug of it in hand. I could also see this one maybe being really refreshing iced on a hot day… I might have to find out, that minty cool aftertaste just might hit the spot.

Major backlog on this one! I can’t believe I kept forgetting to make a note on this when MissB sent me one of her favorites! So sorry! Thanks for sharing and introducing me to this one! & Simpson & Vail (Hubby & I also love the cinnamon chocolate brownie!).
I might have to place an order for these for my birthday next month!

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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
MissB

Woot! I love that you love this as well. :)

Suziqzer

Yum! :)

hapatite

How does this rank compares to TSTE and Teavana Candy Cane ones?

Suziqzer

Think the purest candy cane and that is what you get with this one. Simple, refreshing, & more candy cane than peppermint somehow… even though that’s what a candy cane is, I know. Somehow it’s different though.. maybe it’s just the colors of the tea that make this one seem so much that way.. the visual play on the flavor. Or maybe because it’s such a simple, light flavor.

The TS&TE one has black tea with rich chocolate notes, and is a heavier tasting and feeling tea in general.

The Teavana one you sent me, White Chocolate Peppermint Rooibos, is that the one you are referring to? It is heavier on the peppermint, has the white chocolate, and is a heavier feeling tea as well. It must be the chocolate and other ingredients together in it that makes it feel that way. A more complex blend of flavor. (Hubby had tried this the other night and really liked it… smelled yummy! I had to get out the other bag today when I saw your question and try it myself.)

I really like them all, even though they are very different. They each have their own place and I could stock all three easily. I’m into peppermint, chocolate, and spice teas right now.. so that probably has something to do with it!

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MissB

Woot! I love that you love this as well. :)

Suziqzer

Yum! :)

hapatite

How does this rank compares to TSTE and Teavana Candy Cane ones?

Suziqzer

Think the purest candy cane and that is what you get with this one. Simple, refreshing, & more candy cane than peppermint somehow… even though that’s what a candy cane is, I know. Somehow it’s different though.. maybe it’s just the colors of the tea that make this one seem so much that way.. the visual play on the flavor. Or maybe because it’s such a simple, light flavor.

The TS&TE one has black tea with rich chocolate notes, and is a heavier tasting and feeling tea in general.

The Teavana one you sent me, White Chocolate Peppermint Rooibos, is that the one you are referring to? It is heavier on the peppermint, has the white chocolate, and is a heavier feeling tea as well. It must be the chocolate and other ingredients together in it that makes it feel that way. A more complex blend of flavor. (Hubby had tried this the other night and really liked it… smelled yummy! I had to get out the other bag today when I saw your question and try it myself.)

I really like them all, even though they are very different. They each have their own place and I could stock all three easily. I’m into peppermint, chocolate, and spice teas right now.. so that probably has something to do with it!

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37 yr old wife and mother who left her day job to take care of our son. Now running a property management business with my hubby.

I grew up on Lipton -hot w/milk & sugar, Lipton iced w/fresh spearmint and sugar, and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime … Don’t criticize.

I came across Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy out of chance and it spurred my interested in trying new teas because it was a flavor I had never had before in a tea. I’m now new to the world of loose leaf teas and looking forward to learning what I like as I journey through some new flavors. Hubby has always enjoyed the occasional cup when we’ve been out and about at restaurants.. now we will find out what good teas are really all about! On with the adventures!

Still relatively new to loose leaf, but I’m learning… Coconut, cinnamon, chai, chocolate, mint, & pineapple are just a few of the flavors I enjoy. I have found that I can do green teas so long as there are other flavors as well and it isn’t the primary flavor. I have only found 1 rooibos blend that was too woodsy for me, most of the time the base is hidden or blends well enough w/flavored versions for my liking. I’m beginning to enjoy fruit teas more and more. I occasionally like a straight black tea.

Hubby likes milder flavors, any base, berry flavors, sweet aromas, sometimes tart, and or floral, and chocolate to my surprise! Almost the opposite of me.. go figure!

My 8 year old just took interest and loves root beer.. so far Butterbeer is a hit, but we haven’t tried any root beer or cola teas yet.. soon thanks to the Marvelous MissB for sending some samples. He enjoyed Winter Nog (Della Terra) recently, but turned away something else I gave him.. darn if I can’t remember now what it was!

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