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It’s only November and I’m already getting antsy for spring. The days seem so gray and dreary, and the nights are already so dark and cold. On the bright side, at least this cold weather is a perfect backdrop for a tea like this one.

I expected this one to be more of an in your face tea with the chili and the peppercorns, but it was surprisingly mellow. The ingredients complimented each other nicely. It was a fabulous first steep, but there was notable deterioration with each following steeping. It’s still a lovely seasonal treat, especially as an alternative to sugary hot chocolate or hot apple cider. This will certainly be a seasonal repurchase for me.

TheTeaFairy

Looove this one! but you’re right, no good for re-steeping…

Calla

I tried this one out last week , im not sure if I like it yet, the flavour is unique but not quite what I thought it would be. I like the chocolatey-ness of this one. Going to try another mug of this.

Helena

I tried this one ages ago and didn’t like it.

Nik

This is one of the ones I really want to include in my first DT order! And after reading your description (chili, peppercorns), I really want to mix it with the other DT’s (Della Terra’s) Mayan Mist blend, to get a chocolatey-orangey-spicy concoction. Mmmm…

canadianadia

This is one of those teas that I say “it’s good but…” Nik – I think you have the right idea with your intention to mix it with another tea. On it’s own it’s not bad, but it falls a little flat.

Kittenna

I got 50g of this last Christmas, and was thoroughly unimpressed. The only reason my bag is being depleted is because people keep requesting it in swaps! It’s just like Chocolate Orange/Oh Christmas Treat. Everyone is soooooo enamoured with it, but again, I got 50g of it, plus a couple smaller bags, and I haven’t drank it at all because although it smells amazing, the taste is not pleasant. And often fishy :(

Nik

Fishy?! GAH! [crinkly-nosed icky face]

canadianadia

Eww… I’m happy to say I didn’t experience any fishiness with this tea, blech that would be disgusting. I was more disappointed with it for it’s lack of the strength I associate with both Chili and Chai. I decided to try this tea again this morning, and I sighed a breath of relief when I didn’t taste fishiness – thank you taste buds :)

Kittenna

I meant that the Oh Christmas Treat was fishy. It’s a pu’erh, which can sometimes have a fishy taste/smell, and mine sadly does :( I think it’s variable between batches though, because not everyone seems to encounter it.

canadianadia

@Kittena – ahhh! that makes sense. I have yet to try a pu’erh, the descriptions of fishiness always scare me away.

Kittenna

It takes some getting used to…. I’m not over it yet. People say they shouldn’t be fishy, but I almost always get a hint of it (mostly just in aroma though).

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TheTeaFairy

Looove this one! but you’re right, no good for re-steeping…

Calla

I tried this one out last week , im not sure if I like it yet, the flavour is unique but not quite what I thought it would be. I like the chocolatey-ness of this one. Going to try another mug of this.

Helena

I tried this one ages ago and didn’t like it.

Nik

This is one of the ones I really want to include in my first DT order! And after reading your description (chili, peppercorns), I really want to mix it with the other DT’s (Della Terra’s) Mayan Mist blend, to get a chocolatey-orangey-spicy concoction. Mmmm…

canadianadia

This is one of those teas that I say “it’s good but…” Nik – I think you have the right idea with your intention to mix it with another tea. On it’s own it’s not bad, but it falls a little flat.

Kittenna

I got 50g of this last Christmas, and was thoroughly unimpressed. The only reason my bag is being depleted is because people keep requesting it in swaps! It’s just like Chocolate Orange/Oh Christmas Treat. Everyone is soooooo enamoured with it, but again, I got 50g of it, plus a couple smaller bags, and I haven’t drank it at all because although it smells amazing, the taste is not pleasant. And often fishy :(

Nik

Fishy?! GAH! [crinkly-nosed icky face]

canadianadia

Eww… I’m happy to say I didn’t experience any fishiness with this tea, blech that would be disgusting. I was more disappointed with it for it’s lack of the strength I associate with both Chili and Chai. I decided to try this tea again this morning, and I sighed a breath of relief when I didn’t taste fishiness – thank you taste buds :)

Kittenna

I meant that the Oh Christmas Treat was fishy. It’s a pu’erh, which can sometimes have a fishy taste/smell, and mine sadly does :( I think it’s variable between batches though, because not everyone seems to encounter it.

canadianadia

@Kittena – ahhh! that makes sense. I have yet to try a pu’erh, the descriptions of fishiness always scare me away.

Kittenna

It takes some getting used to…. I’m not over it yet. People say they shouldn’t be fishy, but I almost always get a hint of it (mostly just in aroma though).

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That’s my mug! I’ve never really been a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh, but I like the fact that this mug is more or less clear. Plus, I can’t help but giggle when I say “ewww …I have Pooh on my mug” and people in the room gawk in horror before realizing I’m talking about Winnie. Am I easily amused? heck yeah!

A little something about my interests? – In no particular order, I love tea, makeup, paper crafting (card making), home renovations, and gardening.

As a rule, I tend to drink my tea without adding anything, but if that doesn’t work for me, I indulge in the fact that rules are meant to be broken. Yep! I’m such a rebel…sometimes I even color outside the of lines :P

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