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In keeping with our traditional nontraditional Thanksgiving habits, my guys and I just had our early T-Day dinner at Big R’s Barbecue: pork tenderloin sandwiches closer to the size of the plate than the buns and huge loaves of Suzie-Q’s that come out steaming hot in the same shape as the fry basket.
Dessert, as a result, needs to be light and pleasant. This is. A nice blend of cinna-mint with cute little sugar snowflakes that don’t affect the flavor a lot, but they do make you smile. Another review says you get mostly mint when you sip; mostly cinnamon when you gulp. Sure enough!
No rating as this is one of my blends.
I added the green rooibos carrot tea from RoT to this and came up with a terrific iced tea variety – smooth and fun like sunshine, or sun tea. Delish!
Need a cup of this to get me moving today. Still have a migraine, but it’s manageable – I’m physically at work. Shocking!
I received some of this from keen thanks so much. I am also using my new blu tooth keeyboard for my ipad so sorry about the typing skills or lack there of…just getting used to it.
LOVED the sugar and gold in this. The cinnamon and sugar contrasted with the mint. Different but good. I like this because it;s different
Ugh it’s been one of those weeks. Last week was the flu from hell (along with the six-day migraine). This week? Food poisoning. And migraine, of course. It’s been rough. I’m finally back at work. Folders and projects on my desk seem so foreign. What was that about?! <—me all AM Need a little kick, so I reach for my guayusa. Must try other incarnations of this wonderful tea!
Frustrated with steepster much today? Yeaaah…that’s me. So since this message will likely duplicate and/or not post or appear later after not looking like it appeared the first time. that’s all i have to say right this moment. See previous tasting notes as this is a really delicious blend :)
Ok I am glad you are done with your tantrum, Steepster.
I had this last night. It was in my box of rooibos/herbals/what-have-you so I thought it actually only had rooibos but it has jasmine pearls in it. Somehow I didn’t notice that before. Oh well, it didn’t destroy the balance of tea organization haha.
So after a quick change of temperature on the kettle, this was brewing and smelling nice and fruity.
The floral notes of jasmine are really good with the citrusy/berry fruit flavors. I don’t know really want the green rooibos adds because of the short steep time for the jasmine. I guess it’s okay to go for longer but I really would rather not have oversteeped green tea in here in order to get the taste of green rooibos. In which case, the other bit I have means…cold steep!
It’s going to be an insane morning and since I didn’t sleep at all last night (thanks, Migraine named Evil) I need loads of caffeine. This will be my best buddy today.
No rating as it’s my own blend. Please see other notes; this is a fave. Also goes great with gaming! :)
mmmm brought this in to work this afternoon for a bit of a pick me up! This time around, while the flavours were blending together nicely, i really like how the cinnamon bark added a bit to the blend. It was just cinnamon, the “bark” flavour is present as well, making this a different tea that if just cinnamon was added to this blend. Again, the sparklie tea made me smile, though normally i’m not a fan of additions like that, that don’t add to the tea.
I enjoy this tea quite a bit! It’s also interesting to me because the guaysa base isn’t something that i’m used to drinking with “mint.” A really nice blend!
Starting my afternoon off with this, as I’ve got a headache edging into migraine territory and an important meeting in a bit. Still love it!
Need a kick-start today (or a kick in the behind). Had a migraine all last night and still have a bit of “migraine fog.” This little number is helping! No rating as its my own.
Apologies for the delay in posting. I didn’t get to this on the 10th day but it did help me stay awake on Christmas Eve to finish wrapping presents. This blend seemed immediately familiar and very herbal. I’ve had a few other blends of mint and cinnamon and/or tulsi and they are very comforting. Just as I was settling into the first cup, the tea morphed into something unique that I’ve never tried before, though I don’t think it was just the guaysa. The tea took on a shimmering quality and I’m not just talking how it looked, but rather how in felt. Somehow the glitter had an effect on my taste buds and it was like this mint and cinnamon tea had been turned into candy and then turned back into tea. Hard to describe, but very enjoyable. Thank you KeenTeaThyme and well done on a magical blend, Leaping Lords indeed!
12 Days of Christmas Tea – Day 10
Yes, I’m not really logging these in correct order. This one is actually a backlog, but I have other teas I haven’t even tried yet. So .. uh.. don’t expect them to be numerical, but they’ll get there eventually.
This was a custom blend from KeenTeaThyme and it came in a cute little tin and everything. It was actually quite delicious. The spearmint and cinnamon was quite strong, but I didn’t really taste any guayusa. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. This tea also has gold sparkles in it, which I didn’t realize until AFTER I brewed it in a dark cup. D’oh. Next time, I’ll brew this in a white cup so I can enjoy the sparkles.
As a side note, I actually took a tea blending class in early December. I wish it would have been early enough for my Christmas swap b/c I would love to have designed a tea around my Christmas day theme. But, alas, it was not meant to be.
Thanks Keen for an amazing blend – I’m finally getting the chance to try it tonight after a crazy Christmas Eve at work. Oh business mad getting mad that we sold out of all the big gifts. Yesterday. Next time, don’t do your big christmas shopping on christmas eve? Ahem.
That aside – I’m drinking this tonight so I can stay awake for Mike to get home from work around Midnight! Then to sleep just in case Santa pops by.
The blend is very smooth! Surprisingly mellow (in a good way) with all that mint – I think the cinnamon cuts through to create a taste very pleasing to the senses. Thank you!
Thank you to KeenTeaThyme for this representation of Day 10 in our 12 Days of Christmas tea swap. It’s really tasty!
I like the combination of the cinnamon and the mint … the cinnamon is warm yet sweet, and the mints add a crisp, invigorating taste to the cup. I don’t taste a lot of the Guayusa here, the cinnamon, peppermint and spearmint seem to be overpowering it just a tad, but, it’s still really good … a very nice way to get motivated on such a chilly day (the kind of day that you’d rather just stay curled up under the covers … but I can’t because today is the day we are celebrating our holiday, so I have a bunch of stuff to get done for our feast)
Nicely done, KeenTeaThyme!
On the 10th day of christmas tea swap, KeenThyme gave to me this shimmering minty cinnamon tea!
This is really interesting (and tasty)! I’m surprised at how the cinnamon blends with the mint – it’s not a combination i would have really thought about. I really like this one KeenThyme! It’s a great tea for the holidays!
Got a meeting tonight so I needed an extra caffeine fix. Yum. This was perfect!
This is quickly becoming my go-to tea and I am a forever fan of guayusa. Love that it’s energizing without making me all jittery and tweaky. (I think of Tweak from South Park when I say that!) Butiki Teas has a guayusa pack I’ve got to try asap! :)
No rating as this is my own.
I’ve got a packed day today so I need an extra boost. This fits the bill! This is available for sale in my tea shop, but I’ve noticed lately that Tea Trade seems to be having trouble loading pages and processing orders. If you want anything, just email me or PM me and we’ll work together. :)
I have this available in cute snowflake ornaments for $5; and gift bags with my other holiday blend Let It Snow (freshly blended, but last year’s recipe), complete with filter bags for $8.
I’m hooked on this and am becoming a huge fan of guayusa. I thought the “caffeine-without-the-jitters” was some kind of marketing scam, but it totally works for me. And I’m someone who would have an espresso in the AM with my dad and then go back to sleep. ;)
I have this for sale at my shop, and starting on Friday there will be all kinds of gifts and gift sets if anyone is interested. :) I still have plenty left over, if anyone wants a free sample. Just email or PM me.
No rating as this is my own blend.
Now available! Order now – first four orders gets half off entire order! :) Visit my tea trade shop – I’ve got lots of David’s Tea and other resales up for grabs at rock bottom prices.
Email or PM me for coupon code. Four left!
No rating as this is my own blend.
This will be available in the Keen Tea Thyme Holiday Shoppe, opening over Veterans’ Day weekend (11/10/12). Stay tuned to my blog for its release – the first 10 orders will score 50% off their entire purchase at Keen Tea Thyme!
I’m hooked on this for my morning fix. The guayusa blends well with the mint medley (peppermint and spearmint) and the cinnamon bark and flavor. It’s a peppy blend. I’ve gotten two coworkers hooked too!
I’m going to use metallic sprinkles again. The gold sprinkles make the tea shimmery, in spirit of the season.
Keen sent me a bit of this and I couldn’t find it in the database so I added it…sorry if I missed it!
It’s been a while since I’ve had a nice honeybush! This is pretty good. It’s mostly that honeybush flavor but also has a very little bit of citrus flavor mixed in, too!
It’s a nice relaxing cuppa. A good comfort tisane!
Carolyn – thanks!
I’m drinking a tea that is marked Merry Xmas Blend but it looks, tastes, and seems like this one…so…if I need to re-arrange or re-place this in another tea – let me know and I will!
This tastes like mint, creamy-vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and just seems to mesh really well with everything involved in the ‘brew’.
If I gulp…I can taste the cinnamon more…if I sip…the mint more. It all lingers nicely just subtly!
I like it!