Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

78

I was a bit skeptical about the peppermint/cinnamon/vanilla combo, but so many people rave about this blend on here that when I saw it 2/$5 at Harris Teeter I caved and bought 2 boxes. I figured if I didn’t like ti , it would be easy to unload via a swap or giveaway! Surprise, surprise, I like it too! It smells like Christmas in a cup, and the taste is refreshing and uplifting. Just the thing the cheer and warm me on a cold end-of Daylight-Saving-Time morning.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I saw it at my Harris Teeter also, but bought the Stash Tea Holiday Chai instead, which I really like. Looks like I am going back for this one, though, after all the great reviews!

Janefan

I bought the Stash White Christmas, and Christmas Morning, both of which I love. I drink White Christmas (ginger/mint) year round, and the Christmas morning is my favorite bagged breakfast blend. I bought it as end-of-season closeout pyramid teabags from Stash’s website one year and didn’t notice any great difference except the high price, so it’s back to grocery store bagged for me. I did shell out for A&D Damn Fine Holiday Blend to satisfy my high quality loose leaf black breakfast tea needs.

ashmanra

I have White Christmas as well. It is a nice, comforting mint. I haven’t tried Christmas Morning, but since it is on sale I may have to go back and get that one, too! I bought extra Holiday Chai to send to my daughter’s boyfriend in Northern Ireland. He really likes it.

So the green base of Candy Cane Lane isn’t bitter at all?

Mercuryhime

Why doesn’t my grocery store carry any Christmas teas? so sad.

mpierce87

@ashmanra – I haven’t noticed Candy Cane Lane being bitter and I routinely abuse this tea with too hot of water and leaving the bag in the cup for the entire time I am drinking it.

Janefan

I didn’t find it bitter either, and I’m pretty sure the water was “too hot” (i.e. didn’t really have any time cool after boiling). My hubby made it and I wasn’t supervising.

ashmanra

Thanks! That was my big hesitation in buying it. I am much more a fan of black tea or oolong, though there are greens that I like!

ashmanra

Mercuryhime – at our grocery store these are not in the tea section but in special cardboard displays here and there in the store. Could that be true of your grocery store? They may have them after all – here’s hoping!

mpierce87

@Mercuryhime – It may also just be too early in your neck of the woods for Christmas teas to show up. Last year, none appeared in my area until about a week after Thanksgiving! Keep checking, you never know!

Janefan

Yes, they were in a cardboard display in a section right near the front entrance of the store, which seemed to be full of “holiday cooking/baking essentials”

SimplyJenW

If you have Trader Joe’s nearby, their Candy Cane Green Tea is the same and usually cheaper. I was in love with this tea before I discovered loose leaf…and I still like it very much!

Mercuryhime

Thanks guys! I’ll keep an eye out. :) I also have access to a Trader Joe’s but my husband is always pushing me along when I pause at the tea display. He seems to think I have too much tea already. But they all taste different! I’ll have to go without him next time. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

ashmanra

I saw it at my Harris Teeter also, but bought the Stash Tea Holiday Chai instead, which I really like. Looks like I am going back for this one, though, after all the great reviews!

Janefan

I bought the Stash White Christmas, and Christmas Morning, both of which I love. I drink White Christmas (ginger/mint) year round, and the Christmas morning is my favorite bagged breakfast blend. I bought it as end-of-season closeout pyramid teabags from Stash’s website one year and didn’t notice any great difference except the high price, so it’s back to grocery store bagged for me. I did shell out for A&D Damn Fine Holiday Blend to satisfy my high quality loose leaf black breakfast tea needs.

ashmanra

I have White Christmas as well. It is a nice, comforting mint. I haven’t tried Christmas Morning, but since it is on sale I may have to go back and get that one, too! I bought extra Holiday Chai to send to my daughter’s boyfriend in Northern Ireland. He really likes it.

So the green base of Candy Cane Lane isn’t bitter at all?

Mercuryhime

Why doesn’t my grocery store carry any Christmas teas? so sad.

mpierce87

@ashmanra – I haven’t noticed Candy Cane Lane being bitter and I routinely abuse this tea with too hot of water and leaving the bag in the cup for the entire time I am drinking it.

Janefan

I didn’t find it bitter either, and I’m pretty sure the water was “too hot” (i.e. didn’t really have any time cool after boiling). My hubby made it and I wasn’t supervising.

ashmanra

Thanks! That was my big hesitation in buying it. I am much more a fan of black tea or oolong, though there are greens that I like!

ashmanra

Mercuryhime – at our grocery store these are not in the tea section but in special cardboard displays here and there in the store. Could that be true of your grocery store? They may have them after all – here’s hoping!

mpierce87

@Mercuryhime – It may also just be too early in your neck of the woods for Christmas teas to show up. Last year, none appeared in my area until about a week after Thanksgiving! Keep checking, you never know!

Janefan

Yes, they were in a cardboard display in a section right near the front entrance of the store, which seemed to be full of “holiday cooking/baking essentials”

SimplyJenW

If you have Trader Joe’s nearby, their Candy Cane Green Tea is the same and usually cheaper. I was in love with this tea before I discovered loose leaf…and I still like it very much!

Mercuryhime

Thanks guys! I’ll keep an eye out. :) I also have access to a Trader Joe’s but my husband is always pushing me along when I pause at the tea display. He seems to think I have too much tea already. But they all taste different! I’ll have to go without him next time. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Avid reader, tea drinker, Anglophile

Location

Greensboro, NC

Following These People