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Thanks for selling a bit of this, Cameron B! I’m always in a try-all-the-B&B-teas mode and your sale CERTAINLY will help with that. I love me a good candy cane blend. This one is delicious. All of the ingredients here, look smaller/finely chopped which means it might impart more flavor throughout the cup. It’s a festive looking blend with green and red colors on the black tea base. The flavor is surprisingly more herbaceous than I expect a candy cane tea to be. Plenty of mint, but then a nice creamy element is on the back sip. If you’re gonna call yourself a candy cane tea, you definitely need that creamy element. Somehow occasionally I’m tasting cantaloupe which is weird? This tea is stored great, so I have no idea where that note would be coming from. There was one sip where I could tell there was some stevia there. So with the stevia, this blend might not be the perfect candy cane tea. (I’m thinking stevia tastes bad rather quickly so I’m always worried about my stevia teas aging.) But I do like this one a lot: a crisp mint, yet creamy sweet blend.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 20 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // 4 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

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