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