I missed out on all of the 12 days of tea boxes because I couldn’t decide. I enjoyed opening the teas each day last year, but there were some that I wasn’t really excited about tasting. This year I decided instead to make my own 12 days of tea by just ordering teas that I’ve been wanting to try and adding them to a big bag that I’ll randomly draw out of each day. Except that I went overboard and ordered so many teas that it’s more like the 25+ days of tea! This is the only new tea that’s came so far, and I decided to go ahead and try it today. Yesterday was actually hot here (80 degrees!) and so sunny. Today I woke up to a freezing house from where I’d turned the heat down yesterday, and a rainy, windy day outside. It’s definitely feeling more like Christmas with the change in weather, so this tea is a perfect fit!
The dry leaves smell wonderful, and the tea itself has a rich vanilla and mint aroma. I like the flavor, too. It’s rather light on the vanilla and mint flavors, but the cream flavor definitely makes up for it. It’s absolutely wonderful with a little milk and sugar. This is a wonderful tea for people like me who enjoy minty flavors, but sometimes want a cup that isn’t overwhelmingly knock-your-socks-off mint, and this tea is just perfectly minty without overdoing it. I’m more of a cream flavored than mint gal, so this is (literally) my cup of tea. I hope I enjoy the rest of my new teas as much as I’ve enjoyed this one!
-Dry blend has medium black tea leaves and twigs with pieces of green mint, small gold balls, small red and white candy canes and pieces of popcorn.
-Dry leaves smell like soft and creamy mint. Tea liquor aroma is of rich vanilla with a hint of mint.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium orange brown color.
-Smooth creamy vanilla flavor with a light minty finish. Heavy cream and mint aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. Light vanilla and mint flavor with a deep creamy taste.