Candy Cane Organic Rooibos Herbal Tisane

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Herbal Rooibos Blend
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Flavors
Peppermint, Vanilla, Cream, Mint, White Chocolate
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Edit tea info Last updated by Sil
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 10 oz / 305 ml

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  • “I have so much of this that I forget about it, because it's sitting in a HUGE tin parked under my tea bags and sweetener. So today I pulled it out, because gosh darn it, it's yummy for when I want...” Read full tasting note
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  • “OMG this is sweet. Like really, REALLY sweet. When I took my first sip I was expecting far more mint but this really puts the "candy" in candy cane! I want to love this but I can't help but wish...” Read full tasting note
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    rachel12610 1921 tasting notes
  • “2nd rooibos tea blend of the afternoon. I haven't been drinking this much since the holidays. This is one tisane I actually prefer to underleaf a bit since I find the mint so overpowering. There...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2394 tasting notes
  • “Yup! This smells and tastes like Candy Cane! I'm super excited S&V made this with a GREEN Rooibos Base...I don't think I have had a Candy Cane Flavored GREEN Rooibos before so that's...” Read full tasting note
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From Simpson & Vail

I’ve often thought it was a shame that candy canes are only commercially popular in the winter season. Our local candy shop makes them in about 4 flavors, but only during the winter months. I know that’s when they sell the most, of course, but I want them more often. I love the refreshing, sweet taste of these holiday treats. So naturally I was determined to make a tea blend that would allow me to enjoy this taste all year long. Through much testing, we decided we liked the taste best on our organic green rooibos. And since the candy cane flavor is natural we were happy to be able to offer this organic herbal blend that will delight young and old alike.

It’s fabulous hot or iced (so yes you can enjoy it in the summer too!) and with no added sugar, this calorie free blend is sure to please. The aroma of the dry leaf is amazing – a definite mood booster – with its euphoric aroma of minty sweetness. When brewed, this herbal blend has a taste that is tingly, refreshing, and harkens me back to my childhood – or rather just last December….. The taste lingers delicately and deliciously on the tongue. A cup of this tea brings joy to our day and we hope it does the same for you!

Ingredients: Organic green Rooibos, natural candy cane flavor, organic stevia, and red and white organic cornflower petals.

Brew tea at 212º – steep for 5 minutes.

Caffeine free

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36 Tasting Notes

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1116 tasting notes

I have so much of this that I forget about it, because it’s sitting in a HUGE tin parked under my tea bags and sweetener. So today I pulled it out, because gosh darn it, it’s yummy for when I want something with zero caffeine. A bit too sweet today though, even though the creamy candy cane part was delish.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Suziqzer

Gpod to know an old favorite can still hold it’s own.

TeaBrat

I bet this won’t go bad anytime soon :)

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1921 tasting notes

OMG this is sweet. Like really, REALLY sweet. When I took my first sip I was expecting far more mint but this really puts the “candy” in candy cane!

I want to love this but I can’t help but wish for less stevia because I am picking up on that and not much of anything else. The peppermint is almost a background flavor.

I am sorry MissB because I know how much you love this but it is really not for me. Thank you for sharing though because at least now I know that.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Wow! Talk about different tastes.

VariaTEA

Haha. I feel like what she sent is being wasted on me which is why I wanted so much to love it but I can’t stand the taste/aftertaste of artificial sweetners. I imagine it is very good if that is not something you pick up on but unfortunately I did.

Fjellrev

I know what you mean. It’s very hard for me to get past artificial sweeteners.

MissB

I really had zero idea that there was any stevia in here… I would have left it had I known. I’m so sorry.

VariaTEA

No need to be sorry MissB. I am glad I got the chance to taste it because even seeing stevia on the ingredients list I probably would have bought it. I am just sorry that I wasted some of your beloved tea.

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2394 tasting notes

2nd rooibos tea blend of the afternoon. I haven’t been drinking this much since the holidays. This is one tisane I actually prefer to underleaf a bit since I find the mint so overpowering. There isn’t even any actual peppermint here, just candy cane flavoring. I really like this with soymilk and today I tried it with a sprinkle of cinnamon and some cacao powder — nice. Maybe I’ll try making a hot chocolate with it soon.

Candy cane latte anyone? I really need to get that milk frother I’ve had my eye on…

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Suziqzer

Oh.. Sounds good with hot chocolate or as a latte !

TeaBrat

If I come up with anything good I’ll let Steepster know. :)

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6770 tasting notes

Yup! This smells and tastes like Candy Cane! I’m super excited S&V made this with a GREEN Rooibos Base…I don’t think I have had a Candy Cane Flavored GREEN Rooibos before so that’s cool!

There is that lovely candy cane flavor with a sweet green rooibos but there is also a hint of stevia in there and S&V did the Stevia RIGHT :) Not by over doing it! YAY! The Red and White Cornflower petals are more for show, I think…but I am cool with that.

This is tasty! I’m partial because I am a MINT freak but I love this!

Shmiracles

mint freaks unite!

Sil

liquid candy cane. that is all i can say about that tea lol.

KeenTeaThyme

Another one to add to the list! This sounds so yummy. I love green rooibos and mint, so I’m sure I’ll be in heaven! :)

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4923 tasting notes

HOLY MOLY this is liquid Candy Cane. Another sample from the ever generous Nicole I have to say, that i totally don’t mind this tea but man you only want to drink a little at a time because it really is like liquid candy cane. heh I enjoyed this one and it certainly put me in the holiday mood. The scent is 100% candy cane and the taste is no different :)

Thanks again Nicole!

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4391 tasting notes

Backlog:

Sweet and minty … I found myself wishing the stevia wasn’t in there when I started brewing it, but after tasting it, I like that the stevia is a light addition. Just enough to enhance the sweetness and give this the candy cane taste that it needs.

Not bad at all – a very enjoyable green rooibos.

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251 tasting notes

I chose to try this tonight because it was one of my few caffeine-free holiday teas, but I wasn’t expecting to love it so much! This has some pretty amazing staying power, which left my mouth tingling after each sip. And the flavor? It really is like a high quality candy cane, with just enough kick to perk you up and calm you down at the same time.

I wonder if my husband would like some in his Christmas stocking?

You can see pictures here:
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2013/12/organic-candy-cane-by-simpson-vail.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Thank you Sil, by way of Nicole for this sample!!
I don’t know if this is my fave tisane. Usually I love minty teas, but somehow… I dunno, it’s not quite reaching that place for me.
It’s probably the green rooibos, as I felt it really overshadowed the cup and didn’t blend nicely with the mint.
With minty teas, I’m not used to adding sweetener as mint is typically pretty flavourful on its own. In this case though, I made an exception and that is when I got the candy cane reference. Yup! bona fide peppermint stick! and then I drained the rest of my cup.
So in the end… I managed to find me a nice dessert. I wouldn’t mind another sample closer to next Christmas.

On a side note… I’ve launched my blog!! Nothing to do with tea mind you, so bear that in mind. Well, I’ll probably mention it here and there, but its more about my career in HR than tea and the two don’t often interlace.
Anyhow, if anyone feels like taking a gander here is the link: http://hrslinger.wordpress.com/

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967 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking this at work recently, in an attempt to get it near a sipdown. While it’s still got a lot of mint flavour to it, it’s definitely not as strong as it used to be. In my first note, I was pretty overwhelmed with the punch the mint packed. Now, it’s much, much more subtle. That does allow more of the vanilla creaminess to come out, though, so I’m not too sad that it’s starting to fade a little. It tastes more like candy cane now than it used to, that’s for sure.

I still think this is one of the prettiest teas I’ve seen, with it’s green mint, creamy green rooibos, and pretty red flowers. Probably not one I’d restock, simply because I’m a little sad about how quickly the flavours seemed to deteriorate in this and all of the other teas I picked up in my first S&V order. Their packaging needs to improve.

A nice tea, though. A must try for any candy cane fan.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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I can see why MissB loves this one so! I too enjoy mint tea and this one is a nice caffeine free blend that is soothing and flavorful… that’s the short version ;)

Dry it smells lightly of sweet peppermint. I think this is my first green rooibos, and there are little flecks of red to make this feels like Christmas time… although it would be good anytime.

When first steeped and still hot, I tried this w/o my normal sugar, and ended up adding just a pinch with this one. I could’ve probably done w/o, but wanted to see how much it brought out the true candy cane flavor. This tea was minty, but not overdone, and very much in the candy cane flavor.. not just pure peppermint. I don’t know how to describe the difference, but somehow, unless it’s a mind thing, it seems more like the candy version of peppermint… Yum!

I really enjoyed the lingering coolness in my mouth after each sip that you would also notice after eating a peppermint candy. I don’t always get that sensation after other peppermint teas, I’m not sure the difference, but I found it enjoyable.

I can see myself reaching for this one when I want something light, without too many flavors… or too strong of flavors, sitting around thinking about Christmas with a hot mug of it in hand. I could also see this one maybe being really refreshing iced on a hot day… I might have to find out, that minty cool aftertaste just might hit the spot.

Major backlog on this one! I can’t believe I kept forgetting to make a note on this when MissB sent me one of her favorites! So sorry! Thanks for sharing and introducing me to this one! & Simpson & Vail (Hubby & I also love the cinnamon chocolate brownie!).
I might have to place an order for these for my birthday next month!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
MissB

Woot! I love that you love this as well. :)

Suziqzer

Yum! :)

hapatite

How does this rank compares to TSTE and Teavana Candy Cane ones?

Suziqzer

Think the purest candy cane and that is what you get with this one. Simple, refreshing, & more candy cane than peppermint somehow… even though that’s what a candy cane is, I know. Somehow it’s different though.. maybe it’s just the colors of the tea that make this one seem so much that way.. the visual play on the flavor. Or maybe because it’s such a simple, light flavor.

The TS&TE one has black tea with rich chocolate notes, and is a heavier tasting and feeling tea in general.

The Teavana one you sent me, White Chocolate Peppermint Rooibos, is that the one you are referring to? It is heavier on the peppermint, has the white chocolate, and is a heavier feeling tea as well. It must be the chocolate and other ingredients together in it that makes it feel that way. A more complex blend of flavor. (Hubby had tried this the other night and really liked it… smelled yummy! I had to get out the other bag today when I saw your question and try it myself.)

I really like them all, even though they are very different. They each have their own place and I could stock all three easily. I’m into peppermint, chocolate, and spice teas right now.. so that probably has something to do with it!

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