I ate too much today, especially corn (polenta for lunch, tamales and corn on the cob for dinner – what was I thinking?) and now I feel stuffed! Needed something to soothe my tummy and stimulate digestion. Ginger and peppermint FTW!
“(bagged version) I ate too much today, especially corn (polenta for lunch, tamales and corn on the cob for dinner - what was I thinking?) and now I feel stuffed! Needed something to soothe my...” Read full tasting note
“Last year this was one of my favorite teas. Now I'm looking in my cup wondering if there's any actual tea in there. There is a strong mint flavor and then... nothing. I know that a good white tea...” Read full tasting note
“This is the bagged variety. And it's decent. I enjoy the medley of ginger and peppermint; and the bagged variety is perfect when I'm not feeling well and not feeling like messing with an...” Read full tasting note
“Bag of undetermined age (gee, I think that may describe me, too ;) ... peppermint---got it; white tea---maybe; ginger---not catching it. Not a bad minty afternoon pick-me-up, though. ” Read full tasting note
Unique blend of white tea, cool peppermint, and a hint of ginger. Adding a touch of sugar brings out the distinct flavors.
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Last year this was one of my favorite teas. Now I’m looking in my cup wondering if there’s any actual tea in there. There is a strong mint flavor and then… nothing. I know that a good white tea could easily work with the mint, so I find this really disappointing. Maybe I just know what good high quality tea taste like now, or maybe last years White Christmas was superior to this year’s. Regardless, I will be moving on to other holiday teas.
I dropped the rating to reflect my current opinion of this tea.
This is the bagged variety. And it’s decent. I enjoy the medley of ginger and peppermint; and the bagged variety is perfect when I’m not feeling well and not feeling like messing with an infuser/filter bag. It’s a nice tea and one I’d recommend if it presented itself to you. But I’m still not sold on whether or not you should go out of your way to find it…
This was the tea of the afternoon. The BF and I had some tea at a cafe en route to the Berkeley Art Museum and the only teas they had were from Stash so I decided to try this.
When I think of Christmas flavors, I guess I think of cookies, eggnog, gingerbread and things of that nature. This is a white tea with ginger and peppermint. It didn’t really remind me of the holidays at all, but it turned out to be a good after lunch tea because I think it helped out with digestion as well as my overall perkiness levels. I do not think I would buy this for myself, but certainly wouldn’t turn down a cup if offered.
Another Christmas teabag sample to clear from my cupboard. This one sounds interesting, I don’t believe I have had a white tea mixed with either peppermint or ginger before.
It tastes as interesting as it promised but I’m not sure if I’m a fan. The peppermint is nice and the white tea is virtually undetectable but the ginger adds a somewhat savoury edge to the blend. I like my peppermint sweet, having it savoury and herbal tasting is just a little weird. It’s not awful but I don’t think it would be something I would buy or likely drink again.
As for a Christmas tea I think the ginger takes away any festive feelings, it’s just a basic blend. Such a shame, with a name like White Christmas I thought it would be magical.
My morning cup today. I’ve been drinking this tea the last three to four years between Thanksgiving and New Year. I am finishing last years supply, and it is surprisingly still fresh, thanks to foil wrapped teabags. It’s a good Holiday tea.
In the past, it was hard to detect the Ginger-I usually never noticed it. Today I was focussed on the teas qualities, intent on noticing the Ginger if it was there. The white tea is subtle, but noticeable, while the dominant flavor is the peppermint. The description is accurate regarding the ginger. When I swirl the tea in my mouth I detect a hint of ginger. Upon swallowing the ginger hits the back of my throat. The tea-ginger included-stays nicely on my tongue. I guess in the past, I was expecting more kick and intensity from the ginger and it eluded me. The subtlety of the ginger is perfect here. I’m sure the longer steep time brings it out. Overall a really good, satisfying blend I’ve come to enjoy during the Holidays!
Cupped and reviewed: Thursday, December 1, 2011.
So, I’ve been in Orlando, FL with my family all week. I’m not going to bother trying to log the tea I drank while I was gone. I took some bags with me (Lupicia and Stash), but nothing that I only had a bag or two of, just stuff that I have plenty of so it’ll get logged at another time.
My Mom also bought me a cute tea ball that she found. Here’s a picture I found online of it: http://www.yourwdwstore.net/Disney-Tea-Ball—Mickey-Mouse_p_8196.html
So, I’m back in the office today, and congested and not feeling well from the travel. This tea sounded like it could help me feel better – peppermint for the headache and ginger for the upset stomach.
I taste peppermint, but not ginger. That’s fine, I wasn’t sure how they would mix. Perhaps there’s a bit of ginger right at the end.
It’s a nice tea, but more something that my husband would drink than me, I think.
I have mixed feelings about this tea. I didn’t realize it was peppermint…I had Harney and Son’s Wite Christmas in mind and was looking forward to a deep, warm flavor. Still, if one has had a tough day and feels a bit bruised in the brain, I can see this tea being very comforting.
I drank the first cup plain, and got mostly plain peppermint, not too aggressive. The package recommended a bit of sugar to bring out the flavors so I tried that, and it is okay but not amazing.
I liked their Holiday Chai better, and will probably use that, Cranberry Autumn, and Boston as my holiday teas.
I found an old bag of Stash White Christmas in my “maybe someday I’ll drink this” tea chest. It’s basically a peppermint infusion. Very similar in taste to my memory of the Stash Peppermint tisane. The ingredients also list ginger and white tea, but peppermint completely dominates the blend.
This is not very good, but I’ll refrain from rating it, since it might have something to do with the fact that it is a bag “d’un certain âge” of unknown provenance.