i have a cold so my taste buds are off, but i can taste the peppermint. i added honey.
“(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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I’ve tried this one twice more. Most recently, I let it steep for a good 20 minutes. Even after all that time, I couldn’t taste the ginger. Just mint, but with a hint of warmth, presumably from the ginger. Have to admit I’m disappointed since I have multiple other mint teas and was really curious about the mint-ginger combo. Also, I definitely prefer this one without any sugar or sweetener added! White Christmas is good for a mint tea, but falls flat as a mint-ginger tea.
I specifically steep this for no longer than 2 minutes though to keep it tasting mellow. This is one of my favourite year long teas to drink, even if it is suppose to be a seasonal holiday tea. It was rather hard to find in the stores but I ordered a large box from Amazon. I drink it with milk, no sugar.
Wanted to add another tasting note. Even though this is called “White Christmas,” I decided to try it cold steeped because I was running out of bagged tea and I was too lazy to bother with loose leaves for a quick pitcher in the the heat.
So surprised. In the ridiculous heat we’re experiencing currently, this has a nice, cooling mint flavor. It’s too bad I probably can’t pick any more of this up until winter comes back.