Like a lot of people, I received this as a sample. I enjoyed the flavor and thought it was a very good holiday blend.
“Another freebie, hard to complain. But reviewing is another story. This smells so nice as it's brewing but after one sip, you'll think, "where did you go so wrong?!" There is a definite dirt taste...” Read full tasting note
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“Oh, Republic of Tea. Where do I start with you? As I fished out the [admittedly free] packet enclosed with your catalog, I began to think about your company as a whole. You boast a rather catchy...” Read full tasting note
“Received a free sample of this in my RoT catalog. I LOVE how this tea smells. It smells like my mom's Christmas cider. Apple, clove and cinnamon always smell comforting to me, so I guess this...” Read full tasting note
The Warmth of the Season.
Cinnamon and cloves are the shining stars of this blend. Wrap your hands around a cup that will surely put you in the mood for celebration. Fine black tea leaves create a substantial base for this spicy infusion, while apples and just a hint of licorice sweeten each sip.
A spicy holiday blend available in natural, round, unbleached tea bags.
The Republic of Tea is a progressive and socially conscious business recognized for being the leading purveyor of more than 200 premium teas and herbs, ready-to-drink iced teas and more. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a tea revolution in America with the purpose of enriching people’s lives through the experience of premium teas and a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle.
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Yet another free sample from The Republic of Tea! I’ve gotta be honest, I saw the words licorice root in the ingredients, and was immediately apprehensive. Not a big licorice fan. But it was free, and it smelled pretty nice in the sachet, so what the hell! Once I’d steeped it for five minutes, and added some sweetener, I was still a little concerned. However, after I added a bit of milk, I was pleasantly surprised! I bit on the fruity side with a lovely blend of spices! I like it! I might even order some at some point!
I like this tea for the holidays. The licorice in this gives it a much more “comforting” vibe to me than your standard spiced tea, which in my experience limits itself to orange and cinnamon, possibly apple. I enjoy this one with a splash of almond milk and, when I accidentally brew it too long, a flat spoon of sugar.