Cookies for Santa

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Cacao, Cinnamon, Cookie, Ginger, Nutmeg, Chocolate, Spicy, Tannin, Spices
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Organic, Vegan
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “It’s been two whole months since writing a tea note? For shame. I’m just finishing this off now but have noticed every up has been too mild for my liking. Tastes like a boring, flat black tea...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A very nice November tea. The world is so beautiful here, with gold, burgundy, orange leaves somehow gilding the sunlight. And this is in my travel cup as l make my way to the dentist. I amped...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sipdown (641)! I know this is supposed to be a chocolate/ginger sort of cookie profile, however sipping on this one I found that it tasted more of sugar cookies with mild spice notes (ginger,...” Read full tasting note
    72
  • “Like the old version of Glitter and Gold from David’s Tea, except without the golden sparkle and with more emphasis on gingerbread (or gingersnap!) cookies. Today it’s heavy on the ginger but...” Read full tasting note
    73

From 52teas

Tea of the Week for December 25, 2017!

Here’s what was going through my mind as I crafted the recipe for this blend: ‘if I were Santa, what kind of cookies would I want?’

Usually, as a family, it’s our tradition to put Peanut Butter Blossoms out for Santa. You know, the peanut butter cookie that’s topped with a chocolate kiss? Yeah, my whole family loves those. I do too – which is why I started the tradition that way. I mean, those cookies were favorites of mine from childhood – my gramma used to make them every holiday and I loved them.

But when I started that tradition with my children, it represented a slight compromise because I seem to be the only person in my house that really adores ginger and would love to make a soft ginger snap cookie with candied ginger with hints of other warm winter-y spices like allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg and then add some cacao to the dough because – CHOCOLATE.

If I were Santa, that’s the kind of cookie I’d want waiting for me!

So this tea represents that cookie in a teacup. I started with a black tea base of Ceylon, Assam, Yunnan and Keemun teas (all organic) and added lots of ginger (ginger root & candied ginger). Then I added some allspice and cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg and some cacao nibs & shells for a nice chocolate-y note and a little bit of essence for a special cookie-like taste.

YUM! This tea has a delightfully spicy cacao cookie flavor! The perfect tea to leave out for Santa – and if you want to leave out some milk to go with the ‘cookies’, just go latte – this tea tastes FANTASTIC as a latte!

Taster size is approximately 15g

organic ingredients: black teas, ginger root, candied (sugared) ginger, allspice, cinnamon, cacao nibs, cacao shells, calendula petals, nutmeg & natural flavors

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14 Tasting Notes

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1785 tasting notes

It’s been two whole months since writing a tea note? For shame. I’m just finishing this off now but have noticed every up has been too mild for my liking. Tastes like a boring, flat black tea with a hint of ginger and cinnamon. But nothing more. How is Halloween already in a few weeks? We really got screwed out of a proper autumn over here so a short much as I love drinking spicy blends which remind me of colder weather, this feels too early.

Oh weird, after finishing my cup, the aftertaste in my mouth is a little bit like cola bottle candies but even then, a lot milder than other spicy blends that gave off a cola vibe.

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69 tasting notes

A very nice November tea. The world is so beautiful here, with gold, burgundy, orange leaves somehow gilding the sunlight. And this is in my travel cup as l make my way to the dentist. I amped this cup up a bit by adding cacao nibs. I prefer it this way.

Mastress Alita

Drinking cocoa nibs tea on the way to the dentist… I like that kind of ballsy attitude!

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8401 tasting notes

Sipdown (641)!

I know this is supposed to be a chocolate/ginger sort of cookie profile, however sipping on this one I found that it tasted more of sugar cookies with mild spice notes (ginger, allspice, cinnamon) and vanilla and not chocolate at all. Still really enjoyed it though, and it still fit the namesake IMO – just not exactly what Anne was going for, I think.

Thanks for the share VariaTEA – this is one I was curious about when it first came out, but not enough to actually get any for myself. It’s nice that I got to experience it anyway.

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932 tasting notes

Like the old version of Glitter and Gold from David’s Tea, except without the golden sparkle and with more emphasis on gingerbread (or gingersnap!) cookies. Today it’s heavy on the ginger but sometimes this tea’s more of a Snickerdoodle (cinnamon!!!). Now think if I had a gingersnap or snickerdoodle cookie to dunk into this cookie tea? That would be our circular tea drinking narrative for the day.

The weather is starting to get nice here in the Lower Mainland so disappearing this one, and some of the other winter teas, is Number One drinking priority today! Looking forward to seeing you and your kin next year, Festive Winter & Christmas Teas!

Flavors: Cacao, Cinnamon, Cookie, Ginger, Nutmeg

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

I hope the nice weather will actually be there to stay! We had spring ripped away from us and it snowed again ugh.

CrowKettle

Friends from Toronto, Regina and Calgary have been sending me pictures of their driveways and my back feels sympathy. Here’s hoping spring visits the rest of Canada soon!

Arby

Yes, the spring of deception struck me again, too.
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308 tasting notes

This tea tastes a lot like chocolate-covered/dipped gingerbread. It’s not a terrible blend. It’s just not for me. I think it’s the combination of ginger and chocolate that just doesn’t sit well on my taste buds. I don’t generally like spice with chocolate.

I finished off my cuppa by adding a heavy splash of milk. Needless to say, this was another miss for me.

The 12 Teas of Christmas have been rather underwhelming for me this year. I’m glad I stepped out of my comfort zone enough to sample all 12 teas, even if I couldn’t finish every cup. I’m saddened, however, that I only liked one new-to-me tea enough to purchase it. $35 is a fair chunk of change when you don’t actually enjoy at least half the teas.

That said, I need to update my list of teas to sell. My unwanted/unloved tea bin is overflowing.

Flavors: Chocolate, Ginger, Spicy

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10171 tasting notes

this one was tastier today than the first time i had it…the nuts weren’t nearly as present as the first cup. On the whole, while this was an enjoyable cup, it’s not the right blend for me.

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2752 tasting notes

I finished off the last of this today because I’m trying to clean out some of my older sample size/smaller amounts of tea.

I do like the spice combo, but it doesn’t have anything cookie like, which is a disappointment. I can taste clove and cinnamon, but it reminds me more of a chai blend. The base is quite nice because it is smooth and malty.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spices

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1088 tasting notes

A bit late starting with the 12 Teas, but here I am.

Happy Christmas to everyone celebrating today! And hope your day is stellar, celebrating or not.

It didn’t even occur to me that this is Snickerdoodle-ish until VariaTEA mentioned it. Yes, this tastes like a sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar: snickerdoodle plus another spice that wasn’t included in the previous tea. A wee bit of clove possibly. Not picking up any nut flavours, as much as I’d like to.

Good. Enjoyable cup.

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4508 tasting notes

This concludes the 12 teas of Christmas which was quite fun and even better that it is ending on a clearly holiday-inspired flavor. This makes me think of Snickerdoodles but also it is quite nutty and, like Sil said, it gets nuttier as it cools. It is an alright tea and I am glad I got to try it but if I am being honest, I just don’t think it is quite for me. I blame the nut.

Sil

Haha same!

Evol Ving Ness

I am not blaming the nuts as they seem to be missing in action for me. But a random spice, not cinnamon, is the stumble for me.

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