Nutcracker Flavoured Rooibos Tea

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Rooibos Tea
Almonds, Candied Papaya, Natural Flavours, Red Rooibos
Almond, Marzipan
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine Free
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16 oz / 473 ml

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From Metropolitan Tea Company

Proving that success doesn‟t always happen overnight, the Nutcracker, masterpiece of famed composer Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky garnered mostly negative reviews following its debut performance in St. Petersburg on the 18th of December, 1892. The performance, which stretched well past Midnight was called “insipid”, “lopsided” and “ponderous” by unimpressed Russian critics. Now, well more than a century later, the ballet is so well enjoyed that for many, the Christmas season simply isn‟t complete without taking in a performance.

The tale, which focuses on the adventures of a little girl, Clara, her brother Fritz and a magical nutcracker that comes to life, takes viewers on a magical journey starting at home in a 19th century German chateau and ending most famously in the Land of Sweets, in a far away kingdom known as Confiturembourg, ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum fairy. At this point in the story, the children, as well as the audience, are enchanted by the kingdom‟s various inhabitants – Chinese Tea dancers, Russian Candy Cane dancers and Danish Marzipan Shepherdess dancers, among others.

Now, we wouldn’t be Master Tea blenders if we didn‟t think that list of performers sounded like a fabulous recipe for a deliciously soothing winter tea blend. So to honor Tchaikovsky‟s memory, we‟ve decided to blend exactly that, a fabulous tea guaranteed to put a smile on your face even on the longest of winter‟s nights. Based on a luxury Rooibos, we‟ve added the flavors of marzipan and fruit finished off with delicate snowflake candy quins and tiny silver ball candies for a dash of added theatrical flair. Like the ballet itself, this is one performance you don‟t want to miss.

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My little town doesn’t have a tea shop, but it does have a “fancy coffee shop” (this is in addition to the Tim Horton’s). I don’t usually go there, because frankly their coffee is overpriced and not very good. But today I was walking past in the cold, and going in to see if they had tea seemed like a good excuse to warm up. :) They do have a few little jars of loose-leaf on a shelf, with just the names on the front but what looked like Metropolitan labels on the back. I asked the girl what she would recommend, and she picked one off the shelf and said “oh, this tea is definitely my favourite!” so I was like sure, I’ll have a cup of whatever that is. :) It looked like a rooibos blend, and the name on the front just said “Nutcracker”. I walked home with the warm cup in my hand, smelling it and trying to guess the flavour. It’s primarily what my brain helpfully identifies as “cherry… no, almond… no, definitely cherry… hmm, maybe amaretto?” and I thought there were maybe hints of lemon as well? It’s also unmistakeably rooibos, even without tasting it. It tastes pretty much the way it smells, sweet and almondy/boozy. It’s good, tastes like a festive, desserty sort of tea. I got home and looked it up, and apparently it’s supposed to be marzipan flavoured which I guess makes sense. It’s also supposed to be way cooler-looking than it actually was! I double checked, and all I can see is rooibos and almond slices, no crazy snowflake candies. Ah well, I’m pretty ambivalent about candies in tea on the best of days so I didn’t really miss them. This was decent, if I’m ever running low on flavoured rooibos I might get some more.

Flavors: Almond, Marzipan

2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Maddy Barone

That sounds kind of good. And I liked the mental image I had of you walking in the cold, with a steaming cup of tea in hand. :)

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