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drank White Christmas by 52teas
254 tasting notes

This is another tea from the swap with OMGsrsly, and unlike the last tea this is unquestioningly a holiday tea.

Teaware: 16oz ForLife glass mug and infuser
Measured dry: 2 teaspoons
Temperature: 212º F
Steeping Time: 3 minutes
Additives: 3tsp raw sugar

Despite the fact the ingredients list peppermint and not spearmint, the dry tea smells overwhelmingly of sweet spearmint gum, and I can’t catch a whiff of the black tea or marshmallow root at all. I’m not sure what to expect from the marshmallow, but I’m curious to see how it will translate into the cup.

Now that it’s steeped, the black base has definitely come out to play, and the tea itself is a lovely dark amber. I’m still getting a bit of spearmint gum here, but it’s a lot milder than the dry aroma. I can’t pick out any contributions from the marshmallow root, but it’s still very sweet, beyond my raw sugar alone, and leaves a minty aftertaste and tingle in my mouth after each sip.

This is an interesting one, and I’m glad I got a chance to try it!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

I got this one and Read My Lips from Cavocorax, and found this one too spearmint-y for me. So glad that wasn’t just my imagination!

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OMGsrsly

I got this one and Read My Lips from Cavocorax, and found this one too spearmint-y for me. So glad that wasn’t just my imagination!

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Feel free to browse my cupboard if you’re interested in swapping, but all the mate and pu-erh in our household is my husband’s.

For swapping purposes, please note the apple allergy. Thank you!

I tried to limit my cupboard to teas that were 1oz or larger, but that was a gorgeous failure in terms of swap communication. It’s all going back up.


Okay, I just feel wrong trying to grade things without a rubric – it’s too inconsistent! So, here is the grading breakdown:

0-50: Dump it!
50-60: I might finish the cup
60-70: Possibly finish the pot
70-80: I may keep this on hand
80-90: Cupboard space guaranteed
90-100: Poetry may be involved!

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