The next item that I want to share with you is actually a gift that I received. I am a tea fanatic, so when my lovely Mum calls me up and says ‘I was at the tea shop and found you something you will love’ I do a little happy dance (much like Snoopy).
The lovely little gift that she gave me was the English Tea Shop’s Christmas Tea Collection. The lovely tin tea chest contains 72 individually wrapped tea bags in 9 different flavours. (Once again, let the Snoopy dance commence!)
First, let me just say that the lid of the tea tin is a brilliant shade of robin’s egg blue and while the image is indeed Christmassy it’s not tacky or overly done as some holiday tin tend to be.
Moving on to the tea.
The 9 flavours included are:
Peppermint Melon-Green tea, cinnamon pieces, licorice, and peppermint leaves with melon flavour
Sleigh Ride-Green tea, cinnamon pieces, ginger pieces, cardamom pieces, nutmeg pieces, pepper and cloves with soursop and orange pieces.
Candy Cane-Green tea, peppermint leaves, orange peel, cinnamon pieces, chicory, strawberry leaves and vanilla pods with mint, vanilla and coconut flavours
Spicy Anise-Black tea, ginger pieces, cloves and star anise with ginger, mint and anise flavours
Silent Night-Green tea, ginger pieces, cinnamon pieces, peppermint leaves and rose petals with mint flavours
Holiday Blend-Black tea, cinnamon pieces, ginger pieces, cardamom pieces, nutmeg pieces, pepper, cloves and orange peels with vanilla and apple flavours
Honey Melon-Black tea, licorice and cinnamon pieces with honey melon flavours
Irish Holiday-Black tea, almonds, roasted barley, and ginger pieces with vanilla and Irish cream
Spicy Pumpkin-Green tea pieces, ginger pieces, cardamom pieces, nutmeg pieces, pepper, cloves and anise seed with cinnamon, orange, and melon flavours.
The names of the teas are very cheery and immediately put you in a Christmassy mood. I would classify these teas as dessert teas meaning they would be perfect served after a meal or as a nightcap. Not only are they some of the tastiest teas that I have tasted they are some of the most fragrant.
As this is the season of giving, I went and purchased one Christmas Tea Collection Tin Tea Chest for 1 lucky reader.
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Where did Jane Austen purchase her tea from?
Giveaway is international and ends on December 17
Best Wishes & Good Luck,