Two weeks ago I wrote about a holiday themed tea from Celestial Seasonings that I wasn’t enamored with. I was professional, constructive, yet honest in my response. However, my intent is never to be so bullish and over-the-top that my sincerity gets mired in negativity.
I like to think that’s part of why they got in touch with me and sent me a bunch of holiday teas for me to try.
I want to make perfectly clear, they did not pay me or coerce me in any way to write about their products or to automatically give rave reviews to their products. These opinions are my own and always will be.
Fortunately, the tea this week needs no nudging or coaxing from anybody to sing its praises.
The Candy Cane Lane is an absolute joy and what I expect from a top-tier tea company such as Celestial.
As a strange aside, I had no idea it was a green tea, or a decaffeinated one for that matter, until I double-checked the box. This tasted like a great peppermint treasure with a passionate dose of vanilla and hints of cinnamon.
It was so good the photos and brewing process went over two consecutive evenings. I think that looks so elegant.
There’s a lot of ingredients listed here, and unlike last week, they all come together so elegantly. I was thrilled to discover that orange peel and blackberry leaves were included as well. Who would have known? I couldn’t detect it immediately and never during my sipping. But hopefully next time.
Man this tea was fun. And how can you not be drawn to the packaging again? Those bears seems to be enjoying themselves and the holidays. This is as approachable and attractive as it gets folks.
One question I have, is this what’s in a candy cane itself? I had no idea. If not, I don’t care. This is a tea I will surely be enjoying into the early part of next year.
Here in the Mid-Atlantic it’s been charmingly warm and I’m embracing every moment of it. Even though this may not fit the mood of these teas, one can pretend it’s below freezing or just enjoy the season for what it is.
I am enjoying another cup at the moment and may brew some again. It’s the holidays and an excuse to eat till your hearts content but also keeping some balance and composure.
We enjoyed our cups with some savory snacks such as chocolates, pepper mint pretzel slims and some mini frosted gingerbread men. I bet you’re thinking too pretty to eat but so good it would be a disservice not to. I’ll go with the latter. The Rudolph Gummies may have to wait another week.
I loved it and it looks like the next three weeks will be all about Celestial Seasonings, unless I throw in some bonus posts. During the holidays that may be a difficult task, but only if I make it as such. There’s room for everything.
In the meanwhile, you can lose yourself in their website with tea information here and here. There’s so much to learn from links like these that I hope to incorporate some of what I’ve learned into future posts.
And if you want to purchase any of their fun teas, click here!
Keep on enjoying the holidays!
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