This will be the last post for the year and there won’t be any end of year recaps. I’m sentimental but not in that way.
Instead, we’re headed into the homestretch with the Celestial Seasonings portion of the articles.
At first this tea didn’t do anything for me. As always it smelled great upon the opening of the package. The ginger and cinnamon came out like a house of fire. I was so eager to brew this thing and get my day started off properly.
It started slow, much like many things in the morning, but it picked up by the moment. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by some amazing teas by Celestial and other awesome companies. However, this tea is a grower and deceptively creeps on you after a couple of minutes.
It’s probably for the better. Too much cinnamon, too much ginger, and perhaps too much of anything can be counter-productive. This is a peaceful sipping tea that I took my time with. But shouldn’t they all be drank in comfort and peace?
As with other cups from other brands, there were times where I got a lot of flavor and some where I got none at all. This is part of the all encompassing fun with the whole tea drinking experience. No two sips are exactly the same. Pretty cool I know.
I must admit the packaging gets me every time. These two gingerbread friends (or lovebirds?) seem to really be enjoying themselves. The holidays might be over but they don’t seem to care.
I’ve raved about the designs of their packages before and was glad to see they have a whole section dedicated to their artwork. This is an enjoyable read.
I just took another sip and this one hit the spot. With anything, never judge or presume anything initially. Sometimes things take time to develop and blossom into something extraordinary. On the contrary, some teas are doomed from the start, but this is not one of them. This one was some longevity. It’s a favorite that can be enjoyed into the cold winter months ahead.
What I take from this is a source of comfort and solace. And that’s sometimes all you can ask for.
With their previous teas, not too many flavors is what helps. Keeping it simple and knowing what you’re going to get makes this very precious.
A few frosted mini gingerbread join the party but didn’t last too long. The pairing was perfect. It’s a cold morning as I write this, so the situation is fitting.
And for a previous ginger tea review, click here.
One last tea from the Celestial Seasonings package is coming. Have I saved the best for the last? They’ve all been stand-outs in their own way, so we shall see.
I wish you all a great rest of your holiday season. I know for many it can be full of commotion and go at a frenetic pace. Hopefully you got to enjoy yourself and will continue to do so into the new year.
Take good care.