Three is a number. I did three posts last week, and I’m compelled to do it again.
As we march towards Thanksgiving, the amount of tea I tried, and want to keep trying got a little overwhelming. Some brands I will try to revisit after turkey day, if time and the place permits. I’ll make time.
But for now, I’m recapping three from Republic of Tea.
The Pumpkin Spice, Caramel AppleCaramel Apple, and Hot Apple Cider teas were all unique and had something to offer for all the same and for different reasons. I purposely listed the teas in that order as it’s a segue from one holiday season to another. I know, we got here to fast.
While three distinct teas, they all carry an aura of familiarity compared to the other. It could be that drinking so many in a short of time, may dilute the flavors.
It’s also rapid fire time. I’ll tell you, in the time I’ve been doing this, there will never be enough time, there will never be enough teas, and thank goodness for that. I also got lost in how many teas came to me without even looking. There might be a week where I have no idea what I’m doing, and I make a discovery at the final hour. Sometimes I do better at the last minute.
But when I find blends that add to an already growing list, I find that even more of an adventure. How much more effort do I put into these teas, while I have time to take pictures, set up displays, and take more careful sips.
In the end it always works out. But it looks like this will be another week of multiple posts. And what’s the holidays without a little more excess? Oh man I’ve been watching too many dopey holiday cinemas already.
So here are the three, in sequential order, with some snacks and displays to go with each.
First, the Pumpkin Spice.
With all the cans, the immediate aromas after opening are all the pumpkin you can handle, and I adore it. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and all the other joys of autumn. I was initially worried when I saw the water turn blurry almost immediately after dropping the bag in the cup. That may be the signs of a defective bag. But all fears vanished immediately.
Black tea and pumpkin, with all these other magical flavors, is a match made in tea wonderland. I also just love black tea right now. It reminds me of growing up, being around good people, around family, friends, and enjoying myself. At the time I was drinking this, it was just the tea I needed.
Thankfully these tins are in 50 count bags, so I will be enjoying this after the new year. That’s exactly right. As you see, some friends joined the party and helped me indulge in some holiday chocolate treats.
The Caramel Apple is the simplest of the three. And that doesn’t mean it’s any less in quality. While I’ve grown to love Rooibos, and love it some more, this wasn’t my favorite. While I still enjoyed it, nothing about this made me go crazy over this tea. Personally, caramel doesn’t always work for me in certain situations. This is a matter of taste and acquired taste. Less is more, and while this is a good tea, it wasn’t the best I’ve had.
In a different setting, with different people, or in a different frame of mind I might be giving you another story. And perhaps in a little while, I may give you another story.
Was there meant to be a turkey in this setting? Haha oops.
The Hot Apple Cider is created in a way to mirror how cider would taste in its natural form. Those aren’t my words, they’re in the description. Well maybe I’m overanalyzing.
This one is fun, and in a way that doesn’t take itself too seriously. That’s how I feel about all three of their teas. There’s a lot of care put into it without being too pretentious. And the aura of this company gives one of a a regal nature.
The flavors of apple, cinnamon, and the many other fruit and fall flavors, make this a joy to drink into the holidays, late into winter, and good for many other situations. This is a a tea for now and forever. Wow that was dramatic, but I mean that.
These teas are symbolic of what’s good in the world and what’s good about the holidays. And you can’t ask for much more than that. There’s no need to.
I found these teas already at a discounted rate at my local grocery store, so hopefully if you’re in the market for some of these, you can find them.
For more on The Republic of Tea, here is their story, their social responsibility, and contact information.
I wrote about them some time back, and will not wait this long to do so again.
Their teas are available for purchase online. And while their teas are mainly $10 and up, for a count of 50 and then some, I think you’re getting your monies worth.
Happy Early Thanksgiving to you. I hope it’s an enjoyable one for you and your loved ones.