Yes it is. It’s less than a week till Santa, Rudolph, and all their friends will be bringing joy to folks like you and me.
And that includes some fine teas from Stash that perfectly embody what the holidays are all about. Holiday Chai, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Morning are the three I decided to go. I would’ve done more and I might later, but these teas scream fun, heartwarming, love, and all the joys of what makes this holiday season so bright. The labels say so, so I have to believe it right?
This post may go the way of how many of our seasons are going, which is a frenetic pace with little rest. However, if I find my stride it will settle itself. And that truly applies to any time of year
Ha well here goes.
The Holiday Chai was different than the usual chai’s I’ve had in the past. And that may sound like I’m reaching but after further review the ingredients speak for themselves. Natural gingerbread and natural Jamaican rum give this black tea an added kick for the holidays. Yet this can be drank at anytime. I found this enjoyable and I’m not one to always find chai’s to be my favorite. But this was really good. And a little nutmeg never hurts either.
We now fast forward to Christmas Eve. There’s a deliberate order to this because I like y sentiments as cheesy as they might be. Just like these cheesy mugs you will see throughout. But when it comes to the season, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Just like with the previous tea, the Christmas Eve has cinnamon as well. And while there’s orange, vanilla, and other flavors, the major problem here is the spearmint. It was too overpowering for me. I wasn’t a fan. And while I may like spearmint gum (and that’s not my favorite either), this did not work for me.
And that’s a shame because I love Christmas Eve the day itself, but this tea didn’t work. I envision some will like it, but I doubt I will be having this anytime soon. It was, in my opinion, an ambitious effort that comes up short.
Now we go to what was my favorite, Christmas Morning. How apropos. Didn’t you love Christmas morning as a kid. And I mean the day itself. You loved the simplicity of it, the time with family, opening gifts, the smiles, the music, the food, the smells, and all the other little things you can’t put into words.
This is my kind of tea. It’s a simple mix of black and jasmine green teas. And while I love all the creativity of these tea blends with dynamic flavors, fruits, oils, and other essences of this universe; sometimes you just want a straight forward tea.
This is as straight forward and simple as it gets.
I remember drinking this thinking this is my dad’s kind of tea. He got me into drinking simple black, Earl Grey, and eventually green teas. This is just a blend of all those simple tea drinking moments with family.
This is the kind of tea that speaks to me. Well all have things that hit home, in a spiritual sense that makes us something bigger than whatever it is that we’re eating, drinking, doing, and in this instance sipping. I felt an out-of-body experience while having this cup. And as I write about this, those feelings are coming back.
It applies to this tea, and I hope it applies to you and yours this holiday season. This tea is beautiful and I hope the rest of your season is beautiful, through Christmas and beyond.
Here are my previous holiday posts on Stash, here and here.
For more on Stash Tea, here is their story, teas available for purchase online, and where to find their teas at a store near you.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Peace Be With You.
thanks for your tea-view )
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I think the Holiday Chai is the one to try for me.
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