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Beach House Teas 12 Teas of Christmas 2023 – Day 12

Last one from this set! Tomorrow, I’ll start 52teas! :3

I intentionally saved this for last because it sounded tasty and festive (I’m a “best for last” kind of person). I always get excited for candy cane teas even though I never seem to love them. This is no different. It’s really just a mellow peppermint black tea. The peppermint is nice and refreshing, no wet rags here. The black tea is nice at least, so still very enjoyable.

Maybe someday I’ll find a candy cane tea that I love? Maybe I only like the idea of candy cane tea ha ha…

Flavors: Fresh, Herbaceous, Malty, Peppermint, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
AJRimmer

I have this advent, but your mostly neutral reviews have not made me too excited to open it :P it’ll be a few months before I get around to it anyway!

Cameron B.

Ooh, I’ll be interested to read your thoughts though!

tea-sipper

My favorite candy cane tea is probably Angry Tea Room’s (so Adagio’s now). Not sure if you have tried that one!

tea-sipper

OH and then there was Della Terra’s Peppermint Bark (now EastIndiesCoffeeandTea.com)

Cameron B.

I’m not sure if I’ve tried Adagio’s plain, but I’ve tried it in a fandom blend and it seemed nice!

tea-sipper

I believe the blend that was Angry’s blend was just Adagio’s named “Candy Cane”. But I haven’t tried Adagio’s yet to make sure…

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AJRimmer

I have this advent, but your mostly neutral reviews have not made me too excited to open it :P it’ll be a few months before I get around to it anyway!

Cameron B.

Ooh, I’ll be interested to read your thoughts though!

tea-sipper

My favorite candy cane tea is probably Angry Tea Room’s (so Adagio’s now). Not sure if you have tried that one!

tea-sipper

OH and then there was Della Terra’s Peppermint Bark (now EastIndiesCoffeeandTea.com)

Cameron B.

I’m not sure if I’ve tried Adagio’s plain, but I’ve tried it in a fandom blend and it seemed nice!

tea-sipper

I believe the blend that was Angry’s blend was just Adagio’s named “Candy Cane”. But I haven’t tried Adagio’s yet to make sure…

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Hi, I’m Cameron!

I’m a 30-something software engineer currently living in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two pugs, Gobo and Ume. I tend to cycle between my different hobbies, and they include piano, knitting, video games, board games, miniature painting, planners, bento, KBeauty, and – of course – TEA! But really, what I’m best at is “collecting” hobby-related things… ;)

~ 2024 SIPDOWN CHALLENGE! ~
- June Sipdowns: 15
- Total 2024 Sipdowns: 64

I prefer my tea lukewarm or at room temperature and without milk or sugar. I steep Western style, and fluctuate between using big mugs or small teapots depending on the season.

I am always up for a swap! Just let me know if you’d like to try something in my cupboard.

Tea Preferences:
I enjoy both flavored and unflavored teas in many forms. These days, I drink mostly flavored teas, and I tend to gravitate most toward black, green, oolong, and herbal varieties. I do have a special fondness for straight Japanese green teas, however.

I do not sweeten my teas, and pre-sweetened teas are usually too sweet for me. I also do not enjoy stevia.

I tend to reach for fruitier flavors rather than desserty ones these days, but I do have favorites from both categories. Willing to try anything once! There are a few ingredients/flavors that aren’t generally my jam, such as coconut, rose, lavender, and chocolate flavoring. But I also have teas that I love with some of those things, too! :)

Favorite Companies:
3 Leaf
Bird & Blend
Dammann Frères
Harney & Sons
Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms
Lupicia
Old Barrel Tea Co
Simpson & Vail
Taiwan Tea Crafts
TeaVivre

Tea Rating Scale:
90-100: Outstanding! Permanent cupboard resident
80-89: Great – a possible staple
70-79: Good, but I wouldn’t buy it
60-69: It’s decent
50-59: Meh… I may or may not have finished the cup
40-49: Ick. Couldn’t finish it.
00-39: Repulsive, I spat it out

I will sometimes refrain from rating a tea if I feel I’m too biased due to my personal dislikes, or if I suspect the sample has been compromised by age or scent contamination.

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