Christmas Cookie Shou Mei

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
Almonds, Cinnamon Chips, Cloves, Ginger, Marshmallow Root, Orange Peel, Organic Flavours, Shou Mei White Tea
Flavors
Almond, Cookie, Ginger, Orange Zest, Citrus, Spices
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 15 sec 14 oz / 402 ml

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  • “Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Saturday, July 17th: National Lottery Day Tea #1 What a fun idea!  I used the random number generator on cupboard page plus another number between 1-18 while it...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a lightly flavored tea. I’m getting a nice orange and ginger flavor with almond lingering in the background of the sip. It didn’t strike me as sugary sweet like cookies, so I added some...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I figured it was about time to change my icon – Go ’nucks! ;) I was expecting something a bit sweeter and more cookie-like, to be honest. LiberTeas was correct in saying this comes across as more...” Read full tasting note
    67
  • “Backlog: I really liked this blend. The brewed tea smells delightful, in fact, I think I smelled more cookie than I tasted it and I did want a little more of the buttery, cake-y type flavors that...” Read full tasting note

From 52teas

If this tea doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, you might just be the Grinch. With premium shou mei white tea, almonds, ginger, orange peel, cinnamon chips, a few cloves, marshmallow root and organic flavors, combine this tea with a nice crackling fire in the fireplace and someone to snuggle up to on the couch, and you’ll be in holiday heaven.

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At 52teas.com, you will find unique, hand-blended artisan loose leaf teas: a new limited edition creation every week of the year. We pride ourselves on offering truly unique, one-of-a-kind tea blends that you won’t find anywhere else.

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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Saturday, July 17th: National Lottery Day Tea #1

What a fun idea!  I used the random number generator on cupboard page plus another number between 1-18 while it was organized by ‘recent’.  This randomness way of picking teas is a good way to drink forgotten teas or teas I haven’t had in a while.  I might pick teas this way on indecisive days!   Still a good one here!  Frank’s version of a white chai.  I always liked the mix of spices. And marshmallow root which I will never not be happy to see in a blend.

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This is a lightly flavored tea. I’m getting a nice orange and ginger flavor with almond lingering in the background of the sip. It didn’t strike me as sugary sweet like cookies, so I added some Truvia. Now it’s more like a Christmas cookie! I think imagination here is key. I am getting some buttery cookie aspects along with the warmth and spice that reminds me of Christmastime. The white base is muted here, allowing the flavorings to shine through and take the spotlight.

Mmm, I’m very glad that I bought two packages of this one. I’m really enjoying it a lot! There’s something special about Frank’s white tea blends. They’re always my favorites. I drank this one pretty quick. Time for a resteep! I infused the leaves for about 5 minutes the second go-around. And it’s just as tasty as the first cup! That’s rare for 52teas blends. I think I may grab a few more pouches of this before it’s too late…

Flavors: Almond, Cookie, Ginger, Orange Zest

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Fjellrev

Oh, this does sound nice. And I agree that his white blends have been pretty good.

CHAroma

Yep, even the third steep was flavorful and delicious! I’m going to buy 4 oz of this one. :)

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I figured it was about time to change my icon – Go ’nucks! ;)

I was expecting something a bit sweeter and more cookie-like, to be honest. LiberTeas was correct in saying this comes across as more like a mild chai, I’d say. The most noticeable flavour is the ginger although it’s relatively low key compared to how it’s been in other blends. There’s also a nice little citrus-orange undertone with a hint of cinnamon. As the tea cools it develops a touch of sweetness, but it’s nothing that really brings to mind ‘cookies’. Still on it’s own it’s a quite a warm, pleasent tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Dexter

Just happy that there are quite a few Canadian teams that make the playoffs. GO Jets!! :)

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Backlog:

I really liked this blend. The brewed tea smells delightful, in fact, I think I smelled more cookie than I tasted it and I did want a little more of the buttery, cake-y type flavors that teas like this from 52Teas are known for. This tasted a bit more like a mild chai to me than a cookie flavored tea.

But that was alright too, because I do love me some chai.

As the tea cools, the flavors develop a little and I get more of a baked goods type of flavor as the tea cools a little. (Not cold as in iced tea or even room temperature, but cooler than ‘hot.’) I still wanted a little more of the baked good flavor to come through or maybe something more ‘icing’ to bring it all together.

And I found it in the second steep! This tea you really NEED to resteep because the flavor is so much better in the second infusion. I happily tasted the cookie flavor I wanted in the first cup with the second infusion. Yum!

A really tasty blend.

And please – don’t forget that I’m trying to take over 52Teas! Please help me do that! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497705217/the-great-52teas-take-over

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Maybe if I think of this as more of a light chai, that will help me rationalize this tea. It just does not invoke Christmas cookie.

It tastes like a nice light chai with some orange and ginger. It’s good…I like it, as I do like chai, orange, and ginger. It’s not a really bold chai flavor…while I do like bold chai teas, sometimes you want something nice and light.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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I am enjoying this tea chilled. I mainly taste warm (not spicy) ginger and light citrus. Now that I look at the ingredients, the citrus taste might be the orange peel. These flavors go really well with the slightly sweet white tea base. The aftertaste is softly gingerbready. An enjoyable cup.

I cold brewed this in a quart mason jar with 4 teaspoons of tea. I like how the longer “brew” time really brings out more flavor without getting bitter or astringent.

Flavors: Citrus, Ginger

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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This needs a new name. It reminds me more of a chai or the mulling spices you put in apple cider. Mulling spices shou mei or Spicy Christmas. Regardless of name I like the flavors I’m tasting. The spices are the dominate flavor is definitely all of the spices while the white tea is somewhat light. Think I might have to bake this into something..

Flavors: Spices

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp
Anlina

When I think Christmas cookies, I always think of shortbread or decorated sugar cookies, so chai spices seem like totally the wrong association to me. A Christmas cookie tea would taste buttery, sweet and pastry-like, but not loaded with spices.

TeaBrat

The Christmas Cookie tea from Capital Teas is much the same! More of a spice overload than a pastry…

teapartyfortwo

Oh no! I’ve got this one on the way. Now I’m afraid. I hope I don’t dislike it due to the overload of spices. I was hoping for something that would put me in the mindset of an actual Christmas cookie, like a ginger snap or something along those lines.

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