Holiday Blend Tea

Tea type
Black Herbal Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Herbaceous, Mint, Peppermint, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “I really thought I sampled and logged this already but I’m thinking it was a straight-black base with flavoring instead of a black/herbal blend. I remember really enjoying that other one. This...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another teaboxB blend! thanks everyone! And another chocolate mint blend I’m sure to love. And I do! The mint and chocolate share equal stage time. The black tea base is nice, as all of the...” Read full tasting note
    83
  • “Smells of peppermint. A pretty blend. The red and green does indeed look holiday-ey. I don’t get any vanilla, though. Thankfully, I also get no rooibos. :) I was a bit nervous about ordering this...” Read full tasting note
    65
  • “Sipdown! (37 | 358) Another “just okay” tea from the S&V holiday sampler. This one is a vanilla and peppermint black tea, though there is some rooibos here as well. It’s quite woody from the...” Read full tasting note
    70

From Simpson & Vail

This blend of tea and herbs was created to capture the tastes and treats of the winter holiday season. It is a magnificent blend of black teas, rooibos and peppermint that has been delicately scented with vanilla and vanilla pieces. This Holiday Blend tea will enliven all of your holiday festivities.

Ingredients: Black teas, rooibos, peppermint leaves, organic alfalfa leaves, flavoring, malva blossoms, erica flowers, and vanilla beans.

Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes.

Certified Kosher

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7 Tasting Notes

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I really thought I sampled and logged this already but I’m thinking it was a straight-black base with flavoring instead of a black/herbal blend. I remember really enjoying that other one. This one is pretty good, too, but not as drawing for me…I think it was because of the minty notes being more intense in the other one. This one is not as flavored. It taste more herbally. The black tea base isn’t as pronounced. Perhaps this one is a more laid-back version. I can understand why – I know some people don’t care for mint and most people don’t like mint as much as I do so I totally understand this flavoring. It lingers nicely. Just a hint of freshness. This is pretty good!

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3557 tasting notes

Another teaboxB blend! thanks everyone! And another chocolate mint blend I’m sure to love. And I do! The mint and chocolate share equal stage time. The black tea base is nice, as all of the Simpson & Vail teas I’ve tried are. There is rooibos in this blend I was worried about (though I once said I wish there were MORE rooibos/black tea blends) but the rooibos doesn’t seem to be noticeable. My favorite part of this blend is the tiniest little flowers that I haven’t seen in any tea before!

I’m just reading the description right now and it seems like there is vanilla and not chocolate. However did I taste chocolate?!?!

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790 tasting notes

Smells of peppermint. A pretty blend. The red and green does indeed look holiday-ey.

I don’t get any vanilla, though. Thankfully, I also get no rooibos. :) I was a bit nervous about ordering this because of the rooibos inclusion. While I like this, it won’t be a reorder. If I could taste the vanilla and peppermint both, I might. This is a decent black tea base.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Sipdown! (37 | 358)

Another “just okay” tea from the S&V holiday sampler.

This one is a vanilla and peppermint black tea, though there is some rooibos here as well. It’s quite woody from the rooibos + vanilla combo, and I assume the black base has woody notes as well. The peppermint is fairly restrained, and it’s the more herbal type of peppermint. Luckily, it doesn’t taste musty as peppermint leaf often can.

Mostly just a lightly pepperminty woody black tea. I barely get any vanilla. Meh!

Flavors: Herbaceous, Peppermint, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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254 tasting notes

A sample of this tea came my way for review, and while I did enjoy it I found it quite surprising. The black base is very light, and so the peppermint and floral notes take the forefront. It’s an undercover black tea, and a nice way to enjoy the flavor of an herbal with a kick of caffeine.

You can see the full review at:
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2014/07/holiday-blend-by-simpson-vail.html

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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