I apologize for not having a new Tea and Me before today. It’s been several months since I have been to the English Tea Room where I usually try out new things. The last time I had a tea to try was at the beginning of the year. That’s changed now since my friend bought me a small tea collection for my birthday at the end of January from World Market.
The loose teas were purchased in a set, so I doubt they’d be something I can purchase again on an individual basis, so I’m not going to add them to my tea scoring system. They are each packaged in test tube-like vials and could probably get 3-4 cups per vial.
The one I’m trying this morning is called Festive Spice. It contains the following ingredients: green honeybush, dried orange pieces, Chai spice mix (organic cinnamon, organic star anise, organic black pepper, organic ginger), natural vanilla flavoring, cinnamon.
I chose this to try today because I’ve been hung up on Chai tea lately. Since there’s no black tea in the mix, this is more like a spiced herbal tea and no milk involved. I like the flavor a lot and would definitely buy something like this just on its own. If you’re the type of person who can taste individual flavors in a mix, you’d probably be able to pick out each one in this tea. That’s not something I’ve ever been able to do, but I wish I could.