Now that pumpkin and spice tea flavors have come and gone from my pantry, I have moved on to the mint family and am enjoying my favorite Christmas tea, the Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane green tea featuring peppermint and vanilla. Oh, how I love it!
For some Christmas sipping enjoyment, I actually found this vintage Christmas teacup in an antique mall a few weeks ago, for just $6, though I didn't officially use it until after Thanksgiving.
It's by Lefton, marked "December Holly," and that makes me wonder if perhaps there was a whole yearlong series of such cups from Lefton. Must investigate!
My vintage Christmas teacups are all different, but I did notice one day that the unifying design seems to be holly leaves and red berries. That works!
And while Candy Cane Lane is my favorite Christmas tea (I bought five boxes when I happened upon it at Walmart a few weeks ago), I was ready to explore some new flavors as well. If you're on all the tea e-mail lists as I am, you probably got alerts that many companies are offering free shipping through today in honor of Cyber Monday. I happily took advantage of this by ordering from Adagio and Harney, and hopefully I'll have some new flavors of tea to review very soon!