Adagio Teas is another of the tea vendors that had the good sense to encourage Cyber Monday shopping with free shipping. None of that "with $75 order" stuff, thankfully, so I decided to, quite literally, send myself some Holiday Cheer.
The only holiday tea I've bought this year is the Candy Cane Lane from Celestial Seasonings, so I decided to revisit a sampler I tried and vaguely remember enjoying before, only this time I decided to go with the teabags. For some reason I've been on a teabag kick lately. (Maybe it's because I'm getting over the flu and teabags just make sipping tea so very easy!) At just $14, I think this is a terrifically priced gift set as well.
And although I do love my Candy Cane Lane green tea, I vote this Candy Cane Tea with black tea and peppermint a real winner. The scent is divine, and I enjoy seeing the real pieces of peppermint in the tea bags.
The cranberry is a mild black tea with a light berry taste and scent.
And my favorite of the teas I've tried so far is this Candy Apple Tea with real apple pieces in the teabags. You know the scent that hits you when you go in a candle store in the fall, that mix of spices and berries and cinnamon? That's the impression I got when I first sniffed this tin of tea, and the complex blend was just very filling and rich, leaving me the impression I'd just had a nice liquid dessert. The other flavors in this sampler are Chestnut, Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread. Have you tried any new holiday teas lately?