Thursday, November 29, 2007

Harney's Holiday Catalog

Now here's a first. Unless I'm mistaken, this is the first time I can ever remember seeing this type of teapot, a Japanese kyusu teapot, on the cover of the Harney & Sons tea catalog. "Great for brewing senchas, but it will work with any tea," says the blurb. But you know what *I* want? It's that cute little (was it 2-cup?) silver teapot they had a few years back that sold out almost immediately. Ah, well.

If I hadn't bought gifts from so many tea vendors already, I would be inclined to purchase the "White Christmas Gift" on the back cover of the new catalog. This White Christmas Tea is "a blend of Mutan White tea with vanilla, almond and cardamom flavors. The tea is accented with white chamomile flowers." I don't really need any more tea gifts, but I would like some of this tea myself to enjoy over Christmas.

Have any of you tried their White Christmas Tea? I'd love to hear your review. In fact, anyone want to recommend ANY Christmas tea you've tried and enjoyed? I've been perfectly happy with the Celestial Seasonings Christmas blends, and one year I found Stash Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning teabags which I tucked into Christmas cards for tea friends. Anyone else?


  1. I personally like Twinings Christmas tea. It is available in both loose tea and bags. It's a blend of black tea with cinnamon and cloves. I've personally never seen it in stores, but the stores near me leave much to be desired as far as tea selection. I've always ordered it directly from Twinings USA or purchased it while on vacation at Epcot.

  2. Ironically my sister is staying with me for a few days and we thought we would get in the Christmas mood as we decorated. We brewed some White Christmas tea. It smells heavenly and tastes delicious. I love the tea container it is so festive and love the play on words "White" (tea) Christmas. Order some and enjoy for yourself! :)

  3. Forgot to mention it tastes similar to Harney & Sons Wedding tea.

  4. Once upon a time, in the days of the "personal home page", I had one. :-) I also created a special page for the various brands of Christmas/Holiday teas that I became aware of. Used to keep it updated. Perhaps I'll try to do the meantime, feel free to visit for inspiration!

  5. Well, it may be over 7 years later, but as a somewhat new reader I'm just doing some catching up with your blog.
    Some of my fall favorites come from "An Afternoon To Remember" Chocolate Peppermint* and Pumpkin Creme. & Caramel Pecan Pie *(not the chocolate mint creme),


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