December 01, 2015
Teavana Dessert Tea Blends and Infusions
#TeasTheSeason. This is Teavana's clever holiday tag. I received the Cheer + Revelry / Joie + Enchantment tea box as well as a Floral Holiday Infuser Mug. The mug's design is perfect for the season: the cup is imprinted with big, bright red flowers and sports a coppery lid. I think the mug was my favorite items in the box.
The tea box, which shares the design of the infuser mug, contained two blended dessert teas (Chocolate Chai and Gingerbread) and two infusions (White Chocolate Peppermint and Cococaramel Sea Salt). The blends and infusions are pretty. The ingredients are recognizable and are generously sized and portioned (except for the cocoa-covered popcorn in the Gingerbread).
I enjoy eating salted chocolate covered caramels so was particularly eager to try the Cococaramel Sea Salt infusion. Unfortunately for me, this herbal blend contains anise. I can tolerate the whole anise pod in a masala chai preparation but the anise seeds are not in tune with my palate.
Peppermint Patty fans will delight in the White Chocolate Peppermint. I think it would make a good base for latte or mocha.
The final two teas are the black tea blends. I drank the Chocolate Chai first. I really, really like chocolates. This blend has a strong cinnamon flavor but it's very good with a splash of cream and maple syrup! Also, steep it at the recommended temperature but let it cool down a bit even after the addition of the cream.
If you have leftover pumpkin pie, pair a slice with a cup of the Gingerbread. I steeped 2 teaspoons (no cinnamon sticks included) in 195 degree F water for 3 minutes. Chicory is the lingering note. The candied ginger adds a sweet spice flavor.
Blends, infusions, and mug c/o Teavana.
P.S. Did you spot my accidental selfie?