Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"There is a definite sweetness that elevates this from your everyday peppermint tea to an ideal peppermint dessert tea."|
Black tea? Love it! Candy Canes? Love them! So what's not to like about a tea that combines these two flavors? The precise ingredients are not listed, but the Friday Afternoon website mentions peppermint, Ceylon tea and caramel. This tea appears to be around a 50/50 mix of peppermint leaves and Ceylon leaves, although there may be just a bit more peppermint. I used boiling water and allowed the leaves to infuse for four minutes. This tea is indeed very close to the flavor of its namesake. While I have had many a peppermint themed tea (either as a strictly herbal tea or a blend of peppermint and true tea leaves), this tea stands out because of its striking resemblance to peppermint candies. There is a definite sweetness to this tea, perhaps from the caramel, that elevates this from your everyday peppermint tea to an ideal peppermint dessert tea. I drank this one early in the morning, and at the time I really wasn't in the mood for a sugary-sweet drink, however I did still enjoy the tea because it does deliver a crisp peppermint flavor that is well-balanced by the black tea flavor. However, in my opinion, this tea would be best utilized as a dessert tea for several reasons: 1) being a blend of herbal and black tea ingredients, it has reduced caffeine and would be appropriate for a late-day drink, 2) peppermint is a known digestive aid and works well after meals, and perhaps most importantly) 3) the sweetness of this tea is sweet enough to curb a sweet tooth's craving. I would recommend this tea to anyone looking for a sweet yet minty treat.
— To purchase Friday Afternoon Tea Peppermint Stick, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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