Christmas in September: Winter Cheer from Virginia Tea Company

I’m a bit out of season to review Winter Cheer from Virginia Tea Company, but today is a grey and dreary day so a cup of tea with “cheer” in the name feels like a good fit.

This blend features black tea, peppermint, and cinnamon.  Even in the dry leaf you can smell all three distinct flavors.

Having peppermint and cinnamon in the same blend is like sitting in a snowbank next to a campfire: there are both cooling and warming elements happening at the same time.  I enjoy blends that make use of these flavors. Beyond their flavor profiles, both peppermint and cinnamon bring their own type of sweetness.

Peppermint has a creaminess beneath all its icy mint, almost tasting like vanilla.  Cinnamon has a more earthy, herbal sweetness, more in line with cloves or licorice.

With both of these flavors set against the robust backdrop of black tea, you get a full-bodied brew with a very tactile mouthfeel, both cooling and warming. This is a fresh take on the “spiced black tea” trend that pops up every fall and winter.  The mint and cinnamon together really make this unique and festive.

I’m feeling full of cheer already!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Virginia Tea Co.

Sit back and relax with your family this holiday season while sharing this delicious, guilt-free tea.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Enjoying some Winter Cheer from The Virginia Tea Company

Over the weekend, we received some winter weather. Ice, Sleet, Snow. . .just a good ol fashioned winter storm that makes you want to snuggle down in your favorite pajamas, wrap up in your favorite blanket, and drink insane amounts of tea all day long while binge watching your favorite show.

Well, I wasn’t able to get all of those items knocked off my list today, but I did drink insane amounts of tea. Of this tea to be exact!

If you aren’t familiar with The Virginia Tea Company, take a moment and check out their teas and what they have to offer. I’ve been quite impressed with their hand blended creations that are both delicious, fresh, and quite simply as soul soothing as you can get.

This particular blend, Winter Cheer, is chalk full of all the wonderful holiday spirit. Black tea, peppermint, and cinnamon.  And when I say cinnamon and peppermint, I mean huge gorgeous chunks of cinnamon in a bed of black tea leaves and peppermint. This is one of those teas that you find yourself just enjoying the dry leaf aromas so much. At least I did.

After finishing my first cup of this tea, I have to say this tea delivers. Delivers on taste, quality, freshness,. . this tea is Winter Cheer personified in a cup. The black tea notes gorgeously mingle with the sweet cinnamon and the peppermint provides a much welcomed freshness that keeps you drinking this tea. I’m on my third infusion of the same tea leaves and I’m still getting all of the love I got from the first cup. . .just slightly weakened.

What a fabulous way to enjoy the holidays and winter weather we are now experiencing and will continue experiencing. Highly recommend this one to keep you snugly and warm this winter!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Flavored Tea
Where to Buy: The Virginia Company

Sit back and relax with your family this holiday season while sharing this delicious, guilt-free tea.

Ingredients: Organic Black Tea*, Organic Peppermint, Organic Cinnamon

*Fair Trade Certified™ by Fair Trade USA. This product is 66% Fair Trade.

Caffeine: High

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!