drank French Macaron by TeaMaze
2690 tasting notes

Gloomy outside, tree is up and adding a little cheer to Shabby House on Turkey Creek, our new neighbors have a twelve-foot inflatable snowman up and blowing in the breeze, I bruised my hand playing “Santa, Cookie, Elf, Candy, Snowman” with my Sunday kids, and all of that is making me feel prematurely marshmallowy—it’s not even December yet—so what better to accentuate the mood than my favorite cookie-ish tea?

French Macaron has been a favorite ever since we started patronizing TeaMaze, but the more I drink it, the more I think it could have just as been easily titled “Almond Sugar Cookie.” TeaMaze has nailed the cookie element and like the real thing, it’s better with a little milk. Imagine Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride on steroids with frosting.

As to the card game, it’s a holiday version of “Taco, Cat, Goat, Cheese, Pizza,” a silly, souped up version of slapjack. Just perfect for a bunch of 11-year-olds, or grown-ups that occasionally act that age. Recommended.

Lexie Aleah

How cute I didn’t know they had a holiday version of that game!

Nattie

I want Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride now and I can’t find it anywhere T_T

Lexie Aleah

Same here ^^

gmathis

None of our local stores are carrying holiday assortments of anything—I’m trying to hunt down Twinings Winter Spice w/out having to order online; no luck.

The hand injury came from the special “Drum” card … I pa-rum-pum-pum’d the edge of the table too hard, and when your hands are, um, attached to an old lady, you’ll do a little damage to your knuckles. My husband says if I play with the kids again, I have to wear work gloves.

ashmanra

I saw Winter Spice at World Market. Do you have one of those nearby?

Nattie

@gmathis hope your hand gets better soon!

gmathis

No World Markets near us—it’s a required stop when we go see mom-in-law near Wichita, but we don’t go often.

derk

I’m almost certain I saw Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride at Sprouts this evening. Anybody want a box?

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Lexie Aleah

How cute I didn’t know they had a holiday version of that game!

Nattie

I want Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride now and I can’t find it anywhere T_T

Lexie Aleah

Same here ^^

gmathis

None of our local stores are carrying holiday assortments of anything—I’m trying to hunt down Twinings Winter Spice w/out having to order online; no luck.

The hand injury came from the special “Drum” card … I pa-rum-pum-pum’d the edge of the table too hard, and when your hands are, um, attached to an old lady, you’ll do a little damage to your knuckles. My husband says if I play with the kids again, I have to wear work gloves.

ashmanra

I saw Winter Spice at World Market. Do you have one of those nearby?

Nattie

@gmathis hope your hand gets better soon!

gmathis

No World Markets near us—it’s a required stop when we go see mom-in-law near Wichita, but we don’t go often.

derk

I’m almost certain I saw Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride at Sprouts this evening. Anybody want a box?

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