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drank Candy Cane by My Tea Box
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I ordered these stuffed cookies from a small business that is somewhat local to me. I decided to pair one with a latte for a fun play on milk and cookies. I went festive and everything is candy cane flavor so this is tea was paired with the candy cane hot chocolate cookie. See the pairing here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CH4Ik_agr-q/

I don’t know if I like this one. It has chamomile and strawberry leaves. It’s sweet like candy cane but sweet+. Like something more is present and sort of out of place. Given my aversion to chamomile, I blame that. Alternatively, I am just used to Santa’s Secret and Candy Cane Crush and so this just tastes off.

tea-sipper

Well, any candy cane tea with chamomile and strawberry leaves would just be weird. But that cookie!!!

VariaTEA

I have another candy cane tea from a different company with strawberry leaves. I do think it is sort of a random ingredient.

Dustin

I wonder what strawberry leaves taste like on their own.

tea-sipper

Not like candy cane! haha

VariaTEA

@tea-sipper LOL

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tea-sipper

Well, any candy cane tea with chamomile and strawberry leaves would just be weird. But that cookie!!!

VariaTEA

I have another candy cane tea from a different company with strawberry leaves. I do think it is sort of a random ingredient.

Dustin

I wonder what strawberry leaves taste like on their own.

tea-sipper

Not like candy cane! haha

VariaTEA

@tea-sipper LOL

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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