Day 24 of the 2016 advent calendar! And really all years, considering. This tea is very much a sign of Christmas to me, being something I expect to have nowadays for the colder weather. The dry leaf has cute candy canes in it, and smells like a milky minty, if that makes sense. Almost like a cup of creamy mint hot chocolate, despite there being no chocolate in this. I will attribute that to the vanilla, I think.
The steeped tea brings out more of the malty black tea base, which is nice. The flavor to me, is very much a vanilla-mint kind of tea, and I think it works well with the black tea. I have actually added hot chocolate mix to the steeped tea before and it’s 11/10 in my opinion, so its always a treat getting more of this.
Overall, I can clearly see why David’s keeps this as a seasonal staple. It’s not too complicated and has a great flavor, plus it works well as a base for other sweet holiday drinks as well. I’ll be looking forward to getting more of this in a couple of months.