Jingle Bells

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Astringent, Candy, Effervescent, Grapes, Jam, Malt, Red Wine, Strawberry, Toast, Champagne, Floral, Perfume, Sweet, Grapefruit, Berries, Earth, Artificial, Alcohol, Bitter, Drying, Smooth, Violet, White Wine, Muscatel
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 oz / 297 ml

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  • “This SMELLS so GOOD! Yum! Citrus notes with a creamy undertone. A lot like a creamsicle – with tea! And as good as it smells, it tastes even better. The citrus tones are sweet with just enough...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I am not sure if Lupicia changes the recipe for this tea from time to time? Cos the description on my Jingle Bells tea tin says “a black tea scented with refreshing grapes and fruity champagne”,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The weather was so favorable this morning that I had no choice but to agree with its prediction for the tone of the day, which calls for a very special tea indeed and can only mean one of a few...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “Not much time this morning to do this review justice, other than thanking the lovely and gracious ashmanra for a tea that just makes your mouth happy! Think “best, richest grape jelly ever” and...” Read full tasting note

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We are happy to announce the arrival of our Christmas seasonal tea, JINGLE BELLS: A black tea scented with refreshing grapes and fruity sparkling wine. Sweet and lightly fruity, this tea is popular as an iced tea. Only available in limited quantity

Colorful, rhythmic, bright and fun! This year’s design depicts the movement of people, animals, plants, and objects interacting. A flowing heart-shaped outline of the words “Bisous de Noël” (Christmas kisses) expresses the image of warm, affectionate feelings connecting during the holiday season. If you hear the sound of bells, it’s the beginning of a fun time, as Santa runs around the world with many gifts! How about a toast with this gorgeous tea on a holiday night to the sound of bells?

Ingredients: Black tea, heath flower, flavorings

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4843 tasting notes

This SMELLS so GOOD! Yum!

Citrus notes with a creamy undertone. A lot like a creamsicle – with tea! And as good as it smells, it tastes even better. The citrus tones are sweet with just enough tart to keep it interesting but not too much. The creamy yogurt flavor gives it a smooth, rich taste and texture. The black tea is bright but fairly mellow. A nice afternoon tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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338 tasting notes

I am not sure if Lupicia changes the recipe for this tea from time to time? Cos the description on my Jingle Bells tea tin says “a black tea scented with refreshing grapes and fruity champagne”, which is completely to the description shown above.

The Jingle Bells tea that I have just brewed does tastes of grapes instead of creamy or citrusy. It in many ways resembles Bonne Nuit, another Lupicia blend with grape and champagne flavours, but the latter is sweeter because it is scented with berries as well. It feels a bit strange to drink Bonne Nuit hot, as if you are drinking a hot fruit cocktail. But I don’t have this problem with Jingle Bells – it’s enjoyable when hot but it will be a nice iced tea too. The grape flavour is kinda like what you get in grape soda drink, but far less artificial and sickly. Kids or kidults will probably like this ;)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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The weather was so favorable this morning that I had no choice but to agree with its prediction for the tone of the day, which calls for a very special tea indeed and can only mean one of a few from the selection in my cupboard. I have had this tea for two or three years and have quite simply been too excited about the prospect of drinking it to dare crack it open, but sitting down to an episode of ‘Murder, She Wrote’ after a leisurely drive through sunny and verdant scenery, I could hear this tea crying out in indignation demanding to be tasted.

First impression unsealing the bag: delight. The scent wafting to greet me is nothing short of a summer day spent over a pitcher of sugary-sweet grape Kool-Aid, but the complexity of the flavors really blossom in the cup, where the artificial grape candy flavor assumes a muscatel character and the rich depth of warm jelly that takes me back to a delectable Polish blueberry jagodzianka. Even a pervasive effervescence seems to emulate the crackle of a delicate pastry glaze, but it pulls me in a few different directions: on one hand, it’s giving the crispy candy shell of grape Nerds candy and the scintillating spark of sourness that follows it, but on the other hand, the intermingled strawberry notes point me toward a bubbly rosé. A little astringency cuts the sweetness to perfection. I have no choice but to be obsessed.

Flavors: Astringent, Candy, Effervescent, Grapes, Jam, Malt, Red Wine, Strawberry, Toast

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
gmathis

Perfect pairing for a beautiful day.

ashmanra

Yaaaaay! It should be only about 18 months old, I think, so hopefully it will stay fresh for you. I am glad you opened it and started enjoying it. This and Merci Mille Fois are two of my favorite flavored black teas.

Cameron B.

Obsessed is a good word for my feelings on Lupicia! <3

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Not much time this morning to do this review justice, other than thanking the lovely and gracious ashmanra for a tea that just makes your mouth happy! Think “best, richest grape jelly ever” and that pretty much gets it. Can’t wait to try the rest on ice—and the weather is going to be perfect for that this weekend!

ashmanra

This one is only available at Christmas, but their Muscat tea is similar. I have had Decaf Muscat and really enjoy it as an evening treat.

ashmanra

Welp, just saying made me go order some. And maybe a few others, too. I better get several sipdowns in before Mother’s Day!

gmathis

I think I liked Jingle Bells better cold than hot, but oh, mercy it was good either way!

ashmanra

I haven’t tried it cold yet, but I will now! I have Decaf Muscat on the way and might use that for evening iced tea!

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A festive limited edition, this is a black tea offered at Christmas that’s supposed to have a champagne/grape flavour. The aroma is quite powerful, both in the dry leaf and brewed cup.

I get straight-up grape- but it’s a nice quality and not overly sweet. It does not give me notes of mulled wine or anything else claimed in the maker’s description. I understand the feeling they were trying to evoke, but nothing about this seems particularly Christmas-inspired. If anything, it’s more autumnal. I’d’ve called this Concord Harvest or something, but that’s just me.

Their description: “Black tea with aromas of grapes and fruity sparkling wine. Toast with this festive tea and tasty. Christmas tea with intense fruitiness, inspired by mulled winter wines, Jingle Bells is a well-balanced black tea with a dense and bewitching scent, evoking well-ripe grapes, raisins, cranberries and some well-known sparkling wines.”

Translation: Grape-heavy black. But a little classy.

Flavors: Grapes

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I got this as a sampler with some other Lupicia teas. Oh wow, it’s like a grape Martinelli’s sparkling cider! It also has a candy flavor. I can see why they call it Jingle Bells, has a fun, holiday vibe.

There’s not much else to say about it, pretty simple and fun flavor combination.

Flavors: Candy, Grapes

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Thanks to Cameron B for sending this teabag with the group order! The grape flavor smells and tastes really pleasant! This is a fun blend – I haven’t had something similar before! I’m not really sure how the name fits with the tea, but the grape flavor is authentic, and the black tea matches and mixes with it well. I wouldn’t buy it myself, but it was very nice to try.

Cameron B.

Love Lupicia’s grape teas! I wish the US website still offered the oolong…

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3282 tasting notes

I actually drank this over a month ago, but I am putting a note here because Youngest asked me to remind her which teas we drank when she visited at Christmas. We drank tea pretty much non-stop but I didn’t review many of them because I don’t see her often and wanted to spend time with her. Thus it completely slipped my mind that we had a sample of Jingle Bells that came with my order of Carol and Merci Mille Fois.

We both loved this one. The grape flavor is so spot on. I don’t know how they do it, but the fruit flavored teas from Lupicia that I have tried have been amazing. This fairly sparkled and would be absolutely wonderful to serve for a Christmas time tea gathering when we can finally start having gatherings again. I bet it would also make an incredible iced tea, but we only had one sachet to play it.

Ashman was so enamored of the aroma of Carol this morning that I told him we really need to order even more next year since it is limited edition. Now that I think about it, we should order a pouch or two of Jingle Bells as well.

Martin Bednář

Always better to spend time with family than with writing notes on Steepster!

I hope that this year Christmas we will be able to make family gathering again!

tea-sipper

yeah, i’m realizing one of lupicia’s grape teas are a staple for my cupboard.

Cameron B.

I like their grape teas too! Honestly Japanese grape flavoring is just always better IMO.

tea-sipper

Yeah, Lupicia’s is probably the only grape tea flavoring I have liked at all.

Martin Bednář

The Muscat I got from Izzy and company is Janat Paris… they have got a tea-room in Japan. So probably it suits Japanese taste buds and thus I really liked it too! It seems their flavouring is indeed great :)

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Thanks Cameron for sending me this to try! I’ve been saving it for New Years.
The dry sachet of this smells strongly of grape Hi-Chews deliciousness!
Steeped the tea definitely has a grape Hi-Chew like flavor as well as some floral perfume like notes. I get the champagne as well it has an almost bubbly like quality to it though leaning more towards champagne than soda. I probably steeped it a tad long and would steep it a bit shorter next time.I bet this would be delicious iced as well. This is my first grape tea I’ve tried from Lupicia and I definitely would repurchase this and want to try their other grape teas as well.

Flavors: Candy, Champagne, Floral, Grapes, Perfume, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1810 tasting notes

Lupicia- the royalty of grape tea flavoring. Perfect Japanese grape flavor.

Cameron B.

Yassss so good. :D

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