iHeartTeas Winter Frost

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small and dark with flecks of cinnamon
Ingredients: black tea, cinnamon bark, natural cinnamon flavor, natural vanilla flavor, candy cane pieces, natural candy cane flavor, peppermint leaves
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: reddish brown

This was a comforting and festive cup of tea. The flavors all worked well together and none of them overpowered the others. I really enjoyed that the cinnamon was soft and sweet rather than super spicy. The vanilla added a really pleasant hint of creaminess while the mint and candy cane provided a cooling aftertaste. I did find myself wishing for more candy cane pieces but that probably would have thrown the balance off. The base black tea was earthy and sweet but subtle enough to provide a stage for the other ingredients to shine. Overall this was a well put together blend that brought the flavors of the season to mind without being over the top. This the second blend that I’ve tried from +iHeartTeas and I’ve been very impressed with both of them.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.