Even though we’ve passed into the New Year, and are making our way to new seasons and new holidays, if you’re ever looking for a tea that gives you that Christmas feeling, Steeped Tea’s Harvest Spice is perfect for that.
Harvest Spice is a black tea with cinnamon pieces, cloves, and jasmine buds. While the name hints at autumn flavours, I find the cinnamon and clove strongest, which gives it that Christmas taste. It leaves that pleasant tingly cinnamon taste at the back of your throat when you drink it.
This year, I had Christmas breakfast at my house, and served Harvest Spice after we had finished the meal. Due to the recognizable flavours, I wouldn’t say that it’s a great tea to pair with anything that has a lot of taste to it. It would be good with something simple, like a tea biscuit, but probably not too great with cookies or sweets.
I usually take my black tea with cream and sugar, but I don’t find that anything is needed with this blend, which makes it really easy to serve. My father likes to put a bit of dairy in it to give it a bit more of a creamy flavour.
A great tea if you’re looking to warm yourself up on a cold winter’s day, or if you just want to experience some good old Christmas spirit.