This is a tea that inspires great comfort and joy! The cinnamon and cloves are very warming, but their pleasant flavor is not so overwhelming that it becomes too spicy hot. It’s just right — it’s a comfortable sensation on the palate that brings a smile to my face.
The tea used in this blend is a decent base for the tea: medium-bodied, mellow with very little astringency. Not a particularly brisk black tea, instead, it is very smooth so as not to overpower the essence of the spices.
Twinings of London describes this tea as:
Twinings Christmas Tea starts with a selection of our expertly blended black tea and infused with the traditional spiced flavors of cinnamon and cloves. This tea has a spicy aroma that will get you into that special holiday mood.
A small amount of agave nectar gave a pleasant sweetness to the cup, while highlighting the lovely flavors of the cinnamon and cloves. This is a delicious tea, perfect for the season, and at just $1.99 a box, you just can’t go wrong.