I – like our Tea Guru – had my reservations regarding this tea. Pecan and peppermint? These seemed like two great tastes that don’t belong together. Adding rooibos to the mix did nothing to assuage my misgivings. But, I was curious. I mean, this was actually a holiday tea sold by Design A Tea, a signature blend, not some wacko concoction that some weirdo created on a whim. So somebody at Design A Tea decided that combining the flavors of rooibos, pecan and peppermint was not only a good idea, but, tasted good enough to make it a signature blend.
Finally, my curiosity overpowered my doubts and I decided to brew it. And you know what? This actually … works. The naturally nutty flavor of the rooibos marries well with the flavor of the pecan, and these warm, sweet flavors offer a pleasing contrast to the cool, crisp flavor of the peppermint. And best of all, the flavors of the pecan and peppermint manage to offset that funky rooibos aftertaste that I dislike.
This is really good!
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Have to give credit to my step-son Ben on this one. I mentioned that we needed to make a holiday blend for the 2008 season. He returned with this one. I will admit I’m not a big peppermint fella, but this combo is GREAT. Hope you enjoy this blend… we sure do.
I like this much better than I ever expected I would. If I were to change anything about this … I’d change the name. It’s just … a wacky name. But then, I thought that combining pecan and peppermint was pretty wacky too, and that ended up working. So, maybe they should just keep the name the way it is.