Another holiday tea! The minty goodness that is Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane is one of my holiday favourites. They are already out in Bulk Barn and sold out well before Christmas last year so go grab a box if you want to try it. Candy Cane Lane is a great tea because not only is it decaffeinated green tea. But also just the right amount of vanilla to make the mint creamy without being perfumey.
The other Celestial Seasoning teas available in Canada for the holidays are Gingerbread Spice, Sugar Plum Spice and Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride.
Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Tea Review
Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Ingredients: Peppermint, decaffeinated green tea, orange peel, natural flavours (including vanilla, mint), cinnamon, milk thistle, blackberry leaves, roasted carob, roasted chicory, vanilla bean.
You don’t taste much more than the vanilla and mint. The others just round the flavours. It also does not have a strong green tea flavour for those who are not a fan of the vegetal taste. There is no cinnamon taste at all, for those who love or hate that Christmas teas are usually full of it. The peppermint is strong but as someone who likes mint, not overpowering. The vanilla helps give a smooth taste to the mint.
When you open the box, the smell of peppermint hits you from the wax paper that protects the unwrapped tea bags. They are square tea bags joined in twos. No tags or strings on Candy Cane Lane. The steeping instructions are on the inside flap of the box but differ from their online instructions. The box says to add almost boiling water and steep for 3-5 minutes. Online, it says hot water for 2 minutes. Since it was green, I went with the cooler brewing temperature.
Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane brews to a honey colour. You do get some loose dust after brewing. So you might want to use a tea pot or stick it in an infuser.
“What could be better than the delectable taste of an old-fashioned candy cane? Now you can enjoy the memorable flavour of cool, luscious peppermint without a visit to the candy store. Candy Cane Lane Green Tea is an irresistible blend of peppermint, creamy vanilla and decaffeinated green tea with a touch of cinnamon and sweet blackberry leaves. The combination is sure to bring a smile to your lips.”
Pin It: Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Review
Bulk Barn often offers a coupon for $3 off $10. These teas were priced at $3.79 when I picked them up. So buy three to save $3. Check for the coupon here.