I have a confession to make. I did not do any holiday baking this year, and I do not think it’s going to happen. I put it off, went out of town last weekend, then I got a cold, and I’ll be working a good part of this weekend, so I’ve made peace with it.
Maybe some new years cookies for that last hurrah before I try to start off 2018 on the right foot? We’ll see. I did get to taste many lovely teas from some awesome companies all throughout the year though, and this Gingerbread Spice blend from St. Fiacre’s Farm follows suit.
I chose to try this tea because I love ginger teas! Something I really love about all of St. Fiacre’s Farm blends is that the ingredients are all natural. There are no flavorings, just real elements. It’s good to feel good about what’s in your cup!
Ingredients: Organic Red Rooibos, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Anise Star, Organic Dandelion, Organic Vanilla Bean.
I love rooibos teas, because you can drink them anytime of day due to their lack of caffeine. I’m a fan of more decaf beverages past 1 p.m., so rooibos is one of my go-to’s. This tisane has a great flavor, and is really reminiscent of gingerbread cookies — one of my favorite holiday treats.
The aroma of this tea smells like gingerbread cookies baking in the oven. Ginger is the most prominent note, with even more spice layering on from the cinnamon. Star anise shows up to smooth things out a bit, and the vanilla bean meshed with rooibos bring a little sweetness. Overall, this is a blend that’s great for the holidays but can be enjoyed all year. It’s perfect for those who love ginger tea, and those who enjoy dessert teas will also really like it. I made it without any sweetener, but I think adding some honey or agave would take this blend to the next level.
Merry almost Christmas!