Winter Bonfire Christmas tea is an interesting flavoured black tea from Brewing Leaf that will get you in the right mood for the upcoming Christmas.
If winter had a scent, for me it wouldn’t be mulled wine and ginger, it would be almonds, marzipan, a bit of cinnamon and apples. And this tea is exactly about this. I love drinking flavoured Christmas teas around Christmas.
Looking at the Winter Bonfire Christmas Tea
Even though I always promote pure unflavoured and unscented loose leaf teas, I believe that tea that makes you happy or gets you in the right mood is a good tea.
Winter Bonfire Christmas tea is a flavoured black tea with pieces of apple, cinnamon and almonds. Leaves are medium sized, a bit broken, with a few apple and almond pieces. This blend looks clean and nice. Price is 2.80 GBP for 50 grams, or around 3.80 USD.
Bonfire in a Cup
Brewing 3 min, 95 degrees Celsius, 200 ml, 5 grams
I decided to brew this one only once for 3 min. Black flavoured teas are always better in one single steep, except if we are talking about rose scented teas (scented, not flavoured), and only a few more specific types.
Cinnamon note gets more pronounced in the heated teapot. It smells of marzipan and cinnamon, very sweet and inviting. Flavour is very light and warming, with apples and cinnamon floating on the surface and almonds melting with black tea in the background. This tea is not overwhelming, not bitter, and just right for the evening sipping. Color is intense orange, which I really like as it fits the name perfectly.
And there is one more plus, which is quite rare among flavoured black teas. Although name doesn’t suggest that at all, Winter Bonfire Christmas tea would make an amazing iced-tea. When cooled down, flavours are even more pronounced and sweet, perfect for cool refreshment.