From the lights and music to being surrounded by friends and family: there is nothing more joyful than Christmas.
That’s why I am telling you that Tazo hit the nail on the head when they developed a special blend of tea specifically for Christmas and named it Joy.
Described on the tin by Tazo itself: this full-bodied, festive cup of rare Darjeelings and Oolongs is a special tea to share with family and friends. (They will understand completely, however, if you decided to be a Scrooge about this instead.)
Full-bodied definitely covers this tea perfectly. The best part of this blend, however, is also the hardest thing to describe. It has a sort of magic quality that changes the flavor as you go. No joke. Like the label says: it is a blend of different types of teas and it really shows. At first glance, Joy is passable simply as a black tea yet the aroma leads you to believe otherwise: there is more to it than just black tea. The first sip tastes exactly like what you believe it would: a festive black tea. Then the magic happens when the green tea reveals itself and then suddenly you are left with yet another flavor as an aftertaste.
I have already shared this tea with several people and each one of them enjoyed the tea as much as I do. Even my mother didn’t hate it and she typically gags at the thought of hot tea.
I recommend you get to Starbucks as soon as possible to either try a cup or buy a tin of 15 full-leaf sachets for $6.95. Since it is a seasonal item, I have been stocking up like crazy and have a couple empty tins and several unopened. Hopefully the Mayan apocalypse won’t happen so I have time to consume every bit that I have bought!