Candy Cane Organic Rooibos Herbal Tisane
I've often thought it was a shame that candy canes are only commercially popular in the winter season. Our local candy shop makes them in about 4 flavors, but only during the winter months. I know that's when they sell the most, of course, but I want them more often. I love the refreshing, sweet taste of these holiday treats. So naturally I was determined to make a tea blend that would allow me to enjoy this taste all year long. Through much testing, we decided we liked the taste best on our organic green rooibos. And since the candy cane flavor is natural we were happy to be able to offer this organic herbal blend that will delight young and old alike.
It's fabulous hot or iced (so yes you can enjoy it in the summer too!) and with no added sugar, this calorie free blend is sure to please. The aroma of the dry leaf is amazing - a definite mood booster - with its euphoric aroma of minty sweetness. When brewed, this herbal blend has a taste that is tingly, refreshing, and harkens me back to my childhood - or rather just last December….. The taste lingers delicately and deliciously on the tongue. A cup of this tea brings joy to our day and we hope it does the same for you!
Ingredients: Organic green Rooibos, natural candy cane flavor, organic stevia, and red and white organic cornflower petals.
Brew tea at 212º - steep for 5 minutes.
Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
Chocolate and mint … a perfect combination especially during the holiday season! We infused our organic Candy Cane Rooibos Holiday tisane in butter for a delicious, sweet mint flavor.
7 oz butter
3 Tbsp Organic Candy Cane Rooibos
Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the Candy Cane tisane and steep on low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and steep for 5 minutes. Strain the leaves from the butter using a fine strainer or cheesecloth. Some of the butter clings to the tea leaves, so always make sure to use more butter than a recipe calls for when making infused tea butters. I strained the tea butter into a measuring cup to make sure I had enough for my cookies. Once strained, cool the butter so it solidifies.
½ cup (4oz) "tea" butter, softened
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
½ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
Crushed candy canes (for the topping)
Pre-heat the oven to 400 and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
In an electric mixer beat the "tea" butter and sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until creamy.
Stir the flour, cocoa, cream of tartar and soda together. Gradually add to the sugar/butter mixture until incorporated.
Roll the dough into balls and flatten in the palm of your hand. Cover one side of the cookie with the crushed candy cane pieces. Place on the greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
These cookies make great holiday gifts and are perfect for holiday cookie swaps.
||I was so looking forward to
|I was so looking forward to drinking the Candy Cane tisane and purchased it at the Brookfield store. I brewed a pot and discovered the brew has a definite unpleasant after taste. I tried it again with same results. I like the mint flavor but cannot drink this. I will ask friends if they like it and give away the tin to someone.|
|- Karen, CT|
||Candy Cane Lane Just Got Upgraded!
|For many years I was a yearly hoarder of Candy Cane Lane tea whenever it came into season... I shamelessly hid it in my drawers at home so my sister wouldnt drink it all up on me.
This tea has everything that I loved about that, but better. The flavors are more distinct, the refreshing body feel is better. If you love Candy Cane Lane... get this, its better. Its also great for sinus headaches, if you get those at night. I hope S&V keeps making more green rooibos blends, they make the absolute best nightcap teas!|
||Simply the best
|My absolute favorite mint tisane I have ever had! It needs nothing as it is perfect as is. Tried it this evening with some chamomile mixed in and it is Delish! It is definitely a staple in my collection.|
|- Molly, CT|
|This is one of my favorite S&V teas--great for an afternoon or for after dinner. I am not a minty-tea lover, but I like the light freshness of this one!|
|- JANICE GILES, CO|
||Candy Cane Organice Rooibus
|This rooibus is a winner! Everyone loves this tea! The peppermint candy cane flavor is just right - not overpowering with a touch of sweetness. Its perfect for after dinner, with its naturally decaf rooibus, and its cooling relaxing flavor.|
||soothing and yummy
|I love this tea, it is smooth and has a mild peppermint flavor just like the flavor of a real candy cane. This rates as one of my favorites. In fact I am enjoying a cup right now!|
|- Dee, NE|
||Truly a delight to sip on.
|This particular flavored blend of Rooibos is just great. I and my Mom happen to love the flavor of candy canes be it hard candy, ice cream, etc.... This is a great transition into a nice warm soothing cuppa! I added a packet of raw sugar to a 14 oz cup and it becomes an after dinner treat. My Mom loves it straight from the teapot.|
|- Maggie, CT|
||Festive and Delicious!
|This was my first purchase of this wonderful roobios, but it wont be my last! So sweet and delicious - hardly needs sweetener. Especially perfect for the holidays, but Id drink it year round!|
|- Tara L., CT|
|Refreshing yet relaxing, with a light, sweet aroma and taste. For me, a great cuppa all by itself to end a hectic day.|
|- Cheryl, NY|
||Candy Cane Rooibos
|Incredibly peppermintelicious and it looks pretty too! I have packaged it up for friends for Christmas.
If you mix it with some chocolate almond milk it makes a great latte!|
|- Lois, CT|