Christmas Week 2010 – The Festive Drink

The Christmas season brings with a vast array of treats that are only available for a short period of time. It’s amazing how many more products you’ll find in the grocery store for the month leading up to Christmas Day. From baked goods to chocolates, candies to specialty items, it’s no wonder Christmas is often the season of feasting – you’ve got to get in all those delicious bites before they disappear for another 300+ days!

Just as the festive eats appear, so do the festive drinks.

Some people count down the days until their favourite holiday drinks appear at Starbucks.


While others long a glass of creamy, rich eggnog – perhaps spiked with a touch of rum.


Hot chocolate is always a favourite on a cold winter day, especially in a snowman mug.


But for me, this Christmas season is all about the seasonal tea. I don’t know why, but I haven’t been able to resist the limited edition boxes of festive flavours. In fact, I’ve amassed quite the collection.


My favourites are the Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride and Candy Cane Lane teas, as well as the Trader Joe’s Vanilla & Cinnamon Black tea. Too bad I can’t get the sugar cookie or Trader Joe’s ones here in Canada. I’ve definitely been rationing them to make them last as long as possible.


Somewhere along the way we acquired this Stash Christmas Morning black tea. I’ve yet to try it, but think it would be fitting to wait until Christmas Day, no?


Then today after work I had a weak moment and picked up the Celestial Seasonings Sugar Plum Spice tea. It was on sale – obviously I needed to have it.

I even have some teas in my collection that may not be marketed as festive, seem suited to the holiday season.


A little matcha adds a  nice touch of green to your holiday mug.


Or how about Silk Road Velvet Potion – chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, black tea. Brewed some up and add a splash of milk, and you’ve got yourself a holiday mug of cheer.


This Christmas season, my mug of cheer will be full of delicious teas. What is your festive drink of choice this Christmas?

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7 Comments on “Christmas Week 2010 – The Festive Drink”

  1. December 23, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    Glad you shared all these great varieties. I need to stock up on a tea selection so I have something to choose from during the cold afternoons at work. I have to say I do hold out for the eggnog lattes at Starbucks for a treat. I also keep a little eggnog in at home and add it to my cafe com leite during the holidays.

  2. December 23, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    Hmmmm… Starbucks coffee made me drool 🙂

  3. December 23, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    I love the trader joe’s tea box, super cute. hmmm. I just like my coffee. Er and maybe a glass or two of wine. 😉

    • December 23, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

      Definitely can’t forget the vino 😉

  4. December 23, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    Have you tried that sugar plum tea? I wasn’t fond of it myself….

    • December 23, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

      I did try it, and it wasn’t my favourite. It’s not bad, but it wouldn’t cause me distress to never drink it again either. Glad I got it on sale!

  5. December 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    I love the pumpkin Starbucks – and I forgot about that sugar cookie tea! Putting it on my list now.

    Hope you are doing well!

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