Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Peppermint Bark Tea? I Think I'm Going Crazy

When a friend noticed how much I was enjoying Celestial Seasoning's Gingerbread Spice and Sugar Cookie teas, she asked if I'd tried Bigelow's Peppermint Bark tea. Katie says it's divine. A tea that intermingles chocolate and peppermint? GIVE IT TO ME!

Sorry. That sounded rude. 

Herbal teas have been my go-to indulgence these last few weeks, and I think this could be just the thing to take me from Christmas into the new year. I know I've seen boxes of this on the shelves at the stores around Saint Charles, and just ignored them because I didn't think it was possible to make chocolate taste good in a clear broth. Katie says it's DIVINE, though. Katie wouldn't lie to me.

So, I thought I'd backtrack, and hit our local stores, and pick myself up some of this amazing goodness. Only, none of the stores seem to have it. Maybe it's so amazing, it flew off the shelves, and it is gone. But hope springs eternal.

Even though Chuck was sick, he took me to Walmart. No peppermint bark tea there. Then we went to Jewel-Osco. Nope. I called the Blue Goose market; nada. I checked Target online; zero. I just kept coming up empty-handed. I am not giving up. I think it is safe to say I am obsessed. I know I saw this exact holiday tea during the last couple of weeks.

Katie at the Renaissance Faire, 2016.

Being the sweetheart that she is, Katie says she will bring me some the next time she sees me. The thing is, I'm not going to see her until January or February. Can you sense the urgency of my finding this tea before then?

This morning I went online, and tried to find it at Caputo's, Mariano's, Whole Foods...nope, nope, nope. I KNOW I have seen this tea when I've been shopping this month, so WHERE IS IT?

Katie friend lives in Wisconsin, and says Festival Foods has it there. Great; just great. That is a store local to Wisconsin; Festival Foods is not in Illinois.

So I looked to my all-time fave shopping mecca: AMAZON PRIME. 

Yep, Amazon has it. I just knew they would! But the day I pay $9.99 for a box of 20 tea bags...well, it just ain't happening. Bigelow tea sells it online for $3.50 a box, plus shipping, but I'd have to buy a case of it. (Pssst. Katie, what if I don't love it?)

Can anybody out there help me find this stuff that isn't going to cost me an arm and a leg? I'll be in Utah Friday. Is it in Saint George? Richfield? Monroe? 

Oh, please, help me. I'm going crazy. (Obviously, I'm already there, but finding this tea might take the edge off of the cray-cray.) Help a girl out, will ya? FIND ME THIS TEA! 


These displays are not necessarily anywhere near the tea. This particular one was by the checkout.

P.S. My husband found it for me after a tip from a friend who lives near Chuck's work. A grocery store up there had a few boxes, and Chuck brought home THREE of them to me. I was giddy all afternoon, and as soon as he got home, I made myself a cup. It was very good. You know how York Peppermint Patties help you get the sensation? The tea has final notes of the sensation, too!

I made a cup of tea to sip at Chuck's work before I headed to the library.
It's another fun Bring Your Wife to Work Day. 


  1. Our local Christmas Tree Shop has it in Albany NY! Do you need me to send you some?!

    1. That is so sweet of you, but no; I'm trying to find it locally, to avoid the additional shipping (and hassle) for family and friends. But that gives me an idea! I may have seen it at one of our craft shops here! Thank you!


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