Following up on my recommendations on holiday crab-stuffed potato appetizers and carrot cake dessert, this week I suggest a hot drink to finish off any holiday meal — or simply to bag as a unique gift. The Arctic Fire tea, sold in bulk at St. Thomas Coffee Roasters in Linglestown, is not only pretty to look at, black tea flecked with blue cornflower — it’s delicious to drink. Know the sensation of a York peppermint patty or an Andes mint? It’s the same here, minus the chocolate — a vibrant blend of warming black tea layered with cooling peppermint. I drank a cup in house and found it to be reminiscent of tiny snowflakes falling down my throat. This tea I’d love to serve with my grandmother’s homemade sticky buns on Christmas morning: an added tinge of holiday luxury.
Also check out the in-house roasted coffee beans. Ordering in bulk is available online.
5951 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112