On the four day of tea, advent tea brought to me an organic sweet almond green tea. I blame CBC for the Christmas style introduction – their radio programming was very holiday centric this morning.
I find flavoured green teas often miss the mark. The flavour tends to be overpowering and the tea ends up being more like a herbal tea than a green. The sweet almond green seems to have struck a good balance of added sweetness and green tea goodness.
The tea had a sweet smell and tastes of almonds with green tea. So the name is pretty accurate. Good without any additives…though I’m probably a poor judge considering I drink all of my tea plain.
After two days of flavoured fruity teas I was actually pretty overjoyed this morning to discover that today’s tea is a simple loose leaf orange pekoe. Being a black tea this selection actually has caffeine which is also a nice change to the previous two days.
When I think of curling up with a book and some tea I tend to think of black tea. This particular tea is a fairly standard orange pekoe, nothing fancy but tasty. I’ve had better (think loose leaf tea bought in England) but I thoroughly enjoyed this morning’s cup of tea.
Day 2: Mango Madness
Mango Madness. A nice alliterative name. The name also reminds me of a descriptive crayon name for shade of yellow.
Today’s tea surprise was mango madness, a white tea with low caffeine. The smell is overwhelmingly mango but the taste is a more subtle fruit blend. It’s apparently a mixture of mango, orange, and pineapple.
The tea is a bit on the sweet side and might be good as a mid afternoon break. I found the sweetness a bit much first thing in the morning.
First Day of #24daysoftea
December = the month of ALL the tea. This December I’m partaking in the #24daysoftea advent calendar from Davids Tea. Today’s tea was a Christmas themed tea called “Sleigh Ride.”
The tea was bright red and smelled of slightly of cinnamon mixed with cranberries. I’m not a huge herbal tea drinker — and tend to dislike anything with ‘berry’ in the name or description. Sleigh Ride was subtle enough that I didn’t mind it. It wouldn’t be my go to choice of tea but it wasn’t bad for the first selection. Looking forward to 23 more days of tea ahead!
A few years ago I heard about DAVIDsTEA 24-days of tea advent calendar. Basically it’s a advent calendar that is filled with tea and each day is a different blend of loose leave tea.
Previously I always forgot when the calendars went on sale and missed the small window of opportunity to get my hands one. Apparently I’m not alone in thinking this a fantastic idea for anyone who loves tea. It has to be healthier than a chocolate calendar.
This year a co-worker reminded me about the 24-days of tea — and last week a wonderful calendar filled with tea arrived in the mail. The only downside, I now have to wait until December to try any of the tea.