Advent Tea 23: Gingerbread Cookie

Second last day of the tea calendar! Today’s tea gingerbread cookie was the only tea (I think) in the calendar marked as “stimulant” and is a mix of rooibos and green rooibos.  It has flavors of cinnamon, pineapple, ginger, and maple.  Despite all the sweet ingredients the rooibos taste of the tea holds up well. […]

Advent Tea 21: Cardamon French Toast

French toast in a cup! Well kind of. This black tea has cinnamon, lemon peel, coriander seeds, cardamom, coconut sugar, and cane sugar.  This tea was a rich black tea with a slightly buttery tone and a hint of spice.  I’m not sure what liquid french toast would actually taste like but I imagine this […]

Advent Tea 20: Moment of Zen

The name of this tea reminded me of Buddha’s Blend – same calming idea behind the name I suppose. This green tea is scented with jasmine, blackberries, mallow blossoms, cornflower blossoms, natural blackberry flavouring. The loose leave tea was pretty to look at it had pops of blue and purple among the darker tea leaves. […]

Advent Tea 18 & 19: Forever Nuts and Dark Chocolate Delight

Day 18 and day 19 were two very different teas. Forever Nuts was another fruit infusion that doesn’t have any actual tea in it. It is a mix of apples, almonds, cinnamon, beetroot, and artificial flavor. It reminded me of the banana nut bread tea though this was apple fruity instead of banana. It poured a light […]

Advent Tea 17: Mulled Wine

Mulled wine tea.  Interesting.  This oolong tea has apple, orange peel, cinnamon, clove and ginger.  It has a citrus cinnamon smell with a holiday feel. The smell and colour reminded me of apple cider.  Once steeped I was surprised the light colour of the tea — I’ve only have mulled wine made from red wine […]

Advent Tea 16: Japanese Sencha

I love that this tea is simply green tea.  No added ingredients no attempt to be something it isn’t.  Just wholesome green tea. After reading about the tea I was careful not to over steep the brew and tried to make sure my water wasn’t super hot.  It steeped a nice light green and had […]

Advent Tea 15: honey, I do

Oh the puns! This white tea is fruity smelling and fruity tasting.  The punny name comes from the honeydew melon in the tea it is accompanied by Apple, pineapple, mango, rose petals, natural watermelon flavouring. The rose petals struck me as a little odd in this fruit heavy mix but I didn’t notice their taste […]

Advent Tea 13: Buddha’s Blend

Anything with the name Buddha in it has a tendency to remind me of the Laughing Buddha in Sudbury and the tasty pizza that could be procured there. Today’s tea, Buddha’s Blend, is a mixture of white tea and green tea with jasmine pearls, white hibiscus blossoms, and natural and artificial flavouring. The tea smells […]