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 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 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 […]

Advent Tea 12: The Spice Is Right

When I told Andrew the name of today’s tea he made a Price is Right pun.  It can’t be a bad tea if it’s pun worthy, right? This green tea has cinnamon, orange peel, cloves, and chili pepper.  The dry leaves are very fragrant and smell spicy with a touch of sweet cinnamon.  The smell […]

Advent Tea 7: North African Mint

Yesterday’s tea was my favourite calendar tea to date so this morning’s tea had a bit of work to do to impress me.  The organic North African Mint has a slight minty smell and I had hopes that it would be green tea tasting with a hint of mint.  The flavour I associate with green […]

Advent Tea 4: Organic Sweet Almond Green

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 […]