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 10: Nepal Black

Another black tea! This organic black tea from Nepal is apparently sources from “from a small family-owned tea garden named Jun Chiyabari.” The dry leaves are thin, long, and slightly curled and smell slightly malty. The tea has a slightly honey note and a very mild astrignecy. It’s a fairly standard black tea and I […]

Advent Tea 9: Organic Cinnamon Rooibos Chai Tea

Today’s tea was the first rooibos tea featured in the advent calendar of tea.  The name of the tea is a very apt description of the ingredients: rooibos, cinnamon, and apple.  Simple with few additives. The dry tea has a beautiful rusty colour to it and when steeped the tea smells faintly of cinnamon.   […]

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 […]