Advent Tea 14: Alpine Punch

The name of this tea made me think of someone on skis attempting to punch someone else. I may have taken the name too literally. To be fair the colour of the tea combined with the smell of cinnamon did remind me of winter and snow.

I tend to be slow to warm up to red rooibos teas but this one was mellow enough to be tasty.  I was hesitant about the fact this tea contains rose blossoms and two different types of coconut.  My fears were unfounded I didn’t taste any coconut and the floral note wasn’t overpowering.  I like that this was subtle and that the fruity, floral notes weren’t over the top like so many of the other advent teas have been.

Tea Time

TeaA 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.