6852 Tasting Notes
pulled this one out given my swedish chef’s tasting note. I brought back 200g of this version and another 100g of the fauchon version and i’m paranoid the flavour is going to disappear or turn on me. Thankfully i was able to share some with the girls when they were over, but i still have plenty for folks to enjoy. :) Still like this one, though i think i landed firmly on the side of fauchon’s being a teeny bit more to my liking, though not enough for me to be disappointed that i have less of it
This was a sample provided by the secret garden tea company. I’ve been searching for a christmas spice tea that wasn’t as intense as many of other ones from france are. This one smells very similar to other christmas spice teas. Brewed up though, this is softer…christmas spice without that intense in your face orange, clove that a lot of spice teas have. I think that it might be the addition of vanilla, or perhaps the cranberries? The ingredients don’t list the berry that i can see, but the two makes this a tasty blend.
Thanks Secret Garden tea, for letting me try this one!
Finished this one of last night except for a sample heading out for someone else to try. I don’t love this one as much as some of the others from AU but it’s just because this one isn’t up my alley, rather than there being anything wrong with the tea. I have had other teas that were amaretto flavoured that i preferred, though in general, it’s not a flavour i love. Still though, these teas are excellent and i can appreciate the blend for that reason.
I’m not generally a fan of mate but for whatever reason, in this particular tea, it actually works for me. I suspect it’s because it’s a blend with rooibos. I don’t like this enough to want it in my cupboard permanently but it’s nice – a good balance of gingerbread to make it come across much like a cookie would.