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Happy first day of twenty four days of tea, everyone!
I got a colour changing mug for our anniversary on Friday, and I had to hold off on using it until I could christen it with the joy that is the advent calendar. The best part of today is that it’s my obligatory day off due to training on Saturday. I spent the day cleaning, blogging, baking, drinking tea, and listening to acoustic versions of 80s and 90s songs on Spotify.
I was so excited about my mug that I had to take a video. Sadly, my preparation of the tea was less enthralling than the mug itself. The tea tasted weak and tart with no lingering sweetness. When I found a small amount of it on the mug’s coaster an hour or two later and took a sip, I was in heaven. It had the right balance of tartness, sweetness, and cinnamon.
I finished the last of the sample a few minutes ago, using the last two teaspoons for a cup. It was much more pleasant this way.
Would I buy it again? Possibly. The boyfriend seems to really like it. I want to see how it compares to mulled wine.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Popcorn, Tart
This tea never really interested me when I saw it on the DAVIDsTEA website.. I just had a feeling I knew what this would taste like and unfortunately, I was right. This cup brewed up a dark pink, reminding me a lot of Forever Nuts. I couldn’t really taste anything that significant.. maybe a little bit of apple and hibiscus.. maybe a tiny bit of almond? For me, this was just a hot cup of fruitiness with nothing that makes it particularly special or wintery. Darn.
Day 1 of 2015 Advent Calendar
I’m not sure why, but I went into this tea thinking I wasnt going to like it. I have no idea why I thought that, but it somehow was in my mind that this would be bitter. Huh. No idea.
The smell is gorgeous! Instantly evokes French Toast, in all its buttery, cinnamon slathered glory! I was instantly soothed in smelling it.
Its taste is less intense than the smell is, but it was really nice. It had a buttery quality that I enjoyed. I’m going to like drinking this, I think.
Uh, so this was in my cupboard yesterday… and now it’s not. Bah. Re-adding.
This is my new comfort tea. I love it. I smell it, and instantly I feel all zen-like, calm and cool. I prefer it when it’s cooled (a bit minty-er, a bit more chocolatey goodness) but frankly, I’ll drink it any way I can. It, along with Hot Chocolate, will be in my stable of teas for a bit, until of course I find other local finds that I enjoy more. :P
Flavors: Chocolate, Mint
Sadly, this tea like many other DavidsTea blends is no longer in production. I bought a full tin of this tea a few years back and promptly forgot about it. Last night, I pulled it out of the cupboard and took a whiff—smelt okay but nothing special. It smelled mostly coconutty. I decided to brew it and I almost chucked it out. The tea smelled pretty gross to me, not terribly appetizing but I thought I would give it a try. I am really glad I stuck with it, this tea is quite delicious. It brews up with a fairly orange soup. It’s pretty oily and has a thick, oily mouthfeel but I really like it. It coats the inside of my mouth with yummy flavor. You can see little beads of oil in the tea. I haven’t looked up the description so I completely forget what’s actually in it, but it seems to be a roasted green with some perhaps vanilla, coconut, and there are some yellow flower petals in it as well. It has a sweet, fruity flavor with a slight astringency (though I may have used water that was a bit too hot). All in all a great tea, especially if you want something relaxing and desserty without being too sweet. No need for milk or sugar, which is a big thing for me as I’m generally a black tea lover and I like milk and sugar in my tea normally.
Flavors: Coconut, Floral, Vanilla
I’m gonna attempt making a comeback haha. This is one of the samples from when I bought the 24 days of tea, which I will start tonight since I didn’t realize what day it was until I was at work.
This smells horrendously artificial when you open it. I think the DT page said its naturally flavored….uhh. Hopefully I misread.
I came back to my desk and my coworker was sure I had hot chocolate from how strongly flavored this stuff is.
Tast wise, it’s not as bad as its scent. But isn’t anywhere near as chocolate flavored. It’s kind of like an after taste. It’s mainly mint, just sweeter than normal thanks to the snowflake sprinkles. I like that chocolate end note though, but the sweetness is kind of weird before you taste the chocolate.
It’s good, but I wouldn’t buy it. At least I assume I get to have it one more time.
What have I missed?! I am going to St Louis on a hockey adventure next week and I’m way too excited. Hopefully I have a decent way to have my calendar teas!
My favorite tea since I’ve started experimenting with herbals. When I purchased it, the clerk behind the counter told me that it reminded her of the aromas of Christkindle Market, the German outdoor holiday market the city puts on every year, and its exactly that: the earthy aroma of roasting nuts with a bit of holiday magic to boot. Definitely a cold weather sip.
A bit of pleasant cranberry-tartness (likely from the hibiscus) with somewhat of a dull overall flavour. There’s a bit of a trailing hibicus aftertaste that is overpowering. I am detecting some nutty-savoury tones mixed with creamy apple and cinnamon that reminds me of Forever Nuts from DAVIDsTEA. This tisane is blended well but has too much hibiscus to it. I am also discouraged by how much “dry leaf” is required to achieve a decent flavour. I’m getting more of a cider flavour as it cools- the apple is coming more to the forefront and balancing out the tartness of the hibiscus.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Nuts, Tart
Day #1 of the 2015 advent calendar! I made my own, so my reviews will be different than the official ones from DT, haha.
I haven’t had this one in a long time, which is why I included it. And the popcorn taste is definitely there! It’s a bit sweet, but I do like flavoured greens, so that is just fine with me. The tea is a bit heavy, so I’d like it if there was more actual tea than other things, but as a one-off sample purchase, I’m okay with it.
Yum! I really shouldn’t be drinking caffeinated teas in the evening, but this just begs to be sipped whilst cuddled under a blanket on a cold winter’s night. Ok, so it’s not technically winter yet, but it’s still darn cold. This is by far and beyond the best tea from the pumpkin collection. My son can’t resist stealing a few sips here and there when he thinks I’m not looking. The balance of chai spice and pumpkin flavouring is just delicious.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Pumpkin
What a great evening tea. The dominant flavour is peppermint, but the lemongrass and chamomile are very noticeable too. It had a relaxing smell and a soothing flavour. The downside? My cats think this stuff is liquid catnip, I can’t take my eyes off it for a second or they will be rubbing all over my cup and dipping their paws/faces in the tea. Also, over steeping brings out too much hibiscus.
Flavors: Floral, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Peppermint
I opened this and thought “Oh no!” It looked and smelled just like Gingerbread House by Distinctly Tea and at 3 times the price. Thankfully though, once brewed the flavour is different enough that I don’t completely regret the purchase. Plus I did get the pretty collector’s tin. The flavours are similar, with cinnamon and apples being the dominant flavours, I can actually taste the popcorn in this one, though the coconut isn’t as evident. I would probably stick with Gingerbread House in the future due to the price difference but both are good.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Popcorn
I love the smell of this one so much, I wish it were perfume. Or maybe a scented candle because that would be the perfect balance of ambiance and fragrance. Creamy, minty, sweet – delicious! Tastewise, this is minty but not much else. The bright side is that this is one black tea that doesn’t need sugar or creamer, and I think the mint cuts down a lot on any potential astringency. It’s also decent when put up against work brewing parameters which are not always ideal. Hooray!
Another one from Stephanie – thank you! A teaspoon and a half and WHOA that is alotta mint. It’s not as bad as I expected from the not-so-good Steepster rating. The blend itself looks like all the pieces are finely ground for some reason. It’s supposed to be hojicha, I guess, though it’s hard to tell. I couldn’t really tell which type it was by the flavor anyway… there is too much flavor from the spices. I could swear there was a sweetness from stevia or something, but that may have just been the licorice. A ton of sweetness and mint with this blend, basically.
Dry leaf: Sweet black tea and dark honey notes.
Liqueur: Red-brown , with a rich sweet honey aroma.
Flavour: A very rich and sweet black tea flavor with notes of a dark oolong and a very mild yet sharp mouth-feel. The flavor develops in sweetness.
Flavors: Honey, Sweet
The tea smells like a forest after it rains, but with sweet notes of mint within.
I add milk and sugar to my teas.
The tea was very nice. It was smooth and creamy, not astringent or bitter in any way. The vanilla was soft and the peppermint wasn’t overpowering. It was a nice mix of both.
Flavors: Forest Floor, Mint, Peppermint, Smooth, Vanilla
Delicious tea. I smelled this and had to have it, despite the cornflower and marigolds, which I was wary of. I am so glad I did, with a bit of sugar this tea tastes like almond sugar cookies. What a holiday treat! Thankfully the floral elements don’t stand out. Be careful not to oversteep this tea, it is quite unforgiving. I steep for exactly 3mins30secs in water just below boiling. After 4mins the bitterness starts to creep in, I accidentally steeped for 10 or so mins at work when I was distracted and it was undrinkable.
Flavors: Almond, Cookie, Vanilla