201 Tasting Notes
Day #6 of the advent calendar and I finally get a white tea! This is one of my favourites (I love strawberry flavoured anything) , but I’m really sad it’s been discontinued. I like my fruit blends, but sometimes I just really want a single fruit flavour to deal with, and for me, this one delivers on that. I will be rationing my stash of this, no doubt.
Mmm, lemon! I was happy to have this one show up today (day #4 of the advent calendar!) to kind of counteract two less than stellar teas earlier in the week. Nice and strong, no extra flavours or ingredients. I think I may have steeped this one for too long, but whatever, I’ll deal. I’d imagine I’ll be adding this one to my cold remedy collection as well, as I imagine this would go good with some honey to aid a sore throat.
Not a huge fan of chamomile normally, but this blend isn’t bad – something about the flavour feels a bit off, but as a non-chamomile drinker most of the time, I don’t know exactly what this is missing, haha. This one likely won’t make it back to the re-purchase pile, but again, I’m not unhappy I tried it.
I was on the fence with this one at the start, because I don’t like “regular” eggnog, but since this is December, I figured I’d give this one a go for my advent calendar (day #2!). I like the creaminess that the white chocolate is giving it, and I am all for spicy teas, but I don’t know about the whole addition of meringue powder. Which makes sense, considering this is eggnog, but I think I’ll stick to my eggs and egg products in scrambled form. All in all, though, a great concept, but this is just not the right blend for me. Nevertheless, I’m happy to have satisfied my curiosity.
I’m not usually a lover of straight up green tea, but I had to purchase some of this purely on the fact that it comes from India – not the place one tends to think of when they think green tea. It actually tastes pretty good for a green, and I found I don’t need as many leaves to get to the flavour profile that I want. This is also tea #1 for my 2014 tea advent calendar (I made my own this year, whoo!), and so I must say that the month is off to a good start. :)
I’m not usually a fan of drinking blueberry teas first thing in the morning, but this one has enough of a breakfast blend base (at least to me) that I actually don’t mind doing just that. And I enjoy the fact that this is from a smaller company than what I usually buy from. This is my last bag of tea from here, so the next time I’m in Nova Scotia, I’ll clearly have to get a refill.