A little bit of factoid power: The owner of the Tea Girl used to work at Steeps, an establishment found in Edmonton and Calgary, purchased one of the Steeps locations in Edmonton and rebranded it as her own. It has a similar system, where you buy teas by the tin. There is also some tea overlap between the two. In other words, she seems to have kept a lot of Steeps teas in her inventory, but there are a bunch that I never recall seeing at Steeps, such as their #YEGnog and maybe even this one.
I was automatically drawn towards this one because it smells so delectably creamy and nutty. The dry leaf is laced with slivered almonds, rose petals, and walnuts.
No rose here, but I’m getting a ton of creaminess, a touch of caramel, and of course, toasted nuts. The aroma of the steeped tea actually reminds me a lot of Butiki’s Maple Pecan Oolong (yep, even more so than David’s Toasted Walnut). As much as I looove that one, I’m really liking the base in this one. It seems to go well with the creamy nutty flavours. While I get tired of oolongs and/or really need to be in the mood to drink this one, greens can be enjoyed almost anytime for me.
I’m going to have to play around with the ratios, however, as I noticed that if you add a little too much, the sencha can get a little bitter. Otherwise, the flavouring in this tea is great.