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drank Peanut Butter Brownie by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 21 Davids Tea 2023 Advent Calendar

I’ve been avoiding this one because it doesn’t appeal to my ideas of AM or PM tea, when I usually have a mug. I got out of bed rather late today, so thought I’d give it a whirl. I don’t taste peanut butter but I do get brownie. It is nutty but there’s a medicinal taste for my palate. Maybe it’s the apple? Not sure. This one bordered on a do not finish and “maybe it will get better on the next sip.”

Flavors: Apple, Chocolate, Hazelnut, Medicinal, Nutty

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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Day 5 Davids Tea 2023 Advent Calendar

Apparently I already logged this one but my note is M.I.A. I do remember being excited about this one in December. Strawberry Rhubarb is one of my favorite baked good combos. Tartness is expected. It’s a pretty red color and smells like those strawberry candies that my grandmother used to have out in a candy dish for guests. Initially, SRP left me with a mouth puckering feeling that I’m wasn’t enjoying. As the mug cooled and mellowed, I found it more enjoyable and reminded of spring/summer. Probably not going to be on my “buy again” list but I’d try it again if offered

Flavors: Hibiscus, Strawberry, Tart

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drank Tinsel Toddy by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 22 Davids Tea Advent Calendar 2023

This one I used the entire tin. There was quite a bit of candied fruit in the blend which is surprising when you don’t read the ingredient list. It steeped up with a nice scent of ginger to it. It’s sweet with a bit of spice and a rooibos base. I do detect a bit of floral in the background as well. While I don’t generally favor sweet teas, this was nice.

Flavors: Candied Fruit, Ginger, Honey, Peppercorn

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Brown Sugar Bourbon by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 19 Davids Tea Advent Calendar 2023

I’m drinking this for a lunch time Zoom call. I don’t taste bourbon which is not a bad thing for me. It’s definitely brown sugary, sweet, and creamy. I like the maltiness of the mug. Hazelnut is strong in my mug and that’s fine with me. A nice dessert tea.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Hazelnut, Sweet

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Picked this one up at the Viking Shop in New Hampshire on their holiday clearance shelf. I could have purchased everything in there. I still have my eye on a cute little duck. The tea was super expensive because it was in a specialty European import store. Checking out the website for Nordqvist, the loose leaf has citrus peels added. Steeped for about 5 minutes at 200F. The cardamom is present and pleasant. I think the citrus would be a nice add but it’s a pretty good black tea.

Flavors: Cardamom, Spices

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Sugar Pear Fairy by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 24 Davids Tea Advent Calendar 2023

I definitely steeped this a bit too long. I became distracted while planning for summer vacation. Despite the extended steeping, I would definitely try this again. The pear, fig, and fennel works for me. It is definitely sweet but light. I nice way to round out our winter school break.

Flavors: Fennel, Fig, Pear, Raisins

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drank Silent Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 18 Davids Tea Advent Calendar 2023

I didn’t realize it was it was a rooibos tea until I opened the tin but the minute I took the lid off, it was evident. I have not had great experiences with rooibos in the past but generally find them tolerable. This was a pleasant mug with orange and spices. I’m glad I didn’t finish the tin because it is a good one for these late winter evenings.

Flavors: Clove, Orange, Spices

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 23 Davids Tea Advent Calendar 2023

Another good one! I definitely missed this one in December. It had adorable tiny candy cane sprinkles in it and smelled rather fruity/sweet when I opened the tin. I steeped while gathering my breakfast and then let it cool a smidge. It’s creamy with a light peppermint taste. Per reviews on Davids Tea website, there has been a recipe change adding rice flour to the blend.

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Peppermint

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drank Hot Chocolate by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 4 Davids Tea Advent Calendar 2023

I like this one. It’s not too heavy but has a solid hot chocolate taste. More like powdered packet with water hot cocoa not homemade cocoa with milk.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 12 Davids Tea Advent Calendar 2023

I picked this one out of the calendar because I could use some caffeine and the only samples left in the calendar didn’t seem appropriate. What a pretty tea! I knew I needed to break out my glass tea cup to see all the sparkle and shine. Today is the first day of school break and while I’m not off of work, I’m hoping to cram in all the fun on my days off. The rest of the fam, is rather slow to catch on to this, so I’m sipping this one while plotting out their staycation.

It’s a sweet, cinnamon flavor that reminds me of the cinnamon candies my grandmother used on her gingerbread man cookies. It’s interesting to me that I confuse the clove vs cinnamon taste. Possibly because they are usually mixed together in baked goods. It has a good lemony taste to it as well. While it is pretty, I wanted a stronger clove/cinnamon taste.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Lemon

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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In the early 2000’s, my brother worked for a grocery company that removed items from the shelves and I ended up with a cabinet filled with random tea.

After I finished that cabinet, I started trying new things and exploring the world of tea. Still exploring, still learning, and loving this community.

I tend to take my tea with no additions and quite hot. Though often I find myself having to reheat my mug due to distractions. I’m partial to herbals, white tea, green, and blacks. But I really will try anything once.

Rankings:
100-80 Love in varying degrees
79- 60 Good, but in the friendzone
60-50 Ok, would drink if offered
49-20 Don’t make me try it again!
19-0 Didn’t finish!

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