Advent calendar [12/24]
I took one sip of this tea and wasn’t overly impressed. I thought that perhaps standing with my back to the kitchen sink wasn’t a great spot to enjoy tea. Maybe my mind wasn’t in the right place. I tried to imagine sipping this in a better, more Christmas-y location, like in front of the fireplace (we don’t have one) or with company on Christmas eve. It worked somewhat. One thing that was missing for me was the green tea. There was no green tea flavour. I started to like it a little better as it cooled and mellowed out.
The part that I didn’t like was how this tea had an overwhelming flavour of cinnamon or cinnamon hearts, followed by a hint of chili flakes and peppercorns. If I’d steeped it any longer, the spiciness would have been too strong.
I think this tea advent calendar is making me realize how much I dislike spice teas. I am still a fan of chai, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t know if these same few spices can go with every tea that David’s puts out.
Looking forward to the next twelve days. Here’s to hoping I’ll find another that really shines.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Orange Zest, Peppercorn, Smooth, Spicy