I think with perhaps the exception of tea-sipper, I may be the only person on the site not doing an advent. I’d rather sipdown the gobs of old-and-getting-older tea in my cupboard… many of which are old holiday teas. Likely from advents past.
So this is the first packet I’ve pulled out. Only had enough time to steep for about 3 minutes rather than the recommended 5 as I was running late for work and needed to get it in the thermos and out the door.
Sipping on it now, as its been a few hours and cool enough in my thermos for easy drinking. I have never had eggnog, and thus don’t know what it should taste like (this year, I’m going to get some and finally scratch that itch). So maybe it is my lack of flavor experience, but all I’m really tasting is mate. Very good mate, less on the hay/herbaceous side and coming out more nutty/coffee-like. It has a sort of spicy scent on the nose, but it isn’t coming out that strongly on the tongue… perhaps slightly nutmegish?
It’s warming and the roasty/nutty flavor is hitting the spot on a cold, under-slept morning.
Flavors: Coffee, Hot Hay, Nutmeg, Nutty, Spices