Work – 11:00 AM
I’m so excited that November starts this week, as I’m going to break into a couple of my tea advent calendars! I’ve ordered five calendars total (Bird & Blend Tea, Bird & Blend Matcha, Palais des Thés, Simpson & Vail, and Tea Revv). So since five is too many to do at once, I’m going to do two of them in November. But which two… Yes, I’m aware that I have a tea advent calendar problem. :P
But fear not, fellow Steepsters! I don’t want to spoil the fun for anyone else, so I’ll be logging my notes in a text file and then posting them on the appropriate day in December.
Anyway, back to the present. This is another grape-flavored tea from Lupicia, and I find it to be very similar to Jingle Bells (also a black tea) so I question why they created this as a limited Year of the Rooster flavor. Oh well!
It is tasty, an interesting combination of sweet candy grape flavor and floral muscat grapes. I confess that I steeped this longer than I’d planned, as I managed to forget about it. But it didn’t come out even the slightest bit bitter, so bully for it! The base tea is very smooth and quite malty.
These grape teas from Lupicia will never be my favorites, only because they veer a little too far into the floral perfumey side of things, and I am not a great lover of floral flavors…
But still a good tea!
Flavors: Candy, Floral, Grapes, Muscatel, Smooth, Sweet