I just had to support Angry Tea Room this year for the Cyber Monday sale, as I love most of their teas that I have tried. And my advent calendar JUST arrived on time for Day #1!! Awesome. Each advent calendar arrives in a plastic case with a handle and 25 tins of tea that hold at least five teaspoons (probably more). The flavors seem pretty intriguing! I’m going to try to stick with the strict schedule of teas for the next 25 days! Luckily I usually have three types of tea per day, so this shouldn’t be difficult, even if I’m craving something else with the daily tea. :D
Tea number one is simply black tea with flavoring. It certainly has a tasty flavor, though I’m not sure it is chestnut (haven’t tried any of those anyway). One heaping teaspoon is almost too brisk and astringent. The flavor is pretty similar to their amazing Maple tea but there is also something different along with just that sweetness, though hard to say what that is. It’s a tea I don’t mind steeping up!
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for a full mug// 10 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep