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If you do not want to know the types of tea or order that the teas come up in this advent calendar than don’t read any further 🙂
Alright, here we are, day 3 of the 24 Days of Tea advent calendar! For those of you who don’t know, this is a loose leaf tea advent calendar made by the Canadian tea company, David’s Tea. Each day has a different tea flavour that comes in a little tin and can make about 2-3 cups of tea per day. It is my mom who drinks the tea so these will be her opinions about the tea itself. Let’s see what we had today…
This ultra-rare oolong from the Wuyi Mountains of China is velvety smooth and lightly creamy, with a subtle hint of orchid. It’s said that it came about when the moon fell in love with a comet. The comet passed her by, as comets will do. The moon cried milky tears, which chilled the tea fields, withering the leaves and giving them a delicate creaminess. It’s been a rare luxury ever since.
Ingredients: Chinese oolong tea from the Wuyi Mountains, natural flavouring
How to Prepare: 1.25 tsp, 85°C (185°F), 4-7 minutes
I know I say this every day, but how cute is that description?! I just can’t get enough. When I first saw the list of teas included in this calendar, I thought “oh gosh, mom is not even going to want to try this one.” When she opened it up today, she was curious about what it was, but definitely willing to give it a go.
We find that the more greenish teas are the ones that tend to change a lot during steeping. For this one, she only used about a third of the little tin and it came out looking like a seaweed salad. Isn’t it just incredible how it transforms?
This one looked very light after steeping, and once again had a few of those straggler leaves in the bottom. Although, those loose leaves today could have been because the leaves became so bloated they were almost popping the tea ball open.
Okay, so the verdict is…
It is probably her favourite so far, she loved it! She says that it has a nice, subtle flavour that is hard to describe but isn’t fruity or anything like that. It kind of tastes like green tea but not as strong. When we looked up oolong tea, we found out it has a lot of health benefits and she really liked that. Also, she is like me and really liked the story of where it came from. Obviously, I have no clue what she is going to like and what she isn’t because so far my guesses have been way off! Anyways, day 3 was a huge success!
We will see what kind she gets on day 4 tomorrow 🙂
Disclaimer: Tea description taken from the David’s Tea website. Advent calendar was paid for with my own money and all pictures and opinions are my own/my mom’s.