!!! SPOILERS !!!
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 🙂
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:
We’re pretty strict about certain holiday traditions. Especially the delicious ones. So it should come as no surprise that we insist on sipping eggnog at every festive occasion. All things considered, it’s almost crazy that it took us this long to find the perfect eggnog tea. But trust us, this rich and creemy rooibos blend was definitely worth the wait. With white chocolate, mini meringues and a hint of nutmeg, it’s a brand new tradition we can’t believe we ever went without.
Ingredients: green rooibos, white chocolate chips, meringue powder, natural and artificial flavouring.
How to Prepare: 1.25 tsp, 96°C (205°F), 4-7 minutes
After steeping, this tea looked relatively unappealing to be honest. To be it kind of looked like the wet bottom of a hamster cage (sorry!). It was more mushy than most of them are but this may have been from the white chocolate melting into the small bits of tea.
The actual tea itself had a rather cloudy look to it, almost like chicken broth or a cloudy apple cider. It didn’t have too much of a smell to it, just a slightly sweet scent. Unfortunately, this one apparently didn’t really taste like anything. I am told that it had a very subtle taste but nothing too noticeable. Fortunately, I do know of a work friend who likes the Eggnog tea so this may go to her.
My apologies, I meant to post this last night but was feeling awful so I put it off. Stay tuned because day 24 will be posted very shortly!
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