DAVIDsTEA 2016 Advent Calendar Days 7-12

DavidsTea 2016 Advent Calendar Days 7-12

Another week of teas (well, 6 days) and some great teas included in the DAVIDsTEA Advent calendar this week along with some that I know I don’t particularly love.

DAVIDsTEA 2016 Advent Calendar Day 7 – Nutty & Spice

DavidsTea 2016 Advent Calendar Day 7 - Nutty and Spice

I am not a huge fan of nut teas, even the beautiful pink of Forever Nuts isn’t my thing so no surprise that this was not a favourite.  Nutty and Spice is a warming mix of oolong, fruit, nuts and spices.  The cinnamon is a bit overpowering but overall, a kind of baked bread with fruit and nuts taste.

DAVIDsTEA 2016 Advent Calendar Day 8 – Ginger Pear

DavidsTea 2016 Advent Calendar Day 8 - Ginger Pear

The ginger in this was quite mild, not surprising given the scent of pear from it.  It smells a lot like Quince Charming that was released earlier this year but the flavour is much milder – as you would expect from a white tea that steeps for less time and at a lower temperature.  A decent cuppa but not one I would buy in bulk.

DAVIDsTEA 2016 Advent Calendar Day 9 – Forever Nuts

DavidsTea 2016 Advent Calendar Day 9 - Forever Nuts

As mentioned with Nutty and Spice, the day 7 tea, I am not a fan of Forever Nuts.  I realize I am in the minority and it one of DAVIDsTEA’s bestsellers but this went to him as a latte.

DAVIDsTEA 2016 Advent Calendar Day 10 – Green Passionfruit

DavidsTea 2016 Advent Calendar Day 10 - Green Passionfruit

This tastes more pineapple/tropical blend than passionfruit to me but a good mix of green tea and fruit.  Not too fruity and not too grassy.  It does overbrew quickly so taste check after a short time, 3 minutes is too long for me.

DAVIDsTEA 2016 Advent Calendar Day 11 – Hot Chocolate

DavidsTea 2016 Advent Calendar Day 11 - Hot Chocolate

One of my favourite DAVIDsTEA blends so not surprising that I was happy to see Hot Chocolate as day 11 in the Advent calendar.  I know Puerh is not for everyone, and definitely an acquired taste but Hot Chocolate is an easy entry pu’erh.  I have been mixing this with Snow Day a lot lately so was nice to have it just as a latte today.

DAVIDsTEA 2016 Advent Calendar Day 12 – Bear Trap

DavidsTea 2016 Advent Calendar Day 12 - Bear Trap

Going a little fruity with Bear Trap to finish out the middle of the calendar.  This mix of blackberries, strawberries and raspberries just screams summer and on a cold Monday spent at the vet getting more tests, was a welcome change.  Just watch the hibiscus for oversteeping and making it too tart!

 

 

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