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
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
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
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
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
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
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!