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Tea Advent Calendar Day 1 – Let it Snow!

Woohoo! It’s December 1st, and the first day for my David’s Tea Advent Calendar! I was a good girl, and I did not peek all month to see what Tea was coming up on the first day. And today’s tea is called Let It Snow!

Let It Snow

Let it Snow is a green tea, with candied pineapple, black currants, apple, cinnamon, white chocolate, and cloves. I love that all the teas come in little tins with a clear cover, so that you can see the yummy goodness inside. The little drawer for each day tells you the type of tea, and how to steep it to get the best flavour. I am usually able to get 2 large mugs of tea from one little tin.

 

A few years ago, I bought a fancy schmancy tea kettle which heats the water to the correct temperature for steeping for various types of tea. I was a little bit skeptical until the first time I used it to make green tea. Previously, I had found green tea to be bitter tasting, and not all that appealing, but now I love it! If you really like tea, I highly recommend investing in a good tea kettle.

And there it is all ready to enjoy in one of my Christmas mugs! The colour here kind of reminds me of cider, don’t you think?

Now for my thoughts on the tea.

On opening the tin, the tea leaves have a lovely, sweet, slightly fruity scent, and I couldn’t wait to get a taste of the tea. (I swear my mouth was watering just thinking about it.) After brewing, it smelled less fruity, and a little more on the spicy side. The tea itself has a hint of sweetness, enough for me that I don’t need to add any kind of sweetener to it, I like it as it is. You can definitely taste the cloves in this tea, but it isn’t overpowering, it is just a mild, spicy flavour that reminds you of something like the aforementioned cider. I couldn’t taste the pineapple or white chocolate as distinct flavours, but they probably helped to boost the sweetness level.

Overall, I give this tea a thumbs up! I would definitely buy more of this, hopefully they bring it back next year if I’m unable to get some before the season ends.

 

10 thoughts on “Tea Advent Calendar Day 1 – Let it Snow!”

  1. Yesyesyesyes! This month is going to be fun! I’ve always used a timer for my tea and an old-fashioned on the stove kettle. Before we got the new stove, I used to use my phone as a timer, but now I set my timer on my stove. I’m not sure about the white chocolate, either, but I never saw the purpose of it for eating, never mind flavoring a tea with it. I like your reasoning about how it probably just adds some sweetness to balance off the cloves.

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    1. Yes, if you don’t have a fancy kettle, a timer is a great way to control the temperature of the water. I also set a timer after I add the water to the tea leaves so that I don’t overstep.

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