Sleigh Ride for Breakfast
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Tea Advent Calendar Day 16 – Sleigh Ride

We certainly have enough snow in Ottawa for a Sleigh Ride, an interesting name for a tea. This one is a fruit infusion and contains cinnamon, apples, raisins, almonds, hibiscus blossoms, pineapple, coconut and popped rice. (That last one gave me a start, I thought there were bits of popcorn in the tea when I opened the tin and dumped the mixture into the infuser.)

Sleigh Ride Fruit Infusion

When I opened and sniffed the tin, the mixture inside smelled of fruit and nuts to me. From the picture you can see the big chunk of cinnamon stick, and a bit of the candied pineapple bits. It was a pleasant mixture, and I was looking forward to trying it.

Sleigh Ride

To my surprise, this one also contains a bit of beetroot, so it turned a pretty pink colour after steeping for 5 minutes in near boiling water. The tea still smelled fruity and nutty after steeping, although not quite as strongly.

I decided to drink my tea early today, so I had it with my breakfast. The tea really was delicious, but I was a bit disappointed because it tasted very similar to Forever Nuts from day 9. Maybe it would be different if I had a cup of each kind in front of me and sipped a bit from each, but for me they are enough alike that I probably wouldn’t buy this tea, because I already have Forever Nuts in my hoard.

Only 8 teas left in my calendar! I have to admit, I did sneak a peek at the rest just to see what was coming up. I know it was terrible of me. Usually I don’t mind waiting for the surprise, but I was excited.

Tomorrow I’m hoping to get my entry for the Fantastic Bake Along posted…I’m a bit late, but I can’t wait to try some Cherry Tarts!

 

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