It's no secret to most of my friends that of the so called regular types of tea, Earl Grey is my favourite. I was intrigued then, to see that today's tea is Cream of Earl Grey. I'm pretty sure I haven't tried it before, and it surprises me, because if I had seen it, I'm pretty sure I would have bought some based on the name alone.
I was late getting my pie filling for this week's Bake Along, I only picked it up this morning and didn't get making my tarts until late this afternoon. In fact, I just finished baking them about an hour ago! So instead of posting two separate, almost simultaneous posts, one for my Tea Advent Calendar and the other for the Fantastic Bake Along, I thought I would do one double duty post.
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.)
Raspberry Cream Pie is a Rooibos Tea, and is a new flavour for me. David's Tea describes Raspberry Cream Pie as a "creamy blend of rooibos, raspberries and white chocolate". Sounds good doesn't it? I certainly thought so, and I was excited to give it a try.
I have to tell you, this one smells so, so, yummy, it almost makes me want to run out and buy some real pound cake. Or I could just sit and smell the tea in the tin all day, and dream about it! The description for Lemon Pound Cake says it's a buttery, citrus oolong. Oolong is one of my favourite types, so I have high hopes for this tea. Plus as already stated, it smells heavenly..lemony, sweet, and creamy. Yum!