It's the final day for my Advent Calendar and it feels kind of bitter sweet. I have enjoyed sharing my tea with you all each day, and I will miss that, however, it was also tough some days to find the time to post. Now for today's tea which is appropriately named Santa's Secret.
Today's tea is truly Christmasy with chunks of peppermint flavoured white chocolate, pieces of crushed candy cane, and snowflake shaped candies, mixed with black tea. Although I'm not a huge fan of any kind of mint, I do like a good candy cane once in a while, so I looked forward to trying this tea. I think it has actually been a seasonal tea at David's Tea for a couple of years, but I don't recall having tried it.
Hot Chocolate is a mixture of pu'erh and black tea, and is the only chocolate tea I have ever tried, and actually liked. I have been a fan for a couple of years, so when I pulled the drawer this evening and saw it I was very happy. Only 3 more days left in the Advent Calendar, and although I had a quick peek at a few last week, I didn't look at all of the upcoming flavours, so I'm anxious to see what the remaining days have in store.
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.
Today's tea is Organic Saigon Chai, and it looks and smells very Christmasy. It's a black tea with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and peppercorns. There are red peppercorns in this which is what makes it look Christmasy, and the cinnamon gives it a Christmasy smell. (Yes, I know I"m using the word Christmasy a lot, but it's appropriate.)