Only a few more days left for my Advent Calendar! In some ways I'll miss blogging every day, and in others I'll be happy to go back to my average of 2-3 posts per week. It's been hard to find time to craft since I started blogging about tea every day, so as a result, my blog has been pretty craft free this month. And I have to say, I'm feeling the pain! I think I'm going through craft withdrawal or something!
Today's tea is Alpine Punch, a new tea for me, and when I opened it up and smelled it, it smelled quite sweet, and reminded me of almonds. It almost smelled like when you open a bottle of almond extract when baking. When I looked on the David's Tea website, it described it as an almond scented tea with apples, cinnamon, ginger, and nuts. Alpine Punch is a rooibos tea and is steeped at almost boiling point. I steeped mine for 5 minutes. After steeping the almond scent is still strong, and the tea itself is a nice dark colour. This tea has a natural sweetness and I didn't require any additional sweeteners when drinking it. It definitely tastes of almonds. It is a nice smooth tasting tea, with no hint of bitterness. The apples, cinnamon, ginger, and nuts are not really detectable to me. I'm sure they are there, and probably help contribute to the wonderful flavour, but thank goodness they don't overwhelm the almond taste. Since I had lots of points left today, I decided to treat myself to a couple of the premium Belgian cookies I bought a few days ago while enjoying my tea. And now that this post is almost ready, I'm going to do just that!