Day 8’s tea was Buddha’s Blend, and it contains a mixture of white and green tea, with jasmine pearls and hibiscus blossoms. It sounded very promising, what with the jasmine and all. It certainly smelled amazing when I opened the tin! The scent at first appeared to be quite fruity to me, but I couldn’t quite place it. I realized afterward that it was probably the jasmine because it smelled similar to the Organic Silk Dragon Jasmine from earlier in the week.
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.)
It’s day 6 already! I can’t believe how quickly the days are passing, before you know it, I’ll be opening my last tin of tea for this year! Today’s tea is North African Mint, which is a green tea. I have to admit, that even though I love green tea, I wasn’t thrilled to see this one. Mint is not my favourite flavour, but as usual I tried to keep an open mind. According to the blurb on this tea it also contains cardamom, ginger, and licorice. We’ll just see if I can detect them.
It’s day 5 and it’s a Glitter & Gold day! Glitter and Gold is a black tea and has been a regular Christmas tea for David’s Tea for at least the past 4 years since I discovered them. It’s one of my favourites, and is known for the gold star shaped sprinkles in the tea that help to sweeten it up. This tea smells slightly spicy when opening it due to the cloves in it.
I was so excited this evening when I opened the little drawer for the 4th and found Organic Silk Dragon Jasmine tea! I love teas with Jasmine, in fact one of my favourite teas is a Jasmine Oolong.