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BlueBird Tea Co Advent Calendar of Tea – Day 12

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Welcome to day 12 which is coincidentally my favourite number. Also it’s officially the 12 days of Christmas countdown.

What’s behind door number 12? …

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It’s another chocolate. If you missed my first chocolate post then I’m counting this as a ‘free tea day’ where I can review anything festive. So I placed a cheeky order in with Nothing But Tea for a few festive samples.

Today I will be pairing my chocolate with Yuletide Spirit.

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Ingredients: orange, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, apple bits, black tea, chopped almonds, vanilla bits and calendula.

Steeping Parameters: 1 tsp in boiling water for 3 minutes without milk.

Once steeped the resulting tea bares a strong cinnamon scent with a touch of clove.

The first few sips reveal a cinnamon and black tea base with a touch of orange in the after taste. It’s not as strong as expected though that isn’t always a bad thing. Slight bitterness but mostly it’s a cinnamon and black tea with a touch of dryness. Perhaps the fruit helps to keep it light?

While the cinnamon is strong with this one I do wish the orange was stronger. I can’t taste any almond, apple or vanilla and would not have even guessed they were in the blend by taste alone.

Despite that it’s cinnamon and that is very Christmasy so who am I to complain? And I do love cinnamon so it’s just as well. Plus it did pair nicely with my chocolate.

As an additional treat Nothing But Tea also sent me a little chocolate Santa with my order which is about to be devoured! Double the chocolate, double the fun after all.

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Join me tomorrow to see what day 13 has in store!

Happy Steeping and Chocolate Eating!

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