Greetings and Welcome to the 12th day of Christmas!
Today’s mystery tea has a reindeer on the front, how cute! So what is in this packet of curiosi-tea?…
Day 12 – Snowballs (Not currently for sale)
Well this tea could not have arrived at a more profound time. It’s been snowing in Leicester which has caused chaos in the UK. I actually brought some snow into the house and made a mini snow ball (talking an inch big) to toss at the cat. He loved it! His face lit up when he saw it fall from the sky and he ate the snow ball before it landed. Ruby is a strange cat; I wonder if he likes the snow because it’s the same colour as he is. Good for camouflage.
Ingredients: Rooibos, papaya, almond pieces, cake sprinkles, silver balls, natural flavours.
In appearance this blend consists of finely chopped Rooibos and has a few large fruit chunks among them. Plus I could see some of the sprinkles and balls in the mixture.
In scent this blend was sweet and thickly Rooibos with a touch of fruit and something dark (like vanilla pod).
Steeping Parameters: Boiling water for 3-4 minutes.
Once steeped the resulting tisane liquor is Amber in colour and bares a sweet but thick Rooibos scent.
The first few sips reveal a thick Rooibos base which is sweet yet that unusual chemical like taste that Rooibos always has. Mixed with an almond after taste with minimal dryness.
I just can’t really detect the fruit, just the almond and base. The almond if anything makes it a touch too sweet than my usual liking.
This blend tastes like pure Rooibos with only slight characteristics of anything else. And well, I dislike Rooibos at the best of times. I do however, love almond. That makes it drinkable for me.
I wanted to love this but it’s a simple blend that still needs tweaking in my opinion. Still it was something warm to pass the time with on this chilly Tuesday afternoon.
Join me tomorrow for day 13. Until then, Happy Steeping.
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