DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar 2017 (Week 1)

DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar 2017 (Week 1)

For most people, the first of December means those advent calendars start popping open. But for impatient people like me… this DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea calendar (now sold out) was opened the second I got it.

This my third year in a row sharing this on the blog with you, so if you’re curious to see past years, you can check all my previous posts here.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017

Unlike the last two year’s, the design is quite different for 2017. Yes, you still get the pull out drawers and screw-top lids, but this year is more of a “french door” style book instead of a slide-out book with a jacket.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 2

And of course like last year, there are 24 teas and a little surprise drawer in the middle (which I will get to probably next week).

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 1 Let it snow

Day 1: Let It Snow
Green tea, low caffeine
Sweet, mellow, tangy with a hit of creaminess from the white chocolate. This green tea doesn’t need to be flavoured in anyway, it already tastes like milk!

Ingredients: Candied pineapple (pineapple, cane sugar, citric acid, sulfur dioxide), green tea, black currants, apple, cinnamon, white chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, whey powder, lactose, soy lecithin, natural vanilla), cloves, stevia extract, natural flavour.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 2 Chocolate Macaroon

Day 2: Chocolate Macaroon
Black tea, medium caffeine
This was a nice twist on typical black tea. It has a hint of sweetness and a nutty character because of the coconut flakes.

Ingredients: Black tea, toasted coconut (coconut, sugar, dextrose, salt), coconut, pecans, cacao nibs, rock cane sugar, natural flavouring.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 2 Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait

Day 3: Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait
Herbal, no caffeine
Crisp and tangy because of the apples and hibiscus mixed with an odd bitter starch from the carrot. Not my favourite one as it’s hard to taste the strawberry (although you can smell the artificial berry scent).

Ingredients: Apple, hibiscus, raisins, carrot, yogurt bits (milk powder, sugar, maltodextrin, modified starch, citric acid), beetroot, strawberry, rhubarb, natural and artificial flavouring.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 4 Organic Silk Dragon Jasmine

Day 4: Organic Silk Dragon Jasmine
Green tea, medium caffeine
I adore this tea so much, I bought a 500g bag of it after last year’s calendar. This is a subtly floral green tea that tastes fresh and soothing.

Ingredients: Organic: Chinese green tea from Jiangxi and Fujian Provinces, scented with jasmine flowers.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 5 Glitter and Gold

Day 5: Glitter & Gold
Black tea, medium caffeine
Another favourite from last year, this has the rich bold flavour of a black tea with a citrus twist. The added sugar crystals add a subtle sweetness that helps cut through the strong tea flavour.

Ingredients: Black tea, lemon peel, sugar sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, partly hydrogenated canola oil, shellac, titanium oxide, iron oxide, potato starch), sugar, cloves, natural and artificial flavouring.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 6 Organic North African Mint

Day 6: Organic North African Mint
Green tea, low caffeine
Another one I adore, the mix of green tea with spicy cardamom and fennel makes this so freshing against the organic peppermint. This isn’t a blend I would put together myself but it’s lovely.

Ingredients: Organic: Green tea, ginger, peppermint, cardamom, licorice root, fennel, clove, black pepper.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 7 Organic Saigon Chai

Day 7: Organic Saigon Chai
Black tea, medium caffeine
Another beautiful black tea with a twist. I love the addition of pink peppercorns to add a bit of spicy flavour to this, and the zesty ginger really makes this a great morning tea.

Ingredients: Organic: Black tea from India*, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, pink peppercorns, cardamom. With organic vanilla cream and natural ginger and cinnamon flavouring.

 

Stay tuned for next week when I reveal days 8-15!
Looking for any of these teas? Check DAVIDsTEA holiday collection.

 

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