DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar 2017 (Week 3)

DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar 2017 (Week 3)

I’m onto week 3 of the DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea advent calendar, which means… Christmas is just around the corner!

(For the first two weeks of tea, check my other posts).

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 15 Raspberry Cream Pie

Day 15: Raspberry Cream Pie
Rooibos, no caffeine
This tea is epic! It’s creamy from the white chocolate. It’s tangy from raspberry and hibiscus. It has a bit of a floral herbal taste because of flower petals and strawberry leaves. This is multi-layered and almost wears down as you drink it like a fragrance.

Ingredients:: Green rooibos, cane sugar, white chocolate chips (sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, butter oil, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), pink sugar mix (sugar, carnauba wax, glycerine, beet juice, purple carrot, saffron, mica based pearlescent pigment (colour)), blackberries, raspberries, gomphrena petals, hibiscus, strawberry leaves, natural and artificial raspberry, blackberry and vanilla cream flavouring.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 16 Sleigh Ride

Day 16: Sleigh Ride
Fruit infusion, no caffeine
Another favourite from last year, Sleigh Ride is warm and comforting like a hug. It has some nice fruit sweetness and tanginess with its blend of apple, pineapple and papaya, with a hit of nuttiness and spice, there’s even popped rice in there!

Ingredients: Apple, hibiscus blossoms, pineapple (pineapple, sugar), papaya (papaya, sugar), beetroot, cinnamon, raisins, coconut, roasted almonds (almonds, sugar, glucose syrup, vegetable fat, caramelized sugar syrup), popped rice, natural and artificial flavouring.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 17 Caramel Shortbread

Day 17: Caramel Shortbread
Fruit infusion, no caffeine
New this year, the Caramel Shortbread was actually a bit disappointing. I expected it to taste more sweet and savoury like a cookie, but it really just had this overpowering artificial nut flavouring.

Ingredients: Apple, raisins, brown sugar, elderberries, willow bark, almonds, hazelnuts, sour cherries, raspberries, stevia extract, natural and artificial almond and hazelnut flavouring.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 18 Organic Cream of Earl Grey

Day 18: Organic Cream of Earl Grey
Black tea, medium caffeine
I’ve restocked this tea several times over the past few years because it has that distinct sweet bittnerness of Earl Grey with a hit of subtle cream. I actually quite like this on its own without anything else mixed in.

Ingredients: Organic: Black tea, cornflowers, marigolds. With natural flavouring.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 19 Organic the Spice is Right

Day 19: Organic The Spice is Right
Green tea, low caffeine
I love the Spice is Right partly because the name is pun-ny but mostly because it has an amazing balance of different spices: from a more savoury cinnamon twist to the cloves and a hit of chili!

Ingredients: Organic: Cinnamon, green tea, orange peel, cloves, chili pepper. With natural flavouring.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 20 Carrot Cupcake

Day 20: Carrot Cupcake
Rooibos, no caffeine
I was quite surprised that this actually did taste like carrot cake! It has the aroma of freshly baked muffins with that almost bitter nuttiness of carrots.

Ingredients: Carrot, rooibos, cocoa shells, cinnamon, apple, ginger, licorice root, natural whipped cream and apple flavouring.

Davids Tea 24 days of tea advent calendar 2017 Day 21 hot chocolate

Day 21: Hot Chocolate
Pu’erh, medium caffeine
Yet another fave from previous years, the Hot Chocolate tea is a perfect substitute for a high calorie hot chocolate. I just put a bit of whipped cream on top and sip away.

Ingredients: Pu’erh tea, black tea, cocoa nibs, chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), chocolate curls (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, chocolate liquor, whey powder, lactose, soy lecithin, vanilla), stevia extract, natural flavouring.

Stay tuned for next Friday where I reveal the final few teas and a Christmas miracle!