This year for Advent I got a Pukka Tea Calendar – it’s so pretty and smells amazing!
Here’s my thoughts about the first nine days!
First I find that the numbers are not from top left, but randomly placed! Number one is in the middle, 3 rows from the bottom! It’s called revitalise which sounds like a good start to the month.
The cinnamon gives it a very Christmassy smell while it is steeping and the ginger smells like it will blow away any cold I might be getting!
Hmm, not one I’d drink every day, but it’d be good after a night out or when ill, very warming as well!
Today’s is three mint, which is not a flavour I’m particularly keen on but that’s see how we go!
I can definitely smell the mints while it is steeping, but it doesn’t overpower the tea smell particularly
The mint is pretty subtle though it makes my tongue feel a little odd after a sip. I think because the tea is hot but mint causes me to taste cold? It’s an interesting taste for sure!
Three ginger today (there is more than one type of ginger??).
It doesn’t darken the water very much while steeping and the ginger smell is quite subtle. I don’t know what galangal is but it sounds like a new term for gal pals
mmm this is is a good tea, subtle but slightly spiced and warming, I’d definitely keep a box in the cupboard!
Today’s is chamomile, vanilla & manuka honey.
The smell of honey was quite pronounced when I took the bag out of the packet but now it’s been steeping for a few minutes the chamomile has totally taken over.
Ah the honey comes back slightly when I drink, giving the chamomile more sweetness than it would otherwise have. I can’t really taste or smell the vanilla!
My latest in the day tea drinking so far, at gone 11pm!
I can smell the lemony scent as it steeps, it’s very fresh.
mm this reminds me of lemon flavoured ice tea, but more herby and of course hot! I think that means this would make an excellent ice tea in the summer.
How am I not drinking tea till 11pm again!
So today I have lean matcha green, which sounds really interesting and tasty! It’s seems to be the most tea smelling of the bags so far, the herbs/spices are very subtle while it steeps
I do love green tea, the herbs/spices are very much an after taste that enhances the oolong nicely
And I’m having this one as a morning tea though I’m already regretting that decision…
Today’s a combination that I’m rather put off by, partly due to *someone* who gave me delicacies from her homeland which taste like mint, licorice and regret
The smell is turning my stomach a little while the bag steeps
ok the taste is a lot sweeter than the smell lets on, this is actually not too bad, just the minty coldness that’s strange.
Day 8! And today I learn there’s more than one type of cinnamon
This must be the most Christmassy tea so far, that cinnamon smells amazing!
*sips* Yep that’s definitely cinnamon! No idea if the different types have different nuanced flavours but to me it’s just a very tasty cinnamon concoction!
(I’m in the process of getting Christmas decorations out hence the snowflake lighting on the photos )
This one sounds like a very wake you up kinda tea, not ideal for 11pm but also I’ve been lazy all day so maybe it’ll spur me on to finish a few things!
It is ginseng matcha green and has a very tasty matcha green smell
oh yes this is a good tasting tea, there’s a slight bitterness to it, especially after a few recent ones that were quite sweet – but I think I could drink it regularly. Let’s see if it helps my inner spring as the bag of the packet says!