Adventaggedon Day 22: Tea 1/8
I think this is one of my favourites teas from all the advents overall! I’ve been sitting on this cool sage infused cheddar with this green marbling for a few weeks now waiting to do a tea and cheese pairing and the perfect tea for the pairing just hasn’t shown up yet. I realized today that I very well may not get a chance to find something better to go with it in these last few days of advents so I just went for it…
I’m glad I did because it was a wickedly delicious tea and actually a pretty unique pairing! The tea itself is so sweet with notes of rich golden honey, freshly baked and slightly toasted French bread, jammy red fruits, cocoa, malt, and candied citrus peels. Would have been completely excellent on its own, but also worked quite well with the cheese. It was creamy and a little sharp but mostly what stands out is the distinct note of sage (which, well, duh) which helped temper a bit of the sweetness and complimented the very dominant honey notes.
So much deliciousness all wrapped up into one tea session!