Day 24 of the Advent Calendar from Teanzo…
It’s the last day of teas from Teanzo. Overall, I’ve had a lot of fun with the calendar. Like TheLastDodo I found that this calendar helped put me in the mood for the holiday and I really needed it because my “spirit” was lacking this year.
As far as the black teas in this box, this one was probably my least favorite. It was alright. There was a strong cherry flavor to it. In my full-length review – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/24/24-days-of-tea-holiday-countdown-day-24-from-teanzo-1856/ – I mention that it’s a cross between maraschino cherry, bing cherry and a tart “pie” cherry … all those cherries having been macerated in brandy and then strained and liquefied and added to the tea.
The usual “cough syrup” flavor would be applicable here too because I got some of that flavor, which I really wish it didn’t have. I personally like the flavor of cherry cough syrup but I don’t really want a lot of cherry cough syrup flavor in my tea, and the first few sips were enjoyable but after that, the cough syrup flavor was a little more than I wanted.
Fortunately, though, as the tea cools, some of the cough syrup-y notes taper and I was able to enjoy more of the other flavors of the blend. It’s a much better iced tea than a hot tea.
Not my favorite black tea from Teanzo, but it was alright.
PS: The full-length article has a photo of another ornament I made several years ago out of hot cup sleeves.