Vahdam Advent Calendar – Day 1
Yay, I’m so excited for this calendar! My other calendars are all companies I’ve had before and enjoy, so this one will hopefully be new and exciting and get me out of my comfort zone with plenty of spiced teas!
So I had a bit of an incident with this tea this morning. After I opened all of my advents and was carrying the teas over to my little tea nook area, I was holding this mini-tin by the lid and the body of the tin fell off onto the floor. So of course, tea went everywhere (luckily not that much tea) and I had to scramble to scoop it up while my two pugs were furiously trying to eat it off the floor. So, you know, just another day in the #puglife…
Anyway. This is a lovely smooth, sweet, and mellow green tea with a nice nutty flavor. There’s a creaminess to it as well that makes me think of fattier nuts like cashews or macadamia nuts. I also get cooked green beans and a little toastiness.
However, I think there was some contamination between this and some of the other teas in the advent, because there’s a sharp menthol sort of herbal spice note that seems really out of place. I don’t see any of the other notes mentioning that, so I assume it’s due to this being in the advent, in such close proximity to many very fragrant teas. It’s not unpleasant, just a bit jarring as it doesn’t mesh well with the other notes here.
On an advent-related note, I wasn’t going to share or mention today’s chocolate from La Maison du Chocolat, but it was so effing good that I can’t help myself! It was a milk chocolate rocher – a praliné center (basically ground caramel-coated nuts mixed with chocolate) rolled in roasted nuts and then coated in milk chocolate. Now normally I’m not so impressed by hazelnut and chocolate, but dayum was it good! The nuts had such a range of roasty, creamy, buttery flavors and the caramel note was dark and delish. So good!
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIQxllmAUip/)
Flavors: Creamy, Green Beans, Nuts, Roasted Nuts, Smooth, Sweet