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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
46 tasting notes

Day 18 of the 2016 advent calendar! And a holiday classic this one seems to be, despite me never explicitly buying this tea by itself. The tea is very much a “Forever Nuts” offshoot, in that it basically has that same apple crumble aroma to it but with an added bit of… holiday sourness? I’m not quite sure how to word it other than it has that holiday aroma which is a bit tart, although maybe that’s just the hibiscus(?) being stronger in this blend.

Just like Forever Nuts, this tea brews up a bright pink color, which is always fun. The first time I had this tea I added milk, and it curdled so, fair warning to anyone reading this! The smell is warm and inviting and is quite fitting for a holiday tea I think. The taste of the tea by itself is… unfortunately mediocre. The sourness tends to mask the other elements of the tea, and even adding sugar tends to highlight the fruitiness of the tea instead of the warm spices.

Overall, this tea is… odd. It’s almost like a fruity tea with spices in the background, which isn’t really what I want from this kind of tea. Even if it was meant to be that too, I don’t find the flavor particularly appealing either. I might experiment with it a bit more when it inevitably comes in holiday samplers, but I don’t really want to get more of this…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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