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drank Oh, My Darling Clementine by Nabo
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Nabo 2023 Advent Day 11: Oh, My Darling Clementine

Sigh. Liquorice root as the second ingredient was concerning, and rightly so. This tea sadly comes off as cloying and syrup-y. The clementine does come through, but it’s hard to focus on it beyond the liquorice root.

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drank Cream Caramel (Gräddkola) by Nabo
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Nabo 2023 Advent Day 10: Gräddkola

I was so excited when this tea finally didn’t have cinnamon. It was similar to Cavalla with the cacao shells and the coconut added some creaminess, but I didn’t find it to be overly special.

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Nabo 2023 Advent Day 9: Plommon och Kanel

Ahhh the cinnamon. Is there was a theme to this calendar (thus far) it’s just too much cinnamon.

This tea has some almost tart plum in the background, but the cinnamon. The cinnamon is a lot.

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Nabo 2023 Advent Day 8: Julens Kryddor

This is fine, for a Christmas spice tea. There’s nothing wrong with it, but also nothing really right with it?

Martin Bednář

Pretty much spot on

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drank Fairytale Soup (Sagosoppa) by Nabo
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Nabo 2023 Advent Day 7: Sagosoppa

Hmm this one has a berry flavour, but it’s leaning a bit syrup-y.

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drank Aprikos by Nabo
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Nabo 2023 Advent Day 6: Aprikos

This one smells really lovely! The scent is apple cider vibes, which I love — this also happened with a tea from Martin last week, hmm! Sadly the cinnamon overpowered the apricot here. There was still some juicy apricot in the background, but definitely to heavy-handed with the cinnamon.

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Nabo 2023 Advent Day 5: Hallon och Rosemarin

The main flavour here is definitely rosemary with hints of orange, but I really like this one. The only issue is that the flavour could be a bit more, it’s almost “diluted”. I ordered some of this one, so plenty more to experiment with!

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drank Citrusfest by Nabo
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Nabo 2023 Advent Day 4: Citrusfest

This is giving bergamot and lime peel. Not so much a fan.

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drank Forest Berries (Skogsbär) by Nabo
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Nabo 2023 Advent Day 3: Skogsbär

Far too rooibos-y and too cinnamon-y for my liking. I left this sitting on the counter and thought I’d give it another chance before dumping the remaining half mug, but the liquorice root had come out full-force and was cloying.

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drank Sweet Chai of Mine by Nabo
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Nabo 2023 Advent Day 1: Sweet Chai of Mine

We had kind of a rough year and I wasn’t feeling at all festive and didn’t order any advents. But, we were delayed at the Toronto airport for 12 hours on 30-Nov and I emailed Nabo on a whim to order these advents for when we got back. I’m feeling much better that I ordered them and now I can join in the advent fun with everyone here and Lex and I an enjoy them together at home. :)

Ooh this is an interesting chai. The lemongrass isn’t coming across as lemongrass, but is adding a lightness and smoothness to this cuppa. Quite lovely. The cinnamon is dominant , mixed with the pink peppercorns to make it almost candy cinnamon heart-esque.

ashmanra

I am glad things are picking up! Enjoy your advent tea!

Kelmishka

I hope 2024 is kinder to you!

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I love black tea and this is usually what’s in my mug. I’m also happy to enjoy a cup of green or red rooibos (green preferable to red), herbals, oolongs (unroasted/green and red preferable to roasted), whites, and subtly flavoured greens (mango or pineapple, yum!).

Likes:
Raspberry, strawberry, peach, rhubarb, passionfruit, blackcurrant, redcurrant, fig, and most fruits in general, maple, creaminess, hay, biscuit, lavender, and cacao/dark chocolate.

I enjoy bergamot when paired with flavours that mellow it (Camellia Sinensis Earl Grey Cream is one of my favourites).

Dislikes:
Any smokiness at all, stevia, too much blackberry leaf, rose, jasmine, ginger (except in chai), cinnamon-heavy teas, anything cloying or fake/candy-like.

I’m vegan with an allergy to potatoes, so I avoid any animal products in tea, along with sprinkles as these often have potato starch (I usually just pick them out of blends).

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Last updated January 2023.

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