Twelve Days of Tea 2021 – Day Five (better late than never)
This one is lovely! I’m almost not annoyed that there’s no green oolong this year (plus my French advents more than made up for that.. although the offerings were generally less impressive than the ones Anne tends to create). I also kind of regret not picking up more of this in the store because it’s so unique (completely sold out), but Darjeeling teas, of all oxidization levels and styles, are something I prefer in small, sparse amounts.
Tart cranberry notes and buttery chestnut give me the impression of a luxurious, festive variation on a PB&J. The choice of a Darjeeling Oolong as a base is so perfect and well-crafted here – offering complex but complimentary base notes. I can’t think of a better combo.
I’m sad to see this one go and hope it pops up again in future advents or as a featured wintertime reblend.
Steep Count: 3
Flavors: Butter, Chestnut, Cranberry, Fruity, Malt, Muscatel, Nutty, Smooth, Sweet, Tangy, Tart