So Marika and I each surprised each other with Advent Calendars this year – I got her the one from World Tea House and she got me the Brutaliteas one. We were a little worried about if it would arrive on time since they only shipped out the order a couple days ago (which they were very transparent about – we took the risk anyway) but it arrived this afternoon so I finally have all of my advents ready for tomorrow!
In addition to the advent she ordered a bunch of big sizes for herself of some of the favourite teas from our last order a couple months ago and then a few other neither of us had tried yet – which she kindly gave me samples of so I could try them too! This was one of several – though I finished off the sample she measured out for me by making a large pot of it to sip on throughout the afternoon.
The blackberry flavouring is really nice: sweet and a little bit syrupy but still pretty natural tasting and not overly acidic. Really distinct blackberry, too! I love how much of the black tea base comes through since the blend itself is so simple and restrained – it’s just blackberry with brisk tea and almost a burnt sugar type of finish that, while I’m not totally sure where it comes from, really works with the blackberry. It’s like the hard shell of a creme brulee – just no custard. Very enjoyable!