DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar – Day 10
Oooh I’m excited for this one! I think this is a good flavor to try without milk as well.
Prepared with 12 ounces of water for the single serve packet. 16 ounces is recommended, but I find it to be too watery prepared that way.
Honestly, this one is disappointing for me. The raspberry flavor is just not great, it tastes very artificial and reminds me more of a raspberry hard candy than the fresh fruit. Not that candylike flavors are bad, but here it tastes chalky (similar to the Berries & Cream flavor) and it just doesn’t go well with the slightly savory matcha. The flavor is lighter than some others, similar to yesterday’s vanilla matcha. I also get quite a bit of bitterness from the matcha itself, which only makes the artificial taste and the sugary sweetness worse.
I added milk to the second half of the cup and it’s definitely more drinkable this way. The raspberry flavor is still not great, but at least the sugar and bitterness are mitigated. This one is just not for me…
The jam for today is Blueberry-Blackcurrant Spread. Man, Bonne Maman is really knocking it out of the part with these flavors lately. As the name suggests, I would say the blueberry is the slightly stronger flavor here, with a rich syrupy sweetness and deep flavor. The blackcurrant adds a bit of tartness and dimension to the mix. I’m never sure how to describe blackcurrant, to me it tastes like a mix of blueberry and raspberry with a bit of passion fruit thrown in! Anyway, it’s delicious.
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIn4CAHg-sf/)
Flavors: Artificial, Bitter, Candy, Grass, Raspberry, Sugar, Sweet, Vegetal