drank Christmas Cookies by PostTea
2238 tasting notes


Day 10 of the PostTea advent. I was hoping to like this one, because the concept sounds excellent. It turns out I actually really do. This is a perfectly spot-on recreation of soft, spiced christmas cookies. There’s a buttery, biscuitty quality and a level of spicing that leaves a slightly tingly aftertaste. The two aspects work fabulously well together, creating a supremely dessert-like effect. I really like the use of red pepper, which sounds strange but adds a distinctive twist that comes over better than I thought. It’s not as in-your-face as black pepper, but I’m pretty sure it’s responsible for a lot of the warming heat, alongside the ginger and cinnamon. It’s a bit like chai…but the biscuit aspect takes it to another level.

This one is available to buy on PostTea’s website most of the time, from what I’ve seen, and it’s one I would consider buying in larger quantity. I’d quite like to try it as a latte, or maybe iced, but it’s so good as it is that it might not actually last that long…

I’m glad this calendar is picking up, after my initial concerns. It’s turning into a pretty good experience after all.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’m also beginning to explore pu’erh, both ripened and raw. That’s my latest challenge!

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.


Norfolk, UK

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