Palais des Thés Advent Calendar – Day 10
Hmm, I can’t say that I’m excited for this one. Red rooibos and I are tentative acquaintances at best. Plus this is a holiday tea, which are often generically spiced. But here we are.
Dry, it smells quite gingery, which does not bode well.
I’m actually quite pleasantly surprised by this one. The orange is stronger than I expected, and it really lifts the whole blend. The ginger melds a bit with the sweet almond flavor, which helps to tone it down. There’s also some other light spicing – mostly I taste cardamom and clove, perhaps a bit of cinnamon as well and a touch of black pepper. I think there’s a hint of anise as well.
So really, it’s a pleasant orange spice rooibos. I’m enjoying it a lot, which is very surprising to me.
Flavors: Almond, Anise, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Marzipan, Orange, Spices, Sweet, Wood