Well, after having to toss my advent tea into the Todd-box yesterday because I’m the only person on Steepster that doesn’t glow over banana teas, I can now indulge again (I just hope I don’t get any more nanner surprises this advent… I swear this happens to me no matter what advent I pick every year!)
The dry leaf smells like… creme cheese frosting to me?! Well, that is my favorite kind of frosting, so I’m okay with that. Though I am picking up a little of the “peppery” honeybush note in the aroma again… I wonder what honeybush they are using that I keep getting that?
My steeping cup smells a little more fruity… I still get sort of a frosting vibe in the aroma, but I’m also smelling… pineapples?! I like buttery shortbread, but if this tastes like pineapples in creme cheese frosting instead, I honestly won’t be disappointed…
Hmm. I honestly don’t know what I’m tasting. Not buttery shortbread… it is fruity, but tastes more berry-sweet on the sip. There is a vanilla/cream note I am picking up as well, so it’s really reading more as berries in cream to me? Which is pretty far off from buttery shortbread cookies… I mean, not an unpleasant flavor, just way off the mark. And ya, I’m definitely getting a peppery note in the honeybush again, and once again, it’s a bit off-putting with the other flavors… I don’t know where they are sourcing their honeybush, but this one just doesn’t seem to be meshing with me.
It’s a pleasant tasting cup, but nothing like what it says on the label, so ultimately a bit of a misleading blend. Or maybe I just got all the blackberry leaves in my portion, and it actually tastes like cookies for the rest of y’all. shrugs
Flavors: Berry, Cream, Frosting, Fruity, Pepper, Sweet, Vanilla