Adventaggedon Day Eighteen – 5/6
I went into this tea skeptical. The flavour description and ingredients list looked fine, if not maybe a little bit basic. Captain America isn’t my favourite hero, so there wasn’t necessarily any extra “pull” to this tea because of the fandom either. Though, I did appreciate that this wasn’t just another red/white/blue play – I’ve seen what feels like a million fandom blends for Captain America that have either sprinkles in that colour scheme or a trio of fruit flavours meant to fit the colour scheme. You know what I really want to see!? Where’s the peach flavoured “America’s Ass” blend!? Someone make it happen.
Anyway – this tea was good! There’s been a couple blends from Thesaurus that have just immediately dug their hooks in me, but this one felt a little more like a slow burn where the flavours were soft at first then grew to a point were they were just strong enough with a pleasant medium bodied and not too much sweetness. I get the maple (though that’s a little more “Captain Canuck” to me) and definitely red fruit as well. I know it’s supposed to be cranberry, but it reaaallllyyyyy read as cherry to my palate and I was definitely NOT mad at that.
I get the impression that if I were to buy this tea and drink it a little more regularly that it’s the kind of blend that would continue it’s pleasant slow burn to the point where it might become a more routine/habitual favourite. I’ve definitely been keeping a shortlist of blends I might want to order, and I’m adding this one to that list!
Today’s Advent Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CmU0moLO1Ug/
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MVay-7tkz4