Day 23: Eggnog

Hello tea lovers!

Today I’m bringing you the blog post from Halifax where my Mom and I are having a sit down and skyping with family (who were also drinking tea). Stacey enjoyed her brew with a tea lover, too, so it was a tea-filled day across the country! Second last tea in the calendar, here we go!

Tea: Eggnog

Description: We’re pretty strict about certain holiday traditions. Especially the delicious ones. So it should come as no surprise that we insist on sipping eggnog at every festive occasion. All things considered, it’s almost crazy that it took us this long to find the perfect eggnog tea. But trust us, this rich and creamy rooibos blend was definitely worth the wait. With white chocolate, mini meringues and a hint of nutmeg, it’s a brand new tradition we can’t believe we ever went without.

Ingredients: Green rooibos, white chocolate chips, meringue powder, natural and artificial flavouring (that must be the nutmeg…).

Steeping Instructions: 1.25 tsp, 96°C, 4-7 minutes

As I busily worked away on my thesis, Mom came in and handed me the tea.

Cathy: You’ll have to have a look at the looseleaf tea at some point, dear!
Brooke: Why?
Cathy: It has eggnog buttons in it.
Brooke: WHAT?
Cathy: I can’t describe it any other way- there are eggnog buttons in it!
Brooke: Mom, those are the white chocolate chips.
Cathy: No, dear.
Brooke: Fine. What does the water look like in your glass mug, Mom?
Cathy: It’s murky! Kind of like the toad’s water, but I’m sure it tastes better!
Over in Ottawa, Stacey is joined by fellow tea lover, Eric.
Stacey: It looks very creamy in the cup….I’m not sure how I feel about that. It also smells…kind of like burnt.
Eric: Really?
Stacey: Yeah, you know when they burn meringue with a torch? Kind of like that.*sip*

Stacey: Oddly, I think I taste more of the nutmeg at the beginning.
Eric: Mhmm, I think it has quite the rooibos taste to it. The chocolate rounds out the taste.
Stacey: Very creamy, but in a good way.
Eric: I’m not sure how I feel about this one. It seems pretty regular to me.
Stacey: Yeah, almost like it would be a holiday blend at the grocery store.
Eric: Oh, it does get sweeter the more you drink it!
Stacey: Ah yes, there are drudges of chocolate at the bottom on my cup. Very interesting indeed!

Back in Halifax, we also took our first sips.

Cathy: I don’t care for it. Very bland. It was excitedly named, but it doesn’t give back!
Brooke: Doesn’t give back?
Cathy: I didn’t take the tea blogging course! I don’t know what to say! *achoo!*
Brooke: Ah! That went right into my tea!! (15 minutes and two skype calls later) Now that’s it’s cooled, what do you think?
Cathy: I like it better, I finally taste the sweetness, which is what I was looking forward to! Still a bit strange, though. Have mine, since I sneezed in yours!
Brooke: Thank you! Yeah, it tastes like watered-down eggnog, very very strange. It just.. doesn’t fit like a tea for me.

Tea Vibes:

Everyone used their voice-to-text feature on their devices to say their final thoughts on today’s brew:

Stacey: It’s very creamy and you. It’s very spicy to buy, also just his can. I buy a regular events but as you get through the end, forget. Sweetheart, I’m thinking before the early part. 7 and 10.

Eric: I was hoping for a dog with a delicious christmas tree. But that I found out you had more rc taken with darwen. And I was surprised when you get to the end with sweetness. I would give it a six out of ten, lenovo vista.

Cathy: It’s a novel PT and Christmas oriented which is nice. I did like the eggnog buttons. Give it a 6 on 10.

Brooke: This team is watered down version of the real thing. All of the guilty pleasures without the calories. I don’t think I want to cup but that’s okay. That’s why I haven’t yet. Sixty-two.

And there you have it- if you really crave eggnog but don’t want the calories, this strange blend is for you! Will Eric get his dog with a Christmas tree? Will Stacey think after the early part? Will Mom realize eggnog buttons don’t exist? As for me, I’m going to go and have a massive lunch with a friend, so calorie-counting is out.

One more tea left!

Until next tea,
Brooke (and Cathy) and Stacey (and Eric)

For Eric.

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