Well I was being pretty good about buying tea and whatnot but lately that has gone out the window and I think it’s time to refocus. I’m going to do some kind of updated tea collection soon I think, that way I can share my Europe tea goodies, but in the meantime I’m going to focus on drinking more tea (I hadn’t been drinking as much lately) and enjoying what I have. There was just one serving left in my advent calender tin of DAVIDsTEA Alpine Punch tea, so I started there.
DAVIDsTEA Alpine Punch Tea is a rooibos blend, so that means caffeine free and it is also filled with coconut, apple, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, rose blossoms, almonds, and sadly artificial flavouring. I admit that I haven’t been too careful on the flavouring front these days, but it’s something I do want to pay more attention to in the new year or whenever I can justify buying tea again. I get sucked into Limited Edition flavours, even with artificial flavouring, and although I buy small packets and don’t drink a ton of it, I have so many that it’s basically the same thing.
In terms of DAVIDsTEA Alpine Punch Tea, it’s sweet and easy to drink, definitely doesn’t require any sugar and I think it would be hard to over-steep. There is a faint taste of coconut, which I don’t like, but you mostly get the rooibos flavour along with the apple and spices. Because it’s caffeine free, this tea also makes a great before bed option. To me, it feels like a warming tea, so I can understand why this was a part of the winter collection.
Overall, I really like DAVIDsTEA Alpine Punch, but when it comes to warm, nutty, apple teas my heart still belongs to Forever Nuts. However this is a really nice seasonal tea, especially if you like rooibos, and it’s still in stock so I recommend checking it out if it interests you.
What’s your favourite tea to drink in winter?