Good morning, friends!
I had such a long day yesterday. I set my alarm for 6:00 am, was at the gym for 7:00, had class 9:30 – 12:30, a practicum 1:00 – 4:00, and then dinner plans with Eddie’s Mom and Dad soon after. It was a great day, but I am definitely looking forward to a more relaxing one today. I’m planning to hit the gym, but then stay home and drink a lot of tea for the majority of the day. Doesn’t that sound lovely?
Alpine Punch is a rooibos tea that contains rooibos, coconut chips and rasps, apple pieces, cinnamon pieces, ginger bits, cardamom, black pepper, rose blossoms, almond flakes, artificial flavouring.
The strongest flavours in this tea are apple and almonds, which compliment each other very nicely and are very comforting.
Although there are cinnamon pieces and ginger bits within this tea, the taste of ginger is minimal; however, you can pick out the cinnamon.
Next to apple and almond being the most dominant flavours, I find coconut to play a role. It gives a smoothness to the tea, but the apple contributes to much of the tea’s sweetness.
Overall, this is one of my favourite rooibos teas from DAVIDsTEA. It seems to be a favourite of many others, too, so if you’re looking to buy a Christmas gift for someone, this tea would be a safe bet.
Even though the recommended steeping time is 4 – 7 minutes, I find no harm in letting this tea steep longer. I usually leave my bag in for the entire time I drink this tea.
Since the apple does make this tea nice and sweet, I don’t add anything to this tea, but I have added an extra sprinkle of cinnamon or two You can never have too much cinnamon, right?
When I visit DAVIDsTEA in the evening, this is the tea I usually order (if I’m not ordering my absolute favourite) and I am always happy with my order. It’s caffeine free, so you can really order it at any time of the day you want, but I enjoy this tea most at night.
Have you tried Alpine Punch yet? Would it be a tea you would enjoy? Do you buy tea for Christmas presents?
See you tomorrow with a recipe!