Happy International Hot Tea Day!
Late post, but had to get today's in so we could celebrate. :) Yay! Hot Tea! A couple cool memes are floating around the internet that incorporate Captain Picard, I borrowed this one for the blog.
Love it! Now on with our regularly scheduled program...or post!
Sweet SixteenOh, my! Looks like we had a mini earthquake. The oven and a few other things fell out of their rooms.
Let me just tuck them away before opening the next door. That's better.
Here we are at day 16 of the advent calendar. It feels like we just started. Let's see what we have today.
Another sweet build.
I think this one is a peppermint cake stand. What do you think?
Done. A few extra pieces again. Hmmm...what can I do with them? I know!
A peppermint flower. (giggles)
Hope your day is as sweet as this build was!
Advent Tea #8Hi! Here we are on our eighth tea. It's Choco Chili.
In the past we haven't had much luck with "chocolate" teas, but we're always trying with an open mind.
The instructions show a 7 minute steep and finish with sugar and milk.
I've poured the hot water over the bag and am starting the timer.
While we wait I can tell you about this blend. The website tells us that "Choco chili is inspired by 'xocoatl', the traditional Aztec 'drink of the gods'. In Mexico, cocoa is stlll drunk with cinnamon, vanilla, and a dash of chili. In this same tradition, Choco Chili combines these ancient ingredients with the traditional warming chai spices of ginger, pepper, and cardamom to create a deliciously intriguing tea, the perfect accompaniment to our busy lives. The essence of this tea is 'intensity.'" The blend includes cocoa shells, cinnamon, liquorice, ginger, black pepper, carob, anise, chili pepper, barley malt, cloves, cardamom, ginger oil, vanilla extract, vanilla beans.
Cool! It's ready! Has a nice golden, brown color.
A plain sip.
This is nice. Kind of chocolatey. Spicy without being overwhelming. A little sweet. Let's taste it as the package suggests with sugar and milk.
Wow! This actually makes me think of a watery, hot chocolate. The first flavor on the tongue is a very mild chocolate then the spices kick in around it.
Choco Chili is a hit!
Wrapping PresentsHey, Kaya! Are you done with the tape?
Sure! Here you go.
What have you been up to today? Hope you had a nice time.