Adult Advent Calendar Adventures

10 days til Christmas. Day 15 on the calendar brings

Raspberry Cream Pie

ingredients

Green rooibos, cane sugar, white chocolate chips (sugar, coc oa butter, milk powder, butter oil, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), pink sugar mix (sugar, carnauba wax, glycerine, beet juice, purple carrot, saffron, mica based pearlescent pigment (colour)), b

Verdict: another favorite. Pure dessert. As a tea.

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Homemade Christmas Present

This time of the year we tend to start looking back over the past year. You take time to tell the people around you how much they mean to you. You give presents to those you care about.

This is my homemade Christmas present to just some of the people who’ve been huge influences in my life this year. Some may know, others may not.

I may not be able to buy you all presents but it would pale in comparison to what you’ve given to me.

Nicole, I spend the most time with you in class. It’s your classes I worked my work schedule around. You make me feel like I can do anything. Your belief in my ability to bring my best to class makes me stronger. I believe because you do.

Elaine, you were the first. Your class on Saturday morning started my journey. You push me. You make me brave.

Robyn, I only get to see you once a week but I will drive through crazy Halifax traffic to get to your class. You make me feel invincible.

Kellie, you never once doubt my ability. You are one of my fiercest cheerleaders.

Jarvis, you are joy in a seven foot tall package. You are always a source of positivity whenever I need it.

Max, I’m sad I don’t get to see you more. You push. You expect my best. Always. You make me badass.

Michelle, Melanie, Wanda, and Leslie you’re my favorite people who come for special occasions and dance with me. You make me feel free.

To all the other instructors who’ve come and gone through my time at the gym I send my appreciation.

Merry Christmas to my gym family.

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Here we are on day 14.

Lemon Pound Cake

ingredients

Oolong tea, lemongrass, lemon peel, sunflower blossom, white hibiscus blossom, natural and artificial pound cake and lemon flavour

Verdict: it’s one I’ve never tried before buts it’s gonna be one I will have again. Sweet and light and lemony. A must have.

Until later.

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Lucky number 13!

Cinnamon Roobios Chai

ingredients

Organic: Rooibos*, apple, cinnamon. With natural cinnamon fl avouring.

Verdict: I’m not a fan of cinnamon myself but I decided to brew it at the low steeping end to keep it mild. It was a quite nice cup of tea to have with some cookies.

Until later.

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Happy half way point. Day 12

And we have Coffee Pur’eh

ingredients

Pu’erh tea, roasted coffee beans, natural coffee, almond a nd vanilla flavouring.

Verdict: I didn’t drink too much. Not because I didn’t like it but because I didn’t want it to keep me up.

I actually have been enjoying coffee flavoured things more recently. I would add this to my permanent collection.

Until later.

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Hello Monday and Day 11.

Alpine Punch:

ingredients

Rooibos, coconut chips (coconut, coconut fat, sugar), coconu t rasps, apple, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, rose blossoms, almonds, natural and artificial almond cream flavouring.

Verdict: I was on the fence. I distinctly remember disliking this tea last year. However, now is a new day. It was smooth and mild and just perfect with a fresh baked cookie.

It’s probably not one I’ll get again but I am glad I liked it this year.

Until later.

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We’re into double digits. Day 10.

Walnut Orange Scone

ingredients

Papaya, white tea, apple (apple, citric acid), rosehip peel, walnuts, orange peel, orange blossoms, natural and artificial walnut and orange flavouring.

Verdict: I wasn’t sure I was going to like this one. I’m not usually a fav of orange flavours. However, I was surprised that I loved it!

I believe that I will buy more of this in the future.

Until later.

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Welcome to day 9

I was happy to discover

Forever Nuts

ingredients

Apple, almonds, cinnamon, beetroot, artificial flavouring.

Verdict: one of my all time faves. This one I’ve made as a latte and it’s even more amazing. Tonight I drank it black. It’s just the right blend of ingredients. No one overpowering another. A must have for your permanent collection.

Until later.

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Oops I forgot to post Day 8

Here’s to Buddha’s Blend

Ingredients

White tea, green tea, jasmine pearls, white hibiscus blossoms, natural and artificial flavouring.

Verdict: disliked it. A lot. I don’t like this type of tea at all. I prefer flavoured with things like chocolate or fruit

Until later.

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And we’re on lucky number 7

And the winner is

Organic Saigon Chai

ingredients

Organic: Black tea from India*, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, p ink peppercorns, cardamom. With organic vanilla cream and natural ginger and cinnamon flavouring.

Verdict: I enjoyed the smell more than I enjoyed the tea brewed. Maybe I didn’t steep it long enough. Seemed a bit bland to me.

Until later.

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