8 December 2019

Advent Pile Round-up 2nd to 8th (@NLi10)

For advent this year, because the edible calendars have turned out to be a little homogeneous (see last week) I'm just going to do a picture a day.  For added interest we have a Christmas cats scene that builds itself gradually for advent.

2nd of Dec saw a nice chamomile tea, and an Orange Monty Bojangles.  The blue disk is the plain dairy-free choc, the Orange bar is the standard Lindt prize - both of which I expect to get on half the days for that calendar.  My partner ate the blue disk in one then regretted it - very much stickier than 'real' chocolate but nice enough.

3rd Dec - A tree appears! I've drunk boxes of Supreme Matcha - I think it was my first Pukka tea!  A nice welcome return.  The Monty was Hazelnut (yum) and the NOMO dairy free was the caramel flavour (aftertaste). 

4th Dec - realised that we was supposed to put the tree up on day zero so that is finished now, and today's ornament was the cat.  The teabag shows just how tiny the Lindt ball is.  I'm sure that it's not much more expensive to go for the full size ones and would have cost a similar amount to go to the Lindt shop at resorts world and buy 24 balls.  Will investigate.  Popcorn Monty today - gave this to partner as I know that there will be 3 more in the calendar.

Dec 5th - exciting minty tea - with fennel and rose on top of licorices. First present under the tree.  Standard choccy flavour Monty - rest dull.

Cute little cat today (6th).  Pistachio Monty for partner's birthday (amazing new flavour) and a lovely basey tasting evening tea. 

7th Dec.  Psychedelic tea that I've not been brave enough to try yet.  Hazelnut Monty which is for me later on.  Lindt ball confirming that both varieties are tiny (quarter size?!) and disc of disappointment.  Can already see me giving most of these disks away.  Decent size and flavour but total lack of variety means that it's no different to buying two packs of them and alternating.

The cat count is really beginning to take shape now (8th Dec) and while the Monty flavours are now repeating they are doing so without a pattern and as they are all amazing no one seems to mind.  Lindt balls still small, but are nice.  Not sure why today's teabag didn't make the picture - it's a three liquorice blend (one of this years new bags) that I'll probably write up separately in time for next week. 

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