drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve been feeling kind of blarghy today and woke up with a fever—just my luck, right after finally getting healthy. Today is definitely a “comfort food” day but I’m nauseous so no actual food for me. I was hoping that I’d have something to approximate a pastry in my cupboard, and this sample from Krystaleyn immediately caught my eye. Pie in tea!? Yes please!

This smells phenomenal. Like… well, pie! The apples, the spices, even the flaky crust… I could just imagine that I was smelling pie fresh from the oven. The flavor, sadly, didn’t follow through because it was like drinking warm water with a little cinnamon. I used more leaf than I usually do too, since I’ve found DT blends can be a bit on the weaker side if brewed “regularly.” However, this tea smelled too good to give up on. For the second steep I upped the water temp a little and used a lot less water, basically making it double-strength like you would a chai. Into the cup went honey, cinnamon, a spoonful of caramel vanilla ice cream, and a bit of cookie butter (to imitate the crust). OH MY GOD. It’s heaven. Heaven! Just what I needed to brighten a crummy day, and it tastes just like pie now. However, I’m going to refrain from actually rating this since I adore what I ended up with but this tea took a lot of cajoling to be tasty.

Bonnie

Feel better!

DaisyChubb

Ohh what is cookie butter? I want cookie butter!

Alphakitty

@Bonnie: Thank you! I seem to get perpetually sick once a year, usually in the winter, but it was so mild this year that I’m getting hit now.

@Daisy: Cookie Butter is basically peanut butter made out of cookies. So it’s cookies you can spread on toast! And it’s even more delicious than you’d imagine. I think it’s only at Trader Joe’s, I’ve never seen it anywhere else.

Kittenna

This one wasn’t my favourite, but I’m glad you found a way to enjoy it! Also, get better soon, I am currently nursing a nasty sore throat and feel awful. Shouldn’t be on here but miss all my Steepster friends :(

Missy

Get better both of you. :D

Dylan Oxford

I’ve actually never had the Trader Joe’s version (I live inconveniently distanced from a Trader Joe’s), but I inhaled a jar of the Biscoff version. Which Amazon will display for you, here: http://www.amazon.com/Biscoff-Spread-Combo-Smooth-Crunchy/dp/B0073FSY76/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339642160&sr=8-2

Dinosara

Cookie butter aka speculoos spread… it’s Belgian! I once saw a version by Lotus in a Shoprite. But the best in my mind is the speculoos from the Wafels & Dinges truck in NYC (they have it as a topping for their waffles, and sell jars). I will have to stock up before I leave NY!

Alphakitty

I’ve walked by the waffles truck many times but never gotten anything… I think I’m going to have to next time I see them!

Dinosara

You must, their waffles are AMAZING!

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Bonnie

Feel better!

DaisyChubb

Ohh what is cookie butter? I want cookie butter!

Alphakitty

@Bonnie: Thank you! I seem to get perpetually sick once a year, usually in the winter, but it was so mild this year that I’m getting hit now.

@Daisy: Cookie Butter is basically peanut butter made out of cookies. So it’s cookies you can spread on toast! And it’s even more delicious than you’d imagine. I think it’s only at Trader Joe’s, I’ve never seen it anywhere else.

Kittenna

This one wasn’t my favourite, but I’m glad you found a way to enjoy it! Also, get better soon, I am currently nursing a nasty sore throat and feel awful. Shouldn’t be on here but miss all my Steepster friends :(

Missy

Get better both of you. :D

Dylan Oxford

I’ve actually never had the Trader Joe’s version (I live inconveniently distanced from a Trader Joe’s), but I inhaled a jar of the Biscoff version. Which Amazon will display for you, here: http://www.amazon.com/Biscoff-Spread-Combo-Smooth-Crunchy/dp/B0073FSY76/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339642160&sr=8-2

Dinosara

Cookie butter aka speculoos spread… it’s Belgian! I once saw a version by Lotus in a Shoprite. But the best in my mind is the speculoos from the Wafels & Dinges truck in NYC (they have it as a topping for their waffles, and sell jars). I will have to stock up before I leave NY!

Alphakitty

I’ve walked by the waffles truck many times but never gotten anything… I think I’m going to have to next time I see them!

Dinosara

You must, their waffles are AMAZING!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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