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24 Days of Tea (day 1)

I love tea…. I love Rum…. Tea… Rum…. Tea.. Rum.. Tea. Rum. I think I see a wonderful combination here… The smell was wonderful, and the taste? Very enjoyable! Not sure if I could detect the rum in the tea, but it was definitely a great cup of tea ;)

This is one that I can see trying again

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Dang! I think I just got hooked! I had my first sample of this fine tea brewed for me at my local David’sTea. On the first sip I was in heaven – and though I had already paid for all my purchases (some more Kanpe for my kids, Long-Life Oolong for my oldest, some Swampwater for making some iced tea, and 100g of Organic Stormy Night for myself), I ended up going and purchasing 50g of this wonderful treat :)

As a tea latte, this tea has managed to quell my sweet-tooth craving for some cookies or cake – I mean the real, calorie crammed stuff, instead of this delicious liquid treat ;) I foresee many “liquid cake” desserts in my near future!

I can honestly say that when David’s came out with the cake flavoured teas earlier this year I wasn’t too keen to try them…. Now I’m kicking myself for having not tried them earlier!

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I asked my oldest daughter to prepare my Timolino travel mug with some dry tea, so I could steep some tea at work. Her choice for me today was this tea! I love the light citrus/floral taste of Midsummer Night! Sitting up here in my little isolation chamber trying to keep warm… This tea is definitely hitting the spot :)

One thing that I really like about this tea? It still tastes great after steeping for over 1hr ;)

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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
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This lazy sunday afternoon, trying to decide on which tea to have (my mom may be right, I seem to have quite a few to choose from – she thinks too many). Decided that I would give one of the 3 samplers from my last online order a go, and this is the one that one out. The aroma sorta reminded me of the Chocolate Rocket tea… but maybe berrier? If that makes sense.

Made it into a tea latte (god I’m on a roll with them) and find that the taste is really amazing in the latte. But I want to hold off on a true taste decision till I’ve had some plain (right now its about a 75?). I definitely get a light berry flavor that is enjoyable, and not much of the chocolate…

Edit: Did a resteep of this tea and drank it plain. Actually found the taste to be quite subtle, and I did enjoy it though I’m not sure it’s one I would add to my tin collection – I do have a slightly digger sample (from the “Sweet Indulgence” sampler) that i will try another day.

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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So today I went in to my local David’sTea and picked up 50g of this wonder tea :D

Decided I’d make a mixed tea Latte by adding some Caramel Spice. I had tried the Caramel Spice before finding this wonderful community, so I havent rated my opinion of it here yet (just leave it for now as not really a favorite, but i digress).

Now if you are from a family like mine, Terry’s Chocolate Oranges are a christmas tradition… Last year Santa left me a Toffee Crunch orange… Where am I going with this? I was trying to replicate that taste in a tea latte!

Not sure I got my combo down well – definitely got the caramel spice taste in the latte, but still also get the Oh christmas treat taste too so?

We’ll leave this one unrated for now – and leave with a side note of I NEED TO GET MORE O.C.T.!!!!!

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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Chocolate Rocket… What do I make of thee?….

I put some of the dry tea in my steepster earlier planning on making a cup of tea before my oldest came home from her homework “play-date”. Never managed to add the water, and when my girlfriend dropped her off she decided to stay for some tea with me :) so I made some Chocolate Rocket lattes (again I’m on a definite tea latte kick).

While the tea was steeping we were discussing the smell – and I thought I was getting a definite cherry aroma ?! and my girlfriend agreed :o

Then I made the lattes, we had our first sips…. and divine is all I can say! We both found the raspberry flavour that is mentioned! The Chocolate Rocket Latte was definitely good to the last drop :D

Just resteeped the leaves for a second, albeit a naked cup of tea this time. The raspberry is very mild now as with the other flavours…. was definitely a more pronounced taste in the first steeping. Still very happy with the taste, and am going to enjoy this cup while going over a friends FB commentary on women and flirting :)

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drank Crème de Menthe by DAVIDsTEA
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Having the teas out of my “24 Days” sampler a bit out of order… Getting ready to settle down and thought a nice tea latte was in order. Out comes this sample as I thought it might make a good latte. The smell of the dry tea was decidedly creme de menthe for me (have a bottle and a bit sitting in my cupboard for my after a cold day’s hike hot chocolate…) The steeped tea also smelt minty, though a bit different from my liqueur. I tried a sip of the tea nude (the tea that is), and could really smell and taste a minty taste. Then I sat down to enjoy the latte, and am very undecided. I get a mint-ish aftertaste to it, mixed in with I think the licorice… The tea/latte isn’t very “creamy” and feels like its lacking something (maybe a shot of real Creme de Menthe?).

Really not sure where I want to rate this tea yet – Maybe when I finish the rest of the sample (with some creme de menthe)

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After a long day at work I decided to try this one from my 24 Days calendar… The first few sips were definite green tea – but then the taste became something else as well. After reading other posters’ comments I have to agree with it tasting a bit like an Earl Grey (although I also still get the green tea taste, akin to the cheep green tea I’ve bought from Superstore or Walmart). I’m still undecided as to whether this is a tea that I would go out and buy, but it is one that I am going to resteep tonight and enjoy some more before having a post dinner tea latte ;)

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m really not a pumpkin lover… I think. I’ve never actually tried anything pumpkin before this tea – that’s right no pumpkin pies in this household… And before you get on my case, let me say I blame my parents and that (again) British upbringing where you stay with the tried and true and never sway from the norm… That being said, I am the adventurous one in my family – no boring every sunday is roast and potatoes, every monday is… well you know.

So skip forward in time to my introduction to David’s teas less than a month ago. I bought the fall sampler, got a whiff of this tea, tried a cup plain (no milk no sugar – ahhhh those ancestors love me for that), and liked it enough to by 100g. Then decided I really like it so bought another 100g on my last order…

Did I mention I’m not a pumpkin fan? So why do I LOVE this tea? The smell is amazing and the taste? Amazing too!

So tonight this not-a-pumpkin-lover freak made a Pumpkin Chai Latte and am in heaven. Definitely glad that I made the extra order before it went out of stock!

(For those curious made the tea with 1.5 tsp tea steeped in boiling water with a squirt or two of agave syrup added to steamed and frothy skim milk)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Green and Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
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Sampling time :D

Got a sample of Green and Fruity to try and after a long, very windy day at work (BC Coast windstorms crazy action!!!), I think this might hit the spot. The dry tea smells deliciously fruity and very tropical… The instructions said to steep this tea for 4-7 minutes, so being cautious to not over steep I went for 5 minutes.

The first smell of cup of tea? Definite exotic fruit! Smells wonderful, good enough to “eat”… So I take the initial sip and I get the slight hint of the exotic fruit, and a very light rooibos taste. Really like this combination so far, and am glad the rooibos isn’t overpowering. Plan on re-steeping this one and letting it sit longer to see how that goes ;)

Preparation
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EmyPouliche

What i really like about this tea is you can forget about it and let it steep for as long as you want and It will never get bitter! It is also delicious as an iced tea ;)

Avrilkira

mmmmm…. That’s something I’ll have to try. Wondering if my kids might like this one too (they seem to prefer the fruity ones)

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My parents are British so I grew up drinking tea (usually earl grey or orange peakoe). A month ago while hanging at a local mall, waiting for my car service to be done, I came across David’sTea. Since then I’ve been in loose leaf tea heaven, and my wallet has even getting lighter ;)

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