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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
504 tasting notes

Dear friends,
I have just christened my brand new teapot and cups with this sweet nectar of a tea. Bags of it were on sale for 2 for 5 bucks at the downtown halifax Davids, so I picked some up along with this: http://www.davidstea.com/accessories/teapots-and-tea-sets/the-bubble-tea-set-45oz (Olive green coloured – my favorite colour!)

Alllllso – I bought a teeny tiny clear gongfu teapot! So. Freaking. Cute. It’s not on the DT website yet, but I am SO pumped to try it with the teas I ordered from Verdant! Double David action.

I digress! I am so happy to be able to try this deliciousness again. mm the sweetness of the almond/marzipan taste with a hint of spice. It’s one of the best rooibos blends I have ever tasted, and I’m happy to have it as the first tea in my pot.

Yum! Happiness!

Bonnie

Wow you are going to drink 45oz. hope you have your own bathroom! Ha! I have trouble finishing my 24 oz. sometimes. I think that’s doing good 2 or 3 times a day! It’s pretty though! I like the glass too. I use my glass one 24oz, a 8oz glass puer infuser, cup infuser, gaiwan, small 12 oz pot. And assorted others. Fun isn’t it…and I live alone. What if I had friends? Congrats. Do you like Halifax?

some crazy person who loves tea

what is up with tea sellers being named david? i swear it’s some sort of unwritten rule.

Bonnie

Stacy owns Butiki Tea! But I know what you mean!

DaisyChubb

Phew, well, as I found out tonight it is a lot to drink! I did convince my boyfriend to share it with me, but I still ended up with the bulk of it. I’ll have to save it for teas I really really want – or company if I ever make friends here! haha

Halifax is lovely so far, just doing the job hunt right now! Can’t wait for Spring to really show up, I love fresh green things – so far just the grass has a little peek of green but I bet it will be gorgeous in the summer!

ooo also we bought some ice cube trays today finally, so come on hot weather so I can make some iced tea :D

Kittenna

I’m being bad and reading things when I know I shouldn’t, but you have to tell me how that little teapot performs! I nearly bought one myself last time I was there, but there was no price listed, and then I forgot.

Also, tea on sale? What?? I just bought 100g of Alpine Punch at full price a short while back. Bah.

DaisyChubb

Hey you – go work on stuff!
If it helps, it looks like the tea packets were from the Winter Collection box, so I’m guessing whatever stores had lots of boxes left are the only ones that had them on sale. In other words, only one out of 3 David’s here had them – so it must just be dependent on location! :)

The teapot was 14 bucks I think, which was about the price I wanted when looking for gaiwans online – I will definitely review it in full when my Verdant teas come in :)

Uniquity

I just called the DTDT to ask if they had gaiwans and totally confused the girl who answered the phone – Whoops. Then I re-read your post and saw that I had leapt to conclusions. Nonetheless, I’m checking out new teaware tonight after work! :)

PS – the bubble teapot is awesome. I got mine (the smaller one) in blue and have two sets of cups so far. Yay!

Bonnie

I purchased my gaiwan (8oz) for $8.99 in an expensive tea house in Boulder so they should be inexpensive anywhere. In small towns like mine they’re harder to find but online they are cheap. I’ve seen quite a few under $15.00.

DaisyChubb

Oh no I’m sorry Uniquity! haha well, it’s a good substitute for a gaiwan but I can see how that would be confused :) They had 4 or 5 boxes yesterday, you should definitely check out the little pots _ Let me know what you think! The holes are pretty big in the strainer part, but I think a good quality full leaf would do the trick. :)

@Bonnie – I haven’t been any to find any gaiwans locally.. although I haven’t been to too many places in Halifax yet. Uniquity – do you know if there’s any places to buy gaiwans around here?

Uniquity

I got mine from Sawadee Tea House (on Granville street downtown). There is also World Tea House on Argyle, but the only time I went in there I didn’t really get any service so I haven’t yet returned. Sawadee’s are cute though! : )

DaisyChubb

Yay thanks very much!
I’ll have to check it out asap :)

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Bonnie

Wow you are going to drink 45oz. hope you have your own bathroom! Ha! I have trouble finishing my 24 oz. sometimes. I think that’s doing good 2 or 3 times a day! It’s pretty though! I like the glass too. I use my glass one 24oz, a 8oz glass puer infuser, cup infuser, gaiwan, small 12 oz pot. And assorted others. Fun isn’t it…and I live alone. What if I had friends? Congrats. Do you like Halifax?

some crazy person who loves tea

what is up with tea sellers being named david? i swear it’s some sort of unwritten rule.

Bonnie

Stacy owns Butiki Tea! But I know what you mean!

DaisyChubb

Phew, well, as I found out tonight it is a lot to drink! I did convince my boyfriend to share it with me, but I still ended up with the bulk of it. I’ll have to save it for teas I really really want – or company if I ever make friends here! haha

Halifax is lovely so far, just doing the job hunt right now! Can’t wait for Spring to really show up, I love fresh green things – so far just the grass has a little peek of green but I bet it will be gorgeous in the summer!

ooo also we bought some ice cube trays today finally, so come on hot weather so I can make some iced tea :D

Kittenna

I’m being bad and reading things when I know I shouldn’t, but you have to tell me how that little teapot performs! I nearly bought one myself last time I was there, but there was no price listed, and then I forgot.

Also, tea on sale? What?? I just bought 100g of Alpine Punch at full price a short while back. Bah.

DaisyChubb

Hey you – go work on stuff!
If it helps, it looks like the tea packets were from the Winter Collection box, so I’m guessing whatever stores had lots of boxes left are the only ones that had them on sale. In other words, only one out of 3 David’s here had them – so it must just be dependent on location! :)

The teapot was 14 bucks I think, which was about the price I wanted when looking for gaiwans online – I will definitely review it in full when my Verdant teas come in :)

Uniquity

I just called the DTDT to ask if they had gaiwans and totally confused the girl who answered the phone – Whoops. Then I re-read your post and saw that I had leapt to conclusions. Nonetheless, I’m checking out new teaware tonight after work! :)

PS – the bubble teapot is awesome. I got mine (the smaller one) in blue and have two sets of cups so far. Yay!

Bonnie

I purchased my gaiwan (8oz) for $8.99 in an expensive tea house in Boulder so they should be inexpensive anywhere. In small towns like mine they’re harder to find but online they are cheap. I’ve seen quite a few under $15.00.

DaisyChubb

Oh no I’m sorry Uniquity! haha well, it’s a good substitute for a gaiwan but I can see how that would be confused :) They had 4 or 5 boxes yesterday, you should definitely check out the little pots _ Let me know what you think! The holes are pretty big in the strainer part, but I think a good quality full leaf would do the trick. :)

@Bonnie – I haven’t been any to find any gaiwans locally.. although I haven’t been to too many places in Halifax yet. Uniquity – do you know if there’s any places to buy gaiwans around here?

Uniquity

I got mine from Sawadee Tea House (on Granville street downtown). There is also World Tea House on Argyle, but the only time I went in there I didn’t really get any service so I haven’t yet returned. Sawadee’s are cute though! : )

DaisyChubb

Yay thanks very much!
I’ll have to check it out asap :)

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I’m a 24 year old (not so budding) thespian – just moved to the Maritimes from the Saskatchewan Prairies. I’m way too polite, aka Proud to be a Canadian. I love it here by the water – it must remind me of tea or something ;)

My favourite tea companies are DavidsTea and Verdant Tea. They please my palette in different ways – and I love them both for it.

My rating system is as follows:
95-100: I will stock it as soon as I can, if I haven’t already! Permanent collection worthy.

86-95: I would stock this tea if I could, but my collection is just too full to warrant it. But it is that good.

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