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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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Lime Gelato Oatmeal

Acquire the amount of water you need for yer oats, heated to an appropriate green tea steep temp. Oat type = the longer cooking, the better, for better flavour absorption.

Steep a good 4tp of tea per cup of water, for at least five minutes – don’t be timid.

Add tea to pot, bring pot to a boil, add oatmeal and cook as per usual. I recommend adding some ground flax at this point for badass health benefits.

When done cooking, add a drizzle of vanilla syrup, honey or agave to sweeten and bring out the creaminess.

Done! Lime Gelato Oatmeal, folks. Good to serve on the side with a lime-y cold drink like an actual CUP of Lime Gelato, or maybe a Via Cool Lime if you are super tired in the morning like I was this morning, and don’t have the energy to make flash-chilled tea.

Various substitutions:
-chai oatmeal and Nutella: Chocolate Chai Oatmeal
-strawberry oatmeal (I favour strawberry whites) and vanilla or heavy cream: Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal (obvs!)
-blueberry and pomegranate oatmeal plus various fruits like blueberries and strawberries: Very Berry Oatmeal
-Etc.


So a new DAVIDsTEA opened up in our mall yesterday. We were told it was going to open earlier, so I don’t know if we just heard wrong, or if their opening was delayed by the horrible flood Calgary had this month.

But they are open now, across from our mall’s food court and beside the Build-a-Bear – which tells me that they will have their hands full with drinks and moms with strollers and little kids knocking things. I’m actually kind of hoping they take pressure for tea drinks off of us, especially at Christmas… They are, after all, by most of the food, and we are way down past Starbucks. So maybe.

I strolled by yesterday to go get some noms from the food court, and realized they were sampling.

Sampling. Rather aggressively, with 2-3 people out several feet in front of the store (huge no-no by our contracts) with trays trying to coax people in. Security was probably letting them get away with it for their opening (and since I’ve never seen this from their locations before, it was probably just for their opening), but it made me blink rapidly.

And then snicker hard. Oh, lil’ DT chicks! Have fun with that!

This will be highly convenient, though – both Teavana and DT in the mall where I work! My favourite employee at the other DT store I can easily reach is apparently transferring up north (boo!) – she came into our store for a drink the other day and told me that. So I guess I might as well stop going there and go to the one in my mall for refills instead. Assuming they are decently stocked.

And assuming they don’t always have a big line for drinks!

momo

one day I’m going to have to try out chai oatmeal. I used some sort of vanilla/cinnamon tea before but I bet it’s even better with more spice.

CHAroma

Chai oatmeal sounds amazing!

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momo

one day I’m going to have to try out chai oatmeal. I used some sort of vanilla/cinnamon tea before but I bet it’s even better with more spice.

CHAroma

Chai oatmeal sounds amazing!

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I’ve always been a tea drinker – I grew up drinking Tetley’s Orange Pekoe and their Chai, and considered myself to really like tea.

I’ve been working various retail jobs to put myself through higher education. One day at my store, a customer left a newly purchased bag of loose-leaf behind. We waited for three days for said customer to return, but they (likely not realizing where they had left their bag) did not return to claim the would-be brew. Too bad for them; lucky for me! I claimed the bag, took it home, and awkwardly made my first cup of loose-leaf tea with the only strainer we owned which was small enough.

I haven’t bothered with Tetley since. For the most part (and due to convenience), my patronage is limited to David’s Tea and Teavana. I also order from 52teas and Verdant Tea.

My rating system – hah, I don’t have a rating system. I rate teas a lot like Ebert rates movies. Everything’s relative.

I may often forget to mention it, but you can safely assume everything I drink is sweetened in one way or another – most rock sugar, or honey for green and white teas. I have not yet achieved drinking most tea clear. The few teas I drink unsweetened include milk oolong and genmaicha so far.

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I currently work for Teavana. But I just work there, and my opinions about any of their teas are entirely my own and not meant to be reflective of the views of the company.

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