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Ommm nom nom nom nom nom. nom. nom. nom. (Sung to the tune of “fa la la la la”.)

This could easily become a seasonal substitute for eggnog, especially with a touch of soymilk. Gosh this is good! So so so good. This and Jessie’s Tea (which I’ll probably drink more of just because I’m sure if I drink as much of this, the black tea will serve me with a heart attack) are really similar and both just so darn delicious!

I was starting to get nervous that I wasn’t enjoying as many of the teas in the calendar, but then Santa’s Sleigh Ride and this happened, and my faith has been restored!

This is my day #12 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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Holy chunks of cinnamon batman! This is like… apple cider, but tea. And delicious. Certainly a magical touch for the holiday season. There’s cinnamon, and apple and popcorn (reminds me of popcorn strings on Christmas trees!) and it’s this wonderful red/purple color. Mmmm… I might have to pick some of this up before the season’s over! Love it!

This is my day #10 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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This tea tastes like… if mint tea and chai tea had a love child. The cardamom is a sweet surprise to my taste buds! I was disappointed to find another tea in my calendar with licorice in it, since I haven’t enjoyed the last few, but I don’t mind how it mellows this tea out so nicely. I’m usually pretty lazy about watching steeping times. But I’ll be careful with this one. The longer it steeps, the stronger the licorice gets.

Anywho, I’m pleasantly surprised! With all the mint teas in my tea stash right now, I’m not sure I’ll be buying this one right away, but I do like it!

This is my day #9 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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I’m not convinced I like the licorice in this tea. It seems very heavy compared to all the other light yumminess in this tea. Otherwise, I really don’t mind it. I haven’t had many chamomile teas before, so I don’t have much to compare them to. It’s tasty though. I think it would be a nice, soothing tea when sick, with a little honey.

This is my day #8 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Ick. Not something I’ll be fishing for in my cabinet anytime soon. I’m weird about my ginger. I love gingerbread and I love chai tea with ginger, but I hate ginger itself and I hate candied ginger, etc. It turns out I also reaaaally dislike ginger in this tea.

I’m also not sold on pu’erh tea yet, sooo… that could have something to do with it. But anyways, I didn’t finish my mug. Not “my cup of tea”.

This is my day #7 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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The only thing I really have to say about this one is “nyeh”. It’s tea. It’s one of those things that, yeah maybe it’s good for you, but I’m not fussy about it. Nor do I not like it. I got this in my advent calendar, and there’s enough for two servings in each container. So I’ll try it again on a day when I’m not feeling 100% and see if I like it better then. It wasn’t anything special for me, and I couldn’t really pinpoint any of the flavors in it. It was just “tea” (if that makes aaannyy sense).

This is my day #6 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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I have to admit, I read the back of my 24 Days of Tea box to see what was in this one before I made a mug. It didn’t clue in at first that all the flavors were the same as Earl Grey (it’s been a long week). Anyways, so I made it, and my first sip tasted like green tea, second sip tasted like earl grey (!), third sip green, fourth sip earl grey, and so on. And I have to say I LOVE it!

I’m a big fan of my earl grey, and I especially love my London Fogs/Earl Grey Lattes, but I can’t drink much black tea… the caffeine wrecks me. This is an amazing alternative, and I love the flavor! This totally rivals my Twinning’s Lady Grey addiction!

This is my day #5 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

Avrilkira

I definitely get the green tea taste, but was wondering what the other taste was! You are right, it does remind me a bit of earl grey!

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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Well, I guess I had high expectations for this tea, after reading some of the reviews on this tea last night. It is… interesting. Haha. I couldn’t smell the chocolate as much as I thought I would, when I first opened the tin.

This tea, tastes like banana bread. With chocolate chips. I swear. It’s spot on! I didn’t mind it. The flavor isn’t over-powering, and I got most of the chocolate as an after taste. I feel like there are maybe too many competing flavors in this tea. I could do without the nuts, I think. Altogether, not bad. I’d have another mug, but probably won’t buy any. Personally, I think I ended up liking the Read My Lips tea more than this, in terms of chocolate flavor.

This is my day #4 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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drank Crème de Menthe by DAVIDsTEA
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I definitely catch the licorice and cinnamon in this… which I thought was unusual for a mint tea. But I didn’t get the vanilla much at all.

I’m a huge mint fan. Spearmint, peppermint, wintermint, whatever. I love it. Not so convinced I love this tea. It steeped to a dark color almost like coffee. It smelled almost… heady, but with an after-taste of mint. I can attest that when I first opened the tin, it totally hit me as “smelling like Christmas”. Once brewed, I didn’t mind it, and I finished my mug, but it didn’t leave me with the refreshing sensation of my usual favorite mint teas. And while I typically love cinnamon too, I’m not so sure I like the combination of cinnamon with mint. I can’t say I’ll buy this tea. I have too many other favorite mint teas!

This is my day #3 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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drank Green and Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
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Call me nerdy, but I can’t describe how excited I am to be the first to rate and post about a tea!

This tastes like one big mug of nostalgia. I assumed by the name that this was green tea, but after going through all of the greens listed, I had to search it. Turns out it’s rooibos, which I’m apparently learning to love a whole lot lately! This tea has a whole lot of flavor. It’s sweet, fruity, aromatic and I find the color of the brewed tea rather lovely. Now and then, I catch myself looking for a mug of fresh, light, fruitful tea, and I can guarantee I’ll be looking for this on my shelf the next time I get that craving. Simply delightful!

This is my day #2 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

Avrilkira

I too started my calendar early as I leave on the 19th of Dec. for my vacation :)

Ellysa

Oohh yay! Are yours in the same order? I’m curious to know if they are. My friend has sworn off joining Steepster until I’m at the end of my calendar, because she doesn’t want the give away of knowing what’s coming next when she starts hers. But if they’re not in the same order, I might push her to join sooner!

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