Want to know a neat little trick I’m about to do? It’s pretty fantastic. I’m nearly at the bottom of this tin; there’s enough left for one more serving. So I’m going to finish that up right quick, and then head on to David’s tea tomorrow to get a tin of blue lagoon! Because like so many people have accurately pointed out, it’s the summer version of this blend, and I adore it. But that’s not the tea we’re talking about, are we?

I can’t remember who’s idea it was to throw in a dash of maple syrup into this tea, but that person is a genius (sil? Roswell?). I couldn’t outright taste the maple syrup to the point where it was cloying or anything, but it gave the tea a distinctly maple after-sip and it was just such an excellent combination. I really need to try maple syrup in more of my teas.

Ok guys. Wednesday. And tomorrow is Friday eve and then it’s Friday. We can do this!

Oh, I’m also thinking of getting the carry travel mug from DT. Do you guys have any opinions on it?

http://www.davidstea.com/ice-blue-carry-mug?&TF=ADA13E5CAE3F&DEID=

aisling of tea

We have two(the burgundy and the green) and we LOVE them. They’re easier to open, the mesh filter on top works a lot better than the timolino top and the feel of the outside is awesome.

Cheri

That does look nice. I have never ordered from DT, but they’re on my list of places to try. I might add one of these to that order, when I get there. (I have so much tea coming. Once I decided to jump in with both feet…well…)

Stephanie

I have a similar travel mug but mine is glass. I like it very much for cold steeping!

keychange

Hmmm, good to know. isling of tea, by easier to open, do you mean that when you twist off the top lid, you don’t end up inadvertently twisting off the whole thing? because that was one thing I found with the timolino—you had to brace your hand such that you made sure you were only unscrewing the top lid, and not both lids.

aisling of tea

No, unfortunately you have to hold the bottom lid in place, but with the handle, it’s easier to grip the top lid.

keychange

oh oh right. Ok that makes sense.

Roswell Strange

I believe that the maple was my idea. Blueberry Pancake syrup ;)

keychange

mmmm so good!

Christina

I just bought some of this blueberry jam tea last night, so the maple syrup advice is quite timely! I’m looking forward to trying it.

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aisling of tea

We have two(the burgundy and the green) and we LOVE them. They’re easier to open, the mesh filter on top works a lot better than the timolino top and the feel of the outside is awesome.

Cheri

That does look nice. I have never ordered from DT, but they’re on my list of places to try. I might add one of these to that order, when I get there. (I have so much tea coming. Once I decided to jump in with both feet…well…)

Stephanie

I have a similar travel mug but mine is glass. I like it very much for cold steeping!

keychange

Hmmm, good to know. isling of tea, by easier to open, do you mean that when you twist off the top lid, you don’t end up inadvertently twisting off the whole thing? because that was one thing I found with the timolino—you had to brace your hand such that you made sure you were only unscrewing the top lid, and not both lids.

aisling of tea

No, unfortunately you have to hold the bottom lid in place, but with the handle, it’s easier to grip the top lid.

keychange

oh oh right. Ok that makes sense.

Roswell Strange

I believe that the maple was my idea. Blueberry Pancake syrup ;)

keychange

mmmm so good!

Christina

I just bought some of this blueberry jam tea last night, so the maple syrup advice is quite timely! I’m looking forward to trying it.

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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