970 Tasting Notes
Had this yesterday before running out to work…no. Just…no. It tasted burnt and bitter and blegh. Hopefully I can find a way to make this bearable.
Free Santa’s Secret for wearing a poppy? Yes please! Of course I made sure I was at a DavidsTea today! Didn’t you hear me? Free. Santa’s. Secret.
Had this at the NaNo write-in, asked Starbucks for a cup of water, rather than risk any of their overpriced teas. On the way to the write-in, we got off a subway stop earlier and walked over, since we knew there was a DavidsTea between the shops, and they were giving a free tea of the day to anyone wearing a poppy, and one of the teas of the day was Santa’s Secret, so you know we went. Anyway, on the way, we spotted a tea pot in a store window…and then another. And then we realized it was an entire window display of teapots. Including the Alice in Wonderland one I’ve been wanting forever. We rushed inside “Say Tea” and I can honestly say we’ve found my new favorite tea shop in all of Toronto. It’s cozy and filled with teapots and tea and tea accessories….guh. Heaven. How have I not heard of this place? Seriously?
So I opened up my little package of this and fell head over heels in love. It so good, so berry-y and sweet and juicy…yum. Buying more next time we’re in the area. Check out http://www.sayteaonbloor.com/ and if you’re in the area, stop by and check it out! So much love.
Oh man, I had a moment today. First I went to the bakery and got two croissants…cheese croissants. Then a mini bag of beef jerky. And a little can of pringles. And 11 Smilies. And a can of peach soda. And a brownie My tummy, she is not happy with me :(. I felt an afternoon of “Oh God, why!!!!” coming on, so I quickly made a cup of this.
Aaaaah, much better. My tummy calmed, I don’t feel like I just ate an entire pig, and I am good. I love this tea for that reason alone. Definitely keeping this close as the holiday season approaches.
Freaking love this tea. Love. This. Tea. It is my favorite tea. The creamy candy cane, the smooth black tea, the cooling mint on the very end of the sip…guh. As of right now, I own 240g of this tea…and I’m not sure if that’s enough to last me the year. It’s amazing….everyone needs to try this.
I offered to make a small pot of this to share with my wife and she got very excited. “Oooh, yes, in the clear teapot!”
“…the tea itself isn’t purple, honey, just the leaves.”
“… … … pout”
“Hmph. The tea is a liiiiiiiie.”
So my wife is pouting about the lack of purple in this tea. That being said, we are enjoying it. We agree it tastes kind of like blueberry muffins. It is very, very tasty. But with the amount of tea we already have in the house and the price point, we decided not to restock just now. It is a delicious tea well worth the price, but we already have many, many teas to drink and while it is a tasty tea, it didn’t strike us as one we had to keep in stock. Maybe later!