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I’ve been keeping jugs of various teas in my fridge, now that summer has finally come along, though they’ve mostly been herbals and the like. I keep trying to get my wife to taste them, and she does, and then she tells me she doesn’t like iced tea. Fair enough, gonna be a long summer without it for her. I can’t imagine drinking hot tea in the summer.

We stopped in DavidsTea the other day to drop off a resume and try some Jungle Ju Ju, and this was the tea of the day…iced. My wife takes one sip and says “Ooooh, this is really good iced.”

headdesk

So, this is my new jug-o-iced-tea in our fridge. I’m drinking the leftover bit from the teapot I brew it in, it won’t all fit in the jug (I have a 1.5 L teapot that I brew one pot of tea in, pour it into the jug, and then make another pot with the same leaves. This second steep usually leaves about a liter of tea behind, which is what I’m drinking now). It is delicious. I can really taste the almond in this cup, and it’s not a bad thing, it mixes well with the peach. I think this tea and I will have a good relationship this summer.

Preparation
Iced 7 min, 0 sec
QuiltGuppy

Oh, how I wish I could say I “stopped in DavidsTea the other day to drop off a resume.”

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I’m dearly hoping I’ve come across as “Someone who loves tea” and not “That batshit crazy tea lady” XD

Uniquity

While we were in DavidsTea on Saturday one of the sales clerks (our favourite :D) came in to work and knew us instantly. We go there too much. : ) Good luck!

Indigobloom

haha I’m sure they will love you! and I’m pretty sure they think that it’s me who is the “batshit crazy tea lady” no stealing my title now!! :P

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Almost all of the workers there know us on sight, so we’ve made some kind of impression, at least!

Indigobloom

I tend to frequent all the locations so I’m not sure they would know me… but they do know me at Teaopia in the Path! I would so love to have that job

Wayne

The workers at my local DT definitely recognize me now.. I show up and I hear them saying to each other – hey there’s the guy that really likes black tea – and the last time I went in one girl gave me a personal recommendation for their new very limited Darjeeling First Flush … the other girl working there at the time said “I think you’re the customer who knows the most about tea” – I said people have told me I should work there, she said “yeah! you wouldn’t need much training..” :)

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I think I blocked this one from my memory out of sorrow. I had it yesterday, the last of my little pouch. My timer was in use at the moment, so I tried to eyeball the time. Turns out, I need something to make noise at me. I got distracted loading the dishwasher and next thing I knew, it had been steeping for a full 10 minutes. I only got a single sip out of it, but it was too bitter and down the sink it went. We’re trying not to buy tea at the moment, so it will be a while until I can replace this one in my cupboard.

Farewell, Orange Pekoe. I’m sorry I wasted you! Not going to adjust my rating because I still love this tea, the poor taste was my own darn fault.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Indigobloom

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done this myself… it really is sad! :(

QuiltGuppy

Same here…

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I almost cried, it sucked LOL.

Wayne

I can’t stand to waste, I usually just drink it anyway

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Ah, but drinking it would have utterly killed my love of their Orange Pekoe.

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drank Blueberry Lagoon by Tealish
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Last cup of the jug. It’s gotten a bit stronger over time, but I don’t think it’s one I’ll replace any time soon.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Blueberry Lagoon by Tealish
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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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Had a cup of this tonight to celebrate my residency. I made syrup out of it a while back for use on pancakes, so my association with it is a super sweet syrup, so I don’t reach of it often. It’s sweet, yes, but not overly so…it’s delicious. I love this one.

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 15 sec
Jessie

Congratulations! Good choice of celebratory tea.

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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Resteep…still delicious. A bit weak, I don’t think it would survive a third steep. Well, it might with good water, but here our water has a lot of chlorine in it, and I could taste a hint of it through the tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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Yesterday was a huge day for me. As of 8:11 am on May 24th, 2011, I am a permanent resident of Canada. YAY!

However, as of 10 pm, May 23rd, I had food poisoning and enough stress about my landing interview the next day that I couldn’t sleep at all. (The landing interview took ten whole minutes and was stupidly stressfree).

Cut to 4 pm yesterday, and I was dragging. I was incredibly exhausted from a day of dealing with the government and putting in applications (I seriously handed out about 20 resumes yesterday). So when we stopped in at DavidsTea to drop off an application, well, of course I had to try this beauty! We were told it tastes like Lipton tea with peach, and I’ll agree with that. It was delicious. And more importantly, it gave me the much-needed boost to finish handing out resumes and applications. I was awake and alert without being jittery.

So there you have it!

Preparation
Iced
Uniquity

That’s so exciting! Welcome to the Canadian club….though you’ve been an honourary member for long enough : ) Looking forward to your first Canadian Canada Day?? : )

QuiltGuppy

Congratulations! :)

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Thanks and Thanks! I am looking forward to it, but it still seems so far away lol.

Indigobloom

that is awesome!!! congratulations to my now official neighbour! :)

MaddHatter

KittyKat, Welcome to Canada!

Amariel

Congrats on your permanent residency! My DH got his residency about the same time (maybe a little bit later), but the strike delayed his card.

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Mine too! I was so irritated, but it finally did come.

Megan Parrell

congratulations! :)

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Backlogging. We found ourselves in Square One on Monday, so of course we had to stop in and try this little beauty.

I am in love. This was so incredibly good. I love bubble tea, but the stuff from a powder, well, it tastes like it. And while I’m sure this one had its fair amount of sugar in it, it wasn’t nearly as bad as others I’ve had.

It was amazing, and I definitely plan to return…often!

Preparation
Iced
Indigobloom

yes, I am so glad you like this one!! isn’t it amazing?!???

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Oh my God. I stopped in the middle of the walkway to enjoy that first sip. It was beyond amazing.

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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