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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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I absolutely love this tea! This is one of the first loose leaf teas I had the pleasure of experiencing and well, I’m hooked! It has the perfect balance of chocolate and mint without either one being too much. I loved it so much that I was able to somehow coax 3 steeps out of just 2.5 teaspoons! Even the third steep was yummy (although I did sweeten it a bit)

My littlest guy who is nearly two wanted to see what all the fuss was about (yes, I was literally saying “Omigosh this is just AWESOME!” out loud. Well, naturally he demanded a sip. He loooved it. He climbed up and perched his little cute self on my lap and we shared sips together. He did not want to let go of the handle and when it was all gone he stared longingly into the empty mug. Yep, I felt the same way. So I brewed some more. :)

Now I know that coffee and tea really should not be on a two year old childs menu BUT this low caff treat is one that I just have to share on occasion with my mini-connoisseur. He loves tea and upon investigating I found out that rooibos tea is one that is actually fine for babies and nursing mothers so I think I will have to find a yummy one for him to enjoy once in awhile.

It goes without saying that this tea is absolutely delicious and it will be one that I won’t want to be without although I might have to fight the two year old for it ;)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sil

this was one of my favs when i first started my tea journey :)

Welcome to the boards!

MoonShyne

Thank you for the welcome Sil!
And yes, this tea is definitely a great tea to start my journey. I foresee a lot of tea-testing in my future ;)

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Sil

this was one of my favs when i first started my tea journey :)

Welcome to the boards!

MoonShyne

Thank you for the welcome Sil!
And yes, this tea is definitely a great tea to start my journey. I foresee a lot of tea-testing in my future ;)

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I am a total newbie to tea, having been a die-hard coffee drinker for years. Recently I quit smoking and found that coffee was making my cravings worse so I began trying out some tea.

Tazo Zen, Traditional Medicinals Daily Detox Lemon and Pukka Cleanse were the first teas I bought (bags). I liked all three and a new interest was born. I hopped on the computer to check out tea. I came across the website for Teavana and was awed at all the beautiful teas but upon doing research I found them to be very underhanded in a lot of ways. Davids seems to be the more reputable company.

Well turns out I’ll be shopping at both David’s and Teavana I think! I went out this past weekend and went to Teavana because it’s a lot closer to me (Newmarket) I bought a Perfect Teamaker (which I love!) , a nice 16 oz glass mug, a handy timer that sticks on the fridge and a very overpriced spoon but is also very pretty. Twiggy I think it’s called. I also bought some German rock sugar, I like it because it sweetens without being too overbearing and doesn’t alter the taste of the tea.

I also bought my first loose leaf tea!! 50g of Maharaja Chai Oolong (Love! love!) and Strawberry Blush Rose Oolong (Its good but not “wow”) Murphys Law gave me a kick in the butt though..I didn’t get to enjoy them! Well not right away. I came down, literally within several hours, with an awful cold! I drank Traditional Medicinals Echinacea Plus all day! No way I wanted to “waste” the good tea when I couldn’t even taste or smell anything!

Luckily the echinacea tea worked wonders and I was finally able to enjoy my tea yesterday! Brewing my first ever loose leaf tea was a huge joy to me. I took great care to brew it “perfectly” and actually did a really good job! My Maharaja Chai tasted even better then it did when I sampled it at Teavana! I got such a kick out of watching the tea steep and when my little fridge timer went off I was like a little kid all excited on Christmas lol.

Today I went to David’s and bought a 12 sample tea-set (Dessert box) oh delicious! I also picked up Gyrokuro, Dragon Pearls, Organic Detox and a Chai :) I’m one happy gal with all these awesome new teas to try! I’ve also decided that once I’ve found my favorite teas to order online (or buy on sale in store) because it looks like especially in Ontario, Canada where I live that it’s way cheaper to buy online. I love loose leaf tea and wish I’d quit smoking sooner so I’d have discovered this tea earlier lol. Jeez I didn’t mean to write a novel here, I’m excited about my new hobby :)

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