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drank My Morning Mate by Teavana
20 tasting notes

I went in to the city on my day off yesterday to go to David’s Tea. I was hoping they’d have their fall stuff on in the 2 for $5 bags, but not yet. Apparently that’s today. Cue kicking myself in the butt. But I picked up 100g of Mom’s Apple Pie and Cocoberry each, as they were the only two of the fall collection I was really eager to hold on to. Picked up a few others to try while there and wound up not spending as much as usual. Forty bucks, maybe? I was amazed and so pleased with myself.

And then I found Teavana at the other end of the mall.

I will always be a David’s Tea fan and going in to Tavana solidified that in me. Teavana was a really neat shop and their workers were really knowledgable, but I felt kind of intimidated by it all. Teavana felt a little bit elite-y. Like if you don’t have two hundred dollars to spend on a tiny cast iron teapot right there you’re not welcome. I fell in love with David’s because I could walk in in pajamas and a paint-stained t-shirt and the girls were perfectly happy to chat with me for an hour and weird stuff. I spent about $60 at Teavana and I don’t really feel like I got that much tea out of the deal, but I’m probably just being a fussy baby about it.

To soothe my crying baby-ness and to keep me going after getting up early to do my Halloween makeup, I brought some My Morning Mate in to steep at work. I tried one other last night that I wasn’t so impressed with, but that’s an issue for another review.

My Morning Mate is an interesting tea, and I knew I was going to love it when I bought it. It’s chocolatey(and anything chocolate is a plus in my books) and nutty and I don’t find myself getting bored of the taste. Taking it in and sifting it around a bit, I definitely get some very rich, deep notes that remind me of those chocolate covered espresso beans; sweet and warm with a little kick to get you into gear. It tastes as good as it smells and if nothing else takes me back to Teavana, this will be one I’ll go back for.

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec
MissB

I’m with you on the Teavana/David’s debacle. Each time I go into Teavana, I spend way too much, and oftentimes either dislike, or just feel meh about whatever tea I’ve purchased (although it IS where I got my Breville and cold tea jar, and I love those, so…)

I’m off to go see if David’s is open yet at Metrotown – they’ve been ‘coming soon’ for a month now. Happy moving!

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MissB

I’m with you on the Teavana/David’s debacle. Each time I go into Teavana, I spend way too much, and oftentimes either dislike, or just feel meh about whatever tea I’ve purchased (although it IS where I got my Breville and cold tea jar, and I love those, so…)

I’m off to go see if David’s is open yet at Metrotown – they’ve been ‘coming soon’ for a month now. Happy moving!

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