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Wow – DAVIDsTEA tins are really the worst. No wonder they have to give them away. I went to pick up my tin of this to check the steep time and didn’t get enough of the base under my fingers. I was left with the lid in my hand and half the tin dumped onto the floor. And this is a light, light tea!

You can pretty much kiss away the concept of air-tightness if the lid is going to just fall off like that. But then, I might have been in a bit of a pissy mood to start. I just completed the hunt through my teas to weed out apple… and it’s everywhere! Midsummer Night’s Dream? Apple. Pink Flamingo? Apple pieces. Pink Passionfruit? Yep. Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait? Oh, yeah.

Dude. We just wiped out my stash of caffeine-free teas/tisanes.

But this is for the tea… and I’m glad that at least one of my DAVIDsTEA blends is apple-free. The other was the Earl Grey, which I did check just for temper’s sake, because apparently they love to sprinkle it around like pretty pretty sparky fairy dust… Grrr.

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With its minty aftertaste and lemony goodness, this is a good blend to cool your temper to. And the warmth of a cup of tea in my hands is always so soothing. Tomorrow is the first day of school, so I’m trying to get myself to bed early tonight. Hopefully the valerian will help me along into dreamland.

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caile

I have some of those tins and some lids fit really tight while a couple others are more loose – although not as bad as the one you have! If I get a tin in-store now, I’ll have them check the fit of the lid beforehand.
And yeah…the apple!

Dr Jim

It must be really tough living with food allergies. Adagio is another company that uses apple in almost all their blends.

moraiwe

My apple allergy only goes so far as to give me an itchy throat (which I guess has something to do with the type of grass allergies I have). But I have other food allergies, so I definitely sympathize. :(

wheezybee

I posted in a moment of frustration, but I really appreciate the thoughts! My mom is actually much worse off – she’s violently allergic to eggs, and can’t even eat most ice creams. It’s crazy where different kinds of foods turn up.

I’m glad most of my food allergies didn’t turn up until I was over thirty, because my shellfish issues would have totally sucked in Italy if they’d presented themselves yet!

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caile

I have some of those tins and some lids fit really tight while a couple others are more loose – although not as bad as the one you have! If I get a tin in-store now, I’ll have them check the fit of the lid beforehand.
And yeah…the apple!

Dr Jim

It must be really tough living with food allergies. Adagio is another company that uses apple in almost all their blends.

moraiwe

My apple allergy only goes so far as to give me an itchy throat (which I guess has something to do with the type of grass allergies I have). But I have other food allergies, so I definitely sympathize. :(

wheezybee

I posted in a moment of frustration, but I really appreciate the thoughts! My mom is actually much worse off – she’s violently allergic to eggs, and can’t even eat most ice creams. It’s crazy where different kinds of foods turn up.

I’m glad most of my food allergies didn’t turn up until I was over thirty, because my shellfish issues would have totally sucked in Italy if they’d presented themselves yet!

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Feel free to browse my cupboard if you’re interested in swapping, but all the mate and pu-erh in our household is my husband’s.

For swapping purposes, please note the apple allergy. Thank you!

I tried to limit my cupboard to teas that were 1oz or larger, but that was a gorgeous failure in terms of swap communication. It’s all going back up.


Okay, I just feel wrong trying to grade things without a rubric – it’s too inconsistent! So, here is the grading breakdown:

0-50: Dump it!
50-60: I might finish the cup
60-70: Possibly finish the pot
70-80: I may keep this on hand
80-90: Cupboard space guaranteed
90-100: Poetry may be involved!

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