Haven’t had this tea in a little while, which is crazy because I love it and also have a ton of it stocked up – no reason I shouldn’t be enjoying it! So, I made myself a large mug of it to enjoy with my supper last night.
With no exaggeration, I think what I cooked last night was the nicest meal I’ve made for myself in years. So what was it!? Squid ink pasta, tossed in garlic infused olive oil with crispy fried garlic, blistered garlic tomatoes, lightly browned sea asparagus, and a mango/ginger infused cheddar crumble – also black pepper. It was so good. Also really pretty, honestly. The little pops of saltiness from a bite with sea asparagus were amazing; and it was just so savory and delicious (not overly oily, either). Pasta was perfectly al dente, and the blistered tomatoes came out great. The cheddar has a hint of spice, to tie in with the garlic, but the little bit of mango provided a brightness and sweetness that the rest of the dish was missing – and also acted as my tie in for the tea I was drinking – sweet peach black tea with a hint of ginger.
It just all worked perfectly! I was so happy, and it was such a bloody good meal.
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.