Hot Lips was today’s tea. It smells good, like hot cinnamon candies. I must say that I usually don’t like cinnamon flavours since I drank too much Goldschlagger in college and got sick. Oi. So, I wasn’t sure if I’d like this tea, but it was good. I liked the heat from the cayenne too. It was all round a nice, toasty tea.
I give Hot Lips a 3.5 out of 5.
Ahhh, here it is. This is a classic orange pekoe flavoured tea, David’s Organic Breakfast. From smell to taste, this makes me think of my childhood, with Mom and Gran drinking their Red Rose. :). I find this type of tea bitter, and so I don’t really like it overall. If I was a fan though, I think this particular tea would be rated high among its peers. It is bold, and has lots of flavour.
I give this tea a 3 out of 5. If you’re an orange pekoe fan though, I bet you’d love this tea!
I must be honest; any tea that David’sTea has put out that is a dessert flavour I’ve ran and bought very promptly. I am a foodie, and I love desserts, Creme Brûlée not excluded. So, I do already have this tea in my collection, and I love it. It’s got a great caramel aftertaste, and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, so it’s ideal on a cold winter night.
I give Creme Brûlée a 4 out of 5.
I was glad today’s tea is Glitter & Gold, another long time fan-favourite that I haven’t yet tried. I could stop this post right here and give this tea 5 stars, just on the basis that it GLITTERS!!! It was love at first brew when the gold started swirling and sparkling in my cup. <3.
But, I have to calm down and give this tea my serious evaluation. :). It's got an orange pekoe kind of bland smell, meh. The taste isn't bad though. It's got a bit of sweet to it, I think without that the tea would be a bit bitter, but that sweetness makes it yum. I forgot about the half mug I had left on my desk while I worked away at an important project on my computer, and when I went back to it it was cold. So I can also say that this…
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Cream of Earl Grey is a completely new tea experience for me. Growing up, I my Mom only drank orange pekoe tea (Red Rose, available only in Canada!). I had no idea any other type of tea existed. As I got older, and my sheltered world expanded a bit, I discovered. A few other types of tea, like green and chamomile. Then the tea movement happened, and kaboom! There were hundreds of types of tea everywhere. I tried a wide range of tropical, fruity, interesting teas. Because of the exciting teas, I never gave traditional teas a second look. I just figure they’re all blah like orange pekoe, and haven’t bothered. Until today, with my Cream of Earl Grey.
It does have a traditional tea taste, which isn’t really, pardon my pun, my cup of tea. I picture the Queen drinking this tea. With that being said, I can appreciate…
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If you’re a foodie, like me, then you know salted caramel is all the rage right now. Pfft. I caught on to the salty/sweet magic when I was younger and loved to have a chocolate bar with a bag of salt and vinegar chips. Flavour magic!
David’sTea has brought the marriage of salty and sweet to a whole new level with Salted Caramel. This black tea is caramely, without being overly sweet. Then, the salt is there just after you swallow. And I can’t forget to mention how delicious this tea smells. Yum! Good job David!
I give Salted Caramel a 4 out of 5.
Today’s tea is Coco Chai Rooibos. I usually don’t make chai at home, because I prefer it as a latte, and frankly I’m too lazy to mess with warming milk, etc. I like to just pop some tea into a tea ball, fire up the Keurig, and away I go. Today I brewed the Coco Chai Rooibos as is, sipped it, and yup, made it into a latte. It’s delicious! A little watery, but if I had known I was going to make it into a latte, I would have brewed it stronger. This would be a great tea for a cold winter night, if you’re out and about.
I give Coco Chai Rooibos a 3 out of 5.
Today’s tea is a David’s classic that I had actually never tried, Chocolate Rocket. It’s fitting that I had a mate as I was up at 5 am this morning, on my day off! Chocolate Rocket smells wonderful, very chocolatey. I found it a bit weaker than I normally like my teas, but it was still pretty good. Being a mate, it’s supposed to give you energy, but I didn’t find it as effective as David’s Fruite Mate.
I give Chocolate Rocket a 3.5 out of 5.
Rob and I were both stoked when we got the latest David’sTea newsletter, showcasing the advent calendar they released for this holiday season. My dear husband ran right out and bought it for me, much to my delight! It wasn’t until I got looking it over later that I realized I’ve already tried a lot of the teas included, most of them are David’s classics and best loved teas. That’s ok, it’s still. Ice to get a different one every day, try a few new ones, and plus ill have 24 cutesy little cans to use in the craft room afterwards! 😀
The first tea is “Buttered Rum“. If Im not mistaken, i think this black tea was introduced with the winter collection a few years ago and they kept it on as part of the permanent collection because of its popularity (I’m glad they do this with…
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