When I made my recent, “Happy things with which to end the week” post, there was something(s) very important I forgot to include. I’d say I forgot them on purpose, in order to dedicate an entire post to them, but the truth is I was so excited about them, I brought them to work right away and never took any photos. Well, problem solved! Last Thursday I stopped by David’s Tea after a long day, and came home with three new babies. They are:
|I know every parent thinks this, but they really are pretty.|
From left to right, we have Pink Flamingo, Creme Caramel Rooibos and Red Velvet Cake. That’s a herbal, a rooibos and a black tea for variety. I also purchased a pretty teaball, because the one I’d been using is made of bamboo which makes it annoying to clean at times and not great for finer teas. When I went on Thursday, I had a friendly and helpful employee help me find exactly what I was looking for, even if I didn’t realize it yet. I am definitely happy with my purchases, and thought I’d share a little bit more about the teas I took home.
Pink Flamingo is might be the one I’ll drink the most often, especially in the summer months, because it’s such an easy, light, and delicious tea. I’m actually in love with a tea called Paradise Found, but it turned out it was seasonal and isn’t available anymore– luckily I still have a bit stored up at home. But Pink Flamingo was recommended to me as something close, and although I don’t know that it’s very similar, it comes across as a lot more citrus-y to me, it’s definitely similarly delicious. It’s a herbal tea that combines citrus fruits like orange and tangerine with lemonglass and hibiscus. It’s also naturally caffeine-free.
Creme Caramel Rooibos is a simple tea made that contains rooibos, caramel pieces and flavouring. It’s a bit of a more winter-y tea for me. Really smooth and delicious, it isn’t overpowered by caramel or sweetness. My only problem with it was that it’s so fine it really goes through the mesh of my tea ball. A smaller mesh, or placing it directly in the disposable teabags would definitely prevent this for anyone who dislikes having loose leaf tea floating in their water. Also caffeine-free, it’s the kind of tea that would make a great treat without any of the caloric guilt; all of David’s Teas are below 5 calories per cup.
Red Velvet Cake was recommended by the employee at David’s tea as his favourite chocolate one, and from smell alone I can tell why. It’s caffeinated, which is nice on occasion. I tend to go for non-caffeine teas so I don’t have to think about how much I’m drinking, but every once in awhile it’s nice to have something that can perk you up, and chocolate and caffeine are perfect for that. Plus, it’s great in tea form because it’s not nearly as strong as coffee or soft drinks or other things that sometimes make me feel twitchy. It also turns out to be February 2013’s tea of the month. It’s a black tea that contains beetroot and both dark and white chocolate bits. It’s not overly sweet, but definitely not bitter either, even though I steeped it for awhile.
At the moment, Red Velvet Cake is my least favourite of the three, because from the divine smell alone I was thinking it would be more chocolate-y, but it’s still delicious. I will definitely be brewing it again in the future, and see if that cuts back on my chocolate cravings. In the meantime, I’ll just keep smelling the tea in the bag, it’s like cake you don’t have to bake.
Do you drink David’s Tea? If so, recommend your favourite! If not, it’s definitely worth checking out. I haven’t been disappointed yet- by both the service and the tea.