Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In one day an experienced tea picker can pick up to 70 pounds of tea! (Enough for 14,000 cups!)

Today is the perfect day to share another one of my collections!  Monday night I ordered some tea from DAVIDsTEA (So good.  Seriously.  Order something from there right now, ha!  You won't regret it!) and today my order came arrived.  (SO fast.  I'm used to Canadian mail and things taking about a week or more to arrive.  I was so surprised it came so quickly!)  So, of course I had to take a few photos!  Haha.  Back in August I stopped at DAVIDsTEA for the first time when I was in August (unfortunately my city doesn't have one!  Boo!  But 5$ shipping in North America?  AWESOME.  It's free if you spend over 50$!) and I picked up a few different kinds.  Then a little while ago, I won a giveaway on Carly's blog for some tea!  Then I discovered two of my new favourite kinds of tea... Read My Lips and Forever Nuts.  Oh man.  So delicious.  I'm usually not that big of a fan of nuts, but that tea changed my mind.  Tracy was over on Sunday and was telling me about this one kind of tea that glitters, so I had to add some Glitter & Gold to my order, ha!   (You can see a bit of the glitter in the last photo.)  And Alpine Punch sounded too good to resist, so I ordered some of that, too.  I'll try some of that later on tonight! 

The Algonquin Tea Company has delicious teas, too!  The Peace Tea is one of my all time favourites, it's so delicious!   De was the one who turned me onto their tea, she has given me lots of boxes to enjoy!  I also love the Awakening Teathe Sacred Blend, and the Lucid Dream Tea (not that I need help with dreaming... have I ever told you about how crazy my dreams are?  Haha.)!   The herbs are handpicked in the wild, often by canoe.  How awesome is that?

For my birthday my Mom bought me some tea & tea accessories!  She went to a local store in Paris called The Peddlar and Company.  Vanilla Cream and Hazelnut Vanilla!  I loooove vanilla and these teas are delicious!  She also mentioned that they will do afternoon tea!  So, I'll have to check that out sometime!

Whenever I am in a new grocery store, I have to check out the tea section.  Last year I went to Goodness Me for the first time (Brantford is getting on this year!  Woo!), and I decided I had to get a new tea.  (You can never have enough tea, right?!)  I love mint teas, so I decided to try the Cleanse tea by Pukka.  It's so delicious, I highly suggest trying it out if you see it anywhere!  I want to try out some of their other teas, too.  Plus, isn't the packaging so pretty?

And last but not least, the Kusmi Tea that I picked up in Paris!  Did I tell you I finally decided to open it up on Christmas morning?  Haha!  The wait was well worth it!  It's soo good.  Next time I head to Montreal I'll have to pick up some other flavours!

What are your favourite kinds of tea?  Have you tried any of the ones that I've listed? 

15 comments:

  1. i tried the glitter and gold today and LOVED! not crazy about the earl gray, but have a bunch more to try!!

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    1. It's so good, isn't it?! I usually leave the tea leaves in the tea the whole time that I drink it, but I found with the Glitter & Gold it started to get a bit bitter. (Haha tongue twister.) That's awesome that they have a store in NYC now!

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  2. I LOVE tea. I especially love the art of tea making.... you know, loose tea.
    I have not tried any of the brands that you listed, but I am very intrigued by the DAVIDsTEA website :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I highly suggest ordering from there! Only 5$ shipping? That's awesome! Haha. (Unless you order over 50$ worth... and trust me, it is easy to add a ton of items to your cart and get it up to over 50! Haha.) Check out steepster.com for reviews on tea! Unless you don't want another website that you will spend lots of time on, hah!

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    2. Oh and when I make my way out to California one day, we will have a tea date!

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    1. Thanks! It's really easy to get a big collection of tea, haah! For me, at least! This is just a portion of my tea! Eep!

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  4. mmmm david's tea. i have a HUGE collection from there as well. {there is a DT right down the street from my house...so...}
    my favourites would have to be:
    read my lips, buttered rum, jessie's tea, goji pop, mom's apple pie... many others. but those are the go-to's.
    yeah. ridiculous, all of them.

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    1. Oh man, lucky! Although, it might be a good thing that the closest one to me is an hour away, ha!

      Ooh that is the second time today that someone said they loved Jessie's Tea, I've got to check that one out! Mom's Apple Pie is super good! Mmm! That was one of the first ones I bought from them! Love Davids... so good.

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  5. Oh! What a wonderful collection of delicious teas! All of them look delicious. I am an absolute tea-addict. Some days I can even drink 5-8 cups with tea. I personally love those that have a lightly floral or fruity taste - especially if it's white or green tea. We have these stores in Norway and I absolutely adore everything there, although it is expensive.

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    1. I love traveling to different places and trying out different tea brands and companies that I've never heard of! Yum! I'm actually thinking of putting a blog swap together for tea! Get partnered up with someone in a different country and exchange different types of tea! And other little tea-like trinkets, ha! If it takes me too long to actually put that together, we should do some sort of exchange!

      I'm going to check out that store! Mmm!

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  6. love this post , I have had Davids tea when I was in Toronto and it was an excellent place you could sit and enjoy for about 2 bucks a cup or have it to go !

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    1. I love that you can try the teas right in the store to see if you'll like it or not (although chances are you will, ha!) and the shops are so nice and bright! I hope one day my city gets one, ha!

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  7. I'm not familiar with any of these brands! probably an Australian isolation thing haha, it feels like we're so cut off from everywhere! Even though I'm not a big fan of green tea, I can't go past T2's Rose Green Tea (http://t2tea.com/shop-for-tea/scented-flavoured/green/green-rose/), and I never say no to a good English Breakfast or Earl Grey with soy.

    http://t2tea.com/ check it out for a bit of tea porn!

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    1. Haha I feel like that sometimes just living in Canada! From all the American blogs that I read. There are a few things that I REALLY wish Canada had. Mostly Trader Joe's and In N Out, ha!

      I'm going to check out that website, thanks!! Ooh and I mentioned in my comment to Anna about a blog swap that I'm hoping to do soon. A tea exchange, you partner up with someone in a different country and exchange different types of tea and tea-like trinkets! I think it would be a lot of fun!

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