I picked this tea up in store this week – after fighting with Davidstea customer service about their online sale. (Total false advertising IMO)
It smelled weird, but I love creme brulee so I was like yeah, sure. I asked for 30g and the girl did the ol’ “Ooops I poured too much! Is 45g ok?” I’m sorry, did I accidentally walk into Teavana? Because they pull that all the time, this is the first time I’ve had it happen at Davids. And she did it with all 7 teas I bought. Seriously, Davidstea is not in my good books right now. (I also opened a pack of tea bags the other day, and half of them were not sealed on the bottom, which I only noticed when I dropped in the tea and it spilled out all of the floor)

I actually totally forgot about it, until I opened my tea cupboard this morning. It’s a very clumpy tea. One of those where it’s nearly impossible to accurately scoop it because just a few big chunks will fill your spoon.

I steeped at 85 degrees. I didn’t want to scorch the green tea in at, but then I started to wonder if that’s hot enough to get a good flavour out of the other ingredients.

First sip was very WTF. I needed a few sips to decipher the flavour. I definitely got a sense of burnt sugar – I could really smell this too. Similar to the flavour in genmaicha. Then there was a bit of jasmine, and some sweet and a little bit creamy. The more I drank it the more I was like DAMN GIRL WHERE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE. Though, I do think I made it a bit weak. Next time I’ll add more tea.

Flavors: Burnt, Cream, Jasmine

1 tsp

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Tea literally gets me through the day. I start with something caffeinated in the morning, then usually a re-steep or less caffeinated tea mid morning and work my way to a herbal by night.

Green tea and oolong are top in my books. I recently discovered that I LOVE genmaicha – but I get why it’s not for everyone. My favourite flavours right now are lime, lavender and mint. I tend to dislike teas that have raisins or hibiscus, and I’m not fond of weak fruit infusions.

A lot of my teas come from Davidstea. I also have some Teavana and Tealish. When I can, I try to pick up unique teas. My most prized tea is a tea from Ste Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ont called Cinnamon Glow.


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