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    David’s Tea Read My Lips

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of chocolate chips and cheery red lips Ingredients: black tea, peppermint, dark chocolate, red lip sprinkles, pink peppercorns, natural and artificial flavoring Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. Intrigued by the fun lip shaped sprinkles, I was happy to find that this tea was a decadent treat. The base black tea was earthy and sweet. It paired well with the creamy and rich dark chocolate. Nothing goes together better than mint and chocolate so the…


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    David’s Tea Checkmate

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: interesting mix of varied leaves, coconut pieces were fairly large Ingredients: black tea, white tea, coconut, Roman chamomile flowers, artificial flavoring Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 208 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep amber I sampled this blend as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. The smell of the dry leaves was intoxicating. I found myself sticking my nose in the tin over and over again. The taste really surprised me with its richness and complexity. It almost tasted like a less astringent version of Darjeeling. I think that the floral notes from the chamomile had a…

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    David’s Tea Hot Lips

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: green, somewhat flat with small red flecks and bright peppercorns Ingredients: green tea, cinnamon, safflower, pink peppercorn, chili pepper, natural flavoring Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 180 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: brassy gold This tea was all hot cinnamon and chili pepper spice. I’m usually a sucker for cinnamon tea but this blend just did not do it for me. The spices and flavoring were so overwhelming that they completely masked the green tea. They actually burned a bit. If the base had been a black tea, I might have like it a lot more. That being said, I am…

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    David’s Tea Organic Cream of Earl Grey

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, dark and somewhat twisted. lots of colorful petals Ingredients: black tea, cornflowers, natural vanilla and bergamot flavoring Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown I’m not a very big fan of Earl Grey so I was a little disappointed when I pulled this out of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. When I first opened the tin, I was greeted with cheery cornflower petals and a strong citrus and vanilla aroma. It smelled very good so I started to get my hopes up a bit. The base black tea was…

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    David’s Tea Green & Fruity

    Country of Origin: South Africa Leaf Appearance: brown and green, needle-like Ingredients: green and red rooibos, apple, mango, papaya, with artificial and natural flavoring Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 208 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: amber I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar.The taste was somewhat woodsy and slightly fruity. The flavoring was not very strong and I found the blend a bit boring. It probably could have used a longer steep time but it didn’t interest me enough to play around with it. Green rooibos is softer and more subtle than its oxidized red counterpart. I think I…

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    David’s Tea Organic Breakfast

    Country of Origin: India, China, Sri Lanka Leaf Appearance: small, black and somewhat twisted with a few golden tips Ingredients: Darjeeling, Yunnan black tea, Ceylon black tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Teas 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. This was a plain and simple breakfast tea. The taste was brisk and somewhat malty with a bit of Darjeeling sweetness. There was also a hint of smoke in the finish. I was hoping for something more rich and complex but it wasn’t a bad cup of tea by any stretch. This…