Why don’t the Maple Leafs drink tea? Because the Canadiens and the Red Wings have all the cups. (Ba-dum-bum-chuh.) Little seasonal tea humour for you there. (Hey, we’re in the thick of winter. We need all the laughs we can get.) If you’re a die-hard hockey fan, you’ll know the joke’s not even true: the Leafs have won the Stanley Cup 13 times over the Red Wings’ 11. (Don’t be impressed — I totally Googled it.) But we’re not here to talk hockey. Let’s talk tea! Pull up a chair and let me pour you a virtual cup from DAVIDsTEA‘s new feel-good collection. The company sent me its five new limited-edition teas to try and I’m curious to know which one you’d like best. (Or maybe you already have a favourite. Do tell!)
First up is the organic buchu superfruit tea, which comes in that super cute pink ceramic jar as well as loose, in sachets, in skinny tins, behind Moroccan doors (check it out, it’s clever!) and in a few sets (we’ll see one of them in just a sec).
Buchu is an herb from South Africa that tastes like black currants and has been called the “elixir of youth”. Here it’s paired with goji berries, açai and other delicious goodness “for a fresh and fruity blend that’ll keep you feeling restored and hydrated”. I brewed a pot yesterday afternoon and another this morning because hello! Elixir of youth! And it’s also delicious. I’d like to see this one stick around for the summer for iced tea.
The feel-good collection sampler comes with 20 tea filters and 25-gram zip-top packets of all five teas: zestfully green (an energy booster with citrus, ginger and matcha); turmeric glow (a brightening blend of turmeric, carrot and ginger); cocoa boost (for your metabolism, with pu’erh, cocoa and chicory; and moroccan mint (a digestif with green tea, spearmint and peppermint).
I meant to have the moroccan mint this afternoon instead of the two wagon wheels I’ve been inhaling the past couple of days around 3 pm, but I’ve been sipping it since then and it really does feel soothing and clean. Like its minty-licious properties are undoing whatever damage I’ve done with the mid-afternoon sugar high. (Why have I been eating those? Wagon wheels aren’t even that good.)
Moroccan mint is my favourite behind the buchu superfruit and the cocoa boost. I feel like the zestfully green is an acquired taste (I’m not loving it yet) and I’m going to try the turmeric glow in this tea-licious-looking turmeric glow soup from DAVIDsTEA. (Have you ever used tea in a recipe?)
When you add your hot tea the cats change colour. Maybe I’m just easily amused, but that never gets old. (I should have shot the other side of the mug too but this way you can be surprised.)
The nordic mugs come with a removable infuser and a ceramic lid that doubles as a coaster. I like to use it as a lid because we don’t have anything so precious that it needs a coaster and it really helps to keep the tea hot.
But here I’ve been doing all the talking. Which of the new teas sounds good to you? Have you tried anything in the feel-good collection? I’d love to hear!
Who wants to try some tea? I’ve got five free DAVIDsTEA tea coupons I’d like to share with one of you (you can redeem them in store for one tea each, any kind of tea) plus I’m going to send you a 50-gram surprise package of one of my favourite teas. (I’m supplying the prize. Sometimes I’m nice like that, LOL.)
To enter to win, visit DAVIDsTEA and tell me something you’d like to try in the comments below (that could be a tea, a mug, a chocolate bar — yes, they have chocolate! — whatever!). This entry is mandatory.
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And feel free to tweet the following once per day and leave the url for your tweet in the comments below (one entry per tweet). Make sure you’re following try small things on Twitter for your entry to count.
DAVIDsTEA’s new feel-good collection is here and @trysmallthings wants to treat you! #Win! CAN/US 2/20 http://bit.ly/trydavidstea #davidstea
The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents 18+ and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on February 20, 2017. The potential winner (chosen at random) must respond to prize notification within 48 hours and provide the correct answer to a skill-testing question, otherwise another will be selected.
Update: Congratulations Shari D!
DAVIDsTEA sent me most of the products in this post for my review, however all opinions are my own. You know I love DAVIDsTEA! I bought the tea set in this post the other day on super sale — it’s not available online but you might find it at your local store, along with all kinds of other discounted teas and teaware.