Monday, December 24, 2012

Day 24

I can hardly believe today is the last day of my “Countdown to Delicious” calendar, I really enjoyed the last 24 days and sampling the wide variety of teas. I think I will keep this up when I get back from Florida and aim to try every flavour by the end of 2013. I'm not sure how feasible that will be because they keep coming out with new flavours, but I will try my best :)

Today was a double in my calendar, on Day 2 there was a mix up and I received Santa’s Secret instead of Chocolate Rocket. I peaked ahead and today was Santa’s Secret as well so I didn’t want to have a double blog entry.

I went in to the David’s Tea in Charlottetown before I left and tried to buy the little container of Chocolate Rocket but they insisted I take a bag of chocolate rocket, their treat :) Sadly they don’t even take tips so I couldn’t return the favour, maybe I will have to bring them in a batch of cupcakes when I get back to thank them for their kindness.

So sitting here in sunny Florida on Christmas Eve, I am having a cup of Chocolate Rocket. It is so amazing, tastes like I am drinking liquid chocolate with a hint of raspberry and other flavours, what an incredible combination. I love how they describe it on :

“Need a boost? Try this tea. First you’ll experience a pure, sweet hit of chocolate. Then you’ll find yourself awash in the freshness of raspberries. Followed by the richness of almonds and chicory. And then, bang, you’ll realize you’ve been infused with roasted Brazilian maté. How will you know? It’s what’s giving you all that crazy energy. Just fly with it.” 
This tea contains roasted Yerba maté (Brasil), cocoa, almonds, roasted chicory root, raspberries, and natural and artificial flavouring. Chocolate Rocket is definitely going near the top of my favourites list :)

Thanks for tuning in to my little “Countdown to Delicious” blog the past 24 days, it has been fun :) 

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas! 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Day 23

Today was Vanilla Oolong flavour. It was a cool evening in Florida so I sat out on the deck and had this tea to keep warm. I found this tea was very plain and it didn’t really taste like its name. I was hoping it would taste more like vanilla bean flavour, but maybe I should have made it into a tea latte instead.

This tea has Pouchong tea leaves, the least oxidized of oolongs which means that it’s almost as high in antioxidants as green tea. It has vanilla and a hint of orange. The water I used may not have been quite hot enough because I could not taste the orange (I have been using the keurig machine, I probably should start using a kettle to get the water even hotter).

I think I will give this tea another try when I go back to PEI. I did that for goji pop and I liked it much better the second time I tried it when they made it for me at the store. says this tea is so good it is known to be addictive. We will see when I am back in January, perhaps I will love it if I try it again :)

I can hardly believe tomorrow is the last day of the tea calendar, I absolutely loved trying all the David's tea flavours this month :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Day 22

Today’s tea is called “The Skinny”, what a great name for a tea for around the holidays. This is the perfect tea if you just indulged. My willpower is on a “sweet-free” kick so I did not indulge at all this week and don’t plan to over the holidays. I absolutely love Christmas treats: fudge, cupcakes, cookies, chocolates, candies, you name it - but I don’t like the way I feel after I eat them, and I can’t just have one so rather than torture myself I just won’t have any which works great. That way I don’t have cravings, as long as I don’t try any - if I do it is game over ;)

I really liked the smell and the flavour of this tea, and it chalk full of benefits. said that 2000 years of ancient Chinese wisdom suggest you try this organic blend. It is reputed to speed your metabolism and block fat absorption after a heavy meal. Plus it contains ginger and ginseng, two more traditional metabolism uppers. The Skinny is made of organic Chinese oolong tea, Chinese pu’erh tea, ginger, eleuthero root, and orange peel.

I will definitely keep this in mind next time I decide to indulge on my favourite cupcakes :)

Day 21

Day 21 was organic sweet dreams tea so I decided to have this before bed. Unfortunately I didn’t steep the tea until almost midnight and was so exhausted I only was able to have half the cup before I was asleep.  I guess it must have worked…I didn’t expect it to work so quickly as I didn't even have time to do up this blog post.

I wasn’t that fond of the flavour, but I think if I really had trouble sleeping I would try this again for sure. It reminded me of a neo-citron drink when you are sick, drinking something you really don’t love but the effects work like a charm so it is worth it.

This tea is a blend of sleep-inducing chamomile, lemongrass, hibiscus, licorice, lemon, orange and rose petals. It may have been the licorice or the rose petals I was tasting that I didn’t really love. It was nice to try a good night tea though, that was my very first time.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 20

What a beautiful day in Florida, just taking a quick break from the beautiful warm day to write up this little blog post. This tea “Kiwi’s Big adventure” was a perfect sunshine tea. I am not sure if this is a parody of "Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure" movie, remember that show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse? Anyways, that is what it reminded me when I read the name of it.

It smelled so fruity and tasted so fresh. I did not see any pieces of kiwi in it but then again I have never had freeze-dried kiwi before, only the bright green fresh kiwi, with brown fuzzy skin. This reminded me a bit of a kiwi wine cooler. I was almost thinking of drinking this tea with ice cubes and a little mini umbrella garnish ;)
This green tea is made of freeze-dried kiwi, apple, lemon peel and lemongrass. describes it perfectly “from the second the aroma hits you, you know you’re in for something special. Sweet, fruity, tart and lively, it’s an adventure you won’t soon forget.

I just discovered these "fruit adventure" tictacs yesterday, they really remind me of this tea. Yum!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 19

I arrived in Florida tonight and couldn’t wait to try this tea. I have heard really great things and that it is the "world’s best chocolate tea". says that it is better than dessert, more reliable than sex and it is a totally decadent combination of China black tea, vanilla, peppermint, chocolate bits and spicy red peppercorns. Plus it contains little red candy lips for a kiss of sweetness.”

The miniature lip sprinkles were adorable. This tea really was worth the wait, and I was a bit nervous the peppercorns were made of artificial cinnamon, but I did not have an allergic reaction so they must not be. I was very impressed with this tea.

Looking forward to having this tea when I am craving a delicious treat.

Today David’s tea posted a pic of the gingerbread boy with a cup of tea. I decided to have one tonight with my tea too, although he was way too cute to eat, so my Dad had him instead :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 18

This tea was made for me today, I really needed it. I had a bit of a scary day yesterday and was hit by a big truck while walking across the street. Very traumatic experience but luckily I don't have any broken bones so I was forever grateful to my guardian angel for keeping me safe.  This green tea is a comfort tea, called toasted walnut. It says on that traditional Chinese medicine says walnuts are a warming food, as this is the kind of tea you spontaneously want to cozy up to on a cold winter afternoon.

The comforting, lightly bitter taste of toasted walnuts is sweetened and deepened with dried pineapple, coconut, almond and organic green tea. It even had big chunks of real walnuts. 

didn't have a lot to eat or drink today so this was a very nice treat to brighten my day. I am not sure why but it also seemed to relieve my headache that I had since the accident, as I felt much better afterwards.

Today I got a triple dose of David's tea as I had yesterday's tea, today's tea and I also received a David's tea candle as a gift from my manager. Such a wonderful surprise, I love it :)

Where does the time go, only 6 more days of delicious…off to Florida in the morning so I will be sipping the remaining six flavours in the warm sunshine. Can’t wait!