Monday, 25 May 2015

Please don't get mad at me

I'm flaking out. Again.

But my fiancee and I are in the process of buying a house, and I've been so stressed about everything that I just haven't remotely thought of reviewing a tea.

I'll be back at it ASAP.


Saturday, 23 May 2015

DavidsTea Tea-Pop! Strawberry Colada

StrawBerry Colada

Ingredients: Hibiscus, rosehip shells, apple, pineapple, coconut, strawberry, natural and artificial flavouring

Now, I have made my own tea pops, using gingerale... well, I have been doing it WRONG

DavidsTea uses a SodaStream, they carbonate the water that they use and use a little bit of agave to combat the bitterness of the carbonation.
THIS is how it is done. Seriously. I need a soda stream now.
The flavour of the tea is not compromised at all, and WAY less sugar.

I immediately bought some of this tea after tasting my tea-pop.
It's so fruity and sweet, and the coconut is just there enough to remind you of the "colada". The strawberry and pineapple are the defining flavours.
I really love this. More than Just Peachy? 

This ties with Just Peachy (which came back this year, YYAAAYYY) as favourite iced tea.

It was a lovely part to a nice, hot day out.
I recommended everyone go in to their local DavidsTea and try this as a teapop.
I never want to drink another regular pop again.

Happy Steeping/icing/...pop-ing? Carbonating? 


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

White Peony

White Peony by DavidsTea. A tea a couldn't find on their maybe it's another discontinued? Whoops?

It's a nice little white tea. Smooth drinking and slightly floral. Like there is nothing wrong with it, it wasn't even overly mild for me.

Drink on!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Huckleberry Tea

I fucking love huckleberries.

And I couldn't remember if I reviewed this tea before. But because I fucking love huckleberries idgaf.

It's a black tea, with huckleberries. Made in Montana, where the huckleberries taste fab (same with Idaho. Sorry BC your huckleberries aren't as good bro)

How does it taste? Great. Like black tea and huckleberries.

Fuck yeah

Sleepily yours

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Liebster Award

So, we were nominated for this award by one of our longtime readers, John B. He writes Tea in the Ancient World, go read it. I know this took along time but I, Laura, forgot all about it. I even forgot to tell Kayla because I DID AN OOPS.

This award is for new blogs with less than 200 followers. Mainly, it looks like a team building, blog sharing, tool for world domination through tea drinkers.

So, we'll both answer the questions  (some of our answers may be the same)and then make some for others! And because John wrote out the background, check his blog for the links to that!

Questions for Nominees: 

  1. What is it about your blog subject that is so compelling?
    Laura: Us, by far, our stunning personalities make everything better.
    Kayla: I would have to agree with Laura. We aren't very technical and we just let our thoughts flow.
  2. Favourite tea?
    Laura: Oolongs or Rooibos. Oolongs mainly on their second steep, and rooibos because they are yummy and such.
    Kayla: I love oolongs. Milk oolong is probably my favourite. Oh, and black jasmine pearls are my other go-to.
  3. What's the furthest from 'home' you've ever travelled? 
    Laura: Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
    Kayla: Hawaii and the Dominican Republic
  4. What's one thing Thailand is famous for, other than food?
    Kayla: I don't know much about Thailand... but my guess is... tea? haha
    Laura: Thai massage?
  5. Guess your bench press
    Kayla: I have a bad rotator cuff and intercostal muscle issues and carpal tunnel (I'm a hot mess)... I DO NOT bench press.
    Laura: Well, considering my left rotator cuff is buggered, I'm going to say "not much".
  6. Do you believe in ghosts?
    Kayla: Yes... but not the kind of crap where those asshats on tv claim to be hunting ghosts.
    Laura: Basically what Kayla said. Ghosts, yes. Paranormal activities/ghost hunting shit? Uh no.
  7. Are people still evolving?
    Laura: Science says yes. I'm going with science.
    Kayla: The biology of all life is ever-changing.
  8. Why can't astrologers detect dark matter?
    Kayla: I'm not Neil deGrasse Tyson! Or a scientist of any kind, for that matter... go ask a scientist!
    Laura: Dammit Jim! I'm a massage therapist/tea blogger not a astrophysicist!
  9. What historical person would you visit?
    Kayla: This is too hard... Oscar Wilde would be fun to have tea with, I suppose... Probably Jane Austen, though.
    Laura: Charlotte Bronte to discuss Jane Eyre with. 
  10. What is one thing you do that almost no one else can do?
    Kayla: There is nothing that I can do that someone else somewhere in the world can not do better than I; that's life, not cynicism. Of people I know personally...? I'm good at writing fiction? Or, if we are being philosophical or some shit... BEING ME!! ;D
    Laura: My friends think I'm hilarious, everyone else (including family) does not see my comical merit. Except, I only manage to be funny when not trying to be. Humor on purpose doesn't suit me.
  11. What did Buddha teach?
    Kayla: I am not familiar with Buddhism. Religion of any kind just isn't my bag...of tea HAHA- okay I'm done.
    Laura: Sorry bro, I have only a vague and probably stereotypical idea.


  1. NONE
  3. HAHA
  4. #LauraIsLazyAsShitBro

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Fancy Melance

Another tea from my bestie!

I'm not sure what type of tea this is, but it looked and smelled like a green tea. So that's how I steeped it.

It smells a little like honey. Overall, just a sweet smell. It looks like your average green tea would. Taste wise, it doesn't taste much of anything special. Like a sweet, very light, green. By now I'm sure you all know how I feel about a tea with a mild flavor - it just isn't my thing. But, a nice mild flavor is better than a bold disgusting flavor.

Taste wise, it scores about a 7.75 out of 10. Rebuy wise it scores about a 3.

Mild tea lovers, rejoice. You have one for you! Bold tea lovers, I wouldn't.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Nepal Black Tea : Organic

Organic Black Tea from Nepal

This is going to be a pretty short review.

This tea is an incredibly delicious black. I steeped it for four minutes, and it is the perfect amount of time.
Very similar to an English breakfast tea... it's rich in flavour, but not over-bearing, and really smooth.
This is a black that should be in everyone's cupboard.

DavidsTea is donating all profits from their Nepal Black to the Red Cross until May 4th.
So pleases hurry.

I have a co-worker who is currently trapped in Nepal after visiting with some family. They are all currently living in a tent,, as their home is no longer structurally sound. Her family is without a home, and she has no way of getting home to Canada.

There are hundreds of stories like this, and worse.

To Donate

Red Cross: