Monday, October 26, 2020

Tea Hauls: DavidsTea

I'm fortunate to still have a DavidsTea store within a 30-minute drive from me, but I'll continue to shop online until I feel comfortable stepping inside a store again. These multiple tea hauls were part of my September tea shopping sprees.

ORDER #1: I used my free rewards towards the pricey ($22.98/50g) Organic Gyokuro Yamashiro, a green tea from Japan; while the tote was a free gift with any purchase. 

I've been stalking the mini tumbler for a while and finally pulled the trigger. I stocked up on the tea-infused lip balms in preparation for the winter season. 

I'm not a huge fan of floral teas, but I bought the Fresh & Floral Bliss Teas set (on sale!) because I wanted the purple spoon. 

To meet the minimum free shipping threshold, I tossed in the Easter eggs which contained samples of S'Mores Chai Pu-Erh and Chocolate Macaron Black Tea.

ORDER #2: I ordered some fall teas: Sweet Potato Pie black tea and Pumpkin Creme Brulee herbal infusions.

I also took advantage of the sale on tropical tea bundles (for next spring/summer!): Playa Peach and Tropic Tango herbal infusions; Bahama Mama and Lychee Bellini black teas.


ORDER #3: DavidsTea just wouldn't stop releasing new fall teas: Butterscotch Rooibos; Salted Caramel and Cinnamon Bun Chai Oolongs. How could I resist?

I enjoyed Sweet Potato Pie black tea so much that I ordered another 50g. I used my free rewards towards another pricey tea ($24.98/50g): Phoenix Oolong.

I also bought 2 "last chance" teas: Kashmiri Chai green tea and Coco Mango Chai herbal infusions.

My order also came with 2 free samples: The Buzz and Buddha's Blend (I've already tried both previously).

And yes, I totally bought this sampler of Sweet Tart because of the adorable purple heart tin.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Pink teacups and teapots for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Sandi's (Rose Chintz Cottage) past pink tea time parties have inspired me to pull out my pink teacups and teapots to raise awareness and recognize those who have been affected by breast cancer.




Karen's Cottage and Castle did two amazing posts for Breast Cancer Awareness:
For more info on breast cancer:

Monday, October 12, 2020

Pumpkin teas in October

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

Every tea company offers their own version of a pumpkin spice tea. Because I'm SUPER picky about my pumpkin teas, I scrutinize the ingredients to confirm that the blend actually includes real pumpkin pieces, and not just the spices for pumpkins.

I managed to restrain myself so I only have six (6) pumpkin blends in my tea collection!

Pumpkin Tea #1: Monarch Tea Co.'s Pumpkin Spice black tea is a classic pumpkin spice blend with nutty undertones. 



Pumpkin Tea #2: Monarch Tea Co.'s Pumpkin Cream black tea has a sweet taste because it includes real maple syrup!


Pumpkin Tea #3 (photos taken in 2019): Geek+Tea's Pumpkin Juice Chai is a black tea with a nice balance of vanilla and spices (cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, allspice). I love this tea so much that I stocked up on this back in spring!

Pumpkin Tea #4: DavidsTea's Pumpkin Crème Brûlée intrigued me because: 1) it was a herbal infusion, and 2) it was a rare pumpkin blend that was not spiced! I was happy that I found a caffeine-free pumpkin blend that wasn't a rooibos.

Pumpkin Tea #5: Clearview Tea Co.'s tasty Pumpkin Spice Rooibos was a free sample.

Pumpkin Tea #6: Dessert by Deb's Pumpkin Pie Tart green tea is the only tea in my stash that doesn't contain real pumpkins. This blend actually contains apple so it tasted more like an apple cinnamon tea.

What's your favourite pumpkin tea?

Monday, October 5, 2020

Tea Hauls: Dessert by Deb

 I'm so proud of how well I did with my September sipdowns!

I think this is the most tea empties I've achieved since I started tracking my sipdowns a year ago!

Oldest tea: English Classic Cold Brewed Teabag (it's so old that I can't even remember when I was gifted it!)

Newest tea: Blood Orange Cider rooibos and Ginger Bear Crisp herbal tea from Dessert by Deb (September 2020)


This is the first of my two September orders from Dessert by Deb. I love the sticker-adorned packaging and Deb's sweet handwritten notes!

The bonus goodies from order #1.

I ordered teas from the Cake & Celebration and Cozy Treats collections that I've been wanting to try. I also restocked on favourites from the Garden Party Tea Collection (the Lemongrass Milk Pudding was a bonus promo).

A few weeks later, Deb launched her fall collection, Little Cottage Bakery. Of course, I had to have these new teas RIGHT NOW. The tower of happy tea mail that Deb posted on her Instagram made me smile.

In addition to the new fall teas, I also restocked on the Coconut Cream Pie Chai.

The free samples and bonus goodies included in Order #4.

I'm already looking forward to Dessert by Deb's holiday teas!