In the Kitchen // David’s Tea

June 21, 2012

I’m a coffee girl through and through, but a new gem has recently made it’s way into my brewed beverages of choice.  After stumbling across David’s Tea while strolling through the West Village with my mom a few months ago, it has become a nearly weekly stop on my list of favorite spots to grab something tasty to drink.

The kind Canadians behind the brand were nice enough to send the Summer Sampler my way, and I’ve loved experimenting with the different flavors and types to find the perfect combinations.  I’m even thinking about posting some delicious and healthy snack pairings either here or on my instagram feed in the near future – is that something you think you’d be interested in seeing?

In order to quell the intimidation I felt about making loose leaf tea for myself, they also sent along the proper tools and equipment I needed for brewing everything at home.  The glass mug and infuser set (shown above) is perfect for counter-top steeping and the Noble glass travel mug has a strainer attached to the inside of the lid and has proven to be the perfect container for taking my tea on the go!

So far my seasonal favorites flavors are the spicy yet sweet “Mango Diablo” (shown above) which has chili threads and dried mango bits in it, and “Swampwater” which is fruity and fun due to the tiny animal shaped sprinkles mixed in with the tea!  Other go-tos when I visit the shop include Jessie’s Tea (DUH), Birthday Cake (tastes like frosting and has real sprinkles mixed in) & Strawberry Ginger (this one tastes best iced) – I honestly have made it my mission to work my way through the whole menu!

I don’t think that tea will ever fully replace my beloved cup of joe, but I’m happy to say that I have a new-found appreciation for this storied drink and would highly recommend it to anyone willing to give it a go!

Are you on Team Coffee or Team Tea?  Do you have a favorite flavor of David’s that I just have to try?

Disclaimer: I value you SO much as readers, and I consider review opportunities very carefully before entering into an agreement with a brand.  The items mentioned above were given to me courtesy of Davids Tea, but I’m not being compensated for the post otherwise.  The review you’ll find here is 100% my own opinion, and I’m happy to share something I love with you in this way – Thanks for reading!

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  • Reply Natasha Fatah June 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    If I had to pick I’m definitely on Team Tea – and I’ve had David’s Tea often, as they are SOOO popular in Toronto. I prefer the original Orange Pecok black tea flavour.

    But in the last couple of years, I have developed an affection for coffee too, as long as it’s not too bitter.

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

    • Reply Jessie Artigue June 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Ooh, excited to try that flavor, Natasha – I had a feeling you’d already be a fan. :)

  • Reply brynn June 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Definitely Team Tea! As a Canadian and Torontonian, I love David’s! My favourites are forever nuts, read my lips and creme caramel rooibos. Delicious!

    • Reply Jessie Artigue June 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks for the recommendations, Brynn! Adding them to my list!

  • Reply christin June 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I am on team both! I love coffee and tea and I really love David’s Tea!

  • Reply angie June 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Team tea all the way!

  • Reply Nadster June 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Team Tea! I’m obsessed with David’s Tea!!!! I’m a napal black, glitter & gold, read my lips, blueberry jam,lime gelato, matcha, sweet strawberry, life long oolong, green & fruity, orange blossom, razzmatazz, forever nuts, gogi pop loving kinda girl ;)

    • Reply Jessie Artigue June 21, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Oooh, I LOVE Lime Gelato, too. Great with a splash of almond milk. Can’t wait to try your other faves as well!

  • Reply ellen. June 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    yum! I love a good cup of tea. Will try this~

  • Reply Anna Elder June 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Um, yum! I’ve been wanting to try loose leaf tea, but it’s pretty intimidating. Otherwise, though, I’m just not a tea fan. It lacks in flavor to me. I’m going to have to check this out…because birthday cake tea?? I need that.

    • Reply Jessie Artigue June 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      The flavor issue was a HUGE thing for me, too, Anna. I think that’s one of the reasons I was blown away by Davids… NO lack of interesting tastes whatsoever!

  • Reply Neha June 24, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I love tea! Loved reading this post :)

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