In the Kitchen // David's Tea
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?