Berry Poppins and Bear Trap

spring collectionLet’s get this tea party started! So yesterday I decided to get myself an early birthday present. I ran out of Mother’s Little Helper and I was impatiently waiting for the points email, lucky me, the email went out that morning without my knowledge. For some reason my iPod and my desktop mail didn’t receive the email until I got home. Nonetheless, I was able to pick up my free 200 grams of tea. The girls I see always joke I should just work there, haha. My birthday is also tomorrow, so I treated myself to a birthday present. What better gift than the gift of tea? David’s Tea, to be exact! I picked up “The Spring Collection” box. It comes in a very prettily decorated box of light green and blue with a picture of white dandelions on the front cover. How spring-ish, huh? It’s cute and fun! The box comes with the collection of 5 teas: 2 herbal (Berry Poppins, Melon Drop), 2 white (White Nectarine and Elderflower Spritz), and one black tea (Strawberry Fields). To complete the tea box set, it also comes with 20 tea filters.

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Of course, as always, as soon as I got home I couldn’t wait to try one of the new teas. So I tried Berry Poppins, because it smelled so delicious my mouth actually started watering. Man, oh man, this tea is absolutely DELICIOUS. It has blackberry, hibiscus, apple, rosehips, orange peel, rose petals and cream flavoring. It smells delicious before and after it’s steeped. It tastes just as delicious, if not more, than it smells. It’s rich and creamy. The texture in my mouth reminds me of Mint to Be, the first tea by David that I instantly fell in love with and is my number one tea. The best thing about Berry Poppins is, no, not the name, although the name is pretty awesome, but the fact that it’s caffeine free. You mean I can have a velvety delicious fruity tea that’s caffeine free?! You bet! This guy is a GENIUS. I’m so sad that I only discovered this tea place only 4 months ago! How did I not notice? I always saw Teavana in the malls, I tried it a couple of times and was always disappointed, but David’s Tea? HELLO. Can I just LIVE in the store? If any products slowly go missing, that’ll be the me trying everything. Oh wait, haven’t I almost tried everything in the store? Yep, just about. Oh, if you happen to LOVE this tea as much as I do, they come in really cute collectible tins that are shaped like flower pots. What’s not to love? Another cool thing, this one has ladybugs all over the tin! I feel like spring is one step closer now.

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bear trapThe other tea I tried today isn’t from the box, but it’s been on the menu for a while. At least, I THINK it has. Don’t forget, I’m still new to David’s Tea. It’s called Bear Trap. It also smells good! I admitted  before that there are times I’m really reluctant to try teas because I’m pretty picky sometimes. Okay, most of the time, so even though it smelled good, I was praying to the tea gods that this would taste just as amazing. I mean, come on, look at the ingredients: blackcurrants, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, elderberries, apples, rosehips, hibiscus, raisins, lemon verbena, papaya, cherries, blueberries…what bear wouldn’t love this tea? I think my mouth exploded when I taste this tea. I’m drinking it right now, actually, every time I take a sip I feel like I just got blown away by all the berry goodness. That’s a good thing, of course. This tea is perfectly balanced between all the ingredients. It’s BERRY DELICIOUS. Yes, that B is supposed to be there, it’s word play my dear, and David’s Tea is pretty darn good at it when they name their teas. If you don’t believe me, check out the website and see for yourself: David’s Tea.

I did try a couple of sips of White Nectarine, but I made it for my dad, who absolutely LOVED it. Actually, since my dad’s birthday is also tomorrow, I might have to stop by the store and pick up a big tin of it for him. From the sips that I tried while making my dad’s tea, my first thought was: wow, this would make an AWESOME iced tea. Of course, I want to wait until I actually brew myself my own pot of it before I post a review, but hopefully by the end of the weekend I’ll have a review for the hot and iced version of it! Stay tuned fellow teaholics! Until the next post, steep on!

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