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Thursday, December 24, 2015

David’s Tea: 24 Days of Tea – Day 24 – Santa's Secret

Santa's Secret

DD#1 - 4/4
DD#2 - 2/4
Bruce - 2/4
Me - 2/4
(family average - 2.5/4)

Black Tea
Ever wonder how Santa manages to deliver all those presents in just one night? Well here’s the hush-hush formula. He uses a special combination of Chinese black tea, peppermint leaves and spices – all sprinkled with real little candy canes. It’s both energizing and remarkably soothing. All Santa needs is one cup and his motto changes from “ho ho ho” to “go go go”.”

DD#1 absolutely loves this one.  The rest of us just thought it was ok.

Sweetener of choice:  Turbinado sugar, & a tad of milk

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

David’s Tea: 24 Days of Tea – Day 23 – Gingerbread Cookie

Gingerbread Cookie

DD#1 - 3/4
DD#2 - 3/4
Bruce - 3/4
Me - 2/4
(family average - 2.75/4)

Mate
Happiness is…the smell of gingerbread cookies baking in the oven. Warming up with a perfect cup of tea. And sharing something sweet with your family and friends. And with this sweet and toasty tea, you can have all three at once. We started with a smooth base of rooibos, then added a sweet hint of maple and molasses. Then we warmed it up with spicy cinnamon and crystallized ginger. Finally, we added a dash of yerba maté for an energizing kick. With this in your tea cupboard, happiness is just a steep away…

Everyone except me liked this one giving it a 3/4.  Me it was just ok with a 2/4

Sweetener of choice:  Agave

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

David’s Tea: 24 Days of Tea – Day 22 – Snow Day


Snow Day

DD#1 - 1/4
DD#2 - 1/4
Bruce - 1/4
Me - 1/4
(family average - 1/4)

Herbal Tea
Got a blizzard on the way? Score! There’s no better excuse to cozy up inside with a great cup of tea. And this all natural chocolate-mint tisane is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly winter day. With peppermint, cacao nibs and dark chocolate drops, it’s sweet, creamy and oh-so comforting. The best part? Cute little snowflake-shaped sprinkles that add a touch of sweetness. Bring it on, winter!

Whoa!!  NEVER AGAIN!! This one was way to peppermint-y.

Sweetener of choice:  Nothing helped this one.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

David’s Tea: 24 Days of Tea – Day 21 – Cardamom French Toast

Cardamom French Toast

DD#1 - 3/4
DD#2 - 4/4
Bruce - 3/4
Me - 3/4
(family average - 3.25/4)

Black Tea
Something about cardamom just puts us in a festive frame of mind. We love its rich, fragrant taste any way we can get it. One of our faves? The buttery, cardamom-scented Christmas breads popular in Sweden and Finland. And cardamom toast is great,it only stands to reason that cardamom French toast would be out of this world. With black tea, cardamom, cane sugar and cinnamon, this rich, sweet blend tastes just like the decadent breakfast of our dreams. Only this is one brunch item you’ll be wanting all day long.

This one definitely needs turbinado sugar.  Yummy!!

Sweetener of choice: Turbinado Sugar

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