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David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Tori » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:15 am

Just getting our thread ready for this weekend! So excited! :dance:

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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Miss*Smiles » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:15 am

Me too!! We gave a calendar to Al's aunt as an early Christmas gift and she told us we were cruel for giving it to her 8 days before December 1 - how was she expected to wait that long! :lol:
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Samantha » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:23 am

I'm excited too. I need to buy a tea ball still. :shifty:

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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby eme » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:22 am

Samantha wrote:I'm excited too. I need to buy a tea ball still. :shifty:


I prefer the cups that sit in your mug, as I find the tea balls let pieces of tea out and they end up in your mug of tea.

Like this: Image

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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Samantha » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:45 am

eme wrote:
Samantha wrote:I'm excited too. I need to buy a tea ball still. :shifty:


I prefer the cups that sit in your mug, as I find the tea balls let pieces of tea out and they end up in your mug of tea.

Like this: Image


oh yes I was actually planning on checking that one out. I don't like loose tea in my cup of tea. ;)

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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Tori » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:55 pm

Samantha wrote:
eme wrote:
Samantha wrote:I'm excited too. I need to buy a tea ball still. :shifty:


I prefer the cups that sit in your mug, as I find the tea balls let pieces of tea out and they end up in your mug of tea.

Like this: Image


oh yes I was actually planning on checking that one out. I don't like loose tea in my cup of tea. ;)


I prefer those as well! I have the one with the turquoise plate on the bottom.

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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby DonnaRigs » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:05 pm

I have a pot that has something like that. It's a little pot, about two cups - is that a good option?
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Dr. S » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:42 am

Samantha wrote:
eme wrote:
Samantha wrote:I'm excited too. I need to buy a tea ball still. :shifty:


I prefer the cups that sit in your mug, as I find the tea balls let pieces of tea out and they end up in your mug of tea.

Like this: Image


oh yes I was actually planning on checking that one out. I don't like loose tea in my cup of tea. ;)


Those really are the best! DH offered me the glass perfect mug with that same infuser and I just love it!

I'm excited to try new teas again this year. I think I know about 50% of them from looking at list.
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Marg » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:13 am

I've cheated and started early since I am away over Christmas and will be behind a week.
Day one done. White Chocolate Frost
Meh. OK but not a repeat in my books. It was suggested as a latte as well but I generally always drink my tea straight up.

(am I allowed to provide a review this early or did I just get myself banished??) lol
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Postby Irongirl » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:29 am

Hey! No spoilers!
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby RA. » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:37 am

Marg wrote:(am I allowed to provide a review this early or did I just get myself banished??) lol

You can, but I won't be reading this thread for fear of spoilers! I like the surprise of opening each day to see what tea I'm getting! :wink:
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby fe.RMT » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:39 am

I also love my perfect infuser! So much easier to clean than a tea ball as well.

Next year I am getting an advent calendar to count down to my David's Tea Advent Calendar!
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby CAW » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:53 am

fe.RMT wrote:I also love my perfect infuser! So much easier to clean than a tea ball as well.

Next year I am getting an advent calendar to count down to my David's Tea Advent Calendar!


I was thinking of doing the same thing. :lol:
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Miss*Smiles » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:30 am

Marg wrote:I've cheated and started early since I am away over Christmas and will be behind a week.
Day one done. White Chocolate Frost
Meh. OK but not a repeat in my books. It was suggested as a latte as well but I generally always drink my tea straight up.

(am I allowed to provide a review this early or did I just get myself banished??) lol


Cheater :lol:

I'm curious about the ones you don't like, since often I like them. If you feel like re-gifting them let me know :lol:
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Tori » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:56 am

Miss*Smiles wrote:
Marg wrote:I've cheated and started early since I am away over Christmas and will be behind a week.
Day one done. White Chocolate Frost
Meh. OK but not a repeat in my books. It was suggested as a latte as well but I generally always drink my tea straight up.

(am I allowed to provide a review this early or did I just get myself banished??) lol


Cheater :lol:

I'm curious about the ones you don't like, since often I like them. If you feel like re-gifting them let me know :lol:


Well guaranteed the ones I don't like you usually love, so I may be sending down a stash to your new house like last year! :lol:

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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Miss*Smiles » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:35 am

Tori wrote:
Miss*Smiles wrote:
Marg wrote:I've cheated and started early since I am away over Christmas and will be behind a week.
Day one done. White Chocolate Frost
Meh. OK but not a repeat in my books. It was suggested as a latte as well but I generally always drink my tea straight up.

(am I allowed to provide a review this early or did I just get myself banished??) lol


Cheater :lol:

I'm curious about the ones you don't like, since often I like them. If you feel like re-gifting them let me know :lol:


Well guaranteed the ones I don't like you usually love, so I may be sending down a stash to your new house like last year! :lol:


We can swap if you want!!
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Marg » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:27 pm

Oh fair enough... I didn't realize you wouldn't know what the tea is... duh!
I will reserve comments then.

Have fun! I'll check in periodically to see what people think though.
I won't have any to swap because I use the whole amount in a pot of tea. That's how I roll. :lol:
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Postby Miss*Smiles » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:29 pm

Marg wrote:Oh fair enough... I didn't realize you wouldn't know what the tea is... duh!
I will reserve comments then.

Have fun! I'll check in periodically to see what people think though.
I won't have any to swap because I use the whole amount in a pot of tea. That's how I roll. :lol:


You use the ENTIRE pod? :shock: I use half a pod, and sometimes it's too strong for me :oops:
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Marg » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:57 pm

Miss*Smiles wrote:
Marg wrote:Oh fair enough... I didn't realize you wouldn't know what the tea is... duh!
I will reserve comments then.

Have fun! I'll check in periodically to see what people think though.
I won't have any to swap because I use the whole amount in a pot of tea. That's how I roll. :lol:


You use the ENTIRE pod? :shock: I use half a pod, and sometimes it's too strong for me :oops:


I don't brew in an individual pot. I drink a big pot of tea every night. :shifty:
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby deerdree » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:08 pm

Marg wrote:Oh fair enough... I didn't realize you wouldn't know what the tea is... duh!
I will reserve comments then.

Have fun! I'll check in periodically to see what people think though.
I won't have any to swap because I use the whole amount in a pot of tea. That's how I roll. :lol:

That's my plan for this year, which is partly why I bought the tea kettle. Last year, I was brewing individual cups and I got at least 4 out of each tin (I measured out per their directions). But for the ones I didn't love, I STILL have leftovers. I don't want leftovers this year, so I'll just make a pot. I'm hoping one tin/litre is about right.

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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby deerdree » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:09 pm

Also, I didn't mind the spoiler because I was getting them every day last year on FB anyway!

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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby gnu » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:26 pm

I didn't make a point of getting a calendar, and at the time I was fine with it...now that it's almost December 1 I am kind of sad :( :lol: I will have to live vicariously through all of you in this thread.

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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Dr. S » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:44 am

Marg wrote:I've cheated and started early since I am away over Christmas and will be behind a week.
Day one done. White Chocolate FrostMeh. OK but not a repeat in my books. It was suggested as a latte as well but I generally always drink my tea straight up.

(am I allowed to provide a review this early or did I just get myself banished??) lol


Now I'm a little less excited about Dec 1st LOL

I tried it at the store a few weeks ago and it was also a Meh for me.
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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby deerdree » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:57 pm

Dr. S wrote:
Marg wrote:I've cheated and started early since I am away over Christmas and will be behind a week.
Day one done. White Chocolate FrostMeh. OK but not a repeat in my books. It was suggested as a latte as well but I generally always drink my tea straight up.

(am I allowed to provide a review this early or did I just get myself banished??) lol


Now I'm a little less excited about Dec 1st LOL

I tried it at the store a few weeks ago and it was also a Meh for me.

Tried it as a sample today and I agree. For some reason I thought, based on the name, that it would be a black tea. C'mon, December 2nd! :lol:

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Re: David's Tea Advent Calendar 2013

Postby Tori » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:36 am

Ok day 1 white chocolate frost is ok. It mostly tastes like a regular cup of mint tea. I agree with deerdree i also would have preferred it with black tea.


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