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 14 Apr 2012 9:01 AM
 3 Oct 2011
Evie.M
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I would get one of David's tea Steeper cups or tea pots. Regular steepers (those ones with the handle that you squeeze together) let too much tea through the spaces and you end up with chunky floaties in your tea.
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 14 Apr 2012 11:55 AM
 26 May 2006
 Saskatchewan
CrackelJam
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If you are really serious about tea, this infuser from David's is amazing!



You just add tea leaves, pour in hot water and steep. Then when it's ready, set it on your mug and the bottom will push in and the tea (minus leaves) will pour into your mug. It's easy to clean and dishwasher safe as well! I use mine all the time.

Otherwise, I will use the filter bags (that you fill yourself). I also have this travel mug to take tea to work in the morning:



It has an infuser built in and it is leak proof too. Tea stays hot for hours!
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 14 Apr 2012 12:49 PM
 28 Jun 2011
marieal
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I like the looks of that infuser, CJ. I think I want that!

Thanks for all the tips, girls.
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 14 Apr 2012 12:52 PM
 28 Jun 2011
marieal
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1,497
What is roobos tea?
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 14 Apr 2012 1:29 PM
 26 May 2006
 Saskatchewan
CrackelJam
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Rooibos is an herbal tea (ie. no caffeine) and it is African in origin. I think the red rooibos tastes really earthy, kind of like sticks, haha. I prefer the red rooibos with flavours that compliment the earthiness- my favourite is herbs de provence (berries and lavender). However, the coco chai is amazing! Green rooibos is much lighter in flavour. I like it with fruity flavours- like green & fruity. Rooibos is a great night time tea because it doesn't have caffeine. It is high in antioxidants so it is supposedly healthy smile Some people like it with milk and sugar too!
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 14 Apr 2012 4:45 PM
 7 Jul 2006
 Central Alberta
Chelle24
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For steeping I use teaopia tea balls or paper filters. I have a tea master from Teaopia (which I think is the same idea as the Davids one) but I never use it.

I really want that travel mug shown above too. I have a different one from Davids (the travel press) and it has been a great mug.
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 15 Apr 2012 12:53 PM
 15 Nov 2008
dangobride
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I'm a fan of cream of earl grey but now I've switched over to "The Earl's garden". LOVE it.

Also try "milk oolong". very nice.
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 15 Apr 2012 3:45 PM
 28 Jun 2011
marieal
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1,497
Okay, so I went out and bought some today, along with the steeper.

I bought: Forever nuts, Toasted walnut, organic buttered rum, and read my lips. I made a cup of the Forever nuts, added a bit more than called for, added a bit if skim milk and agave syrup and guess what? Still tastes like weak flavoured water. I let it steep for 5 mintues.

It wasn't terrible, but I expected more...I asked tha gal if it is as stong in taste as it is in flavour and she said yes. I would disagree. I will try out the others to see.

I'm pouting now...I want to like tea, dammit!!!!
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 16 Apr 2012 12:42 AM
 26 May 2006
 Saskatchewan
CrackelJam
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Ah, Toasted walnut is a green tea. Not everyone appreciates green tea- although it has a distinct flavour, it is not necessarily a strong flavour. I do use at least twice the recommended amount for green teas and I don't add milk/sugar (personal preference).

One thing to note, tea is just not like coffee. Coffee is very very strong and tea will never be that strong no matter what you do- unless you steep it past the point of being palatable. I'm guessing that if you ever actually get into drinking tea, you're only going to be happy with the strong blacks- and none of the ones you bought are that strong (although they do have a lot of flavour). Buttered rum and Read my lips have a good flavour, but read my lips in particular is not all that strong (kind of like if you had a weakly brewed flavoured coffee- like from a Keurig). Tea is also an acquired taste, so you need to embrace the flavours that are there smile I hope you find that you like some of the ones you bought!
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 17 Apr 2012 9:09 PM
 28 Jun 2011
marieal
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1,497
Umm, how do you make lattes? I have a frother.....
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 17 Apr 2012 9:59 PM
 26 May 2006
 Saskatchewan
CrackelJam
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4,526
You can heat your full cup of milk (or 1/2 milk, 1/2 water) to near boiling, froth, and steep your tea right in the milk. I also just make really strong tea and mix half and half with frothed heated milk. Easy!
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 17 Apr 2012 11:28 PM
 1 Jan 2006
FeministSprig
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I placed an order last week, and got a set of the mini tins.
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 18 Apr 2012 12:45 AM
 26 Aug 2002
 Nelson, BC
Ara-Ararauana
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I don't have a Davids tea near me or anything, but I just wanted to mention to marieal a few things.....first, don't put milk or cream in any tea that has rosehips in it, the milk will curdle, and that's pretty gross.

Also, I put milk & honey in my tea, regardless of type or flavour, The milk just makes it rich so you don't have that 'sink water' effect and the honey seems to combine complete the flavours while adding sweetness.... put the 2 together and you have more of a rich drink that coats the mouth like a cup of coffee with cream does vs. just a hot flavoured water.
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 18 Apr 2012 9:32 AM
 13 May 2009
 GTA
muskn
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I steep Forever Nuts for at least 10 minutes.
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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