I’m almost positive I’m in the minority on this one: I’ve never been a coffee drinker. Ever. While most people line up at Timmy’s or Starbucks or Second Cup for their morning java (or just make it themselves at home), I’m usually either noshing on a breakfast wrap or sipping on a cup of tea. Or both. Coffee just hasn’t captured my heart the way it has almost everybody else. Even so, I know how deeply folks (like my mum!) love their coffee and how the morning jolt or two is crucial to functioning for the rest of the day. And I’ve always found it amusing.
I think I finally know what that feels like now – only with tea. I don’t feel right unless I get my weekend fix of David’s Tea. I make myself a cup of tea at home most days but on weekends I’m talking literally walking into a David’s Tea and getting myself a hot or iced cup of whatever flavour I happen to be craving at that particular moment. I am at odds with myself now if I go a weekend without a visit. Which is not to say I’ll start exhibiting symptoms of withdrawal like twitching if I don’t get my fix but I will certainly show signs of dissatisfaction like, you know, pouting. Going to David’s Tea is just too much fun – the window shopping (and of course real shopping when I do my hauls), the sampling, the adorable themes, sets and accessories, the cute chalkboard promos (see the Sick Kids one up top! This one was from two weeks ago) and the tea drinking. You should see my tea menu. So many scribbles and notes on all the teas I’ve drank so far, my favourites, my not-as-favourites, the teas I still need to try, the ones I’ve bought, possible ones my best friend would love, the ones my brother has tried and loved…yeah. It’s a scribbly mess and I love it.
So, I’ve been making my weekend/weekly jaunt to David’s Tea and enjoying the lusciousness that is their summer collection. I am SO in love with this collection and I’ve actually been trying it out for a few weeks now, knocking them down one by one. The summer packaging and accessories are so bright and punchy and fun (watermelons! pineapples! palm trees!) and the seasonal flavours are really great. I’ve tried 4 so far: Shooting Star Fruit, Just Peachy, Mango Fruit Punch and the June Flavour of the Month, Hot Tropic which I actually tried today (it tastes like a mango pina colada!) and my absolute fave is the Shooting Star Fruit with honourable nods and mentions for the Just Peachy and Hot Tropic for also being awesome.
You’d think things would get boring for me making a visit once a week but they truly don’t because there are constantly new things being introduced and a slightly different selection to drool over based on the location. It’s insane. Along with the slew of new summer seasonal stuff (including the iced teas, pitchers, steepers, mugs, teapots and pitcher packs), there’s the June Flavour of the Month, tea flavoured chocolate bars, end-of-the-school-year teacher’s set, fun new tea blends, and even tea biscuits and cookies by the box! I absolutely cannot wait until I make my actual summertime haul of goodies. Until then I’ll be happily drinking, scribbling, and scrapbooking away.