The 24 Days of Candies and Tea – S12E04

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It’s that yearly time on the final month of the year. It’s the popular advent calendars in the form of DAVIDsTEA and Squish Candy. Squish Candy has opened a location in Rideau Centre for several months and it’s been a great convenience in getting the 24 Days of Candy. DAVIDsTEA offered their hot selling 24 Days of Tea in late October. It used to be released on November.

Here’s the list of the advents calendars. They will be updated for the 24 days.
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The 24 Days of Tea, 2014 Edition – S10E10

24 Days of Tea, 2014

It’s back again for another year and the advent tea calendar completely sold out when it was released last month at DAVIDsTEA.

Liking the colour for the box packaging this year and there’s some good selections and returning favourites for the teas.

As you remember from last year, I kept an update on what tea would be revealed on the certain day. Be sure to keep checking this entry as well as adding a link from Instagram. It will be until December 24th, Christmas Eve.

Enjoy the reveal!
Last thing, the falling snow is back again on WordPress.


The 24 Days of Tea List
December 1: Forever Nuts [LINK]
December 2: Organic Vanilla Chai [LINK]
December 3: Quangzhou Milk Oolong [LINK]
December 4: Pink Flamingo [LINK]
December 5: Detox [LINK]
December 6: Coco Chai Rooibos [LINK]
December 7: English Breakfast [LINK]
December 8: Cocomint Cream [LINK]
December 9: Genmaicha [LINK]
December 10: Bubbie’s Baklava [LINK}
December 11: Mother’s Little Helper [LINK]
December 12: Crème Caramel Rooibos [LINK]
December 13: Read My Lips [LINK]
December 14: Sugar Plum Forest [LINK]
December 15: Buddha’s Blend [LINK]
December 16: Main Squeeze [LINK]
December 17: Organic Peppermint Amour [LINK]
December 18: Organic Silk Dragon Jasmine [LINK]
December 19: Organic Cream of Earl Grey [LINK]
December 20: Apple Custard [LINK]
December 21: Lime Gelato [LINK]
December 22: Sleigh Ride [LINK]
December 23: Eggnog [LINK]
December 24: Santa’s Secret [LINK]
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The DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea Giveaway [Done] – S09E9.5

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Contest is finish but this post will be updating the days of the 24 teas.
Posting this again. I just want to remind certain people who reads this blog and whom I contacted through Twitter that I am doing this holiday giveaway. I noticed people missed out on the 24 Days of Tea by DAVIDsTEA. It’s their third year that the company released this hot item. The value is $34.50.
I’m doing this giveaway only in the Ottawa area for those who want this wonderful festive gift.
You have until Sunday, November 24th to enter this contest and I have to make sure I can give it to you before December 1st. The 24 Days of Tea is an advent calendar, just like the chocolate kinds.

List of the 24 Days of Tea starting December 1st
White Chocolate Frost – December 1st
Alpine Punch – December 2nd
Blueberry Jam – December 3rd
Forever Nuts – December 4th
Stormy Night – December 5th
Genmaicha – December 6th
Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait – December 7th
Mango Madness – December 8th
Silk Dragon Jasmine – December 9th
Coffee Cake – December 10th
Mother’s Little Helper – December 11th
Kokomo Green – December 12th
Glitter & Gold – December 13th
Cinnamon Rooibos Chai– December 14th
English Breakfast – December 15th
Main Squeeze – December 16th
Cream of Earl Grey – December 17th
Buddha’s Blend – December 18th
Read My Lips – December 19th
Vanilla Orchid – December 20th
Chocolate Orange – December 21st
Sleigh Ride – December 22nd
Gingerbread – December 23rd
Santa’s Secret – December 24th

How to Enter
All you have to do is tweet me at @wildworks and @DAVIDsTEA about your favourite Winter/holiday tea. If you don’t have Twitter, you can leave a comment here. I will be drawing the winner on the November 25th radio show at CKCU-FM.
Good luck entering!

The 24 Days of Tea – S09E07

24 Days of Tea Grid Lens
I know it’s November and Christmas decorations are slowly being displayed at malls. I missed out last year as DAVIDsTEA released their 24 Days of Tea at their retail stores and online. This year is no exception as I decided to get a head start in purchasing this hot seller in time of the holiday season. I like the design and lovely colour to the 24 days of tea. There’s a magnetic to keep the box closed. I’m glad I got a chance to get it as I missed out on the 2012 edition advent calendar.
It’s definitely worth the $34.50 as it brings on the holiday spirit.

As for the days the teas are set and I’m not cheating or peeking (as the box says), here’s the list for the 2013 edition of 24 Days of Tea; Continue reading

Hong Kong Milk Tea & The Radio Show – S08E43

Hong Kong Milk Tea Frame

I was a bit stumped in writing something as I haven’t had any music interviews for the past month. Instead, I decided to blog about making Hong Kong Milk Tea as DAVIDsTEA came out with a recipe to making Hong Kong Milk Tea. It caught my attention as I like things about Hong Kong.
I decided to buy Kenyan Tinderet and didn’t expect to see the tea leaves looking like coffee. Worse part was not getting sweetened condensed milk until later in the night as I walked to the supermarket and bought one. It costed around three dollars as I’m not too familiar with it.

Onto making the tea, I boiled one litre of hot water (95 degrees Celsius) and added four spoonfuls of Kenyan Tinderet in a teapot. I didn’t use a pitcher as it got used for storing water. Later, I put 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk. I didn’t know it was gooey and sticky compared to liquid-y condensed milk. Mixed it together on a cup and measuring cup due to not using a pitcher (photo shown above). Added ice and it was done. The silly part was drinking from the measuring cup.

The verdict: It tasted sweet and nice. There was hint that you’re not really drinking tea. On their website, it mentioned “light honey” and I did felt a bit of a slight honey taste. Another thing that I was reminded of drinking Vitasoy.
Overall, a nice drink but had a complicated time in making due to not using a pitcher. I’ll definitely make another drink again.

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