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David, I Cheated on You

November 27, 2012 | Review, Tea | 94 Comments

It's true. I cheated on David.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I payed a visit to Teavana on the weekend.

I'm not going to lie, I loved it. However, David will always have a special place in my heart…

Both company's create unique blends of loose tea; however, DAVIDsTEA is a Canadian-based company while Teavana's first location opened in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Quite a few of you seemed to be quite excited when I spoke about Teavana yesterday, as it is easier for some of my US readers to get Teavana products than DAVIDsTEA. 

Well, you're in luck! I am overly happy to tell you that I am going to begin reviewing Teavana teas, as well as DAVIDsTEA's, and

Host a Teavana giveaway! :)

Today I will be reviewing three teas in which Teavana provided me to "taste test" and review on my blog. Then you will have a chance to enter the giveaway by doing the following:

1. Subscribe to my blog

2. Like my Facebook Page

3. Follow me on Twitter

4. Tweet about the giveaway while including this link http://adashofmeg.com/2012/11/27/david-i-cheated-on-you/, my Twitter handle, @adashofmeg, and Teavana's Twitter handle, @TEAVANA

For each of the above tasks, please leave a comment in the comment section below this post telling me which tasks you have completed. You can leave a separate comment for each task to receive four different entries into the giveaway! 

This giveaway will close Monday December 3rd, 2012 at 12:00 am EST. So, your last day to enter the giveaway is Sunday and the winner will be announced on December 3rd in my Marvelous Monday post! :) 

When the winner is announced, I will ask them to contact me via email. They will be able to pick one tea from all of their teas available on their website, so feel free to start browsing 😉 
The tea will then be shipped to you in a big tin, so you can enjoy it over and over again! :)

Great way to start the week, huh? 😉 

Now, let's get reviewing these delicious teas! 

My Morning Mate

My Morning Mate is a mate tea intended to be used to "kick start your day" in place of a cup of coffee. The ingredients within this tea are:

Mate tea, red rooibos tea, black tea, cocoa kernels, carob bits, citrus peels, chocolate pieces, almond, pistachio nuts, coriander, cactus blossoms, hazelnut croquant, sunflower petals, flavoring (chocolate, hazelnut, cream, coffee, caramel, almond, cinnamon, macadamia croquant, pepper, safflower petals, cornflower petals.

I was really excited to try this tea, especially when I saw it contained a variety of different nut flavours; however, I was quite disappointed. Despite it's lovely smell, it tasted quite artificial to me, which isn't totally surprising after looking at the ingredient list – there are quite a few different flavourings used. 

Overall, it was a chocolatey-tasting black tea with fake nutty tones. I couldn't see myself enjoying a cup of this tea on a regular basis, so I donated the 50 gram bag to my boyfriend. He seems to enjoy it in the morning instead of his regular coffee. So, if you're a coffee person and need that caffeine boost in the morning, maybe this tea is for you!

Jinja Citrus Twist Green Tea

I was able to choose the three teas in which I got to taste test. Without a doubt, I was bound to choose a tea with ginger in it – my absolute favourite! 

This tea smells gingery, but has bright citrus tones, as well. It's like a combination of one of my favourite teas from DAVDsTEA, Organic Pu'erh Ginger and something sweet and citrusy! I love it! 

The ingredients in this tea are: Green tea, apple pieces, citrus peels, ginger, hibiscus flowers, lemon flavoring, orange juice bits.

You definitely need to enjoy the taste of ginger to like this tea, so if you're like me and ginger is your thing – you'll love this tea just like me! :)

Citrus Lavender Sage Herbal Tea

Since I chose two teas with caffeine already, I decided to go with a herbal caffeine-free tea for my third review. 

This tea is wonderful. The smell alone is amazing. It reminds me of something from my childhood, but I cannot put my finger on it. It has a boldly sweet citrus smell and contains the following ingredients: Candied pineapple pieces, (pineapple, sugar), sea buckthorn berries, citrus slices, orange juice bits, flavoring (pineapple, tangerine, orange, grapefruit, lemon), pineapple chips, apple slices, lavender blossoms, sage. 

The most prominent flavour is definitely pineapple, but you can also pick out other types of fruit such as orange and apple, too. Even though it is a citrus and fruity tea, it is not tangy like most fruit teas. It's very smooth, which is why I think I like it so much. I hate tangy bitter fruit teas. 

I have to say, this is my over all favourite of the three teas! So, if you're looking for an amazing caffeine-free tea, I definitely recommend trying this blend! :) 

Now, let the giveaway begin! :) 

Have a great day friends and good luck with the giveaway! May the biggest tea enthusiast win 😉 

Did you enjoy these tea reviews?

Have you tried any of the teas above?

Love always,

Meg xo


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94 Comments

  1. Reply

    Janel

    November 27, 2012

    I loooove teavana! I tweeted this!

  2. Reply

    Nina

    November 27, 2012

    I have never tried a tea with chocolate, and I would like to try it, but I am not sure I'd like it. I subscribed to your blog :)

  3. Reply

    Nina

    November 27, 2012

    I now also follw you on Twitter!

  4. Reply

    Nina

    November 27, 2012

    Just tweeted about the giveaway.

  5. Reply

    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    November 27, 2012

    I get your RSS feed :) 

  6. Reply

    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    November 27, 2012

    I'm a Twitter follower 

  7. Reply

    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    November 27, 2012

    I "Like" your FB page <3

  8. Reply

    Lauren

    November 27, 2012

    I subscribed!

  9. Reply

    Lauren

    November 27, 2012

    I liked you fb page :) 

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    Lauren

    November 27, 2012

    And I follow you on twitter! This giveaway rocks girl :)

  11. Reply

    Jo @ LivingMintGreen

    November 27, 2012

    Hahaha I cheated on Davids with Teavana over the weekend too! It was my first experience there. I sampled a chai blend which was WAY too sweet. My Morning Mate & Citrust Lavender sound incredible! 

  12. Reply

    Becki

    November 27, 2012

    Oh man, I love tea!

     

    I subscribe to your blog via Google reader. :-)

  13. Reply

    Becki

    November 27, 2012

    I liked you on facebook! Can't believe I hadn't yet, oops. 

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    Becki

    November 27, 2012

    I follow you on Twitter.

  15. Reply

    Ashley Greiner

    November 27, 2012

    I follow you on twitter!

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    Ashley Greiner

    November 27, 2012

    I liked you on facebook!

     

  17. Reply

    Ashley Greiner

    November 27, 2012

    I subscribed!

  18. Reply

    Ashley Greiner

    November 27, 2012

    I tweeted!

  19. Reply

    Laurel C

    November 27, 2012

    I subscribe!

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    Laurel C

    November 27, 2012

    I follow you on twitter too!

  21. Reply

    Laurel C

    November 27, 2012

    I also like your Facebook page!

  22. Reply

    EverdayLivingPNW

    November 27, 2012

    Liked your facebook page…

  23. Reply

    Nicole @WholeHealthRD

    November 27, 2012

    Beautiful blog! I retweeted and followed you on twitter.

  24. Reply

    MEghan@TheMeghamix

    November 27, 2012

    I tweeted about the giveaway!  The morning tea sounds incredible.

  25. Reply

    Ashley

    November 27, 2012

    I follow you on twitter. 

  26. Reply

    Ashley

    November 27, 2012

    I am subscribe to your blog 

  27. Reply

    Linz @ Itz Linz

    November 27, 2012

    i subscribed!

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    Linz @ Itz Linz

    November 27, 2012

    i like (LOVE) you on facebook!

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    Linz @ Itz Linz

    November 27, 2012

    I follow you on Twitter! (@ItzLinz – like you didn't know!) 😉

  30. Reply

    Emily

    November 27, 2012

    I already follow you on Twitter! :)

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    Emily

    November 27, 2012

    I like your FB page!

  32. Reply

    Nicki

    November 27, 2012

    I subscribe to your blog…and love it!!!

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    bravehannah

    November 27, 2012

    I like your facebook page:)

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    bravehannah

    November 27, 2012

    I tweeted about this giveaway!

     

     

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    bravehannah

    November 27, 2012

    Teavana is great:)  I have a few things from them on my Christmas list:)

    I subscribe to  your blog.

  36. Reply

    Caitlin

    November 27, 2012

    I already follow you on Twitter! le duhhh

  37. Reply

    Caitlin

    November 27, 2012

    I already like your FB page!

  38. Reply

    Andrea @ Vegvacious

    November 27, 2012

    I'm a true tea lover – especially during the cold Canadian winter!! Awesome giveaway! I tweeted :)

  39. Reply

    Andrea @ Vegvacious

    November 27, 2012

    I subscribed to your blog!

  40. Reply

    Kammie

    November 27, 2012

    I already am subscribed to your blog through my Google Reader :)

  41. Reply

    Kammie

    November 27, 2012

    Just liked your FB page – ps. the link you posted for your FB page does not work

  42. Reply

    Kammie

    November 27, 2012

    Already follow you on Twitter

  43. Reply

    Lisa

    November 27, 2012

    I haven't tried teavana yet! Probably because I'm a David's fan, but I'd be willing to make a switch:) I obviously subscribe 

  44. Reply

    Lisa

    November 27, 2012

    Follow you on twitter.

  45. Reply

    Brittney

    November 27, 2012

    I subscribed to your blog!!

  46. Reply

    Brittney

    November 27, 2012

    I've liked your Facebook page

  47. Reply

    Brittney

    November 27, 2012

    Following you on Twitter

  48. Reply

    Brittney

    November 27, 2012

    Tweeted about the giveaway!!

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    Grether @ College&Cardio

    November 27, 2012

    Already a fb fan 😉 

    I'm glad you tried the Mate tea but sorry you didn't enjoy it :(  That one is my absolute FAVE! I like to mix in some almond milk and it makes it taste alot yummier! 

    xoxo, Grether 

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    Holly Viaene

    November 27, 2012

    I liked you on facebook!

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    Holly Viaene

    November 27, 2012

    I follow you on twitter!

  52. Reply

    Holly Viaene

    November 27, 2012

     I tweeted at you!

  53. Reply

    Holly Viaene

    November 27, 2012

    I subscribed to your blog!

  54. Reply

    Alyssa

    November 27, 2012

    I love tea! My friend and I started doing Tea Tuesday and every week we'd meet at a different tea place. She moved about an hour away so now we have a Skype version of tea Tuesday! I subscribed to your blog!

  55. Reply

    Alyssa

    November 27, 2012

    I also follow you on Facebook!

  56. Reply

    TorontoRunner

    November 27, 2012

    ooooh You're a David's Tea fan! I have one very close to where I live, it's fantastic! I went for the first time a few weeks ago(I'm really not a tea drinker). Impressed!

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    sprint2thetable

    November 27, 2012

    Hooray for Atlanta-based companies!  I go to their local store in the mall – they always give out free sample.  But did you hear Starbucks just bought Tevana?

  58. Reply

    alek

    November 27, 2012

    i follow

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    alek

    November 27, 2012

    i liked

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    Haylee

    November 27, 2012

    Subscribed to your blog via email!

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    Haylee

    November 27, 2012

    Follow you on twitter @hayleemariex

  62. Reply

    You are the PERFECT person to review their teas!

  63. Reply

    Linz @ Itz Linz

    November 27, 2012

    Tweeted!

  64. Reply

    Alexandra

    November 27, 2012

    I followed you on twitter! (don't know why i wasn't following you already…lol)

  65. Reply

    Alexandra

    November 27, 2012

    I tweeted about your giveaway!

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    Alexandra

    November 27, 2012

    Liked you on FB

  67. Reply

    I forgive you for cheating on David. 😉 All of these look delicious! And I follow you on Twitter!

  68. Reply

    We have a teavana in my home town. My mom bought me my morning mate while I was home last. And I love the citrus sage one. Very unqiue. I have been cheating on david with harney and sons and some tj's candy cane lane recently. It's funny how you feel like you are cheating on companies you are loyal to. Whenever I eat another brand of yogurt besides Chobani, I feel so guilty. Luckily, this is a rare occasion but sometimes fage is on sale, or I am already at TJ's, or I do enjoy Siggi's Icelandic from time to time (much less sugar in the flavored).

    Great review by the way!

  69. Reply

    I liked your fb page – can't believe I didn't already!

     

  70. Reply

    follow you on twitter already :)

  71. Reply

    Health, Love, and Chocolate

    November 27, 2012

    I like you on Facebook! 

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    Sara @ Nourish and Flourish

    November 28, 2012

    Oh, sis! How could you?!?! I promise not to tell David. 😉

    The Jinja Citrus Twist sounds like something I'd LOVE, as does the Citrus Lavender Sage. Yum!

    I like your Facebook page! (Duh!) <3

  73. Reply

    Sara @ Nourish and Flourish

    November 28, 2012

    Aaand I'm following you on Twitter, of course! :)

  74. Reply

    Sarah

    November 28, 2012

    Just liked you on Facebook and subscribed to your blog! I just got a job at David's Tea but have 2 kinds of Teavana, so I know what ya mean by "cheating on David!" Hahaha! Teavana is good, though. But David totally owns my heart with their crazy crazy flavors. :)

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    Julie F

    November 28, 2012

    I love Teavana. One of the best is to use the raspberry riot lemon mate & make it into iced tea. (Not now though). I should order some David's Tea online.

  77. Reply

    Julie F

    November 28, 2012

    PS I already follow you on FB & subscribe to the blog.

  78. Reply

    I love Teavana! I was just there over the weekend. The samples are so good, and I am in loooooooove with their iced tea. David is not going to be happy. 😉

  79. Reply

    peaceloveandoats

    November 28, 2012

    I like your facebook page! 

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    peaceloveandoats

    November 28, 2012

    I follow you on twitter! 

  81. Reply

    peaceloveandoats

    November 28, 2012

    I tweeted! 

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    Brittany@twosaucysisters

    November 28, 2012

    They all sound so delicious!

    We already liked you on facebook a million years ago- does that count? 😛

  83. Reply

    Brittany@twosaucysisters

    November 28, 2012

    Aaaannd we already follow you on Twitter- does that count too?

     

  84. Reply

    Brittany@twosaucysisters

    November 28, 2012

    We can't believe we hadn't subsrcribed to your blog yet- what were we thinking??  Rest assured the problem has been rectified :)

  85. Reply

    Brittany@twosaucysisters

    November 28, 2012

    And last but not least, we've tweeted about your giveaway- wish us luck! :)

  86. Reply

    Megan

    November 28, 2012

    I subscribed! :)

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    Irina @ Chocolatea Time

    December 2, 2012

    I adore Teavanna! I follow you on Twitter :)

  89. Reply

    Irina @ Chocolatea Time

    December 2, 2012

    I tweeted!

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    Irina @ Chocolatea Time

    December 2, 2012

    Facebook liked!

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    Katie

    December 18, 2012

    I'm so glad you ventured to the other side :) I'm a Teavana addict,love! 


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