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Tea lovers! David’s Tea-romance & spice coming your way!

I love David’s Tea and swear by several different types that will be a permanent fixture in my cupboard (just in case you want to know what teas those are: Le Digestif, Organic Cold 911, and Mother’s little helper). I received an email in my inbox that I wanted to share with you regarding some new tea, a tea that’s being brought back, and a new product.
*Please note-I have not received any products from David’s Tea.*

New Tea- The Spice is Right!

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Using a green tea base instead of the traditional black tea adds an unexpected hint of freshness that pairs perfectly with spicy cinnamon, cloves, hot chili peppers and sweet orange peel. It’s just so warm and comforting at this time of the year.  This is a great time to enjoy citrus fruits, as oranges are ‘in-season’ in Florida.  Oranges are also considered to represent luck and wealth (Happy Belated Chinese New Year everyone).  In other cultures, the orange is considered a symbol of fertility and seduction, shared between new couples to help love blossom. Oranges were even supposedly given as a wedding gift between the Roman gods Juno and Jupiter. Could there be a better Valentine’s Day gift?

Bringing it back-Cherry Blossom

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This tea was from a collection in 2010 and disappeared from shelves too quickly if you ask me.  It’s made up of white and green tea, cherries, coconut and rosebuds, it’s lightly fruity, subtly floral and incredibly romantic.  Apparently it’s coming back but may disappear again-just like the Disney movies we all know and love.  I hope David’s decides to keep this one-I’ll definitely be picking it up.

 

New product-tea flavored chocolates

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These make me so curious I am going to have to try them. David’s Tea has teamed up with a Montreal based Chocolatier to make chocolate bars flavored with their actual loose leaf teas.  Interesting, don’t you think? Flavors available include:  Dark Chocolate with Hot Lips, Dark Cocolate with Cream of Earl Grey, Milk Chocolate with Coco Chai Rooibos and White Chocolate with Matcha Matsu. I want them all.

 

See anything that’s tempting your taste buds?  What would you like to try? Tell me in the comments below!   I’ll be a tea-sampling fool every time I pass by!

David’s Tea is a Canadian company-but you can also find them online (yes they have an online store!).  Check online to find a location near you!

 

 

 

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*This post describes product samples sent for review.  Opinions are my own and I am not compensated for writing this post*

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….I won’t lie to you and tell you my skin always behaves because it does NOT.  Especially when I choose to indulge in treats or go through the hormonal days of being a woman.  There are many many ways to treat skin that ‘acts out’ and I’ve talked about several of them.  However, what if you want to treat your skin a little bit more naturally?

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From the Blue House with Love- Green Tea, Lime & Lemongrass natural, handmade soap.

I am not a fan of soap.

When I think of soap, I think of the bars that were dried up and broken into little pieces in the shower.  I would only use bar soap when I was out of my softly scented, luxurious body wash-and would curse it later as I scratched my itchy post-soap skin.

So when my b-i-l gave me these two bars of soap as a gift, I wasn’t overwhelmed with joy about using them.  He mentioned that he knew the person that made the soap-and that she was local, so I thought I would give them a try.

My 2 lovely soaps "From the Blue House with Love"

The soap that I decided to try was the Green Tea, Lime & Lemongrass. It’s a decent piece of soap with a light fragrance that is quite pleasant!

A huge plus for me is the list of ingredients:

A giant PLUS-I can pronounce the ingredients and know what they are!

So I did use the soap this morning and I was pleased with the results! The soap lathered up nicely and wasn’t heavily fragranced.  It rinsed off easily and didn’t leave my skin dry and itchy.  I like that there are 4 different types of oils in the soap AND essential oils!

I stand corrected-a gift I thought I would never used is now in its own soap dish ready for the morning shower!  Good stuff

Check out From the Blue House here.

Are you a soap user-what are your impressions of soap?

Have you ever tried hand-poured soap?