So now that you know how to make a “Bowl of Soul”, you can start getting super creative with your tea flavor combinations. Certain teas pair extremely well with the warmed soy milk and honey, others not so much. The teas I have the best success with thus far have been blends from DAVIDsTEA. Really guys, unlike any other tea you’ve ever dreamed of!
I was lucky enough to visit a DAVIDsTEA location in Chicago while on our trip back home from Michigan. I had heard of their tea a few weeks prior and just so happened to check their locations online. No such luck in Portland, which I can’t believe, but they had several in Illinois. So stoked!
The walls were lined, LINED with dozens upon dozens of tins of tea. It was utterly overwhelming. Especially since we were the only customers in the store when we walked in. We got so much great customer service that I literally sniff-tested every single darned one (except for most of the caffeinated ones). It was awesome. They’re separated into sections based on if they’re green, black, oolong, herbal, rooibos, white, mate, or pu’erh. I had the greatest gravitational pull toward the herbals, I won’t lie.
They gave us freshly brewed “tea samples of the day” but none of them really struck my fancy. Some of them were a bit too bitter for my liking. But I smelled a bunch I loved and it was really tough to not go overboard. My favorite one of all? Alpine Punch. I bought two packets of it. It has a great almond/coconut/rose flavor to it that pairs superbly in a Bowl of Soul. It has the perfect balance and hint of all the flavors, I can’t imagine wanting anything more out of a tea in soy milk and honey.
There are so many more I want to test out but I have to restrain myself! It’s so tempting to want them all. I’ll try to finish the ones I still have before I venture out to order more… honestly though, you don’t need to go to a store to find out which ones you really like best. Just go with your gut and the flavors you know you like most. And if you get stuck? Just refer to my little diagram at the top. They’re all lovely. You don’t be disappointed, I promise.