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I bought this beauty today at DT! I think I’d have gotten it even if it didn’t glow in the dark; that’s just an added bonus that makes it even cooler! And of course when I got home today I had to christen it.

I was so excited to make something in it that I even missed the fact there was a sticker in the mug, so I drank most of my tea with the little sticker half stuck to the bottom of the mug. Welp.

Here’s what it says though: “Hand wash only with mild detergent – no abrasive sponges. Do not soak. Do not microwave.” I feel like it’s important to post that info here for anyone considering buying this one. Personally, no big deal for me. I typically hand wash my mugs anyway because I do a better more thorough job that the dishwasher does. And obviously the extra precautions are needed because of the glow in the dark stuff on the mug. I bet if you didn’t care about it glowing it wouldn’t matter, though.

And speaking of the glow in the dark aspect; it actually legitimately does glow in the dark. Tyrell didn’t believe me, and I was curious to actually see it glow, so we shut off all the lights to check it out. It glows bright. Like, not subtle glowing but “for realsies” glow in the dark. Definitely very cool.

Other things to note: my only other perfect mug is the glass one with frosted octopus tentacle on the side, and compared to that one this one seems much more structurally sound and has thicker sides and a thicker handle. And the red is beautiful and vibrant; as an added bonus it also matches the colour scheme of my other dishes and the plain set of mugs I’ve had since moving in.

I feel like this mug and I will be very happy together.

mj

LOL @ that last line

Frolic

I don’t know if I like that design but I hope they continue to make cool cups like the heat sensitive ones and glow in the dark. One day there will finally be one that catches my fancy.

ashmanra

At least it didn’t say, “Do not lick sticker, extremely toxic.” Sounds like a really cool mug. :)

OMGsrsly

I thought that mug was SO CUTE! Tempting, but I have 2 octopuses I’m very happy with. Ahem.

Roswell Strange

I have an Octopus too (but I was drawn in by the frosty glass one…) as well as the Pineapple bubble mugs! And then non DT stuff like Peekaboo Giraffe, All My Friends are Dead Dinosaur, and my Poppy Adeline infuser mug (such a beauty!)… Slowly but surely I’ll replace all my boring mugs with an array of fancy ones!

TheTeaFairy

I do that also Roswell, every time I buy a new fun mug, I get rid of a boring one…you seem to have an awesome collection :-)

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mj

LOL @ that last line

Frolic

I don’t know if I like that design but I hope they continue to make cool cups like the heat sensitive ones and glow in the dark. One day there will finally be one that catches my fancy.

ashmanra

At least it didn’t say, “Do not lick sticker, extremely toxic.” Sounds like a really cool mug. :)

OMGsrsly

I thought that mug was SO CUTE! Tempting, but I have 2 octopuses I’m very happy with. Ahem.

Roswell Strange

I have an Octopus too (but I was drawn in by the frosty glass one…) as well as the Pineapple bubble mugs! And then non DT stuff like Peekaboo Giraffe, All My Friends are Dead Dinosaur, and my Poppy Adeline infuser mug (such a beauty!)… Slowly but surely I’ll replace all my boring mugs with an array of fancy ones!

TheTeaFairy

I do that also Roswell, every time I buy a new fun mug, I get rid of a boring one…you seem to have an awesome collection :-)

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Hello! My name is Kelly, though many people in the tea community call me Ros or Roswell.

I am a twenty five year old proudly queer tea addict, blogger, and all around tea geek. I grew up in the Prairies, but a few years ago I relocated to Quebec to pursue a career with DAVIDsTEA in the tea industry! I’m still working on getting my French language skills down…

My first introduction to tea, in any form outside of instant and bottled iced tea, was about seven years ago when I happened to stumble upon DAVIDsTEA while looking for a birthday present for a friend! I tried their Birthday Cake rooibos blend, and I’ve been hooked on tea ever since! In those seven years; I was introduced to the online tea community, expanded my interest in flavoured teas to include a deep love and appreciation for straight teas and traditional brewing methods, got a tea themed tattoo, started reviewing teas, amassed a sizable tea and teaware collection, became a TAC certified Tea Sommelier, & even came full circle by beginning a career in the tea industry with DAVIDsTEA!

I consider myself a Jack of all Teas, and strive to have a knowledge and appreciation of all tea types, formats, and styles of drinking. I don’t like to feel boxed in to just being a “flavoured tea” or “straight tea” drinker – my expectations may vary depending on the type of tea or how it’s been processed/prepared but if it’s good tea, it’s good tea no matter how it’s been made!

You name it, I probably drink it- and I’ll absolutely try anything at least once.

My default method of preperation is hot, Western style, and straight – but I’m not opposed to additions if I’m in the right mood. If I ever add something to a tea or use a different method of preparation I will ALWAYS call it out in the tasting note though.

I like to listen to music when drinking tea, especially when I’m brewing a large pot at a time or steeping Gongfu. Often I curate very intentional tea and music pairings, and sometimes I share them here in my tasting reviews. Music is something that I find can deeply affect the experience of having tea.

Favourite flavour notes/ingredients: Pear, lychee, cranberry, cream, melon, pineapple, malt, roasty, petrichor, sweet potato, heady florals like rose, hazelnut or walnut, sesame, honey (in moderation), and very woody shou.

Least favourite flavour notes/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, strongly spiced profiles (and most Chai in general), mushrooms, seaweed, chamomile, stevia, saltiness or anything that reminds me too much of meat that isn’t supposed to taste like meat…

Currently exploring/obsessed with: Sheng from Yiwu, Yancha (Qilan in particular), anything with a strong sweet potato note. Also, I need to try ALL the root beer teas! Searching for a really good caramel flavoured blend, ideally with a black tea base.

Please contact me at the instagram account listed below if you would like me to review your teas.

Currently I’m employed in the tea department of the DAVIDsTEA head office. While I’m still sharing my own personal thoughts on new & existing DAVIDsTEA blends, I am no longer numerically rating them due to the obvious conflict of interest. Any comments expressed are a reflection of my own thoughts and opinions, and do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of the company. Any DAVIDsTEA blends you currently see with a numeric score were reviewed prior to my being hired there and have not been adjusted since becoming a DAVIDsTEA employee.

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