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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Grape Expectations by DAVIDsTEA
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This was actually the only tea from the Spring line that I tried. I love it. I’m generally less of a fan of green teas because I find they are grassy and irritate my throat, but this one is just divine. It’s so sweet and juicy and flavorful. Additionally, the quality of the leaves is superior to many of the other green’s I’ve tried from David’s. The tea doesn’t bother my throat, and goes down very easy. I should really try this iced, I’ve only had it hot so far.
I actually just managed to snag another small tin of this at David’s today even though it’s been discontinued for a couple months, so if it doesn’t come back next year I’ll have my fix. =)

Flavors: Fruity, Grapes

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drank Magic Dragon by DAVIDsTEA
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This blend smelled sickly sweet to me in the store, but the boyfriend wanted to try some, so we came home with a sample. To me this tastes an awful lot like the Shooting Starfruit tea when iced, but without the weird bitterness that I had. Which means I generally like it. I’m pretty sure he didn’t make it strong enough, but after the first couple sips I started to really enjoy it. I don’t think I’d reach for this on my own, but if the bf was having a glass i’d ask for one too.

Flavors: Fruity

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drank Sangria by DAVIDsTEA
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This was one of the teas I was most interested in trying from my new summer collection. The smell in the store is what got me. I wouldn’t say it smelled delicious, but it smelled INTERESTING, and unique and awesome and I just had to have it. My boyfriend took one whiff and wouldn’t go near it with a 10 foot pole…

So when I made it at home, I made it iced. Initially, I really loved it! It tasted very sophisticated and grown up to me. I made a huge glass of it though, and sipped on it throughout the afternoon. I found by the end I was really not wanting to finish it. I think it was the hibiscus. It just seemed to taste more and more bitter, even though it wasn’t continually steeped. I think I just have to have this one in smaller amounts, and next time I’ll try sweetening it and see what I think of that.

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drank Watermelon Mint by DAVIDsTEA
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I managed to resist going into a David’s to check out the summer collection for a few weeks at least.

Last time I was in I’d signed up for their rewards program so I had a free tea coupon. I had the very nice sales girl make me a cup of this iced. I opted to have it plain with no sweetener.

Holy wow was this ever delicious! I was sharing this with my boyfriend but after he had a sip I almost didn’t get it back. This was also the first ever iced tea I’ve had freshly prepared like this, and let me tell you, I’m completely sold on the whole concept. I bought the whole summer collection and I’ve been working my way through them since!

At the store this was super fruity and I didn’t taste the mint at all. When I made it at home, while it was steeping hot all I could smell was mint! It was crazy! Once iced, the mintiness diminished but it was still there. Still delicious. Love this tea.

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drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve decided I love this tea. I know before I was hesitant on the liquorice, but I’ve decided I quite like it! I’m interested to try some other liquorice teas and see what I think. I do love the chocolate nut flavour of this tea. I am not sure if I’d like a less chocolaty liquorice tea! I’m considering going back in and stocking up before this tea leaves in the spring. Haha..tea leaves..

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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This is only pu erh I have in my cupboard. I don’t think I would have liked this a couple months ago but I do! The smell is off putting but the taste is earthy and refined. I don’t really get chocolate but I do taste the orange in there.

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I picked this up as part of my haul at the ottawa tea festival today, and decided it would be my first cup!

I was so intrigued by the smell of this (like mint mixed with hot cinnamon hearts), but was a bit worried about how it would taste. I did notice the leaves were larger than what I’m used to (as a tea newbie most of my teas come from David’s tea).

I’m happy to say this tea delivered! It was frankly one of the best black teas I’ve ever had. It was smooth and minty, and surprisingly not spicy like it smells.
I’m very excited to try the other tea I bought from here, and to visit this shop as soon as i can justify it!!

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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m sure I’ve had this before, but I’ve forgotten to log quite a few on steepster so here goes.

Love the smell of this! Smells like apple pie and homeyness. I’m making it tonight as an evening tea. I love how the spices blend with the floral notes, it creates a very “nice” smell in my entire computer room.

It doesn’t taste as strongly as it smells, but I think that’s a good thing. If I wanted a cup of hot apple cider, I’d make that instead. The spices definitely aren’t very strong at all in the taste. I’m having trouble distinguishing what it actually DOES taste like. It tastes like.. a hot beverage? I get a subtle floral and spice aftertaste. It’s overall just a great evening cup of tea, good for trying to get a little more work done before bed. =)

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drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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The smell of this up close kindof reminds me of.. like a muddy rainy lawn. Like wet vegetation. But, from farther away, just having the mug on my desk, it smells much sweeter and more appetizing. So far, two coworkers have come by my desk to determine the source of the heavenly “baking” smell in the office. =p

This is definitely a black tea, but the chocolate comes through towards the end of the sip. The peppercorns come through similar to Read My Lips. Not so much as “spicy hot”, but more as adding depth to the flavour. I would almost describe it as “tasting warm”? If that’s a thing? As the cup cools, the tea base is taking more of a back seat to the flavourings, which I don’t mind that much (I’m more of a fan of herbals and rooibos drinks).

I would not call this a “sweet” tea, despite the chocolate notes. It does have nice depth of flavour though. And, despite coworkers telling me otherwise, the smell just is a bit “wet cut grass” for my tastes.

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Just getting into Teas! Hoping to use this site as a way to keep track of all the ones I try, and whether I like them or not!

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