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drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
701 tasting notes

My fiance has the initital steep of Coconut Grove this morning, and I’m having the resteep now.

This tea is delicious. I love coconut, so I’m not surprised. The coconut and white tea clearly come through. It’s lovely.

A while ago I tried David’s straight white tea Bai Hao Yin Zhen and added shredded coconut from my cupboard and it tastes exactly the same. I’ll probably just save myself some money and do it that way :) Highly recommend.

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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This is delicious! The mint is very subtle, but clearly there. The accompanying ingredients make a great mix for this tea. I can taste the pineapple and the coconut. It’s nice that none of the ingredients are overwhelming. This tea works so well, and I can’t wait to try it chilled.

The best part was definitely my fiance, who HATES mint, tasted a sip of mine instead of his and exclaimed “This is my new staple! We need to get tins of it, now!” haha.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Shmiracles

Uh oh. If YOU like it this much I’m pretty sure I have to place an order today.

Aimee Popovacki

I got it iced, in store.. I really liked it.. although I got a tiny bit of agave in it (which I normally don’t), it definitely didn’t need it!

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drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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Yay I got the summer teas today!

Okay, so this one smells and tastes just like Mango Madness. The ingredients are almost identical as well. It’s a yummy tea, and I just put the second steep in the fridge because I think it will be much better chilled.

As far as mango taste, I’m not so sure. It has almost a carbonated feel to it. Regardless, it’s a tasty tea.

Kittenna

Hmm. I wonder how much this will taste like “Mango ‘n’ Friends”, a tea I’ve had from different companies in the past…

Aimee Popovacki

I loved the smell of this one… I wish I could drink it lol.. honestly, it smelled like one of the better ones of the summer collection.

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drank Mojito Raspberry Mint by Teaopia
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Thanks Aimee Popovacki for parting with a few cups of this for me :)

This is a lovely tea. Both the raspberry and mint are present. Neither are overwhelming and compliment one another nicely. I’m chilling a second steep in the fridge to try cold, but the hot tea is awesome. I’m sure it can only get better.

Update May 9/13: The second steep chilled is great, and I also had the third steep hot last night and that worked out wonderfully also!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
tattooed_tea

This is one of my favourites. I prefer it much more cold. And a splash of vodka in it is fabulous ;)
I may cry when my tin is empty

Aimee Popovacki

lol I’m glad you like this one.. I really find that it is awesome hot or cold.. its just such a versatile blend.. when its gone, I don’t think i’ll ever find one to replace it. :(

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Thanks teapot1 for sending me this :)

I don’t have a glass teapot, or any teapot for that matter. I make each cup separately in my mug so unfortunately I can’t appreciate the full beauty of this treasure.

I let it steep for 6 minutes, despite my intuition saying not to, just because it wasn’t opening! It still barely opened at all, just the very tips started to curl. Perhaps the resteep will yield better results in that area.

First few sips, I’m really not getting much flavour at all. Perhaps it needs to fully open to get the flavour out? That would make sense. Hmm. Perhaps I’ll put the infuser back in.

I let it steep for close to ten more minutes and still essentially no flavour. How unfortunate.

Lala

I found with my flowering teas, you need to use boiling water in order for them to fully open.

teapot1

Courtney, I also found this tea to be lacking in flavor…I thought that might just be me! I agree, unfortunate:(…

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This is lovely and spicy and sweet all in one. The mixture of cloves, cinnamon, and orange peel is nothing short of amazing. I’m so happy jessiwrites introduced me to Teaopia’s Market Spice which encouraged me to find more. This is such a great cup of tea. It seems holiday-like but it worked perfectly for my morning tea today.

My next trip to Vancouver I’ll be stocking up on this for sure.

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This is a lovely oolong tea. The pomegranate flavour is clearly there, but not overwhelming. The oolong base is lovely and comes through clearly. Overall a great balance between tea and flavour.

Thanks jessiwrites!

The second resteep is still quite flavourful. The pomegranate has diminished somewhat but the oolong base is still nice and strong.

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Thanks jessiwrites!

This is reminding me a lot of genmaicha. I’m getting a stronger taste but I like it :)

Resteep is pretty good, still flavourful.

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Thanks Sil for swapping this with me :)

Another honeybush I’m enjoying. The flavouring seems pretty subtle. I’m getting some rhubarb tartness but I’m not so sure how much strawberry I’m tasting. Either way I’m enjoying the taste of honeybush haha!

Perhaps I don’t have enough experience with honeybush quite yet to make nay major distinctions between the flavours.

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This one is nicely done. Most certainly chocolate and green tea with a hint of cinnamon. I enjoyed this and once I’m back home I’ll have to try the resteep.

I wouldn’t necessarily re-order, only because Cocoa Canela is similar and the mate seems to work a little better with the chocolate than does the green tea. Overall a tasty tea.

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), science, travel, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

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Canada

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