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drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
716 tasting notes

This one smells quite almond-y dry, though now that it’s steeped I’m getting a scent of…pencil lead? That can’t be right. Perhaps weapon is the key word here.

The taste is not so bad. But I’m finding it difficult to get past that bizarre scent. I go to take a sip and all I can smell is pencil lead. What’s up with that? May be a deal-breaker Secret Weapon.


haha pencil lead! that sounds about right.
Secret Weapon and i do not get along. no way.
i didn’t even like the scent of the tea dry. needless to say we’re no longer on speaking tearms.


Haha yeah what a bizarre scent. I kept smelling it because I thought I must be crazy. Yep the rest is going to the girls at the yoga studio for our tea party tomorrow haha.

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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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For all the floral going on here it smells an awful like like apple pie.

So it does taste like apple pie as well, but with a hint of floral at the end of the sip. I enjoy the apple pie taste but not so much the floral. However, I thought this was going to be all floral (and I have determined I do not care for floral teas) so I’m excited it tastes like apple pie at all :)

The fiance said it tastes like cinnamon. He said he didn’t taste apple at all and it’s only because ours minds are trained to pair apples with cinnamon that I tasted apples. I still think it tastes like apple pie.

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drank Gyokuro by DAVIDsTEA
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Well this smells…interesting. Like something from the sea. But not like ocean air, which I love. Something else from the sea, that doesn’t really smell all that great. I didn’t get that at all in the dry scent, only once it steeped.

Yep it tastes like something seafood-like as well. And despite growing up next to the ocean my entire life, I do NOT like seafood.

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drank Sweet Strawberry by DAVIDsTEA
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This one smelled pretty good dry, but steeped it smells more like fake strawberry. I despise fake fruit tastes.

Hmm it’s not too bad for the first sip. The smell is certainly worse than the taste – thank goodness.

Eh. I could take it or leave it. Not bad, not all that great. The white tea is lovely but the strawberries not so much. At least the hibiscus doesn’t attack you.

Update: Certainly getting better as it cools, though still not good enough to keep it around.

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I really enjoyed this one. Took it for the drive through traffic to school this morning. I am really loving plain teas, especially white. It’s really too bad it’s so expensive.

It was a nice, calming tea. Very light flavour, and light overall.

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This one smells like cinnamon and chocolate. Slightly more like cinnamon than chocolate but still delicious.

This is an interesting taste. It’s definitely both cinnamon and chocolate. And something reminding me ever so slightly of eggnog. I may try this as a latte. It’s pretty good, I’m not so sure it’s permanent collection good though. I’ll have to think about it some more as I sip away.

Update: This one didn’t wow me, but it was good. I felt I could make it better somehow so that it can be upgraded. Feels like there’s some potential there. So now I’m trying it as a latte :)

And also, I’m halfway through reading a ridiculously long psychology journal article (deathly boring). Progress!

Well it’s certainly much heartier this way – less like tea haha. But the flavour makes it seem less like tea to begin with. I think next time I’ll add a wee bit more milk since I guessed (and it was barely any) to make a real latte. There’s hope for this one yet!

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drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
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OMG Dexter season 7 finale just blew my mind. I can’t wait for season 8. June 30. The countdown is on.

I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for this tea to be available in store. Finally! It smells pretty good. Very juicy fruity dry and slightly diminished steeped. I’ve never tried a tea with bamboo so I’m quite excited.

That has a fruity taste I wasn’t expecting. Tastes just like the dry smell. That diminished scent after steeping tricked me! There’s a lovely sweetness that kicks in at the end of the sip. It took me by surprise. Bamboozled, you were worth the wait. This will be upgraded to the permanent collection.

Update: Resteep just as delicious. Excellent.

Update February 17/13: Also delicious chilled. And I scored a whole tin at the south store today. The drive was worth it haha.

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I really need to catch up on Dexter! Ahhhhh!

And I was kind of interested in checking this one out, I am super intrigued by the description.


That was me too! Honestly I waited FOREVER it seemed. But it’s so delish. I only bought 10g tonight or else I’d off to send you some! And that was me with Dexter as well. Slightly embarrassing I watched halfway through S5 through to the end of S7 beginning Saturday and ending now. Amazing.


I need to do that too…I last saw season 2? Ugh :(


I will just pick some up next time I’m near DavidsTea… or I’ll order some online. It’s just, online orders require you to be pretty committed to the tea, because 50g is a pretty decent amount!

And yeah, I think season five was where I left off. I love that show, though!


I know. I’m so happy the store near me finally opened up! So good. Yep both season 6 and 7 were pretty intense. Hence why I essentially put off everything else I had to do. Once I started watching I couldn’t stop haha.


Sil! You need to get on it haha :P Dexter is such a good show. Just keeps getting better :)


oh my goodness this sounds amazing.


I’m waiting for new Dexter too :) Me and my husband are guaranteed to have some tea when we watch our shows together. This tea sounds like it’s full of fruity goody goodness. Yum.


Yikes! We just saw S6 on Netflix and I just gotta know what happens next! INSANITY.

Good to know i’ve got lots of good stuff to look forward to.

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I was really excited about this because I LOVE watermelon. Love it. I’m finding that this isn’t a true watermelon taste though. It’s not bad, just not what I was expecting.

I’ll enjoy the rest of my stash but I don’t think I’ll re-purchase.

On a good note, I’m on the Dexter season finale for season 6. Only one season left to catch up on after this!

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Made this into a smoothie for another episode of Dexter. Slowly but surely catching up. How did I get 2 seasons behind?!

This is delish. So yummy. This and Caramel Matcha I’ll be keeping around permanently for sure.

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Thank you KittyLovesTea for yet another awesome tea sample :)

The smell for this one is a little bizarre. There’s chocolate in the scent somewhere though.

Perhaps chocolate teas just aren’t for me. This one is well done, but it’s not my favourite by any means. I’m really enjoying the white tea base but not so much the chocolate.

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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.

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

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



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