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drank Caramel Pear by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

“For pear lovers” sounds about right! This is like… drinking a pear! Some reviews mention the pear flavour not tasting real, but I disagree… to me, it tastes exactly like this awesome pear nectar I used to buy. It war more like a liquid puree, 100% pears, and it was just too tasty to be true. Yes, the pear taste is really, really strong. In fact, I can’t taste any of the rooibos or caramel flavours – honestly, I don’t really mind, cause it’s so yummy. One does get the impression of it being sort of sweet, but at the same time, I think it’s only a result of such strong pear taste, it doesn’t actually taste sweet as if one had put sugar or stevia in it. The sweetness is a pear-sweetness, really. If you’re not into pears that much, skip this one!

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I guess this is probably your generic, green maté as it should taste, but to be honest, I never drank any other plain maté than this one, so I’m not in a position to compare. I don’t think I’ll try another any soon either; why go for something new when what I find to be totally perfect is right in my cupboard? For some reason, I never get tired of the maté taste, quite the opposite, I always feel like having some. The taste is so complex, yet so light that I could drink many many cups in a row. I’m afraid I can’t find the right adjectives to describe it. Surely, it’s a bit grassy, but in a different way than senchas. It’s slightly sweet, maybe more so in the aftertaste, which reminds me of maple water (the stuff that comes directly out of the trees – maybe you have to be Canadian to have tasted that previously ;P). There’s also this distinctive taste that I can’t get enough of, but I can’t think of anything else tasting like it for comparison. And through all this, there’s still a refreshing feeling, maybe because it’s light: I would compare this sensation to that of a good white tea. I’m really happy it’s so cheap, if it was expensive, I could really ruin myself for this stuff!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

I LOVE Mates!!! the sunshine mate from Tea Emporium is my absolute favourite but now I need to try this one to compare :)

TheTeaFairy

You are not alone!! Not many poeple rating that tea, but thanks to your comment, I have tried it and it will part of my favorite teas from now on :)

Indigobloom

wow, that’s awesome!! I’m glad I could help :D

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95
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
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Oolong taste? Check. Mango taste? Check. Pineapple taste? Check. Peach taste? Che… err… I mean…. oh, there’s no peach in there? But I swear, it does tastes of peaches! Or is my tongue going crazy? Anyways, most importantly: Happiness? Check!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Crème de Menthe by DAVIDsTEA
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75
drank Electric Lemon by DAVIDsTEA
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Wrong name; this tea should have been called Electric Ginger! Sure, there’s a lemony taste somewhere (not tart at all though), but it’s intensely gingery. And the more you steep it, the more the ginger takes the whole place. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but I was expecting something powerfully lemony. I like ginger and ginger teas in general, so I found it quite nice overall. However, it is hardly very different from many other ginger teas I’ve had. The green tea behind the ginger taste is there, though I had to concentrate a bit to find it, and does taste very nice.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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92

Just grabbed a cup of this on my way home from uni. Beautiful, sunny spring day – I thought: yes, today is the day to try that Green Seduction tea. Something green and fruity sounded fitting to go along with the snow melting all around. I had heard a lot of good things about it, yet never really felt like buying a bag of it. I ordered it without really remembering what it was exactly, I just knew it was fruity and green.

The tea is good. It’s green, and fruity, so I was quite happy with my choice. But honestly, I was also happy I hadn’t bought a bag of it for my cupboard. While it’s good, I didn’t feel it was very different from most fruity greens I’ve tried so far. I just read in the description that it has pomegranate, and really, I could never have guessed. Even now that I know, I can’t taste it. To me, it tastes like a generic fruity green tea. But a good one!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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