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Thank you to whatshesaid for this sample.
I love root beer. This tea does taste like root beer, more specific, similar to Barq’s root beer.
I had enough to brew one cup. I brewed it hot, drank half of it. Definitely root beer. I enjoyed it hot. It was not too sweet, I could have added sweetener but chose not too. I let the rest of the cup cool and drank it cold. Also very good. It tasted very similar to flat root beer pop, which actually I quite enjoy as well. It had a more distinct root beer flavour cold.
I did a second resteep for about 7 minutes. Was still decent, just not as strong.
I am so disappointed this blend has been discontinued. Fingers crossed Davids Tea will bring it back or will come up with something even better.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
whatshesaid

Glad you enjoyed it, sorry I didn’t have enough to share more! Now isn’t it completely ridiculous that they discontinued this in favor of the revolting Cherry Cola one!?

Lala

I know! I cannot figure that one out. I really enjoyed this sample, thank you so much for sending me some when you had so little left.

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drank Apricot by Bencheley
765 tasting notes

A long, long, time ago, in a land far, far away….. Well not really, but back when I was in university I received a gift of a tea for two. It was a small teapot with two cups and saucers, which would all stack together and there was several different decaffeinated fruit flavoured teas. The teas I remember were apricot, blueberry, apple, and lemon. I do not remember what kind of tea base it was, but just decaf black tea. For space saving, I took the teas out of the identifying boxes they came in, so I have no idea what the brand name of the teas were.

This was the best apricot tea I have ever had in my life!

And to this day I have been searching and searching for a similar tasting tea.

I unfortunatley told many friends and family of my search for this tea, and continue to this day to receive gifts of apricot tea. Now I love tea gifts, but I have an overabundance of apricot tea, that I don’t really like, because its just not the same as what I originally had.

This tea is ok. I mostly taste the flavour of the black tea. There is a slight apricot flavour but it doesn’t stand out too much. It also has a slight soapy aftertaste.

Every once in a while I get into my cupboard dedicated to apricot tea and re-try a few just to see if anything hits the right spot. The search continues…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Someone offered me a box of this tea because they tried it and did not like it. Instead of just saying “well if you think its gross, I don’t want it”, I took it anyway. Having to try it just to see if it really is gross or not.
My nicest opinion is, I did not like it at all!!!!!
Its bagged tea. I was suspicious it may be a “weight loss tea” but there were no suggestive ingredients I was scared of.
Brewed it smelled delicious. Light sweet cinnamon and ginger. But on first sip I almost fell off the chair. It is super duper sweet licorice root and aspertame. I cannot taste anything else. The box does not list aspertame as an ingredient so I am not sure why I am getting this taste. On each subsequent sip it got stronger and stronger and 10 minutes later there is a licorice root aftertaste in the back of my throat.
I would not say this is a “bad” tea, but it certainly does not agree with my taste buds.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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73

I scored a sample of this from my sister. I am happy she purchased it becuase I most likely would have never bought it on my own. She continues to make fun of me for my tea obsession, but I think that secretly her obsession is nearing mine.

This tea smells exactly like Teavana’s Strawberry Cream, but it does not taste the same. For starters this Davids Tea is a herbal (Teavana’s is a white tea). The beet root gives it a beautiful ruby red colour. It smells like delicious strawberries and cream, and smells so sweet. But it does not taste very sweet at all. I did not add any sweetener to it, but I will have to next time. I think I will let it steep a little less time next time as well. It is on the verge of being bitter. I almost taste green rhubarb, not red. It has a strawberry taste to it, but it is an artificial taste. It is very creamy, which I like, but I dislike that the creamy taste comes from an artificial flavour.

Overall I am happy with how this tea tastes. I think it makes a great herbal, and would make a great iced or cold brewed tea. I would also like to try belding it with some green or white tea. Not as sweet as I had anticipated, but I can easily fix that :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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93

Even though Christmas is long over, it is never too late to celebrate. Brewed the tea is a golden colour, which does remind me of Christmas. This tea tastes like a Christmas tea blend. Kinda of chai-y. Tastes like spicey and sweet orange, the spice is not overpowering. There may be a cinnamon/nutmeg flavour to it, but can’t quite place the taste. The oolong taste is very subtle. This is not a strong tea, but it is also not tasteless. The flavours blend very well together. I could see this tea as an after-dinner/before bed time drink.
This ia a beautiful oolong blend.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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76

I received a bag of this tea as a gift from a charity that I had given a donation to. What an awesome gift!

The smell of the dry tea bag and of the steeped tea is very strong mandarin. Not sweet, more spicey, more like the rind of the orange.

The tea tastes very sweet, there is a mellow orange flavour. The aftertaste is zesty and spicey, again like the oil from an the mandarin/orange rind.

This tea is good, but I will most likely not purchase for myself.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Earl Grey by Tazo
765 tasting notes

Currently drinking an Earl Grey latte from Starbucks. A relatives school sells gift cards as a fundraiser (the school keeps a certain percentage of money for every gift card they sell). So my mom is constantly buying me Starbucks gifts cards, which I love, but I currently have 4 of them.

Back to the latte, it is delicious. Starbucks is one of my favorites places to get an Earl Grey latte. The plain Tazo Earl Grey tea is not my favorite, but it makes a great latte. It is creamy, sweet, with a strong bergamot flavour, just heavenly. I wish there was a company that would sell a bergamot flavour syrup – if anyone knows of one, let me know – I would put it in everything.

Sandy'sCuppa

Yes, I love the idea of the bergamot syrup!! Lol!

Lala

I think I should become a purveyor of fine bergamot flavouring. I would use enough of it to keep myself in business. Ha ha!

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This tea is wonderful. Bloomed beautifully. It smells like just bloomd spring flowers. It tastes like vegetal green tea, but you can also taste a slight hint of the flowers. There is only the slightest hint of sweet jasmine. The flower taste does not overpower the greean tea, but it is in good balance. The aftertaste is astringent but is not unpleasant.

I loved just sitting and watching this ball bloom. It floated, slowly release small air bubbles. As the air bubbles released and the ball started to expand and bloom, the ball sank to the bottom of the pot. The green tea leaves started to open out and the flowers slowly bloomed and reached towards the surface of the water. The flowers and green tea leaves subtly waved in the water, as if there was a slight breeze. Just like in a spring garden.
I guess this is what you would call entertainment for a tea lover.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 45 sec

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
765 tasting notes

Mmmmmmmmmm.

This tea is super delicious.

I feel like since I started on Steepster, I have been overusing the D word.

But it truly is delicious. I think I brewed it a little too strong, but it is still good. It tastes like rooibos but there is a delicate orange citrus taste to it. Not sour or tart orange, but sweet orange. It is sweet and tastes creamy. Maybe a slight hint of soft white chocolate, even though there is no ingredient in this tea to back that up.

To me, it has a very rooibos aftertaste, which is one of the things I do not like about rooibos, but I think that is in part due to brewing it too strong.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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89

Cold brewed this one overnight. Super happy with the results. I really enjoy lemonade all year round. My absoulte favorite is lemonade mixed with iced tea. Being strawberry lemonade, it makes a greate lemonade mix.
I actually forgot about this in the fridge and I brewed it for about 18 hours, but it turned out good and strong. I had to add some white sugar for sweetener. I find that most cold brewed teas taste like juice, vs. when you brew hot then ice it. I am going to try to save this one for the summer to enjoy, but don’t know if I can wait. I might have to order more :P

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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