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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Now, this is a nice DT. I enjoyed it a lot last year, and had quite a few 50 gram sealed pkgs in my cupboards. It seems really cold tonight, but no rain or wind warnings, so clear and cold is fine with me.

It’s peppermint theme night for me – went to bath & body yesterday and got some of their Christmas candles, including, my favourite, twisted peppermint. Burning it now, and it is a cool creamy strong mint scent. Kind of just like this tea…..

I brewed 6 tsps in a liter in the breville tea maker, set to “strong” and “black”. Realizing….it’s a little late for me to be drinking a liter of caffeinated tea, but….oh well. If I had an unlimited supply, I would rather drink butiki peppermint patty at night, but trying to hold off on another order until I can see their new teas. So, in the meantime….

This is a tea I enjoy. The mint is smooth and creamy. I think I wrecked my first cup by adding a big shot of Starbucks peppermint syrup…..that’s just too much mint. Going to dump it and have another cup with just a bit of rock sugar and cream. Now, if I only had some peppermint patty candy around, that would be delightful. But, unfortunately, do not, and can’t let myself run to the store, just to get candy. Hopefully another cup of this (without the extra starbucks) kills my candy mint craving.

Flavors: Peppermint

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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I think I am becoming disillusioned with DavidsTea. Are they even tea anymore, or just flavouring n’ stuff? What if they made a few great teas and not so much….yuck…..(says the gal who still enthusiastically watches for their seasonal releases)… …hmm…..

So had 24 grams of this and dumped the whole package into the Breville tea maker with 1L of water. Set it for “strong” and “herbal”. That was about 8 tsps, so more than should have been needed but was really hoping for….flavour…..

Very pale yellow colour…..getting worried….it’s very pale….nice enough smell…..kind of cakey…..the taste?…. Honestly, if I didn’t know what it was, I would have no idea…..it tastes like…..hot water?….yes…. Is that bitterness / astringency supposed to be apple? Where’s the custard? I love custard….I don’t get that here…..

Will try to drink another cup but don’t think I will get thru the entire 1l pot…..going to add a bit of starbucks caramel syrup to it and see how that goes…..

Tealizzy

I totally agree with you about DavidsTea. I really only like pumpkin chai anymore. I too, wait for their seasonal releases with anticipation, but am frequently disappointed with the teas. Still like the teaware, but I’m moving away from western style brewing into gong fu, and they don’t cater to that.

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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I thought I had rated this before? I love peppermint patties and I love this tea.

I sometimes put peppermint patty candy in the freezer. Usually, I forget about about them, then when I find them – woohoo! Such a great surprise. Back to this tea – It is super minty, and creamy cool, with smooth milk chocolate. I love it, piping hot, at night. I could drink this every night, it is everything I could want in a night time tea. I will have to reorder a big stock of this before the butiki shop shuts down

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Ah, this tea is lovely. I find it very soothing, such a smooth and tasty blend. The predominant note I get from the smell and first sips are the orange. It is a great orange too, not fake or funny tasting. I wish there was a bit more marshmallow – I get the creamy mouthfeel, but don’t taste it much, at least in the 2 cups I’ve had so far. The chocolate is creamy milk chocolate, a great complement with the bright orange. It seems like a Christmas tea drink to me, which I like, even tho it is still a ways till Christmas. Seems like a treat, and really tastes like those chocolate oranges.

Drinking this on yet another dark rainy Vancouver night. Under yet another rainfall warning. This is a bit of gentle bright comfort that makes a wet and gloomy evening quite a bit more cozy.

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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I love black licorice. When I was young, I had a great friend who was born in Holland who introduced me to the really strong double salt licorice. Hated it at first, then loved it and ate tons of it. Sweeter licorice is good too.

Ah, this tea. A flavoured black, my favourite. It is so so licorice-y. What is most amazing is the mouth feel of it, and how it really feels and tastes and smells like you have been eating black licorice. I had it with milk and a bit of rock sugar, but I bet it would be fine without either. This is another tea that I wish I could have in my cupboard forever – will be very sad to say “so long” to this one.

Flavors: Licorice

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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I love the name of this one. First tea of the (rainy) day, home after swimming and happy to warm up. I couldn’t remember what the flavours for this one were. First impression, I smelled and tasted coconut. A lot of coconut. I looked it up and saw “banana and caramel”. Didn’t get too much of that, until I got further down my cup, abit more rock sugar in the bottom seemed to make the banana more prominent.

Maybe because I have so much DT and they put coconut in everything, this one didn’t blow me way as much as frankly….every single other butiki tea I have tried!! I may also have under leafed and will try again. Maybe I have just had too much coconut lately. Still a very nice, smooth tea, I would very happily drink again.

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Caramel is my favourite flavour, and I have tried lots of caramel tea, in search of the perfect flavoured black cup. I think I always knew from the reviews, this was the tea for me.

I could drink this every single day. The black base is there – this is tea! – but it so smooth and there is no bitterness. Creamy caramel and soft vanilla. It smells wonderful and tastes even better. As usual, added a bit of rock sugar and 1/2 and 1/2 cream. I have 2oz but hope I can reorder so that I can continue to enjoy this tea a little bit longer.

Flavors: Caramel, Cream, Vanilla

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Vancouver born, and love the city. Fairly new to tea, I found Davids Tea in early 2013 and that is where everything started. So far, my favourites are flavoured black teas, I am on a serious hunt for the perfect black caramel. I also like fruit herbals and tisanes. So far, I have mixed and limited experience with white tea and oolongs – the jury is still out. I don’t like green tea; maybe that will change.

I have tried most of the Vancouver area shops, David’s, Murchies, Granville Island Tea, UTM, and more. Just starting to branch out and order more on-line. My initial experiences with Harney&Sons have been great, I drink their raspberry herbal tea all the time. I like black tea as a hot latte and herbal & tisanes iced.

I work as a research nurse, with cancer patients. Sometimes stressful but rewarding work and tea is a nice break for me. I love my cat ( that’s Lily) shopping, candles, lush baths, reading, cooking, home reno stuff and going for a relaxing massage. I like checking out new tea shops and learning more about tea. I try to go to the gym and swim when not working or drinking tea.

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