67 Tasting Notes


I received this one as a sampler and, as soon as I opened the package, I KNEW I had to buy some. Its smell is strong and awesome :D Also, the taste reminds me of Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait. It’s excellent cold and hot. I would suggest a stronger steep since the recommended quantity makes it a bit weak. Just a bit. Also, maybe it could use a subtle sweetness, but it’s not a big deal.

Flavors: Coconut, Strawberry, Tart

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drank Berry Refreshing by DAVIDsTEA
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Before I say anything else, I saw some reviews (don’t remember where) saying that this tea was similar to Blue Lagoon. I had a lot of hope that it would be because I LOVED Blue Lagoon. I didn’t even have the time to order some when it came back for a limited time. :/ Anyway.

Berry Refreshing does NOT taste like Blue Lagoon. If you are looking to buy it because you think it will, you will be disappointed.

Otherwise, without comparing it, it’s a good tea. It tastes like tart berries with a sweet side. I think you get what the ingredients announce. It’s no big surprise. But I like it and I may buy it again.

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drank White Nectarine by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought that tea, thinking I would be crazy about it because I love peach tea and, let’s be honest, peach and nectarines are quite similar. It’s not bad, it’s just that I didn’t get the nectarine part. It could have been named “some fruit tea”. It’s very okay, it’s tasty and I’m gonna drink what I bought but I don’t find its “little something”. I don’t think I’m gonna buy this one again.
UPDATE : I found a weird aftertaste after trying it again hot steeped but cooled after that. It was very unpleasant to me. I’m gonna drop the rating for that. When I drank another glass from the same pitcher, the aftertaste wasn’t there anymore. That’s nice, but I expect to drink a good iced tea every time, not only from the second half of a pitcher.

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drank Serenity Now by DAVIDsTEA
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I wanted to try this tea because I’m always looking for new teas to drink before bed. I don’t always sleep well and a relaxing drink is always welcome. At first, I was afraid that the rose taste would be too much. My conclusion is that I found the tea to be more fruity than floral. It was good and I could taste the sour raisin that I also found in Green Passionfruit.
The downside of this tea is that its flavour seemed overwhelming to me. I had a hard time finishing my cup because, after half of it, I had had enough. Maybe I’ll try steeping it weaker next time.
Of course, when I don’t finish a cup of tea, I put it in the fridge so I can drink it later. Once it had cooled, I had a sip. I found it better because it had lost some strength.
I’d say cold wins over hot for this one.
Am I gonna buy again? We’ll see.

Flavors: Raisins

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This is one of the new teas I bought last week. Yeah, I know, I can hear you : Whattt? You bought it last week and just tried it??? Yes. I did that. This tea is now one of my favorites. I could say it tastes what I wanted last year’s Grape Expectations to taste. Grape Expectations was a big disappointement to me. But Green Passionfruit? Nooo. It was perfect. Well, almost perfect. I found it a bit weak but it may be my fault since I was at the office and I don’t have any real measuring tools there. Water temperature and tea quantity were a bit random. Anyway, I will buy it again and I strongly hope it will stay in David’s permanent collection because I want it to stay in mine. Forever. :)

Flavors: Fruity, Pleasantly Sour, Raisins

Margaret D

It’s not just you… I found it a bit weak as well, and I used a Perfect Spoonful. Tasty though!

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh dear, I had so much hopes with that tea. But the nutmeg… The nutmeg. I don’t like nutmeg. I tolerate it, that’s it. I received the tea by mail when I came home for lunch, so I tried it in the afternoon at the office, just like that, in hot water. It was OKAY. I was so disappointed. I wanted to like that tea so much because it looked sooo appealing at first. Thus, I decided I had to try it with some milk. So, tonight, I’m trying it with milk. Oh, and cinnamon. To hide the nutmeg taste, you see. I must say I’m starting to like it. So, well, mission half-accomplished. I don’t believe I’m gonna buy it again, though ; I think I can recreate it my own way.

Flavors: Nutmeg

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First thing you’ll notice is the great smell of that tea. Yum! I’m actually gonna give it a 90 because I like it a lot. It doesn’t taste what I was expecting, but it’s ok. It’s not tart as a raspberry. Of course, because it mostly contains leaves and few fruits. This is a good and soothing tea!

Flavors: Raspberry

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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In 2012, I gave a 100 note to this tea. It had became my favorite of all time. I was so excited when I heard its comeback for 2014. This year? Not my favorite anymore. Why? THEY ADDED SPEARMINT. Why in the world would you add spearmint to it? It was PERFECT 2 years ago. Now, it has a strange spearmint gum taste. The old version was DEFINITELY BETTER. I’m still gonna give it a 90 this year because I can’t stop drinking it anyway. But it’s a lot less awesome now.

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drank Vanilla Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I tasted it as a TOTD today and I liked it. It’s a bit sad that I decided not to buy black teas anymore (I drink coffee in the AM and after that I’m looking for something with weak caffeine). Otherwise, I would have bought it. I loved its sweetness and the hot spicy final. It’s a win for me :)

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I stopped at David’s tea today to restock and this was a TOTD. I tasted it and I decided not to buy it. Why? It did not taste BAD, but IMO, it lacked originality and taste. If someone gave it to me for free, I would still drink it, but I won’t buy for sure.

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Hi, I’m a canadian woman in the late 20’s and I speak french so I’m sorry for the eventual misspellings!

I mostly drink teas from David’s tea collection because they are more accessible to me. They are also friendly and diversified. I’ve learned to like the taste of tea leaves. On my steepster blog, you used to only find ratings of flavoured, spicy, chocolatey, fruity or herbal teas :) In fact, I was only drinking herbal teas before I discover David’s tea because I didn’t really know anything about tea varieties.

I love trying new teas. When I buy new kinds, I always have a hard time deciding which one I will be trying first.

And here are my ratings:
100 = Cannot live without
90-99 = Excellent, I will NEED to buy again
75-89 = Very good, I would buy again, why not?
70-74 = Good, I would drink if I had some, but I wouldn’t mind not having some
50-69 = Disappointing but still drinkable
0-49 = Erm… No.


Quebec, Canada

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