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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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Yummy. I’m in love with this one! It is so appropriate before going to bed and it’s a treat. I don’t think it is too much into orange taste though… I think it tastes more like bubble gum. Yeah. Bubble gum. I love it, boyfriend loves it, and I bet every kid in the world loves it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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82
drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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The 2nd of my new David’s tea samples!
I never had the idea to try this tea before because, just like Rooibos de provence, it never catched my attention. It did yesterday because of the new Halloween gift box, which contains one tea I love – Organic stormy night – and which I was sure they didn’t have anymore in stores. So when I saw they had it – yay! – I gave a try to Ceylon star, because I would have if I would have bought the Halloween box.
First thing I noticed about it when I steeped it: its awesome white chocolate smell. It smells so good, I wanted to cup to stay on my desk forever. But I was a little afraid about the similarity with Chocolate cake tea, which smells awesome too, but doesn’t taste that good at all.
The taste of Ceylon star is creamy and the anise taste is not overpresent. I liked it, but I was a little disappointed because I would have liked to taste the coconut and chocolate more. Maybe I had to many tea leaves and not enough of the other ingredients in my cup? I will update the rating when I try it again!
Update
I tried it again and steeped it stronger. The white chocolate is more present – which I like a lot. I’m gonna give it a few more points because it was better this time.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Went again to David’s tea yesterday. I had to exchange a tea that had begin to smell suspicious 0_o Anyway… you don’t go to the tea shop without buying tea eh? So I picked new samples: Berry good puer’h, Pineapple oolong, Ceylon star and, of course, Rooibos de provence.
I never had the idea to buy that tea because it didn’t seem attracting to me. I like to try teas that catch my attention, this one wasn’t one of them. But well, I like to drink a rooibos or an herbal tea before I go to bed – I sometimes have sleeping issues and those helps – and I already have so many kinds. I wanted to try a new one, so I picked this one. Why not? It has fruits in it after all – may taste good.
Verdict: Yeah, not bad at all! It tasted a bit like golden raisins. I’m glad I decided to try it after all :)
Would I buy again? I may not run to the store when I’m out of it because it’s not special to me, but I could eventually restock in the future!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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90
drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh oh.. One new favorite here! Love the coconut smell and taste with a little lemon and ginger :) What’s great with this one is that, when I’m done drinking it, I can resteep it, but in cold water this time. It’s very good too, except the taste of lemon is stronger than the 1st time. It makes a different tea and you can even steep it a 3rd time, in cold water again. A little expensive, but you get 2 excellent uses and a third one that is not bad.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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To be honest, if you don’t like the taste of steeped cloves, don’t buy it at all because it’s a dominant taste in that tea. The apple is weaker. Overall, though, I found it very comforting. Grab a blanket on a cold night and there you go!

Flavors: Cloves

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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90
drank Currant Affair by DAVIDsTEA
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When I went to David’s tea yesterday with the intention of trying new samples, I had to add this one to my choices. It doesn’t LOOK so good. But wait until you steep it. It has a strong taste of blackcurrant and that’s about it. It tastes what it announces. My boyfriend said it tastes like antibiotics or cough syrup. Ahah! Well, maybe I gave him too much tea in his teaball, because he liked my cup better. So just be careful of not adding too much of it, the recipe should do. If I would buy again? Sure!

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87
drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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Okay 2nd of today’s new samples! Well, I cheated. You could taste it for free at David’s tea today. They made it cold and it was good, so I bought some. I don’t have much to say about it, except that it tastes pretty much what it announces; apple pie (or apple sauce, because there’s isn’t any crust taste ahah… okay). No, seriously, it’s good and the taste is not too much, it’s light, but still strong enough to be present. I like it and I’m thinking of buying more next time.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
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I went shopping at David’s today because I wanted to try some new samples. I got out with 8 bags of 25g: Coco Lemon Thai, Mom’s apple pie, Sugar and spice, Currant affair, Orange blossom, Happy Kombucha, Mago Lassi and, of course, Honey Bee. It’s the first one I tried.

Sooo.. Since we have a water distributor at work, I always use it to make hot water. The temperature is 73 C so that’s how hot i steeped it.

Sooo.. Since we have a water distributor at work, I always use it to make hot water. The temperature is 73 C so that’s how hot i steeped it.Overall, I liked this tea. It tastes a little like when you are sick and you drink plenty of hot water with lemon and honey – because it’s so good – both of those tastes are well present in the cup. So yup, it’s a nice one. Am I gonna buy again? I may. It will not be a MUST in my collection, though, but I don’t regret buying it since I enjoyed it.

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 8 min or more

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Sooooo today is the beginning of a new love story: me and that tea. Only the two of us. Sometimes we will include a friend or the boyfriend, maybe the mom or the cousin. Once brewed, it has a hell of a smell. A fruit perfume seducing everyone around. And a taste…! I shared it. Someone wanted the second brew. Why not? Pink, fruity, lovely.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 8 min or more

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60
drank Fresh Lemon Zest by Teavana
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Here again, I was a little disappointed because I expected a fruity tea. Okay, it IS fruity, but very sightly. So I tried it once without adding anything and a second time with honey. I prefered without anything, but the honey in it tented to make the lemon taste last longer in mouth. That’s how it appeared to me though. I will maybe try it iced and edit.

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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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. Basically, I don’t really like the taste of tea if it’s not mixed with anything else. That’s why, on my steepster blog, you’ll always 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 always find a good moment for a cup of tea. Sometimes it will replace my morning coffee, sometimes it will give me a little extra when I’m working on my university essay. I also love to drink it at work and before I go to bed. I always have tea with me, just in case!

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.

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Quebec, Canada

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