160 Tasting Notes

85

I tried this tea quite recently with soy milk and a bit of agave. I found it to be very similar to Cream of Earl Grey without the added vanilla notes. The taste of this tea is also much lighter than Cream of Earl Grey. I definitely recommend this one and look forward to trying this one again!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

99
drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
160 tasting notes

LOVE this tea!!! I went to the mall a few weeks ago and got a to-go cup to sip on while doing my shopping. After LOVING this tea so much, I stopped by DT again before leaving to pick up another to-go cup for the drive home and a 50g bag to bring home (where I made yet ANOTHER cup of the tea). This tea is super creamy and chocolatey. I would definitely recommend a longer steeping time for this as at first it was slightly bitter. I’ve now had this tea several times and that has been the case for each sipdown. I will be picking up a full tin once I run out and strongly recommend you do the same. This one became an instant favourite!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
drank Rhubarb Chai by DAVIDsTEA
160 tasting notes

I tried this about a month ago but I am just getting around to logging it now! The colour of this tea is a very vibrant pink. Immediately, the slight spice is apparent. This tea was good, however not great- and not memorable. I would recommend you give it a try but it was really nothing overly special.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75
drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
160 tasting notes

I had this one as an in-store sample while in the mall yesterday. I had smelled this one while in the store last time and did not like it at all, the cucumber/melon smell was overwhelming and made me nauseous. I should probably mention that I absolutely HATE both cucumbers, and melons…both of which are in this tea! When I tried this as a sample in the store, I was surprised to find that the cucumber really mellowed out and helped to smooth out the black tea (which can sometimes be quite strong depending on the blend). I am happy I tried it but due to my hatred of cucumber, I don’t think I would be able to drink an entire cup of it. I do recommend it for all of you who are neutral to or enjoy the taste of cucumber and for those like me who hate it, I would suggest that you give it a try for yourself as you may be surprised!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
160 tasting notes

This one has been on my “Tea’s to try” list for a loooonnnggg time now (over 2 years!) and it was just yesterday that I finally got around to trying it. I had this in a to-go cup while I was out shopping. The earl grey base definitely does come through however most of the taste came from the strawberries which gave the tea a fruity and sour note. The strawberry is definitely toned down in this tea compared to other strawberry teas such as Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait and Sweet Strawberry. I definitely enjoyed this tea and would drink it again however it’s not one I would rush out to buy. I would recommend trying it for yourself too.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
drank Grape Expectations by DAVIDsTEA
160 tasting notes

I had this as a to-go cup today while at the mall and I loved it! The tea smells very sweet and fruity when dry and I was worried it would overpower the green tea- the two however worked harmoniously and worked to balance the tea. When steeped, the grape smell comes off mildly and beautifully. The bitterness of the green tea comes through in both the taste and smell of the tea. I was really happy with the fact that the flavouring was mild enough that the tea still came through as I am a big fan of green tea (I love the sour/bitter taste). The grape taste comes through at the end of the sip along with floral notes and is very smooth. I will be picking up some of this before it goes away!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88
drank Hibiscus Punch by DAVIDsTEA
160 tasting notes

I finally got around to trying this tea and am glad I did. When dry, the smell of the tea is very similar to The Glow. It smells strongly of cinnamon and mildly of apple- even thought there are no apples it in. When steeped, the tea turns a beautiful fuchsia colour. The tea is warm, slightly fruity, and has a sour note to it. I look forward to trying this tea iced as well during the summer. I think it would be really nice with the sour and fruity notes with a touch of agave.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
drank Peaches & Cream by DAVIDsTEA
160 tasting notes

This was another one of the new ones my mom surprised me with yesterday. I tried it for the first time last night. When I smelled the dry tea, I didn’t get the chemical smell which a lot of other people noted. What I did notice however was that this tea is mostly made up of dried fruit pieces and has no form of tea in it. When steeped, my tea turned a light yellow-orange colour and smelled like peach and mildly of vanilla. I really do like peach teas however this one did fall a little flat. The peach is definitely not as strong as it is in other teas like Long Life Oolong but is a nice alternative for people who aren’t crazy about peach. I would recommend trying it for yourself. I will have no problem finishing the bag she bought for me and would also like to try it iced but will be in no rush to re-stock- nor would I be devastated if they chose not to bring it back next year.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88
drank Blue Lagoon by DAVIDsTEA
160 tasting notes

I was thrilled when I got home today and my mom surprised me with a few of the new teas! (Thanks mom!) and after smelling those that she had picked up, I decided this would be the first one I had to try. The dry smell is very sweet. The pineapple intermingles with the smell of the blueberries which makes the fruity smell intoxicating. When steeped, the blueberry smell becomes more apparent and the pineapple is still detectable in the background. When steeped, the tea takes on a grey-blue colour before turning purple. The tea itself is very sweet and for me, the taste of the pineapple came through more than that of the blueberries- I definitely wouldn’t add any sweetener as it is already sweet enough. If you like fruity teas, pineapple and blueberries, I definitely recommend this tea! I look forward to trying this iced as well!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

60
drank The Spice is Right by DAVIDsTEA
160 tasting notes

I tried this when I visited David’s Tea yesterday. This is a tea which I have wanted to try since it first came out. I have to say that I was pretty disappointed with this one. I found the orange to be very sirupy and the tea was overly sweet (I didn’t even add any type of sweetener.) The tea left a weird aftertaste in my mouth as well. I can’t see myself wanting to try this again.

Flavors: Orange Zest

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I am a tea fanatic and have also recently made the transition from vegetarian to vegan! I always have tea in my hand and in my overflowing cupboard!

I prefer black, green and white teas. I have recently discovered mate and oolongs. So far I’ve enjoyed them however, I have not tried very many. I am not often a fan of rooibos as I tend to find them overly woody but have found there to be some exceptions. As for herbals, I am only recently beginning to drink these on a regular basis (mostly iced) as the weather gets warmer, but these I am willing to try. I have not yet developped the taste for pu’erh.

I tend to only rate and review the teas I drink once (maybe twice if my opinion REALLY changes; especially if I were to have them prepared a different way). I currently only use Steepster for logging my reviews of David’s Tea although I do drink teas from many different companies. Every time I visit the store, I try something new in a cup to-go as I enjoy going through the tea menu and marking off teas as I try them. My goal is to try them all!

My rating system is as follows:
90-100: Wecome to my permanent collection! (worthy of a 100g tin!)

75-90: Definetly would drink again but maybe not all the time. I would buy a small amount (50g or less) to have once in a while.

50-75: I will finish the cup but not my favourite.

25-50: I will try to finish the cup but may not be able to.

0-25: Not my cup of tea…down the sink we go!

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer