560 Tasting Notes


This tea is pretty yummy. Definitely has a sweetness to it that I like (I think it’s the vanilla and perhaps the white chocolate), but also a nice mint component as well. I think that the mint is the dominant flavor, followed by the sweetness in the swallow. The honeybush is a fantastic background for these flavors. Not my favorite from 52Teas, but I’m glad that I tried a pouch. It’s a bit too much mint and not enough of the vanilla/chocolate. I might want to try this tea iced now that the weather is getting warmer!

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drank Forbidden Fruit by DAVIDsTEA
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This is an interesting tea. The bright fruits against the black tea leaves are really pretty. I’m loving the fruity scent, even if it is a bit bizarre.. just something I haven’t tried before. The oolong is definitely earthy and most of the fruit flavor is at the end of the sip. It sort of reminds me of a natural fruit and veggie smoothie. Strange and interesting, but not my favorite DAVIDsTEA. Thank you to laney for a sample of this!

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I bought this for my friend a long time ago for her birthday because I knew she loved jasmine tea. I was visiting her house just the other day and she made some of this iced with just a little bit a sugar. Maybe it was the utter refreshment of something cold to drink, but this tea was awesome. VERY heavy on the jasmine, but it went very well with the ice and sugar. As much as I want to dislike Teavana, I found myself enjoying this tea. I might have to pick some of this up next time I’m around a Teavana.

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This tea has such an interesting flavor and I can’t identify just what it is. It’s not exactly wine, to me, and not exactly fruit either. The sip is strong on the black tea, too. I’m definitely glad I’ve tried this one, but it’s really too strange for me. Thank you ladykittykat for a sample!

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m having the very last of this iced. I think it’s much better than hot! This would make a great staple tea during the summer. It requires a bit too much leaf for me to justify purchasing this, but I am so glad I got to try it!

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I am very impressed with the quality of Art of Tea’s teabags. Usually I don’t expect much flavor from teabags, but this almost had a bit too much! Like many others have said about their loose Earl Grey, the bergamot is definitely the most dominate flavor. I honestly didn’t sense any of the cream or vanilla, which was disappointing. It’s still a smooth and very flavorful cup.

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This is a very interesting tea. Steeping, the scent was VERY strong.. and I was worried that it might end up a little too strong for me. The flavor tastes like something familiar, but I can’t figure out what it reminds me of! The classic lemon flavor comes through at the tail end of the sip for me. Its finish is something almost like lemonade. The majority of the sip, though, is something that I can’t put my finger on. Maybe it’s the ginger or other dimensions of the lemon? Either way, this is a very strong cup of tea that is both refreshing and invigorating.

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I’m really loving the smell of this tea. It definitely has that white grape juice scent! The taste of this tea, however, is much lighter than expected! The smell has me craving a blast of juicy, sweet and tart grape. This is a really light and gorgeous cup of tea, I only want more GRAPE flavor. Thank you ladykittykat for this tea!

Paul M Tracy

This seems to be my experience with DAVIDsTEAs in general. They all have incredible fragrance but steep relatively mild. The only exception I’ve found is their coffee pu-erh which I really like.


DavidsTea definitely has beautiful smelling teas. I have tried Buttered Rum, too, and found that it was really very strong — almost as strong as its scent!

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I had breakfast with my friend this morning and picked this tea bag (which I had actually given to her) in hopes of possibly having a different experience. I honestly didn’t notice any of the vanilla or any kind of floral element to the tea. The only flavor that stood out was that of the Darjeeling, which isn’t necessarily bad, but this is supposed to be a Vanilla Orchid tea blend, not plain Darjeeling. Too bad that even this second experience was uneventful. No more Zhena for me!

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drank Dulce & Banana by DAVIDsTEA
560 tasting notes

I opened up the pouch of this tea and was really very surprised to see lots of tiny, whole chamomile flowers. I thought that they would be more broken up, but they’re small and absolutely adorable! The scent of the leaf is, of course, chamomile. Sipping, I can’t taste much of anything beyond the chamomile.. no banana or anything creamy. I suppose I was expecting more flavor. Maybe I might get more flavor if I dig around in the bag and search for other things besides chamomile flowers. Despite the one-note element of the tea, I do very much enjoy this cup. I’m looking forward to having more of this before bedtime! Thank you so much laney for letting me try this tea!

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Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

Note: Teas in my cupboard are all of the teas that I’ve logged, regardless of their current presence in my actual cupboard. For an updated list on what teas I have available for swap, check out the swap thread and not my cupboard! Thanks!

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