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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
384 tasting notes

So…. funny story.

I was looking online with a coworker at the Davidstea website, and we saw this one on there. I was floored by how awesome this one sounded. I thought I’d buy some when I went to my nearest store, but then I didn’t end up going. I was looking through my collection and guess what I found! This tea! It makes me wonder though how long I’ve had it… It’s probably been a bit..

So, I decided to have it tonight. It definitely needed some time to cool before I tried it ’cause when it was hot, I found it hard to get much flavour.

Now that it’s cooled, I really like it. It’s got a lemon/lime combo to it. It’s pretty tasty! I did overleaf a little bit ‘cause I know I’ve had it a while and I’m glad that I did. I think I would add a bit more next time. I’ll probably finish this one shortly. It’s yummy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

It’s pretty good iced!

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Last night we had a few friends over and for the first time they saw my tea cupboard! haha My cousin that came over said she was jealous. haha

Anyway, so my husband mentioned that there are a few teas that I have that I really haven’t drank ‘cause I don’t care for them even though I bought 100g thinking I would fall in love. And one he mentioned was Ice Cream Cake by Davidstea. I bought a bunch of that one, but really don’t care for it all that much. It’s not terrible, it’s just too sweet and not really my thing come to find out. So my thought this morning was to dig it out of the back of the cupboard and mix it with something to make it less sweet. And guess what?! It worked!

So for this mixing I paired 1.5 tsp of Ice Cream Cake from Davidstea with 1 tsp of Canadian Breakfast from The Metropolitan Tea Company!

What a fantastic pairing! I added milk and it made it nice! It wasn’t crazy sweet. If anything, it was more of a plain tea with a hint of something else sweet, but not crazy sweet thankfully! I told my hunny that I like the combo and would probably end up finishing it now and I think he’s happy. I know I’ll enjoy this combo.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
yyz

I’ve had a couple of teas like that, that either have too strong or odd a flavouring, or too weak a base for me to appreciate them on their own, but that I have been able to finish or even come to appreciate once blended with another. The joys of having lots of teas to spare for experimentation!

TheKesser

lol definitely :)

Fjellrev

I’ve been doing something very similar with David’s Red Velvet Cake. Waaaay too sweet on its own, so I’ve been pairing it with H&S Florence. How people can drink those cake teas on their own is beyond me.

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Again, tried a couple of times at work to write this review, but the work pc is so old that Steepster won’t load properly to let me write a note. It’ll let me read though thankfully.

Anyway, so I had this one the other day, and normally I wouldn’t write a review on the first tasting of something, but I felt I needed to write something this time.

I found this one to be quite sweet. Now, in all fairness, I did add a touch of sweetener thinking it wasn’t going to be sweet, but it was. Next time I’ll just add milk for the creaminess that I like with black teas, but no sweetener.

The other thing that I was thinking that was odd about this tea is the steeping time they recommend for this one. It says to steep for 3-7 mins. I did it for 4.5mins I believe it was and it was on the bitter side. I need to make sure that I steep for only 3 mins and see where we’re at.

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Sipdown!!

I finished this one yesterday at work. I was trying to write a note on my phone, but it wasn’t going well, so today I shall write it from home!

If I’m comparing this to S’mores from Teaopia, then I have to say that I like S’mores better.
At the same time, I don’t feel it’s fair to compare them. This one is spicier. The S’mores one is almost more subtle.
Anyway, I really did enjoy this one, but at this time I won’t be restocking it. I’m not sure if it’s still in stock or not, but I think I’ll past on this one for now.

I really did like this one though. I feel it is true to it’s name with a slight cinnamon-y adding to it.

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drank Rhubarb Cream by The Tea Haus
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Another attempt at this one.

I did get a bit more of the rhubarb flavour, I think this time. I wasn’t getting exactly what I was expecting from this one. I definitely feel like this one tastes more like a plain black tea with the tiniest hint of flavour. I realize now why everyone always mixes rhubarb and strawberry together. I feel like they need each other for sure.

I think I do agree with the other reviewer here though. This one really does fall a bit flat. I wouldn’t get this one again. Sorry…

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
TheKesser

I have decided to mix this one with my strawberry cream tea from the Tea Haus. I think the flavours together would be better than if I kept this particular one on its own.

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drank Christmas Tea by Unknown
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This one was given to me
I had this one the other day and unfortunately I don’t remember much about it other than it is a spice filled tea that I didn’t really like. I was actually thinking I might either toss the rest of the leaves that I have or give it away to one of my coworkers. I dunno.

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I haven’t logged this one yet?? How it that possible?? I’ve had this one for like two years and I’m sure that I had logged it… but maybe not. Oh well! haha

When I first got this tea, I remember how crazy sweet it seemed. It smelled sweet, tasted sweet and was just far too much all around. But tonight, I’m not minding it.

I did add some milk to add some smoothness to it, and it hopefully curb the sweetness that I was expecting.
Comparing it to rum, I’m not sure I’m the best judge. I don’t really drink rum. But I can tell you I like the smoothness of this one and the sweet coconut in it.

I’m glad that this one has held up over the last bit. Honestly, this is one of the teas that I haven’t stored properly. It’s in a container that isn’t air tight, is glass that isn’t UV blocking and has been around for two years. I over leafed a bit just in case, and it seems to be okay. I do think time is making this tea taste a bit different, but I’m okay with it. It’s okay.

Gabriela

love this tea! I just had it for the first time with milk and rock sugar… normally I just have it black. My oh my it was good!!!!

TheKesser

yeah Rock sugar and milk would have made it awesome probably. I wonder what it would be like as a latte!

caile

I love this one with a bit of milk also!

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drank Cinnamon Heart by DAVIDsTEA
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This is the second pu-erh I’ve tried.
Honestly, I don’t care for them at all. I don’t like the smell of this one. It smells almost fishy to me. I don’t know why. I did the 30-second steep, toss and then re-steeped.
I did load up on the milk and sugar, but I still don’t really care for it at all. I don’t mind the cinnamon part of it, but I do wish there was more to this tea. I feel like it needs more than just the cinnamon.
It’s not terrible, but it definitely not one that I’d buy.

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Sipdown!!

My husband says that I need to start declaring it from the rooftops every time I do a sip down! So… SIPDOWN! hahaha

I’ve been loving this one a lot lately. I didn’t enjoy it as much when I first got it, but as time went on and I started trying this one again, I’ve fallen in love it with it. I’m actually really sorry to see this one go ‘cause I’ve been enjoying it so much.

This is a really nice strawberry tea that has an almost creamy flavour to it too. I’m loving the brittle in it too. I really like it. It’s delicious!

I’m very sorry to see this one go. I’ll have to get more of it if it comes out again.

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drank Calm by Wildflowers Tea
384 tasting notes

I had this one last night as I was fighting yet another headache… I’m so sick of headaches. Seriously. I don’t know what’s wrong with me sometimes.

Anyway, this tea has been in the cupboard for a few months now and not once have I had it. So, last night with the headache coming on, I decided I would try it and see if helped calm my headache away.
I’ll tell you what… that headache didn’t stand a chance! The smell of the tea alone started to melt the pain away and I knew that the end of the headache was in sight! After having the cup, it was gone! I don’t know what all the ingredients taste like individually, but together this tea is fabulous. It says on the package to steep for 10 mins! I did it this time, but it doesn’t need it I don’t think. It was strong. But not bitter, so that’s good.

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

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As well as “mom” to two adorable “fur babies” (I have two awesome cats). I’m married to an absolute amazing man who “puts up” with my tea obsession.

It wasn’t until a few years after high school that I finally became interested in tea. I started with Orange Pekoe double double (milk not cream) and peppermint. Since that time, I’ve really opened up to other kinds of tea and I’ve well… I’ve kind of just went nuts since then.

I don’t drink much bagged tea anymore. It’s mostly loose leaf in my cupboard. The only except are a couple that were given to me and they sound too good!

I would have to say my favourite kinds are (in no particular order): black, herbal and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too). White teas are rapidly becoming a favourite too. But, they must be flavoured white teas.

I don’t care for mate, green, oolongs, matcha, or puerh (although the puerh cake tea I have may convert me to a puerhs). And greens are kind of growing on me too. I’m starting to realize just how important steeping times/temperatures/amounts of tea make all the difference in the world for them!

I drink tea every single day. I absolutely love it. I can’t image my life without it.

I don’t log every time I drink a tea as I don’t want to spam everyone with tons of duplicate loggings, but I will log when I have a new tea, which happens on a regular basis and when I do a SIPDOWN! :D

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