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drank Perfect Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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I didn’t have quite enough of this one to make a 16oz cup like I usually make, so I just used all that I had and didn’t fill up my 16oz steeper all the way.

I don’t care for pears… I really don’t. I think most of the reason for that is the texture. Something about it isn’t right. I feel silly in some ways for saying it, but it’s just the way I feel.
I had read another review on here that this one didn’t taste like pears and so I thought I might as well dive into the sample I had.

This one smells lovely. I could have used it for an air freshener… but taste-wise, I didn’t care for it. I did taste the pears and I just… I don’t know… It’s not for me. I think I might have made it too strong or something, I don’t know. I could see how people would enjoy it, but I don’t. :(

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I had this tea only once and I remember some kind of chemical taste to it, I didn’t like it for that reason…

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drank Dragon Pearls by DAVIDsTEA
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I feel like I’m drinking flowers. Haha
I don’t drink much plain green tea. It’s just not my thing, especially after a few times of having it and making it bitter. Bleck.

So, for this one, I very carefully followed the instructions. Realistically, this tea did turn out nice. It is not bitter or too strong. That jasmine flavour is definitely there. I’m not too sure if the green tea part is there or not, but the jasmine is. And I think it’s the jasmine being so strong that is making me feel as though I’m drinking flowers.

I’m enjoying this one as a change, but I know I wouldn’t stock up on this one. It’s nothing against the tea itself, it’s just not my cup of tea as they say.

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WOW! This tea has a kick! I’m absolutely loving it today.

This tea was in a gift pack that my dad got me and I haven’t gotten to trying yet. It is SO good! The cinnamon is strong but not overwhelming. I can clearly taste the cardamom and ginger. I love the chai flavour and how strong it is but not like over the top. Given too, I have milk and sugar in it and it held up SO well! This would be a good chai tea to have on hand for those days that I need a good wake-me-up. This tea is awesome.

I’m so glad I got to try it. I think once another tea or two are out of the cupboard, that this is one I’ll have to get. (Which is funny for me to say ‘cause I just order three or four new ones. Shhhhhh don’t tell anyone. My name is TheKesser, and I’m addicted to tea… specifically DavidsTea.) :)

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Here on Steepster, we never judge… all tea addicts are welcomed :-) (The only addiction where admission doesn’t have to lead on the road to recovery…)

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drank Sakura Allure by Teavana
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This is a pretty good green tea. Very fruity. I think I’d like it better as a cold tea than as a hot tea. I would make it a bit stronger too next time.

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drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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My second review:

Having this tea again today, I think I like it! I put in some milk and only the tiniest sprinkle of sugar. I think this tea is nice. I do wish the raspberry part was a bit stronger. I love the coconut part. I think it’s nice.
I’d like to try this tea as a latte! I think it’d be awesome as a latte.

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Happy belated birthday to me! My actual birthday was two days ago (Thursday), and I decided to buy myself a small bit of tea. :)
My mom and I went to this wonderful little place that sells tea, and I talked to the lady that owns it and she knows so much about tea it’s amazing. She said something about her degree/qualifications, but I don’t remember the details at this time. Anyway, I told her about my sinus headaches and how I was looking for just a plain basic black tea, and she suggested this one!
The smell is so warm and almost cosy. Who knew that a plain black tea could smell so nice in that way?! I really feel that I need to try more plain black teas. I drink so many flavoured ones and almost completely ignore the plain ones.
Anyway, so I made this one yesterday and I steeped it for like 4 mintues or so, but I found it to be quite strong. I was kind of surprised by it, but today I went ahead and steeped it for 3 mins with one tsp per cup. I’ve added my milk and sugar as always with my black teas, and it is so lovely. It’s definitely close to the orange pekoes I’ve had before, but it has a bit more of a promident flavour to it. I’m really loving it. It’s definitely curbing the plain black tea craving that I’ve had lately, and it’s a great choice for me with all this sinus congestion that is still plaguing me. (I’m thinking if it doesn’t clear up soon, I might go see my doctor. I’m going crazy with this. I might try one of those pots… I don’t remember the exact name that’s suppose to clean out the sinuses. Has anyone tried these before?)
Anyways… that’s all from me for now. :)

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Sometimes I forget - simply because so many bad bagged teas are purportedly orange pekoe/Ceylons - that some of them are downright good!


lol it’s so true!

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drank Caramel Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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Happy Steepster birthday to me! One year ago, I started this fun adventure of joining this community and logging a big passion of mine… tea! It has been an awesome ride so far, and I love that I’ve gotten to try as many teas as I have. I have to say, I have the best husband in the world for being so understanding so I can really explore and enjoy my obsession. He is the best.

So, today for my ‘birthday’ I decided I wanted to try something completely different. I’ve had this one a while, but haven’t tried it yet… shame on me!
This tea is so delicious! I’m really enjoying it! It has some lovely spice flavourings to it, and I absolutely LOVE the mulberries in it. I haven’t noticed much for the caramel flavour though.

Anyways… when I was growing up, my parents house actually had a mulberry tree in the front yard (technically it was more in the neighbours yard, but it came over ours). They are such a messy tree, but they also produce some amazing fruit! One year I remember my mom making mulberry pies. They were delicious! I use to pick them as snacks during/after bike rides and when I was just hanging with friends. There were many trees around our area, so I never had to go very far to find them. So, I really enjoy mulberries if you couldn’t tell. (And funny thing is, I haven’t tried the mulberry madiness I think it was called by Davidstea).

So, I must say, this tea is so good. I’m glad that I have some and that I get the chance to enjoy it for a while. I’d like to try this one as a latte too!

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Happy Steepster birthday :-) and yay for great understanding husbands for putting up with our obsession!


lol Thanks! and yeah, it’s awesome when they are so understanding. Mine is slowly joining the obsession too!

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My coworker gave me a sample of this one, as I gave her a few samples, and she wanted to return the favour.

I lost this one for a short bit. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I looked high and low and I thought maybe my cat had stolen it. And I was worried. The one cat we have use to be a barn cat for a bit. He is very much a “hunt and kill; eat whatever you can” kind of a cat. He has stolen cadbury cream eggs from me (thankfully I got those back asap), whole packages of english muffins, bread… just about any food that cat can get his little teeth on, he’ll take. Which, when I saw this one was missing, I was worried! I was scared that maybe he had taken it for a snack, and being there is chocolate in it, I was concerned he’d get sick. Silly kitty…

So, my coworker was going to give me another sample, but I finally found it! It was hidden away with some bulk barn purchases (I think I threw it in there so the cat wouldn’t get it).

I love the smell of this tea. It is nice and warm, yet, it has some zing to it.

Taste-wise… I don’t know if I really enjoy this tea or not. I think it might be the cinnamon… I don’t know. I wasn’t blown away by this one. But, I do want to state too before I review the taste more, that I really haven’t had a good week at work. I keep getting ‘talked to’ ‘cause of things that either I’ve done or things that they think I’m doing and I’m not actually doing…
Anyway, so I might have been a bit distracted when I tried this tea today. I wasn’t crazy head-over-heels for it yet, but I should try this one again when I can sit at home, either at my comforting writing desk or the soft couches in the living room and really take some time to soak this one in.

I might be placing an order next week for my b-day (Thurs!), so I might go ahead ask for another sample of this one with my order if I can do that… Given too… haha I might get this one for my b-day as I’ve told a few people that’s what I’m hoping to get.

As a side note… my steepster b-day (my join date – Oct. 23) is coming up too! I may have to have something special that day also!

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drank Amaretto by DAVIDsTEA
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I like this one a lot better the second time trying it. I actually got a really good amaretto flavour out of this steeping, but I must say… it’s very strange.
Amaretto and coke is my drink of choice. So, it’s kind of weird to be drinking it in a different form. Comparing this tea to the actual amaretto is… not quite the same.
This tea isn’t as sweet as the actual liqueur and isn’t as strong, but it is very nice.
I really am enjoying this tea the second time around a lot lot more.

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I’m only making a short note on this one ’cause I have to say something…

Don’t store your teas in small plastic baggys! I know the folks on here probably use the bags that the stores sell them in and that’s good (I do the same). Usually those bags are thick and ziplocked and mostly air tight. That isn’t what I’m meaning. The place my coworker got this one from for me is from a soup/sandwich place. They have their teas for sale in small plastic, clear bags that honestly, I’ve seen the same at the dollar store.
So, when I went to try this one, it has taken on the taste and smell of the soup place that sells it. So, unfortunately, I didn’t get to experience the good flavours that I wanted to with a name like Cherry Almond.
I would say something to the place, but I’m not that comfortable doing so, as I have yet to buy something from them…

Anyway, I might look at getting this one in the future from somewhere that sells it in proper packing. Cherry and almond sound so good!

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I’m a 30-something-year-old aspiring writer. I’ve written several short stories that I’m looking to get published someday soon. Currently I’m actively looking for markets and avenues to get published.

I’m also looking to finish a novel that I’ve been writing for the last several years.

I work as a paginator (I do page layout for our local weekly newspaper) and absolutely love it! I’m also an amateur photographer and “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.
Soon I’ll have a sweet baby boy too! I’m due March 6 so I might be on here a bit less than usual at that point.

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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