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Oh my, do I ever love shopping at Murchie’s. They have a large savoury and dessert deli in half the building; everything there is absolutely delicious and made fresh. The line is always extremely long, but this is because they are one of the best delis in town.

I really appreciate the $4 samplers of 10 teabags for those of us who like to try different teas. They also have lots of teapots/cups and a selection of bulk loose leaf which are tasty.

DAVIDsTEA in Victoria, BC
5/5
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5/5
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The DAVID’s TEA in downtown Victoria is quite large. I like this because the store gets very busy and this way I can browse many pre-packaged tins before going to the counter when it quiets down. The staff are great and I enjoy their flavoured teas.

Silk Road Tea in Victoria, BC
4/5
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Even though I really like many of the teas offered, I find Silk Road to be REALLY expensive compared to other tea vendors or similar quality unless you buy larger amounts of the tea at a time. That being said, I think their tea is good quality and the store is always clean and organized. I also appreciate how helpful and approachable the staff is without being pushy to make a sale.

DAVIDs TEA - Uptown in Victoria, BC
5/5
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I really enjoy many of DAVID’s TEA’s blends so I visit at least a few times per year. I have been to this uptown location twice because it is located close to a bus route I take frequently. The sales people are always friendly and helpful. The store is busy, but looks clean and organized.

The reason I prefer David’s over most other tea stores is because there is no minimum purchase. I often buy ~12-15g of each new tea just to sample it, usually about $2-$4 worth, but you could do less. They are always nice about it, even when I buy 8 different tiny amounts and want to smell them all.

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I think I speak for everyone here when I say tea is one of the greatest luxuries in life.

I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books.

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and unroasted oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sale/exchanges. Message me any time :)

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum, clove, cardamom, lychee, floral, milk/creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, dessert/food flavours, cocoa/chocolate, earthy, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety), Yellow, Oolong, Purple (any processing method, I’m just trying to learn more about the flavour of this varietal), white, Black, Pu’erh (with no bitterness at all)

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic fruity herbals (too much hibiscus/rosehip), sour/tart, usually melon, sometimes tangerine, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, charcoal roasted oolongs, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), gunpowder, high caffeine, yerba mate, mushroom/fungus, I seem to get a stomach ache from stevia

Hit List (would like to buy)
Cease and Desist! – 52 Teas
Red Leaf flavoured matchas
Everything from Whispering Pines
Golden Monkey – Teavana
French Toast – Liquid Proust
Mad Snikerdoodle – Mad Hat Tea Company
Amoda, Banff Tea Co, and Algonquin Tea Co.
Archeopteryx Feathers – Tea-Historic

Location

BC, Canada

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