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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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I love this tea. I’ve already repurchased it. It’s sweet and rich, smells (and tastes) strongly of caramel, my boss even noticed the caramel scent when I came close to her with my brewed cup. Enjoyed it tremendously with a dash of half and half. I don’t really get much chocolate out of it. I will have to brew the chocolate cake to compare soon. I can see this one being a regular staple that’s always in stock in my tea cabinet.

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
ErinBailey

It’s great! I really loved it! Like a dessert!

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81
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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I really enjoy this one with a splash of half and half in the morning. Rich and delicious and comforting, especially in this cold weather. This is the only mate from David’s that I anticipate keeping stocked regularly at home and work. By far my favorite from their line of mates.

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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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Sweet and tart all at the same time. You definitely get the lemon flavor, it reminds me of a berry lemonade. I had it warm with a touch of added sugar. I bet it would be fantastic iced in the summer, seems like it would be really refreshing on a warm day.

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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is definitely tasty, but I get more orange flavor than mango. It’s sweet and tart and fruity. I don’t know if I’ll repurchase just because I don’t think it’s super unique and it’s rather pricey, plus it requires 2 tsp of tea per cup, which makes this an expensive cup of tea. Tastes and smells like an orange herbal to me, but there was a lot of orange rind in my bag.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is shockingly delicious. I didn’t pick it out on my own, but it was suggested to me by the girl working at David’s Tea and I gave it a shot. I was scared by the cinnamon I could smell, but she assured me that it was really sweet and delicious. I tried it with trepidation at home with a splash of half and half in hopes of toning down the cinnamon. It was absolutely divine! Really sweet, like candy, and not at all spicy. Next time I brew it I might even take a sip without milk in it. Definitely going to be a repurchase for me. Side note – as it was brewing it was incredibly beautiful, shimmering and glittering in the infuser. After adding milk the beauty is lost, no more sparkle.

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
ErinBailey

That sounds wonderful! Tea and a show :)

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This one is really lovely. I’m enjoying it warm with just a splash of half and half (which is how I like all my hot black teas) and it seems like it would be really good iced in the summer. I will definitely be repurchasing this one. It smells of really rich blueberries and the taste doesn’t disappoint. Sweet (but not overly so) and fruity while still having a strong black tea base flavor. Perfect year round.

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
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I taste the honey and the lemon but I’m also getting quite the rooibos flavor too which I’m just not loving. I’ll finish the sample but probably will not repurchase.

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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Main Squeeze by DAVIDsTEA
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Another one that I wanted to love and just don’t think I’ll be repurchasing. It smells like fresh squeezed orange juice. The taste reminds me of the orange Triaminic that I used to have as a child. It has a very medicinal quality. I will try the rest of the sample iced to see if it’s any better.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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I WANT to love this one. I really do. But it’s just not doing it for me. The Banana Nut Bread was to die for and this is just lackluster. It smells great but doesn’t have a ton of flavor. The first cup I brewed for 6 minutes and was bitter. The second cup I brewed for 5 minutes and didn’t have much flavor. I tried it sweetened and with as well as without milk. Sadly, won’t be repurchasing.

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

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drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
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Tried this one this morning. It was ok. Smelled better than it tasted. Tried it on it’s own and then with a little cream and sugar. Liked it better with cream and sugar, but still not my favorite mate. Sort of reminiscent of coffee in scent alone. Not a ton of flavor to it.

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

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