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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
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Bought this at the Moncton store while the gf and I were heading back from our trp to Halifax earlier this week. I told the SA that I was looking to try more of DT’s white teas and this was one of the three she pulled down from the shelf.

I wasn’t sure how much I would like this since it smelled so sweet and I’ve been looking for more vegetal teas lately. This turned it to be a delight. It has a delicious caramel flavour to it and I really wish it wasn’t so expensive or I’d add it to my permanent collection.

Fjellrev

I agree, it’s ridiculously expensive. This is a tea to snag whenever they have promotions where you get free tea when you spend an x amount of money.

Cavocorax

Yeah I totally abuse the system just to get this one free because it’s so expensive otherwise!

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I’m at a friend’s place in Boston (just got back from Fenway where I saw Jay Z and Justin Timberlake woooo!) and I found this while rummaging around in her tea collection. I had this iced with a bit of sugar and it was so delicious! I don’t know if I just miraculously ended making “the perfect brew” of this, but it wasn’t bitter at all (even before I added the sugar). I’m sad because it’ll be awhile before I’ll ever be able to try this again but I’m glad I got the opportunity!

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drank Dragon Pearls by DAVIDsTEA
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I love doing photo shoots in the summer, but I hate editing in the summer (because I just want to be running around outside!). I did a shoot last month and I’m only now getting around to editing them. A few pots of this tea are getting me through quite nicely. Here’s a peek at one of the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/riotproof/9359264259/

The first pot (steeped for 4 mins) was really nice. The jasmine was present but the green tea was stronger. The second pot (steeped for 5ish mins) is the opposite. The jasmine feels heavy on my tongue but it’s nice and calming.

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Sipping on a TARDIS mug full of this. It comes off as naturally sweet and I’m definitely getting a pastry/pie crust taste. It’s nice but I wish I had cold brewed my sample instead of drinking it hot. I think it might have tasted better that way.

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drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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It is July and I still have unopened teas from my DavisTea’s Christmas sampler box in case you were wondering what total procrastination looks like. I decided to finally try this as I’ve had far too much pop and junk food in the past few days. I like this one because I can just taste how good it is for me, as weird as that sounds. I can barely taste the rooibos which is great because I’m not the biggest fan of it. I can’t see myself buying this but I’ll enjoy the little bit of the sample I have left!

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m not the biggest iced tea fan but I decided to give DT’s new flavours a try. I cold-brewed this as my biggest problem with iced teas is that they taste too watered down for me. I love cold-brewing since it keeps the flavours. As expected, the mint is most dominant in this but the tea still has a fruity, creamy taste.

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drank Fruit Sangria by Adagio Teas
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So, Adagio’s shipping prices to Canada are ridiculous. I’ve ordered once and felt appropriately guilty after the experience. Not gonna lie, they’re great teas but they forgot to include the one tea that I was really looking forward too (and spent the most money on) and refused to send it to me when I emailed them about it. All they could do was add it on my account so it would go out with my next order (which will probably never because of the damn shipping cost). Hint: if your shipping prices are so ludicrous that they interfere with your customer service skills as a company, maybe look into it.

Anyway, I saw this at Whole Foods when I was in New York (sadly they only had this tea and vanilla rooibos) and thought it would be pretty good for an iced tea. Since then I’ve been cold brewing it and taking it to work. It’s pretty tasty! I add a teensy bit of agave to kill the slight bitterness from hibiscus, but it really isn’t even that harsh. I almost didn’t get this because I was still a little bitter from my last Adagio experience, but I’m glad I did!

Sil

Are you serious?!?!? They didn’t make good and send you the tea you ordered that they forgot? Geeez another reason never to order from them. Eff that.

Cavocorax

Wow, that’s really terrible!

JustJames

i’m so sorry! i really appreciate your post. i’ll be staying away from them. verdant has my heart and soul and butiki isn’t far behind… they’re brilliant all the way round. this company would just make me angry.

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Thanks to momo for this one!

Really enjoyed this tea as I’m a fiend for strawberries. The strawberry taste was the most bold with a hint of maple syrup coming up the rear. I added some agave to this one and it brought out the flavours more. Can’t wait to fiddle around with this one more. I really want to try adding maple syrup to it to bring out the pancake flavour.

JustJames

i am concluding that i will be trying 52teas….. but not until the middle of july! lol.

Cavocorax

JustJames – they have some really great blends, but you’ll be spending about $11-12 for 2oz with the extra in shipping. That can get a little expensive, but some of the blends make it worthwhile! Sometimes it’s just better to swap for samples. :)

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Sipping on this at Billy Bishop Airport while waiting for my flight to board. I noticed a Loblaws across the street from diner where I was having breakfast and thought I’d check it out. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had a loose leaf tea section. After pestering the sales associate to smell a bunch of the teas, I picked four. This was one of them and I was really hesitant to try it because bergamot is really hit or miss with me.

I’m very happy that I picked this one up. I steeped it for about 2 minutes and added sugar. It is sooo creamy and has a buttery caramel taste. The grapefruit gives it a nice tangy flavour and the bergamot is there but tolerable. After reading the other reviews, I was expecting to be disappointed in this but oh my god, it’s delicious!

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I’m a queer lady in my late twenties who loves cats, comic books, travel, and photography. I fell in love with tea in late 2011. My “tea corner” is now threatening to overthrow the kitchen! I’m the worst at writing so I’m sorry about the babbling messes my reviews will most likely be.

DAVIDsTEA was my first introduction to loose leaf tea and I’ve remained pretty loyal to them (especially since they’re a Canadian company so their shipping price isn’t ridiculous and delivery is speedy!) I’ve recently ventured into teas by 52teas, Della Terra Teas and the Metropolitan Tea Company.

The first teas I really enjoyed were dessert ones (and I still overloaded them with sugar, blech!). I still like them but now I’m trying to get into less-sugary teas. I loooooove me a good genmaicha and have a weakness for most oolongs.

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New Brunswick, Canada

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