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drank Peach Paradise by Silk Road
7 tasting notes

I went to the Silk Road tea store in Victoria and found this gem. I have not yet tried a peach black tea as good as this one, and I have tried multiple since trying this tea.
However, it was extremely pricey and I only received about 25g for 5 dollars.

Flavors: Peach, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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After trying Movie Night from DAVIDsTEA, I figured I black popcorn tea would be equally as good. Like Movie Night, this tea steeps super light, but that is about all these two teas share.

The tea has a strange taste. It’s like it’s trying to be sort of sweet and kind of caramel-ish, but has no taste of popcorn or butter or even toffee.

I hate wasting tea, but I ended up throwing this one out because I don’t think I could have pawned it off on anyone.

Flavors: Apple, Caramel, Toasty

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I like this tea so much, I went through two 100g bags in two months. I don’t live very close to Granville Island, so I probably should have savoured it longer.

Like the other reviewer mentioned, there is no “pastry” taste, so if that’s what you’re expecting then you will be disappointed. Rather, it tastes like a sweet black tea with a slight hint of chocolate and a light raspberry flavour. It doesn’t steep super strong, even at the 5 minute mark.

I just add milk and no sweetener because I find it’s sweet enough on its own.

Flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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68
drank Monk's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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I enjoyed this tea when it first came out with the Spring Collection. However, it tastes similar to Guangzhou Milk Oolong, and I can’t taste the jasmine pearls at all. I don’t think it was necessary to add the white tea with the oolong, since the oolong is the most predominant. I get the point of it, because it’s a “mix”. Overall, satisfactory tea, but I wouldn’t recommend if you’ve had any other oolong tea.

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One of my favourites of the Oolongs at DavidsTea. It’s good alone, hot or iced, and good with or without milk. I find if you add any sweetener it takes away from the flavour. I like to use around 85 degree water, so that the leaves don’t burn but it’s hot enough that it doesn’t cool right away. I’ve resteeped the same batch twice more, and both times it tasted exactly the same but a little more buttery.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Milk

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank ME to WE by DAVIDsTEA
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Delicious as an iced tea, and fine as a hot tea. I like it with sweetener added so that it tastes like fruit punch or koolaid, but it’s definitely sweet enough to have without any added sweetener. The most powerful flavour is the cheery and cranberry. DavidsTEA recommends 2 perfect teaspoons of tea for iced tea, but I like to used 2 1/2 or around 3 tsps.

Flavors: Cherry, Cranberry, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 tsp

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drank Grand Cru Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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Out of the three main matchas at DavidsTEA, this is my favourite. It’s creamy and smooth, and I find it’s less grassy than Ceremonial Matcha. I prefer this whisked, rather than using a Matcha Shaker. I also find it’s sweet enough on its own that it doesn’t need any added sweetener. It’s perfect with milk, hot or iced or as a latte.

Flavors: Creamy, Grass, Smooth

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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