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David's Tea

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75

My awesome dad went and got me the Easter Egg Hunt from Davidstea! I was so excited I could burst! I missed out on the Christmas calendars, so I was really happy to get the hunt.
This is the first tea in the path.

I’m not an Earl Grey fan. I’m really not. Most of the time I can’t get past the smell, then when I do, I can’t handle the taste. I don’t like bergamot.

BUT! This tea…? This tea is a surprise for me! I actually don’t hate it. I do get the bergamot and I do get the typical earl grey type of flavour, but it must be the strawberries I’m picking up on that are making this tea taste different and in a way that I don’t mind. Who would have guessed?! I got two steepings out of the cup I had yesterday and today I’m having another cup and will probably get another steeping out of it. Plus I have a tiny bit more that I’ll just mix with a plain tea I think.

Today’s flavour for the tea hunt is Chocolate Rocket. I don’t mind that tea, but I have to be in the right mood for it, which is very rare… So I guess we’ll see if I have that today or not. I’m also going to try and drink the third day to catch up which is Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait. Can’t wait for that one! I haven’t had that one in so long even though I have a bunch at home. Maybe this summer I’ll chill it and enjoy it that way?

Now if winter would just STOP coming our way, then I’d be one happy camper.

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1

If I had wanted hot water, I would have consumed hot water, you guys. I wanted tea! As it was, the best part about this water that should have been tea was eating the (albeit delicious!) little fruity bits out of my infuser.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50

I know I oversteeped it, but I didn’t like the flavor. I don’t know if steeping it for less will help, but I don’t think that it will. It just seemed like there was too much going on in the cup.

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85

Spiced fig is like a fruit cake, but in a good way!
I do not like fruitcakes. But they are composed of many delicious thinks, fruit, nuts, chirstmasy spices, and cake! They should be delicious…
Spiced fig tastes like all those things (except the cake), but in a good way. It’s fruity and heavily christmas spiced.
It smells heavily of cloves, like one of those oranges with the cloves pressed into it…

It’s kind of hard to put into words why I love this tea, I really like teas that balance spicy and fruity. Like Mango diablo… I can see this tea falling in to the too heavily spiced realm for many, or too cloying for others, but it really does seem like christmas in a cup.

Preparation
Boiling 2 tsp

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100

The loose tea actually tastes better than the tea steeped, in my opinion. The taste of the tea isn’t too strong, but makes a nice warm drink on a cold day. It’s not too distinguishable from Forever Nuts, so sometimes I mix them together and then it tastes AWESOME.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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74

I feel as though I’m the only person on earth that likes this tea. Of my David’s Tea co-workers, I only know one other girl that doesn’t mind it. I don’t know exactly what it is that I like, but it’s most likely the liquorice root. I’m not normally one to like super sweet teas, but I am a fan of this one. Oh well, I’m a strange one :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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97

Wonderful seasonal sweet tea. Warm and sugary, with just a hint of figs. Use three teaspoons per mug, twice the recommended amount, to get a full body flavor.

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67

Nice spiced chai. Good with milk.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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17

No no no no no no no no
The smell of the dry leaves already put me off. It smells like a badly scented Bath and Body Works scent. Too strong and artificial.
The taste was similar. I took one sip and the rest went down the drain.
I am so disappointed, I thought it would taste like nutella, or at least either chocolate or hazelnut. I don’t know what it tasted like but it was just blejgfdjakdk
Never again.
Now I need to figure out how to get rid of the remaining 100g.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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69
drank buddha's blend by David's Tea
32 tasting notes

It’s a nice tea. But when I drink a full cup I start to feel sick … Not a good thing. But a small cup is perfect

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50

It has been a long day full of finals and counting down the last 3 months until I graduate early. It’s cold, i’m tired and stressed. All I want is chocolate. David’s Tea sent me this as a sample with my order of other holiday themed teas so I brewed it up immediately when I got home. It smells just like hazelnut and chocolate but it tastes like watered down fancy hot cocoa. It’s not bad but it’s not great either. Honestly I would have given it a higher rating if I could taste more of the chocolate or nuts in the tea but I just can’t do it. Maybe I just need to make out like the cookie monster for my stress chocolate binge.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
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45

I got this sample with my recent order. I was afraid to try another fig tea after the one that tasted like a stinky shoe, but I did it anyway. Good news is, it doesn’t like a stinky shoe, but I don’t like it. Not because of lack of flavor as some of you note, but because I don’t like the flavor. I guess i just don’t like fig tea. I feel like it could use more spice or more cranberry (for some tartness). It’s a muddy unpleasant flat flavor to me.

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

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3

I guess I hate floral teas. I’ve tried a few and this just made me understand I hate them. Oh well :(

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drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
35 tasting notes

Another tea brought by a well meaning family member.
I dont care for chai, but I do love all the spices that go into chai, so I keep trying them.
My mom made an absolutely delicious pumpkin ring, I though that this would go well with it. Wrong.
It was just weird. I had to spill out my cup.
It didnt taste like pumpkin, it kind of smelled like carrots. It had a sweet sort of fertilizer smell and the fruity flavor had an over ripe quality – not a good thing.

I’ve said it before and I will probably say it again – I will leave the chai spices to baking and curries.

K S

I’m with you. I just don’t ‘get’ chai.

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Thank you for the sample brewTEAlly sweet!

Smells like hazelnut coffee! But whoa…the taste is super artificial! And there is some licorice or something going on…bleh! Glad I got to try it but I’m going to have to dump it out. Wah wah.

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by David's Tea
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How does one drink this tea? I had a sample cup at David’s Tea and it tasted very bitter. I brewed a cup at home and it tasted like drink. Now I have a cup that I brewed for 6 minutes and added a little bit of stevia and it still tastes rough going down. I’m trying to like this….

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

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32

The chocolate in this tea is mostly what I taste, the chili is subtle on the tip of my tongue. Don’t know why they include chai in the name as there isn’t any flavour of chai present. Like but wouldn’t buy again, would rather save the space in my cupboard for something with more depth.

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71

I like cocoa, oolong, and licorice, so except for the black tea, the ingredients in this are right up my alley. A good start that went downhill when I opened the package. The dry mix has a strong, almost alcohol-like smell to it.

Brewed, it has a lighter smell. The alcohol scent is pretty much gone, thank goodness. Taste-wise, I get a bit of nuttiness, but overall the main impression is sweetness, probably from the licorice and flavourings. I don’t add anything to my tea, and I’m glad here, as I think adding sugar would make it undrinkable (for me).

Overall, it’s drinkable, but not something I think I’ll ever wake up in the morning craving. It’s too bad. If it were a bit nuttier and not as sweet, I think I would have loved it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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46

I was SO excited about this tea. It would be pretty decent, except it has this kind of terrible aftertaste that I am assuming is the licorice.. It lingers on your tongue and mouth for AGES. I’ve had a pumpkin/cinnamon bagel with cream cheese and a full glass of water since drinking this, AND I CAN STILL TASTE THE LICORICE!!! WHY IS THIS A NECESSARY INGREDIENT? This tea would be really great without it. Maybe sugar/milk will disguise it? I’ll have to try.

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84

Quite intriguing in that it’s reminiscent of a well executed fig dessert. I would disagree with Tealizzy in terms of depth of flavour. This tea has it in spades BUT you have to use at least 2 teaspoons making it very pricey. I bought 10 grams and it was good for one large cup. I am an extremely loyal customer but my pet peeve with David’s Tea is that they won’t let you sample a tea of your choice. So I do recommend it, just be aware of cost.

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14

When I read about this tea, it was right up my alley, but like many of the other ratings, I was disappointed. It has a great smell, but the after taste is bizarre. I couldn’t quiet put my finger on it, but now after reading other reviews I see it is the licorice that gives is a sweet after taste. Not just sweet, really sweet. I initially thought that maybe it was stevia because it tastes artificial almost. Not very good :(

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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