David's Tea

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90
drank Birthday Cake by David's Tea
387 tasting notes

This tea saved my day. Thanks NayLynn and Brandon! I swear I tried 5 different tea samples today and nothing hit the spot at all. I think some of the samples have gotten old and they just were off. I then decided I had to have a “happy” tea, something to make me smile. And this was perfect. :)

Today at Weight Watchers the scale showed me up a pound :( so I have to really push myself to have my lovely dessert teas instead of all the seasonal treats. It’s so hard….. I know a pound isn’t much but I don’t want to let it start going up after finally reaching my goal. I lost more than forty pounds and cookies are not going to tell me what to do!!!

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84

Always have wanted to try this tea. I’m quite impressed. So creamy and smooth. I haven’t had any milk in a long time. My husband is allergic and I try to keep dairy products out of the house. That and not having straight up milk has really helped improve my skin.

Is there any milk in this? Man my taste buds are so confused. The lovely vegetal oolong the silky, smooth milkish whatever it is that causes that flavor.

Cameron B.

I am a vanilla soy milk lover. :D

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79

One of the better Pumpkin Chais I have had the year. But all of David’s tea’s that I have trie have a floral note I can place.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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67

I had the chance to try this tea in my advent calendar. After reading some reviews I was a little nervous about making this tea and then jumping in the car to drive two hours but i made it anyways.
I added some vanilla syrup to it and was surprised how much I liked the tea. It is mellow, buttery, creamy taste, and with the syrup I added it added some sweet vanilla taste to which I enjoyed.
Not sure I would buy a tin of it, maybe a small bag to enjoy a cup every once and while.

Flavors: Butter, Cream, Creamy

Preparation
5 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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70

Not quite enough chocolate or chili, but tasty and warming.

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40
drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
5 tasting notes

Weird squash taste, not really “pumpkin-y” and not good either.

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75
drank Genmaicha by David's Tea
26 tasting notes

Oooh, toasty! This tea is warm and inviting, with subtle green tea notes and a lovely toasted rice/rice cake flavor. Its nice and mellow, the perfect kind of cup for a stormy day (which incidentally, we are having). This is a tea I could drink cup after cup of in one sitting and not be bored or overwhelmed.

Flavors: Green, Rice, Toast, Toasted Rice, Toasty

Preparation
1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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93
drank Birthday Cake by David's Tea
430 tasting notes

This tin is seriously going to be empty SO fast. xD It’s just amazing! Love it!

Kirkoneill1988

taste like cake?

Fjellrev

Ha, looks like no regrets there, eh? It’s about time I grab more.

This tastes like maple icing to me. :)

Lariel of Lórien

It tastes like birthday cake ice cream to me.

Cameron B.

That sounds awesome… I love maple icing AND birthday cake ice cream!

Ost

Yes grab more! Everyone grab more!! Awesome tea!! :D :D

Megan Low

Love this one! My stash is dwindling as well and I’m thinking its time for a tin of this!

albertocanfly

any tea that successfully pulls off the cake flavor should be hoarded :P tehehe

Ost

Hahah I like how you think, Albertocanfly!

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93
drank Birthday Cake by David's Tea
430 tasting notes

Ah, I love this tea!! I haven’t had it in like 5 months. And Virginia had only sent me enough for a couple cups. So this is my first time having it since! I absolutely love it still!
It’s ever so slightly woody, but overall it’s super sweet and delicious!
Been a rough day, and I’m glad to have this to cheer me up!
So amazingly delicious!
I finally have a 100g tin!!!! Yah!! :D :D

Flavors: Cake, Creamy, Pancake Syrup, Sweet

Fjellrev

I almost did the same yesterday! But went with Apple Custard instead.

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90
drank Birthday Cake by David's Tea
6 tasting notes

This tea tastes exactly like birthday cake. I added two spoonfuls of sugar to it (just regular spoonfuls of standard sugar, nothing fancy) and with the great health benefits of Rooibos, it’s great to enjoy on a nice afternoon-or any time of day when you’re feeling like birthday cake!

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85

This is creamy and mellow, with a slightly sweet taste. I was amazed at how much volume the leaves expanded to once this was steeped!

(Day 3 of 24 Days of Tea.)

Flavors: Creamy, Milk, Sweet

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95

I’ve been wanting to try milk oolong for a while now. Although I realize that David’s version probably isn’t the best quality available, I really enjoyed this tea! The leaves are HUGE…a scant teaspoon filled my entire infuser once steeped. The creamy milk flavoring balances beautifully with the sweet oolong base and it has a fantastic silky mouth feel. This is the perfect bedtime cup of tea!

EDITED TO ADD: After 5 steeps, this tea was still going strong! I was ready to move onto something new, but seriously impressed with how well the flavor held up over multiple re-steepings. Bumping up my rating!

Flavors: Creamy, Milk, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Tealizzy

FYI- Teavivre’s version is awesome. :)

Inkling

Thanks for the tip!

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68

Not a very good Yin Zhen. A mainly stemmy taste that only has a fraction of the aromatic punch you’d expect. It’s not a bad introduction to white teas, but every other Yin Zhen I’ve had has been much more impressive.

Flavors: Peach, Pear, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

I had never before tried a milk oolong, so I didn’t know what to expect. This is like a cup of hot milk before bed. Liquid comfort food.

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95

DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea: Day 3 out of 24

What a nice surprise, given that is currently my favorite oolong. Love that milky flavor, and just between you and I, if someone made a QMO scented cologne, I very well might rep that.

Lesson learned though: OOLONG LEAVES EXPAND. I tried brewing in my Zojirushi travel mug, and the leaves weren’t able to expand fully in the small strainer. The end result was noticeably weaker-flavored tea.

Love love love this tea.

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95

Intensely creamy, almost as if it comes with a hint of condensed milk in every sip. Very smooth oolong flavor as well!

Flavors: Milk, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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80

Tea & Cards TTB

Oh my gosh this smells like christmas and it tastes so good I love it so much.
I’ve been listening to Christmas music since September and AHH CHRISTMAS IS COMING.
Christmas decorations are already up in Disneyland!!! And everything is going to be up officially starting the 13th! Ahh I’m so excited for all the Holiday festivities :))

But this tea is fab and I love it so much. It tastes like lovely christmas aww ve lost my tea scale ugh :(

Cheri

What?!?! Christmas already?!?! It’s November 3.

jump62359

I’ve been celebrating Christmas since September! ahhaha

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80
drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
430 tasting notes

Got a sample of this from the very generous, Boychik!
Wasn’t sure if I’d like this one since I’m not a super huge chai fan unless it’s cloudy and rainy (and it barely ever is here, sadly >m sure that drinking the rest of this generous sample will help me decide about purchasing any this year though.
So happy I finally tried it! Definitely understand the hype! :D
Thank you so much for the sample, Boychik! :D :D

Flavors: Caramel, Pumpkin, Spices

Flyawaybirdie

We got a tiny bit of rain here this morning! Did you get any?

boychik

Glad you liked it. It is not spectacular but it’s pretty good as a comfort tea

Ost

I didn’t, Flyawaybirdie! Jealous though! Too hot up here still!

And thank you so much again, boychik! :D

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71

Missed this last year, but my local DT had a bunch of 25g packs in the sale section, so I grabbed one. I rather like it – sweet and clovey, very Christmassy but without nasty hibiscus which too many Christmas teas seem to contain. I left the tea steeping in the mug the entire time, and it just got better – I would like to try it with proper infusions but I doubt it’s a long-lasting tea. I’m debating picking up another pack of it before it disappears, but being so heavy, it’s a pretty expensive tea by weight…. Also, best not to develop too much of a taste for a discontinued tea!

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96
drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
69 tasting notes

Ah the triumphant return of fall! Not more than two weeks ago, the summer was sweltering on, but overnight the season has changed.

Nothing ushers in all the wonderfully crisp feelings of fall quite like this perfect cup of tea.

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80

This is one of those teas that you need to drink room temp or cold in order to taste all the flavours. The citrus taste isn’t overwhelming at all but its there. Over all its a pretty smooth tea.

Flavors: Citrus Zest, Orange

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 240 ML

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80

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