David's Tea

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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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How is it that I had to add this one to the database?! Has no one really reviewed sencha from Davids??? really?! I wonder if it’s a glitch.

Anyhow, I took this one camping with me because a friend asked for green tea and I didn’t have much in my cupboard for sharing. I historically dislike sencha, so I wasn’t too bothered either way having it in my cupboard.
Except… well then I had a cuppa and it was suprisingly tasty. I actually enjoyed sencha, for the first time in pretty much ever. My preferences must be changing. Interesting.
Something about the grass texture is rather pleasing.

TheKesser

There is one in the database called Japanese Sencha by Davids…

Indigobloom

Ah that makes more sense. Though I think it was a glitch as well because David’s was showing only 24 teas of theirs that had been reviewed.

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drank Coco Chai Rooibos by David's Tea
16 tasting notes

I thought this would be a nice variation on a Chai tea. Sadly, it was so bad that I threw away the entire package. It had some flavor that was just off-putting – perhaps a strong Caradmon? I am not sure – and I love Chai – just not this Chai. At all.

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74

I was looking for a nice, spicy Chai that had a strong cinnamon flavor to it. I had hoped that this Chai would be the one that I was searching for. Alas, it was not. It was a good Chai. There is a cinnamon note – it is just fairly subtle. My search continues….

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Ginger

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42

I bought this tea based on the smell alone and I was excited to try it. Unfortunately, I really didn’t enjoy it :(. It was way too sweet for me and it didn’t really taste like coconut or chocolate. I think it was partly because this is an oolong tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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drank The Earl's Garden by David's Tea
3 tasting notes

I’m not typically a fan of Earl Grey teas but this one I really enjoyed. It wasn’t overpowering as an earl grey flavour but it was still super yummy. I sadly only have 2 little pots from one of their special boxes (I think it was the Christmas countdown? Maybe the Easter one? I’m not sure). I still love it though and would definitely look into purchasing more. (Do they still sell this? I clearly don’t know much about this tea)

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drank Cookie Dough by David's Tea
3 tasting notes

I wish I had more of this wonderful tea left in my cupboard. I remember this being one of my first loose leaf teas back in 2012. It doesn’t really taste like cookie dough but it does taste miraculous. I love it. I secretly hope they’ll bring it back sometime.
I steeped this tea at a cooler temperature than I steep most teas, and it was delicious. I didn’t need any sweetener or milk and it tasted great. I wish DAVIDsTEA would bring this back at least for the winter!!

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

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drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
2 tasting notes

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From David’s Tea, I knew I shouldn’t expect anything less than perfection. The smell in the bag was enticing enough. I told my fiance to pick out a tea since I had so many to try and she just threw the bag, I didn’t argue since it was David’s Tea, and I’m quite impressed.

At first I was a big skeptical, mixing black tea with red tea didn’t seem like a delicious idea but the ingredients said otherwise, hints of jasmine in between. Overall the experience was fruity, but that nice red and black tea taste reminded you that this wasn’t grandmas house. I would love to stock on this tea more.

Flavors: Berries, Fruity, Jasmine

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
hapatite

Is it this tea? http://steepster.com/teas/davidstea/11899-three-wishes-tea
If so, I like that tea a lot! I also like “Glitter & Gold”, so pretty to brew.

HuuFlungPuu

yep, thats it!

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drank Cookie Dough by David's Tea
2 tasting notes

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drank Bai Hao Yin Zen by David's Tea
276 tasting notes

I got a sample of this with a DavidsTea order awhile back. I brought it to work last week, and decided to have it this morning. I opened the little packet (I hate the packaging for their loose leaf samples, BTW – I’m always afraid I’m going to get it all over the place trying to rip through the sticker, and ripping the sticker means I can’t read the label while I sip) and turned it into the brewing basket for the cup I use at work.

I took a sniff of the dry loose tea, and confusion sets in – I smell chocolate. I have never had a white tea that smelled of chocolate. Not malty, not cocoa-y – chocolate. I drank a chocolate flavored tea last week – did I not wash out my brewing mug and basket well enough last week?

Next issue – I sweeten black teas more than green or white, so I grabbed two packets of sweetener by habit, and poured them both in. I should have gone with one. It’s too sweet.

And it tastes of chocolate. There are only 3 reviews of this tea, none of them mention chocolate.

There’s a little bit of the vegetal taste I would expect. But there’s that chocolate too. And it’s overly sweet.

I’m so confused.

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91

I love this Earl Grey. The strawberry flavouring is strong but definitely not overpowering. It’s a nice alternative to basic Earl Grey/black tea. I don’t find the strawberry flavouring to be too sweet or sickly. It is the perfect balance between fruity and rich flavour. Highly recommend!

Flavors: Bergamot, Earl Grey, Strawberry

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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drank Bai Hao Yin Zen by David's Tea
1381 tasting notes

Another one from Dexter! Thanks so much! Still a few more to try from that awesome box of teas a few months ago. Whew. I was a little leery on this one – seems like the kind of white tea I’m not into. But I wanted to try it to see if this one would go in any teaboxes shortly coming my way. The leaves are those fuzzies so I rinsed them to get rid of some of the fuzzies in the cup. Looking at the cup, the rinse DEFINITELY helped the amount of fuzzies… there were a ton in the rinse.

Steep #1 // rinse // 30 min after boiling // 2 min
The flavor isn’t too bad, but it also seems like these types of teas are never special enough for me to want to steep them. It’s also impossible to describe them. I almost wanted to say clouds but then I realized it tastes kind of like cotton (hmm…must be the billion fuzzies still in the mug). Very sweet dried grass. It has sort of a creamy flavor too. Maybe a hint of citrus. This sounded familiar, so I looked at the page for Verdant’s Bai Mu Dan and they describe it as “cream” and “lime”. I did have this one a few weeks ago, but I don’t think my memory is that good. A decent cup but the fuzzies bothering my throat aren’t very inspiring.

Steep #2 // 20 min after boiling // 3 min
This cup was really nice too. I guess I like these types of teas more than I think. I do now anyway. Once in a while I’ll really enjoy this.

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drank Genmaicha by David's Tea
765 tasting notes

GCTTB2

I feel like I am on the wrong page as there are no other reviews for this one…

I had this one a few days ago and forgot to review it but kept meaning to. It smells like a genmaicha. Seaweedy green tea with a popcorny scent.

The taste is ok. It is a what I would describe as a basic genmaicha. The green tea is strong, not bitter, but I would like it to be a lot smoother than it is. There is a definite popcorn flavour, and distinct from the popcorn there is a buckwheat type flavour as well. I think this tea is missing just a bit of smoothness and sweetness.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
drank Coco Chai Rooibos by David's Tea
268 tasting notes

This is a bold chai! No surprise that it came from the spice-loving Virginia :-). The star of the show is cinnamon for sure. I also get some cardamom with some chocolate whispers to end the sip. Underneath that…..the dreaded rooibos! It sours this tea some for me although the flavors are bold enough to almost overpower that taste…almost. I won’t rate this since I am not a fan of rooibos.

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100

This is the same as Teavana’s old White Ayurvedic Chai blend. Recently they upgraded it and it tastes like crap. They got rid of the red pepper and the cinnamon flavor tastes artificial.

This tea is AMAZING! I like it slightly better than Teavana’s old White Ayurvedic Chai because this tea has a bolder and richer spice flavor.

If anyone else is dissipointed in Teavana’s new White Ayurvedic Chai belnd, try this and you will NOT be dissipointed!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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It tastes like water. I used more of this than I normally would, because it’s so chunky. Really big chunks of fruit. It still tastes like water. I steeped it for almost an hour in an insulated mug and I’m still having trouble finding any flavor. And it’s so disappointing because the dry tea smells just like a spiced holiday cake, really amazing. I realize that you might have to use a lot of this type of tistane to get any real flavour, but I don’t think it’s very economical to use 1/4 cup of the stuff to make a cup of tea. And the directions on the bag are for 2tsp (when most DTs usually take 1.25tsp). But 2 tsp is not nearly enough.

I feel like I’d get more out of this if I just ate it as a snack, rather than trying to brew it.

Maybe I should have doubled the amount of tea to make my travel mug. Maybe the 2tsp is just for an 8oz cup?

Flavors: Cloves, Nuts, Stewed Fruits

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Cookie Dough by David's Tea
484 tasting notes

I love this tea. I don’t know if there is much more I can say except that, in my world, it verges on perfect.

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I bought this thinking it would taste like something else. I drank it iced, and it has a nice punch like taste, sweet. It reminds me of a glogg verison of tea. I’m not super in love with it, nothing out of this world.

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drank Cookie Dough by David's Tea
787 tasting notes

Long time, no see Steepster :( It’s been a super busy couple of weeks. I find it odd that this doesn’t have any reviews 0.o I thought this tea was pretty popular and I swear I remember doing a tasting note on it when I had a different sample..
Anywho.. I’ve been saving this sample for a while now and I decided it’s finally time to drink it. It smells like warm cookies :3 The flavor is pretty spot on. I feel like I’m drinking a chunk of cookie dough. Mmm :3

Stephanie

http://steepster.com/teas/davidstea/31564-cookie-dough looks like there is a 2nd page for this tea!

Stephanie

Oh and welcome back!

KallieBoo!

Thanks :D and that explains a lot haha :P

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