David's Tea

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70

I really like what I imagine the pu’erh part of the taste of the tea is. The rest of it tastes like, well, one of those chocolate oranges, with more orange flavor than chocolate. The tea is kind of “less-than” for me since I’m not super fond of that flavor, but I might try it again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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99

David’s Chocolate Chili Chai is the reason I joined Steepster … just to write this review. This tea is sublime! A little bit about my tastes: I drink coffee, love spicy foods, red wine, and chocolate. This tea is great first thing on a misty morning, or sitting at my desk on a winter evening watching the snow fall. It’s sublime. As I am writing this, I have finished my cup but the scent of this tea still lingers the air. David’s Tea should start making candles! Unbelievably yummy. Two things I would like to note: I used an 8 oz mug and I like a little more tea than the average bear: I use a tablespoon. The flavor makes the more rapid dwindling of my stash so worth it. I can always get more. And I will. :) A million stars.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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70

This tea is VERY sweet. I thought that it it had some kind of sweetener in it, but when i looked at the ingredients, it doesn’t. I had to water it down, but it was quite delicious

Flavors: Orange, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90

I have had a couple of samples of this one, and it is SO good! I wish that I could get more of it. It tastes like Nutella in a cup!

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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96

Nutty, light flavour! My favourite tea to drink! Very relaxing, and great aroma! Pairs nicely with Chinese food, especially Dim Sum! Very satisfying.

Flavors: Nutty, Popcorn

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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69

I have tried this tea both as just a tea and as a chai tea as the name suggests. As a chai tea I can taste the chocolate and and just a note of chili. Nothing to make it spicy, but to just enhance the chocolate. As a tea, it reminds me of Chocolate Rocket.

Books recommended for this tea are: The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, & Mystic River by Denis Lehane

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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30
drank Birthday Cake by David's Tea
16 tasting notes

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40
drank juicy orange by David's Tea
59 tasting notes

This was a tea of the day down at my local David’s Tea shop today. Piping hot, it tasted smooth and sweet, with a bit of sour at the finish. But as it cooled off, it tasted more like baby aspirin or Tang. I don’t think I’ll get it again.

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100
drank Birthday Cake by David's Tea
7 tasting notes

This tea has the perfect flavor. It’s not too sweet and it has a smooth finish. I absolutely love this tea.

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
71 tasting notes

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100
drank Bai Hao Yin Zen by David's Tea
29 tasting notes

I received a sample of this with my latest David’s Tea purchase. It has big tea leaves—a fantastic sign. I used about half of the sample because I still don’t have a proper tea ball, and I’d rather let such pretty leaves unfurl in a wee bit of water, than cram it all in this microscopic tea ball I have and not get the bestest flavor.

It smells amaaaaaazing! :) And the taste? Out. Of. This. World. I thought I’d tasted white tea, but no… I’d only had shadows, powder, imitation teas that couldn’t hold a candle to this stuff. I am now, officially, a fan of white tea. It’s sweet all by itself, and has a round, grassy flavor—no funky aftertaste (those who have delved into the black hole that is supermarket bagged tea may know the aftertaste I’m referencing shudder).

Yup. I’m impressed. And I just used half a teaspoon. And my water was probably way too hot.

Flavors: Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 0 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank bai hao zhen by David's Tea
29 tasting notes

I received a sample of this with my latest David’s Tea purchase. It has big tea leaves—a fantastic sign. I used about half of the sample because I still don’t have a proper tea ball, and I’d rather let such pretty leaves unfurl in a wee bit of water, than cram it all in this microscopic tea ball I have and not get the bestest flavor.

It smells amaaaaaazing! :) And the taste? Out. Of. This. World. I thought I’d tasted white tea, but no… I’d only had shadows, powder, imitation teas that couldn’t hold a candle to this stuff. I am now, officially, a fan of white tea. It’s sweet all by itself, and has a round, grassy flavor—no funky aftertaste (those who have delved into the black hole that is supermarket bagged tea may know the aftertaste I’m referencing—shudder—).

Yup. I’m impressed. And I just used half a teaspoon. And my water was probably way too hot.

Flavors: Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 0 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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20
drank Genmaicha by David's Tea
60 tasting notes

This one is really not for me. I appreciate the complexity, but I felt as though the rice made it taste vaguely like soup. I normally love green tea, but I couldn’t finish the cup this time. On the plus side, I’m learning more and more all the time. I guess I’ve finally found a type of tea that really does not appeal to me.

Flavors: Chicken Soup, Grass, Rice, Salty

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Fjellrev

Welcome to Steepster! Guess genmaicha isn’t for everyone. :)

M

Thanks! I’m still getting the hang of it all. Genmaicha isn’t my favourite, but I’d be open to trying it again (maybe a different brand?) in the future. I’ve changed my mind before.

Fjellrev

You never know, it may grow on you or you may find a brand whose genmaicha you prefer. And if not, there is so much more out there!

M

That is very true. I’m open to any and all teas, so I don’t doubt I’ll try more genmaicha in the future.

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90
drank Birthday Cake by David's Tea
416 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!!!

Kittenna

You can do it!! :D

Fjellrev

You know know, it could be water retention. Just keep going! I know, I can get really discouraged when I put so much into weight loss and you plateau or even gain when you’re trying so hard, but it’s all about the willpower.

carol who

Willpower? What’s that? ;-p
Thanks!

Fjellrev

Haha yeah, sometimes the willpower tank is running on low, especially when you’re at it for so long. :)

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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
34 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
659 tasting notes

Mmm this is so sweet and syrupy. So delicious. ^^

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93
drank Birthday Cake by David's Tea
659 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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