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96
drank Copabanana by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

Banana! I love banana flavor, and this tea is definitely now one of my go to for when I get that craving. I love the taste, the smell of banana is overwhelmingly delicious while the hints of apple, coconut and vanilla peak through. This tea is a new favorite of mine.

Flavors: Apple, Banana, Coconut, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Megan

YUM!!

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90
drank Copabanana by DAVIDsTEA
32 tasting notes

Big thank you to ccoppens for sharing this delightful tea with me. We were searching for months for a delicious banana tea and he found this gem. I love the banana after taste and the fruity scent. An excellent steep.

Flavors: banana, Coconut

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Chris Coppens

Yes, we found it! An excellent steep indeed!

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77
drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
841 tasting notes

I finally caved and picked up a sample of some of the new teas from DAVIDs.

This is a really nice tisane. It’s intensely sweet and melony tasting. I could see it being too sweet for some people – probably one of the sweetest tisanes I’ve had (short of ones containing sweeteners or licorice root.)

This makes me pretty happy, and I’ll probably pick up more before it’s gone. I don’t find it as amazing as Lupicia’s melon flavoured teas, but it’s accessible and enjoyable.

Flavors: Melon, Sweet

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77
drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
254 tasting notes

Opened this one up last night. The dry leaf scent is incredible – berries and cream! Steeped, this reminds me a lot of Teavana’s Strawberry Cream but not as sour/biting. I definitely get berry notes in this, though I’d be hard pressed to actually identify which berries I’m tasting. Each sip finishes with cream notes.

Very good!

Flavors: Berries, Cream

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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88

Good morning!

This was interesting, so of course I had to have it :) When I hear gyokuro I immediately think vibrant green and umami. This particular Gyokuro is completely different which intrigued me. I brewed this in my tea press before work. The steeped leaves carry a dark chocolate and brown sugar aroma. The flavor is lightly smoked and woodsy. It carries a sweet dark caramel taste. This was a nice bold morning brew, and it was a definite win for me! I usually don’t appreciate any major tea chains; I prefer more independant companies. Although, this is actually a very tasty brew, and I’m glad that I received it.

Flavors: Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Dark Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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90

I like this tea for its smooth, robust flavour and spicy scent. It tastes sweet to me, and I often have it as my “I don’t want to eat before bed but need something” treat. Heavy cinnamon flavour – if you’re not a fan, I wouldn’t recommend.

I tried this tea initially in the summer – I think it was one of the DT tea-off teas (the other one won, I believe) I stocked-up the next day and made a special trip to my closest store when I realized I couldn’t purchase it online and it would never be sold in stores again (or so they say…)

Tonight I served it hot with milk – this would make an excellent tea latte.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Pear, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100
drank Gold Rush (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
30 tasting notes

I am a sucker for white teas and this is the best favoured white tea I’ve ever tasted.

Tonight I served this sweet tea as a tea latte and loved every last sip of it.

Flavors: Caramel, Coconut, Creamy, Honey, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 180 OZ / 5323 ML

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

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86
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
58 tasting notes

Oh boy, this tea is gooooood. It is the most chocolatey tea I have ever tasted – exactly like mint hot chocolate, the mouthfeel and everything!! I used to think PC’s Chocolatey Mint was my favourite chocolate tea… no way. This one, by a mile. As I’m trying to eat as little sugar as possible (only 6g today! yay!) these sugary sweet teas from David’s have been a lifesaver. I can get my sweet tooth on without the sugar or calories. So fantastic.

The resteep wasn’t great, though.

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75

This is a very nice, light tea. Not a very strong flavor, but enough to be perfect.
I think I can taste more of the apricot than the blackberry.
I don’t find it overly sweet IMO, but it tastes like a ‘curl up with a good book and cup of tea’ kind of tea.

I’m kind of hankering for a summer tea like this with, maybe peaches? Yeah, this tea with peaches.

Still not sure if this would be a restock and I’m on a second tasting on this one, maybe come to more of a decision with a third.

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96
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
639 tasting notes

Cries because this tea is so good!!!

((Backstory under the cut!))

Enjoyed this tea to-go prepared in-store as an iced latte! Ahh upon first sip, it was a bit weird because I wasn’t expecting so much honey! But dude. The honey and the creaminess of the milk worked so well together. I asked for no sweetener and it was perfection. The honey was already sweet enough in this tea that sweetener was not needed. I never expected to like this tea so much! And I see that it’s in my cupboard? So I must have some stashed away somewhere!?! AHH I NEED IT IN MY LIFE NOW.


So pretty much, I had this on Thursday. Wednesday I had Happy Kombucha, and that was Trish’s favourite tea as a teapop. And on Thursday, I did my massive tea haul. Spent $45 at DAVIDs and $25 at Lupicia I’m not even sorry.
But after my tea haul, I decided to walk around the city and eat my cream puff (Beard Papa’s makes the absolute BEST cream puffs ever!!!). So when it hit 4:00, I went back to DAVIDs and the ladies there remembered me haha. I walked up to them and told them that I was headed home and won’t be back to the City in maybe a year or so, that’s why I’m trying to spend as much time at DAVIDs! hahah. But I was all I want tea to enjoy on the way home. I’m not picky so just make your favourite! Teapop, latte, hot or iced. It’s all on you :)
So Emmy made it for me and she was making me Honey Bee. I was a bit… ehh at first since I’ve never smelled it before, but if it’s her favourite then it must be good!
Then I heard the timer and saw how they were preparing it, and realized that there was so much more room up at the top of the cup and I was all…??
AND THEN MEGAN TOPS IT OFF WITH FOAMED MILK AND THEY MADE ME AN ICED LATTE AND I’VE NEVER HAD ONE BEFORE AND I’M ALL LASLK;DJLASDFJLK THANK BC LOVELY PEOPLE ARE LOVELY.

Oh my gosh it was so good.
You have no idea how great it was.
When all you people visit DAVIDs and don’t know what to get and want a tea to-go, ask for an iced Honey Bee latte. I had mine unsweetened with whole milk, but ahhhh SO GOOD.

Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Milk, Smooth

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94
drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

While I love this tea either hot or cold, I would have to say that it does taste best when cold steeped.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75
drank Mocha Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
2831 tasting notes

Sipdown! Didn’t really taste like mocha to me, but I did enjoy it mixed with an almond/coconut milk combination. And there was just enough sweetness that I didn’t need to add anything additional to it (but I wouldn’t call it overly sweet). I might pick up more of the matches at some point for smoothies, but I have to finish off the Red Leaf ones I still have first. Also, I’ll see how the vanilla is – in terms of flavouring, this one was pretty underwhelming.

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90

A very refreshing tea, especially when served iced with seltzer water.

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86

The last cup before the day comes to close. This was good! The brew still carried a fresh tone and was sweet and smooth. The jasmine was very subtle, which is something new for me. I usually experience a very strong jasmine tone with most jasmine infused silver needle. This was not the case. The bright golden brew was honeysuckle with a slight floral upswing. It was enjoyable and did very well under multiple steeping.

Flavors: Floral, Honeysuckle, Jasmine

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Ost

:O And I thought I was going to be done trying all the DavidsTeas after my lastest swap. :( Bummer now Gotta add this one to the list xD

Haveteawilltravel

hahah they just keep coming and coming…. its a problem… a good problem :D

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90
drank Elderflower Spritz by DAVIDsTEA
30 tasting notes

This tea is everything I want in a white tea – a cute name, beautiful leaves and scent. A light, refreshing floral/fruity taste that lingers.

I believe I will be purchasing a tin of this and enjoying it deckside all summer long – iced.

Flavors: Berry, Blueberry, Floral, Honey, Strawberry, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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85
drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
30 tasting notes

This tea was included as a sample packet in my most recent order from DAVIDsTEA. It is a smooth black tea with a sweet scent and a light taste.

I served it hot with some milk. I would absolutely purchase this as an everyday unflavoured caffeinated tea. Delicious!

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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55

I was at a friends house one night and decided to make a tea! This is the one I chose to make because I had never tasted it before.
It’s interesting… kind of cider-y. I agree with all of the people saying there are sooooo many flavors in this. But there’s not really a great balance of those flavors. They’re all so strong. Some sips were more enjoyable than others, which was weird. It wasn’t as consistent as it could have been.
This is probably my least favorite of the Christmas teas I’ve tried. This or cocomint cream. It isn’t awful if you like that cidery kind of flavor, but it really isn’t my thing. I’m glad I tried it at a friend’s house instead of buying some for myself haha. I won’t be stocking up, but it was good to taste it!

Flavors: Anise, Apple, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Hibiscus, Licorice, Plums, Spices

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95

YUM. I think this is the first rooibos I’ve had just by itself with no other flavouring – I really dig it! Perfect amount of sweetness. Unlike some other David’s teas I can truly feel good about drinking this one… no sprinkles or artificial flavours (or caffeine) to be found!!

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60
drank Strawberry Fields by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

I tried this yesterday. Davids had the dry spring teas in glasses on the shelf. This one smelled good, but mild. I assumed it was because it had been sitting out.

I had a cup to go. It was quite weak. It was a mild creamy strawberry. If I had made it myself I would have thought that I had messed up.

I brought it home and stuck in the fridge, and mixed in some sugar. It was OK

Flavors: Candy, Cream, Strawberry

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90
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
639 tasting notes

Can I just say, the people at the local DAVIDs tea is FREAKIN FAB.
Oh my gosh I love them so much.
((full story down below!!))

Enjoyed this tea to-go as a teapop when i went to San Francisco on Wednesday!
Nice, slightly citrusy tea! I love how it’s so bright and so refreshing :)
I’m not the biggest fan of pineapple, so I was a bit hesitant in trying this tea out, but the mango definitely took the spotlight over the pineapple! Super yummy and super refreshing as a teapop! I think the description of this tea on their site describes it perfectly! hahah


I drank this on Wednesday when I went to the City. And yes, when I say local, I mean the only DAVIDsTEA we have that is an hour away from home, or 7hours away from where I live (SoCal for school). I took the train into sf on Wednesday to meet up with a couple friends for a business trip, and I was a bit early so of course, since my stop was Powell, I had to go to the Westfield mall and pass by DAVIDs! So I did and I looked around and everyone there was so nice! I wanted to see if I can smell their “It’s Back!” collection because I didn’t know if I wanted to get it or not. But sadly, they were in sealed packages and not sold loose :( I was talking to this guy named Jason and was asking him about the melon teas that they had and he mention their “It’s Back!” collection. Trish was behind him (she looked like she was a manager of some sort) and she actually took one of their boxes and she opened them for me! I was so grateful and I HAD to get it!

I told them that I wasn’t looking into purchasing anything at that time since I was there purely for business, but I will be back the day after where I’ll be back in the city for pleasure! They both said it was perfectly fine and I was getting ready to meet up with friends, and Trish asked if I wanted some tea to go, maybe a teapop or something, and I was all TEAPOP!??! Because I totally forgot they made teapops! So I was all Trish, I trust you. Make me your favourite tea, on one condition: it has to be a teapop. She got so excited! She pulled down a bunch of teas from the Wall and I narrowed it down to Yogi Berry and Happy Kombucha. I told her that from all of them, I have the two finalists and I wanted her to surprise me.

She made it and Jason was asking me about if I’ve ever had a teapop before. I said yes, but they were all made from home and… they didn’t turn out all that great ahha. So he actually told me how they made it in store step by step and Jason, can you please be mine.
So yes, that is my teapop story ahhaha

Dr Jim

So what, exactly, is a teapop?

jump62359

It’s pretty much tea soda!
You pretty much brew your tea, but it has a very high tea to water ratio so your “tea” is more of a syrup. Pour that over ice and top off with carbonated water :)

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