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75
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
403 tasting notes

From the Overboard TTB!

Another enjoyable dessert tea from David’s. Somewhat similar to some of their others but definitely distinctively red velvet. I agree that it is sweet but since I like sweet dessert teas, it works for me.

TeaBrat

How much tea is in that box now? I wanna see some pics :)

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80
drank The Earl's Valentine by DAVIDsTEA
676 tasting notes

Oh lovely! In store sample today. Chocolate is the dominant note with a touch of rose & bergamot. I don’t need more tea, but I might pick up a small amount of this before it goes away.

Flavors: Bergamot, Chocolate, Rose

Maddy Barone

I’m so jealous that you live close to David’s!

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46

Sampled this in store today. It was pretty much all woody rooibos with a hint of caramel. Meh!

Flavors: Caramel, Wood

Roswell Strange

Nooo! No one loves my beautiful Creme Brulee tea… :(

Anlina

One of my other friends really loves it too. I’m open to giving it another chance, but the instore sample didn’t grab me.

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70
drank The Earl's Valentine by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

I stopped in at David’s while at the mall today, and decided to try a cup of this because it sounded great. The smell of the dry leaves is amazing. I do enjoy the combination of chocolate and rosebuds.

Upon first sip, I loved the combination. The chocolate is obvious and quite sweet without making it syrupy or tasting terribly artificial. I thought the combination of the sweet chocolate with the powerful floral taste was interesting. As the cup cooled, the taste became a bit overwhelmingly floral for my liking. Not so bad that I didn’t enjoy it, but I could have done with slightly less rosebud.

Overall, I thought it was enjoyable, but not one that I would bother to restock. I think that the novelty would wear off quite quickly for me.

Flavors: Chocolate, Floral, Rose, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML

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85

How can they do this to me! I was simply popping in to restock a couple staples and David’s Tea was overrun with delightful Valentine mugs, heart-shaped tins, a sampler with 90% teas I want to sample, and this tea. I tried my best to ignore it all, but be damned if they didn’t give me a sample cup, and here I am with 30 g now (I refrained, I know I have issues with preparing black teas and didn’t want a tin full of black tea that I can’t prepare properly).

Anyway. The smell is beautiful. I wish I could bathe in this. Tea bathbomb? … I really like this. It’s chocolatey in a way that isn’t too in-your face sweet and pairs perfectly with the delicate floral taste. This is the first floral tea I’ve had and I have to say I’m quite taken with it and trying to refrain from throwing out an enthusiastic hundy. I will be buying more of this, guaranteed.

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1.5 tsp for 300mL water @90C, stepped 3 minutes, drunk bare.

I could not find a single tea leaf in this beautiful mix. Plenty of ginger and dried fruit, but not a speck of tea.
The ginger is not hot. The pear is a bit fake. The quince flavouring, though, is a delight. I am a bit irked at how little white tea appears to be in this blend, as it’s quite expensive.

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90

On my break at work I checked my email and saw that Davids had all their cute Valentines stuff in! So I hurried over and stocked up on some new tea and some cute new tea mugs! This one is DELICIOUS! I’m not usually a fan of floral teas, but the rose taste is very light and mixes so nicely with the chocolate! It’s creamy and smooth. I love it! Just opening the tin makes the whole room smell like a chocolate bar. Definitely stocking up on this one before it’s gone!

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Creamy, Rose

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

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50
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

Ok, I’m on the 2nd steep for this one. A few more notes, it seems to have an oil slick that sits on top of the steeped tea. It’s also quite cloudy. The scent is pretty green. I guess if you have in mind that you should be smelling pineapple and walnut, you can will your mind to smell them. I don’t.
The taste is ok, like a nutty green tea. But it still isn’t my favourite as nut teas go.

Flavors: Green, Nutty

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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50
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

My coworker gave me a sample of this one. It’s not as good as Forever Nutty. I was reading reviews on this one and someone mentioned it smelling more like almonds, I certainly wouldn’t say that. But at the same time I don’t think it smells or tastes like toasted walnuts either. I could really go either way on this one. The smell is a tad bit stronger than the flavour which I found to be weak.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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71
drank English Breakfast by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

This one tastes very similar to the New English Tea Company version of English Breakfast. I always drink it with milk and sugar. To be honest, I can’t really tell a difference in flavour much. It might taste a bit fresher? Bolder?
All I know, is the tea leaf pieces are bigger and more recognizable as tea leaves than the New English Tea Co. which are little brown bits by the look of it. So I like that.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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99
drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

I find pit fruit flavours go well with white teas. Some find they either love it or hate it, my palate LOVES it. Peaches n Cream by Sloane is another good one, but it’s harder to find I think because it’s an Indigo/Chapters exclusive.
This one is a bit more floral that the Sloane one and you can’t over steep it or it gets bitter, so keep an eye on it when brewing!! ;)

Flavors: Floral, Green, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Peach

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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73
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

I always worry about mint teas (or even mixed drinks with mint flavours in it) because the mint always overpowers everything else. Not in this case!
Even when you smell it, it smells like its going to be too much, but the balance is quite nice actually. A very clean taste, palate-cleansing, but with some coconut flavour behind it.
The flakes are super fine in this though, so I always have to make sure to use my fine-mesh filter as I hate floaty bits in my tea. ;)

Flavors: Coconut, Mint

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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90

This is really delicious. I wasn’t sure about the floral notes combined with chocolate but this is a winner. It does not need sweetener or milk. The milk and sugar in the chocolate is enough.

Flavors: Chocolate, Milk

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The morning’s caffeine kick, following espresso.

gmathis

Did they have to pull you off the ceiling with a lasso? :)

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78
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

A nice buttery tasting tea, I love it as a morning tea!

Flavors: Butter, Maple

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 30 sec

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40
drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

Got this as a sample in my last order from David’s. I was really excited to try it, but was kind of disappointed … Maybe it was my fault, but it wasn’t nearly as strong as I was hoping. Tasted just kind of like water .. but it smelled delicious! I would try it again if I got another sample, but I won’t order it on my own. Just next time — steep more tea!!

Flavors: Nuts

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80
drank Peaches & Cream by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

This was THE tea that got me to take notice of David’s Tea.

It had been quite a brutal winter last year and I needed something to keep me warm. My typical green tea (Sencha) and Orange Pekoe weren’t cutting it. I needed something new and different.

I got this as a free sample and fell in love with it. It was my go-to when I was taking an insurance course a year ago.

On its own or with milk and a bit of sweetener (I use raw sugar/turbinado) it’s a great tea for someone who wants a fruity, non-berry tea. I definitely think of peaches and cream when sipping on this tea. It’s got a light creamy texture (which is especially highlighted when you add milk or cream) with a touch of peach that doesn’t hit you in the face.

I had actually forgotten about this tea, having overdosed on it a little while studying for the finals. Having recently acquired the Apple Custard tea it got me to revisit this little gem that started my addiction to David’s Teas.

I’m hoping that they’ll bring back this tea in the future.

Flavors: Creamy, Peach, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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85
drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

I was sold by the cute logo on the front! A strawberry doing yoga? I can’t think of anything that more appeals to my sensibilities.

The tea is super yummy – different than anything I would usually pick out. I love the fruity taste and it smells like Fruit Stripe gum. Nice and relaxing, definitely feels good to sip a cup after doing some yoga.

Flavors: Raspberry, Strawberry

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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70
drank Mint To Be (Organic) by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

A decent tea.. usually not a fan of mint teas but this one was not overly minty and had a nice coconut undertone

Flavors: Coconut, Peppermint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Chris Coppens

Sounds good, I would definitely like to try it sometime!

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80
drank Juicy Orange by DAVIDsTEA
24 tasting notes

As people have said before: an unapologetic orange tea. Punchy and tart and refreshing. Awesome iced, and hot with a bit of vanilla syrup. My family adores it, we ordered several tins.

Flavors: Orange

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

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90
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
24 tasting notes

Delicious! Toasty coconut with just a hint of sweet floral lavender. I adore coconut, so this was my idea of perfect. Excellent with a baby-tiny-bit of sweetener and a hint of half&half. One of my favorites of David’s lineup.

Flavors: Coconut, Lavender, Toasty

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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15
drank Pu'erh Ginger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

Edit: I’m not sure what’s going on with this post, but the small paragraph I wrote shows up multiple times and can’t be edited for some reason. My apologies. There is some kind of glitch.

Ehh.. Not my favourite. This is the first cup in a very long time that I couldn’t finish.

Ehh.. Not my favourite. This is the first cup in a very long time that I couldn’t finish.I’m not sure if it’s the ginger that I find too strong (it definitely burns on the tongue, but I like the Super Ginger, so I’m not sure what’s going on here), or that I feel like it’s missing some other component to balance all of that ginger. I found the base tea to have an almost salty taste to it. I’ve had other pu-erh blends that I’ve enjoyed, so although I’m inexperienced I don’t think it’s a general pu-erh thing I don’t like. Something about this is just off to me. Maybe I’d like it better if I used some form of sweetener or blended it with something sweeter. I do tend to enjoy a bit of sweetness in otherwise spicy teas.

Ehh.. Not my favourite. This is the first cup in a very long time that I couldn’t finish.I’m not sure if it’s the ginger that I find too strong (it definitely burns on the tongue, but I like the Super Ginger, so I’m not sure what’s going on here), or that I feel like it’s missing some other component to balance all of that ginger. I found the base tea to have an almost salty taste to it. I’ve had other pu-erh blends that I’ve enjoyed, so although I’m inexperienced I don’t think it’s a general pu-erh thing I don’t like. Something about this is just off to me. Maybe I’d like it better if I used some form of sweetener or blended it with something sweeter. I do tend to enjoy a bit of sweetness in otherwise spicy teas.I’ll stick to Super Ginger for my stomach ache tea needs.

Flavors: Broth, Ginger, Salty, Spicy

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
boychik

Did you rinse it twice?

M

I did not. Maybe I’ll try rinsing it and give it another shot.

boychik

Rinse and then pause for few min. Let the leaves open up. I never tried this particular one. But that’s what usual procedure for ripe/shou puerh. Sheng or raw needs quick steeps almost flash otherwise it’s very bitter.

M

Thanks! I’ll give that a try and then see if it changes my opinion.

mrmopar

boychik , where did you learn this rinse and wait technique from? LOL!

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76

The taste is very mildly apple, but it smells like butter.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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