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90
drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
11 tasting notes

Yum! Banana isn’t a flavour I lean toward but I was really pleasantly surprised with this one. Banana, buttery, sweet. Good with milk. It makes an awful mess in an infuser so go for something disposable if possible. It’s not a very cost effective tea since it’s so chunky/heavy. You need at least 2 PS for 20oz and it’s only good for one steep. It’s a nice treat though so I can see myself getting more.

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75
drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Just a nice black tea. I over-steeped it the first time so it was too bitter to get any of the fruit flavours. Oops! But the second time I got it just right and enjoyed it a lot. I like black tea with milk and it helped with getting the cake-like flavours to come out.

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65

I finally gained the courage to try this one. I don’t like plain, roasted peanuts (unless in a sundae drenched in fudge sauce) and that is unfortunately what this tea smells like. The smell of the dry leaf puts me off enough but add hot water – HOT peanuts. Pls send help.

So after weeks of dreading this tea… it actually tastes okay. I purposely made it weak (1.25 PS for a 20oz mug) so I’m getting very mild but good flavours. Nutty (more almond than peanut thank GOD), toasty, coconutty, woody, slightly sweet. There’s a lot of apple pieces in the infuser however I’m not getting fruity. I saw many people mention a metallic taste but I’m getting none whatsoever. I dare say I enjoy it… Which is a good thing because I just found ANOTHER 50g bag from a different multi-pack so that makes 100g of this stuff to get through. Maybe I’ll try adding some to oatmeal?

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75
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
11 tasting notes

I liked it! The gold glitter looks very pretty in the cup. Tastes like a pretty standard orange pekoe with a bit of spicyness to it. I didn’t try it plain first, which is unusual of me, so I suspect I missed out on a lot of flavours because of the milk. I’ll have to try it again and decide whether it’s worth paying big bucks for or if a box of Tetley would be sufficient.

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20
drank Honey Lullaby by DAVIDsTEA
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I feel bad for not enjoying this :( I got it for my friend and I and I regret it. It tastes like an elderly ladies perfume to me personally, although that may be because I’m not a huge fan of honey? I’m not too sure. Seeing the other peoples reviews, this may be right for some, but others, smell it first and if you like the scent then you’d love to drink it. Was only able to drink two tablespoons before tossing it in the sink.

Flavors: Honey, Perfume

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 475 ML

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85
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
75 tasting notes

Love this one. For Christmas, my brother gave me one of those big colorful sets of mini tea tins from David’s. I was thrilled, because I love being able to try as many teas as possible before settling on one or two to buy. I think this will be one of them. It’s fruity without being overwhelmingly sweet, and the oolong is very soothing. Definitely a new favourite of mine.

Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Mango

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It’s been a while but I had to voice my disdain for this tisane. It smells amazing but does not taste anything close to the smell. I made the mistake of buying the prepackaged tin. I tried to see if mixing it with their coffee cake tea would help but no improvement. It’s sad since for the most part I like or find most of their teas/tisanes tolerable. However we can’t hit a homerun every time. Hopefully it will never return to their shelves.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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76

Very light tasting, pleasant darjeeling

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55
drank Snow Day by DAVIDsTEA
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I don’t think I like peppermint tea’s. My mom loved snow day, but for me it was ok. Not my favorite tea and I wouldn’t buy it again. It smells very strongly of peppermint. Which I loved because I love the smell of peppermint. The taste was also strong peppermint, but it also tasted a little bitter and I got a hint of dark chocolate. Overall, if you like peppermint this tea is for you. If not, I would pick something else.

Flavors: Bitter, Dark Chocolate, Peppermint

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80

I was really looking forward to trying this tea over the holiday’s. The flavour is a hint of mint with a strong black tea taste. Smells amazing and very minty. The tea itself is delicious, but not a tea to have every day. I had it a couple day’s in a row and by the last day I didn’t like it nearly as much.

Flavors: Mint

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50

Too much spices. The tea was a little overwhelming, but good in small quantities. My first sip was pleasant, but after a while the spices got overpowering. Though it does smell like a warm cup of apple cider. For apple tea’s I prefer Honey crisp apple, but it wasn’t a bad cup of tea.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Spices

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95

This is probably one of my favorite tea’s. For me it was Mango Madness, but more mango and better. It was like an explosion of refreshing mango in my mouth. And it really smelled like mango too. I definitely and going to get a 100 grams of this tea.

Flavors: Mango

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80

Soft lemon flavour with a slightly creamy finish.

Flavors: Creamy, Earl Grey, Lemon

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90
drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
886 tasting notes

Loose leaf: Smells very fruity. I can see nice big chunks of dried fruit and lemongrass, which is why I decided to drink this at night. It does not have very much actual tea in it.

Steeped 4 minutes with 80 *C water. 1.5 tsp leaf in my teapot of 20 oz/590 mL size.
The sweetness of the dried fruit (strawberries, lemon, watermelon?, pineapple, opuntia/prickly pear/cactus fruit) Have I ever told you guys about my love for all thinks cactus? I have a collection of 55 succulents and cacti, including several cold hardy opuntia (prickly pear cacti) that live outside (in Canada) all year. I absolutely adore my cacti. I hope to start getting fruit on them one of these years.

Anyway, back to the tea. Lemongrass ties in nicely with the other ingredients, giving it a lemon/citrus taste (but in a less in-your-face kind of way). No sourness at all, which is so refreshing in a DT blend.

Flavors: Cactus Flowers, Citrus, Fruity, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melon, Pineapple, Strawberry, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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65

I thought this tea would be kind of weird because of the variety of ingredients but it was surprisingly good. Very light and refreshing. Way better with sugar.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Herbs

Preparation
1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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65
drank Candy Cane Crush by DAVIDsTEA
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A nice, minty black tea. Didn’t get the white chocolate at all besides making the tea look cloudy and milky (and pretty unappetizing). Personally I would add a bit of sugar, but it’s perfectly fine on its own.

Flavors: Milk, Mint

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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16
drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
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So there’s a story to accompany this tea…

So last night at DAVIDsTEA work one of our staff members accidentally locked the stock room/staff room key into the stockroom and because of a long series of unfortunate, overlapping circumstances we had absolutely NO access to a spare key to get back into the stock room…

It was kind of a big deal because it looks like we wouldn’t be able to get into the room until Monday and from a store perspective it’s bad if we run out of tea/merchandise and can’t replenish the stock in the store. From a personal perspective, it was far worse because my house keys were in the now locked stock room and both my roommates were out of town so I had NO WAY into my house.

I was kind of panicking a little bit…

I ended up spending the evening at a friend’s house and this morning/early afternoon the store was able to get a locksmith in the open up the door so we could get the stock room keys and my house keys. Thankfully. I don’t even want to think about what would have happened if I couldn’t get into the house for a few days. The poor pets, too.

This morning I made us both my friend and I matcha shots because I felt like we needed to really jump start our day. I was actually really pleasantly surprised to see that she had this tea, because it’s the only matcha I have left to cross off for Project Tea Wall but we never seem to have it in store when I’m working. It’s always back ordered because when we do get shipments in it sells so fast I can’t try it myself…

It was a little hard to get a real taste of it in matcha shot format, but I will say that as far as matcha shots go it was pretty smooth! I got a slight sense of creaminess for it, and a kind of “fresh” vegetal quality? I see someone else here on Steepster has described it as “bamboo” and I think that’s pretty close to accurate to what I picked up.

Anyway; I’m home now! It kind of put a bit of a damper on my day off not being able to spend it at home, vegging out like I’d wanted. It was an adventure, though?

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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drank Honey Lullaby by DAVIDsTEA
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Interestingly, there seems to be a trend so far of people who don’t traditionally like chamomile (myself included) liking this blend, so that’s kind of neat. I honestly wasn’t excited for this one at all once I realized it was a chamomile based blend but I ended up greedily drinking a whole pot to myself, so take that as you will.

- Shared w. roommate and he liked it quite a lot
- Though I ended up drinking all the pot except the one shared cup because I am greedy
- Mostly just sweet
- Though I actually didn’t really taste the stevia at all and I was definitely looking for it
- The honey is REALLY well defined/strong
- It definitely soften the chamomile a bit and makes this more smooth and bearable
- I say bearable because the taste of chamomile on its own is… bleck
- Soft floral rose undertones, but not all that strong overall
- Pleasant on the whole
- Not a repurchase tea, personally, but given the level I was dreading it it’s a HUGE win

I liked this one better than Mocha Orange Biscotti, as well.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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Came in bright and early on the day these teas launched so I could try them as soon as possible; of course I didn’t have a laptop at the time so I couldn’t write about them the same day. Suffice to say, I’ve been looking forward to this collection and being able to talk about it for a while…

Wasn’t sure how to feel about this one; I was surprised it was a black tea given the theme of the collection is “Evening Treats”. I expected everything to be caffeine free, honestly. So both the base and coffee beans in the blend took me back a little. I still kind of think rooibos/honeybush would have been a better base, as well.

Oh, I tried this as a latte.

- Not as bad as I’d expected given that the dry smell didn’t appeal to me
- Very soft coffee notes overall
- With a light handed touch of chicory/roastyness
- Sort of a “medium” chocolate/cocoa body note
- Thick/silky (partially from it being a latte though, to be fair)
- Does have a bit of an artificial quality to it that gets under my skin a little
- The orange is nice/complimentary and my favourite part of the profile
- Although it’s not a realistic tasting orange flavour
- It’s a subtle background flavour that creeps in and seems more intense in the finish
- Around average overall; maybe good for an occasional cup on shift
- This isn’t a “stock up” sort of tea for me though

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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Ok, so technically the tea I drank was DAVIDsTEA’s Calming Chamomile BUT it’s the exact same thing as this Chamomile except it’s no longer sourced from Egypt and so they had to change the name. I’m not going to make a new tea entry/page for it though because even when you look at DT’s website the ‘new’ Calming Chaomile page is under the URL for Egyptian Chamomile, so…

Fight me.

Anyway; I have been DREADING this tea because I can’t stand chamomile despite the fact I like that it makes me sleepy/drowsy and therefore it’s good for before bed. I had no clue how I was going to drink this in a way that I wouldn’t loathe; but I did it. How? Well, I drank it iced with about a tablespoon of honey to drown out the taste of actual tisane.

Yup; could hardly taste the chamomile. Instead I got a nice, sweet and smooth cup of honey goodness – and of course we released a honey flavoured chamomile blend just a few days afterwards…

I know this one was a bit of a cheat, but I’ve obviously had chamomile before. I just needed to drink this one to be able to honestly say that I’ve tried it.

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUdvTZRvcqw&index=10&list=LL1M1wDjmJD4SJr_CwzXAGuQ

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

Daylon R Thomas

I’m the same way with chamomile, so I usually go with the whole flower from Germany or Egypt. Even then, it has to be with a good blend or have a little bit of honey at minimum for me.

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100
drank Carrot Cupcake by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

it’s soo good I purchased like 400 grams of it i really hope David’s tea bring’s it back next fall :)

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