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drank Pure Vanilla by DAVIDsTEA
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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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My first sip tastes surprisingly accurate to raspberry jam. My second sip went down the wrong pipe and I choked a little bit followed by a fair amount of coughing. My third sip tasted like raspberry jam again. However as I continue to drink, I can taste artificial sweetner/stevia building up in the brew which is really ruining it for me (is there even stevia in this since its not listed in the flavoring but I am definitely getting that off flavor?). Too bad since this was doing pretty well up until the sweetness coated my tongue.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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drank Kashmiri Chai by DAVIDsTEA
208 tasting notes

This was a really good tea. A very nice chai flavor.

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One of my favourite teas of all time. I can taste the sweet nutty rooibos that hints of wood and savannah. The lavender and dried rose are fantastic in it, very light and French. I also taste a sort of floral nectar.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Floral, Flowers, Lavender, Nectar, Nutty, Rooibos, Rose, Wood

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 24 OZ / 700 ML

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drank Spiced Apple by DAVIDsTEA
2615 tasting notes

I bought this cuz it smelled good and then realized it was full of ingredients I tend to avoid. For instance, chicory and anise that is making this more of a spiced licorice tea than a spiced apple. Definitely not for me and certainly not what I was expecting but for those who like licorice, this may be enjoyable.

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I’m shocked to find a tea containing hibiscus that I don’t immeidatley dislike! This is a first for me folks. In the past, I’ve enjoyed the tantalizing aromas of other teas with ingredients in addition to hibiscus, only to find the flavour completely ruined by the hibiscus for me. In general, I’ve avoided any teas with hibiscus listed as an ingredient because of this. Suffice to say, I have a bit of a hibiscus bias.

I got this as a sample from a recent DAVIDs order and when looking through the ingredients had that disheartening quickening seeing the dreaded “H word”. It smells amazing though so I decided I’d give it a chance.

It has a decadent dessert aroma. When I took my first sip there was the sweet and creamy flavours of cream, vanilla, chocolate which is nicely balanced with the tartness of raspberries. It’s very pleasant. Maybe there’s less hibiscus in it, or maybe it’s just nicely hidden behind the raspberries. I enjoyed every sip.

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Raspberry, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML
Indigobloom

Ah one of the few teas I still want to try – despite the mixed ratings and herbalness. It sounds so good!!

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drank Just Peachy by DAVIDsTEA
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Flavors: Peach

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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Nuanced flavor. Very subtle. Wet and watery tasting. Very neutral, but not bad. This tea makes me think that I like teas that are richer in flavor. Very obviously steamed during processing.

Second brew is more mellow, but very similar.

Very hard to have more than 1 cups worth. It does not draw me in and bring me back for more.

Flavors: Spinach

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Pura Vida by DAVIDsTEA
88 tasting notes

Lovely summer tea. Tastes like a pina colada.

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drank Power Berry by DAVIDsTEA
303 tasting notes

Hurrah for care packages from home! (Thanks, Mom)

I was expecting this one to taste similar to Superberry, though the mate base makes it distinct enough (at least to me). I am sorely missing my stash of mate as a morning pick me up, so I am very happy to have a little of this in my NZ tea stash. I suspect I might like this one better cold, but I don’t have enough for a proper cold brew, and I want to stretch out the leaf as long as I can.

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drank Pineapple Mimosa by DAVIDsTEA
2615 tasting notes

I iced this earlier but have been drinking hot cups and perrier throughout the day while this stayed in the fridge. I’m drinking it now and I am a fan. Pineapple sweetness dominates this cup with hints of apple here and there. Tbh this tastes like what I imagine a pineapple mimosa would taste like (minus the bubbles though…this would probably be a good tea pop) so good job DAVIDs. I’ll try this again to see if my enjoyment is just because it is something new or if I actually like this as much as I think I do.

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drank Pineapple Mimosa by DAVIDsTEA
7482 tasting notes

cold brewed this one to try it and pulled it out after a day of epic riding with not one, but TWO epic (for me) crashes. While i knocked my head about 4 times today (kids, this is why you wear a helmet…), have scrapes and bruises all over all of me AND a sprained thumb… i DID get 5 personal records today AND i managed to get over a giant log hurdle that i’ve tried a few times now and failed on. So yay.

This tea, colde brewed without sugar is very much a pineapple mimosa. I don’t like mimosas…but i DO love pineapple. haha after i added a little sugar to the brew, it was much more pineapple and the champagne aspect of it backed of. Would i drink this one again? yep…but i also don’t feel the need for it to be in my cupboard…

Jillian

Mountain biking I take it? That manages to beat even my boyfriend’s record of crashing twice in two months on his road bike. ;D

Hope you’re feeling okay (all things considered)

Sil

yeah mountain biking…I’m riding on a bike that’s a little big and this was only my second ride out using spd’s so i shouldn’t have been tackling as challenging a line as we were… i’m sore…but it was a good day. i beat the log.

Evol Ving Ness

Glad you are ok, Sil. Sounds like you might be needing to pick up some arnica gel or cream if you are going to make a habit of this. Wild thing, you.

Sil

i’m hoping NOT to fall down any more ravines if that helps haha

Evol Ving Ness

Yes, yes, I think that will help both of us.

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drank Pom Diggety by DAVIDsTEA
1096 tasting notes

I didn’t have high hopes with this tea because DT has been disappointing me a bit lately with their “must add stevia to everything”. But, this wS a pretty good cold brew. It did taste fairly naturally like pomegranate. The stevia and hibiscus were fairly tame (but still a little too present unfortunately).

Indigobloom

Enough with the Stevia… ugh!! but better than coconut I say

tigress_al

Lol no way, I say bring on the coconut!

Indigobloom

lol to each their own! I think it can be good where it makes sense but there are so many blends where the tea has a specific name and all I taste is coconut with a hint of something else, usually sweetener

tigress_al

Oh yes, I agree with you there

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drank Pura Vida by DAVIDsTEA
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The tea is really weak in flavor. I tried re-steeping it with more tea, but the flavour was still very mildly nutty. I actually tasted stronger apple notes than nut ones. I liked it more once I added it to some black tea but overall this tea is just very unflavourful and i would not recommend it when there are other desserty tea blends out there that pack more of a punch.

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Cocoa

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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

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drank Moment of Zen by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

I’m a big fan of jasmine teas and my fiance is a big fan of berry flavors, so this was one we definitely had to try. The jasmine flavor is a bit weak for my preferences, with most of the flavor coming from the berries. The berry flavor itself was natural tasting and not too overpowering. I would definitely describe this as a berry tea with hints of jasmine rather than the other way around, so you should take that into account when considering it!

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Really liked this one. The ginger is warming, which was quite welcome in my very cold office last week.

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It smells bitter but I thought I’ll try it anyway, but when steeped, it was also bitter. It has potential to be good but the bitter just turns me off completely.

Flavors: Bitter, Cranberry, Nutty, Orange Zest

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Main Squeeze by DAVIDsTEA
624 tasting notes

Mint note and smokey note present. There is a soft sweetness but it is just a little bit too sickly sweet for my liking. I can detect what seems to be authentic zesty citrus zing which is quite pleasant.

Flavors: Citrus, Mint, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
rosebudmelissa

That sounds like an unusual combination of flavors.

Raritea

I felt that it all came together quite well. I could have done with less sweetness (which probably came from the candied papaya) but I would definitely be interested in having something like this again!

rosebudmelissa

I’ll have to give it a try at some point

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
718 tasting notes

I originally got a small bag of this to try…only a few servings worth. I was disappointed and didn’t even review here, The flavour was weak and thin, and I had hoped for something richer and pie-like. In the back of my head I had said I wanted to try it as a latte, to see if that made a difference, and today was that day.

After my herbalist appointment at a local college, I stopped at DT as it was on the way home (just down the street from the school where the herbal clinic was). It had also gotten considerably windier and colder than it had been on my way up there a few hours earlier. I’d only had water up to that point (which is good), but I had wanted something hot on the way home to comfort me, and this did.

I’m not sure if my mental preparation for this being better as a latte, or the use of more tea to make the latte, or the latte treatment in general did the trick. Might be a little of everything. I think that the milk from the latte made it richer, and more pie like for me. I think the milk may have brought out a bit more coconut. It was still on the weak side, but maybe less weak? I’m curious how using coconut milk in this would be.

All in all, I might get a 25g bag to play with this more. I’m not sure it is worth it because you have to use so much more leaf to make a latte (or just a stronger brew), and oolongs are usually more expensive, but who knows….I might still do it.

Indigobloom

was this a latte with soy milk or dairy?

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Flavors: Coconut, Creamy

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

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drank Pom Diggety by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

Very fresh and delicious, tastes just like pomegranate juice! Note: You will probably not enjoy it if you are not a fan of pomegranate. Very refreshing iced.

Flavors: Berries, Fruity

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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After trying a really weird green tea that tasted like grass and butt, I was worried about giving green tea another go. What if this flavor was ALSO yogi farts?!
It’s not!
This flavor didn’t taste like weeds growing over a gravesite AT ALL.
It’s subtle, sweet, nutty, and leaves a really nice taste on the tongue.
It’s like running across someone you knew as a kid — and they’re doing well, and you’re genuinely happy for them.
It’s staying in a rich person’s well-appointed guest room with towels and extra sheets nicely folded at the bottom of the bed.
If this flavor were a color palette, it’d be spring buttercups and pastels.

Preparation
1 tsp

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