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73
drank Spa Day by DAVIDsTEA
1707 tasting notes

So the Canucks lost the series against the Flames tonight and I’m a sad hockey fan right now.

I’m a bit low on non-caffeinated teas at the moment so I caved to my inner tea-hoarding dragon and bought a small amount of this new blend. The salesperson said that it reminded her of the now-discontinued Coco-Lemon Thai and I can sort of see where she’s coming from, but this blend is a bit sweeter and more fruity. It lacks the body and substance of its predecessor as well, though I might just need to steep it a little bit longer.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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95
drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

I tried this tea as part of the limited edition “They’re Back” collection, which included three discontinued teas from past spring collections. With this collection, you got a small amount of each tea. You could, however, get larger quantities of each of the teas online only….which was too bad, because by the time I tried out the Honeydew Mate and discovered that I loved it, it had already sold out online! So, I could not pick up any more of this tea, which is a pity, because I really like it! Oh, the dangers of finding teas that you love only to have them discontinued! But it is a risk that you just have to take when you love tea!

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90
drank Shooting Starfruit by DAVIDsTEA
1707 tasting notes

I can tell just from looking inside the pouch that there’s not much actual tea in this blend, so calling it a white tea may be a bit of a stretch. I have a love of all things jackfruit – I tried it for the first time when I was in Belize in’08 and have loved it ever since. Unfortunately it’s next to impossible to find here in my little British-Columbian town. Much to my joy I can actually taste it in this tea, along with the crisper flavour of starfruit. There’s something that’s just so juicy and fresh about this tea that makes me love it. I bet it’s a great tea to drink iced.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75
drank Spa Day by DAVIDsTEA
206 tasting notes

Finally, a new tea for me to try! :) Quickly grabbed 10g of this to go this afternoon, and made a mug when I got home. A little too heavy on the coconut for me (though that might have been the amount of coconut pieces in my particular cup, I could certainly try and make it without), but the mango flavour does shine through. I do enjoy a good mango tea, and since this is cheaper than Mango Madness, I may be picking up more of this one in the future.

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100
drank Vanilla Rose by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

This is heaven in a cup – it smells like cinnamon and tastes very similar – light, floral and a hint of fruity. Rose is my absolute favourite scent and I wish this were sold in perfume form. *Although I don’t love that David’s Tea is taking a turn into that market, it’s weird.

I brewed this hot and enjoyed every last sip. I will be stocking up on this blend, for sure!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy, Floral, Rose, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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79

I like this tea, it has different flavours throughout the drinking experience. I get jasmine, wood, smoke, sweet, caramel and a touch bitter (on the second steep). It is also a fun tea to steep, the cute little spheres open up, very pleasing.

Flavors: Bitter, Caramel, Jasmine, Smoke, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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79
drank Strawberry Colada by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

I received an order from Davidstea yesterday, and this came as a sample! I’m very intrigued since it doesn’t seem to be on the Davids website. (Which was also sort of a let down because if it was good I wanted to order more during the Free Shipping promotion)

The dry tea makes me think of a red lifesaver candy, but with a tropical edge.

My first cup (no sweetener) is a bit tart from the hibiscus, but then I get the coconut notes. The smell of the hot tea is very similar to Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait.

I feel like adding sugar would make the strawberry flavour pop, but I’m avoiding all sweeteners right now.

I brewed extra so I can also try this cold later :)

Flavors: Coconut, Hibiscus, Strawberry

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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78
drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
1707 tasting notes

I’ve been on a bit of a Davids Tea spree lately and I’ve got a bunch of new teas from them that I need to log and add to my cupboard.

I’ve only tried prickly pear fruit a few times as it’s quite expensive and hard to find here, but it does make for a great mojito. It seems to be the dominant flavour in this blend along with pineapple. The tea is quite smooth, slightly sweet and pleasantly fruity though in a way that’s quite distinct from the myriad of other fruit-flavoured green teas that I’ve tried.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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80

I found this tea creamy and it has a very nice strawberry flavour to it. I did not find it bitter at all and the second steep was just as good as the first steep.

Flavors: Creamy, Strawberry

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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84
drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
41 tasting notes

Love it! My favourite chai from David’s Tea (well… I disliked all the other chais from DT…). Also, I disliked most of the rooibos I tried but this one is really great! I finished my stash of it so I have to go buy some more.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Coconut

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86

This is a great tea as a breakfast latte. The strawberry and cream flavour balances well with the black tea, and it doesn’t need agave or any sweetener. I might try it with a touch of vanilla agave the next time I drink it.

I also enjoy it with just a touch of warmed up cream.

Flavors: Cream, Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70
drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

I don’t know what it is about this tea, but it’s completely hit or miss for me. I drank it iced today, and I’m kind of glad I only have a bit of it left. I like my teas to be a bit more dependable in the enjoyment category.

Maybe it’s the amount of hibiscus in each cup? I think I want to like it because the store sample I consumed had a nice balance with the fake cream flavour…

For this particular cup, I poured boiling water over the tea in my steeper and then left it overnight. In the morning I threw it over ice. I might have benefited from a touch of sweetener.

Flavors: Berry, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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1.5 tsp for 300mL water @90C, steeped four minutes.

Dry leaf smells nice – cinnamon, vanilla, roses.

Steeped tea would make a good bath soap.

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74
drank Rooibos de Provence by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

Another sample — love rooibos! This one is quite currant-y. Yummy.

Flavors: Black Currant, Rooibos

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70
drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

It’s definitely fool-proof, because it’s herbal. You can’t burn it easily etc. I sometimes over-steep.. but it’s only by leaving it in there for 10 minutes by accident. It’s pretty easy, it’s creamy, tastes exactly what the name implies. I think there are only two ingredients in this tea, mulberry leaves and macadamia nuts! Which is nice, because you don’t get a bunch of weird flavors in there. (biggest pet peave is something called lime but lemon or orange was used instead of lime in the tea)

Overall a great tea, I get sick of it quite often because I’m a bigger fan of fruity tea’s. Love it when you’re feeling like you need something nutty.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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1.5 tsp for 300mL water @85C, steeped 3 minutes.

Dry leaf is pretty. I’m not sure what the blackberry leaf is doing there – maybe it’s meant to look like a full tea leaf. The white tea itself scant and twiggy. Liquor is a cloudy light bronze. Decent nectarine/apricot flavouring, with none of the sharp nastiness we now find in DavidsTea Long Life Peach Oolong, but the flavouring does dominate. I cannot detect any white tea notes at all.

I used a cooler water tempt than the 90C recommended.

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92
drank Watermelon Mint by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m a huge fan of mint, huge fan of fruity teas and adore watermelon. I heard that most people predominantly taste the mint. Personally, I definitely think it’s the perfect mix! It’s very nice as a hot tea, I’m sure amazing cold too. I definitely feel like I drink according to the season. Whether the tea is fruity or spicy, summer is for cold teas and the rest of the year is mostly for hot tea (for me).

It’s refreshing as a hot tea because of the cool mint taste, but you also get fruity notes which makes it a refreshing HOT tea. Love it, wish I could still purchase it, I’ve only got about 10g left of this tea but I’d definitely go back for a tin if I could.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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79
drank Blue Lagoon by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

YUM !! Tastes like a tropical vacation in my mouth!!!!!!

Flavors: Blueberry, Pineapple

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

A favorite of mine, I will buy again :)

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93

This is one of my favourite. It’s sweet and creamy and simple. I will definitively buy again :)

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45

A disappointment.

I purchased this with the Matcha Maker as “whoa $8 for 50g is a good deal” considering other flavored matchas go for around $20 for 30g.

First off, this matcha is heavy – 2x heavier than the RLT and 3leaf flavored matchas and you use more per cup, so you aren’t getting much of a deal once you have the actual product. The coloring isn’t that vibrant of green in the picture. Guessing since the first ingredient isn’t matcha should of been a warning sign.

Taste wise is pretty weak and doesn’t taste very matcha like. Sweetness is fine. There’s a hint of mocha. Tastes better with milk. I wouldn’t buy this again despite the price.

This would be an alright matcha to try if you are 100% new to matchas and don’t want to pay a bunch, but honestly it isn’t a good representation of matchas and flavored matchas.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TheLastDodo

whoa. First ingredient isn’t matcha. How about no?

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50
drank Vanilla Rose by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

I’ve been looking forward to this tea all week. I LOVED the idea of Vanilla Rose. Two of my favourite flavours.

So today as soon as I got off work, I sped over to DavidsTea to get this and Spa Day. There was samples on the counter so I was like SWEEET! Oh, how glad I am that I tried Vanilla Rose before buying.

The dry tea smelled good. The hot tea tasted and smelled like cinnamon. Loads of cinnamon. I tasted a faint note of rose, but it was ALL cinnamon. What a disappointment. I expected a light lovely floral with a creamy vanilla finish :(

Flavors: Cinnamon, Rose

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68
drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
1081 tasting notes

Tried this in the store yesterday, and wasn’t crazy over it even though I like my orange blossom. The base was quite loud and covered up the delicate floral notes. They served it iced, which I imagine is the better way to go with this one, but it still gets a “no thanks” from me.

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