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55
drank Snow Day by DAVIDsTEA
446 tasting notes

Sample from Tea in Spoons stash sale. Thank you!
I definitely see where the name for this tea comes from. The combination of cool mint and hot cocoa does make me think about playing in the snow and coming in for a cup of cocoa. But the peppermint is definitely more like the herbal tea than the candy so the two flavors seem like they’re fighting each other a bit and this is definitely too sweet for my tastes. Fun to try though.

Flavors: Cocoa, Peppermint, Sweet

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87
drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
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I ended up using the entirety of my sample making a large, but very enjoyable, cold brewed pitcher of this tisane. Personally I think the strong pineapple and coconut notes make this the most true to a Pina Colada tea that DT has ever put out. After I had finished the first half of the pitcher, I ended up mixing the second half with a dark rum and for me that really sealed in the positive experience.

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100
drank Fruits of Paradise by DAVIDsTEA
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Preparation
Iced 2 tsp

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100
drank Fruits of Paradise by DAVIDsTEA
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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 tsp

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drank Pink Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
8 tasting notes

Pink Lemonade is very overpowering and the taste changes depending on where it hits your mouth. Sometimes, you’ll get sips that are very sweet and strawberry-lemon-candy-tasting. However, most times there is a strange artificial flavor that almost seems poisonous. Because of that artificial flavor which I have experienced about 8/10 times, I don’t think I would recommend this tea. The 2/10 times where the flavor doesn’t occur, the tea is great!

Also, I have had this both hot and cold, and once again the flavor changes even more depending on the temperature. When it is hot, it tastes almost like medicine and seems very throat-soothing. I think, if anything, it is better as a cold tea, where the more fruity flavours are drawn out.

Flavors: Alcohol, Hibiscus, Medicinal, Strawberry

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50
drank Pink Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
8 tasting notes

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drank Pink Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
8 tasting notes

Coco Colada makes for a great iced tea in the summertime. It has a breezy coconut flavor when brewed both hot and cold – almost reminiscent of coconut water, but a better version of it.
I also made iced tea popsicles with Coco Colada with some cut up strawberries and they were super refreshing. The pretty pink colour is also a bonus – I love watching the colour change as it steeps!

Flavors: Coconut

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33
drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
8 tasting notes

This tea is just okay – I don’t think I will re-purchase again once my current stock runs out. It has a very buttery flavor and the banana chunks tend to get in the way of the actual tea from steeping.

Flavors: banana, Butter, Dates

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90
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
8 tasting notes

A great mint-y tea to sip on all year round. The black tea compliments the mint very nicely in this one.

Flavors: Mint, Peppermint

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drank Snow Day by DAVIDsTEA
8 tasting notes

I am normally a fan of mint and chocolate, both separate and combined. However, this tea combines both flavours to create a completely different (and awful) taste and aroma all together. I’m not even sure how to describe it.

Flavors: Dirt

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drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
2757 tasting notes

Made this as a smoothie with vanilla pudding and frozen strawberries, mangos, pineapples, and peaches and it worked out to be a creamier piña colada. Quite lovely and definitely the sweet and filling treat I needed.

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drank Grand Cru Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

So, it turns out that my usual stir-really-quickly-with-a-fork method does NOT work for this matcha. I mean that method never worked fantastically, but there were SO many clumps. I really need to get actual matcha making gear. It tasted as good as can be expected. Kind of watery except for really strong when you got a clump. I’m not going to rate it, because I’m still pretty new to matcha and also I totally failed at preparing it.

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90
drank Magic Dragon by DAVIDsTEA
1269 tasting notes

Cold brewed this last night. It is really good iced. It is sweet from the dragonfruit and it is somewhat tart as well. I of course added sugar to this although it probably didn’t need it but I like iced tea sweet. This is just really refreshing.

I brewed it overnight in a 64oz Iced Tea Maker with 8 tsp leaf.

Flavors: Fruity, Tart

Preparation
Iced 8 tsp 64 OZ / 1892 ML

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87
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
114 tasting notes

I am sampling this before I serve it to everyone at my tea book club tomorrow night. I’ve only had one or two mate teas before this one and I’ve always came away feeling a bit let down.

I did a heaping TBSP of this into my teapot with about 10 oz of water. Steeped it at 185 for 5 minutes. First thing is that I love the smell of the dry leaves. Very aromatic. The smell of the tea liquor is VERY much a chocolate dipped raspberry. The taste still has the chocolate there though the upfront flavor is tangy raspberry. There might be a bit of a nutty undertone as well.

Either way, this is a good tea and I’m sure my book club base is going to really enjoy this. SuperStarling!, if you are reading this, I think you would also enjoy it.

Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Nutty, Raspberry, Tangy

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Super Starling!

I actually HAVE tried it and I do like it! And I always read your reviews. TEA BROS FOR LIFE.

mtchyg

:) Awesome

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87
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
114 tasting notes

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Sample from Tea in Spoon’s stash sale. Thank you!

This tastes like strawberries, hibiscus, and artificial butter flavoring. It’s a really strange combination. I don’t think I particularly like it, but it’s not terrible either.

Flavors: Artificial, Butter, Hibiscus, Strawberry

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drank Sangria by DAVIDsTEA
371 tasting notes

Oh, this was good. Like drinking a thick fruit juice instead of tea. Very fruity with a hint of bitterness that was surprisingly welcome. I wouldn’t call it sangria, mostly because actual sangria tends to have some astringency from the red wine for me, but this was excellent.

… And also a run on sentence. Oops.

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Sample from Tea in Spoon’s stash sale. Thank you!

This is quite good. Sweet raspberry, white chocolate, and the green wood flavor of green rooibos. It’s like a white chocolate raspberry truffle, with the added flavor of rooibos. I quite like green rooibos so even though it strikes me as a slightly unusual flavor combination, I did enjoy it.

Flavors: Green Wood, Raspberry, Sweet, White Chocolate

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drank Goji Green by DAVIDsTEA
282 tasting notes

Dry leaf: Sweet pomegranate and red fruit with a slight citrus kick.

Liqueur: Pink and red in colour. Bright pomegranate aroma with citrus zest highlights.

Flavour: Juicy, sweet red fruit flavour. Leaves a nice tart aftertaste and a freshness from the zest.

Flavors: Goji, Raspberry, Rosehips, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Strawberry Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
282 tasting notes

Dry leaf: Vegetal matcha with strong strawberry notes.

Liqueur: Opaque green. Vegetal matcha with strawberry accents.

Flavour: Sweet jam-like strawberry flavours coat the palate. The vegetal matcha provides a brightness and compliments the strawberry very well.

Flavors: Grass, Strawberry, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Skysamurai

Have you tried Lupicia’s strawberry match? And if so how do they compare

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drank Grape Freeze by DAVIDsTEA
282 tasting notes

Dry leaf: Strong concord grape aroma.

Liqueur: Rosy pink color, scent of sweet concord grape.

Flavour: Sweet, juicy grape flavor – similar to a grape slushie.

Flavors: Black Currant, Grapes

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
282 tasting notes

Dry leaf: Slightly toasted coconut aroma dominates with a pineapple accent.

Liqueur: Cloudy pink color. Scent of fruity pineapple and coconut.

Flavour: Light and fruity notes with a coating feeling from the coconut. Sweet pineapple aftertaste.

Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Dry leaf: Very ripe banana aroma, mixed with milk chocolate.

Liqueur: Deep orange colour. Ripe banana dominates with chocolate as the secondary aroma.

Flavour: Even balance of banana and chocolate. The blend is full and rich.

Flavors: banana, Chocolate, Cocoa

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

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