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Wow this tea is nasty. It’s got this strange kind of taste to it that reminds me of cinnamon apples… but not the naturally good way. It tastes just like soggy apple jacks cereal. Grossssss

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68

A little sweet, but that is in the title.

Flavors: Apple, Sugar

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77
drank The Earl's Valentine by DAVIDsTEA
1878 tasting notes

I seem to be on a chocolate/Valentines tea kick right now. This one smells incredibly good – it must be the chocolate liqueur, though the scent reminds me of Baileys almost. The tea brews up lighter than I normally care for in black teas, but it’s pretty standard for DT’s blends unfortunately. The first flavour that hits my tongue is the chocolate liqueur, sweet and decadent followed by the tang of the bergamot. The rose notes are quite subtle and most noticeable as an aftertaste.

A really enjoyable tea, despite some shortcomings, and it’s good for drinking in the afternoon when you want something a little lighter that will still give you a caffeine boost.

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

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95
drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
61 tasting notes

This tea is bananas…b-a-n-a-n-a-s. Holy moly….listen, I dont usually like banana flavored ANYTHING. But I love anything nutty. So, because this is called banana NUT bread, I decided to give it a go. And boy am I glad I did! The dry blend is very much a trail-mix look alike. I feel like I could just eat it. Alas, I did not. I steeped a little over 1 perfect spoonful (a little over 2.5tsps) in 16 oz of water (DAVID’s Nordic Mug). I steeped it for 10 minutes at the recommendation of my fellow steepster reviewers. Once steeped, this tea smells exactly like freshly baked banana bread. I added a tiny little splash of DAVID’s vanilla agave and just the most minuscule splash of milk. Oh boy does it taste heavenly. Its sweet and nutty with a hint of banana. The banana is present, but not overpowering. The nut flavor really comes out. I am so glad I faced my banana-flavor fear and tried this. I bet it would be dang good as an iced latte!

Flavors: Baked Bread, banana, Nutty, Sweet

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

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30
drank Cinnaberry by DAVIDsTEA
40 tasting notes

Cinnaminy and a little bland about it. I’m not a fan of rooibis though, so YMMV

Flavors: Cinnamon, Rooibos

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56
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
1855 tasting notes

This is one of the teas where, for no good reason, I’ve been nervous about trying. I mean, what gives?
Well, no more! I am trying things in the cupboard, and this one is up.
I’ve never had kombucha, and I can’t say it really interests me. But I do like fruit, and I like oolong, so I thought there might be a chance I’d love this.
Eh, is the answer. Its mostly a mango-y taste, which is not for me. I don’t care for mango. The oolong base is fine, nothing exceptional, and the whole thing creates a fruity, slightly earthy cup.
Meh. I’ll finish it, but then it will not be coming back.

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
35 tasting notes

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drank Honey Lullaby by DAVIDsTEA
19 tasting notes

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
61 tasting notes

Oh my goodness. I think I have some sort of a stomach flu! So, I dug through my tea stash and saw this tea & I remembered that it has peppermint in it. Hoping that the mint in the tea would calm my belly down I brewed up a cup. The dry leaf smells yummy, like vanilla and a hint of minty sweet. Brewed it smells much like vanilla and I couldn’t quite detect peppermint. On taste, vanilla is very prominent and the mint is there but I dont know…they dont compliment each other well in this tea. It wasn’t for me, unfortunately. There was a strange taste to it that I can’t put my finger on.

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drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

I had this earlier. It tasted fine by me. I really enjoyed the juniper. It tastes exactly as a medicinal, herbal, tea would taste like, but maybe a little too light (which threw me off guard). Then again, I will try steeping it longer. I was just apprehensive to steep it more than 3 minutes because of the green tea, but I think there is enough rooibos to mask any extreme bitterness. OH! Also I actually did appreciate how underplayed the lemongrass was, because sometimes I just hate lemongrass.

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

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63
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

Okay, okay. Something sweet. It’s not very aggressive though, and I kind of want that (maybe it’s because I only steeped it for 3 minutes). All I’m getting is this maple flavor, not much of a scent.

I feel like it could be better, and I will give it more chances.

Flavors: Caramel, Maple, Maple Syrup

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Sakura Cherry by DAVIDsTEA
1040 tasting notes

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84
drank Berry Romantic by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

A very complex taste, but I think it can best be summed up as berries and cream. Quite enjoyable.

Flavors: Creamy, Stewed Fruits, Strawberry

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Mint Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
537 tasting notes

This one is minty and sweet, but not too grassy which is nice. I’ve had my small amount for quite a while so I’m trying to use it up, but I definitely don’t grab for it very often. I much prefer the vanilla and the fruity ones that they’ve had. I really hope strawberry makes a comeback because YUM!

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54

Kinda weak, but basically, yep it’s a spearmint tea.

Flavors: Spearmint

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100
drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
35 tasting notes

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drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
40 tasting notes

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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
146 tasting notes

This tea is generally a comforting cuppa for me. As long as its steeped correctly. I’m not sure whether it has that hot cocoa taste to it, but it might have a hint of it. This is one blend that has coconut, but I surprisingly love. The coconut doesn’t stand out, it’s more of that white/black tea blend and I’m guessing the Roman chamomile in it. All together makes for a lovely tea.

Flavors: Cocoa, Coconut

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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68
drank White Chocolate Rose by DAVIDsTEA
3181 tasting notes

Happy Valentine Day everyone!! I may be single but I have awesome friends so I’m now the proud owner of two new mugs from DAVIDs and the heart shaped tin of this tea. Luckily this was my preferred of the Valentine’s Day collection which I reviewed here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/02/14/the-2017-valentines-day-collection-from-davids-tea/

Jillian

I’m firmly of the belief that Valentines is for all kinds of love, not just the romantic kind. Having friends who care about you is a wonderful thing. :)

Teatotaler

Well said, Jillian!

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88
drank White Chocolate Rose by DAVIDsTEA
1878 tasting notes

I tried a sample at my local DT and enjoyed it so much that I bought some right away. I haven’t been thrilled with many of their new flavoured teas, but this is an exception. For one the base is much more robust than what they usually use for their blends and I can actually add milk to it without it turning the colour and strength of dirty dishwater. The dry tea smells quite sweet and chocolatey but it’s the rose flavour that dominates, it’s a nice rose though, and it manages to avoid being too perfumy – I think the stronger base contributes to that. The white chocolate is more of an after-thought, coming in at the end of each sip. This was a lovely Valentines Day tea, I hope they bring it back next year.

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

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drank Electric Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
670 tasting notes

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Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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78
drank Honey Lullaby by DAVIDsTEA
1564 tasting notes

What an interesting day. I interviewed earlier today for a potential promotion, and I think it went well, plus they seemed to really like me, but who knows what’ll happen. I also just bought concert tickets. My favourite band, Katatonia, is coming to town! Plus my Amoda order arrived today but I still need to add everything to my cupboard.

Now I’m dead tired and still trying to fight off this sickness. I have a headache and mild fever, still, after over a week, plus my neck still hurts from when I fainted and fell last month. So I’m being ultra lazy and useless just bumming around.

But tea! This smells like bee pollen at the farmer’s market, 100%. I was anticipating being smacked in the face with chamomile, but surprises are surprising. The honey really comes through in the flavour and complaints the chamomile wonderfully. You know what? I like this more today than when I had it for the first time the other week. It’s soothing and so smooth for chamomile, which can sometimes be a bit much, especially on its own. I’m not quite sure if I would buy more, but it’s a dope sidekick, at least when you’re sick.

Sil

sounds like a good day overall even with the sick factor :)

OMGsrsly

Ooo, promotions are exciting! Fingers crossed. :)

Fjellrev

Thanks, darlings!

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drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
2239 tasting notes

Thanks so much for this one a WHILE ago Julie Jones! Just writing a tasting note now. In theory, this tea should be my thing! But among the supposedly awesome ingredients, I’m really only tasting a flavor that seems like either splenda or licorice and those are the two things I wish would disappear from this blend. It’s supposed to have chocolate, hazelnut and caramel flavors! Along with black tea and oolong! But no, only the flavors that aren’t for me. To be fair, this blend isn’t fresh but there is only one serving left until a….sipdown.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 10 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4-5 minute steep

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