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drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
182 tasting notes

It’s hard for me to distinguish between this and Coconut Oolong – and both taste yummy! I don’t get to have white teas very often, which is a sad thing, as I really enjoyed this one. Very sweet with the coconut, but I added a splash of milk to make it little extra creamy. I hope this one comes back!

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I understand the appeal of this tea, and in theory – looking at the ingredients I should love it. But I don’t. I mean, it is nice – I get a subtle coconut flavour and a bit of vanilla and rum, but it just tastes artificial to me. I thought it might have been the way I steeped it but this is my fourth or fifth cup and it still doesn’t appeal to me. I’d have another cup if it was offered to me, but it’s not a tea I’d go to.

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71
drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

Wasn’t feeling the best today, pretty tired and have a sore throat to the point were it was annoying! Based on everyone’s reviews i thought this would be the perfect time to try this tea. Good call for sure, I only bought about 10-15 grams of this one, just enough to try it but I will defiantly be buying some more to have on hand for future sore throats. I didn’t like the smell of this tea at all, even after it steeped I had to throw the leaves out right away. The taste was berry and delicious but I can see how some reviewers called it medicinal or almost like cough drops, soothed my sore throat perfectly. The caffeine was a nice pick me up to get me through the rest of the day a little easier.

Flavors: Berry, Medicinal

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec

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60

Sipdown!

I remember really liking this one when I first got into tea. It’s been my go-to morning tea for about two weeks now and I find that the first steep is too astringent for me. I don’t get chocolate and the raspberry just seems to contribute to the sharp taste. It’s too much … until I resteep it, at which point its much softer flavor-wise. I don’t get a lot of raspberry/chocolate, but it is smooth and sweet.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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81

This magical tea is the perfect start to a cold Sunday morning! The aroma of mango and guava was so enticing, that I had to fight off my own dog from trying to drink it right out of my mug.

Flavors: Guava, Hibiscus, Mango

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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41
drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
280 tasting notes

I bought a small sample of this when I went in to grab some greens. I probably overleafed a bit because I had just finished a cup of under leafed, watery “movie night” so I thought I’d be on the safe side with the leaf. Sadly, I can’t finish the cup. Tastes like dishwater to me.

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81
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
230 tasting notes

Today was unseasonably warm, so this one sounded just right. The blend smells just like key lime flavored pie or yogurt, as well as having a sweet preserved-fruit aroma coming from the pineapple pieces. The blend is pretty heavy on the fruit pieces and other non-tea ingredients, so I expected it to be fairly light. It brews up to a pale yellow-green color, and indeed the flavor and presence of the tea base are very unassuming. The lime flavor is definitely there, light and refreshing and not overly sweet. I keep telling myself that natural lime flavor probably doesn’t taste like that, but I can’t help but genuinely enjoy it. The very light creaminess helps round this one out nicely as well, it’s one of those rare dessert teas that manage to be both creamy and delicate. Thanks beelicious for the nice surprise!

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drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
642 tasting notes

I got 10g or so of this, because I was really nervous, given the reviews, but the smell in the store with the sample smelled intriguing.

I don’t know what to make of it. I’ll finish this cup, but I may set the rest aside and pass on at some point. But there is probably only one steep left and I might just save is and ice it.

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77

I haven’t had a gyokuro-based green in a long time, and I wanted to try it to see if I liked it better then the senchas from DT. It doesn’t quite wow me as much as Sencha Ashikubo, but I did enjoy it better than I thought I would! Definitely a grassy taste, but not too powerful, from what I found. Again, if it wasn’t so darn expensive, I’d have this in my stash!

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75

Only had a small sample of this when I dropped in to my store today, but it definitely intrigued me. I think I’m going to have to get a full cup to fully appreciate the taste, but I liked what I had. I never really thought about combining ginger and peppermint (with everything else that this blend has going for it).

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81
drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
47 tasting notes

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86
drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
247 tasting notes

I picked some of this tea up to drink at night. Seems after drinking 2L of coffee and 10 cups of tea a day for a year has caused me to become sensitive to caffeine.

Fjellrev said it tasted like oatmeal cookie. It does.. Oatmeal and cranberry cookie!

Delightful.

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
247 tasting notes

Um. Holy doodles. This tea is the bomb.

Seriously it’s so good. Tastes exactly like a chocolate macaroon. Coconut, chocolate, buttery deliciousness.

I picked up 50g, but I’m certain I’ll need another 100 within the week.

Heaven in a cup.

Nicole

Holy doodles. That’s one I’ll have to remember.

Amariel

I have similar ones I need to use up before i get this, but I do want to try some.

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95
drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
29 tasting notes

One of my favourites from the winter collection this year! So delicious. Its fruity, sweet and such a good dessert tea. I actually cold steeped this in milk the other night… OH MY GOODNSSAMAZING! I’m not a huge milk drinker, but with this tea steeped with milk I could drink milk all day. It was a sweet delicious milky treat!

Wishing I had bought more of this. I’m going to need to savour my 50g.

Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Sweet, Vanilla

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92
drank Juicy Orange by DAVIDsTEA
47 tasting notes

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How can this tea be rated so lowly on Steepster?! It’s amazing. A tried and true staple of my cupboard, and one of our all-time favorites. Erik loves the pepper, fennel, and mint. I love the roasty Hojicha and juxtaposition of warm spices with cool mint. Hojicha holds a special place in my heart. It’s not your average green. In fact, it’s closer in taste to Oolong than green. DavidsTea rarely stocks it beyond this blend, and it seems to be very seasonal elsewhere as well. Nice to see this tea included in the Cold Survival Kit of 2014-2015. That collection is brilliant! Love everything in it.

Maddy Barone

I was looking at trying that one, but I’m not a fan of green tea. Still, the spices sound so interesting.

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98

Earthy. Strong. Ginger. Orange. This tea wakes me up in the morning after a rough night, or when I’m recovering from the flu. When I drink it, I feel invigorated, yet grounded and ready to tackle whatever the day may bring. I brought this home from my my first ever visit to DavidsTea in Toronto (way back in 2009!), and I keep refilling when it runs out. So glad Davids is still stocking it.

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95

When my tummy is rebelling or I feel a twinge of a cold coming on, I make 3 cups of this and knock it right out! The ginger is definitely front and center: as powerful as you’ll get without slicing the fresh root yourself. The other spices compliment it well, and it’s a great tea to make in the evening, when I don’t want any caffeine. Included in the Cold Survival Kit of 2014-2015.

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79
drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
26 tasting notes

Delicate and soothing. The long list of ingredients seems intimidating at first, but they blend together well. Unfortunately, my initial infatuation with this tea was short-lived. It’s still pleasant, but the potency of the taste has dissipated significantly since I first got it in September. So now I have half a tin left and I’m rarely in the mood to drink it. I should have known since nettle leaf seems to be the base that the spices are built around. I love nettle leaf. It’s very slightly sweet and delicious when fresh, but tends to go stale quickly. I’m not sure how to rate this tea. It was awesome! But, now it’s just meh. I think I’ll rate based on the fresh taste with just a couple points knocked off the top for a short shelf-life. In the future, I need to remember to only order 50g of nettle-based teas at a time (instead of 100g.). This was introduced as part of the Cold Survival Kit 2014-2015. I thoroughly enjoyed that collection. It has a great assortment of teas and really cute packaging. With honey sticks to boot! Actually, I haven’t tried this tea yet with honey and lemon. I think I will do that tonight. Bonnie’s review with those condiments was encouraging.

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80
drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
26 tasting notes

Perfect tea when you’re feeling under the weather. No caffeine to interfere with the sleep you need. Soothing ingredients. Eucalyptus is a bit of an odd taste. But, sometimes I’m in just the right mood for this tea, so I’m glad I have it in my cupboard. Erik loves it, so perhaps that’s tipping the scale in it’s favor as well. Got this in the Cold Survival Kit I ordered from Davids in November 2014.

Maddy Barone

I had some tonight too! To me this is the best tea for stuffy noses.

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85
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
26 tasting notes

Coconut and mint usually don’t go together in my brain. But, that also makes for a very unique taste that I keep reaching for and wishing I had more of. And my boyfriend loves it, so I’m probably going to order a tin. It’s the closest thing we’ve found to replace White Chocolate Frost (which was discontinued much to his dismay.) Also part of the Winter Collection 2014-2015. It’s like an Andes after-dinner mint without the chocolate, sweet but not overly so.

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77
drank Bubbie's Baklava by DAVIDsTEA
26 tasting notes

Delicate toasted nuttiness. Too much walnut can make for bitterness, but this blend has just the right amount. Sweet enough to warrant it’s namesake with a long finish of cinnamon at the end. It’s a very enjoyable tea, brews up a nice like golden color. I’d buy it again. I got about 25g in the 2014-15 Winter Collection.

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93
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
26 tasting notes

Fruit punch with almonds and spices. Yum! One of my all-time favorites to reach for on cold winter nights. I’m glad Davids keeps bringing this back the last few years. November 2014 Tea of the Month. And this completes my Tea of the Month 2014 collection sipdown. I drank them over a period of about 2 weeks, and reviewed most of them today!

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drank Cinnaberry by DAVIDsTEA
26 tasting notes

Blueberry and cinnamon. The latter should compliment the former, not be tasted in equal measure. So this blend errs on the side of too much cinnamon I think. But, it was a pleasant sipdown. It made me smile, “like a hug in a cup”. Indeed. I got two cups out of my September 2014 Tea of the Month collection sample, and quite enjoyed it… but not enough to order any more.

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