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26
drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
1004 tasting notes

All of those crazy rumours about this tea are true. Don’t let the aroma of juicy berries from the dry leaf entice you. Once steeped, this turns into sugar-free fruity bubblegum with OVER 9000 tons of artificial sweetener gumming up the works. The leaves barely even resembled oolong either. How can you even call this tea?

Maddy Barone

I have sample of that in the cupboard. I haven’t read too many high rated tea notes on it. I should try it just so I can say I did.:)

VariaTEA

Thank goodness someone else tastes bubblegum cuz I thought I was going crazy

TeaBrat

DAVIDs TEA has so many horrible creations!

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85

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Flavors: Almond, Apple, Butter, Cinnamon, Cookie, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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85
drank The Buzz by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

This tea is bright and citrusy with a nice ginger burn at the end. Aptly named as well – I am usually buzzing with energy after drinking this. Overall a very pleasant tea which I will absolutely buy again.

I think DavidsTea often gets a bad rap around here for some reason. I find that their teas are consistently delicious – I really don’t understand all the tea snobbery. :\

Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Lemongrass

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
29 tasting notes

Now this is what I call a tea. An literal explosion of fruity flavor. With some added rock sugar this tastes like a bowl of fruit loops. Simply sublime.

Flavors: Apple, Cherry, Fruity, Lime

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 15 sec
Megan

Simply subLIME. I see what you did there.

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51
drank Mothers little helper by DAVIDsTEA
26 tasting notes

Ew. This tea is called mothers little helper because it is supposed to help you fall to sleep but instead it helped me want to vomit . I had to give this a 51 because I technically did finish it. I feel like there was too many flavours, first I would get camomile, then lemon, then mint, (which wasn’t so bad. until then it became lawn shavings. The aftertaste was even worse than the tea itself.. kind of tasted like vegetable / hot and sour soup. This tea is REALLY weird.

Flavors: Chicken Soup, Grass, Lemon, Mint

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec
Chris Coppens

This is the Frankenstein of teas.

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74

Yesterday was point redeeming day, and I’m glad that I waited that long because the store I visited happened to just get Ceremonial Matcha in a few days earlier, so I instantly grabbed it as one of my free ones, plus a bunch of 10-20g amounts of others such as this.

Zen’s Chocolate Mint rooibos is my absolute favourite, but due to their semi-sketchy ridiculous sale combined with USD the other month, I didn’t bother ordering and am now looking for a potential replacement. Will this hit the mark?

I can already tell by the smell in the pouch that it won’t be as flavourful. The mint isn’t as in-your-face. With some 2% milk it’s pretty decent. The base is more prevalent in this one, and although I’m normally not a fan of the taste of rooibos, it really isn’t too bad here. The chocolate, on the other hand, is akin to the note in Read My Lips, unsurprisingly, as this appears to contain the same chocolate chips used in that blend.

Overall, I’m not wild over it and am still eyeing Zen’s if I knew exactly what was going on with that company. I have a couple cups worth left so I should try mixing it with Tisano’s Mint Cacao next time to see if that can amp up the chocolate or mint.

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73
drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
33 tasting notes

The taste is pleasant but nothing really excites me about this blend. I like the juniper taste, but not enough to buy another bag over 10g.

And for the record I do not believe that teas can help with weight loss or whatever most detox teas say they’ll do.

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I don’t think I brew this quite right as it was pretty weak. Will try a second brew tomorrow.

Flavors: Floral, Rose

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95

I’m not a fan of green tea unless it’s got citrus notes, which this tea has in spades!! The smell is heavenly if you like earl grey. The second I sipped it, I feel like my pupils turned into little hearts because I loved it so much – the flavour profile is absolutely perfect. Zesty and comforting at once. It might just be that it was the first caffeine I’d had all day at 3 pm, but there was way more of a caffeine kick than I usually get with green teas. Will definitely have to buy more!

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75
drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

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75
drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

A giant blast of peppermint, juniper, and menthol.

Although the tea contains other ingredients like apple pieces, they get totally overwhelmed and I didn’t notice their influence on the resulting cup

Great for the sinuses and throat, but it’s pungency means something I would definitely only drink when sick and needing relief

I used 4.1 grams per 12oz mug

Flavors: Eucalyptus, Menthol, Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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89
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

I got home tired… From work, from walking in a cool and rainy weather…. Plus hungry and sleepy… Aah…tired! I need to drink tea… Just the thought of sipping green tea while relaxing…makes me feel…happier!
This tea never disappointed me. From the smell to the taste,up to the last drop… Yum! (That’s what my taste buds says, I don’t know with you guys…. :-)) Happy drinking, tea lovers!

Flavors: Almond, Butter, Caramel, Coconut, Nuts, Nutty

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 340 OZ / 10055 ML

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80

Pleasantly surprised by this one. I’ve been drinking fruitier teas recently and wasn’t 100% sure I wanted something on the spicier side, but I picked right.

Orange note is much stronger than I expected, and it complements the cinnamon nicely. Overall effect is light, sweet, and spicy. Occasionally you’ll hit a little extra kick at the back of your throat from the chili. Overall, much more dynamic than I was expecting.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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45
reviewed Carry Travel Mug by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

I love this travel tea mug!! but I just took it out of the cupboard to use it today and it fell apart on me :(( I am so sad because it was great. I can’t even return it now because I bought it a few months back and don’t have the receipt. Clearly i need something sturdier. the netting in the top of the basket fell off because the seal broke. I didnt even drop it, i just took it out of the cupboard and opened it

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85
drank Cold Zing (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

Amateur taster here, but I’ve got a cold from hell and gave this a shot.

I weigh my teas on a scale generally so adjusting up or down is easy in case of a disappointing cup. 3.5g for 12oz hot water worked well

I found it pleasant enough to drink. Green tea with a lot of orange peel is the nose, tastes pretty much the same, with added lemon and lime.

I liked it a lot, soothed my throat and I am not upset with the purchase

Flavors: Lemongrass, Orange Zest, Tea

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
drank Cold Zing (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

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60
drank Kokomo Green by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

Initially surprised by this one’s low score, but I have to say I understand it.

I brewed this at 80 degrees for about 4 minutes, which is how I normally brew green tea, yet this one still seems bitter. The smell is nice—light and fruity, and the initial sip brings out a nice hint of mango. Unfortunately it’s all down hill from there. Further sips are bland and the after taste is downright chalky. Once the chalkiness has subsided (takes a few minutes), I finally get some juiciness coming through which does improve it. Interested to see if this is any better iced, but I doubt I’d buy it again.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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100

This is the only tea to date that has made me say “Holy shit this is amazing” upon the first sip. I don’t like overly fruity anything (I hate overly fruity cocktails, overly fruity candle scents, overly fruity perfumes), and this is sweet in a far more complex way than just a bunch of fruits blended together. It has more subtle, woodsy notes.

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100

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82

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Flavors: Coconut, Grass, Toast, Vanilla, Walnut

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

Raspberry? There’s raspberry in this? I don’t get raspberry at all. Coconut? Yes. Chocolate? Yes. Even butter? Yes. But no raspberry. Which is disappointing because I really like raspberry. Oh well, if you want coconut, this may be the one for you. Buttery and smooth…

Flavors: Butter, Chocolate, Coconut

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Berry Refreshing by DAVIDsTEA
200 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: A very light and sweet berry aroma

Liquor: A pale lavender liquor

Flavour: A light berry note with lemongrass in the background. The blackberry leaf adds sweetness. The blend has a smooth mouth feel and lingers delicately on the palate, providing a refreshing flavour.

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

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