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94
drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

While I love this tea either hot or cold, I would have to say that it does taste best when cold steeped.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75
drank Mocha Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
2831 tasting notes

Sipdown! Didn’t really taste like mocha to me, but I did enjoy it mixed with an almond/coconut milk combination. And there was just enough sweetness that I didn’t need to add anything additional to it (but I wouldn’t call it overly sweet). I might pick up more of the matches at some point for smoothies, but I have to finish off the Red Leaf ones I still have first. Also, I’ll see how the vanilla is – in terms of flavouring, this one was pretty underwhelming.

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86

The last cup before the day comes to close. This was good! The brew still carried a fresh tone and was sweet and smooth. The jasmine was very subtle, which is something new for me. I usually experience a very strong jasmine tone with most jasmine infused silver needle. This was not the case. The bright golden brew was honeysuckle with a slight floral upswing. It was enjoyable and did very well under multiple steeping.

Flavors: Floral, Honeysuckle, Jasmine

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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90
drank Elderflower Spritz by DAVIDsTEA
28 tasting notes

This tea is everything I want in a white tea – a cute name, beautiful leaves and scent. A light, refreshing floral/fruity taste that lingers.

I believe I will be purchasing a tin of this and enjoying it deckside all summer long – iced.

Flavors: Berry, Blueberry, Floral, Honey, Strawberry, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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85
drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
28 tasting notes

This tea was included as a sample packet in my most recent order from DAVIDsTEA. It is a smooth black tea with a sweet scent and a light taste.

I served it hot with some milk. I would absolutely purchase this as an everyday unflavoured caffeinated tea. Delicious!

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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55

I was at a friends house one night and decided to make a tea! This is the one I chose to make because I had never tasted it before.
It’s interesting… kind of cider-y. I agree with all of the people saying there are sooooo many flavors in this. But there’s not really a great balance of those flavors. They’re all so strong. Some sips were more enjoyable than others, which was weird. It wasn’t as consistent as it could have been.
This is probably my least favorite of the Christmas teas I’ve tried. This or cocomint cream. It isn’t awful if you like that cidery kind of flavor, but it really isn’t my thing. I’m glad I tried it at a friend’s house instead of buying some for myself haha. I won’t be stocking up, but it was good to taste it!

Flavors: Anise, Apple, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Hibiscus, Licorice, Plums, Spices

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95

YUM. I think this is the first rooibos I’ve had just by itself with no other flavouring – I really dig it! Perfect amount of sweetness. Unlike some other David’s teas I can truly feel good about drinking this one… no sprinkles or artificial flavours (or caffeine) to be found!!

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60
drank Strawberry Fields by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

I tried this yesterday. Davids had the dry spring teas in glasses on the shelf. This one smelled good, but mild. I assumed it was because it had been sitting out.

I had a cup to go. It was quite weak. It was a mild creamy strawberry. If I had made it myself I would have thought that I had messed up.

I brought it home and stuck in the fridge, and mixed in some sugar. It was OK

Flavors: Candy, Cream, Strawberry

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90
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
638 tasting notes

Can I just say, the people at the local DAVIDs tea is FREAKIN FAB.
Oh my gosh I love them so much.
((full story down below!!))

Enjoyed this tea to-go as a teapop when i went to San Francisco on Wednesday!
Nice, slightly citrusy tea! I love how it’s so bright and so refreshing :)
I’m not the biggest fan of pineapple, so I was a bit hesitant in trying this tea out, but the mango definitely took the spotlight over the pineapple! Super yummy and super refreshing as a teapop! I think the description of this tea on their site describes it perfectly! hahah


I drank this on Wednesday when I went to the City. And yes, when I say local, I mean the only DAVIDsTEA we have that is an hour away from home, or 7hours away from where I live (SoCal for school). I took the train into sf on Wednesday to meet up with a couple friends for a business trip, and I was a bit early so of course, since my stop was Powell, I had to go to the Westfield mall and pass by DAVIDs! So I did and I looked around and everyone there was so nice! I wanted to see if I can smell their “It’s Back!” collection because I didn’t know if I wanted to get it or not. But sadly, they were in sealed packages and not sold loose :( I was talking to this guy named Jason and was asking him about the melon teas that they had and he mention their “It’s Back!” collection. Trish was behind him (she looked like she was a manager of some sort) and she actually took one of their boxes and she opened them for me! I was so grateful and I HAD to get it!

I told them that I wasn’t looking into purchasing anything at that time since I was there purely for business, but I will be back the day after where I’ll be back in the city for pleasure! They both said it was perfectly fine and I was getting ready to meet up with friends, and Trish asked if I wanted some tea to go, maybe a teapop or something, and I was all TEAPOP!??! Because I totally forgot they made teapops! So I was all Trish, I trust you. Make me your favourite tea, on one condition: it has to be a teapop. She got so excited! She pulled down a bunch of teas from the Wall and I narrowed it down to Yogi Berry and Happy Kombucha. I told her that from all of them, I have the two finalists and I wanted her to surprise me.

She made it and Jason was asking me about if I’ve ever had a teapop before. I said yes, but they were all made from home and… they didn’t turn out all that great ahha. So he actually told me how they made it in store step by step and Jason, can you please be mine.
So yes, that is my teapop story ahhaha

Dr Jim

So what, exactly, is a teapop?

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58

A friend gave me some of this to try today! She really liked it and suggested that I try it. We have now organized a tea trade system hahaha.

Anyways, I don’t know that I really like this. It’s not bad… but it’s not my thing really. I think that although the smell and taste are decent, it’s kind of missing something. Maybe it is the attempt at making it “creamy” that’s throwing me off. I can’t quite put my finger on it. I’m also wondering if I could have made it stronger. I did add just a touch of sweetner which made this more enjoyable for me, but I probably won’t be drinking this again.

If you like berries this might be for you, but where I stand I would much rather drink something like Berry Refreshing – it’s more “berry lemonade” ish.

Flavors: Apple, Berry, Blackberry, Cream, Hibiscus, Tart

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44
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
57 tasting notes

I was so excited for this tea but I did NOT like the artificial strawberry flavour one bit. It made me sick to my stomach a bit actually. It’s artificially creamy which tastes weird and the chocolate did not taste awesome, too artificial as well. I thought the rose would be what I didn’t like in this blend but it’s actually everything else, because I can’t even taste the rose or the tea. I feel like I just brewed chemicals in a cup. :( If they toned down the flavours and made the tea more prominent it’d be a much better blend.

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80
drank Pink Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
57 tasting notes

YUM! Dry leaf smells amazing, totally pink lemonade and mesmerizing. My bag doesn’t list mango in the ingredients and I don’t taste any mango, so I’m not sure what happened there but I like it without mango. I think the sulphites might be bugging me a teeny bit so I’ll keep an eye on that.

HOT: Delicious. A strong flavour that tastes exactly like pink lemonade. Tasted exactly how it smelled, was not disappointed!

COLD: Also good. Tart and tangy!!! On the cusp of being way too over powering – I’ll use less leaf next time… I used 1.5x what I used to make it warm in a 12 oz container. And I might be crazy… but I like it better as a hot tea for some reason. That will probably change once the weather is warmer.

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80

I popped by my local DT today and decided to try this tea. It’s finally sunny outside, so I figured this would be refreshing!

This tastes very much like a Pina Colada! It’s quite tasty! The smell and flavour are really close, which is nice. There is cinnamon in this tea, but it doesn’t really come through. I kind of wish it did though…it would be an interesting take on a pina colada and would also add to the “hot” part of Hot Tropic. Maybe as a hot drink you can taste it more. I had this cold so I’m not sure haha. I got this with sweetner in it, but I’m not sure that it is necessary as this is very sweet.

Overall, it’s yummy, but I probably won’t keep a stash of my own. I would definitely drink it again though!

Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple

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drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
839 tasting notes

I got this as a to go cup, since I was told it’s being discontinued, and I figured I might as well try it while I still can (and stock up if it’s amazing.)

This tea started off really nice – floral oolong, very authentic pineapple flavour (maybe the best I’ve experienced in a tea yet), but there’s also a very strong medicinal note that gives this a kind of cough syrup quality that I’m just not enjoying.

I thought maybe I oversteeped it (probably), but adding more water and resteeping the leaves didn’t help.

Ah well, pineapple oolong, I will not be sad to see you go.

Flavors: Floral, Medicinal, Pineapple

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85
drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

I went into Davids today to see if I could score a free cup of tea from their Easter egg hunt. There was one stuck right on the sign at the front of store, which sort of bummed me out. I expected a challenge!

As soon as I was handed my tea I sniffed it. It was kind of weird smelling, but as it steeped it turned into a beautiful yummy candy scent.

Tasting….JUST like honey dew melon. I can’t wait to go back and grab a bag of this.

Flavors: Candy, Fruity, Honeydew

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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
839 tasting notes

A hot sample in store. I was expecting coconut and orchid oolong flavours, but I couldn’t taste the oolong at all actually. The dominant note was ginger, with a hint of creamy coconut under it. Very odd.

Flavors: Coconut, Ginger

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
839 tasting notes

Sampled this as a latte in store. I’ve had this before and was very unimpressed. It’s definitely better as a latte, but it still doesn’t have the flavours that I would hope for from a salted caramel tea. Ah well.

Flavors: Sweet

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drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
839 tasting notes

Sampled this iced in store today, and all I really remember is that it was a bit tart and a bit berryish, but nothing really stood out for me.

Glad I got a chance to try it but I won’t be buying any.

Flavors: Berry, Tart

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77
drank Gold Rush (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
637 tasting notes

This is such a weird tea!
I have gone back and forth thinking that I will like it.
And that’s kinda how I feel now that I’ve tried it. xD
I taste berries. Honey. Maple. Coconut. I feel like if it were just the honey, maple and coconut I’d love it without a doubt, but the berries kinda throws me off. It’s just a weird combo xD But I actually kinda really like it. Like I can see this one growing on me and me getting past the weird berry flavor.
This one might have to be in my collection :O
Thank you soooo much for the sample, Megan Low!! I’ve wanted to try it for forever!!

Flavors: Berries, Coconut, Fruity, Honey, Maple, Smooth, Sweet

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64
drank Assam Banaspaty by DAVIDsTEA
637 tasting notes

This one has a pretty inky and malty flavor. It’s not bad. Not something I would buy either. Kinda expected it to taste like wood though xD So glad it didn’t!
I think I’d like this if it were more malty, but it’s not! Oh well.
Glad it was only a sample!

Flavors: Malt

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66
drank Strawberry Fields by DAVIDsTEA
637 tasting notes

This has a super strong smell and taste….definitely strawberries. Not even like a fake strawberry taste even. The strawberry is pretty spot on.
I just hate that they made this tea with a black tea base!
Fruity teas with a black tea bases just don’t taste right to me. No matter how strong the fruity flavors are, the black tea base just overwhelms it every time. :(
Sad times…
But glad I gave this one a try.
Thank you Megan Low for the sample! :D

Flavors: Bitter, Strawberry, Sweet

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72
drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
57 tasting notes

Nice if you don’t steep it too much. The earthy pu-erh taste can get really intense. Sometimes I really like this tea and sometimes I actually can’t stand it. I thought I liked it a lot more than I did – I don’t think pu-erh is my favourite.

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