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drank Sunny Citrus by DAVIDsTEA
196 tasting notes

In an effort to use up my herbals, I have bought a number of stronger tasting fruit teas to mix in with weaker herbals to create iced tea with. I normally really dislike hibiscus because of how tart it is, but when mixed with the other teas it can be pleasant as an iced tea.

For this 2L pitcher of iced tea, I mixed in 4 “perfect spoonfuls” (about 10 tsp) of this tea with 3 perfect spoonfuls (about 6-7tsp) of plain lemongrass tea. I used boiling water and stuck the pitcher in my freezer for 2h, then removed the filter (which contains the tea), then after another 2h when the tea was cool, I moved it to the fridge to further cool off so I wouldn’t forget about it overnight.

The smell of the dry leaves is VERY fruity and citrusy, but the taste of the chilled tea is more tart with a citrus aftertaste. I don’t think my lemongrass mixture would have affected the taste dramatically; if anything I believe it cut the crazy tartness hibiscus usually has to a more pleasant level. I found this iced tea I made to be tart, a little sour, and a bit citrusy, but overall refreshing. Between my husband, his friend/coworker, and myself this tea will go in no time. However, with that being said, I do not think I will repurchase this one due to the fact the hibiscus tartness is the main taste. I will try to cut the steeping time wayyyy shorter to see if that helps, but overall I know there are better teas i can use to mix herbals with and make iced teas.

Flavors: Citrus, Hibiscus, Sour, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Magic Dragon by DAVIDsTEA
81 tasting notes

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drank Hot Tropic by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

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88
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

My favorite mate and go-to wake up tea – most mates are a little on the bitter side, or are paired with spicy flavors to mask that, but this one is sweet and smooth. The honey smell is admittedly very strong and might bother some people who are sensitive, but I love to bury my nose in it.

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

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drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

Absolutely delicious iced! Too much melon could be cloying, but it’s light and refreshing instead!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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86
drank The Buzz by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

Super caffienated with one heck of a ginger burn at the end! I couldn’t taste much other than the ginger, but that hardly matters, because it will wake you up AND burn any nascent cold or ick out of your head/face/throat. An awesome kick in the pants.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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88
drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

Not quite as strong as I might have hoped, but still a delicious tea that actually tastes of apple. The vanilla isn’t overpowering either (a plus!), which I might have expected from something with ‘custard’ in the name.

Flavors: Apple, Vanilla

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

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95

Everything I want in a flavoured black tea – rich AND sweet AND warming! I’m more of a green or white person, but I love how the buttered rum overrides bitterness from the tea, even if you oversteep it a little.

Flavors: Rum, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Hot Tropic by DAVIDsTEA
89 tasting notes

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100

Suuuper tasty! If you like buttered rum or butterscotch flavors then I bet you’re going to like this. These flavors are STRONG. Some might call it artificial, however I think it’s perfectly enjoyable. It has coconut in the ingredients, but it doesn’t come off as very coconut-y at all. I especially enjoy that this is a black tea and not herbal — I’m a glutton for tannin. You can even drink this sugar-free and still enjoy the flavor going on! However, I recommend this with brown sugar or honey.

Flavors: Butterscotch, Rum, Vanilla

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Banana Split by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

Just wow. So good. Had it once as an iced latte with cocoa powder. Also, I had it hot. IT’S SO GOOD! It perfectly fits its name! It literally tastes like a banana split all blended up and then heated up. You need to try it to believe me. I’m really tempted to get 250g.

Flavors: banana, Chocolate, Rooibos, Strawberry, Sugar

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100
drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

This tea is amazing! I was a little sceptical because nailing a tea that tastes like something so sugary would be hard to pull off. It’s a more light tea, I’ll admit it. You have to look for a flavour. But it just has a very nice sweetness to it that’s just so yummy! So glad they brought it back! I have 250g from web specials. They should make it an all time tea, c’mon! Everyone likes it.

Flavors: Cotton Candy, Rooibos, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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68
drank Grilled Pineapple by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

I was pretty excited to try this one. I didn’t hate this tea, but there’s something strange that I can’t put my finger on. It has a nice sweet pineapple taste. The toasted rice adds an interesting toasty flavour. Well, it make the pineapple have a “grilled” flavour (duh). I have 15g of this, I don’t plan on buying any more. My only complaint, this is so weird I know. The smell almost smells like fart. I KNOW, YUCK! That thought kind of ruined the tea for me. It’s pretty good, I do like it! It met my expectations.

Flavors: Pineapple, Sweet, Toasted Rice, Toasty

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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71
drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

It’s good, but it’s not over the moon. It’s pretty nice though, it has a hibiscus and apple base, but with a nice complexity. I don’t plan on buying any but it was good treat.

Flavors: Apple Candy, Hibiscus, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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84
drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

A drop of delicious! I would definitely have it iced though. I iced it and steeped it for half an hour, SO GOOD! It tastes like a nice melon and kiwi juice. The taste is so indescribable you have to try it for yourself. It’s quite nice. Have it iced, it’s ok-ish hot. Got 100g!

Flavors: Apple, Melon, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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75
drank Elderflower Spritz by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

I actually like it! I wasn’t very enthusiastic to try it because it just seemed like white and green tea with flowers. But it’s actually really good. It has a nice sweetness from those flowers (peony flowers I think?). I won’t buy anymore, but I’ll finish my sample. Good job!

Flavors: Floral

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Strawberry Fields by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

YUCK! I had pretty high hopes for this tea. Black tea, strawberries, blackberry leaves, natural strawberry, sugar and cream flavouring, yum! But this just tastes so fake and artificial. Then it reminded me of awful strawberry or cherry cough syrup, YUCK! I tried adding blueberry agave but that didn’t make it any better. It also has this weird spice to it. Bad strawberry cough syrup with an odd spice, big thumbs down! Luckily the rest of the spring collection was great.

Flavors: Artificial, Strawberry

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Electric Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
230 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: Tangy lemon and ripe summer berries. Like a wonderful lemonade stand.

Liquor: Smells like sweet lemons with a splash of ripe strawberry. Deep orange yellow color.

Flavour notes: Lemonade flavors are very forward, and the fresh berry notes add sweetness in both the body and the finish. Not tart lemon or lemon zest.

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

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80
drank Shirley Temple by DAVIDsTEA
2369 tasting notes

I recently went on a cruise of the Greek islands with some friends and aboard the ship, we had the ship we had the option to buy unlimited drink packages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). I sprung for the alcoholic package and basically spent morning to night drinking and getting my money’s worth. One of my friend went for the non-alcoholic package so she essentially lived on Shirley Temples.

Now, I have had Shirley Temples made differently by different people but this tastes like none of them. If I stretch my imagination, I can sort of see it especially if this is one made with orange juice but mostly I am getting the taste of cherry (which I guess is the grenadine) and a nice brightness from the citrus. I am actually enjoying it quite a bit. It reminds me slightly of the Cherry Snowcone mix from last year though, personally, this is preferable as it is a little brighter and not quite as tart.

All in all, I don’t think I would call this a Shirley Temple but I would call it juicy and refreshing and that’s all that counts in an iced tea for the summer time.

Flavors: Cherry, Orange

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Kristal

Someone else was saying this one isn’t too tart for a hibiscus tea; I look forward to trying it :)

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10

Not a good tea. Tried it in store and was not able to finish it. Pineapple is not strong enough while something else takes over. The combination of ingredients is not good. Only tried it iced.

Flavors: Pineapple, Rice

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Banana Split by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

One of my all time favorite teas. I love this tea as a latte.

Flavors: banana, Chocolate

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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