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drank Grape Freeze by DAVIDsTEA
477 tasting notes

mmmmm I had this today because they were giving out free iced teas and really enjoyed this. It really tastes like grape soda and is fruity and sweet. I like the sweetness even though I didn’t add anything to it.

Flavors: Fruity, Grapes, Sugar, Sweet, Tea, White Grapes

Preparation
Iced 2 tsp 20 OZ / 600 ML

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I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this crazy mofo yet. I drink it all the time. I love it.
It doesn’t taste like ice cream, and it doesn’t taste like tea.
It tastes like someone took a cup of Dippin Dots, dropped it off at Chernobyl, let it ferment there for a while, and brought it back.
I’m pretty sure that this is what humanity will be eating in the future, in our pods. Our robot overlords will say “look, we put sprinkles in it for some reason. Some of the wax might melt into your cup.”
This review sounds bad — but I genuinely LOVE this tea. It’s TASTY. In a SUPER WEIRD, FAKE, RETROFUTURE kind of way.
If I run out, I will probably buy more.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cream, Pancake Syrup, Sugar, Sweet, White Chocolate

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95

This is so creamy despite being a fruity herbal tea, probably because of the yogurt bits. I added a little raw honey, but it honestly didn’t even need it. This tea is very sweet, but the tartness of the hibiscus balances the flavor out perfectly. I really wish I liked iced teas because this would probably be even better cold.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Yogurt

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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100

I have NEVER added milk to tea before, but i read some of the reviews and decided to (cautiously) add a splash or two of vanilla almond milk to this today. OH MY GOODNESS! It is so creamy and delicious, like a dessert…to me, it tastes like minty hot chocolate. I also added a half tablespoon of raw honey and it is brought out some of the warmness of the rooibos. This is going to be amazing for fall & winter especially.

Flavors: Chocolate, Mint, Vanilla

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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This is a little bitter hot; I recommend it iced.
The iced version brings out the sweetness in the strawberry and dials back the bitter note of the rhubarb (?). The yogurt lingers on the tongue and is tasty. It’s a little too sharp to be my go-to, but I do really enjoy it.
Two friends tried this with me. One liked it hot AND iced. The other straight-up hated it. Thankfully, the friend who likes it best is the one who owns it.
This tea reminds me of the type of person who is generally great but sometimes feels the need to “tell it to you straight.” And you aren’t sure you wanted that friend to tell you that you looked fat in those particular jeans. Or that your your partner needs a haircut. Or that your dog barks too much. Like, they’re RIGHT, but I’M NOT READY TO HEAR THAT. Dial back on the SASS.

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Strawberry, Yogurt

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98

I received this as a sample and can’t wait to get a full size! It is so creamy and satisfying, especially if you have a sweet-tooth.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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95

This is one of my favorite teas! I didn’t realize how much I liked cinnamon until I tried this tea. It is fabulous during the fall and winter mixed with raw honey. I’ve tried it cold as well, but it doesn’t quite work for me that way.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank Caramel Corn by DAVIDsTEA
54 tasting notes

So, it’s late at night, and I’m craving something sweet. I can’t have caffeine, because I’m not yet hardcore enough to drink caffeine before bed; I have enough sleeping issues as it is. Well, Stephen just picked up some of this caramel corn, which has no tea in it, so perfect!

But wait, why the hell is it pink? A quick check of ingredients shows that it has beetroot in it, presumably for sugar. But then there are like 4 other kinds of sugar in here. Why did you feel the need to make it pink, David?

First sip: way too sweet, with that fake sugar taste I can’t stand. It’s also a little sour, like when you eat a brownie and then drink a coke? I think they mixed the wrong sugars in here. SOMETHING doesn’t belong.

The popcorn and caramel taste is nice, but REALLY strong. I’m breathing it out my nose. I’m imagining THAT flavor is coming from the oily sheen on top of the cup. It also tastes very strongly of apple—so much so that they should call it caramel apple popcorn tea.

Stephen’s going to try it iced. We’ll see how that works for him. I’ll be staying far away.

Flavors: Apple, Artificial, Butter, Caramel, Popcorn, Sour

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Matu

Guess you just have to get more hardcore so you can pound caffeinated tea right before bed instead of weird pink stuff ;)

Hoálatha

Apparently, because experiencing THAT again is not an option!!

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75

My friend ordered this and realized, upon its arrival, that she hated it. She thought it tasted like potpourri. She tried adding oodles of honey and letting it cool a LOT to get it to taste better, but nothing worked.
I rescued her cup and the bag to my desk.
Because it’s been altered by honey and not as hot as I’d normally drink it, I’ll have to give this a more in-depth review another time.
But for now, I think this is a really nice chai. It’s got a bunch of cinnamon and ginger, plus a surprise note of coconut.
I get the “potpourri” thing, but, well, I guess I’m just the kind of person who will drink potpourri.
It’s good to know this about oneself.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Coconut, Spices

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100
drank Hot Chocolate by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

My absolute favorite hot drink on a cold winter day!

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Attempted to make a pitcher using the David’s Tea perfect pitcher and following their instructions (34 oz boiling water, 6 spoonfuls of tea, steep for 7 minutes then add ice to fill ptcher). It came out very diluted but smelling amazing. Will try steeping differently next time for better flavor, any suggestions?

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drank Raspberry Mojito by DAVIDsTEA
3082 tasting notes

There was an awful lot of hype about this tea, and I finally managed to get some! However, it was actually my least favourite of the four I just tried. Accurate, certainly – the raspberry aroma and flavour are unmistakeable, and especially on a second infusion, the presence of mint is obvious. However – it was almost TOO much for me, with too much tartness from the hibiscus. That said, again it was hot and not iced, where I feel it would shine.

Withholding rating until I try this iced. Whoever heard of a hot mojito…

Fjellrev

Hmm, I didn’t see this one at the store. Is the raspberry realistic or artificial?

Kittenna

They may be sold out of it again, it’s apparently fairly popular. I felt it was fairly realistic, but I don’t usually find raspberry to be overly artificial (unless it tastes/smells like lip gloss).

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drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
3082 tasting notes

Another tea where DT was bang-on in their description. This is the most pina-colada-y tea I think I’ve ever tasted. It steeps up to a light creamy pink and tastes of pineapple and coconut and sweetness. Again, I had this hot, but I feel it would be amazing iced. Worth a try if you like pina coladas (and especially if you don’t care for the alcoholic part of them).

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82

MUCH prefer this tea without the honeybush/rooibos. I actually rather liked it, although also learned that you should not attempt to re-steep it the next day (something went off, ew).

Anyways, I had a sample of this in store as well as purchasing my own, and it’s truly the most accurate chocolate banana tea I’ve ever had. I’d recommend this if the flavour combination interests you!

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drank Grape Freeze by DAVIDsTEA
3082 tasting notes

This tea certainly tastes like a grape freezie! I had it hot, but I definitely think it would be better iced. I’ll likely use up the last of it that way. I don’t remember noticing the stevia, although there was a sweetness to the tea (that just made it more freezie-like). Overall, an accurate description, but I tend to find artificial grape flavour a bit too sweet for me to enjoy all that often.

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50
drank Hot Lips (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
25 tasting notes

Maybe I’ve been spoiled by Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice tea, but I found this a bit weak and flavorless. There is a very subtle cinnamon burn to the tea, but the flavor itself is so weak that I didn’t care for it. I found it somewhat bland. From the description, I was expecting a much bolder flavor.

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drank Pom Diggety by DAVIDsTEA
367 tasting notes

It’s like fruit juice, but in black tea form with just enough caffeine to power me through the day.

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Sipdown!

My kindergarten classroom had scented magic markers. They were a lot of fun to draw with, mostly because of the scents. Who doesn’t like a raspberry scented marker?

Me. When my tea both tastes and smells like said marker.

Granted, subsequent cups were more fruit than writing implement, but it was too little too late. Happy to be finished with this one.

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drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
367 tasting notes

Had this with some sweet creamer because so many dessert teas are better with some milk and sugar. Very tasty. The chocolate is a little artificial, but it’s not particularly noticeable. With creamer, it’s like the chocolate flavor of a cake with the texture of icing. Pretty good, but my cup today at work was a bit drying.

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I was surprised by how much I liked this. It has the pumpkin pie spice to it but with a little grassiness. It should not work in all logic but it does. I also like how it is heavier on the cinnamon than the clove. Clove is one of the reasons I hate pumpkin pie.

I also expected Davids matcha to be bitter for some reason but it is not at all.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cream, Grass

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drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
47 tasting notes

Another great piña colada tea. I only got a sample, but I think I’ll be ordering more. I really dislike hibiscus, so I was afraid I’d dislike this tea, but it’s not too noticeable. It gives the tea a really lovely light pink color and a bit of tartness.

Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80
drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
36 tasting notes

I bought this in March when it was re-released for Easter. I never tried it the first go round, but it intrigued me enough to order 100 grams. I really like jelly beans and there’s a nice candy-fruity aroma that blends nicely with the rooibos in the package. It’s quite pretty in the package actually with violet petals mixed in with the occasional colourful jellybean and rooibos needles. It’s also quite the ingredient list with pineapple, strawberry, coconut, calendula petals, blue cornflowers, sunflower petals as well as peach concentrates, banana puree, kiwi juice concentrate, mango puree and juice concentrate. I’m guessing the puree and juice concentrates are for the jelly beans themselves. Brewed up it has a nicely rich rooibos flavour with some mildly fruity and tropical accents. I can’t pick out any particular fruit flavour but it was still a rather enjoyable blend overall.

Flavors: Candy, Fruity, Rooibos, Tropical

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML

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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
36 tasting notes

This was part of a Christmas pack I got that I’m just getting to now. I found this tea generally underwhelming. Brewed up there’s a really nice buttery and nutty aroma that really does evoke baked goods. I wish it tasted like it smells though. I didn’t get a lot of flavours besides the banana. There’s a very artificial tasting sweetness to it and although I like a lot of dessert teas, the sweetness in this one didn’t particularly agree with me both initially and with the lingering aftertaste. I’m glad I only have a small tin of it.

Flavors: Baked Bread, banana, Butter, Nuts

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML

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