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drank Forbidden Fruit by DAVIDsTEA
120 tasting notes

Another interesting tea, courtesy of my good friend QuiltGuppy,

A fruit oolong, something out of the ordinary for me. This is very good. I can taste melon, both honeydew and water varieties. There is a bit of floral flavor and a hint of pear, although the description does not mention it. It is a darker oolong, almost amber and slightly roasted. This tea has a depth to it, not just taste on the surface, it seems to go down a few layers. Thanks QG, this is very interesting and delightful.

I also refused the bait and spared you all comments about forbidden things…fruit or otherwise. :)

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I got this as a sample from my last online order and decided to try it this morning. It was kinda meh, nothing fantastic to write home about and could barely taste the mint. i guess the predominant taste would be the pureh which is fine but I am not a big fan. I will give this another go though as I steeped it at a low temp as it had green tea but DT’s website recommends 98 so that might have had something to do with it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Thursday’s thermos of tea for the day. Yum. I had forgotten how juicy and fruity this little beauty is. It was no hardship at all to drink the 1.5 L of this. It did give me a bit of a boost, and while I didn’t feel overly jittery like I sometimes do with matcha, it kept me going on a painfully long day.

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Oooooh, today was a long one. So long. Was supposed to close at 8 yesterday, but thanks to the demon kids from hell, I didn’t leave the office until 9. Started work at 11 this morning and at 12, there was a family emergency that left us with three admins (two of us still in training) for two offices and three doctors. That’s not a good ratio, and guess who got to be the one running between the offices? Yup, that’d be me. During one of my many trips between the two, I stopped in at DT and got a big cuppa this, iced. Yum. Exactly what I needed to get my energy level up and survive my day.

One of the doctors did give me some pretty major words of praise, though, which I had been desperately needing, so it wasn’t all bad. And my next day is with my favorite admin and my favorite doctor, and it’s only 6 hours long. Woo!

Preparation
Iced
DaisyChubb

Nice! Tomorrow will be an awesome day, well deserved

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Made a big pot of this to have cold at work yesterday, whee!! Kept me alive for a few extra hours, at least.

Preparation
Iced

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

I don’t know how they did it, but the girls at the DavidsTea I visited yesterday managed to mess this up. It wasn’t my local store and it’s one I wasn’t impressed with the last time I was there, so…who knows.

But I’m really confused. I’ve left this tea in to steep for 20 minutes or more and it still turns out tasty! The tea I got in store yesterday, however, was thick and bitter and I basically just chugged it so I could get the energy and not waste it. Maybe they used too much leaf (for my tastes, others might enjoy it that way).

I’m not going to change my rating, because I know I can make this tea beautifully at home, but the stuff I drank in store yesterday was horrid.

Preparation
Iced

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Mmmmmmm. Returned from our trip at 7:30 this morning, and after two days of travel and three restless nights, I desperately needed a pick me up while we were running errands today. My brother and I were discussing Jungle Ju Ju, and it was exactly what I was craving. Yum! Light and fruity, it gave me just enough energy to get through my day.

In other news, my delightful brother (who I’m sure will show up on here sometime soon) recently got engaged, so for an engagement gift, I took him a bag of 20 or so teas and a DavidsTea logo mug (his name is David). We gave it to them last night. By this morning they had put together a big order online with DavidsTea! XD. I created a monster!

Indigobloom

LOL I’m looking forward to “meeting” your brother! :P

aisling of tea

Oh, with his new tea addiction, it’s only a matter of time .

MaddHatter

It is far too easy to create a DAVIDs monster! I have created 5 of them! lol, well done!

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

I accidentally steeped this cup forever. It turned out delicious, though! Very, very juicy.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Indigobloom

I need to get me some of this! what is the steep temp? I’m thinking about using it here at the office where the water is terrible… but I need my tea!

Jessie

I love steeping this one forever! I drink it at work a lot because it’s definitely not finicky about temperature or time. I usually boil the kettle, pour the water into my travel press at whatever temperature it’s cooled to before I get to it, and leave the tea in the bottom of the press for as long as it takes me to finish it between calls.

Indigobloom

Mmmmmm I think I will do it then! we have no kettle, just a hot water tap out of the coffee maker. The water is really heavy and earthy.

Cattibrie

you should see about buying a small kettle to bring with you to the office Indigobloom.

Indigobloom

I know, it’s a good idea… I’m only here 2 days per week and have no place to keep it safe.

Jenn

I love Jungle Ju Ju too! So delicious and a fantastic morning pick-me-up.

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Last bit of this cold, sad! It is delicious and so very satisfying cold. Now I just have to figure out what caffeinated tea to make cold next!

Preparation
Iced

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Using a tall glass of this cold as a pick-me up and an energy-giver and boy is it working! I found out today that I did not get the job I had been hoping for (praying for, begging for), and I’m a little down and dreading having to send out more resumes, as the last 25 only brought back that one potential lead. Anyone know of any jobs in Toronto? ;).

Anyway, this tea is giving me the boost I need to get more done, so here I go…wish me luck!

Preparation
Iced
Jessie

Awh, I feel your pain. The persistence really sucks but will pay off. Good luck! If I happen to hear of anything (my office just finished hiring and maybe it will fall through?), I’ll keep you in mind.

aisling of tea

Thanks and thanks! It’s just a really bad time to be looking for a job, I guess.

MaddHatter

I think the job market is tough everywhere, when we downsized for Summer Camp we ended up turning away 3 staff who work the School year and had to turn away all applicants for Summer.

Stiff upper lip, something will turn up.

and this tea is a great pick me up! :)

aisling of tea

Yeah, if my residency had come through just a few weeks earlier, I might have had more luck slipping in to replace college students going home for the summer or graduating. Ah well. Something will come up, in this I have faith!

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

This is my jug of caffeinated tea for the week, though I can’t drink it without Jungle Boogie getting stuck in my head. Iced, this is one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve ever had. Yum, yum, yum! I woke up this morning feeling utterly dried out and dehydrated and this is just what I was craving (though it is leaving a bit of dryness on my mouth).

Preparation
Iced

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Still trying to recover enough from the Reactine to do…something, anything. I adore this tea, and as soon as the money tree blooms, I need a tin of it. Neeeeeeed.

This is actually a resteep of my wife’s leaves from this morning. I’ve started using filtered water, especially for my resteeps, and that way the flavor isn’t washed out by chlorine. Blegh. So far, so good, might even try for a third!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Accidentally had this one iced. I made a cup, and in the process of waiting for it to cool, I fell asleep and took a three hour nap. Oooops. Still delicious, though. I’m going to resteep and hope I don’t fall asleep again.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Resteep…still delicious. A bit weak, I don’t think it would survive a third steep. Well, it might with good water, but here our water has a lot of chlorine in it, and I could taste a hint of it through the tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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98
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Yesterday was a huge day for me. As of 8:11 am on May 24th, 2011, I am a permanent resident of Canada. YAY!

However, as of 10 pm, May 23rd, I had food poisoning and enough stress about my landing interview the next day that I couldn’t sleep at all. (The landing interview took ten whole minutes and was stupidly stressfree).

Cut to 4 pm yesterday, and I was dragging. I was incredibly exhausted from a day of dealing with the government and putting in applications (I seriously handed out about 20 resumes yesterday). So when we stopped in at DavidsTea to drop off an application, well, of course I had to try this beauty! We were told it tastes like Lipton tea with peach, and I’ll agree with that. It was delicious. And more importantly, it gave me the much-needed boost to finish handing out resumes and applications. I was awake and alert without being jittery.

So there you have it!

Preparation
Iced
Uniquity

That’s so exciting! Welcome to the Canadian club….though you’ve been an honourary member for long enough : ) Looking forward to your first Canadian Canada Day?? : )

QuiltGuppy

Congratulations! :)

aisling of tea

Thanks and Thanks! I am looking forward to it, but it still seems so far away lol.

Indigobloom

that is awesome!!! congratulations to my now official neighbour! :)

MaddHatter

KittyKat, Welcome to Canada!

Amariel

Congrats on your permanent residency! My DH got his residency about the same time (maybe a little bit later), but the strike delayed his card.

aisling of tea

Mine too! I was so irritated, but it finally did come.

Megan Parrell

congratulations! :)

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67
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
150 tasting notes

I was sent a sample of this tea with my David’s Tea order. This is a very strong black tea for my taste, and I honestly didn’t get much of a raspberry or coconut flavor from it. I once loved strong black teas. If fact, I remember smashing my English Breakfast tea in the basket trying to get every last bit of flavor from it. This was a good black tea, but not one that suits my tea taste today.

Jenn

Ha! My taste buds were protecting me from certain disappointment. Better I not like what I can’t have :)

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70
drank Luscious Watermelon by DAVIDsTEA
658 tasting notes

I like this less than I remember. I think it tastes very over-the-top, or something. It is just really sweet, but it’s not bad per se. Just not one I think I’ll buy again, which is difficult because it smells so incredible.

Indigobloom

agreed!
It made me sad, I so wanted to love this one

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70
drank Luscious Watermelon by DAVIDsTEA
658 tasting notes

I put some of this in cool water, and then left the house. For 12 hours. When I got back, this was strong! It was overpowering and candy-like. Fair enough.

I diluted it a little and it was very good. I mustn’t get too attached, but this is such a good iced tea.

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