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95

I did not think I would like this tea. Out of the three in the Gentlemen’s collection, it was the one I wanted to try the least.

Then my husband and I went to David’s to grab a latte each. He is a hard core earl grey drinker (or was until he tried this) and I was trying to widen his tea pallet. I got a Honeybee Latte, he got one of these. And he ‘won’ the tea choice that day. This tea is fabulous, and I don’t know why I didn’t think I would love it considering Forever Nuts is one of my favorite herbal blends.

It is perfect as a latte. Earthy with a rich nutty flavour, it tastes like a fine straight black blend but better. We like our tea strong so I steep it for longer than on the package, and then add a bit of sweetener and frothed milk. I seem to be really into teas that I can make amazing Lattes out of lately, and this one fits the boat for something that doesn’t come out super sweet. It’s nutty and delicious, what more is there to say?

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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96

I finally gave in and bought 25 grams of this tea to try. Decided to make a cup shortly after, and WOW is this ever the perfect evening/before bed tea. The smell is amazing, but I have been missing mint in my regular tea routine for some time now so I am bias.

This tastes like a traditional herbal tea, but better. It’s minty and sweet, and really does calm you down. I didn’t add any sweetener to it and it still tasted amazing. Others are right, you cannot resteep this one, but that is true of most of David’s herbal blends.

I had 3 cups last night and have a feeling this will become part of my evening routine this winter. If you are looking for something soothing to have before bed this tea does the trick.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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67

I bought 25 grams of this tea because I was looking for something to drink in the afternoon/evening while I am studying that would also do my some good. It has a wonderful cinnamon smell and when you steep it there is a nice golden colour.

I have to say I like the flavour, floral with a hint of apple, but it isn’t overly strong. I prefer stronger herbal blends, so I don’t know if I will get anymore of this one. Maybe I just need to add more to my pot, or it might be better iced.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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88

2 tsp for 250mL tea @ 90C, steeped 5 minutes, drunk bare.

I feel terrible. I sat down with my family for lunch and nearly hurled at the table. Broke out in a sweat. Got dizzy. All round nastiness.

I knew I needed tea. I’m craving the new Ginseng Oolong from DavidsTea, but I’m in no fit shape to go out. Wuyi Rock is too dark for the moment, and the Tung Ting Vietnam’s buttery notes will just send me right over the edge.

So I made Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Makes no sense to me, either.

I’ve forgotten how much I like this strange, sweet blend. Normally I ice this one, but hot, it’s soothing on the stomach— probably the mint. The odd citrus thing this tisane boasts is distracting me from being nauseous. And the gooseberries give it a note that no other tisane’s got. I’ve been researching Elizabethan England and what they ate and drank; they liked to stew almost anything with fruit and berries. I think they might like this one, pun on the title aside, especially in winter.

This is a weaker tisane. The packet copy recommends 2 tsp for a cup, and yeah, you need at least that much. And a decent steep time. Herbals need a bit of coaxing.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Lynne-tea

I hope you feel better soon!

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93
drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
3134 tasting notes

Sipdown! I guess I enjoyed this at some point, because I found the empty bag… haha. I recall really liking it the first time I tried it, and I’m sure I did the second time as well.

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93
drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
3134 tasting notes

Shared a pot of this with my roommate tonight thanks to the DT $1 packet of tea promo. I admit that my expectations weren’t super high, but apparently I need to change my views!

The dry tea of this one is a fairly nondescript green oolong. Larger-than-usual rolled balls of tea, but with no particularly notable aromas (or rather, nothing different than any other green tea/green oolong). We were skeptical of the 5-minute infusion recommendation, but decided to just go with it…. definitely not a decision we regret!

I went to take a sniff of my cup of tea after my roommate poured it out, and was completely blown away – the smell of this one is deliciously sweet and reminds me quite a bit of Verdant’s Laoshan greens. Delicious! Entirely not what I was expecting at all! The flavour matches perfectly, and definitely makes me think of Verdant’s Dragonwell-style Laoshan green, with a sweet rock sugar flavour and light green bean sort of flavour. The tea also is very smooth, and a light oolong flavour emerges at the tail end of the sip.

If you’re looking for a straight oolong from DavidsTea, I highly recommend this one! It is an absolute treat, especially given the price of a tiny sampler packet right now. Hoping the next infusion is as tasty, although we won’t find out until tomorrow :)

ETA: Second infusion (~6.5 min) is not bad, but I think that’s all these leaves have to offer. The flavour is still a touch rock sugary and much like the first infusion, just lighter and with a bit of astringency.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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89
drank Butterfly Jasmine by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

Jasmine, very commonly seen with green tea. Probally too common that most of the commercialized tea bags are filled with low quality stuff; makes me hate it for a while.

However, I can see a lot of work has been put in to make this tea. They are rolled into rope-like knot(sorry, doesn’t look like butterfly to me). The jasmie flavor does not overpower the green tea. Not bitter at all. It is a very plesent experience because you not only smell the jasmin, but you also taste it. It’s very satisfying.

So far, it is the best jasmine green I’ve tried. It tastes exactly as it should. It’s just that, for this price, I was expecting something more.

PS: Steep time is gongfu style with 2 tsp.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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54
drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
14 tasting notes

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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100
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
142 tasting notes

Okay so i’m back after a long hiatus, sorry about that friends.

I have so many new teas to review and i am very very excited about some of them.

this tea is one i have had my eye on for a long time just never got around to ordering it for some reason. I LOVE Lime so i’m hoping i won’t be disappointed by this.

Dry leaves: they smell amazing! i would put in a bowl on my desk and use it as pot-pouri!

Steeping: it has a nice little yellowish green color and smells really limey

Taste: Here goes…I Like it! tangy but not too much, smooth on the tongue,a little faint sweetness, not really picking up the green tea but i don’t mind that, all in all this is a lime lover’s dream!

this i a new favorite for me, will surely go out and get a tin of this next chance i get!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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83

mmmmm… Perfect cup for a day like today. I was so busy running around, I knew I couldn’t have more caffeine. I just had my first meal. And it’s coooooooold out right now! BUT, I get my culprit tooth pulled next week. Yay!
AND my dog actually let me drink this cup. She’s not a fan of peppermint.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
318 tasting notes

I got a tea package today from a friend in NYC. Yum!

This is one of the ones she sent me. It’s a really peachy oolong, and there’s some sort of spice to it too.

My tastebuds are kind of on the fritz, but this is still good!

And I was surprised and happy to see that she’d included a blend with ginger… as much as I hate ginger, it’s good for sore throats.

MsWhatsit

There is nothing like autumn weather and ailments to remind us how good hot teas are.

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100
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
879 tasting notes

Sipdown tea #6!
Finished my packet of this. I forgot how good it was. I just might have to order some more.

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100
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
879 tasting notes

I forgot how much I love this tea. Mmmm :)

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100
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
879 tasting notes

GAH! This tea is so good. Believe it or not I bought a red velvet cake slice from the grocery store just to taste it, and of course it was delicious. Well, this tea tastes EXACTLY like it. Frosting and all. It’s very creamy and smooth. Sweet and I can even taste the cream cheese-like frosting. This will most definitely be one of my “I need something sweet, NOW” teas. mmmmmm :]

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
879 tasting notes

Finished this off tonight! WOOOOOOT Honestly, I’m kind of happy it’s gone. It’s been here far too long and I needed the tin for something else. The flavor is just ok to me now but my boyfriend loves it. Vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar. Lots of sugar it seems. I liked it but it won’t be missed.

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95
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
879 tasting notes

Trying to finish off some of the older teas I have so I picked this one. The flavor is nice. Warm Cinnamony, sweet, and SPARKLY :D

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95
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
879 tasting notes

I love sparkles. That is it.

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95
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
879 tasting notes

This tea was just the right thing to put me in a more optimistic mood today. It’s so pretty to just look at and the flavor is starting to grow on me..

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95
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
879 tasting notes

Well today has just started out fantastic(sarcasm), so I needed something that would cheer me up a bit. The smell of this tea reminds me of warm cotton candy with it’s sugary sweetness. The little gold glitters make me happy. They are pretty. MM :] For some reason this tea just tastes like cotton candy to me. I can get the cinnamon, but it’s mostly sugar and vanilla flavors. I love it and I really want to order more!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Nicole/Tea-Historic

I love that the tea sparkles after brewing! So pretty!

KallieBoo!

I know! They were so fun to watch :]

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42

Thin-tasting, overall. Bitter chocolatey taste near the end of the sip. Cinnamon present. Black tea is difficult to detect.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
879 tasting notes

Wow, I would have never bothered to try this if I didn’t get a sample. This is so good! It’s very unique. It’s lemony, slightly spicy, and slightly fruity. But it’s all very subtle and warm. Many people said it reminded them of Thai Curry and as soon as I tasted it I agreed 100%! There is just something weird about this tea that makes my taste buds dance. Oh, DavidsTea I am impressed yet again..

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100

So far I’m impressed with all of the teas I’ve ordered. I LOVE the little marshmallows :) it’s toasty and sweet, even a tad spicy.. mmm :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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52

I got this as a sample with an order. A bit disappointing to be honest. A nice dose of hibiscus which acts as the tartness from the rhubarb, but not much else. Wasn’t getting anything berry or crumbly. For me the tartness would have been perfectly balanced if I’d had a stronger strawberry taste, but it was about all I got, so it was too strong. Was a bit sad to not be able to taste anything crumble-like, given my increasing fandom for DT’s cake teas.

Not for me, but thats fine, I have many other options!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
TheTeaFairy

Once again, hibiscus doing its evil thing! It seems that rhubarb is a hard flavour to achieve in tea!

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75
drank Tuo Cha Bonbons by DAVIDsTEA
8 tasting notes

I’m giving this one a better score. I popped one of these in my travel mug yesterday. Cheap shou pu’erh for the road. The extra steep time really helped.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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