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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
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I was trying to figure out which herbal to make iced tea with and found the last of my bag of this one. I dumped it in, made a pot and accidentally let it steep way too long. Still, I put it in the fridge overnight and let it do its thing. Today it’s nice and cold and refreshing, but a bit too hibiscus-y for my tastes. I still don’t care much for this tea, but tonight it is definitely hitting the spot.

Also, while picking up teas in store today, I sold a travel press and 50g of tea to my sister in law XD. DT should totally be paying me.

Cattibrie

I really miss this tea. I hope they bring it back next year.

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I wasn’t very impressed with the spring and summer teas, but the fall collection has completely stolen my heart.

Cattibrie

The summer teas really didn’t do it for me and the spring ones were so so. But I loved Pink Flamingo. I wish I could find another citrus one like it.

Eisenherz

I agree, the summer collection was disappointing. Not a single of the blends actually had tea in them.

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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
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84
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
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84
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
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So I was not fond of this tea at all, thinking it far too bitter, amazed that it could be so bitter, even with sugar…and then my wife tells me she forgot to add sugar when she steeped it. So, with sugar, I am looking forward to enjoying a cup of this and dreaming of summer. (Go away, snow!)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Tie Kwan Yin (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve tended to gravitate towards the High Mountain Oolong when I grab a straight oolong from DT, because it’s more expensive to buy loose and so in my head I assumed that it’s the higher quality tea. Which it is, but it does have a different flavour profile from the ti guan yin. And I prefer the more earthy-nutty flavour of the ti guan yin over the more floral high mountain.

Anyway. Was craving a straight oolong after my banana experiment, and this fit the bill. Still a serviceable iron goddess.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Tie Kwan Yin (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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First trial of my new gaiwan. I now know why people use gaiwans on some kind of tea board – this is a messy process! But very soothing. The tie kwan yin is holding up wonderfully to the multiple steepings, each time releasing a bit more of the light floweriness that I love about oolongs. Used up the last of my stash for this; maybe it’s time for a restock.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Jessie

I bought a tea tray mostly because I think they’re pretty, but gaiwans can be a bit sloppy! Where did you get yours?

De

I bought the gaiwan at Say Tea on Bloor, which is our new favourite tea shoppe. Don’t have a tray or board for it yet, though. Just have a pile of paper towel on the counter, but I’m starting to get the hang out of the pour – only took me six steeps!

Uniquity

Too true! I can now pour my gaiwan with minimal/no spillage (though I frequently burn my fingers) but I wish I had a tea tray.

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84
drank Tie Kwan Yin (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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84
drank Tie Kwan Yin (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
485 tasting notes

Mmmmm. Light flavour, even if I’m not getting the flowery taste others have mentioned. Very warming and soothing. Will need a few more drinks before I decide if I’m going to stock up on it or not – but a straight oolong that’s this tasty for this price, I can’t pass up.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Lime Bang by DAVIDsTEA
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70
drank Lime Bang by DAVIDsTEA
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Tried this in-store today. I still think they boil the water too hot so the green got a little scalded, but otherwise it was tasty! The lime taste is not as bold as the smell – I was expecting to be hit in the mouth with limeade and totally wasn’t. A smooth, earthy drink with a lime tang that isn’t too sweet. Leaves a lingering aftertaste that reminds me of summer and carnivals, but I can’t quite put my finger on exact what it is. May pick up a bag of this, I haven’t quite decided.

Saved the bag, so I think I’ll go for another steep.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Dreamsicle by DAVIDsTEA
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Made some of this last night and poured it into popsicle molds…mmmm. Very, very tasty. A bit weak, but delicious. We will definitely be making loads of tea popsicles this summer.

Kristin

Oh, what a great idea!

QuiltGuppy

That is a great idea!

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Wish I could take credit, but it was all DavidsTea’s idea. .

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drank Dreamsicle by DAVIDsTEA
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Very yummy. I had a to-go cup of this iced on the way home from DT today (I’m getting sick and was melting from my fever). It was delicious, but the leaves were slightly scalded, giving it a bitter aftertaste, but overall I’m glad I ordered a 50 g bag of this online.

Preparation
Iced 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I have yet to make a cup of this this fall season, but I have it in the crockpot for some butternut squash soup and it smells amazing. Like everything I adore about fall. Now I just have to wait 8 hours… grumblegrumble

DaisyChubb

in.. the crockpot…
; 3; you are amazing.

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XD I try. I’ll be sure to post the recipe when it makes it onto my blog .

The Purrfect Cup

Do want recipe!

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It will likely go up on my blog tomorrow! :D

QuiltGuppy

Ooh, butternut squash soup! That sounds so wonderful right now.

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Welp, I better get to writing up that blog post for tomorrow, because tomorrow I’LL BE AT WORK! I GOT THE JOB! dances and boogies

QuiltGuppy

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s excellent! Now you can afford even more tea… :)

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Thank you! AND I’ll be working in the same mall as a DavidsTea, so I’ll get a discount there as well .

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The recipe should be here after 12 noon EST: http://wp.me/p1GKE7-2R

Cattibrie

Discount is exciting. My Brothers girlfriend gets one at the store in Westboro so I get her to buy some of my teas. We just don’t see them enough so I can’t wait for the teas.

Cattibrie

And I can’t wait for the recipe or to try some of your others since I found your blog. It looks great.

DaisyChubb

Yeah your blog is amazing!
It’s really inspiring to go make some awesome tea recipes

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Awwww, thanks guys. You’re makin’ me blush!

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88
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I tried this tea ages ago and didn’t really care for it. It was okay, but it tasted…musty. I would finish my tin and then be not so sad it was a seasonal tea.

That all changed today. I’ll admit, I picked this one because I wanted to play more with my teapot and it was handy. I filled it most of the way with hot water, let it steep for a minute, and then I added a little bit of soy milk for the second minute. It was amazing. I loved it. And now I am sad that is was seasonal. Darn it! The milk brought out some creaminess in the pumpkin and it was just delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
MaddHatter

I guess it is a good thing that Fall is coming soon, only 8 weeks (Though longer if the tea isn’t put out until October or later)

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I am so ready for all the plants to die >.< Stupid allergies >.> >.>

Cattibrie

They have said this one is coming back in the fall. Just not sure if it will be the fall teas or an October special. Lets hope for the fall collection.

MaddHatter

Oooh, either way, buy LOTS!

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I think DavidsTea would have a mutiny on their hands if they didn’t bring it back. It’s one of their most popular teas.

MaddHatter

It sounds super delicious, and since I am not drinking coffee as much as I used to, I need something to replace my favourite pumpkin latte at Starbucks, I am hoping this is “the ticket” – so it has to come back, lol!

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I was so impatient for this and I paid for taking it out too soon. I made a yummy latte with it, but it definitely could have used a longer steep time.

Next time, Gadget, Next tiiiiime!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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This is a favorite of mine! And by favorite, I might mean addiction. When I first tried it in the David’s Tea in London, ON, I had still been drinking regular bagged tea for my daily fall-back and saving the DT for special occasions, but this was the one to push me to go all loose-leaf! It’s delicious, and has a fantastic natural flavor that doesn’t need anything added. I drink a cup of it first thing every morning before yoga.

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100

Buttered Rum is such a sweet treat…without the guilt. Memorable taste that is smooth & creamy! Love it. @davidstea @ steepers @feelinfreshfood #mycupoftea

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80
drank Dreamsicle by DAVIDsTEA
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Dry, the tea had the same “off” smell that the Buttered Rum I tried had. Still, I grabbed 10 grams and brought it home to try.

Stepped, that smell is gone, or at least tempered by the citrus. It’s all just lovely, light citrus. There is a green foamy… scum around the edges of my mug and infuser, but I’m not worried.

The taste is nice. Green tea and citrus, and a smooth ending. I really like it. Not exactly like a Creamsicle, like some are claiming, but it’s a nice combination of fresh and comforting.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

Chocolate and a hint of heat. Pretty good.

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100
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
50 tasting notes

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100
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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