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58
drank Tuo Cha Bonbons by DAVIDsTEA
1587 tasting notes

I’m hardly a pu-erh conoisseur but I only found this one to be rather mediocre. The flavour lacked much of the earthy flavour I’m used to associating with pu-erhs and what’s left was a tannic taste that reminded me a bit of leather. I’m also not sure where the description is getting ‘licorice’ from, I certainly couldn’t taste any!

Despite its faults, it does have good staying power, keeping its flavour well through three steepings.

Preparation
Boiling
Uniquity

I admire your tenacity in drinking something three times that you didn’t really like a whole lot! : )

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67
drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
14 tasting notes

I got this tea in a sampler pack.
Having recently traded in my lattes for cups of tea, I was excited to try this one. Though the taste at the beginning was a bit odd, by the end of the cup, it tasted like more. This is a very satisfying cup of tea, that can easily replace any fancy morning coffee.

I may have to go and buy a bigger bag.

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55
drank Green Seduction (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
485 tasting notes

Tried this for the first time. I oversteeped it, to start off, so I’m wondering if the bitter/earthy aftertaste is from that. It’s an okay tea, pretty soothing. Don’t think I’ll be buying any but I would drink it again.

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

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85
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
485 tasting notes

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85
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
485 tasting notes

I think I scorched the leaves the last time, because the flavour was very bitter and dry. This time, however, it was absolutely delicious. This is such a calm, warming tea. I love the smokiness of the green tea and walnuts with just that bit of sweetness from the fruit. Bumped up my rating and will be indulging more often.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
485 tasting notes

Finally picked some of this up for my own, had a cup while relaxing after a long, active day. Needs a bit of sweetening.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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94

I really enjoy this tea. It’s not the tea I’d choose in the morning (when I want a hit of caffeine and strong flavour) – this is an awesome afternoon sipper.
I bet it tastes yummy iced, and maybe even with rum.

I suspect this one will become a staple in my household.

heatherwassing

‘Twas a summer offering, was it not? I don’t think this tea is available throughout the year.

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94

This is my all-time favourite peppermint tea. Positively yummy.

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69
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
14 tasting notes

I was skeptical about this one – but have to admit – it is certainly worth trying. Quite yummy. :)

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100
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
73 tasting notes

I tried one of the chocolate bits left over after steeping my tea, and it totally tasted like a chocolate covered strawberry too!!!

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100
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
73 tasting notes

This tastes just like a chocolate & strawberry tea should. The smell is a bit intense (definitely like the Quality Street strawberry chocolate candy!!) but it mellows out after steeping.
*Want to try this iced

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85

(Whoops. This didn’t show up when I searched “Detox David’s Tea”, and I looked for it under “Detox (Organic)” and didn’t find it so made my own. But here it is, all sitting pretty under “Organic Detox.” Durh…)

Okay, Detox. I have a confession; your herbal zinginess kind of makes me a little bit afraid. The lemongrass I’m cool with; the ginger, okay. But the juniper berries make my nose quiver like a bunny’s, and I’m more than a little afraid to sip you.
BUT it’s been that kind of a day, and after three days of trying to eat healthy (and falling to the call of If I Had 1,000,000 Flavours ice cream, my home-made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and countless lattes) it’s time I took more concrete measures.
That’s where you step in.
I’m doing this naked*, the way the tea gods intended. No messing around with time, temperature or proportion. I’m following the instructions to the letter.
Let’s go:
I brewed this in a cup with a forest green interior, so I can’t see the colour of the tea. It’s darkish, though. The smell mellowed SIGNIFICANTLY after brewing. The lemongrass is like a sweet hint of summer and the ginger promises to sting you a little but, but thinks that you’ll enjoy it. The juniper berries lurk directly under that ginger, their enthusiasm for zappiness barely contained.
As per usual, I can’t sip it this hot. My lips curl back in fear. I’ll wait four minutes and try again.
Okay. Oh, very nice, very nice!
The juniper berries are a lot subtler in flavour than they originally came across in smell. They combine with the ginger to kind of give your tongue a lingering slither of heat down the sides almost as an after-thought. I have to admit that I forgot this one was a rooibos/sencha blend, and I have to say that I reeeeally like it. It has the vegetativeness of green with the whole-milk mouthfeel of rooibos. It’s a very satisfying combination.
I got this tea in a Beauty Trio pack from my mum for by birthday (okay, I got the chocolate trio, but had two of the three teas in there in my cupboard, so exchanged it), and I’m pretty sure that this Detox is going to be the first one to go.
I’ve found my new working-at-night tea!
Victory!

*not LITERALLY naked. Naked as in no milk, no sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

I LOVE Detox…It’s the juniper berries that blow me away every time!

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93
drank Electric Lemon by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

Wow! I really didn’t have any expectations for this tea, but is it EVER good! Great lemony-ness without being too sour. A delicious surprise!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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43
drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

I was really excited for this tea.. like.. REALLY. And it just did not live up to those expectations. I just found that there wasn’t really a distinctive flavour to it at all. I didn’t taste the chilis AT ALL. Boo. I’ll try putting a little more in it next time and see if that pumps it up.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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69
drank Baked Apple by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

This tea isn’t bad, but it’s no Apple Pie (I think that’s what it was… it’s discontinued now). It just isn’t as good as I was expecting. Not bad, but not amazing.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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50
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
14 tasting notes

I wanted to love this tea. It came highly recommended by a friend.

It does taste like hot apple cider though, and I couldn’t detect the nuts.
It’s pretty good, but I’m not sure that I’ll purchase it again.

There are many other options at David’s Tea that are exceptional. This one? Just scores an okay.

Uniquity

I’m with ya. I like it enough, I’ll certainly drink it, but it would need to be a lot lighter or cost a lot less for me to stock it regularly.

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86
drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
14 tasting notes

Normally I make chai myself, and I’ve never liked the pre-packaged versions.
This one though is an absolute exception. A tasty caffeine free option. I really enjoy this tea.

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96

I love this tea but I am taking a break from it right now because I’m tired of the smell and taste. It’s really nice with condensed milk or sugar/milk for the cold morning commute.

Uniquity

I’ve never tried this one – I only have the Earl’s Garden – I know it’s cruel to ask, but what does it taste like? i assume like a vanilla-y earl grey?

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33
drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
5 tasting notes

I gave it a shot a few times – I am not a coffee drinker but like the occasional espresso drink before a big meeting, so I thought that this might be a good substitute. Not really my cup of tea though, perhaps it’ll go better for someone who likes the taste of coffee beans.

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56

Didn’t like this one at first try but after a heavy (and greasy!) meal I gave it another shot, and although I’m not sure how skinny I feel now the meal didn’t leave any memorable effects. I think I will try this a few more times before I decide if I want to get more of this

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96

Taking a break from it right now but for a month straight, that’s what I drank most of the mornings… with a bit of syrup, the occasional milk, it’s a morning treat during the winter morning commute.

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68

Love this tea – the creamy flavour suppresses my urges for milk and sugar although I can see myself trying this in the future with a heavy spoonful of condensed milk.

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99

I absolutely love mint tea. This is the best mint tea that I have had since a recent visit to Morocco. Absolutely fabulous tea. Love the spices, love the cardamom. Mmm.

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79
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

This tea is so thick with its chocolate and strawberry flavours it’s almost syrupy. An intense aroma issues from the bag as soon as you open it. I can smell it steeping from across the room! Don’t steep this one too long or else it gets a little intense!

Uniquity

My tea cupboard smells pretty strongly of this guy….It’s powerful, that’s for sure!

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