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49

Well… I think this is better than the first time I had it, but I’m still not a big fan. It’s quite cloudy, and tastes like a cinnamon, watery, somewhat chocolatey chai. Can’t really taste the coconut at all, though it’s probably just coming out as a bit of creaminess. So unfortunate; this blend sounds like it should be so tasty, but it’s really just a big flop.

Bumping the rating up a bit, because this is certainly not as terrible as the first time, but still not a tea I’d recommend to anyone.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Cavocorax

Yeah I don’t kno why I grabbed more of it. I mean it was 2.50 for the pack, but still not worth it!

tigress_al

It sounded so good, but was a disapointment

Shmiracles

i kinda was disappointed too. i had bought 100g over the internet just by the description. but i have to say that i have since tasted it with two friends two separate times. and side by side with numerous other chocolate & coconut teas, both said they liked it best! i really didn’t expect that, but it helped open my mind a bit as i think perhaps my expectations were getting in the way.

TassieTeaGirl

I’m glad I’m not the only one that didn’t quite get this one! Might try it as a latte when it cools down here.

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49

Eh, this one is not quite what I was expecting. It brews up quite murky, and with an offputting aroma that I can’t quite place. It’s a little reminiscent of Super Chocolate or Dr. Chocolate (carob??) The flavour is surprisingly weak, given the aroma, and mostly tastes of murky cocoa and cinnamon. The mouthfeel is drying though not astringent – kind of like getting chunks of chalk in your mouth. I can’t taste the coconut at all here either.

I have enough left in my bag for another shot at this one, but I’m really disappointed :( This is definitely one of the least tasty teas from DavidsTea I have tasted.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
CupofTree

that’s a shame, this one sounded really good.

Helena

It tasted okay to me when they brewed it up at the store. I had it hot and it it tasted like a cinnamon vanilla cookie to me :D

Kittenna

Yeah, definitely going to have to give this another shot…

Buy the Stars

Hm, I thought the weak flavour was just me not using enough tea, but if it’s weak all around that’s definitely disappointing. I guess I’ll give it another shot to see if there’s any difference.

Kittenna

If anything, I overleaped this cup, as I have a tendency to do that. I’ve been finding some of DT’s teas to be weak in flavour lately though. Maybe this one needs the full 7 minutes, not just 4?

Buy the Stars

That could be it. I’ve noticed similar things from black blends rather than straight teas, especially from David’s.

Kittenna

Erm, I definitely typed overleaFed, thank you autocorrect. Yeah, typically I don’t steep straight blacks or 52teas black blends for more than 3 minutes, as they get bitter/astringent. However, flavoured blacks from other companies like DavidsTea seem to withstand longer times quite well, and in fact may actually require them.

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36

I love caramel, but I was really dissapointed in this tea. It had a weird taste that I just didn’t care for at all.

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100
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

Huge fan of this one. If you like nuttier teas, this one is a perfect blend…and smells great too.

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98

Nothing bad to say. This tea looks great, smells great and tastes great. But wait, the best part is I fall asleep just like that after a long day when I steep this tea. This is a must have!

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90
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

If you are not a huge fan of a nutty flavor in your tea, then this is not the tea for you. It is a herbal tea, but it’s all about the nutty flavor. That is all I taste…and I love it! It left a really nice aroma in my vehicle this morning too :)

Nik

Mmm…nutty teas. I’d probably experiment and blend the nutty tea with a spicy tea to have a nutty spicy tea. Looks like this one’s already on my shopping list! =)

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90
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

I really like this one. I don’t think it tastes quite as good as it smells…but still a great tea for nuts lovers.

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100
drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

LOVE this tea, tastes amazing.

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100
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

FAVE TEA! Smells up the room like a freshly made pumpkin pie. It is a perfect blend of chai and pumpkin and spices. A-mazing!

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100
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

Not kidding…this is the best tea I have ever had! I drink at least 3 cups a day! I love it!!

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

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59
drank Matcha Matsu by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

It was alright. Very strong green tea taste. You would have to really enjoy green tea to like this tea. Also, I found I didn’t want to look at the color as it grossed me out when I was drinking it. BUT, it is said to have phenomenal health benefits…so I drink it anyway :)

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

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64
drank White Peony by DAVIDsTEA
3134 tasting notes

Well, I’ll leave DAVIDsTEA to fix the image quality/description here… I’m not used to having to add teas myself!

Picked this one up while in store today to get October’s TOTM – I had seen mention of the straight tea promo, but hadn’t realized that 9 new straight teas had come out! So I picked up sample bags of five teas they had available (at least one wasn’t new though). A couple cups’ worth of tea for $1? Heck yes!

So the roommate and I shared this one tonight, as neither of us have really tried many (or any) straight white teas. Used the whole 2g bag of tea for 3 cups of water (less whatever boiled off). The end result is quite light, and in my opinion, a bit too bland (not underleafed though, I don’t think). I definitely get the corn silk association they mention, but there’s nothing special about this one at all. There’s a bit of a lingering “tea” taste at the end of the sip. Not sad that my sample packet is gone. I imagine this is fairly akin to most white peony teas; my expectations weren’t super high, I must admit! For those that like white peony, I’m sure this is a fine tea, but apparently I’m a touch picky :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec
momo

And now like $25 more in tea gets tacked on to the order I was already contemplating…shakes fist

Kittenna

Wha??? I’m not totally sure you need to try all the new teas…. not sure they’re anything special necessarily! A couple I’m interested in though :D

momo

I want the Gyokuro Black and Genmai Hojicha the most, and the Vietnamese Tung Ting sounds pretty cool, but it wouldn’t kill me not to get it I think.

Babble

Gykuro Black? Sounds very interesting!!

Uniquity

What’s the promotion? totally missed it. I’m excited about a couple of the new blacks though!

Kittenna

Hrm. Less of a promo than I thought… $1 straight teas. But I imagine you’ve heard about it now, and I’m just super late in responding here!

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68
drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
39 tasting notes

Just getting out of the dentist i stop at my local David’s tea to buy the glass Gongfu Teapot and some Tie Kwan Yin to try when they ask me if i want to try this one too ( i don’t care for them try to sell more thing if they don’t get pushy and they don’t) it’s was smelling good so i bought 25g to try also.

Perfect tea to try my Gongfu teapot ( and my first try at Gongfu for that matter ) I can’t say if my technique was good or not and how that affect the tea but i did find that one good a little earthy but just enough for me to like it I didn’t get the pine taste they talk about before the third steep when a little hint begin to appear.

I run out of water after 1 rinse and 3 steep and was to lazy to go get more with my mouth hurting i will get more water later and try more steep

Will give that one a Note after trying it also western style in my steeper

I’m gonna love that little teapot :) a yixing one will take is place probably someday lol

Update Western style : Just made a cup western style in my steepster following the instruction they gave on the bag water at 92 for 5 minute i can detect some bitterness but also some sweetness that was not in the Gongfu If i have to choose this one if better Gongfu less bitter but overall it’s good i still prefer Tie Guan Yin

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Ysaurella

hey, I like your method : a visit to the dentist = a tea purchased :)

Michelle

David’s has a glass gongfu teapot?

Zoltar

@Michelle that what my reaction too at first i was thinking it was probably a new product since in was behind the counter but after a email with them They said to me it was no more available online ( since i join here on July i have never seen a Gongfu on David’s tea website ) i assume it a old product that no more available in store either once they all sell it at my local store it was the last one and cost 14,50$ i did send them another email to know if store will still continue to have it waiting for a answer

Terri HarpLady

I always believe in rewarding myself, especially when I do the things that I don’t really like to do, but are necessary. Tea is an awesome reward!

Zoltar

@Ysaurella ya i like my method too :P and most the time my mouth hurt so much than tea if the only thing i can take that not water lol

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65
drank Indian Summer by DAVIDsTEA
30 tasting notes

Sweet! Too sweet, actually. I like it, but it nearly tastes like heated juice. Literally not my cup of tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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100
drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
30 tasting notes

This tea is fantastic. Simultaneously mellow and flavourful, a great afternoon or evening tea. (Or drink it in the morning, what am I, your mother?) One of my favourites.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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98
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
87 tasting notes

OK so this is One of My favoret teas!!!! I love the buttery popcorn smell and even though im still unpacking the house i FINALY broke into the tea box and found this wonderful tea!!! Although im at work drinking it I think i may sneek in a cup to the movies this week end since popcorn is not aloud on my diet! JUst love this YUMMY tea!!!

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98
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
87 tasting notes

Wow this tea is so good !!! It’s got that buttery popcorn taste it’s just amazing I can’t explained how good this is just have to see for yourself this is permanent cupboard tea!!

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88
drank Dragon Pearls by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

Love this tea!

Light, floral and with the perfect amount of jasmine flavour. So perfect.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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59

My co-worker brought this tea into work and I tried it there. I personally didn’t care for it. Granted, part of the reason is because I’m not a big lemon fan to begin with, but I found the tea too citrusy and strong (although, the “strong” issue may be due to my fault in leaving the teabag in for too long).

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

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90
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
401 tasting notes

Ok, so I never do multiple reviews for teas but this review is for the Birthday Cake white chocolate bar offered by David’s . I didn’t see a separate entry for it so it’s going with the tea. If anyone knows of a separate entry, let me know.

I bought 2 different chocolate cares- $10 for 2 bars. Expensive, I know, but it was after work and I was craving some chocolate. I ripped open the bar and was greeted by a beautiful white chocolate bar with colourful sprinkles embedded. It reminded me quite a bit of a Hershey’s cookies and cream chocolate bar. When I bit into it, there was the wonderful crunch from the sprinkles, and a vanilla and maple taste from the bar. Delicious and sweet., and great for a treat. Totally recommend, although as mentioned, pricey.

Flavors: Maple, Vanilla

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90
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
401 tasting notes

Another tea to re-review.

Sunday afternoons just seem perfect for lattes. I brewed this one up using 4 perfect spoonfuls (10 tsp) in my steeper with 8oz of boiled water and somewhere between 1/2-1 tsp of sugar. Steeped for about 6 or so min, then mixed with hot, frothed milk. The result is a sweet, vanilla, cake-y treat.

I’m so glad I figured out how to make tea lattes perfectly at home; it’s $4.50 in store or about half the cost at home (which is expensive enough, lol). This is my favorite tea from DAVIDs to make lattes out of.

Flavors: Cake, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 10 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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91
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
24 tasting notes

I finally tried this one this fall. I think it is a great tea! Pumpkin is normally something hard for me to pick out because I don’t think it has much flavour.

This tea however does have lots of flavour. I wouldn’t go as far as calling it a chai in my books. It needs some more spice for that but then it would mute the fresh and subtle pumpkin taste that bleeds through.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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85

My first rating on steepster! I’ve been lurking for a while now but I want to join this awesome community so I thought I better start reviewing!

Okay so this is one of my first teas from DAVIDsTEA and WOW. Its really really good. I’m not sure what the temperature of the water was since I only have a cheap electric kettle but I let it boil and then opened it for like 30 seconds to cool it a bit. Anyways I didn’t taste any bitterness from the black tea, very smooth, a tad buttery and a lot of coconut. I’m not an alcohol drinker so I guess I don’t know what real rum tastes like but this reminds me of what “Butter Beer” from Harry Potter would taste like. I agree with another reviewer who said it would be perfect for a snowy cold day. I had the first cup plain, but I will have to try sugar/milk to make it creamier.

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

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93
drank Caramel Spice by DAVIDsTEA
22 tasting notes

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