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First off – this tea. Wow.

It is beautiful. It looks the bottom of the Rocky Mountain Forests, all green and grassy and amazing. But because it’s a bag of full leaves and grass I had a bit of a hard time ‘scooping’ out two tablespoons. It was more like grabbing stuff with my fingers and putting into my infuser until it felt like two tablespoons.

Since I felt like I didn’t put enough in I let this steep for a long time… maybe 20 minutes or more? But It was worth it. It’s not super strong or harsh or bitter or anything. Its magnificent.

What I love is the refreshing taste that’s NOT peppermint (I don’t like peppermint teas).

All in all I am so happy that I have a caffeine-free tea that is super relaxing. A perfect in bed/beforebed/daydreaming tea to relax the body and stimulate the mind.

9.50 for 25g but totally worth it, depending on how much you want to use per cup.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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Went to DavidsTea today to pick up some wintergreen woods and ended up taking a cup of tea to go. I tried this one because I thought it smelled delicious and Id heard good things about it. When I drank it though it was a bit of a different story…
so does anyone think this even tastes like tea? To me it tasted like watered down juice from concentrate. Orange or tropical punch maybe. Or hot vitamin water. I mean, it was good I guess but…. not something I want to drink if I’m in the mood for tea (I’d really rather the cold vitamin water I think).
I think if I ever tried this tea again it would be iced.

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86

Had a cup of this before I headed out in the afternoon (but since I slept in it was more like morning to me). Always a perfect cup with breakfast. Nom.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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76

Day 29 of my 101 days of tea. Had this today (well, I suppose technically yesterday now) at the DAVIDsTEA on Queen Street West. Steeped for around 6 minutes.

I found the taste to be quite floral — more than I’d like, really. Perhaps someone who enjoyed that sort of taste might find this delightful, but it wasn’t quite my thing. It also seemed rather one-note-ish, perhaps because I’m used to flavoured whites and this was straight.

I resteeped it with a half-full cup (the DAVIDsTEA cups are pretty big, after all….), and found the taste to even perhaps get stronger than the first time around. So, still didn’t like it, but was glad to see that the flavour was quite persistant at least.

Not my favourite tea, probably wouldn’t buy more of it (especially at $20/50g). However, it’s my first straight white tea of this challenge, so I’m glad I gave it a try.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

I recommend you to steep directly in the tea pot WITHOUT any infuser (Preferably in a ceramic tea pot to can infuse during a long time). The water need to be at something like 75 degree during 15 minutes. THAT is the best way to enjoy straight White Tea!

Another little trick : Drop a little of cold water in your tea pot before infuse it. That will prevent your tea to be burned.

Sorry if you already know all of those tricks!

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drank Elf Help by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

I tried this cold-brewed and now I get a little bit of Rocket candy taste. This is much sweeter brewed this way, good for an iced tea I guess! Yum
I should have got more when it was around I guess because I am almost out.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Elf Help by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

This is really good for a green tea (green is not my fav). The resteep holds up quite well too.
I like the fruitiness and the sweetness without adding any sugar. Good for christmas holidays for sure!

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97

This is my last session with this tea for awhile. I am sure I will be stocking up after I finish my other milk oolongs.
2nd steep: 95degrees, 4minutes, butter, milky, silky smooth, does it get any better than this?
I will miss you Q. milk oolong, see ya soon!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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97

I hadn’t had this in a long time. I forgot how good it is. I have started doing a short 30 second steep and dumping out that water because I like the 2nd and 3rd steeps way better. This takes away the spinachy-vegetable taste that I didn’t like before.
2nd steep: almost boiling, 7 min
Now, it is smooth and creamy, a nice treat….but also expensive
Increasing the rating a little!

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

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97

This is a yummy tea. It is definitely creamy. But I feel that I really need to be in the mood to drink this tea because it can taste vegetal at times.
I think the second steep is almost better with less vegetal taste.
It is also good mixed with other oolongs when I want a creamy taste, such as carrot cake.

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drank Copabanana by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

Loved the smell of this one. Got this home and I guess I really don’t like banana in tea because I couldn’t even drink the whole cup :(
Too bad because I love real bananas

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drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

My favorite rooibos. The coconut is delicious, and is balanced with the slightly floral lavender. This is a great before-bed tea that feels indulgent without having a cloying aroma or flavor. And lavender is reputed to enhance sleep…even if it’s just a placebo effect it seems to work for me :)

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
50 tasting notes

This is the number one tea I recommend to first time tea drinkers. it’s delicious! It tastes like Christmas in a cup. A nice mix of chocolate, black tea, and peppermint…it is delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Lime Bang by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Elf Help by DAVIDsTEA
443 tasting notes

My last tasting note said very little on how I felt about the tea, but I have to say, today I’m in the same boat! I’m not sure if I’ve had this sample one year or two years, but either way, I’m not a huge fan. It’s definitely a strong green tea with a bit of fruitiness to it. I’m not getting a ton of fruitiness from it, but there is some there. I’m mostly getting the orange flavour, not much of anything else.

This one came in a sampler pack that my dad bought for me. I absolutely love that he buys me tea! It’s so awesome! Anyways, I don’t think I’d get this one again, but glad I got to try it all over again. I only have the smallest bit left so I shall count this as a SIPDOWN!

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drank Elf Help by DAVIDsTEA
443 tasting notes

Gave this tea a try today ‘cause it was the tea for the day in my advent calendar.
Unfortunately all I can say was that it was fine. I liked it and enjoyed drinking it to some degree, but honestly, I have other teas that I prefer. But I’m glad that I got to try it at least. :)

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drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

Another one of my favourites. This one has the nice light flavours of lavender and coconut blended with a lovely rooibos base. It has a very relaxing feel to it and is very nice before bed.

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drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

I was really looking forward to trying this tea as I love carrot cake but it was only available as a tin and I wasn’t ready to commit to buying that much at a shot of something I wasn’t sure of. I finally tried it as a tea to go and was sadly disappointed. It wasn’t as flavourful as I had hoped it would be and could have perhaps used a little bit of sweetener added to it. It wasn’t offensive, it just wasn’t what I was looking for.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

The first time I tried this one I wasn’t super impressed with it but I’ve had it a few more times since then and it has certainly grown on me. This is a nice one to drink iced on a hot summer’s day because it has a hint of mint and is a pretty tasty tea all around.

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

Certainly one of my favourites. I don’t know how many times I have gone out with this in my travel mug and had compliments on how good it smells and it tastes just as good as that. I will drink this one at any time of the day. It has a sweet taste to it without needing to add sweetener of any kind.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

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40

Nothing really special to me. If I categorize a tea to be herbal, they generally smell the same to me.

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

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