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36

I expected this tea to taste like lemon myrtle and green mate and it did….nothing impressive…

Preparation
7 min, 45 sec

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82

This is one of DTs new citrus teas. It smells like orange peel, so I didn’t want to try it when it first came out, but I drank it today and it was really good. Like eating an orange…a hot cup of orange Tgere was a bit of a green tea taste as well, but for the most part ot was just citrusy.

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8

Well it tastes exactly like coffee but without even the benefit of being caffeinated.

bleh,

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
69 tasting notes

Hands down, one of my favourite herbals ever. It feels like I’ve been waiting for this tea to come back in stock for forever, and now that it has, well. Excuse me, out of my way, I need to hoard.

Dry, there’s this beautifully creamy, vegetal, vanilla-y smell. And brewed? There’s still all of that cream and vanilla, but there’s also a swampy, green kind of taste that reminds me, without fail, of the pennywort juice I used to drink while growing up. Come be in my cupboard, Mulberry Magic. Let us never be parted again.

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79
drank Wild Black Yunnan by DAVIDsTEA
348 tasting notes

Innnnnteresting.

I got a small sample of this leaf from DJ Booth (thanks!) in exchange for some Black Dragon (I hope you like it!) and I’m glad for the chance to try it.

The dry leaf has almost no aroma at all.

The wet leaf has a strong earthy smell, but more like a wuyi oolong than a pu-erh. That odd kind of pong that some oolong get. I’ve mentioned it on other notes on other teas.

Oddly, the cup itself is not entirely unlike Yunnan golden, just a bit more umph and a bit less fruit. In fact, it tastes almost exactly like what you’d get if you blended wuyi oolong leaf with Yunnan golden.

I’m not 100% sure the combination works for my tastes. But this is great leaf and I’m looking forward to cycling through all the steepings for more insights. I find first steep is rarely typical.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
64 tasting notes

The aroma of this tea is wonderful! The chocolate is pronounced and you can smell the spice. Unfortunately, the smell does not match the taste. I don’t know if I brewed this wrong, but it seems to be pretty weak. I even added more tea leaves and made sure the water was at a sufficient temperature. It got a bit darker, but not much. I was hoping this one would be full bodied. I’m glad this was a sample, otherwise I would have been sorely disappointed.

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

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83
drank S by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

The apple cinnamon flavor is dominant here. It’s a wonderful tea to drink without milk on a chilly winter evening. I’d advise it almost as a dessert tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

Woke up this morning with a rage for something sweet, so I rummaged through my tea collection only to remember this gem, which I’d bought in-store and had never tried!

As with most of DAVIDsTEA’s puerhs, don’t oversteep it, as it gets fishy pretty fast. 4-5 minutes is perfect. Otherwise, make sure the water’s warm enough to melt all that chocolate – and boy is there chocolate in there.

The steeped product smells and tastes delicious, if a bit too sweet (then again, I don’t get these sugar rages often).

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

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34

Darn. I really had high hopes for this one because DT usually does a good job with citrusy teas (Elf Help, Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc). I am disappointed with this one. I can tell they used a Japanese green tea instead of a chinese tea because of the nutty/grassy taste that comes out…I find it really overpowering. I don’t taste the orange at all…just green tea :(

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Simply The Zest (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
520 tasting notes

I enjoyed this, it was a little bitter and a little tart but that may have been the steep time.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80

We used up the last of our sample of this to share a pot yesterday morning and I enjoyed it! It was good and refreshing and something I find myself craving occasionally. It’s lemony, but not overly tart. While I don’t feel the need to get a tin and stock up, I wouldn’t mind having some around to dip in to occasionally. This is a restock for me, but only a little one.

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drank Paradise Found by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

Paradise-outta-my-stash, is more like it. I cold steeped what remained of my sample of this and took it to work with me. It smells amazing, but the hibiscus is just plain ridiculous. I couldn’t finish it. Sorry to say, this tea is definitely not for me.

Buy the Stars

I feel the same way about this tea; the sample I tried in-store when the Spring Collection just went up tasted really good (and I’m not a black tea fan), but I haven’t been able to brew it to taste as good on my own. I tend to find that’s the case with a lot of David’s teas, and I’ve found that some agave nectar smooths it out a bit and deals with the hibiscus, but it’s good to know someone else hasn’t been whelmed by this tea either.

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drank Paradise Found by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

This one would be glorious if the hibiscus weren’t as tart. Sigh. It’s fruity and juicy, but then the hibiscus steps in and crashed the tasty party with its tartness. It’s good, and if you’re a fan of hibiscus, this tea is definitely one I would recommend, but it is not the tea for me. It’s sad because I keep taking sips, loving how good the tea is until the hibiscus takes over, but then it’s so tart it turns my stomach. Sadness.

Not rating because I went into it knowing that I wouldn’t like the hibiscus.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

I tried this as a sample in store, along with the Strawberry ginger. They tasted almost the same! and they’re totally different types of tea… ugh… darn you hibiscus :(

Tina S.

Wow, I definitely didn’t get a same tea vibe. I dislike them both in very different ways.

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100
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

The smell of this tea has the nicest smell. It’s very spicy but the pumpkin adds a sweet flavour as well.
The flavour is a bit weaker than I thought it would be, but it has made the very top of my list. It is my ultimate tea.
Also as far as super adorable things go, this tea also has candy pumpkin pieces in it. So it looks nice, tastes nice, and smells nice.
I will never get sick of this tea and I drink it everyday!

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

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drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

I like this tea, not love it, but I like it. The dry scent of the leaves really draw me in, just because of it’s sweet and fresh smell (to me anyway).

When steeped, I found that this tea is OK, maybe I don’t like the red rooibos that much. I think if the tea was made with green rooibos, I would like it better. The round flavour of the red rooibos is overpowering at times and I barely taste the sweetness from the pineapple/other flavours.

Overall I like it just because I really like the smell and taste. Unfortunately it’s not a favourite :(

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

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95
drank Green & Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
22 tasting notes

Mild and fruity very good tea

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

The fragrance and name of this tea are a bit misleading. The “Mulberry” refers to the leaves in the tea base. There is macadamia nuts in it that you couldn’t really smell.
When this tea is steeped it tastes like macadamia nuts, which I have only ever had in macadamia nut cookies. So this tea reminds me of drinking a cup of hot cookies! However it’s calorie and sugar free so I can have as much as I want.
The colour of this tea is gross! Full on, an unappetizing shade of swamp green. This deters me from drinking it out of my glass thermos and serving it to friends, but whateves…more for me.

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

Haha, this one is a bit weird, but I really like it! Satisfies cravings for me sometimes. But… it is definitely not the most pleasant colour! Kind of like Swampwater…

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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
65 tasting notes

Very, very tart. I had this when I was sick with a terrible cold and loaded it up with honey, but can’t really remember what I thought of it. Some of my friends tried it plain, and said it was way too hibiscus-tart. :(

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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50

Not bad, considering I don’t like ginger all that much. However, something falls flat. Also, STOP PUTTING HIBISCUS IN TEA. Augh it’s gross.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Chai Guarana by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

I love this tea! My ultimate all nighter tea. As far as chai teas go I’d say it’s pretty standard. I prefer my chai teas a pit more cinnamony.
The energy it gives me is absolutley worth it not being my favorite chai taste (not that it’s gross, just a bit bland)
It holds milk well which makes for good chai lattes.

Also try as a latte with chocolate milk.

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

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100
reviewed The Steeper by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

Just listened to my roomate talk about what an amazing device this was, and how he’s excited it was so cheap, but he would have paid way more for it. It’s easy to use and easy to clean and you don’t get any leafy bits in your tea cup, which is cool. Just thought I’d post a good review on his behalf…however I also love this steeper more than any human should love a tea machine.

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39

This tea was ok, but as far as matcha from DT I prefer the Matsu. This one is too grassy for my taste, which I guess is the mark of a good matcha, but I have my own preferences and this is definately not one of the. If it was lower in price I may be inclined to take some home.

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