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95
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

Yum! It was very creamy and refreshing. I was suprised by the amount of creaminess in this tea! That pretty much sums it up!

Speaking of refreshing, I will have to try this cold-brewed or maybe as a popsicle!

2nd steep: (less than boiling, 10min) less creamy, but still ok

Nickie

I love this tea! It does have a nice creaminess, without adding any milk to it. I actually have never had it with milk and wonder what that would taste like? I do find the flavour of the second steep to be much diminished, sadly, even when I use fresh hot water and let it steep for an extra few minutes. It’s still very good, but not as good as the first pot. Overall it’s one of my favourite teas, and I’m looking forward to trying it this summer during the 30-40 Celsius weather!

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92
drank Caramel Spice by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

Aroma: orangey in the bag, more caramel when steeped.
Taste: I was very suprised by this blend. I got 50g as a gift and would never have bought that much for myself. The first couple of times I had it, it was bitter. I learned to keep the steeping time shorter and it is less bitter with less of a weird cinnamon taste.
I like the dark caramel taste with the small hint of orange and cinnamon.
Just make sure you steep more toward the 4 minute mark rather than the 6 minutes.

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80
drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
11 tasting notes

A nice tea to start the day.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
11 tasting notes

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66
drank Copabanana by DAVIDsTEA
86 tasting notes

I don’t like banana flavoured stuff. I even go out of my way to pick smoothies that don’t have any banana. I like fresh bananas and banana chips, just not banana flavour. So, I didn’t have high hopes for this one.

I opened the bag and all I smelled was banana. Yikes! But, I like all the other ingredients so I figured I might as well give it a try. I’ve never actually had a tisane before so I didn’t know how to accurately measure all this chunky stuff. Oh well, I wanted something before bed so this was it.

I’m pleasantly surprised. It has a nice fruitiness to it. I don’t have the words to describe what I’m tasting, but I like it. I put a small dab of honey; I probably could have forgone that. The more I drink it, the more I like it. I’m not sure I would necessarily buy it again, but I’m happy that I tried it.

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

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84

Not sure yet what I think about this tea, it is more cinnamon-y than I thought it would be and less floral. It is not a bad tea.
I decided to try a 2nd steeping and liked it much better. It got rid of some of the strong cinnamon taste and brought out the floral notes more. But, I steeped the first steeping too long I guess (4 min) because the 2nd steeping is a little weak.
Next time I will steep for only 2-3 minutes and then do a 2nd steep and see how that turns out!

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95
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

I tried this with 1.5 teaspoons instead of 2 because I wanted to see if it would hold up. It does! I think I like this even better than last time I had it. I steeped it for 7 minutes at 95 degrees so that is probably why. Longer steep than I am used to.
This tea is so complex with lots of different notes….caramel, maple, apple, popcorn!….just plain yummy.

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

It took me a long time to try this tea because I was really unsure of popcorn in tea. I am glad I did!
Aroma: sweet caramel popcorn
Tea: smooth sweet caramel popcorn! I steeped this for 5 min, and it was a little bit light on the green tea taste but I really didn’t mind at all because it is so good!
2nd steep: almost boiling water for 8min, it was a little too weak for my liking. If I was going to do a second steep again, I would have to shorten the first steep. Not sure if I would resteep or not or just increase my steeping time to 6.5 minutes and only enjoy once. I will try to shorten the first steep next time and see how I like it.
Anyway, I just got a very small amount of this tea, but I will be stocking up soon I am sure!

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90
drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
307 tasting notes

Sometimes there are no words. Just a nice cup of tea, that just defines what tea is to you, and it feels like coming home to an old friend.

Mmmm.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
307 tasting notes

Day 40 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.

Eyeballed 2.5 tsp in my two-cupper. First cup at around 4:15, left the leaves in steeping before having a second cup with milk.

This is a REALLY nice tea… Very earthy, and nice to have on its own. Also, tastes great oversteeped wtih a bit of milk. That being said, the resteep was VERY weak, which saddened me — it would have been nice to see the leaves go farther.

Still, this is the first straight black tea that I’ve ever really liked without doctoring it up with milk and/or some sort of sweetener. Definitely glad I picked this up on the Boxing Day sale!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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34
drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
11 tasting notes

im goingto give this one another chance but at first taste i dont love it. Could be the ginger and as some people have mentioned the smell is not awe inspiring.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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97
drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
50 tasting notes

This is one of my favourite tea’s from Davids. Many people talk about how bitter this tea is and I don’t find it bitter at all. I don’t use as much tea as suggested and I don’t ever oversteep—maybe that’s why people find it bitter? It love Earl Grey, it’s a classic, and this is a floral twist to it. I was worried that it would be tart with the berries added to it but it’s such a beautiful blend. It’s always very comforting… this is my second Earl Grey today… must be that kind of day. I always have this one with milk.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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83
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

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96
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

I find this tea absolutely delicious. As a coffee drinker, I’ve been having trouble being sold on tea and finding one I really love. So far, from all the teas I’ve ever tried, I think this is ‘the one’. Not only is it gorgeous to watch, but it’s rich and cinnamon-y, without being too sweet. It has some caffeine in it, which is what I wanted. Of course, it’s not nearly as much as coffee, but it’s nice to drink this late in the afternoon at work to get a small energy boost when you’re beginning to think you might nod off.

What I like most about this is you can drink it just as it is once it has steeped without having to add a thing. I find it difficult to add sugar or milk to tea, I find it makes it taste artificial and gross. Maybe I’m just weird… but the fact that this one is sweet on its own (probably because it has sugar granules in the mix) is a plus for me!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

Tried this one in-store as a cup of tea. I was quite pleased with it. The dry leaves smell delicious – sweet, but not overly so. When it steeped up, the tea was nice and fruity, I could definitely taste the cherries AND the white tea base which was nice. It did not turn acidic or bitter either which was a definite plus. I drank this one with a little bit of honey because of a sore throat. This tea will definitely make a repeat performance on the cut of tea roster, but I’ll likely wait till summer to buy any amount of dry leaf.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

The first time I tasted this tea I was not crazy over it but tried it again and am starting to really like it …its reminds me of some velvet morning but the burdock comes through ..its a good morning tea ..try it ..you will love it or hate its not a sit on the fence type of tea but give it a couple of tries

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81
drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
439 tasting notes

This is a tea I always keep around.. it’s one of those that you know you will enjoy no matter what the occasion is.

I’m a big fan of flavored teas, but obviously the true essence of tea is in it’s bare leaves, so «au naturel» is something I feel I must go to from time to time. I will not pretend I am an expert at this, cause I’m not. The world of tea is so complex and fascinating, I learn something new everyday! I am slowly educating myself and trying unflavored teas more and more.

What never ceases to amaze me is to find hints and notes that are naturally there. This tea is an excellent example of that. The sweet honey is easily identifiable, hard to believe that no sugar was added. It’s malty but not too much. It’s a bit astringent, but not too much even if steeped a little too long.

For my taste, the flavors peak when it starts cooling. I like it just slightly warm, not hot. After steeping it, I wait a good 5 minutes before I drink it. I then experience it in a whole other way, with more nuances and fuller body. The sweetness arrives at the end, so it completely takes away whatever astringency or bitterness that might be there.

Definitely one of my favorite black tea!

Uniquity

Hmm, I usually wait at least five minutes before drinking so I don’t burn my tongue. Now I wonder what the rest of the world does? : )

TheTeaFairy

hahaha!! I guess I have a tongue of steel :)

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95
drank Amaretto by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

Hello old friend, I have missed you. We’ve been moving to a new place and most of our teas were packed up about 3-4 months ago, so I’m glad to have them in my hot little hands again. I’ve been craving Orange Blossom for days, but the tin is in a box we haven’t found yet, so this is a lovely substitute. It is a touch weak, but I blame the massive mason jar mug and my impatience in steep time. Still, it’s like falling into the most delicious almond cookie. This will always be a favorite of mine.

TheTeaFairy

Wow, long time no see, welcome back!!

aisling of tea

Thanks! Job got hectic and then we moved and steepster just fell by the wayside. But now I’m happily back to being a full time housewife, so expect to see a lot more of me in the future!

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95
drank Amaretto by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

Oh my goodness, yes please! This was an absolute delight iced yesterday while we were wandering around to celebrate my sister in law’s birthday. It was creamy and nutty and full of delicious goodness. Because it was purchased in-store, it was a little weak. I hate their method of brewing it “twice as strong” and then pouring it over ice. It always ends up weak for me. Yummers, though. Might have to try some here at home, letting it cool instead of icing it.

Kay Kanada

Better than Alpine Punch? In any way comparable?

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Hmmm…for me, Alpine Punch tastes like a cookie, whereas Amaretto tastes like a creamy liquor.

Kay Kanada

Which means that they serve completely different purposes, so it would be necessary for DT to keep Alpine Punch around permanently. Thanks ;)

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80

So I used the last of my sample bag of this to make a thermos of goodness for work and try to decide if it’s worth restocking. Conclusion? While tasty enough, this tea didn’t stand out enough for me to make room in my cupboard. Sadness. I think I just want to like it due to the call back to “Celtic lore” in the description XD. This blend is tasty, but ultimately forgettable.

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80

Short review, as I had this a few days ago and don’t quite remember the taste of it, but I remember I liked it? I tend to reach for herbals when I’m feeling dehydrated and need something juicy, and this was juicy in an earthy way.

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83

When I heard about a blend of White and Black tea I was really not sure about this mix…
But i’ve wanted so much to try this one.

I was much pleased by this one! DAMN.
It’s fully satisfying because I can catch all the White and Black tea flavor.
It’s a little creamy, but not too much creamy like Vanilla Oolong or Buttered rum.
Chocolate you say? Yes, there’s a little of it, but not the ugly steeped taste, the sweet
light flavor of cocoa here. :)

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

I really like this one…it is smooth. Simple but complex, light but heavy. The perfect mix of light and dark.

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66

A light drinkable jasmine, this is the last of the jasmines for me in my collection, and on David’s Tea’s wall. Not very remarkable to me, especially after having had so many jasmines this weekend. I did notice a strong aftertaste well after I’d finished drinking with this one though. The jasmine definitely lingered.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

I have to say I got attracted by the little candy canes we find it the tea mixture ! I love black tea, but this minty/candy cane flavour really adds a special ring to this tea. Best for cookie time/after dinner tea, every time you’re wondering with tea to drink, you just smell it and you’re done : you have to drink it ;) Be careful : highly addictive!

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