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50
drank Southern Belle by DAVIDsTEA
443 tasting notes

I haven’t had this one in two years. After trying it again today, I really don’t mind it! It’s surprising. I’m glad that I am trying this one again. I might drink it up soon.

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50
drank Southern Belle by DAVIDsTEA
443 tasting notes

Okay. I tried this one again today at work. I can’t seem to like this one at all. I really tried. I might need to try it with milk ‘cause this tea is just unusal to me. I don’t know what to think.
I tried it without the yogurt pieces this time ‘cause I think they curdled or something last time, but I still wasn’t happy with it. I’ll try it again at some point…

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50
drank Southern Belle by DAVIDsTEA
443 tasting notes

So, I’ve only tried this tea once, but I plan to try it again soon.
The one time that I did try it, I must have used water that was too hot because I curdled the yogurt pieces. I was surprised by that but I guess it happens. I think next time I’m going to try it without any yogurt pieces to see what happens.
As for smell, it smells wonderful, both steeped and non-steeped. :) I’ll update this once I’ve tried it again.

Faith

I’m not sure they curdle so much as partially dissolve (since they are in chip form). I usually just take them out anyways, since they “reconstitute” whenever I try to ice the tea.

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85
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
49 tasting notes

A perfect tea for Christmas time as it smells AND tastes exactly like Christmas stolen; a family brunch-time tradition. It’s very sweet so it’s a nice tea to have if I have a sweet tooth. However, because of it’s sweetness its not a tea I could drink more than a cup of at once.

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85

I got this one knowing that I love Orange Pekoe, but never having tried a loose-leaf version of the beloved staple tea.

This tea tastes basically the same as Red Rose, which is normally what I drink for Orange Pekoe, but I found with this one that the flavour was gentler. It wasn’t as much of a punch as others have been. Maybe if I had used more leaves, I would have gotten more of a punch of flavour, but I didn’t seem to get much with this one. It was nice and subtle. I definitely like the option of having an orange pekoe that’s a bit gentler.
I think I would get this again, but I think I’ll use up my other orange pekoes first before restocking.

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18

so i went to David’s tea and picked 10 g of all of their new teas to try them, no more buying 25g and then getting stuck with thing i hate.

dry leaves smell like grapefruit juice that’s been sitting on the counter too long and Irish spring i’m assuming that’s the nettle leaves

steeped it smells like Irish spring, and the liqueur is a weird greenish yellow color.

Time to taste: the grapefruit is there but very weak, then there’s the taste of the nettle leaves and i associate it with soap, so i’m tasting soap…

yeah wont finish this…keep thinking of soap….

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79
drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
142 tasting notes

pulled this out from the back of the tea cupboard, how did it end up back there? anyway this is a lovely afternoon treat for me.

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79
drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
142 tasting notes

Got a tin of this on boxing day for 50% off, it was pretty much the only tea that was on sale though….dissapointing

Dry leaves smell like carrots mostly but they are pretty to look at

Steeped the carrot smell comes out more and i can detect the coconut, the liqueur is a lovely orange color, very appropriate.

Time to taste: taste is like a watered down version of carrot cake, personnaly i’m missing the spices but everything else is spot on

wouldn’t buy this again but i won’t mind finishing this tin either.

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98
drank Bravissimo by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

This has turned into one of my favorite teas recently. I don’t like chamomile. When i first tried this tea it was sweet, and it made my mouth feel funny. (like too much throat lozenges, kinda made my mouth slippery) which was fun. but kinda weird. Then i tried this when i was getting a cold. AHH! what a relief! There is a lot of flavor which can be a bit much when you aren’t sick, but when your senses are muted by sickness-coming and you want your throat to feel awesome, this does just that. So delicious if you like licorice, and i highly, highly recommend this for those sickies. and oh, and when i’m not sick- i have this iced for caffeine-free-hydration :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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95

Smells like lemon Jolly Rancher! which means it can’t go wrong for me :) I had this tea hot, naked and it was pretty delicious. But when it really made me give me this super high rating was. I had a pretty intense meal and was kind of afraid of smelling like food (this is a huge thing for me, btw) aaand i had lemon myrtle + spearmint ICED! OH my GOD! it was so awesome!! I couldn’t get over it. It would be SO perfect as a hot-day-pick-me-up when it was so good iced in Winter. I would definitely recommend this tea for fun mixes :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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60

I grabbed 30g size of this tea… and when I got to work to make some I noticed I got one of the defective bags the sales gal told me about >__

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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73
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
307 tasting notes

This tea’s scent will never fail to remind me of cough syrup. Thankfully, it doesn’t taste as much like it. Still a few hints (I blame the ginger and the slight sweetness) but… much better in taste than cough syrup.
It gave me the same feeling as it did in the past, but I found that while I liked it, I didn’t love it at all, thus the lower score.

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

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73
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
307 tasting notes

The scent of this tea actually reminded me of Buckleys. You know. The cough syrup.

Thankfully, it tastes a lot better. It has the… good part of the aftertaste — I think it’s a mix of the coconut, cinnamon, ginger, and almond. The sweetness of the apples adds a nice touch as well.

Made this with two generous [table] teaspoons in my two-cupper teapot. Put the loose leaves in and used a strainer — even though my second cup was quite a bit later, I didn’t find this negatively affecting the taste at all. Always a nice sign.

I definitely am glad I have more of this — I’ll be looking forward to making this again.

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

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85

Sip down!

Sad – had an interesting tea tale with this one. I disliked it the first time I tried it, but was told to make it as a latte, now we are talking! Steepster is awesome!

Anyways, my last latte. I’ve been saving this cup, but I really need the tin room right now. Sadly, as much as this is tasty buttery, rummy, coconutty latte tastyness, I don’t think I’d get more of this tea for awhile as it’s only good as a latte.

Anyways, off to work on some artwork – it’s my wedding anniversary soon

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

Ms Bonnie sent me some of this months ago. I drank it on International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The remainder is in a special treasure chest, with other teas that I have deemed worthy of that special swashbuckling day!!

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85

Now.. this is how this tea is supposed to taste like!

Now.. this is how this tea is supposed to taste like!I did a tasting note a few weeks back when I first got this tea – and after a couple tries (though I was making it as regular steeped tea) it wasn’t turning out so good. I found if you steeped it quick I get the nice rum taste, which went away once the tea cooled. If over steeped, the black tea overpowers and the whole thing just tastes like bittery black tea.

Now.. this is how this tea is supposed to taste like!I did a tasting note a few weeks back when I first got this tea – and after a couple tries (though I was making it as regular steeped tea) it wasn’t turning out so good. I found if you steeped it quick I get the nice rum taste, which went away once the tea cooled. If over steeped, the black tea overpowers and the whole thing just tastes like bittery black tea.Now, this morning I made it as a latte. I added an extra spoon on tea into my Steeper, 1/3 water up. Poured into a mug with heated vanilla soy and honey and WOW very nice.

Now.. this is how this tea is supposed to taste like!I did a tasting note a few weeks back when I first got this tea – and after a couple tries (though I was making it as regular steeped tea) it wasn’t turning out so good. I found if you steeped it quick I get the nice rum taste, which went away once the tea cooled. If over steeped, the black tea overpowers and the whole thing just tastes like bittery black tea.Now, this morning I made it as a latte. I added an extra spoon on tea into my Steeper, 1/3 water up. Poured into a mug with heated vanilla soy and honey and WOW very nice.First sip you get that melty buttery hit, as it goes down, nice rum. No bitterness. Very nice drink as a treat in the morning, or a snuggle next to the fire treat. It truely is like drinking butter and rum.. without the extra calories.

Now.. this is how this tea is supposed to taste like!I did a tasting note a few weeks back when I first got this tea – and after a couple tries (though I was making it as regular steeped tea) it wasn’t turning out so good. I found if you steeped it quick I get the nice rum taste, which went away once the tea cooled. If over steeped, the black tea overpowers and the whole thing just tastes like bittery black tea.Now, this morning I made it as a latte. I added an extra spoon on tea into my Steeper, 1/3 water up. Poured into a mug with heated vanilla soy and honey and WOW very nice.First sip you get that melty buttery hit, as it goes down, nice rum. No bitterness. Very nice drink as a treat in the morning, or a snuggle next to the fire treat. It truely is like drinking butter and rum.. without the extra calories.I don’t think I’d buy 100g of this tea, maybe another 30g when my current 30g runs out. The latte is amazing, but on it’s own it is pretty temperamental. I don’t do lattes that often, but if you love tea lattes give this one a go!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

What uh… is going on here? :p

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

I swear my post got bits repeated, but when I edit it, it looks fine. I dunno brain explosion

Angrboda

How strange! It must be some sort of Steepster hiccup or something. It looks funny, though. :)

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85

I purchased 30g of this tea just to try.

The smell is wonderful buttery rum, make you want to lick the tea leaves!

I bought it before going to work, and during work I decided to try it in my libre tea glass – and with that method I’m too lazy to take out the leaves. Once I got to the tea, UGGGGG it was kinda boring black tea with a nice smell.

Today, I decided to brew it properly for 5 minutes – now it tastes good. First sip was a “MMMMM! this is what it should taste like!” and the smell is really good. It was a big hit of mellowy smooth butter and sweetness and lots of aroma. However, as it got cold it reverted back to blacktea-ness dull, but a little smoothness.

Both times I drank it straight with no sweetner or milk, next time I will – I think this would make a hellva latte! But on it’s own.. ehhh, not bad but novelty runs out. Oddly enough, I think I’d buy it again.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Faith

Try it as a tea latte! So addictive!

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40
drank Copabanana by DAVIDsTEA
141 tasting notes

This tisane has really chunky pieces of dried fruit and nuts but this blend doesn’t go far because of the bulk. A 25g pouch only makes three cups and that’s pushing it. The recommendation is 2tsp per cup, but when a single teaspoon contains one banana chip and an almond, you have to use more.

The fragrance is great. Because you only have dried fruit and nuts with no artificial flavoring, it’s very clean and fruity. The brew results in what is essentially trail mix soup. It’s tasty but you could get the same effect from throwing some dried fruit into a teapot and it would cost much less.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Ninavampi

So true… Sad but true…

I love the idea of trail mix soup!

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32
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

The second i smelt it I was sold. It smelt sweet and floral and had hints of all the spices I love. When first drinking i loved this tea, but over time my love has declined.

The first thing that upset me was the artificial flavoring on the packet. There are ways to get a tea like this to smell and taste great without having to add chemicals. That artificial flavoring also only ads sent it really doesn’t enhance the taste.

The tea actually tastes week for my liking. It is sweet and the smell is amazing, but it just doesn’t do it for me. Let me know what you think.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

When i first read about the Tea I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, after trying I loved the different spice notes it provides. The lemon grass adds a refreshing scent, the cinnamon is a great background note. I don’t taste any of the fruit that is supposedly in it.

Overall this is a great tea for a cold winter day.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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67

This was a free sample. It was kind of meh. Nice smell in the package but didn’t hold up as well as tea.

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89

I have had this minute 12g for weeks now and I will admit that part of le knows that a full tin in my collection of Oolongs at home. I like that there is not heavy burgamont, I’m not a huge fan – the jasmine is a favourite flavour to me.

I love the Oolong used for this tea and will purchase more when I need it, one scoop of leaves lasts me a full morning of sleeping; brilliant!!

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99
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
86 tasting notes

Mmmm…Santa’s Secret! I love this tea. You can’t go wrong with little candy canes in your tea :-)

After the fiasco yesterday with Caramel Spice, I wanted something more familiar, more comforting today. You would think that with the peppermint and spices this would be an uplifting kind of tea, but I find it really soothing. With just a touch of sugar (I definitely have a sweet tooth) and a splash of milk, this tea is yummy deliciousness!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Buttercream by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

I had forgot I had this tea. Yummy! Creamy white, very beautiful.

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64

Don’t stick your nose straight into a new bag. The amines/amides had really built up from the pu-erh and the initial whiff was strongly fishy. After letting the package breathe, it had a mellow, creamy, nutty cocoa fragrance.

The tea brewed to a bright rust. I’ve only tried a few flavored pu-erh teas and they were disappointing but this is pretty good. The cocoa and coconut are discernable but they don’t overtake the subtle flavors of the earthy pu-erh.

[From some other notes, it appears this blend is no longer available? I’ve had this for a little while and just discovered I hadn’t posted a tasting note for it when I was cleaning out the tea bins.]

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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