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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
306 tasting notes

Day 75(!!!) of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog once more.

The mix of chocolate, roses, and strawberries is certainly romantic in concept, and makes for an interesting (and tasty) tea.

I find this tea tastes best with milk. On its own, it seems too strong, and not exactly balanced. Milk adds a richness to it that makes everything come together perfectly. I would love to try this brewed as a milk tea and see if it’s as wonderful that way as I imagine, from what I know of it, that it would.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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87
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
306 tasting notes

I generally enjoy this tea. The flavour combination is lovely. However, it oversteeps very easily. Being someone who enjoys strong tea steeped for a long period of time, this can be problematic for me. However, done in a teabag or ball, rather than loose and steeped just right, it’s a lovely tea.

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75

This smells exactly like cinnamon hot chocolate from my childhood; bonus points for that. It’s mild and tasty, but I will brew it longer next time. I am enjoying the cinnamon aftertaste though. This tea is enjoyable, but probably forgettable for me.

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

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88

Cream of Earl Latte on this rainy day! Ah , a dash of sugar and it’s like a sweet, creamy, milky London Fog!

The perfect accompaniment to a supper of Grilled Cheese and tomato soup, enjoyed while watching Breaking Bad. :) A content moment!

Will Work For Tea

That sounds so comforting! :)

DaisyChubb

I’m on the second steep and it’s still just as comforting :) It’s a gooder!

Cee Long Green

I hate to be a total noob, but how do you make a tea latte? Just warm the milk on the stove? Or is it a lot more complicated than that? Sounds delicious, so delicious willing to admit noob-ness.

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88

Upping the rating a tad. This was such a treat to try again, even though I have a huge bag of Earl Grey Cream from another company.,

This one is a bit unique in the EGC family. I’m getting a sort of marshmallow sweetness that makes me want to drink this tea forever and ever. Love.

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88

I’ll start off by saying that I may be biased, as I am a HUGE Earl Grey fan. It’s my tea of choice. I’m London Fog obsessed.
Therefore – I quite enjoyed this tea!

The smell of it makes me want to give a higher rating, but I find it’s quite bitter and leaves the mouth dry more than other Earls I have consumed. The smell though.. wow. It’s amazing.

I just had it plain, nothing added, brewed hot. Had a little sample at my mother-in-law’s house.

I will probably purchase a small amount, 50 g I’m thinking, simply because I want to try it in a London Fog. Vanilla already added – me likey. I’ll rate again when that happens, perhaps my rating will go higher!

Faith

So good in a London Fog! Om nom nom…

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84

I decided to try this tea on a whim and I am not regretting my decision. If you enjoy a brisk, strong and flavourful cup of tee, then try this tea. A dash of milk is always a necessity for me when drinking this tea. It’s great for mornings when you need a kick to get ready for the day.

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

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84
drank Le Digestif (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
516 tasting notes

My stomach hates me today. But tea loves me. Tea always loves me.

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

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63
drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
512 tasting notes

Very very flavourful!
A perfect iced tea flavour. Berries and berries!

Got it for my $1 tea today. The berry taste is juicy and tart, which I will admit is not my favorite taste, but for people into fruit teas – this one is excellent.

As a personal note, it’s too sour for me, I should have added a bit of sweetener maybe? I’ve had a bad history with herbal fruit teas, though, which have all been sour and bleh since I can remember, so I’m reminded of those unfortunately. Pretty sure that’s just by psychological taste buds though, don’t let that stop you from trying it!

Edit: I don’t know why, but I really want to use this as a base for a bbq sauce for chicken. There. I said it.

Preparation
Iced
aisling of tea

points to my rant about hibiscus on the comment I just posted on Strawberry White That sourness and tartness you’re tasting is probably the hibiscus. That’s my big complaint with herbals. If they have hibiscus, they get really tart, really fast. My suggestion is to try some of this at home with a shorter steep time…that’s how I fell in love with this tea. It’s also amazing in pancakes!

DaisyChubb

Thank you! I’m still tea-learning so that is very helpful. Bear Trap just got worse and worse as I got to the bottom of the cup D: (I know David’s steeps for a long time though, so I will def give this a try at home another time!) It’s very good to know that I now have something to watch out for in other teas though. Thanks again!

aisling of tea

Any time! It was such a revelation to me when I figured out it was the hibiscus. Blegh hibiscus ;). Yeah, the in-store teas are never steeped the way I like them, but they can’t please everyone XD. I’m just super picky.

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50
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
141 tasting notes

I loved the smell of Honeybee when I first tried it, but now it makes my nose tickle and my stomach turn, for whatever reason. I can’t find it enjoyable iced either. If it’s PIPING hot, I can manage to drink a cup if I’m fast enough to not let it cool. Maybe I just can’t dig the honeybush?

Now to figure out what to do with the last 1/4 of a tin!

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50
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
141 tasting notes

I’m drinking this with no sweetner today, and it’s just fine. Honeybee is nice and all, and it’s not bad on the second steep either. I don’t think i’ll refill this when it’s gone though. Just doesn’t get me “excited”, so to speak.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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50
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
141 tasting notes

This smells and tastes like sticking your head in a jar of honey.

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

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41
drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
150 tasting notes

I received a sample of The Skinny with my last David’s Tea order. Wait! Is David calling me fat?! In my defense, I’m wearing my laundry day sweat pants and they’re not the most flattering pair I own. David’s opinion of me aside, I’m always grateful to receive complimentary samples with my tea orders.

I’ve recently fallen deeply in love with oolong teas, so I was very excited to try this one. The Skinny has a very strong herbal scent dry. At first sip… yeah, this tea isn’t for me. I don’t know if it’s the ginger, the pu’erh, or the extreamly woodsy flavor but I don’t think I can finish the cup. Hopefully, what I was able to drink will help to cancel out the English muffin with extra preserves I ate for breakfast.

Cattibrie

I don’t mind the taste of The Skinny but I like it much better when I add in some Pink Flamingo or another tea I like, normally an herbal. You might want to try this.

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76

It’s great mixed with goji pop for an iced tea. 3 parts raspberry nector, 1 part goji pop and taste like strawberry jam.

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88

Interesting tea. I wanted a green tea tonight and didn’t want Lime Gelato or Movie Night so I went with this one. Not sure how I feel about it. When it was hot it was ok but once it cooled some the hints of chocolate and mint were really nice. Not sure if I will replace this one when I run out but it was pretty good. I may try it iced tomorrow and see how that is.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 15 sec

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96
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
512 tasting notes

Enjoying some “Ol’ Reliable” after the worst day at work.
I made a booboo. A big one. Not a money related one (I don’t care about those when I work for a big business – well I care but not in a way that haunts my every waking moment haha) – but one that affected a customer in a bad way :(
I feel so bad, I apologized profusely.. but it didn’t change the fact. I’m also not looking forward to the consequences when I get back to work after labour day.

Ah well, we’re only human right?

Minty black chocolately goodness will get me back on track. This tea, plus I just discovered this hilarious online game called Drawception – it’s a mix between telephone and pictionary. Here’s an example of one I participated in:
http://drawception.com/viewgame/cqtzSMNRkz/kyle-katarn/

It’s really fun, you should comment below if you gave it a try :D

So! As they say – tomorrow is a latter day. :) Things will look up!

Michelle

Oh no :( I hope it doesn’t turn out as bad as you’re afraid it will~

DaisyChubb

:) I hope so too! Thanks Michelle

Nik

=( Hugs.

Nik

P.S. Drawception is hilarious.

DaisyChubb

:) Thanks Nik! I agree 100% :D

Bonnie

I’m so sorry. I self destruct when I screw up. Like being eaten alive. Horrible. Most of the rest of the world doesn’t give those kinds of errors a second thought. Shows that you are a person with integrity! Hold your head up high, I’m proud of you for caring!

Dylan Oxford

I hope it turns out okay! If it makes you feel any better, I made an $8.4M dollar mistake a little while back ;)

DaisyChubb

Bonnie – Thank you. That means so much to me, it’s comforting to know we have that in common :) It’s true, there are so many that can just shrug things off – I can’t even fathom! Thank you – your message has truly lifted a weight off my shoulders :)

DaisyChubb

Oh my gosh, thank you Dylan!
Oh my! That is quite a number! It reminds us that we’re only human right? I hope everything turned out alright for you too!

Dylan Oxford

Oh yeah, it was fine. We do a lot of back and forth financial transactions, so it was really just a matter of explaining the back-and-forth.

TheTeaFairy

fingers crossed for you Daisy… don’t forget that employers still hire humans for a reason and that comes with the possibility of screw ups once in a while…As an employer, the fact that you are so concerned about it would teach me a lot about you and would make me want to keep you around :-)

Ninavampi Hope that everything will turn out ok!!! I hate that haunting feeling… I hope tea made everything better!
tigress_al

Everyone makes mistakes, hopefully they are aware of that! Good luck!

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96
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
512 tasting notes

so SO happy to have this back in my collection. and Fresh!
I had saved a tiny amount for months and months and it got stale, bleh. Fresh is good.

I made some iced tea today, hot over ice. I definitely prefer a coldbrew for this one (and other teas with melty bits). I just don’t like the cloudy “texture” of this tea when brewed hot then chilled – but I know the flavour is just as delicious when I coldbrew – so I’ll do that next time!

Just have to think in advance ;)

Bonnie

Nah 100 is fine! Usually people spend $10 – $15 at work (Calif.) on secret Santa or more. My office it was $20.

DaisyChubb

Thanks Bonnie! Yeah I thought 50g just wasn’t quite enough – especially if you’re going to the trouble of buying something special and mailing it off. My thoughts anyways :) Thanks for the input!

Kittenna

I don’t know if you mentioned this elsewhere, but it’s not all of one tea, is it? As long as it’s not, 100g would be a good minimum IMO.

Dinosara

I agree with Krystaleyn, I would want more than one kind of tea because honestly I rarely buy 100g of one tea for myself because it takes me a while to drink it. On previous Steepster secret swaps I think there was just a $15 minimum, and then do what you like with it.

DaisyChubb

Oh yeah, no it wouldn’t be the same tea haha – just a minimum amount of any kind of tea 10 kinds of 10g, 2 kinds of 50 g, just something to keep it equalish :) That should equal around 15 bucks – I’ll try tea amounts this time and if it doesn’t pan out, I’ll just do a dollar amount next time. Thanks gals – I should have the swap up soon! Appreciate the feedback!

On a different note, it’s pouring outside holy. the weather is wet here!

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96
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
512 tasting notes

This tea is hitting the high mark today.

I’m out of it, but my (almost) mother in law stocked up the other day so I get to indulge. I am having such a stressful time here! I hate loathe dislike and despise phoning strangers. Of course, I have to phone a lot of strangers in Halifax today to try to get an apartment. So far it’s proved fruitless, but adding more phone numbers to my list doesn’t give me hope, it stresses me out.

Anyways, thank you Read My Lips, for always being an awesome cup of tea no matter what I do to you.

Here goes nothing!

Uniquity

Ugh, apartment hunting. I hate moving, but even more than that – I hate apartment hunting. Good luck!

Kay Kanada

shudder I am becoming more and more grateful that this year will be the first in a while where we don’t have to look at apartments. Horrid activity, really.

Kittenna

Awwww, good luck with the hunt! Everything will work out eventually :) Glad there’s a tea to help today!

Indigobloom

eek, a good cup of tea will make it easier! good luck with your search xx

DaisyChubb

Thanks everyone! Your good energy will help me find one, mwahah.
And of course, you’ll be the first to know when I do get one :)

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96
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
512 tasting notes

A quick coldbrew note!

I have learned that chocolate teas work wonderfully for cold brews. The taste was intense – chocolate and mint with a smooth tea base, no sweetener needed. The lips turned this tea a lovely red. Another iced tea for royalty!

My usual coldbrew – 1.5 teaspoons for one 12 ounce container, steeped over night in the fridge.

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96
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
512 tasting notes

So I finally bought 100g tin of this, yay me!
I’ve never tried it hot before, and with Taryn going on everyday I had had enough of resisting! I needed it!

MMM chocolate-y, MINTY and teeny tiny peppery I love it! MMM so smooth and the mint is just right.

Imagine my dismay when I let my tea-despising coworker smell it and she HAD to try it (she thinks tea tastes like hot water). Yes! Now is my converting time, this tea will be perfect for her! So I make up a perfect cup, steep for 6 minutes for full flavour (no bitterness, I love this tea!) add a teeny tiny bit of agave to enhance the sweetness, and off it goes!
No response..?
I email her… yeah it tastes like bland hot water to her. She was happy to try it, but fears her tastebuds are to blame. I am in total dismay :(

Oh well. More for me!

Uniquity

There is DEFINITELY something wrong with her tastebuds if this one tastes like hot water. In my second steep this afternoon just the aroma drew comments from two co-workers. Also, yay 100g!! I think this might just be my cold weather tea.

Cattibrie

I love Read My Lips. Something is definately wrong with your coworker. I steeped it again yesterday in vanilla, almond milk. So good.

Uniquity

Everyone I’ve shared it with (except the beau – he hates mint) has loved this tea. It’s wildly popular!

DaisyChubb

I know right?! Even my boss liked it, and she haaates chocolate teas (I think she has just never had a good one!). And even the smell itself ignites the tastebuds. so wtf?! haha thanks for confirming that she is indeed crazy, but at least she’s nice about it n_-

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
512 tasting notes

Dare I say better cold than hot?
No, that’s just the Saskatchewan summer talking haha.

It is delicious as an iced tea though! The mint is light and extremely refreshing, and the chocolate flavour comes out wonderfully with every sip. Mm.
I saw it on the sign and didn’t even look at the second option. Nice and sweet with no sweetener added, it’s a perfect distraction from my week-long apartment move across the city. Amen to that.

Preparation
Iced
Cattibrie

Never thought of this iced but I will have to try it since I like it so much hot.

DaisyChubb

Totally give it a try! It doesn’t feel like any flavour in the tea is lost, which is nice. Just a different experience

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92
drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
150 tasting notes

I have the adorable Taryn to thank for sending me a this yummy tea. I cold steeped this lovely for two hours and it made for a very refreshing treat. This tea smells like sweet, ripe mangos dry. At first sip, I get a wonderful mango flavor that moves into a clean white tea with citrus tones. The finish is sweet and fruity. I’ve had some bad luck with bitter white teas lately, but I’m happy to report that this white is not the slightest bit bitter when cold steeped.

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75
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
318 tasting notes

I was really surprised at how tasty this one turned out to be. I’m not always happy with the flavour of herbal blend teas. It turned out to just sweet enough, fruity, and didn’t taste like something you’d find in cold medicine.

Very happy with my purchase, it’s a nice alternative to tea when I want to drink something fruity without the standard “tea” flavour.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec

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