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83
drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
75 tasting notes

As Thanksgiving eve approaches and a chill nips the night air and the need for warmer blankets grows stronger tonight’s tea has done the trick. This oolong blend provides that ‘in’ to trying Saskatoon berries without having to search for them at the store. It’s definitely a deep flavored berry and is complimented by its partners in this tea. I like how the maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness to let the berries shine.

I can really imagine this easily being served during dinner with the Thanksgiving staples as an alternative to the traditional cranberry jelly without anyone missing the jelly. (Not that any would be tempted to do such a thing, right?) Haha. In any case I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend and delectable dinners on Monday!

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64

Used two teaspoons worth of the loose tea in my Teaopia steeper (12 or 14oz?). First tastes find it very weak. Disappointed. I was cautious about putting too much in because of making the black tea part too strong, but I can’t taste much. Will try three teaspoons next time. Added two teaspoons of agave nectar, which makes the weak steeping drinkable.

ETA: blends well with the Read My Lips blend.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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83

I had this at the perfect timing, once I sat down to drink this, I automatically smelt the bonfire my neighbors were currently having in there backyard.

I love the smell of this tea (before steeping). I DID have an issue in getting out actual tea leaves, as the package is mostly filled with marshmallows. But I still drank it of course!. I had steeped it for 5 minutes, and It tasted amazing!
It’s sweet, but not to sweet. The perfect cold day/night tea!

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83

Another tasty fall sample! This one was creamy with a hint of spice. But it was definitely marshmallowy! I really liked it! Warm and comforting and creamy. Everything an autumnal tea should be. Definitely getting more of this for next year.

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74

I had a sample of this from an online order. It was quite tasty. I gave it a generous steep, around 6 mins with the whole sample. It tasted like banana nut bread, but I enjoyed it because it was in liquid form ( since getting into a wider variety of teas, I’ve discovered I like the taste of nuts, just, not the texture.). Quite a tasty tea really. The liquor was a very pale yellow, almost like a first 30s steep of a green tea, but I still got a bit of flavour in it. I think I’ll get a 50g bag and hold this for next autumn.

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94

Perfect for a rainy autumnal afternoon!

Memily

IT’S SO COLD

TassieTeaGirl

Ha! I told you to would come! And it will get worse!

Memily

I am actually really delighted and drinking so much tea to warm my insides AND my fingers!

TassieTeaGirl

Oh great! I’m glad the cooler weather is working for you and your tea stash!

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94

What a week. Ever had one of those weeks where you’re so tired you just keep doing stupid things? Like major brain fuzz so normal connections and thought processes just don’t happen. That’s been my week. I’m glad it’s Australia Day long weekend this weekend so I can have 3 days of hibernation and tea drinking.

This is one of the first teas I’ve had all week (yep, brainfuzz to the point I’ve forgotten to make tea. It’s that bad!), the other half made it for me when he was making his morning art of tea vanilla. Hmmmmm……..

ashmanra

What is Australia Day? Is it a bit like Independence Day in the US?

TassieTeaGirl

Kind of I guess. January 26 was the day the First Fleet (English) arrived in Botany Bay, Sydney and officially claimed the continent for the Empire. Though some people call it Invasion Day to represent the not very nice things done to the indigenous populations since then (murder, rape, disease, forced assimilation etc). Its all we have as we didn’t technically have a war to start our country (with the locals, but of course that doesn’t count).

Miss Starfish

Ugh, I’m having one of those weeks too, so my sympathies. I hope you have a relaxing weekend across the ditch.

Aussie aussie aussie!

ashmanra

Well, Tassie, sounds about like how the Native Americans were treated, too. Cruelty has no borders, but fortunately, LOVE also has no borders!

TassieTeaGirl

Yes, there are some quite questionable things to do with the settlement of Australia that I think we’d all prefer didn’t happen, but I quite like that our constitution came about from a series of summits and research trips to nick the best ideas from everywhere else, not a revolt or war. That, and our continued relationship with the British means we’ve got Doctor Who on free to air tv.

Miss Starfish – cyberhugs!

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94

Had a cup of this while multitasking the crap out of my morning before work – calling my ISP to dispute an invoice, eating breakfast and watching Wild Oats XI win the Syndey-Hoabrt yacht race for the 6th time, including breaking their own record (both out off my balcony and on tv!). Lovely and yummy and perked me up after a few too many (but very tasty!) pinot noirs last night. Off to the Taste of Tasmania tonight for dinner – I do love summer!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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94

I’ve now had 3 cups of this, and the other half has had a couple too. It’s so good! I think DavidsTea really gets cake teas (though I’ve only tried the black base ones). It’s sweet and tastes like red velvet cake! Really good. Not sure what else to say, just that I like it a lot!

I’ve been using boiling water, and steeps of around 4-4.5 mins.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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97
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
11 tasting notes

I ordered this on a whim as part of my first David’s Tea order. I don’t care much for the dessert nor have I ever had a chocolate tea that I’ve liked, but I’ve heard such good things about David’s dessert teas that it sounded fun to try. And I LOVE IT! It really is satisfying in lieu of dessert. Subtly sweet & creamy and great flavor, I will probably order another bag and try some more of David’s dessert teas.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh wow. This tea is great! A great balance of apple & spice against the earthy green tea. I wish this tea was made all year long!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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64

I received this as a sample in my order & thought this tea was ok. It’s definitely drinkable but more floral than I like for my tea. I don’t think the apple flavor is nearly as noticeable as in their Mom’s Apple Pie (which I like a LOT better.)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Caramel Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a very nice tea. It does have a fruity, caramel taste behind the nice black tea. However, I found it a little underwhelming as compared to the rest of the David’s Teas I’ve tried. I probably won’t order more, but I will enjoy

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
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This really does smell and taste like banana bread! I’m not sure I love banana bread tea, but it’s pretty amazing how they captured the flavors without that weird artificial banana flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I love this tea! I love the Pumpkin Pie tea from Premium Steap in Philadelphia & this one tastes just like it! The spices aren’t overpowering but nicely balanced (i.e. it’s not just cinnamon). The pumpkin flavoring comes through, giving the tea a full, rich creaminess. & most importantly, it doesn’t taste fake. It’s good black or with milk and/or sugar. One of my favorites!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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44

I received this as a sample with my order. I didn’t care for the tart flavor common in many fruit and hibiscus teas, but if you like those tea varieties, the strawberry flavor in this tea does taste real as opposed to that “fake fruit” flavor. I will say it really did smell lovely. I don’t care for sugar in my teas, but adding a little sweetener here did help counteract the tartness.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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100

Love this tea! It has wonderful buttered rum aroma and the taste is equally delicious. The black tea taste comes through nicely and it well complimented by the extra flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

MMMMMM… It’s cold out. This helps me forget that.
Just did some obedience training with Miss Rally Rims. She’s a brat, but it was fun. I was trying to teach her to hold a treat on her nose and then catch it… she kept toss it behind her. Before long Mr. Octane showed up and started catching them when she tossed them. It was a good laughed.
Then my tea cooled. I’m loving flavoured puerh lately. I need more.

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

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94
drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

I had purchased the Stainless Steel Bodum travel mug two weeks ago. There was a lot I didn’t like about it, namely that the lid kept popping off. So, thanks to there fantastic return policy I took it back and got another perfect mug, glitter and gold and this one. I did not realize that it was just Oh Christmas Treat renamed. I spent last holiday season living off this tea while opening a VERY busy retail store.
I have a terrible cold right now and my sense may be playing tricks on me. This smelled horrible, but tastes great! I’d like to add a tin to my collection, but I’ve run out of room on the wall rack I use. Which means I need to re-examine my location.
This tea makes an amazing latte btw!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

One of my very first fav’s from long ago and a first intro to puerh of any sort. Without this tea I never would have ventured on probably.

Ninavampi

Hope your store is doing great! :)

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81
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
38 tasting notes

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81
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
38 tasting notes

This is a wonderful dessert tea. I added a little brown sugar, a splash of soy milk, and topped it off with a little whipped cream. I can see why this is so popular, especially in the fall. It’s perfect on a cool autumn evening. Definitely a repurchase!

canadianadia

mmmm…the whipped cream sounds like the perfect touch for this Fall tea

julesbean

It certainly is!

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95
drank Indian Summer by DAVIDsTEA
1471 tasting notes

Oh man, I am in love with this blend. I really am! I bought some when it first came out, tried it cold steeped, and returned the next day to buy a tin. Yum. Iced, this is juicy and melon-y and guh. I wish it weren’t so expensive, but this is worth it to me. I just want to drink it forever. There is a touch of an artifical tang, but not enough to ruin it. It’s just plain lovely.

DaisyChubb

I’m going to have to try coldbrewing this one! At least you get a lot of it because it’s so light – my little 25g pouch is lasting forever.

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84
drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
634 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

I cold-steeped this one for about 36 hours. It tastes like a yummy, non-alcoholic Piña Colada! But there is a bit of oiliness to the tea liquor that I’m not digging. This won’t be a re-purchase for me, but I enjoyed the sample.

Preparation
Iced

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84
drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
634 tasting notes

I ripped open this sample package I bought back in June and took a deep whiff of a pineapple, coconut, apple yumfest!! I know this is supposed to be a great summer iced tea. And quite frankly, I’m not ready to give in to fall yet (despite my love of pumpkin and spice teas). Everyone was raving about this tea a few months back. Who cares what season it is? I’m sure I’ll enjoy it just as much now as I would have then.

I’ll make the first cup hot and ice the second. Seriously though, the dry leaf aroma is a cornucopia of awesomeness! This will definitely help me stay cheery while I do a ton of laundry. I’m surrounded by mountains with a kitty who has a desire to mountain climb. Mr. Frodo!! Stay off my underwear!! LOL!

Anyway, time to try the hot version. Mmmm, yum!! This is delicious! Tropicalia is the perfect name to describe these flavors. I don’t think DAVIDsTEA could come up with a better combination of fruity summery flavors. I’m not gonna’ lie, I kind of chugged this cup down. Time to try the iced version!

Since I re-steeped the same leaves, I decided to go for a solid 10 minute infusion. Of course, then I left the apartment to go down to the laundry room and missed when the timer went off. So, who really knows how long this steeped for. Even though this is a beloved iced tea, ironically I enjoyed it better hot. It’s just okay iced in my opinion. As good as this tea is, it doesn’t really qualify as dinner. Therefore, I’m off to make some!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

I’ve never had this one but it sounds good.

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