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84
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
62 tasting notes

This tea has such a nice purple colour to it. The first thing that popped into my head when I drank this was Starbucks passion tea. Im not sure why maybe the hibiscus and citrus in it. But if anyone likes the Starbucks passion tea you will probably like this.

leafyq

Definitely going on my shopping list!

Cedes

Its nit as strong as the starbucks one but still definitly worth trying

Cedes

Not* not nit lol

Sweet Canadian

That’s exactly what I thought Cedes! I’m so happy I decided to switch it up and pour it over ice, I love starbucks passion tea lemondaes.

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91
drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
62 tasting notes

I think I’m in a tea funk :( Usually I want tea all the time but the past week or so I’m just not been as excited about it…..So I thought okay lets go back to some teas that made you love drinking tea. Decided to have this one as my morning tea. Yum its sweet and delicious… Good start to breaking my funk :)

Nik

Cedes, we are on the same wavelength, it seems. First the desire to re-read the Harry Potter books, and now the tea funk. Maybe it’s something in the air? lol! I have yet to break out of mine, but hopefully will this weekend.

Cedes

Great minds think alike ;) Yeah I think it might be the weather its been so! hot in canada now its rainy and cold! Hope you enjoy re-reading it. I am so far it makes me want to have a HP movie marathon!

Helena

We had snow Thursday and Friday if that makes you feel better. I was definitely in a funk then. Luckily it’s warmer now :D

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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
62 tasting notes

So I went to dt a couple days ago and there was only one person in the store with me, and when I asked for this tea, the man came up to me and asked what it was. He says all he could smell was the amazing sweetness of this tea.

I love this tea, I love everything from the taste, to the name, to the strange colour it is. I love the sweetness from the strawberry’s which are my favorite.

So I’m having one of those days while I was trying to get this tea into my tea bag, a huge gust of wind came inside and knocked over my whole pouch of tea! And I ended up missing the tea bag because I was trying to catch the bag at the same time. Tea everywhere! Oh well this tea is so worth it.

Nik

I would never guess strawberries given the name! =)

Cedes

I know its the strangest name :)

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drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
237 tasting notes

Woke up wanting something not too heavy or fussy.This was on backlog so I chose a nice fruity Oolong.

This tea smells nice like mango mostly.Doesn’t blow my mind but seems perfectly good for today.

Once brewed smells nice and sweet.Not heavy at all.

Here’s some links about Kombucha and what it is and random other scribblings(just for fun):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kombucha
http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-kombucha-tea-at-home-173858
http://users.bestweb.net/~om/~kombu/roche.html

side note: ALL teas have history just check out the different kinds if you are a noob( Yes I do game and yes I AM A GIRL) or even a veteran it’s a rich and wonderful way to experience tea as well.

There is NO WAY I am writing a presentable essay today …lazy I know but I’m barely awake people!

They do say that with Oolong tea it’s good to re-steep the tea again for a new experience but that depends on how much I like it the first time around.

I’ve had this tea before actually but that was before I found an audience to review for here on Steepster so thank you!

It tastes nice and sweet..
Just doesn’t blow me away I was hoping I would like it more but it’s not bad and not great merely decent.

I’m trading this to my BFF lindairvine ..hopefully she’ll dig this.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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63

It’s OK. I might buy it again, I might not. Definitely not my favourite, but not the worst in the drawer, either.
I don’t know why (I’m not very well-versed in pu’erh teas), but this tea had a very distinct “old fish” smell. Doesn’t taste that way, but the smell is a bit off-putting.

There was a nice orange taste to it, but not nearly as tart as what a lot of others reviewers were saying. At least, not that I noticed. Nothing like KANPE, even though this also had a lot of hibiscus. It wasn’t the orange that I was expecting or that I was looking for; I’m still trying to find a caffeinated replacement for the “wild sweet orange” tea from Starbuck’s (or whatever it was called). I was hoping this would be it based on the smell, but not so.

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94
drank Rose Congou Green by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

First of all, I love roses; everything about them. When I saw this tea I just knew I had to try it. I was not at all disappointed. The taste, even unsweetened, reminds me of some sort of candy. Though I’ve never tried it sweetened I almost think sweetening would overpower it.

This is one of the most delightful, mellow teas I’ve had. Simply wonderful.

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84
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

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67
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

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88
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

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75
drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
1222 tasting notes

Started having a typical morning – I got up, let out the rabbit, Benson, then attempted to leave the area to make tea. Benson was not having a typical morning of running around and he trapped me in the room by jumping on my feet and nosing me. So I sat with him, petting and feeding him snacks for awhile. I’m dying for my morning cup of tea and noticed his fur has been changing colour again. When he was a baby it was black and grey. He then got more and more black. Now he’s shedding and he’s looking kinda chocolately brown black. Mmmm.. chocolate tea? I finally was able to leave once he started playing in the cardboard boxes on the other side of the room.

Chocolate Cake Teaaaa! (from Kittena)

DRY: forgot, lol! Dying for tea!

STEEPED: Dark brown tea that is slight cloudy. Chocolate liquor smell. Quite a lot of debris on the bottom of the cup.

TASTE: Slightly creamy, chocolately and pretty sweet. I found the black tea a little weak, but that could of been me skimping out on the dry leaves or needed a long steep.
I didn’t realized this tea would be so sweet, but I saved a half a cup sweetened with rock sugar. With that, it’s really sweet and still creamy chocolately.

OBSERVATION: this tea left a weird residue in my steeper that I had to scrub out with soapy water. Globby white blobs, I’m guessing from the sprinkles.

COMMENTS: Not bad, I’d love to try this one again. Would love to just go heavy on leaves and have a chocolate overload.

Excuse me, need to feed the bunny some bok choi.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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75
drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
518 tasting notes

The apple flavour of this one is starting to fade slightly, but that’s okay. It’s still a lovely tea with a nice green tea base and a sweet apple flavour. This tea is always so good when it’s fresh. I Hope they bring it back soon.

Anyways, my mind isn’t on this tea all that much… I can’t go into details, but by the end of the week my husband and I have to make a pretty big decision and we are struggling to know what to do. I think we are both leaning towards the same decision, which is great that we’re united that way, but it’s both exciting and scarey if it happens. I’m just hoping me make the right decision…

So, on that note, this tea is lovely. It’s a bit stronger than I would normally have liked, but I will still enjoy it and I’m thankful for it this morning.

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75
drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
518 tasting notes

I’ve had this one about a year now and haven’t logged it yet! Oops!
I think mine is starting to feel the time on it. I should have added another tsp to the mix, but it is still good. It’s a nice apple cinnamon tea. I don’t drink much green tea anymore, but I’m definitely enjoying it. I’ll have to finish this one up this fall. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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As you will soon find out, DAVIDsTEA is without a doubt my favourite tea shop!! I still remember the first time I ever set foot in DAVIDsTEA, during the middle of December after I had just finished writing a 3 hour exam. My fiance and I were out Christmas shopping, as one tends to do at the last minute, when we stumbled upon a new shop in our local mall. Curious to see what DAVIDsTEA was all about, we entered to browse around and were immediately offered a sample of ‘Toasted Walnut’. Much to our surprise, we fell in love with the warm, rich flavour that the combination of various nuts and green tea left us savoring long after we’d finished our samples. Intrigued by the concept of loose leaf tea, and pleasantly surprised with the immense flavour it held, we ended up leaving with two 100g tins (one Toasted Walnut, the other Love Tea #7). It was not long after this experience that we were back in DAVIDsTEA scouting out more flavours to add to our budding collection, which I am only too happy to discuss in subsequent blogs!
For now, I will end my first tea blog by saying that ‘Toasted Walnut’ presented a light, sweet and flavourful blend that proved green tea does not have to be bitter to be delicious!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 7 min, 0 sec
BilichC

Well I for one,am interested in trying this “Toasted Walnut” tea for myself. I’m not a huge lover of green tea so if this beats the bitter then i’m game. Now if only there were a DAVID’s TEA around here somewhere. Nonetheless, will be on the hunt. Super excited your blogging. Keep it up! Looking forward to more posts :)

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67
drank Pure Chai (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
39 tasting notes

Even with added milk, this lends a somewhat dry mouthfeel, probably due to the cinnamon pieces.

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67
drank Pure Chai (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
39 tasting notes

A pleasant little chai. The dry leaves smell only of cinnamon. I like that I can actually taste the black tea when this is brewed. It’s easy for chai spices to overtake the taste of the tea itself, but because this only has cinnamon and “natural flavor,” there’s no risk of that. This would be perfect for someone who finds strong chai overwhelming or has an aversion to pepper or cardamom. It’s a bit weak for my taste, though.

I can’t wait to steep this in simmering milk. I find that really concentrates the spicy flavor. I might also try blending it with David’s Pumpkin Chai, which I thought really lacked any sort of spice.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Indian Summer by DAVIDsTEA
248 tasting notes

So I think I might have a job! Yay! I have to call back and let her know that I want it but yay! I’ll be a receptionist at a vet clinic and then move to tech when I enter a vet tech program. They didn’t have room for an assistant at my level (which is a lot of large animal, but not companion animal experience). I’ve been college (and graduated) once and I said I didn’t want to go back but I think I’ll really like it!

Anyway, on to the tea! I cold brewed this, which may have been a mistake with the hibiscus but I won’t know until I try it hot. New tool for cold brewing! I’m using one of DAVIDsTEAs plastic bombillas. I usually cold brew in a glass travel mug, which has a strainer but it sucks. So, now I can use the bombilla and not have to transfer the tea over. Pretty cool! I’m also looking forward to using it with mate, but I think I still want their ceramic gourd. I just feel like I would probably wind up killing any natural gourd I had.

So I get a lot of cherry and apple when I sip this. Maybe a hint of watermelon. Not a whole lot of white tea, but as others have said there doesn’t seem to be much in the mix. I’m almost considering using some plain white peony and blending bits of this in so I get some more actual tea flavor. It’s alright, a little tart on its own. I think if I cold brew again I might try some agave.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Helena

Congratulations! working with animals has its ups and downs but the ups should outnumber the downs!

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63
drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
734 tasting notes

It’s pretty good, but it isn’t my favorite tea. It is light and refreshing, though I think this is still best hot. I think I still prefer Long Life or Happy Kombucha, but those are both darker oolongs, and the nice think with the Pineapple Oolong is that it is a lighter base, so I do like that. I probably won’t repurchase as I like the milk oolong better overall.

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84
drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
237 tasting notes

Just got my fall collection in the mail today

I don’t have the best track record with the cake or pastry themed teas from DT but it’s late and I don’t need caffeine right now I need winding down time tea also I need a mood boost because I accidentally ordered a tea I don’t like from DT because I was tired and spendy(wanting to spend badly).

Smelling the bag I’m worried..but my expectations are low so maybe I’ll be surprised(pleasantly). Smells nutty,bready and tiny banana notes.
I am disappointed in the small amount in the pouch since I like loads of herbal tea.But I’m not sure I’ll like this one..but I feel a tad ripped off.
I guess it’s because it’s all measured by weight and this tea happens to be heavy haven’t really been bothered before I guess I’ve just spent too much lately and am grousing randomly.DT I love you always and forever regardless!

I’m making up all kinds of words left,right and center and rambling.My university profs would frown me into oblivion but I digress.

Once steeped smells the same.Oily residue from the nuts’ presence is quite apparent. I steeped an epic amount of time mostly by accident but with herbals that can be a bonus and never kills the tea it just makes it more awesome.usually…

So I take a big old sigh and take a sip.

Reaction time.
VERY banana.
The sweetness is quite pleasant.
The backdrop is nutty but it’s not overwhelming at all.
I am actually enjoying this cup quite a bit which surprises me.
Leaves a wonderful sweetness on my tongue.
I think this is quite nice actually…and a good icing may be next!

It’s no Bamboozled..but it’s nice..wow I actually like a pastry/baked good DT!

Now I’m just sad about having so little.

OVERSTEEP THIS ALWAYS. and double the amount if you can.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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89
drank Toasted Marshmallow by DAVIDsTEA
132 tasting notes

sweet! spicy! toasty!
not what i was expecting for a marshmallow tea, but something different altogether, and i really do like it.
the cinnamon and allspice really bring in that campfire element, though that wouldn’t come to mind if i was asked to describe a toasted marshmallow. more chai flavoured to me.
i just realized that there’s no chocolate in this, and i think that’s what i was expecting; for it to be more of a s’mores tea. maybe i’ll play around with blending it with one of davids chocolate teas and see how that goes.
sorry to ramble! it’s a good one!!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
tigress_al

Hmmm…..how about chocolate cake? That might work! I will have to try that!

partea

oooh that would be excellent!

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
132 tasting notes

this one smells amaaazing!
a bit of a red stain on my white cup from the sprinkles, but i don’t mind.
it does taste rich and cakey, with that white chocolate kiss coming through!
definitely a dark chocolate lingering. i’ll have to try this baby as a latte.
i’ll grab some more if i happen to be near a davids, but i won’t be ordering a ton online.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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not really getting much of anything from this one.
it smells pretty earthy, i’m guessing that’s the guayusa, but taste-wise nothing really comes through except a tiny bit of the fennel.
looks pretty as a dry tea! can’t really say much else though.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Main Squeeze by DAVIDsTEA
132 tasting notes

mmm! i am pleasantly surprised! i have to admit, i wasn’t expecting much (not really liking mates and not really believing fresh orange juice flavour would translate well into tea), but it is good!
it’s late, so i can’t drink the whole cup (only brewed for tasting purposes!), because i’m afraid it would keep me up until 4am, but it’s hard to resist!
i’ll definitely pick up some more next time i’m at a davids, but i’ve got other morning teas to keep me going until then ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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So begins the backlogging of tea. I was a little busy this weekend with my sisters wedding. This was a sample with my latest order. It smelled super sweet. It tasted to me even sweeter and I LOVE chocolate. But there just seemed to be too much chocolate for me. I know too much, but there really was even for my tastes. It wasn’t bad but not something I’d keep on hand all the time.

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