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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?

aisling of tea

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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93
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
50 tasting notes

It is beyond freezing out today -21C or -13 F, but feels like -34 in both lol I definitely needed something warm to boot my mind out of the cold and on to a hot island and this totally did the trick. Today it’s more coconut’y’ than usual with a hint of raspberry. Delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
50 tasting notes

I’m so glad I bought this one, It’s definitely a new favourite. This makes me feel like I’m on a beach, right smack dab in the middle of winter. It’s a warm black tea laced with coconut and accented with raspberries (though it’s not at all tart, but more floral). I can see this being really good in the summer chilled. Fabulous tea to try if you’ve never had a davids before.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

OMG ! I though a few times I had found THE tea, but this time it’s true : Jessie’s Tea is just perfect ! Smells delicious, just as it tastes. The lavender taste it leaves in the mouth is just so calming and comforting. I can never get enough! I really don’t enjoy coconut in every day life, and I really wasn’t excited when I tried this tea, but the taste totally convinced me. Now I buy every tea containing coconut !

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67

Wasn’t sure at all when I smelled it at first, I’m more a fruit/chocolate/lots of taste kind of girl, but this tea really surprised me ! It feels so good to drink it plane, no milk/sugar of any sort ! that spinach taste and milky texture, just perfect ! I use it when ever I don’t feel like drinking a sweet tea !

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86
drank Nightcap by DAVIDsTEA
307 tasting notes

Day 38 of my 101 days of David’s Tea challenge.

Mmm. This was pretty good. 1tbsp in my two-cupper. The mix of fruity sweetness and spice does remind me of a mulled drink, so I can imagine it as a substitute for mulled wine. Minus the acohol-taste, of course. It brewed to a purplish colour, which was beautiful (and again, reminiscent of red wine).

I tried resteeping it, which gave a hint of the spice again, but was nowhere near as nice or as potent. Though, that seems somewhat normal of tisanes.

I certainly wish they kept this on the David’s shelves! I’d certainly buy it.

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

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69
drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

Genmaicha is a tea I love to try and describe, and yet always fail at, especially when one is really good. Sadly this one from David’s is simply average, with little to make it stand out. If anything I found it slightly weak. I tried it at 1.5 minutes and it was nearly tasteless so I doubled the steep time and was still disappointed. I think I was spoiled by another and now can’t fall in love with any that are sub-par. :(

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

This is a sweet treat anyone could enjoy. With a little bit of honey this is just a beautifully sweet and mouthwatering drink that will have you coming back for more.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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26
drank Caramel Spice by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

I really don’t know how I feel about this tea, maybe I burned it, or maybe I should have threw in a little sugar but, as of now, I am getting the weird taste of orange peel, a weak and bitter spicy feel, and a slight odd taste of caramel. It just doesn’t mix for me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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81

{Backlogged Review}

The Countess took me by surprise. I bought it on a whim as I was trying to break out of my tea-drinking preferences, and I’m glad I did. It is so mild and delicate, and yet a lovely cup to sit and sip when I’m doing my morning emails or flipping through a book at night. The orange notes are definitely there, blending seamlessly with the green tea to make a lovely cup that I reached for more often than I expected. I’m already out and will definitely be stocking up again.

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

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73

An interesting chai. I love cinnamon and was looking forward to one that had that as the dominant note. My chais fall into a like, love, or loathe pile, and this one is firmly in the like, at least until I try it with milk. For my first sips I tried it black, and it was nice. Nothing memorable, but definitely not a chai that was dominated by the notes I tend to dislike, instead riding the cinnamon to a nice high. I added the sugar, and the notes intensified, but not unpleasantly. I’m curious now how the milk will affect it next brew.

It isn’t my favourite chai, but it also isn’t one that I’ll turn down. Fairly standard, which isn’t a bad thing.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

I’m at my mom’s for the long weekend, and therefore at the mercy of her tea collection and old kettle. After tossing out all of her five year old teabags I was happy to see she still had a couple bags of tea from David’s that I had gifted her at Christmas, including this one. I do get a nut flavour but one that isn’t overpowering. It’s an odd tea, and one that I can see why people enjoy, but I’m not sure that it is one that I want to add to my own collection.

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

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75
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

A pleasant surprise in this one. I’m not a fan of nuts, on their own or in baked goods, so I’ve avoided nut teas until now. What a mistake that’s been!

This one has a nice woodsy outdoors like scent that made me want to go for a walk when I smelt it dry. Brewed the tea is more mellow. There is a definite nut smell to it, although I’m not sure I’d label it specifically walnut.

Tastewise there is a strong general nut flavour, but it is tempered nicely with the green and the hint of fruit to make it a lovely brew. I can see myself reaching for this on an afternoon I’m curling up with a magazine or if I’m having a relaxing day at work.

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

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83

This one is really rich of flavor. Mild-spicy mild-earthy with a fruity after-taste.

First of all, I can feel the fresh breath from all the Indian leaves.
The flavors became more clear as you drink it, at first impression it seems like a nice black tea. As you sip and the temperature drop, you feel the lovable muscat flavor.

This have a fresh earthy taste perfectly balanced with the spice.
The aftertaste is fruity, it’s really subtile.

I NEED MORE OF IT.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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56
drank Butterfly Jasmine by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

This is probably my favourite of the Jasmines from Davids that I’ve tried so far. It is more mild and doesn’t make me feel like I’m drinking flower extract. It was lovely to watch bloom and I admire how beautiful the dry leaves are. Sadly, it was also the tea that secured that jasmine teas are not for me. I’ll keep this one for guests who do like it, but I probably won’t be brewing it for myself again.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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70
drank English Breakfast by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

This tea makes me want to quote one of my favourite movies. “I know you can be overwhelmed, and I think you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be . . . whelmed? — I think you can in Europe.”

Well this one left me whelmed. Nothing stood out for me, and nothing made me dislike it. It was the quality I expect from a looseleaf brewed cup of black, but it wasn’t memorable at all. I guess since it is a staple tea of choice for most people, that’s a good thing? Myself, though, I like my blacks a wee bit more distinctive.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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38
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

This is my second time trying out this tea. The first was hot this time it’s a cold tea drink.

I started out with hot Honeybee. From what I remember, I didn’t really like it. It was weird round, sickly honey to it. People told me to try it out iced.

I am trying this tea again, but iced. To me it really didn’t make a huge difference, it tastes the same as the hot version, but stronger. I get a sickly honey taste with some weird herb. I really can’t describe it, but it’s not for me!

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

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
439 tasting notes

I bought my first pouch of 25gr about 7 months ago after reading enthusiastic Steepster reviewers. I must have bought over 400gr since then…

I’m taking a little break from a very busy day, we’re having 6 friends over for supper tonight, so lots of cleaning and cooking. Thank god Mr. Right is helping a great deal, no one like him to vacuum and mop the floors!! (he knows his manhood is not at risk)

So I needed fuel to keep me going, what better option than my beloved JUJU? I’ve been on it since this morning, I think it has made an Energizer Bunny out of me! I am not a big coffee drinker, but like many people, I used to drink one in the morning cause I never found anything close enough to the wake up kick it provides. That was before I discovered precious Guayusa! I have it almost every morning and it has officially replaced my morning coffee…

But I don’t just love it for it’s energizing properties, it tastes fantastic! So «juicy fruit» tasty, tangy and super sweet at the same time, can’t say enough about it!
I easily get 3 very tasty steeps out of it, so it is money well spent.

There’s plenty of big fruit chunks in it (papaya and peach) I eat them all, such a treat!

I’m glad I finally gave it the review I think it deserves. If you enjoy the fruity in your tea, this one will be a very nice acquisition for your cupboard!

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