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99
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

AHHH forevernuts! how could i ever say anything bad about you?! Delicious and superfantastic to look at. Great tea for midnight candy cravings and when you want to feel pretty with a glass cup of pink tea! My cat friggin loves the smell of this tea, and it’s just so nommy when i’m craving granola. which is very often (my meal plan usually consists of granola, granola and more granola.) in fact, you can put this in your granola!

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

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67

After a long day at work I decided to try this one from my 24 Days calendar… The first few sips were definite green tea – but then the taste became something else as well. After reading other posters’ comments I have to agree with it tasting a bit like an Earl Grey (although I also still get the green tea taste, akin to the cheep green tea I’ve bought from Superstore or Walmart). I’m still undecided as to whether this is a tea that I would go out and buy, but it is one that I am going to resteep tonight and enjoy some more before having a post dinner tea latte ;)

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60

I’m not convinced I like the licorice in this tea. It seems very heavy compared to all the other light yumminess in this tea. Otherwise, I really don’t mind it. I haven’t had many chamomile teas before, so I don’t have much to compare them to. It’s tasty though. I think it would be a nice, soothing tea when sick, with a little honey.

This is my day #8 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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17
drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
35 tasting notes

Ick. Not something I’ll be fishing for in my cabinet anytime soon. I’m weird about my ginger. I love gingerbread and I love chai tea with ginger, but I hate ginger itself and I hate candied ginger, etc. It turns out I also reaaaally dislike ginger in this tea.

I’m also not sold on pu’erh tea yet, sooo… that could have something to do with it. But anyways, I didn’t finish my mug. Not “my cup of tea”.

This is my day #7 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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33
drank Aperitif (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

Aperitif, a drama in 2 acts.

Act 1, where life is good:
- Dry smell: Oh, yum!
- Steeped smell: Oh YUM!!!! Tart! Apple-y! Grape-y! Almost candy-y!

Interlude, where Aperitif is already celebrated as a massive success:
- How can they only put this in the wine collection?! How cruel! How I wish I could go and buy a 100g tin of it, it’s one of the best smelling teas EVER!

Act 2, where the true nature of Aperitif is revealed:
- First sip: uh…
- Second sip: uhhhhhh….
- Third sip: ew.

Final scene, where disappointment is almost as bitter as the tea:
- How could they do this to me?! How can this tea not live up to its smell? Why does it have to be bitter, and taste of an actual aperitif, including the taste of alcohol which I dislike very much? Why is it not tart at all? So many questions, not a single answer! Farewell, Aperitif, we shall never meet again!

END.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Dorothy

Can’t wait to hear what you think about the rest of the collection. This was a very amusing tasting note. ;)

Kay Kanada

I wated to buy this set JUST to try aperitif because it smells so awesome. Aaaannd now I won’t :)

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80

I take my kukicha with a drop of honey.

I am currently having a pre-dinner tea while swathed in a Christmas throw, cuddled with my cat on the couch. This tea makes me feel cleansed and healthy, which is great when people are getting sick left and right, and fresh veggies have all but disappeared.

A very nice tea, but I must say that I love kukicha no matter the source. While I’m fearful that DAVIDsTEA will no longer carry it, I can always get it at my health food store if necessary… But seriously, David, keep this one around!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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57
drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
129 tasting notes

flavour-wise, i wouldn’t drink this tea on a daily basis, but one of those teas i keep around for the benefits. tastes truly medicinal, but that’s alright with me right now.
mixed with some Ginger & Ginseng from Silk Road, it’s more tolerable.
overall pretty excellent for making me feel better!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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84
drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

You know a tea is fab when after drinking your first cup you immediately brew another. While there isn’t much of the black tea base to be had, the big juicy chunks of pear, apple and cranberry more than make up for it. It reminds me of Goji Pop, but with a softer, less acidic edge. Also makes an awesome popsicle.

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34
drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
35 tasting notes

The only thing I really have to say about this one is “nyeh”. It’s tea. It’s one of those things that, yeah maybe it’s good for you, but I’m not fussy about it. Nor do I not like it. I got this in my advent calendar, and there’s enough for two servings in each container. So I’ll try it again on a day when I’m not feeling 100% and see if I like it better then. It wasn’t anything special for me, and I couldn’t really pinpoint any of the flavors in it. It was just “tea” (if that makes aaannyy sense).

This is my day #6 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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82

I love citrus in my tea, but I’ve got to say that this blend isn’t thr best I’ve had. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but if I’m going for my citrus kick I think I’d rather go eith citrin oolong or the skinny.

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90
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

I totally thought I wasn’t going to enjoy this. I’m not a mate fan, but there’s something about the chocolate and nutty taste of this that mate that really is simply divine. Of course, I couldn’t brew it for too long…but steeped to perfection this tea is perfect for a cold winter’s day.

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92
drank Crème de Menthe by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

I don’t drink pu-erh normally, but this tea might change that. The minty refreshing taste of this beautiful tea is enough to convert me from my greens and whites. Really is a delicious brew and I’d recommend it.

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drank Green and Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
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I don’t know what it is about this tea but I love it. It sort of smells like oatmeal, and although I know that’s turned off some people I know, I just love thr naturally sweet taste of this rooibos. One of my faves :)

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33

Lovely smell – very chocolatety and spicy, which gives you great expectations. But after even a full steep the taste is thin. The chocolate and chili flavours aren’t balanced by anything. This tea probably needs a drop of milk or cream and some honey or sugar to balance out the sharpness and to give a fuller body.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 45 sec
silverneedle

Update: this is MUCH better with a bit of full fat milk and honey…

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81
drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

Genmaicha was one of my go to teas for years and years until I discovered DAVIDsTEA. I used to purchase my genmaicha from the asian grocery stores (250g for $6-7) and I didn’t think it tasted any different than the DAVIDsTEA version. The only big difference between the two is that the grocery store version contains twigs and branches from the tea plant while DAVIDsTEA doesn’t.

The look and taste of the two are very similar. When steeped, the tea is a light green colour…almost yellow. The taste is similar to freshly popped popcorn (without the butter of course!). It’s still a go to if I want a straight tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

I’m really not a pumpkin lover… I think. I’ve never actually tried anything pumpkin before this tea – that’s right no pumpkin pies in this household… And before you get on my case, let me say I blame my parents and that (again) British upbringing where you stay with the tried and true and never sway from the norm… That being said, I am the adventurous one in my family – no boring every sunday is roast and potatoes, every monday is… well you know.

So skip forward in time to my introduction to David’s teas less than a month ago. I bought the fall sampler, got a whiff of this tea, tried a cup plain (no milk no sugar – ahhhh those ancestors love me for that), and liked it enough to by 100g. Then decided I really like it so bought another 100g on my last order…

Did I mention I’m not a pumpkin fan? So why do I LOVE this tea? The smell is amazing and the taste? Amazing too!

So tonight this not-a-pumpkin-lover freak made a Pumpkin Chai Latte and am in heaven. Definitely glad that I made the extra order before it went out of stock!

(For those curious made the tea with 1.5 tsp tea steeped in boiling water with a squirt or two of agave syrup added to steamed and frothy skim milk)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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62
drank White Tiger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
129 tasting notes

got this as a sample from my last online order from davidstea! i love the tiny sample tins.
anyway, doesn’t smell like much dry, but i get a very fragrant blueberry smell once steeped.
honestly, not much of a flavour at all aside from the white tea, which is very nice by the way.
but i dont have many white teas, so this is a nice addition for the time being, until my sampler runs out

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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80
drank Papayarama by DAVIDsTEA
142 tasting notes

Ok so i Tried this, it’s been sitting in my cupboard for a while now, and i disagree with everyone i like this it is definitely papaya, i don’t taste anything else but papaya, if you like papaya this is for you!

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

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94
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

This is not as nutty as it’s smells. Fear not, It’s more like the most delicious, reconforting apple pie I’ve ever tasted. With lots and lots of spices and crumbleness and nuts and very tart apples. Can’t wait to share this nice cuppa.

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88
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

Wow, I really like this. But I’m a lavender person. I litterally make ‘’lavender lattés’’ at work. Although some have mentioned the very faint minty-ness of this lavender, I can honestly say I can taste it. It is there. Very smooth lavender and very sweet coconut. I am so buying a jar of this :D!

EmyPouliche

This tea is amazing!

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90
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

I got this one as a sample and tried it iced first.
Very buttery, and not tart. Very pleasant as an iced fruit punch.

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90
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Green and Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

Sampling time :D

Got a sample of Green and Fruity to try and after a long, very windy day at work (BC Coast windstorms crazy action!!!), I think this might hit the spot. The dry tea smells deliciously fruity and very tropical… The instructions said to steep this tea for 4-7 minutes, so being cautious to not over steep I went for 5 minutes.

The first smell of cup of tea? Definite exotic fruit! Smells wonderful, good enough to “eat”… So I take the initial sip and I get the slight hint of the exotic fruit, and a very light rooibos taste. Really like this combination so far, and am glad the rooibos isn’t overpowering. Plan on re-steeping this one and letting it sit longer to see how that goes ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
EmyPouliche

What i really like about this tea is you can forget about it and let it steep for as long as you want and It will never get bitter! It is also delicious as an iced tea ;)

Avrilkira

mmmmm…. That’s something I’ll have to try. Wondering if my kids might like this one too (they seem to prefer the fruity ones)

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