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83
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
86 tasting notes

I’ve upped my rating for this one. The taste is growing on me. It has a nice creaminess that I enjoy, and it is a great tea for bedtime. I have sleeping issues so I’ve been trying to use lavender to help me wind down and get into sleep mode. This and a lavender candle seem to be helping.

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

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83
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
86 tasting notes

I bought this the other day on my sister-in-law’s recommendation. I love rooibos tea, I love coconut, and I’m just starting to experiment with lavender in my baking so I thought this would be a great combo.

I too noticed the faint oil slick on top of the tea; thanks Paul for pointing out that it’s the coconut oil. The scent is primarily lavender, but the taste is primarily coconut. It’s quite yummy! I like the creaminess of the tea. This may not be a total favourite yet, but it’s definitely growing on me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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95

Well, today brought heavy rain, heavy snow and sleet.
So naturally I took the opportunity to clear all of the winter gear out of my closets and brew some fresh iced tea.
Screw you, Nature. I’m going to enjoy my spring!
I didn’t use the recommended way of brewing iced tea (brew double-strength and pour over ice) because I had time to let it cool, so I just brewed up a 4C batch of Orange Pekoe, mixed it with two and a half ounces of simple syrup and sliced up a lemon to throw in the jug. It looked a little strong to me, so I also added a cup of cold water, but it turns out that it didn’t need that at all, because it’s the tiniest bit weak now.
Otherwise, it is DELICIOUS. My husband is a Good Host iced tea die-hard, so I don’t think he’d enjoy this as much as I do, but it is absolutely perfect. I can see brewing up a jug of this to drink on the deck with my daughter after a nice morning of gardening. The lemon is critical, I think. It adds interest to what could otherwise just be cool tea. But it mixes really, really well with this orange pekoe.
The tea itself has zero bitterness to it (which I’ve found sometimes icing tea can tend to bring out) and is just refreshing and zippy.
Yum! Perfect for drinking while sitting at the dining room table, looking out on the diagonal bombardment of snow on April 3rd…
(Stupid Nature…)

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 0 sec

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95

I got a little bag of this in an effort to expand my non-flavoured tea selection. I want to find a Really Good Black (and David’s Breakfast Organic isn’t it. Toooo floral.) or two and a Really Good Green (which will probably be a Chinese green, because I love the way they taste.)
Milk and sugar because it’s orange pekoe, and that’s how I usually take it, so this’ll draw the best comparason.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t really measure because I still don’t know how much water my teapot holds. (Because I’m lazy.) So it looks a TOUCH weak…
Smells good, though. And TASTES lovely.
My go-to orange pekoe (okay, go-to TEA altogether) is Red Rose, but I can see this replacing it quite easily.
Drinkable and smooth, no bitterness… I’ll experiment, of course, but I believe I’ve found my Really Good Black!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

here’s what DavidsTea says about Creme Brulee~Sweet seduction
No one can resist this organic green rooibos tea. Seriously. The aroma is just too outrageously tempting. Creamy, caramel, decadent, rich. And the taste! How can something so sweet be so light and fresh? Plus, some experts are saying that the special antioxidants and alpha hydroxy acids in green rooibos will fight aging and improve your health. Could life be more wonderful?
here’s what i say~A.mmmmmmmmmmmen!

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92
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
41 tasting notes

Mmmm. I love anything chocolate mint and this tea really hits the spot. It smells like a cup of amazing melted chocolate, but then the sweet mint is the main flavour that hits you when you taste it. Part of me wishes that it tasted a little bit more of chocolate, but it is still perfect and definitely satisfies my cravings anyway – I even feel like I’m being a little bit bad…

(and sadly this cup was the last one left of my 50g bag and I have to re-stock…definitely a flavour that I always have to have on my shelf!)

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

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92

Really enjoyable. Really light. Really smooth.

This one have a taste which is really close to the white tea but perfumed with jasmine. You don’t really need that much quality to appreciate a jasmine tea… But, for some special occasion you can taste it and just, relax and enjoy this paradisiac taste.

So, keep a little 25g of this one for very special occasions and buy a full 100g bin of Silk dragon jasmine and you’re gonna be happy.

It’s a tea to try for the jasmine tea lover, but there’s not a lots of difference in the jasmine taste. The difference is in the tea taste (close to a white tea) and the smoothness of this one.

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

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17
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
32 tasting notes

i loved this for the aroma- however- when steeped it was too overpowering for me.

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100
drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
32 tasting notes

i was bewitched by the fragrance and pleasantly delighted by the taste. I reuse the leaves all day long.Sometimes its my dessert.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100

This tea is what got me fully hooked onto DavidsTea.
It’s amazing! It makes me feel so posh when I drink it. Like I’m Asian royalty or something.

The fragrance. I don’t know where to begin. It’s like drinking perfume, except the perfume is neither too weak or too potent. It does NOT give you a queasy feeling upon drinking or smelling.

It has a beautiful Jasmine taste and smell that is unparalleled by any other jasmine teas I’ve tasted in my lifetime. It brews to the perfection of a golden color. It is good for several steeps, and each time, the aroma manages to STILL linger in your mouth after a sip.

Amazing. So good. So expensive. So worth it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
302 tasting notes

Backlogging – Ok, I’ve found the sweet spot and it’s amazingly good. This tea is making a quick disappearing act in my tea drawer… sad. Here is how to make this tea great:

2 heaping tsp to 12 oz mug
boiling water
8 min
Add a little agave nectar to sweeten (or sugar).

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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90
drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
302 tasting notes

Nom. This is exactly what I wanted tonight. It’s one of the best fruity teas I’ve ever had. Lots of fresh raspberry flavor with a slightly sour lemony background flavor.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec
aisling of tea

I need to try this again. I love raspberry and one of my very few complaints with DavidsTea is that they don’t really have a raspberry tea, the Raspberry Nectar isn’t nearly raspberry-enough for me. I’m biased against herbals, so when I tried this one, I was already kinda set against not liking it. But it sounds like I definitely need to give it another go, maybe iced!

Uniquity

Lol, I just warned you off raspberry enctar in another post, LadyKittyKat. I don’t really get a strong raspberry flavour from my tin of Bear Trap, but it depends on the scoop, I know. It is quite yummy though!

Kristin

Interesting! I had a lot of raspberry in my cup. I’ll comment if the next cup is different.

aisling of tea

Now, my wife made french toast with this once and it was beyond delicious…so many herbals do have a purpose XD

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94
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
302 tasting notes

Backlogging – I really like this tea. It is very hard to explain though. It’s coconutty and slightly fruity. I am always worried about any raspberry flavors in tea (never works for me), but I go this one because of all of the awesome reviews. It definitely does not disappoint. One thing I have noticed about DavidsTeas (which I like) is that the flavors are more prominent that the tea base. So if you are looking for a tea with some flavors, then DavidsTea flavors are not for you. If you are looking for flavors with some tea, then this is perfect. I’m really digging DavidsTea… can you tell?

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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95

this tea is my life saver. I work various hours starting from 5 am shift to 12hours shifts. i can’t sleep. My days off-i’d try to chance up on my sleep. I couldn’t. I walked around like a zombie. Till i found this tea- it literally knocked me out. : )

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81

Great tea, light in flavour and not to powerful in taste.

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100
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
32 tasting notes
MaddHatter

OUI! OUI! And that is all I can spell in Francais

ashika

lol so sweet

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100
drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

This tea is incredible!! I can literally drink it all day…..I absolutely love it with manuka honey from Wedderspoon. It really does taste exotic, that’s the best way to describe it!

- Rebecca L. www.RealHealthandFitness.com

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82
drank Shanti Ayurvedic Tea by DAVIDsTEA
32 tasting notes

i love this! it takes me back to when it was my first trick n treat in Mile End ( Montreal) with my brother and sister! We ate licorice as we knocked on the doors.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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73
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
41 tasting notes

Well, I tried this tea a couple of months ago and I didn’t really like it – it kind of gave off a weird smell and taste – but I think I may have used too much water to dry-tea-mix. I decided to revisit it tonight, looking for something with no caffeine to satisfy my tea craving of the hour. Trying it again, it’s still nowhere near my favourite, but I like it better than last time. It’s true, it definitely does smell like an oatmeal cookie/muffin and also tastes like one with a bit more of a fruity taste. I don’t know how much I like the idea of drinking a cookie…it’s a little bit confusing. However, I am a fan of the pink colour.

I guess nutty teas just don’t do it for me, but this one is hitting the spot for now. I will be on the lookout for a caffeine-free tea that I like better (maybe something more chocolatey).

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

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65
drank Baked Apple by DAVIDsTEA
1342 tasting notes

I had such high hopes for this tea!! Cooked apples are a dessert that I cannot get enough of, and I rarely have them… so when I saw this tea, tempting me with its fragrant apple and cinnamon bits (and orange/grapefruit?? I did not expect that) I was ready for a taste of apple bliss. Except when I tasted it after what seemed like an exceptionally long time cooling and also steeping ( it retains heat for a while) for lack of a garbage receptacle where the bag could go, which could be the cause of my dislike here. Anyhow, it tasted just like Tim Horton’s Apple and Spice tea!!!! Ugh, if I wanted that, I would go to Tim’s….
I do taste the citrus though, in the finish and aftertaste. At first I disliked the bitterness but then I found it’s the only thing that sets the tea apart from Tim’s tea and I grew to not mind it, and maybe even like it… Now that I think about it, creating a unique apple tea would be rather difficult. bah!
Also, it tastes awful cold, like spiced apple juice or cider—which I am not a fan of unless it’s done really well…. so it must be drunk quickly, in that fleeting space of time where it isn’t too hot, or too cold. Don’t try this at work! Not if you’re as busy as I am ha!
I would be interested to see what it tastes like iced. It would be refreshing, I think.

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

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89

Oh wow. I just got a cup of this to go after I stocked up at DT this morning. I really like Earl Grey teas, but they are sometimes a bit heavy. This variation using green tea is excellent! I’m definitely going back for a tin of this stuff! It’ll definitely be a smoother alternative to some of my fruity green teas.

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

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81
drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
26 tasting notes

I’m always hesitant to try teas which are supposed to be something else because I notice that I get sucked in easily, yet the tea almost always disappoints.

I took my chances with the Creme Brulee because I liked the Creme Caramel (I bought them at the same time).

I like the Creme Brulee, but it tastes to me more like custard pudding, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s different. Tastes very nice with or without milk, but as usual, I prefer the former.

I like Creme Caramel better as the tea itself has more body and more distinction.

Good, but farcry from being my favourite.
If you like dessert teas, this would be a great addition to your collection.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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100
drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

I think this is the best tea I’ve had from Davids so far. A good tea for me doesn’t go bitter if it’s steeped for too long. That way I can have a big tea pot of it, or keep it in my travel mug. I resteepted this one three times over the weekend and it was still good each time. I’ll definitely be going back to get a tin of this stuff!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Green & Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

This tea is so refreshing! I love drinking it first thing in the morning on my way to work. Have recommended to all my tea drinking friends and they are in love. One of the best! @davidstea, @steepster #mycupoftea

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