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Eeeeew! I remember thinking Eeeew!

Eventually I will try this again, maybe I did something wrong?

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CEG is a great afternoon tea. I tend to like strong teas and therefore steep mine longer than recommended. I also tend to let my teas cool off before drinking them. For undetermined reasons a lot of teas taste like hot water to me if I drinking them piping hot.

This tea is unique in my collection in that I prefer to drink it hotter than the most. The hints of vanilla tend of disappear after the tea has cooled leaving a much stronger bergamot aftertaste on the tongue. (I for one don’t dislike it’s flavour, but it seems to be an unpopular one.) In a lot of ways this is a darker, cozier version of the Countess of Seville. Although, if I’m not mistaken that’s the bergamot talking.

CEG is a recent acquisition and I have a feeling it will make a fabulous winter mid-day pick me up. It one of the few things that has me looking forward to my first encounter with a truly frigid winter. It has the warm familiar feeling of curling up with a book on my favorite chair watching the snow fall.

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

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

As this is a heavy/pricey tea, I was rebellious and brewed it with only 1 heaped tsp, for 6 mins. Came out perfectly! Juicy but not sickly-sweet, with a strong melon taste and just a hint of rosehip. (Not sure where the goji is, but I still love the taste.) Great for a refreshing cup on a hot summer’s day.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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96

This was the first straight black tea i’ve tried loose.
fantastic! malty! and i love looking at it also. I don’t steep this as long as the recommended steeping time. Fantastic with steamed soy milk.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Throat Soother by DAVIDsTEA
150 tasting notes

What shouldn’t you do when your getting over one of the worst colds you’ve ever had? Go out for tapas with your favorite brother and sister in law, laugh so hard that you nearly choke on your thrid glass of sangria, and completely loose your voice trying to talk over the smarmy flamenco band. Great for the soul, but not so good for the already sore throat.

After a night of foolishness, what could be better than a lemony delicious cuppa? Throat Soother is just what I needed to to calm my cranky throat and make me decent company for the rest of the night.

Thank you QuiltGuppy for coming to my rescue once again with the right tea to fix what ails me :)

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

I think this tea works well for after-dinner; it’s got the nutty sweetness of macadamia nuts, mixed in with the earthy, rich tones of the mulberry leaves. My only regret is that steeping it longer doesn’t seem to bring out more of the rich mulberry taste, but otherwise, great! Apparently it only comes around once a year, so I’ll have to stock up!

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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100

I first got this tea because I loved the smell after making my first cup I was not impressed something about it just didn’t taste right. One day I let the tea sit for a particularly long time at work to the point it got rather cold. And that is when I discovered the most delicious way to enjoy this tea. Ice cold. the colder the better. I have also added frozen strawberries instead of ice cubes for a amazing summer treat.
Its not bitter tasting so you don’t even need to sweeten much if at all.

My final words drink this tea ice cold, its the best

Preparation
Iced 6 min, 0 sec

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89

I tried a sip of this when I was in the store to find out why another tea is no longer doing what it is supposed to do. And found this to be an enjoyable green. Enjoyable enough to take home 10g to see if I really care enough for this tea to add it to my cupboard.

I ended up using the entire 10g in my new tea pot, I brewed this up and this morning it is GONE! So at least I know either my husband woke up incredibly thirsty and downed the entire 1lt of tea in one shot, or he just did not realise he was drinking MY TEA! He can have his “poisons” but seriously he should leave mine alone!

sigh so sad that I did not get to try this one at home!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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95

This little 10g sample seemed to go too quickly – I can’t wait to get more!

But I think I will wait a bit. I need some room in my tea cupboard. It’s increadibly packed!

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95

Oh, Oh WOW!

This tea was in my to-go cup yesterday and WOW! I must’ve steeped this one perfectly because it was so good, so-good! That I did not have to add milk or cream or anything to it really. And I actually finished the entire cup! When I get to work the kids are so busy that I usually forget my tea and end up sipping it cold and if it is black I make a “sour pinchy face” (or what the kids call the: we’re not eating that for snack face")… No I clutched this travel mug to my body until the last drop!

I don’t remember what it tasted like, but oh dear God, I just know that if it was good enough for me to hold on to until the last drop, I know it is good enough to take the next empty tin into DAVIDs and ask for 100g of this!

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

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drank Banana Daiquiri by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

I went to Walmart and purchased two clear plastic Rubbermaid pitchers with black lids for my Site almost as soon as I was given the tea from DAVIDs. (I can’t Thank DAVIDs enough for their generosity, I am sure they are happy because their generosity has made 5 new DAVIDs customers, WHOLE FAMILY customers!) and I bought a clear glass botum.

I had the children help me to fill T-sacs with tea, and gasp! tea was spilt, but that’s life, at least we did not loose the whole 100g tin in one go! They helped to fold the bag over, and we tucked them into the top; as I snapped on the lid children were already screaming excitement: “Look! LOOK ERIN!! Yellow!! IS THAT THE TEA?!”(I purposely used hot tap water to start the steeping process) We placed the pitchers on the front step of our site and I explained to the kids: "If we leave the tea until after lunch it will make a perfect pitcher of tea. (please note only 3 T-sacs full of tea were used for each pitcher)

The children screamed out to the playground and played the morning away, when they came back to observe the tea before lunch they noted the vivid yellow colour of the tea. “Look that colour is the same as my Granny’s birthstone!” I asked: “Oh so Granny was born in November?” – “No just a long time-a-go”

At this point I put the pitchers into the fridge and told the kids we needed to cool the tea down so that it was “iced tea” and also let them know that when the tea was served they could ask for a taste first, if they were not sure, as well as “a splash of juice to sweeten” if they needed.

When snack time came this tea disappeared faster than the veggies and dip! I love that I am creating “little tea monsters” – It is my master plan for ruling the world! (insert terrible mockery of evil laughter here)

Needless to say the children want more of this tea next Summer Camp!

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 8 min or more

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drank Banana Daiquiri by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

I cannot believe I have never logged this tea! I have had so much of it this Summer. Both at Camp and at home! (Thanks again DAVIDs for your generous donation of herbal teas for these children to enjoy Sun Steeped tea at Summer Camp!!)

I’ll be back tonight to post the children’s reviews as well as my own. It was a great love affair while it lasted!

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
158 tasting notes

This is a really cute tea in the bag. With the contrasting colors and little lips and chips. It smells JUST like this chocolate mint icecream candle I have that I absolutely love. I had good expectations.
To me the best part of this tea is the refreshing feeling from the mint after you swallow. I wish there was more chocolate, but all I’m really picking up on for chocolate is an artificial chocolate scent. Which is something I’d like to smell, like in my candle for instance, but not taste. If that makes sense. Maybe like how I like the smell of fresh laundered clothes, but I wouldn’t want that taste in my mouth. That’s how artificial chocolate scent is to me. I’ve worked with artificial scents/flavors in my life a lot so I guess I’m just picky when it comes to that subject. I’ve got quite the judgmental nose and palate.
Thanks to Jenn for a sample of this, really glad I got to try it!

Edit
Yeah, the more I try to drink this the artificial chocolate scent/flavor is getting on my nerves. Not my cup of tea! I’d love to just use the leaves as a pretty potpourri! lol.

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

Sounds like me with grape. I love grapes, hate grape flavor.

Erin Hurley

Swap this for my Buttered Rasin Toast?

Ashley Bain

I just had a sample from Jenn! And I won’t be ordering it. bleghh! Sorry! A lot of people seem to like it, though. I actually tried another chocolate tea yesterday that I have yet to log – Joy’s Teaspoon’s Chocolat Pot De Tea… And I loved it! Chocolate flavor/scent that some how wasn’t artificial tasting. Best chocolate tea I’ve tried yet.

Ashley Bain

Those kind of additives in tea actually don’t add much flavor. It’s the artificial flavor that accounts for most of the flavor in flavored teas. Usually things like chips, pretty flowers, dried fruit, sprinkles, etc., just make the tea pretty. That’s what tea companies have told me, anyways. You could try picking these things out and brewing the tea, and chances are the tea will taste the same.

Ashley Bain

(Also note that I took off my numerical rating of this tea, because I wanted to respect the many lovers of this tea. So I’d appreciate respect of my opinion in return.) :)

Angrboda

Ashley, you shouldn’t have to stop yourself from giving points to a tea just because you happen to disagree with the majority on it. If you don’t like it, you don’t like it. I say by all means give it as many or as few points as you like, and if people who like the tea in question have a problem with that then they’re truly the ones who are not respecting your opinion. :)

Ashley Bain

Thank you, Angrboda. I just felt bad upon reading so many amazing reviews on this tea, and thought, hmm.. I don’t want to ruin the reputation of this tea any bit if my taste buds are just different than everyone elses.

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drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
150 tasting notes

This tea is saving my life right now. Big cyber non-germ-transfering hugs to the wonderful QuiltGuppy for sending me such a generous sample of this soothing herbal tea.

Mint, eucalyptus, other stuff… I’m tired and not feeling very descriptive at the moment. I must be off to bed.

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drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

Delicious.

I brewed it with water the first time but it was meh. The second time, I heated just milk to almost boiling, then added this tea. That did the trick! The best tea that hits the spot for those “snack” cravings. Sweet, spicy, and frothy. A great balance.

Just a note though, it tastes better than it smells. A sniff will be too strong. Just have to have faith that the flavours meld more delicately after brewing.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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drank Irish Cream by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

It made my whole tea cupboard smell like it. Not very appealing after a few months of this aroma. I did not find it very impressive straight up but with a little milk added, its not bad. Just not greatest experience.

If you are going to get this tea be prepared to smell it for ages.

Wayne

Reminds me of the Buttered Rum. I mean, I keep it in a tin on my counter so it doesn’t stink up the cupboard.. but I don’t even want to use my pot/strainer/anything to make it sometimes because I don’t want the next tea to end up tasting like coconut… :P

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A great light and refreshing drink. I actually brew this with a few pieces of cinnamon and ginger, and it tastes epic. The colour turns a bright red, as per its namesake “Red Tea”.

This Rooibos has a very delicate sweetness that happens as an aftertaste at the back of the tongue. This lightness makes it a great base to create hot or cold sweet beverages from. I imagine it would be perfect as a red “masala chai”.

At a great price, this one hits the spot. I try to keep a pitcher in the fridge all the time.

Rooibos is awesome for giving you energy or a midday pick-up without the use of caffeine. Great for any time of the day. It makes me happy to drink this. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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drank Matcha Matsu by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

I love green tea, but as a first try on its own, it did taste a little bitter. It’s much better texture and flavour once you add milk.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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At my brother’s urging, I tried a cuppa this. It was tasty, but…I don’t know. A bit too musty for my tastes. Which isn’t a bad thing, it’s just…well, not my cup of tea! De liked it, though, so yay!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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This one is a tea i’ve had for my birthday… as a gift OF COURSE.

The taste is really smooth and vegetal and have a little earthy aftertaste.
What a pleasure. I must say it do have a little nutty aftertaste.

Exciting I know… I LOVE YOU. haha.

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This was my first tea brew, so my results may be a little skewed. Still, I thought that this tea was delicious. The unbrewed smell can be a little overpowering, with all of the berries and whatnot. However, the steeped smell is astounding. You have a hint of a classic Earl, but with some nice berry scent on inhale.

The taste of the tea was equally nice. Depending on the strength of your sip, you can get an Earl on the pallet and a berry finish, or vice versa.

I used the DAVIDsTEA Perfect Scoop, and it came out wonderfully. I am really glad that I got 100g of this!

Until tomorrow, when I brew a DAVIDsTEA Cinnamon Heart,

-Chris

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

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drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
4825 tasting notes

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

This is really tasty. The almond and chocolate flavors are the most prominent, with hints of the goji berry peeking in. The goji is especially noticeable in the aftertaste. If I were to change anything, I’d like there to be a bit more licorice flavor, because it is a very subtle note.

I find myself a little surprised that the white tea can be tasted – some of these other flavors are very strong… but the white tea is definitely there. After the first few sips, I notice the licorice more (yay!) I’m really liking this.

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drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
141 tasting notes

Almost out!!! Egads, I must run to DavidsTea tomorrow!

This is downright awesome in a gaiwan. I am loving it. The “veggy” taste is more prominent, vanilla isn’t there too much, but I still need more of this tea in my life.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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