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drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
75 tasting notes

The day after the first rainshower in a long time and to celebrate the coming of Autumn I felt that one of the best ways was to have a pot of the delectable “Mom’s Apple Pie”. The notes of cinnamon and apples accented in harmony with the green tea just paint the vivid image of a day picking apples in the orchard. Or a day at the Autumn fair spent enjoying the farm’s bountiful harvest. It is the fragrance that makes the most impact for the tea and inspires the heart to go and do some baking in the kitchen with those fresh delicious apples!

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My order from David’s Tea came today! And it couldn’t be a better day to have tea. Giant headache and all of my cats escaped (we found them).
This smells so good in the bag! The tangy acai berry is awesome – there’s the sweet/bitter scent going on.
I brewed this as just under boiling in my new New Leaf teapot.
The scent of the brewed tea is nice and mellow. Nothing leaps out at me or smells artificial or out of place, but I definitely get a big whiff of berries.
Flavor-wise, I’m not sure. I think I’ll try the next cup with sugar to see if that brings out some of the flavors. It’s the first non-rooibos herbal tea I’ve had in a while so it takes getting used to picking out the flavors here too.

I added some sugar to my second cup. It gives it a really pleasant initial sip, but the bitterness still came through after that. I know I didn’t brew it too long/hot, so I’m thinking that must be the juniper berries.
Martini lover that I am, I’m going to just try to think of it like a nice martini… berry… tea… thing. :D

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Missy

Yay for new teapot!

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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

One of my FAVORITE teas:) It seduced me with its romantic taste and subtle strawberry flavor! Could curl up with a good chick lit and this lovely tea<3

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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78
drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
357 tasting notes

Yummy! I enjoy this one both hot and cold. But perhaps just a tad bit more when it’s cold. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed Pina Colada tea until I stumbled upon some at a local tea shop. So now I actively seek this flavor out. So when I saw Tropicalia at David’s tea, trying some was a no-brainer. I the would have rated this one even higher but personally I would prefer if “sugar hearts” was not included in the ingredients – that’s just me I’m sure. I just feel that there is enough natural sweetness from the pineapple, and I can always add sugar, whereas sifting through the tea in an attempt to pick out the sugar hearts would be more trouble than it’s worth. Still it’s a delicious tea, and I would certainly repurchase this one.

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78

Very soothing, nearly as much as Mother’s Little Helper. I get busy at work and my teas often turn cold. This flavor holds up, equally good hot and cold.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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79
drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

In july I cracked a tooth and it was incredibly painful. Due to the health professional shortage in my wonderful province, it still hasn’t come out of my mouth and I have 3 weeks to wait to see a dentist. Antibiotics helped, not anymore.
So, I woke up at 6am in excruciating pain and decided to clean my house before I start this busy day. House is still quiet if you ignore the dishwasher and snoring dogs that followed me downstairs.
I thought this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some Genmaicha. I was certain I messed up my last attempt and I was right! This cup is toasty, not overly rice-y. Unfortunately I hear movement upstairs which means it’s time for me start breakfast. Someday, Genmaicha, someday.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
softrevolution

I hope you can get in to see a dentist soon, that sounds like ouch! Feel better :)

Ninavampi

I hate tooth aches… It is horrible that they make you wait so long!

BoxerMama

It’s true tooth aches are the worst. I’m going to call the dentist today and beg to get in sooner.

Will Work For Tea

I had tooth problems for a couple months after a crown was put on a few years ago – turned out I needed a root canal. Totally feel your pain – hang in there!

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drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

I have now broken two cheap-o electric kettle and realized it’s time to invest. So, this morning I got to boil water in a pot on the stove top. . . like some kind of cave woman! ;)
It actually made it easier to get the temp right which was nice. Used my little DT timer/thermometre. But, for some reason it doesn’t taste as good ad when I got it in store. It’s still quite good, but not what I remembered. I remember a very toasty taste, today I’m getting a rice-y taste. Oh well, every loose leaf cup is different!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

Too bad there’s not enough room to put BoxerMamaCaveWoman

DaisyChubb

CaveMama? :D

BoxerMama

LOL! I got home from work today and hobbled in to the kitchen and my first thought was “EXPLETIVE!” I forgot to buy a new kettle, I get to continue being CaveMama for another day or two.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
357 tasting notes

I’m just finishing off the last of this tea today. I really didn’t care much for it when I first tried it, but the more I drink it, the more it grows on me. It’s a perfect tisane for Fall, and when I sip it I’m reminded of apple cinnamon muffins baking it the oven. Mmm…I could go for that right about now.

Many of my other tisanes are tart, but this one has no tartness, and instead leans more towards tasting spiced. This isn’t one that I would care for year round, but it’ll be a seasonal Fall repurchase…hmmm…possibly Winter also.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
357 tasting notes

WHAT THE WHAT? I remember being really disappointed with this tea when I first tried it this past summer, but now I’m a little stumped as to why I didn’t like it. Can my taste in tea really be that influenced by the seasons? This tea really does taste like Autumn to me, specifically like freshly baked apple cinnamon muffins. Cinnamon isn’t typically my favorite in tea, and last time I tried this, I was probably just too disappointed that the tea didn’t taste like almonds to appreciate it for what it is. But it’s nice to mix it up a bit…upping my rating!

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I like chocolate………I like mint……..I like vanilla…..

Really, what is there not to like in this blend. Great for dessert! Nice and smooth, and all 3 flavours make an appearance.

mmmm…bedtime!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Chai Guarana by DAVIDsTEA
47 tasting notes

This tea is one of my absolute favorites. Wakes you up in the morning without the jitters that coffee gives me and tastes like a cinnamon bun.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

This is tea is so delicious! Smells like the candied nuts that the carts sell in NYC. Makes the whole house smell of fall!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Finn88

This one is one of my favorites from David’s Tea. Delish.

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100
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
5 tasting notes

Hands down, my favorite tea so far. Who can resist fun, colorful sprinkles mixed in with their rooibos?

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Finn88

This one is good! Reminds me of Oh Canada with the little candy looking Maple leaves. Don’t like the taste of Oh Canada so much though.

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78
drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

This tea is quite refreshing as an iced tea, but can also be served hot! The berry flavor is very delish!

Preparation
Boiling

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83
drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
5 tasting notes

I can successfully get more than one good cup out of a single scoop. This is a sweet tea with a fun green coloring.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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100

This tea is absolutely delicious!!

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been trying to fight off a cold for the last little while, but it looks like it finally got me ~ drat! Since my sense of taste and smell are not at their best today I figured I’d get rid of the last bit of this tea that I never really liked.

UGH!

Why does this taste so bad. There is nothing too wacky listed in the ingredients, so what gives? The first few sips are the worst. It leaves that gross coating in my mouth that makes me want to pressure wash my tongue :P

Booooooo!

Lowering my rating

p.s. If you didn’t already notice, sometimes I get a little cranky when I’m sick ~ lol!

charab

Aww, take care over there! Remember to drink lots of fluids – wait. Let me rephrase that: keep consuming tea as it is!

Rachel Sincere

Oh boy. This is one that I pulled out of the traveling tea box to try. Looking forward to it. LOL

Cavocorax

Rachel – try it iced! That…. Helps. :)

canadianadia

Thanks charab – tea always helps me feel better

Rachel – I hope you like it much more than I did. I can’t remember if I ever tried it iced (as suggested by Cavocorax) but hopefully that would be the trick to make it taste better? Good luck I look forward to reading your tealog :)

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EDIT: I bumped my rating up a smidgen after experimenting with this tea. The second brew tastes much better than the first. Cold tastes better than hot. Adding a half teaspoon of brown sugar also brings out the cherry cola taste (which really shouldn’t be a surprise considering how much sugar there is in soda, but I prefer to have my tea without adding sugar).
ORIGINAL NOTE: I must say that although I am a lover of David’s tea. This Organic Cherry Cola tea is quite disappointing for me. I loved cherry cola, whenever I was allowed to have it as a child, so I was excited to possibly find an alternative that I can enjoy that isn’t packed with sugar and carbonation. When I took my first sip, I thought I did something wrong, but looking at the other reviews, I’m not alone with getting a muddied fermented flavor. I occasionally get hints of the cherry cola flavor, but it is overpowered by what I might best describe as an earthy(?) taste…No wait, not earthy…more like a musty/dirt-ish taste? (Not sure if that description will help anyone but me – yeh…should just stick with the adjective “fermented” I suppose). I have to say that I tend to prefer green and white teas over black teas, so my palette was already biased against this tea even before the first sip. It’s not horrible, but I’m glad I only bought 14g. With all the other amazing options at David’s I wouldn’t recommend this one.

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drank Guayusa (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

Today i went to DT to pick up some essentials and I thought I would try something new to go. I got this with a bit of skim and agave. Living as close as I do I left the bag in until I got home.
I took a sip just as I walked in the door to discover the bag of floor my dog tore apart… which cutely left dough on his face. But it was a bad experience overall. It tasted like a cup of hot grass with sugar. This definitely wont find it’s way into my cupboard.

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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
627 tasting notes

I tried this in the store yesterday, it reminded me of lemonade but not nearly as good.

Daniel Scott

Hahaha, ouch. :P

I heard this one tastes like grapefruit, so I avoided the hell out of it.

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drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

WHOA! First sip made me feel like I got punched in the mouth with licorice. It was SUPER sweet and slowly took over my whole mouth. By the end of the cup my throat felt weird and so did my stomach. My husband loves it though.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
62 tasting notes

I just had to get this tea when I saw the name because i do live in Canada. Yay Canada. I love the maple in this tea. I live near a sugar bush so every time i drink this tea, it makes me more excited for the maple season.

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drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
62 tasting notes

This tea is absolutly delicious. Its a sweet pina colada taste. You don’t need sweetner for this one, but its not overpoweringly sweet either. Its just delicious.

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