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73

I think I get this tea now (that I’m almost done the bag.. :( ), though I still think milk/cream brings out its best attributes – i.e. malty sweetness. There could still be a place for it in my collection.

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

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73

Not bad, but still not get anything spectacular out of this one

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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73

It’s good, and milk brings out the malty characteristics, but at this price point I’d rather invest in something finer and more complex to my palate such as Darjeeling or a Chinese black

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93
drank The Immunizer by DAVIDsTEA
516 tasting notes

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93
drank The Immunizer by DAVIDsTEA
516 tasting notes

Tried this in store today. Usually I’m a little wary of cinnamon in my tea, but it worked well with the other flavours. More peppy than a cold remedy usually is (maybe because I unintentionally steeped it for almost twenty minutes, oops?), very enjoyable and gave me a boost for the rest of the day. Want to try another cup of it before I decide whether or not to add it to the roster.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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83
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
974 tasting notes

This one is raspberry and coconut with a darkish black base. It resteeps well, and really makes a great dessert tea. I am not sure it is one I could drink frequently, but it is definitely a treat! Thank you to ladykittykat for an awesome swap!

I am onto my third? sample of David’s Tea. All I have to say is that I am jealous of my Canadian tea drinker friends. I think David’s has great quality from all that I have had a chance to try thus far. And for some of you, you can visit the shop! I am still trying to get to a shop that does not start with ‘T’. I have a feeling, that if I were able to shop for tea in person, I would be drowning in tea, rather than just swimming in it!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
aisling of tea

It wasn’t until I started swapping that I realized how lucky I am to be able to visit a DavidsTea any time I please. I’ve tried quite a few other companies by now, but DavidsTea still remains the best, IMHO.

And yay swaps! Let me know if there’s anything else you want to try! .

Uniquity

No worries…there are always those of us in the Great White North who will help a fellow David’s Tea lover out. I didn’t realize how lucky I was to have two in my neighbourhood until I learned that you need $50 to make free shipping. Of course, that’s all too easy to do but I LOVE to smell their teas!

QuiltGuppy

I just received a package from DavidsTea today. It’s really quick! The $50/free shipping applies to the USA, too. :)

SimplyJenW

QuiltGuppy- I knew that about David’s, but sometimes it is hard to jump in for $50 if you don’t know what you are getting. That is why I so appreciate those that have swapped David’s samples with me…. I will order at some point for sure, now that I know it is worth it!

QuiltGuppy

Believe me, I know nothing is more disappointing than ordering a bag of tea that I don’t like. (I wish they had samples.) However, it also gives ammunition for swapping. I have several of the teas from there, too, so if there’s something you want to try, I may have it!

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92

Cream, Caramel, Rooibos – sums it up! And end result…it’s darn good :)

Thanks LiberTEAs!

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96
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
1350 tasting notes

I’m a little surprised by this one. I coldbrewed it overnight, and it turned out weak and bitter. Full disclosure, this particular package was very, very old, but even if it had been fresh, I don’t think I would have liked it. This is a tea best served hot, methinks.

I’m not going to adjust my rating, because it’s likely my fault for the tea being so old.

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96
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
1350 tasting notes

Day 13 of the Advent Calendar that we forgot about until this morning >.

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96
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
1350 tasting notes

My second roll of the day turned up this one and I couldn’t be happier! So delicious, I love the almond flavor and I’m a girly-girl at heart. I love that it steeps up pink! squee! We’re almost out of this one, we need to restock soon!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
1350 tasting notes

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96
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
1350 tasting notes

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45

-Review for the hot tea, NOT iced.
-Try it as a popsicle, not as a hot drink.

Balance : Really bad.
Special characteristic : You can make popsicle with it!
Worth the taste : 7.50$ for 50g, not really…

Full taste :
1. The white chocolate creaminess.
2. A LOTS of orange flavor.

That’s it.
The smell is awesome, but not the taste.

Overall : When you taste this tea HOT, the taste won’t come. Try it as a popsicle, not as a hot drink.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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43

A little better this time but still struggling to taste TEA in this..

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43

Ok, so I knew it was going to be intense, but wow… I got a whole tin because I really want to give this one a good chance to grow on me. A lot of people are saying it takes them some time before they can appreciate it. For now, the flavour profile includes my grandparents’ wood stove. I’m sure I’ll get back with more later..

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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95

Nabbed a bag of this new tea today. It smells strangely like bananas. It’s lovely and sweet. The raspberries hit first, and the chocolate is kind of a wispy after taste. It’s rich, but really easy to drink. Really juicy.

I’ve resteeped it a couple of times and it’s still good, so it looks like it’ll be going into the travel mug. Definitely a keeper!

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81

So…here it is. I ran out of Dayquil today and I was miserable. I made a cup of this and I really am feeling better…I can breathe and my throat isn’t hurting as much and I feel less like death.

That all being said, I had to treat this like medicine, I could not stand the taste. My tastebuds could be off or it could be the fact that I’ve got chicken soup, bravissimo, and this in front of me and I’m switching between the three, but I found very little pleasure in the taste.

But hey, if it makes me feel better, who cares? It just won’t be one I drink when I’m not sick. The rating is based solely on how it made me feel so much better, and has nothing to do with taste.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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79
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
53 tasting notes

My last cup…the rest is on its way to another Jen. I really liked this tea, and it was my second from DavidsTea (first was milk oolong!). I apparently have never logged it.

The scent from this tea is enticing. When I brew it at work, you can smell it throughout my entire section. It even caused a colleague to go buy some herself. It raises comments when I bring a cup in meetings.

The scent is heavenly, the chocolate and mint combination perfect. For anyone who likes a peppermint tea, this one is very minty, and marries the chocolate tones nicely. I could drink this forever — certainly I need to restock!

The only thing I would change, are the scary red lips. While pretty, I doubt they add anything but extra chemicals to my cup. I’d love to see them gone, or a list of ingredients to reassure me that they are not as evil as they look!

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

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75
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

I really like this one. Initially, I was reluctant because I though it would be similar to read my lips, which I do enjoy, but am not over the moon about. Having said that however, I really do love this tea! I like it when I’m in the mood for a good full-bodied black tea but don’t want to fall back on the usual Earl Grey or orange pekoe. I really enjoy the blending of chocolate and strawberry and the general balance of flavors that really stand out rather than becoming a muddles mess. I drink this one with 2% and a teensy bit of agave if my sweet tooth is wanting attention. I will be getting this again :)

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94
drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

I loved this tea! I will definitely need to restock next time I’m at David’s. I take this one either as it is or with a teeny bit of honey. I ran out before I could try it with agave, but I feel like that would be just as excellent. It did well on multiple steepings and the flavor profile did not change drastically. A great tasting tea: I enjoyed the mild nuttiness with the mulberry.

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86
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

I was really pleased with this one. I had it as a tea to-go with a little bit of agave and had to restrain myself from turning around going back to grab a tin of it. This one is great steeped for short or longer periods, and either without or with just a little bit of agave. I haven’t tried it with milk, though I don’t think you’d really need it. The flavors were nicely balanced and it is excellent freshly steeped and hot, or forgotten-on-the-counter cold/iced. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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100
drank Fruité Maté by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

This tea really grew on me and I’m disappointed that they’ve discontinued it in stores. My tin just ran out too :( I drank this almost constantly for two weeks straight at the end of the semester and boy did it make a difference. Hot or cold, with a tiny bit of honey, and no milk is the way to go with this one. I liked a steep time of at least three minutes, and let it sit for as long as an hour in some cases when I forgot about it. A very tasty tea.

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

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