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59
drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
31 tasting notes

I bought this tea for my mother, who is a really big fan of cherries. I myself, well, let’s just say cherries and I haven’t been friendly since I was in the fourth grade. I did give this one a try though. The smell in the bag was lovely so I thought it only fair to give it a chance. Even steeped, this tea smells lovely. The cherry flavor really does come through and it was sweet enough on its own. I second the smell of sour cherry gummy candies. That’s exactly what it smells like. How does it taste? Not exactly like sour cherry candies. It has a hint of a floral note and I suspect a longer steep would bring about an even stronger hibiscus note, of which I am really not a big fan, so I’ll definitely be sure to keep the steeping time at under 6 minutes in future. This tea was nice, but I think it would suit my tastes better iced. The after-taste is pleasant and fruity, but even after finishing two cups, the taste of white tea was nowhere to be found. I also can’t taste any of the mango. Regardless, as a non-fan of cherries, I really did enjoy this tea. Not amazing, but definitely nice.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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92

I was really bummed that this tea wasn’t a permanent part of the Davids collection. I walked in to the store to restock and they were completely out! Then I rushed home and bought two 100g tins online. I was so pleased that i didn’t miss out on restocking this tea, because it is phenomenally good. I can’t get enough of it….. then it turns out it’s permanent. Yay!
My all-time favorite tea is Davids’ Exotica, so I knew I’d like this citrus tea, but holy moley, the mint really makes it pop. It’s like nothing I’ve ever tried/expected before in a tea. It gives the tea that that nice cool sensation at the end of a sip after the sweet citrus taste of a creamsicle almost. Even warm, this tea is refreshing on a hot day. I drank this tea all summer, even in 38 degree weather! It was THAT good. So glad I got the chance to try this and stocked up on a generous amount when I thought it was going to be gone for good.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Faith

It is permanent now…

Femo

Yes, I am aware! It was made permanent the week after I bought 200g of it online. It’s a good thing too, because I was probably going to end up being quite stingy with my stock.

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82
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

The smell reminds me of key lime soda, if it tastes that good I’ll be impressed!

Tried this hot first, not really a fan. The flavour doesn’t stand out, but I can definitely taste the yogurt pieces…

So, I let it cool in the fridge and WOW! What a difference! This is a tea that is really supposed to be iced, all the flavours come out: lime, lemongrass, hints of pineapple, a creaminess which must be the yogurt, with the slightest taste of fresh green tea. Almost does taste like key lime soda, just without the fizz and the sugar-rush.

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

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73
drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

I like this tea…it was my first David’s tea package I finished! I like most things that have coconut in them so this is a good one for that:)

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91
drank Cinnamon Heart by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

(Please note: I combined this tea with Ginger Pu’erh, to make a full pot of tea)

Good Gawd! I really read to get more of this for my cupboard for evenings where a little cinnamon is needed to calm me.

I would suggest against enjoying a bath with this tea, as I could smell the less appealing notes of the pu-erh. But the cinnamon taste ran right along the center of my tongue, from tip to back, and it did not take me long to polish off the entire pot!

Note, I used 1.5tsps for agave to sweeten the 32oz pot.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Cinnamon Heart by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

I tried to do two steeps of this one.. umm contrary to popular belief pu’erhs are not meant to be steeped more than once – or maybe this one is not of the right quality?

Either way, this tea is yet another that I will want to purchase more of, the cinnamon was sweetened by pu’erh tea and not as intense as the name suggested, but so yummyI think I inhaled rather than sipped and savoured this one!

Dorothy

I don’t think David’s pu-erh blends are a good representation of pu-erh in general. When you’re resteeping this, you’re also counting on the black tea and spices to stay strong in the next cup. If you get your hands on 100% pu-erh, it is good to try a series of short resteeps.

Cattibrie

Didn’t they discontinue this one? Or am I thinking of something else?

aisling of tea

They discontinued their Caravan Earl Grey, which was a pu-erh, if that’s what you’re thinking of. Cinnamon Heart is still available online?

Cattibrie

Maybe. I know I saw a list somewhere of the discontinued teas but I have no idea where that was so maybe I was dreaming that this one was on it. Wish they would have one though. I hate finding one I really like and then not being able to get it again.

aisling of tea

Me too. A simple announcement would be nice.

MaddHatter

Though I am not educated enough with pu’erhs, DMTea, I think (you are right) should I find a REAL Pu’erh I will have a better experience with re-steeping.

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100

My new favourite! I love the interesting combo of refreshing mint, citrus & berries. Delicious hot and even better cold! David, you hit this one out of the park

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

32oz tea pot ~ Check
Nepal Black ~ Check
An hour to myself ~ Check!

I only put two perfect scoops into the basket this time, because last night I noticed that when I put three scoops of black tea in to the basket I ended up with a brew that is “too much tea” that I had an espresso black liqueur.

I could have used maybe a half perfect scoop more? Or maybe not? Right now it is perfect enough with 2 perfect scoops to not need any milk or cream. I should have bought a pot long ago because I am finding that I am brewing delicious pots, this tea has gone up a few points for me.

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

You’re going to turn out like me…… drinking 10 pots a day…..

MaddHatter

I hope not then again, I could happily drink oolongs all day long!

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92
drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

This one is another of my 10g purchase and I think I just might go back for more of this one!!

I also noticed this would be a pretty one to watch unfurl (or steep) in a glass bodum or clear glass tea pot as the leaves really open up as they steep. I should mention I almost passed on purchasing some of this because it had that mouldy grass scent that makes my stomach go BLECK and my face to pinch, but after a second sniff, I realised it was more sweet than mouldy.

Steeped it makes me think of orange pekoe in a way and I want to add cream to it and curl up with a book rather than go to work this morning. But alas one must do just that.

There is an astringency that I am learning to notice and it is not overly unpleasant, this is defiantly a tea that is going on the “Must buy more of” list, but I have to make it through all these other teas I have first.

Hello, my name is Erin, and I have a compulsive tea purchasing habit, it has been merely 12hrs since I last purchased tea…

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

Hey, we are here to support and encourage this addiction. If you feel the need to purchase tea, I’ll sit down with you! (well, if I ever swing by your area haha)

Jenn

“Hello Erin!”
The sad thing is that we’d most likely serve tea at our support meetings.

MaddHatter

LOL,isn’t that the truth! ;o)

ssajami

How about we call the group T.E.A. – tea enthusiasts anonymous. And we HAVE to serve tea at the meetings :)

Now about this Nepal tea, tell me, does it taste a little bit like a Darjeeling? I bought a Nepalese tea (different vendor) and it was very similar in character to a Darjeeling. Sadly, I don’t like Darjeeling, and so this tea was not for me.

MaddHatter

I am not sure, it smells similar, but I think the taste is more orange pekoe, but that is about all I have tasted. Darjeelings smell like mouldy grass to me and so I have yet to actually try one.

Wayne

I find it smells quite like Darjeeling (esp steeped) but then doesn’t have that strong “muscatel” taste

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91

Very very similar to Mother’s Little Helper, maybe sweeter. Definitely did the trick and made me very sleepy but I still prefer Mother’s Little Helper.

T joy

I think the same thing!

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69
drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
60 tasting notes

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Ummm, I am glad I only bought 10g of this, it smells mostly Rooibos and I want to say honeybush, but I am not sure. There is no raspberry scent or taste, but I have yet to sip this tea, I am waiting for it to cool.

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

bleck! I just took this out of the freezer (attempt at flash cooling) all I can taste and smell is red rooibos… No sweet and tart raspberry.

Dorothy

Yeah that was my impression of this tea too. I’m not sure why raspberry is in the name if you can’t even taste it. :(

Jenn

My sentiments exactly!

MaddHatter

Maybe I got a batch that has been on the shelf too long? But I bought it at a DAVIDs that has been only open a month, so that does not make sense..

Jenn

I think that they just missed the mark on this one. I have such a huge respect for DAVID’s Tea, but every company has a dud once in awhile.

Uniquity

I bought this one and have always felt fuped. I occasionally get a lemongrass taste (if I remember correctly) but otherwise it’s just rooibos. I have learned in the last little while that if you are disappointed with a tea and bring it back in and tell them so, you get either a trade or a refund. Now, 10 g may seem like a small amount to haggle over but since I had bought a full tin of it I wish I had known way back when. : (

ps – I can’t believe this one has never been discontinued..I don’t know anyone that truly enjoys it, yet my favourites disappear regularly!

Uniquity

**duped, NOT fuped!

MaddHatter

Yes, I over heard the other day that their “Throat Soother” tea has just been discontinued! gasp

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67
drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

I only purchased 10g of this today, as I am noticing I have a lot of teas in my cupboard from DAVIDs that seem to get forgotten or lost simply because they are not my “cup of tea” (pardon the pun)

This one smells like a coffee lovers dream come true, if they were ever to branch out from coffee. I have the cream in the fridge in case this one needs a little help. I also should mention that I only put in a tsp of this tea into a T-sac, as I find most of DAVIDs teas are slightly over powering in flavours. I have just enough left that if I need that other 1/4 tsp for the next cup it will be there.

The tea makes me think of Sunday afternoons reading a book on my Kobo while rain pelts the window behind my reading chair.

More on the taste after it finishes steeping.

I don’t quite taste the chocolate or caramel notes, but this is a tea I will certainly place on my purchase list, I will need more of this one. I might add a little cream just to see how it plays with the chocolate and caramel notes in the tea.

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

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36
drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

The dry smells very fruity and good. The steeped tisane smells tarter… like goji and lemon with a faint hint of melon -so it’s smelling pleasantly like its ingredients. Good so far!

Brewed as prescribed, this is another tisane that comes across as a bit watery. It is pleasantly and lightly tart, with a citrusy-berry flavor that lingers a little.

It’s another for trades, for me. I don’t care for it enough to have any more but could see how someone into tisanes might like it.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Green & Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

The kids at work had the last of this tea, it was worth sharing, they went nuts over it!

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

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94
drank Green & Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

omg, OMG, OMG!!! Oh My God!!

I waltzed into DAVIDs today with the intent of buying 10g of 10 teas that I am not 100% sure I will be crazy for right off, and this was the tea I purchased as my “to-go” tea and why I did not get 100g+ to take home with me I do not know! I have yet to meet a tea at DAVIDs that has papaya in it that I did not like.

This will be on my permanent shelf for when I want something cold to drink, that does not have the incredibly high sugars of juice.

Last sip…. Oooooo, my GAWD!

Jenn

Such a good tea! It was one of my first from DAVIDs and it’s one of my faveroites :)

MaddHatter

So good! If I was not running out of cupboard space I would have gone back for 100g today… lol

Erin Hurley

So much OMG here. Maybe next month. I’ve already spent my entire tea budget!

MaddHatter

It is really good, REALLY good, and since I am trying to break my Crystal Light habit (Bad me, BAD!) this is better than crystal light and twice as tasty.

Jenn

You are some kind of evil tea genius! The flavor combo totally makes sense and I can’t wait to mix some up.

MaddHatter

I think this one would work with Lemonade if I were to serve it to children, but no Crystal Light, I am trying to get away from “Chemicals in a bottle”

MaddHatter

Taryn, that’s odd. I was told they can’t do anything under 10g because the scale doesn’t register the price correctly. Hmmm, where ever you are getting your DAVIDs from is using poor customer service.

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81
drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

Another white tea problem solved by using a lower steep temp + short steep!

I’m down to my last cup of this, not sure if I will get more once it is gone. It’s pretty expensive considering all the heavy fruit bits that take up space, plus I much rather Strawberry White’s subtle flavour. It is a nice “company tea” though, that always seems to elicit swoons whenever I serve it.

All-in-all though, this is a nice, fruity tea. If steeped according to DAVIDsTEA’s instructions I find that the cherry overwhelms the delicate white tea base, but once I steeped it using the 30sec @ 80°C method it mellowed out considerably! From my last 2tsp I was able to get 3 steeps all increasing in flavour! Hmmm… odd, but effective.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec
AliPants

Just so you know – They’ve discontinued Strawberry white. Stock up if you can!!!! If not, they’re coming out with a comparable white. It won’t be the same though.

Faith

Whaaaaaaaaaat! My heart is breaking! Thanks for the heads-up Alipants.

AliPants

I know man, I was upset when I found out too!!! Still not 100% sure if it’s true.. It’s definitely off the shelves though :-(

Faith

According to another source it’s not being discontinued, just “reblended”…

AliPants

Hmmmm. Well I hope that’s what it really is, and that I was misinformed! But “reblending” is what they also said they were doing to the old ayurvedic line. Time will only tell. :-(

Faith

True, true.

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81
drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

My sister-in-law had the first steep, I got the second and it was actually pretty decent. More cherry than tea, but tasty nonetheless.

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

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81
drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

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

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81
drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

Initially this tea smells like sour cherry gummies, but what about the taste?

The first thing I taste are the cherries—tart, juicy cherries— with hints of apple and the slightest bit of white tea base, no mango though, although the description says that there is mango in this tea. Maybe I just need to mix up my bag a little better to get some mango bits in there for next time. All-in-all, a pleasant, easy-drinking tea. Not too sweet or overpowering, but I do wonder why they put such a strong flavour (cherry) with a base of white tea? Probably could’ve just left the white tea out entirely and it would have tasted the same…

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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81
drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

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86
drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

Tried it for the first time today. I loved the smell of it but the taste was slightly different than what I expected. I’m looking forward to trying it hot, see if it’s better.

foogirl73

This is currently my favourite tea!!

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90
drank Kabusecha by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

I’m back! And boy, have I been busy since I last posted!

In baby news: a week after my son’s due date I finally went into real labour… after drinking gallons of raspberry leaf tea (to no avail) and going for a labour-inducing acupressure massage (which seemed to do the trick). Baby boy, Finntan, was born at 8am on April 12th. I won’t go into great detail about the labour, but it was one of the hardest things I have ever done. Thankfully we were discharged that night since:
a) my mom is one of the delivery Doctors and I used that to my advantage…
b) the hospital was short on rooms already, why keep us there when we had no complications?
c) it’s hard to relax and/or sleep when it seems like every time you settle down someone must check on you or the baby for whatever reason.

Settling at home, with a toddler and newborn has been smoother than expected, but my husband went back to work today and the in-laws leave tomorrow… so we’ll see how much of my sanity remains at the end of the week.

On our first excursion out we went to the mall and I just had to stop by the DAVIDsTEA to refill my Creme Caramel Rooibos tin (the tot has been drinking this one like there’s no tomorrow!) and pick up some others: Pure Vanilla and Bollywood Chai. Yet, lately I’ve been craving straight, pure tea and since I haven’t drank this since last year it’s about time I had some (plus it’ll probably get stale soon).

It’s smooth, lightly vegetal, hints of cream or butter, with a fresh, sweet finish that lingers and exactly what I’ve been craving during this crazy week of newborn/in-laws/adjustments.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

congratulations!

Lala

Congrats!

Cavocorax

Congrats! And that’s great that you didn’t have to stay!

Also, I should try this tea!

Kittenna

Really belated congrats! I’ve been on here too sporadically to have caught this post (or any of your other ones). I hope things are still going well with baby :D

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