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85
drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

I was sold by the cute logo on the front! A strawberry doing yoga? I can’t think of anything that more appeals to my sensibilities.

The tea is super yummy – different than anything I would usually pick out. I love the fruity taste and it smells like Fruit Stripe gum. Nice and relaxing, definitely feels good to sip a cup after doing some yoga.

Flavors: Raspberry, Strawberry

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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70
drank Mint To Be (Organic) by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

A decent tea.. usually not a fan of mint teas but this one was not overly minty and had a nice coconut undertone

Flavors: Coconut, Peppermint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Chris Coppens

Sounds good, I would definitely like to try it sometime!

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80
drank Juicy Orange by DAVIDsTEA
24 tasting notes

As people have said before: an unapologetic orange tea. Punchy and tart and refreshing. Awesome iced, and hot with a bit of vanilla syrup. My family adores it, we ordered several tins.

Flavors: Orange

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
24 tasting notes

Delicious! Toasty coconut with just a hint of sweet floral lavender. I adore coconut, so this was my idea of perfect. Excellent with a baby-tiny-bit of sweetener and a hint of half&half. One of my favorites of David’s lineup.

Flavors: Coconut, Lavender, Toasty

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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15
drank Pu'erh Ginger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
35 tasting notes

Edit: I’m not sure what’s going on with this post, but the small paragraph I wrote shows up multiple times and can’t be edited for some reason. My apologies. There is some kind of glitch.

Ehh.. Not my favourite. This is the first cup in a very long time that I couldn’t finish.

Ehh.. Not my favourite. This is the first cup in a very long time that I couldn’t finish.I’m not sure if it’s the ginger that I find too strong (it definitely burns on the tongue, but I like the Super Ginger, so I’m not sure what’s going on here), or that I feel like it’s missing some other component to balance all of that ginger. I found the base tea to have an almost salty taste to it. I’ve had other pu-erh blends that I’ve enjoyed, so although I’m inexperienced I don’t think it’s a general pu-erh thing I don’t like. Something about this is just off to me. Maybe I’d like it better if I used some form of sweetener or blended it with something sweeter. I do tend to enjoy a bit of sweetness in otherwise spicy teas.

Ehh.. Not my favourite. This is the first cup in a very long time that I couldn’t finish.I’m not sure if it’s the ginger that I find too strong (it definitely burns on the tongue, but I like the Super Ginger, so I’m not sure what’s going on here), or that I feel like it’s missing some other component to balance all of that ginger. I found the base tea to have an almost salty taste to it. I’ve had other pu-erh blends that I’ve enjoyed, so although I’m inexperienced I don’t think it’s a general pu-erh thing I don’t like. Something about this is just off to me. Maybe I’d like it better if I used some form of sweetener or blended it with something sweeter. I do tend to enjoy a bit of sweetness in otherwise spicy teas.I’ll stick to Super Ginger for my stomach ache tea needs.

Flavors: Broth, Ginger, Salty, Spicy

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
boychik

Did you rinse it twice?

M

I did not. Maybe I’ll try rinsing it and give it another shot.

boychik

Rinse and then pause for few min. Let the leaves open up. I never tried this particular one. But that’s what usual procedure for ripe/shou puerh. Sheng or raw needs quick steeps almost flash otherwise it’s very bitter.

M

Thanks! I’ll give that a try and then see if it changes my opinion.

mrmopar

boychik , where did you learn this rinse and wait technique from? LOL!

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76

The taste is very mildly apple, but it smells like butter.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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85
drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

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83

This was a very pleasant tea, the nutty flavor was very enjoyable. Shout out to meganxpink for the share.

Flavors: Almond, Cinnamon, Walnut

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 15 sec
Megan

I’m glad we can both agree on such a splendid tea

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88

Phenomenal tea.. very fruity and smooth and the lovely bright red colour really cheers up your day

Flavors: Rhubarb, Strawberry

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Chris Coppens

I agree, this flavor is quite delectable.

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82
drank Chai Guarana by DAVIDsTEA
81 tasting notes

I wanted something to replace a cup of coffee in my day, and I gave this tea a try. It’s got yerba mate (roasted) for high caffeine, and some of my favorite chai spices. The nuance of the spices are more prevalent in the smell of the dry leaf, and tend to get drowned out by cinnamon in the brewed tea. The toasted yerba mate is great, not as astringent as black tea but with a nice warm body flavor, almost like a nuttier hojicha. The spices trick me into thinking this is sweeter than it is, with lots of cinnamon and ginger and just a hint of anise, it feels like a spicy baked cookie. A really great take on mate and worth the change of pace.

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Ginger, Spices, Toasted, Vanilla

Kristal

If only I could handle that amount of caffiene! I would love to try this :(

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60
drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

Eh. It’s almost a strange relief to find a tea I’m really not thrilled about because it means that’s one less to get a larger bag or tin of. Means I can put my student budget back towards food! Huzzah!

Anyway, this just really didn’t leave much of an impression on me. I had it a week ago, wasn’t particularly anything about it, then today kind of forced myself to give it another shot. And I’m still not particularly anything about it. It’s not especially caramel-y as I’d hoped, I do get the salt, but in absence of the caramel it’s a bit lonely. It tastes fine and all, just indistinct to me.

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80
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

This smells so much like chocolate that I’m really surprised that it’s not in the ingredients list! My coworkers agreed when I brewed it at work today.

This tea is really delicious, the balance of peppermint and black tea is very good.

Flavors: Chocolate, Peppermint, Vanilla

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65

Slightly bitter green tea, but the jasmine scent is nice, not too weak. I steep it multiple times at work, it is best after the third steeping.

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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70
drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

I enjoy this tea more than I thought I would. I got a sample of it in my advent calendar, and I liked it so much that I just bought a 125g tin of it when I saw it on sale at my local store.

Once brewed this tea mainly tastes like green rooibos (which is one of my favourite teas), but a bit creamy and sweet. The spices are pretty subtle.

It’s good on its own, but even better with a bit of milk.

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90

This tea reminds me of Sleepytime only better.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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84
drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

I’m just going to say it and get it out of the way. It looks like swamp water. To be more graphic, this tea is what my grandfather would’ve called baby-shit green. You’re lucky you smell so good, Mulberry Magic! As a fan of nuts in general and macadamia nuts in particular, I really liked this. Tasted like a macadamia nut cookie (this was with the addition of honey), and some green and leafy flavour that I really can’t put my finger on. Maybe once I’ve tried more tea, I’ll be able to peg what that is exactly, but for now it’s just “leafy”. My immense powers of deduction tell me it’s probably the mulberry leaves (I know, right?!) but I’m not sure what it’d be best compared to. It isn’t too brazen at least, it isn’t like grass clippings or anything, so I found it to be quite a nice sip nearing the end of the day.

… I munched on a dry leaf and it kind of reminds me of broccoli, of all things.

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95
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

The smell is what makes this tea special. It reminds me of apple strudel.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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85
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

One of my favourite teas. I love everything from the bright pink colour to the fruity and nutty mixture. The perfect tea for a day when you need cheering up. I read that this tea can be mixed with others, I look forward to trying :)

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Cinnamon

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Chris Coppens

We can combine all the teas to make a super tea!

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86
drank Yellow Gem by DAVIDsTEA
334 tasting notes

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Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

Very nutty, it doesn’t tase a thing like baklava but it is quite pleasant nonetheless. I’d say it has more of an archetypal “christmas” flavour than anything. I really enjoy this tea however, especially on a cold morning when reading. Best served hot.

I will however say, that you do not get your moneys worth compared to other teas by DAVIDStea. I was a bit disgruntled when I opened the jar to find a bag of dried fruit and nuts, with very little tea.

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Cinnamon, Walnut

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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90
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

The smell of this tea reminds me of winter and is definitely a delicious one too! The tartness of the hibiscus is balanced by the coconut, apple and cinnamon. The papaya and pineapple add a slight fruitiness! Perfect served hot or over ice as a teapop :)

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Coconut, Hibiscus, Pineapple

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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67
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

When I first had this tea i was very surprised. I usually like my teas pretty strong in taste, but I was in the mood for something with less of a kick and more of a subtle tone. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but even though i put less than i usually use, it still had that beautiful red color-and a fruity kick! I was not expecting it, so i couldn’t tell if I liked it. I had it again recently at a good friends house and I was satisfied. Not a favorite, but I needed to blog about it.

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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79

A nice peppermint tea with nice subtle hints of chocolate and vanilla. Very enjoyable, I have to thank meganxpink for sharing it!

Flavors: Chocolate, Peppermint, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 15 sec
Megan

Glad you enjoyed this festive specialty !

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90

Pleasant vegetal buttery roasted green.

Flavors: Butter, Nutty, Spinach, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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