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This tea is just too darn sweet for me. All candy like and super fragrant. Very cloying. It makes me want to sneeze.
I do enjoy the hibby, as it seems to try hard at balancing out the sweetness. Not hard enough. Yep, that is how naturally sweet this blend is… I’m calling on the powers of that hibby bully, and even that can’t do the job! eeesh.
Anyhow. I added some OJ and that seemed to help, making it into kindof a creamsicle feel. I’ll never finish the entire tin myself. A friend gifted me an entire DT tin of the stuff so I’ve got quite a bit! Maybe I’ll throw little baggies of it in people’s desk drawer’s for April fools day. That would be fun to watch, trying to find the source of the smell :P

Sil

weirdo..this one is GOOD! ;)

Evol Ving Ness

:)

Sil, you crack me up.

Indigobloom

lol the first time I ever tried it in store, I though it was good! but with the new artificial ingredients… bleh. Not so much anymore. Weirdo… is I! :D

Sil

maybe i haven’t had it with the new ingredients. I’ve got free tea with davids that expires soon so i need to land on what i’m picking up…may just do vanilla matcha so i can throw it in smoothies

Indigobloom

5g of sugar per serving in the vanilla matcha. I might try the kale

Evol Ving Ness

5 g sugar per serving! Barbarians.

Indigobloom

lol not bad overall. But in a smoothie I tend to add tons of fruit… so it’s generally sweet already and I prefer tart :P

Evol Ving Ness

I find myself wondering whether they have bastardized this already perfectly fine blend with extra sugar or sweetener now. Argggh, why do they need to turn tea into soda?

Indigobloom

I’ll have to see if the tin I have is identical in ingredients to the website. No “sugar” but plenty of artificial stuff. and beetroot

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#ProjectTeaWall

No, I haven’t forgotten about Project Tea Wall – I just don’t have a lot of teas left to drink for it. I realized it had been a LONG time since I crossed something off the small list though, so I tried this today as a latte! I also added a little honey, because breakfast blends are typically drank with milk and sweetener and my sweetener of choice is honey.

I’ve started doing a new thing when I make latters with honey, and that’s that I’ll add the honey to the milk as I steam it/froth it rather than to the tea as it steeps. I don’t know why, but it seems to make a difference to me as far as the finished product goes. Smoother, I guess?

This was pretty tasty; I’d say apart from the honey flavour itself and overall creaminess of the milk used this had solid notes of malt, raisin, and dates and a bit of a light floral undertone. I’d imagine as a straight tea this would be rather full bodied and brisk; as a latte it was smooth but still rich. I enjoyed it a lot, though I think Irish Breakfast is still my overall favourite breakfast blend that we carry.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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70

I had this at David’s Tea tonight after having dinner with my husband and my parents. it was lovely.

Flavors: Floral, Honey

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drank Turmeric Glow by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

Kind of a sweet after taste that I suppose is what I should have expected from a tea with carrots in it. Didn’t really taste many of the other flavorings in it besides the ginger (which was nice). Not really for me.

Flavors: Carrot, Ginger

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74
drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
42 tasting notes

Yum!

Flavors: Cocoa, Coffee

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30

Wow this tea is nasty. It’s got this strange kind of taste to it that reminds me of cinnamon apples… but not the naturally good way. It tastes just like soggy apple jacks cereal. Grossssss

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68

A little sweet, but that is in the title.

Flavors: Apple, Sugar

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77
drank The Earl's Valentine by DAVIDsTEA
1880 tasting notes

I seem to be on a chocolate/Valentines tea kick right now. This one smells incredibly good – it must be the chocolate liqueur, though the scent reminds me of Baileys almost. The tea brews up lighter than I normally care for in black teas, but it’s pretty standard for DT’s blends unfortunately. The first flavour that hits my tongue is the chocolate liqueur, sweet and decadent followed by the tang of the bergamot. The rose notes are quite subtle and most noticeable as an aftertaste.

A really enjoyable tea, despite some shortcomings, and it’s good for drinking in the afternoon when you want something a little lighter that will still give you a caffeine boost.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
62 tasting notes

This tea is bananas…b-a-n-a-n-a-s. Holy moly….listen, I dont usually like banana flavored ANYTHING. But I love anything nutty. So, because this is called banana NUT bread, I decided to give it a go. And boy am I glad I did! The dry blend is very much a trail-mix look alike. I feel like I could just eat it. Alas, I did not. I steeped a little over 1 perfect spoonful (a little over 2.5tsps) in 16 oz of water (DAVID’s Nordic Mug). I steeped it for 10 minutes at the recommendation of my fellow steepster reviewers. Once steeped, this tea smells exactly like freshly baked banana bread. I added a tiny little splash of DAVID’s vanilla agave and just the most minuscule splash of milk. Oh boy does it taste heavenly. Its sweet and nutty with a hint of banana. The banana is present, but not overpowering. The nut flavor really comes out. I am so glad I faced my banana-flavor fear and tried this. I bet it would be dang good as an iced latte!

Flavors: Baked Bread, banana, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Cinnaberry by DAVIDsTEA
42 tasting notes

Cinnaminy and a little bland about it. I’m not a fan of rooibis though, so YMMV

Flavors: Cinnamon, Rooibos

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drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
1864 tasting notes

This is one of the teas where, for no good reason, I’ve been nervous about trying. I mean, what gives?
Well, no more! I am trying things in the cupboard, and this one is up.
I’ve never had kombucha, and I can’t say it really interests me. But I do like fruit, and I like oolong, so I thought there might be a chance I’d love this.
Eh, is the answer. Its mostly a mango-y taste, which is not for me. I don’t care for mango. The oolong base is fine, nothing exceptional, and the whole thing creates a fruity, slightly earthy cup.
Meh. I’ll finish it, but then it will not be coming back.

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
36 tasting notes

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drank Honey Lullaby by DAVIDsTEA
19 tasting notes

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
62 tasting notes

Oh my goodness. I think I have some sort of a stomach flu! So, I dug through my tea stash and saw this tea & I remembered that it has peppermint in it. Hoping that the mint in the tea would calm my belly down I brewed up a cup. The dry leaf smells yummy, like vanilla and a hint of minty sweet. Brewed it smells much like vanilla and I couldn’t quite detect peppermint. On taste, vanilla is very prominent and the mint is there but I dont know…they dont compliment each other well in this tea. It wasn’t for me, unfortunately. There was a strange taste to it that I can’t put my finger on.

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drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

I had this earlier. It tasted fine by me. I really enjoyed the juniper. It tastes exactly as a medicinal, herbal, tea would taste like, but maybe a little too light (which threw me off guard). Then again, I will try steeping it longer. I was just apprehensive to steep it more than 3 minutes because of the green tea, but I think there is enough rooibos to mask any extreme bitterness. OH! Also I actually did appreciate how underplayed the lemongrass was, because sometimes I just hate lemongrass.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

Okay, okay. Something sweet. It’s not very aggressive though, and I kind of want that (maybe it’s because I only steeped it for 3 minutes). All I’m getting is this maple flavor, not much of a scent.

I feel like it could be better, and I will give it more chances.

Flavors: Caramel, Maple, Maple Syrup

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Sakura Cherry by DAVIDsTEA
1067 tasting notes

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drank Berry Romantic by DAVIDsTEA
14 tasting notes

A very complex taste, but I think it can best be summed up as berries and cream. Quite enjoyable.

Flavors: Creamy, Stewed Fruits, Strawberry

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Mint Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
537 tasting notes

This one is minty and sweet, but not too grassy which is nice. I’ve had my small amount for quite a while so I’m trying to use it up, but I definitely don’t grab for it very often. I much prefer the vanilla and the fruity ones that they’ve had. I really hope strawberry makes a comeback because YUM!

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54

Kinda weak, but basically, yep it’s a spearmint tea.

Flavors: Spearmint

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100
drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
36 tasting notes

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drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
42 tasting notes

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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
146 tasting notes

This tea is generally a comforting cuppa for me. As long as its steeped correctly. I’m not sure whether it has that hot cocoa taste to it, but it might have a hint of it. This is one blend that has coconut, but I surprisingly love. The coconut doesn’t stand out, it’s more of that white/black tea blend and I’m guessing the Roman chamomile in it. All together makes for a lovely tea.

Flavors: Cocoa, Coconut

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

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