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90

Very nice bedtime tea. One of my first pickups from David’sTEA and definitely one of my favorites. Very light but has a good flavor. Turns red when you let it steep.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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90
drank Three Wishes Tea by DAVIDsTEA
14 tasting notes

This was one of the first teas in my tea cupboard years ago. I love jasmine blends, and that love started with this tea! I know it supposedly is a black and green blended tea, but I can’t really tell that it’s got black tea in it. Sadly, they’ve discontinued it. I went into a David’s Tea a while back, and not only did I discover this, but I managed to buy the last they had of it! So I apologize to anyone who came in after me and wanted one last tin of it. I’ll have to see how long I can make it last.

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97
drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
248 tasting notes

I’ve bought this tea twice before, but I recently ran out and so I purchased a sample with the others I bought from Tea in Spoons. I have not had it in months, so I forgot how good it was. I love the sweetness of the rooibos base with the creamy brown sugar flavour. This also makes an amazing latte or after dinner “dessert”. I usually just keep the tea bag in and keep refilling the cup to make several steepings instead of timing when to take the teabag out. I love how forgiving rooibos is.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Cream, Custard, Milk, Rooibos, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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95
drank Ginger Beer by DAVIDsTEA
21 tasting notes

Im so sad I only discovered this a few weeks before learning it was being discontinued! This is something I would never have picked by myself, but I ended up at David’s at the mall while I was getting a cold and wanted something spicy and the sales girl recommended this. And it turned out being great! To me its like a watered down apple juice, with a spike of of spicy ginger…which becomes stronger and stronger the more you let it steep. but its very soothing…sweet but spicy at the same time. The only problem with this tea is it takes a lot more per use..you really need to use at least a full tbsp per serving…so you end up finishing a package very quickly. But I wish it would have stuck around, I’ve tried some other ginger teas from Davids and none have the sweetness balance right like this one does.

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79
drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
21 tasting notes

I was not interested in this one of the summer/iced teas being offered this year, but ordered samples of it anyways. I ended up liking it the most of the collection. It’s a really nice different fruity blend, I definitely taste the mango, but its supplemented with orange flavor. It’s very nice and sweet, its like a watered down mango-y juice, which for 0 calories is actually pretty good! I don’t know if I would call it a favorite or a staple, but its a nice change and certainly one of the better fruit flavored teas I’ve tried.

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60
drank Caribbean Crush by DAVIDsTEA
21 tasting notes

I was really excited to try this given its fun name and the list of ingredients, because I love tropical scented/flavored things. Unfortunately I’d have to call this one a miss. A more accurate name for it would be cran-apple tea. Its 80% apple pieces from what I can see (hardly any pineapple or papaya as listed, and certainly not much discernible taste of either of those in the tea either) with a hint of sour/tart from the cranberry bits. Its not a bad tea, its just not unique, and certainly not tropical. Very generic and very much like many other fruity with a hint of tartness teas that Davids offers consistently. If you’re curious about this one I definitely recommend getting a sample or small amount before purchasing because it really doesn’t live up to its name at all. So overall..fruity, mild, tasty…but nothing you probably haven’t already tried if you’ve bought fruity teas from Davids before.

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60
drank Caribbean Crush by DAVIDsTEA
21 tasting notes

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I am not going to rate this tea because I do not like marzipan and I feel like it would be unfairly low. That being said, I thought this tea had a strong nutty marzipan taste, over top of a mild green tea base. There is nothing artificial or “off” about the flavour, and I think all the undertones go really well together.

I highly recommend this tea to those who enjoy almonds and marzipan desserts because I do think this is a great blend. I expect I would have given this tea a very high score if it weren’t for personal bias. The sweetness is obvious, like what you would expect from blackberry leaves or an almond itself. This would make an amazing latte for those who take their teas with milk. The tea is also really strong so you only have to brew for 3 minutes. You can, however, keep the teabag in a bit longer.

Flavors: Almond, Marzipan, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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94

I got a sample of this from Tea in Spoons and I adore it! I’m going to buy a big bag of it as soon as I run out, because everything about it is delicious. I do not find the taste artificial like others do. It is a bit like genmaicha but with some pineapple flavour in it as well. It has a toasty and subtle sweetness to it, which I really like. The fruity pineapple has a really nice flavour, and it doesn’t have that astringent soapy taste that some pineapple/pina colada teas have.

Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Pineapple, Sweet, Toasted, Toasted Rice, Toasty

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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Divine pumpkin pie smell but lacks pumpkin taste; mostly cinnamon and cloves.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves

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69
drank Gold Rush by DAVIDsTEA
248 tasting notes

I just received this sample in a package from Tea in Spoons (thank you so much!)

I still need to make this a few more times before I know for sure what I am tasting,. There are so many flavours. First and foremost, the tea is sweet and fruity, but not acidic. I taste a light tea with a lot of tannins but there is no trace of bitterness. I like the fruit and coconut with this tea base.

Flavors: Coconut, Fruity, Honey

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 7 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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86

I will give this tea a solid B. Very expensive for what it is, and high on the calories to boot, mostly because of the sugar in the tisane itself. It is quite sweet, but I did add a little splenda to brighten it up a little. Very fruit punchy, and a great tea for summer. I’d drink it a lot if it was cheaper.

I got the tea solo, which was 3.5 grams of tea. It got me one 64 oz Takeya pitcher with a good third left over. Definitely not enough to make another picture with.

Flavors: Fruit Punch, Fruity, Mango, Orange

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 12 tsp 64 OZ / 1892 ML

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100

I was quite hesitant about this blend because I’ve read so many bad things about Earl Grey/fruit blend’s, but it has all my favourite ingredients, so I wanted to give it a shot. I’m so glad I did. I can really taste a sweet (but not acidic) fruity flavour from strawberries and maybe blackberry. There are floral notes like rose but they aren’t distracting. I really like the black tea they use as a base in this one. The base tea is flavourful but not bitter. The bergamot goes really well with fruits and flowers. I really can’t stress enough how harmonious all the flavours are. I love everything about this tea.

Flavors: Bergamot, Berries, Earl Grey, Floral, Fruity, Rose, Strawberry

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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67

It is tart!!! I love it! It gives me some pep too. If you don’t like tart, then don’t choose this!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

I miss this, I love it unconditionally – probably my favorite David’s Tea ever. Good on its own, great with a little splash of milk. Let it steep basically forever, there are no bitter notes.

Preparation
6 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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66
drank Lemon Pound Cake by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

It smells heavenly – like lemon pound cake, definitely. It tastes sort of more like lemongrass and by the bottom of the cup is a bit sour and green. It’s a nice lemon tea, but the smell makes a promise that the taste just doesn’t deliver. As some others have mentioned, it might be better with sweetened milk, maybe almond milk? I’ll try it to see, but just as a brewed cup, it wasn’t what I thought it would be.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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85
drank Luscious Watermelon by DAVIDsTEA
264 tasting notes

Having read that this brews up weak, I decided to use more “leaf” than typically would: 10tsp for 1L, it’s practically half the bag! A pity because this is really good. Fruity and definitely watermelon-y with some other melon notes in the background. Something kind of strange too, maybe the carrot. Maybe I’ll try a batch with less tea to see if the flavour is still nice, because as good as this is, it’s not worth the price.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 10 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML
Kristal

I hear you! It’s a nice iced tea but I use at least 25g for 2L :(

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71

I wasn’t originally interested n trying this one…untilI heard it had been discontinued. I was lucky to find one location that still had some left. Made it in a gaiwan. After a 15 sec rinse, so far I’ve had two 40 sec steeps. It brewed a pale green-yellow colour. The taste was closer to a green tea. It was mildly floral and vegetal. Very light though. No overpowering flavours or scents. I’m curious to see how this taste may evolve with subsequent steeps. I may also increase steep time though I like the lightness.

Flavors: Floral, Grass, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec 6 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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52
drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

Love this tea but will not repurchase due to the artificial flavouring.

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

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70
drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
1112 tasting notes

I don’t typically cold steep black teas, but I got this in a sampler of teas to ice so I figured I’d give it a try. Turns out that this cold steeps really well! It’s at least half dried fruit, so that’s probably why! It’s very fruity and crisp, with some natural sweetness but benefits from some added sweetener.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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Mainly cinnamon and spices taste with a strong apple cider aroma.

Note: Cinnamon gives me a very bad migraine.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon

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