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drank Cheeky Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

I just recieved a small amount of this oldie to try. So I made myself a hot cup – and it’s really good. I can actually taste the lychee fruit in it, and I like the flavour. Other than that, it’s a really fruity black tea. Wish I had more of it…

Flavors: Fruity, Lychee

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

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This tea makes me angry…

DavidsTea seems to rebrand their teas a lot since David left; teas are leaving the shops quickly, and then reappeared as a different name (Nutty granola crunch = Peanut butter cup???? Am I crazy? ).

For this one, this is literally Licorice Twist. Taste the same (way too much licorices), smell the same.

Flavors: Licorice

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Michelle

I am sure they are different teas – just very similar. I haven’t tried this one yet, but I did grab a small amount to try when I do get a cold. As for Nutty Granola Crunch – hated it. I actually think Peanut Butter Cup was just a little bit better.

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drank Just Peachy by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I have tried this both hot and cold and I would not say that one way is better than the other. Like the previous reviewer, I’ve found inconsistency in the taste within the same brewed cup. Some sips taste great and others, not so much. I find that some of the tea is very fine and so this tea has a lot of “stuff” floating in it. I am wondering if that is possibly the problem. This tea definitely has a nice peachy smell and generally, I’m ok with the taste but I might try a different brand of peach tea next time I’m wanting this flavor.

Flavors: Peach

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70
drank Carrot Cupcake by DAVIDsTEA
3132 tasting notes

Not bad! Not a big fan of rooibos, still, but this one tasted fairly good. Lovely fall spices; I bet it would make a great latte. Probably one of the more accurate “carrot cake” teas I’ve tried.

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1st steeping:
Steeped to a nice cider looking color (the small amount of black tea adds to the color, I believe. I didn’t notice any odd taste from the Stevia other than it made it seem more like a fruit juice than a tea, which was nice with the flavor it had. The hot grounds gave off a smell that matched the apple flavor that the tea had, a nice full apple flavor. Coconut appears more as an after taste than in at the forefront of the flavor.

2nd steeping:
Second steeping. Much more subtle apple flavor, more prevalent in the after taste, coconut all most gone. In the mouth it tastes like a weak black tea with a splash of apple flavor. Perhaps a much longer steeping time needed for second steeping.

If you like apple flavor, then this tea is pretty good. I might suggest steeping longer than 4 minutes maybe the full seven and even longer for the second steeping. I have notice after two teas that with fruit infusions it seems harder to get additional flavor from them in the second steeping (more so than just tea leaves).

Flavors: Apple, Coconut

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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drank Pistachio Ice Cream by DAVIDsTEA
716 tasting notes

Not sure when I got a sample size of this, but I’m finishing it up now. I love pistachio flavored things, so I had to give this one a go. I like that it is on a black base and there is a good pistachio flavor at the beginning of the cup. It is sweet on it’s own and I have found cream to dampen the flavors, so I’m avoiding that in my last cup. As the cup cools, it becomes less delicious. More of the fruit comes through, particularly apple and the pistachio takes a supporting role at that point. Overall I like it. I don’t feel the need to go into hoard mode, but I’d get another small pouch of it if I see it on the shelves again.

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

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15
drank Pink Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
476 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping TTB

The scent of the leaf and brew wasn’t really impressing me, then the sweetness of the stevia hit on my first sip, so I dumped the rest of the cup. I cannot stand stevia.

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50

This tea smells like “Sweet Tart” candy. Currently enjoying it hot. Have not tried it cold. While I do like this tea, I can’t seem to pick out any one flavor in it. This tea tastes mildly sweet. While I smell a tart note, I’m not getting that in the taste. Update: Tried this cold, it was ok but seemed weaker than when I tried it hot. The sweetness is a little milder when cold. Reducing my rating. After drinking it a while, I find it to be “just ok”.

Flavors: Candy, Sugar, Sweet

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drank Moment of Zen by DAVIDsTEA
28 tasting notes

I found Moment of Zen to be an interesting green tea. I liked the combination of jasmine, blossoms, and blackberry. It had a delicious smell that reminded me of light florals.

The taste was also interesting. You could taste the green tea with jasmine and it had a slight blackberry aftertaste. I’m a huge blackberry fan so I wouldn’t have minded if the blackberry taste was more prominent. It also wasn’t bitter or overly sweet either. I have to say I did find this to be a pleasant cup of tea, and enjoyed the jasmine/blackberry combination.

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I really wanted to like Dark Chocolate Delight but was disappointed. I was hoping the flavor would be rich and decadent, given that it’s a dark chocolate tea, but I found it tasted quite flat and bitter. I found this upsetting because I really wanted to like this tea. I had high hopes for this one because I really liked Hot Chocolate also by DAVIDsTEA. I’ll have to give this one another try.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
28 tasting notes

The herbal nut blends at David’s is really starting to grow on me. I wasn’t a huge fan of nuts in my tea at first but they’re actually pretty good.

I found Forever Nuts to be no exception. It had such a delicious smell! It reminded me of warm apple pie or oatmeal cookies. Reminds me of cool fall mornings in my pajama’s with a cup of tea.

I noticed an interesting ingredient in this one – beetroot. I find it quite random actually, but the beetroot gives the tea a pink liquor! And I mean bright pink. It almost felt like I should be drinking something fruity and summery, but it tasted nutty and sweet with a hint of apples and cinnamon.

I would love to try this one again as a latte in the near future. Since it’s caffeine free it’s also great as an evening tea as well.

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drank Mulled Wine by DAVIDsTEA
28 tasting notes

Ah, mulled wine.

The first time I ever had actual mulled wine was at a restaurant nearby. They had sangria on the menu so I decided to order that, only to find out they didn’t have any because it ’wasn’t in season’. They then suggested mulled wine as an alternative cause you know, it ‘was the next best thing’.

Biggest mistake ever. I hated it. It tasted downright awful.

So you can imagine my enthusiasm when I tried the DAVIDsTEA version of mulled wine.

It had potential – after all it didn’t smell bad. It had lots of zest (I can imagine from the oranges) and lots of cinnamon.

I was half expecting it to taste like the mulled wine I remember having, but it was actually quite the opposite. It was light with a lot of cinnamon. I could taste a bit of orange with ginger and clove but hardly any oolong, which was disappointing. It also did not remind me of wine one bit.

I didn’t hate this tea but I did not enjoy it either and don’t see myself having this one again.

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84

Very nutty and sweet. More herbal than green in its taste. I really like it as a prior to bedtime tea, though.

Flavors: Apple, Caramel, Nutty

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 500 OZ / 14786 ML

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60
drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
235 tasting notes

I like Apple and this tea is nice but I’ve just never been able to commit to an apple based tea. Yet. This unfortunately isn’t the tide turner.

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90
drank The Buzz by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

A nice flavour for those who don’t like it too sweet. Although, the scent has lots of lemon so I expected more lemon, and was a very slightly disappointed by its absence. Not a complete absence of lemon, but mainly a ginger taste. Anyways, this tea hits my harder than any coffee or energy drink I’ve had, and I’ve had plenty. It is a focused energy though, not like coffee where you get irritable and scatter brained. My mind feels like it’s expanded when I drink this tea. I absolutely love the taste (now that I got over the absence of lemon) and it keeps me going through the day.

Flavors: Ginger, Lemon

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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85
drank Nutty by Nature by DAVIDsTEA
566 tasting notes

As much as I do love a good 90’s pun, I have to say that the French name for this tea is Abracadabnoix which is so much better.

Due to some horrible, horrible customer service I’ve been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for the last five nights instead of an actual bed. Needless to say, it’s having an impact on my quality of sleep. I’ve been falling back on coffee, sugar cereal, and mate to try and get me through the work day. This tea delivered on the energy boost, without the usual tartness of most mate blends. It’s dry from the nuts, not much apricot, but very tasty. Reminds me of the Toasted Walnut blend from DT that I used to keep in stock on and off.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90
drank Caramel Corn by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

I am LOVING this tea. Smells delicious, steeps delicious…….I do not add milk/cream/sugar to most of my teas, it is perfect on its own.

Flavors: Butter, Caramel, Popcorn

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 400 OZ / 11829 ML

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This is a wonderfully creamy tea that tastes quite green, yet distinctly oxidised. The best part about butterfly teas is watching it unravel into beautiful whole leaves in your cup.

Flavors: Cream, Green, Mineral, Sweet, warm grass, Tannin

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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94
drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
235 tasting notes

There’s nothing quite like trying a tea for the first time especially when it rises above your expectations. Really very yummy. A really great sweet( but not too sweet) flavor. I would definitely not sweeten this if I was you.

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
235 tasting notes

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Flavors: Maple, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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95

This tea smells strongly like strawberry but the strawberry taste is not overwhelming. This tea starts with a sweet berry flavor and ends with a slightly tart flavor. I might call it tangy. My first reaction to the “parfait” side of this tea is that yes, I taste a vague hint of something milky (this tea contains yogurt pieces) but this part of the flavor is not overly strong. I discovered later that this flavor sinks to the bottom so the farther I got into my tea the stronger this aspect of the taste was for me. I have tried this tea both hot and cold. I would not say that one is better than the other. I like this tea and will enjoy the amount I have purchased but I am not ready to race to the store to get more. Update: I’m almost out of this and despite my original notation of not being ready to race to get more, I believe I may be ready soon. LOL. Apparently this one has grown on me. Update 2: Yeah, I ordered more. This has become a staple for me. Increasing my rating accordingly.

Flavors: Berry, Milk, Tart

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75
drank Mocha Latte by DAVIDsTEA
231 tasting notes

This tea is actually pretty good-another tea that I think must be tried in a latte.

Michelle

It’s really yummy as a latte too!

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15
drank Pom Cider by DAVIDsTEA
231 tasting notes

Received a sample of this tea at the store. It was made as an iced tea. At first, the was a yummy sweet taste followed by fennel which, in my opinion, ruined this tea. I will pass on this one…

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