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81
drank Rooibos de Provence by DAVIDsTEA
318 tasting notes

The more I drink this, the more I like it. I’m putting this on the shopping list!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Rooibos de Provence by DAVIDsTEA
318 tasting notes

Okay, I’m 90% sure this came from Invader Zim So thank you! (And if I’m wrong, then thank you to whoever swapped me this!)

It smells really interesting – like the inside of The Body Shop or somewhere like that. Not complaining – it smells great. It’s a bit hard to put my finger on specific scents though.

The rooibos is a strong flavor in this one, and the dried currants, rose and lavender accentuate it. It’s definitely a rooibos tea tisane first and foremost, but the other flavors behind it make it interesting.

It’s interesting. That’s a good descriptor for this tea. Tastes like there’s some chocolate in there as well, though I’m not sure where I’m getting that from.

EDIT: I tweeted this tea, and now @DAVIDsTEA is teasing me about lavender fields in France. This company is great.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Invader Zim

Yup that came from me. It has too much red rooibos for me. I like my red rooibos blends to be heavier on the additions. It seems you’re enjoying it more than I did and that’s all that matters!

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84

I have to say, I was little skeptical about this at first, but it has wildly exceeded my expectations. When I first noticed it sitting on the shelf at DavidsTea I was very curious. In my head I was envisioning a sweet, artificial, and overpowering banana flavor. Still I decided to buy a sample.

When I finally tasted, I realized that it was just abou the complete opposite of what I had pictured. The banana flavor was surprisingly subtle and did overpower the oolong. In fact you may not even recognize it as banana if you didn’t already know. The two flavors are perfectly balanced.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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72

This one surprised me. I had been wanting to try it (Hello – kiwi?!?!) but was hesitant as it’s a green tea. We grabbed it to go as the iced tea of the day yesterday and I must say it was good. It was quite weak, which was only hampered by the additional ice they added (anyone else notice how little tea volume you get with the TotD?) but I really enjoyed it. The green tea was not present at all, but there was the taste of something definitely kiwi. Worth playing around with to try to increase the strength but I managed to resist the urge. For now. : )

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100
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
87 tasting notes

This tea is like a Cozy Saturday morning and the smell of Maple pancakes In the air, its its like childhood wrapped in a blanket! Just not all the calories ….

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Scott B

Going to look for the Blair Witch?

Sare

No lol more like paranormal in Gettysburg ;)

Scott B

Sounds fun :)

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100
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
87 tasting notes

I received a Box set of Sweet indulgence from my sister for my birthday and this was my fav out of the 12 in the box!!! It has this beautiful light flavor but if you want more just leave it to steep longer! even ICE tea is amazing the peppermint is Light but the Dark chocolate flavor is what I smell and taste the most!

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

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73
drank English Rose by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

I love the flavour of rose and it pairs wonderfully with the white chocolate, but I find this tea turns bitter very fast. Not terribly so, but it could definitely be better. Still a tasty cup :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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80
drank Quangzhou Milk Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1163 tasting notes

I finally get to try the illustrious Quangzhou Milk Oolong. I’ve been saving it until I had time to really enjoy it, and give it a good three steeps.

The scent of the dry leaf isn’t a surprise. That classic oolong semi-floralness mixed in with milkiness. Like a true cup of milk mixed in with the tea leaves. Weird side note, though. While I was waiting for the water to boil and had my tea ready to go in my Tea Stick, I caught a whiff of cheese. Like creamy havarti. Took me a while to realize it was coming from the tea!

I didn’t write down how long each steep was for, but if I remember correctly, I steeped this the first time for around four minutes at approximately 90°C. The steeped tea smelled similar to the dry leaf, although I found the milky aspect to blossom and take over the other notes. Now for the taste. Initially, I got a touch of floral, but the more I drank it, the more that went away. This has a wonderful, classic, underlying oolong, but the milkiness is domineering. It tastes like milk, but in a “dairy” way. I can’t really describe what I mean by that. It’s a more savoury milky note than sweet.

The second steep was even milkier. That slightly floral taste I was getting before was at this point gone entirely. And the milkiness got even creamier. A tad sweeter, as well. Second round definitely won. There was the perfect balance amongst all the flavours. It was more buttery, sweeter, and creamier.

The third steep was already getting rather weak. With the hint of floral long gone and the sweetness of the second steep gone as well, this started to almost taste like that havarti I was smelling earlier. That milkiness was going a little sour too. Not in an atrociously disgusting way, but it was noticeable.

Anyway, blah blah blah, that was my Quanqzhou Milk Oolong adventure. I bought about 16g or so, so I’ll gladly finish it off, but I’m not sure if I would buy it again? This made me realize that I prefer my oolongs on the more floral side. It’s still a marvellous tea.

Indigobloom

definitely not my fave milky oolong, the DT version… though it’s been eons since I had any and I know the season makes a difference.
Now I’m curious about the havarti!

Fjellrev

This is my first milk oolong, so I have nothing else to compare it to. The havartiness was interesting but not sure if I’d want to stock up on drinkable cheese haha.

Indigobloom

It does make a good starter MO! you can only go up from there :)

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70
drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
86 tasting notes

Made a mug of this while I’m waiting for my Luscious Watermelon iced tea to cool. I got a small tin of it when it first came out; not a single jellybean to be found. I feel ripped off. It smells wonderful dry and I like all the other ingredients, but if the name says Jolly Jellybean and there are jellybeans in the ingredient list, then I should get jellybeans dammit!

It’s a nice tea when brewed. Creamy, slightly coconutty, sweet. I think my disappointment over the lack of jellybeans is colouring my judgement though. I have much better stuff in my tea stash than this, like Oh Canada and Coco Chai Rooibos. The second steeping wasn’t any better but it wasn’t any worse either.

I may change my mind if I ever get to try this with jellybeans. For now, I don’t think I would get this again.

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

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33
drank All The Raj by DAVIDsTEA
5 tasting notes

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
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Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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88
drank The Earl of Lemon by DAVIDsTEA
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Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

This is my 9 year old daughter’s favourite tea, So I’m going to let her review this one.
“I like this one as much as I can possibly like tea. The ingredients are really cool, not like you would have in a regular tea and it tastes really good. When it’s an iced tea it’s really sweet, as a hot tea it has an unusual flavour but I really like it. I prefer it as an iced tea.”

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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76
drank Luscious Watermelon by DAVIDsTEA
123 tasting notes

Very watermelon-y. I drank it hot; definitely think it should be iced instead. But surprisingly tasty and accurate flavor despite that!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec
tigress_al

I could not stand this one hot, it is way better cold!

Barb

It gre on me. ;) Maybe because it cooled off while I was drinking it! I put it on my shopping list because, well. It’s interesting.

Barb

GREW on me. Grew on me.

Daniel Scott

Cold, cold, cold! I only drank it hot at first, and it made me ill. Cold, it’s fantastic. Actually, it cold-brews well as well.

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100
drank Matcha Matsu by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

Normally when someone describes a taste as “Earthy” I prepare to hate it. But, my favourite DT-er was in today and recommended this with Soy Milk to accent the “Earthiness” so I went for it. OH MY WORD! Rich, earthy goodness. This is the way tea was intended to taste.

TeaEqualsBliss

MATCHA-Thon???

BoxerMama

Oh heck no! After half a cup I felt light headed. lol. Way too intense for me. I do plan to purchase some to ingest in small quantities.

LiberTEAS

And once you’ve become more familiar with it, I think that it won’t leave you feeling quite so light headed … it is an intense experience the first few times, and I’m glad that you did get to finally try it!

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88
drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

I love this tea. Of course discovering this site inspired me to hit up DT today. I first tried and loved this on when I purchased it for my Earl Grey loving mother for Christmas. We tried every variation of Earl Grey that DT has to offer. At that point this was the one I was most keen on. The Aroma is very pleasant, quite floral with a hint of sweetness.
Once you taste is, the berry is quite dominant in the flavour. However if you steep it the way I like it (3 min, boiling water) the EG taste still makes it’s way out from the shadows.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
248 tasting notes

Holy moly. This is delicious. Got this as a sample with my last order. Read some reviews on here and decided to try it iced, so cold brewed overnight and then some.
Smells just like a piña colada and is an awesome bright yellow. Tastes of super pineapple-y goodness. Not too tart, nice a sweet (did a bit of stevia). Mmmmmm. I only wish the sample had more in it!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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81

MMMMmmmm. It tastes light, but not too subtle because the pineapple flavour still comes through nicely without the thickness you find in actual pineapple juice. I agree with the salesperson who sold it to me in the fact that it tastes more like candied pineapple than fresh pineapple, but how can I complain when I adore candied pineapple so much to begin with? This is one of my new favourite teas, and I hope it becomes permanent after August. It is fantastic iced!!!

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87

I drank it iced at Davidstea store. It was the tea of the day. Iced, I didn’t taste the lavender, only the coconut.
I liked it really much and wanted to buy 25g. The dry leaves smell lavender a lot, and a lot more than steeped.
I really love the mix of coconut and lavender. I like this tea. But I don’t know the singer Jessie. I don’t know if I miss anything or not?

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

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84

I had high hopes for this tea. At the first sip, I didn’t take the vanilla, only the butter. Probably because it was too hot. the next sips were a lot better. I expected this tea to be a lot better, but it is really good anyway!

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

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76

I got a sample of this in an order a couple of months ago, and thought today, with the roofers in a work, replacing the roof, and a forest worth of printing for the Board for my work to do, that shortcake was the way to go (the low-cal form of course).

The smell, dry and wet, its quite strong, very strawberry cheese/shortcakey. The taste is nice, a nice creamy strawberryness. My timolino-ful is a bit bitter, but I think that may have been a last minute, rush out the door steeping error on my part.

So quite tasty, will steep the remainder and ice tonight with a smidge of agave to see how it goes cold.

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