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First of all: to my swap friends! I have a few swaps ready to send out (I have everything prepared for everyone I am swapping with at the moment), but our car is in the shop! D: That’s my main way to get to the post, but I’m hoping to send them out on Saturday (which means they will ship out on Monday, bleh! Apologies for the lateness, but know that I care so much about my steepster family!\

However I don’t care much for this tea.
haha!
Too similar in flavour to Gail’s Gold Remedy, I feel like I should be sick. and I adoore ginger, but I think more in food than in tea.

The puerh does give the tea a great earthy base that is quite unique, but sadly, not my tea of choice – no matter how good it is for me.

On a better note, I’ve been taking the stairs at work instead of the elevator! woop.

Faith

Not a fan either. At all.

Cattibrie

I don’t mind this one. But I find I drink it more if I mix it up with an herbal. I especially loved it with Pink Flamingo.

DaisyChubb

Oh nice, I think I will give that a try as I have enough left for one more cup!

The DJBooth

Hey if you like to swap this one let me know.

DaisyChubb

ah sorry DJ, I sent the last bit I had to TeaEqualsBliss!
I’ll pop you a message if I get my hands on some more though :)

The DJBooth

No worries I’m thinking of purchasing it and saw your review.

crazy4u

I tasted alot of somthing I didnt like…lol im going to try it again and then give a reveiw but I really hope I like this one :) good reveiw I cant like things here latly it wont let me

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74
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
270 tasting notes

Day 1 of DavidsTea advent calendar!

I’m worried that I may have made the tea a bit too weak, but am enjoying it nonetheless. The tea smells like melty mints — a scent that reminds me of Christmas, though not in a traditional sense.

The mint and chocolate come through strongest in the taste as well, though I wish that everything were stronger. There’s a lovely hint of sweetness due to the candy, but the tea doesn’t come across as sweet — this more counters any bitterness that could otherwise appear.

Hopefully a stronger brew will enhanse this tea, but it certainly doesn’t taste bad weak either.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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79
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
125 tasting notes

DAVIDsTEA, 24 days of tea!
IT STARTS NOW!
1/24

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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78
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

Oh the warmth!

Such a great winter tea, really great for keeping warm for the winter months, I’d have to describe it as robust. Scent is warm and amazing.

Is also great on the second steep.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec
Mélissa

I’m drinking this as I type. I urge you to try it iced ;)

Megan Parrell

I’m totally doing this tomorrow! Thanks for the suggestion!

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

I did enjoy this tea, however I found the flavour did not match the scent, that is until I added some splenda. I found that once I added some sweetness it started to taste exactly how I wanted it, sweet and Carmel like. Without the splenda it has more of the green tea taste.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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61
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

lovely tea, great scent and lovely smell. Very reminiscent of a peppermint patty. I would, However, like a little more chocolate.

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68

Great tea! Very calming, in both scent and taste. Really makes me feel better after eating a larger meal.

I’m all about the organic, but it keeps me from the “oh no, what have I eaten” moments. Therefore it’s amazing!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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100

I absolutely love this tea! I have a cup every morning on my way to class very reminiscent of Terry’s chocolate orange.

I’m a big chocolate lover and I’ve found that this is a great substitute for anybody wanted to stay away from sweets. Totally takes care of the craving!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec

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90
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
1220 tasting notes

I oversteeped this. Boo. Will try to redeem myself tomorrow.

Day #10 was a big, hibiscusy fail.

Cattibrie

I had a huge chunk of cinnamon in mine and that totally overpowered everything. Going to the store tomorrow so hope to pick a little up and make it better. I cheated and looked at tomorrow’s tea and am looking forward to it so that will make up for today.

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90
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
1220 tasting notes

Ah, newbies at DavidsTea, you’re so cute. Yes, I am aware of the tea of the month, and I am aware of some old classics like Buttered Rum and Cream of Earl Grey. And yes, I’ve tried all of the winter teas, and yes I am aware that Fantasy Island is coming back from the dead. All easily forgivable, how are they supposed to know I’m a DT fangirl?

However, I was offered a sample of this and it was horrible. Tart as sin. The hibiscus completely took over until I couldn’t taste any of the other ingredients she insisted on rattling off. Seriously, I tasted absolutely nothing but hibiscus. So if you’re like me and can’t stand the stuff, please do try this tea, but not in-store and be sure to keep an eye on the steep time.

(not adjusting my rating because it’s not the tea’s fault, bless its little heart.)

Indigobloom

Isn’t it funny how they so cheerily inform you of the new teas?! They must be all high on caffeine or something bahahaaaa

Drunk From Tea

Omg I feel the same way when newbies work at my local DT too, or if I go to a different DT location. Lol, sometimes I think I know more than them (:

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90
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
1220 tasting notes

I was very wary of this tea, but no more! This is ddelicious! It warming and fruity and delicious. I definitely agree with this tea being a combination of Forever Nuts and Kanpe, but I’m a fan of both of those teas, so it’s all good. I’m glad I have 50 g of this! It’s a bit heavy, so I appreciate the price point of $7 per 50 g.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Amariel

How’s the hibiscus? I have issues with hibiscus. It ruins a lot of teas for me by being a bully.

aisling of tea

I hate hibiscus. If you keep an eye on the steep time, it didn’t really take over for me until the cup had gone cold.

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93
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
186 tasting notes

So I busted open my DT 24 Days of Tea today, and this is the first one. It. Smells. Delicious. If it tastes even half as good as it smells, this is going on my shopping list. Chocolate mint is such a lovely smell.

It is good. Not as strong on the chocolate, much heavier on the mint. But the mint doesn’t drown out the tea taste. So it’s all good. Its a pretty smooth cup, a bit of astringency, but nothing too significant. The mint smell just wafts off of the cup. If you don’t like minty teas, this is not one for you. It really is the dominant flavor note. I think I’m in love!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84

Ommm nom nom nom nom nom. nom. nom. nom. (Sung to the tune of “fa la la la la”.)

This could easily become a seasonal substitute for eggnog, especially with a touch of soymilk. Gosh this is good! So so so good. This and Jessie’s Tea (which I’ll probably drink more of just because I’m sure if I drink as much of this, the black tea will serve me with a heart attack) are really similar and both just so darn delicious!

I was starting to get nervous that I wasn’t enjoying as many of the teas in the calendar, but then Santa’s Sleigh Ride and this happened, and my faith has been restored!

This is my day #12 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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83

Found this in the back of my cupboard and couldn’t remember if I had tried this yet.

Having tried it now i’m pretty sure i would have remmbered if i did!

this takes citrus to the max, i get citrus and i get more pepper than peppermint.

I like this but i don’t see myself buying anymore I guess i’m just not a citrus person.

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

threw in an agave stick to se what would happen and this gets better when sweetened

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88
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

This tea must be magic!

I completely forgot about it while my 13.5-month-old threw a fit about not being able to climb on the bookcases. Sigh. I nearly panicked when I realised that it’d been steeping for nearly 20 minutes and I only have a limited supply left. Amazingly, it was still warm, creamy and delicious. No need to add milk or sugar.

It’s a Christmas miracle… just not Christmas anymore…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

I should’ve known better than to have that piece of cranberry cake… I paid for it in the middle of the night with stomach spasms. That’s what I get for being gluten-intolerant!

This morning, to avoid a relapse of symptoms, I’m gingerly eating a bowl of oatmeal and nursing a cup of this; in the hopes that the peppermint, cloves and cinnamon work their magic and soothe my stomach. So far, so good… the mintiness of the tea definitely pairs nicely with my cranberry-almond oatmeal.

Fingers crossed that Santa’s Secret will be my secret weapon against more spasms today.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

ooh where can you get gluten free oatmeal? or was I misinformed that it has gluten…

Faith

Here there’s a store called Old Fashioned Foods that carries GF oatmeal, but I think our Superstore has it now too…

Indigobloom

huh. I will look out for it… thanks for the tip! feel better soon xx

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

Three words. Liquid. Candy. Canes.

Two more words: Two. Steeps.

That is all.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

“Hey little girl, do you want to know a see-ca-ret? Cuz I know one, and it is sooooo good to hear it…”

I was wearing a poppy today, so I got a free tea and I chose this over Mulberry Magic since I haven’t tried this yet. Reminds me a lot of Read My Lips, but with a much smoother mintiness and no chocolate. More akin to candy canes and peppermint, for sure!

Kay Kanada

Schfifty-five!

Faith

Five plus five is schfify, schfifty, SCHFIFTY!

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drank Yun Cui (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

A nutty green tea. From the bag you don’t smell much at all. I thought this would be a very light fruity tea, but I was wrong! Yun Cui has a grassy and nutty flavour to it—unfortunately not a fan of it. When steeped the tea is very light in colour, but has a mild taste. If you like Sencha Ashikubo, you might like this one too!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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68

I often drink this in powdered form. What I would do is take the powder, put it in my water bottle and shake for my mate drink. I would usually drink this cold.

Fast forward to now where I am drinking this hot. I actually like the taste that comes out more…very roasted and delicious. This tea definitely has potential. I don’t really know how to describe this…it’s has a very nice flavour to it! I am not a fan of the frequent bathroom trips though.

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

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92

Sadly, this tea is done. Today’s cup is the last of the 50g I ordered from David’s Tea. I am very sad to see it go, it is a wonderful tea. One of my favorites from DT, in fact. Malty and rich, it hits the spot for this former morning coffee drinker. After I tried Assam Banaspaty, it quickly became my go-to for the mornings, which is why it is gone so fast. Now I has a sad. I won’t be re-ordering it immediately, mainly because I want to place an order from Upton in the near future and want to try some of their Assams (must try more!).

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92

I drank this one this morning instead of my DT offering because I really wanted a black tea. A bit of astringency this time, with vague hints of cocoa as I poured the cup. It smelled lovely and tasted lovely to boot. I’m quite happy with this tea. I do now want to try more Assams.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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92

This is going to be my go to breakfast tea for a while, I can already tell. It is yummy. I finally get what people mean when they talk about malty. Its mild and smooth, not astringent at all.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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