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67

What a tasty cup of tea. My fiancée picks out good stuff.

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drank Hot Lips (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

I wasn’t expecting too much of this tea because I thought it was like Cinnamon Heart. I thought Cinnamon Heart was ok…the smell was there, but got an earthly taste.

From the dry leaf, I got a similar smell to Cinnamon Heart: Cinnamon heart candies!

Steeped tea: At first it was very light. It had a nutty grassy flavour and I could barely taste the kick. Once the tea started to cool to room temperature, I began tasting the nice sweet cinnamon and finally felt the kick! I feel as though one tasting does not do it justice, so I have to try it again.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
42 tasting notes

Oh this tea is amazing! A very mild green tea (I over-steeped mine and it didn’t even get slightly bitter!) with an amazingly sweet walnut undertone. It’s smooth and light.

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drank Cinnamon Heart by DAVIDsTEA
213 tasting notes
femocakes

This one didn’t really do it for me either, but I really enjoyed Hot Lips. Have you given it a try yet?

katgolik

Yes and it’s much closer to hitting the mark!!

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drank Cinnamon Heart by DAVIDsTEA
213 tasting notes

Just an average,not cinnamon-y enough tea.
For what it promised it came up very short.
Pleasant overall but in no way special or different,which is what I expect from DT.

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83
drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
213 tasting notes

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drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
213 tasting notes

LOVED this tea.

DavidsTea sure knows their stuff about how to make a balanced light flavored white tea.
I’m confused by the bitterness statements and I HATE hibiscus but I did not taste or smell any of the meaty spicy scent that is hibiscus.
Hide it from me and I’ll drink any tea with it but hide it well.

I loved how refreshing,light and fruity the tea was.No bitterness at all in my taste test.
I think the problem may be that most teas need 98 degree steep but on this tea it states 94 degrees so basically letting the water cool a bit before steeping.I did not take that into account in my tasting except that I didn’t let my water do a complete boil before steeping and let it cool.Also I used 2 tea spoons as advised.

Maybe it’s a good batch as well or they changed the recipe who knows.

But damn it was good to me.

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drank All The Raj by DAVIDsTEA
500 tasting notes

. . . ew.

It tastes like rose-scented shampoo and panda licorice. Neither of those are good things. There are very few teas where I can’t even finish one cup.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Ninavampi

Wow… That sounds absolutely terrible…

Cattibrie

I couldn’t get past the smell of this to even try tasting it. And it is the one I am supposed to drink after taking their survey thing.

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86

Energizing and remarkably soothing…so true! This tea is one of my altime favourites.

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Tried this in store. I love our local DT. The associates all recognise us, call us by name, almost know our tea stash by its name (Stashy, Devourer of Worlds), etc. I just wish they wore nametags so we could stop calling them Really Hipster Girl, Less Hipster Girl, That Nice One, Hipster Asian Boy, Hipster White Boy, and the manager.

Anyway.

I liked this tea to start, very sweet and spicy, but there was a cloying aftertaste that snuck up on me and stuck in the back of my throat. Actually made me a little ill. I think it might be the stevia? I’m not sure. Anyway, won’t be repeating the experience.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec
TeaBrat

I don’t like stevia at all… bluh

Jessie

Such apt descriptions for probably employees at all DTs!

I’d say it was the stevia, for sure. I use stevia a lot in baking but have to be careful with it, and hate it in tea. It leaves a very odd aftertaste and sensation.

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drank Apres Ski (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
504 tasting notes

Very smooth. Buttery quality. Bitter aftertaste. The fig gives it a sweet aroma. I would liken the flavour to an artificial grape taste. Not all the flavours in this blend come out.

After finishing my mug and allowing the aftertaste to mingle with my salivary enzymes, I find the taste to be overpowering and not at all pleasant.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
59 tasting notes

This is an interesting tea. Opening the package released a really unexpected nutty smell. On tasting it, I was mostly overwhelmed by the almond flavor. There was a little hint of the white tea, and I did get some licorice at the end. It was very nice. I added some sugar and I think that made it taste a bit weird. Next time, I’ll drink it without sugar and see how that goes. It was nice, but I probably wouldn’t buy it.

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

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87
drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
59 tasting notes

This tea is delicious. It has a really smooth, light flavor, despite the incredibly strong lemon aroma in the dry leaf nose. It has undertones of lemon on drinking, but it doesn’t overpower the oolong at all. It helped to add a little sugar, I think. It brought out the oolong a little bit more. I got this as a sample. I wish I had more.

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

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100

At 9:30 this morning we got a call letting us know that my father in law would soon be picking us up for a Costco run. Quickly we got dressed and I put on the kettle, because what is any morning without a good cup of tea? My throat was sore and scratchy, so I brewed up a thermos of this to take with me on my day. Nom nom nom. The cinnamon and spice worked together to burn away my soreness and kept me warm and purring all day. This was definitely a good start to our busy day out.

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100

Oh man. Oh maaaaan.

So my wonderful wife was running by the mall yesterday and offered to snag some of this for me since I barely had a chance to fart at work the previous day, much less take a break and run out to get tea.

I brewed it up as soon as I could and oh man, I was not disappointed. I love all things cinnamon. DT’s Cinnamon Chai is my go-to when I’m not feeling well, and their Cinnamon Heart, well, it was okay, but it didn’t have the cinnamon kick I crave. As much as I hate it, Harney & Son’s Hot Cinnamon Spice has been my ultimate cinnamon lover for the last little while.

Until now. Buh-bye Harney, I’m so glad I won’t have to try and replace you!

This tea is wonderful. And it’s a green! I don’t even like greens, but this one is amazing. The cinnamon sweetness pairs amazingly well with the kick of heat and in this “winter” season, that kick really helps soothe a sore throat. (When I’ve got sinus/throat issues, my number one remedy is Hot and Sour soup. Dad made me try it once and it works like a charm!) I love this tea so much that last night I dreamt about going to various DavidsTeas to try and get a tin of it. Definitely buying a tin (or two) as soon as possible. I really hope this one makes it into the permanent collection!

I tried another steep last night and it was smoother, the flavors subdued a bit, but not much. I passed out before I could finish the cup and I’m drinking it cold this morning and it is just as lovely cold as it is hot! Just beautiful.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C
Kittenna

Obviously I am doing something wrong – I seem to be just about the only person who doesn’t care for this tea! Maybe I’ll give it another chance tonight. How long did you steep it for??

aisling of tea

Just about two minutes the first time. Make sure your water isn’t too hot! That’s my biggest problem with greens. Good luck!

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70
drank Hot Lips (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
2606 tasting notes

Ok, here goes my second shot at Hot Lips. Steeping parameters pretty much exactly what is recommended, so I shouldn’t have done anything wrong there.

The smell is still nearly exactly like cinnamon hearts. SO delicious.

And… yay! Much better this time around! Sweet and cinnamony with a bit of heat at the end. No cardboard taste this time. I still prefer Glitter & Gold, but am no longer dreading finishing off the 20g of this I purchased.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Hot Lips (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
2606 tasting notes

The dry leaf smells exactly like cinnamon hearts, as does the steeped tea, but the flavour just doesn’t live up. At first taste, the tea is sweet, and I’m noticing a bit of lingering heat at the end, but in between I find the tea tastes rather like slightly cinnamony cardboard, which is somewhat unpleasant. Perhaps this is just how cinnamon acts in tea, but I don’t particularly like it. I put the teaball back in after it had cooled (which drew the sweetness out, I think), and will perhaps try steeping longer next time. Until then, I am disappointed :(

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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97

Amazing and calming.
Great for sleep, not much more to be said.

Strong mint and lemongrass taste.
Light on the chamomile side.
Removes all anxiety, and delicious and crisp.

Preparation
5 min, 45 sec

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