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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

I’m really not a pumpkin lover… I think. I’ve never actually tried anything pumpkin before this tea – that’s right no pumpkin pies in this household… And before you get on my case, let me say I blame my parents and that (again) British upbringing where you stay with the tried and true and never sway from the norm… That being said, I am the adventurous one in my family – no boring every sunday is roast and potatoes, every monday is… well you know.

So skip forward in time to my introduction to David’s teas less than a month ago. I bought the fall sampler, got a whiff of this tea, tried a cup plain (no milk no sugar – ahhhh those ancestors love me for that), and liked it enough to by 100g. Then decided I really like it so bought another 100g on my last order…

Did I mention I’m not a pumpkin fan? So why do I LOVE this tea? The smell is amazing and the taste? Amazing too!

So tonight this not-a-pumpkin-lover freak made a Pumpkin Chai Latte and am in heaven. Definitely glad that I made the extra order before it went out of stock!

(For those curious made the tea with 1.5 tsp tea steeped in boiling water with a squirt or two of agave syrup added to steamed and frothy skim milk)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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got this as a sample from my last online order from davidstea! i love the tiny sample tins.
anyway, doesn’t smell like much dry, but i get a very fragrant blueberry smell once steeped.
honestly, not much of a flavour at all aside from the white tea, which is very nice by the way.
but i dont have many white teas, so this is a nice addition for the time being, until my sampler runs out

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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80
drank Papayarama by DAVIDsTEA
142 tasting notes

Ok so i Tried this, it’s been sitting in my cupboard for a while now, and i disagree with everyone i like this it is definitely papaya, i don’t taste anything else but papaya, if you like papaya this is for you!

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

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94
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

This is not as nutty as it’s smells. Fear not, It’s more like the most delicious, reconforting apple pie I’ve ever tasted. With lots and lots of spices and crumbleness and nuts and very tart apples. Can’t wait to share this nice cuppa.

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drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

Wow, I really like this. But I’m a lavender person. I litterally make ‘’lavender lattés’’ at work. Although some have mentioned the very faint minty-ness of this lavender, I can honestly say I can taste it. It is there. Very smooth lavender and very sweet coconut. I am so buying a jar of this :D!

EmyPouliche

This tea is amazing!

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90
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

I got this one as a sample and tried it iced first.
Very buttery, and not tart. Very pleasant as an iced fruit punch.

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90
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Green and Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

Sampling time :D

Got a sample of Green and Fruity to try and after a long, very windy day at work (BC Coast windstorms crazy action!!!), I think this might hit the spot. The dry tea smells deliciously fruity and very tropical… The instructions said to steep this tea for 4-7 minutes, so being cautious to not over steep I went for 5 minutes.

The first smell of cup of tea? Definite exotic fruit! Smells wonderful, good enough to “eat”… So I take the initial sip and I get the slight hint of the exotic fruit, and a very light rooibos taste. Really like this combination so far, and am glad the rooibos isn’t overpowering. Plan on re-steeping this one and letting it sit longer to see how that goes ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
EmyPouliche

What i really like about this tea is you can forget about it and let it steep for as long as you want and It will never get bitter! It is also delicious as an iced tea ;)

Avrilkira

mmmmm…. That’s something I’ll have to try. Wondering if my kids might like this one too (they seem to prefer the fruity ones)

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I have to admit, I read the back of my 24 Days of Tea box to see what was in this one before I made a mug. It didn’t clue in at first that all the flavors were the same as Earl Grey (it’s been a long week). Anyways, so I made it, and my first sip tasted like green tea, second sip tasted like earl grey (!), third sip green, fourth sip earl grey, and so on. And I have to say I LOVE it!

I’m a big fan of my earl grey, and I especially love my London Fogs/Earl Grey Lattes, but I can’t drink much black tea… the caffeine wrecks me. This is an amazing alternative, and I love the flavor! This totally rivals my Twinning’s Lady Grey addiction!

This is my day #5 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

Avrilkira

I definitely get the green tea taste, but was wondering what the other taste was! You are right, it does remind me a bit of earl grey!

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78
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
1297 tasting notes

agh why does vanilla do me wrong?! I want to like vanilla… and I don’t mind other vanilla flavoured tasty things, but somehow in tea it just turns me off every time pouts
The second steep was better, I have to admit… I didn’t mind it too much. The fact that it was so very smooth made me forget the vanilla hanging in the back after every darn sip. I also felt like the vanilla did something to the black tea base that made it taste “green” to me, which made me wrinkle ma nose even more… gah.
I didn’t mind the sample in the store, and I got mine with milk, but it’s not worth paying for a whole cup just to find out if that makes enough of a difference for me.
shrugs

Dorothy

Vanilla and I have a love-hate relationship too. It can be wonderful, but when it’s bad… it’s REALLY bad.

Indigobloom

yes, I agree!! It’s got a bad rap in my books. Blech!

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56
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
35 tasting notes

Well, I guess I had high expectations for this tea, after reading some of the reviews on this tea last night. It is… interesting. Haha. I couldn’t smell the chocolate as much as I thought I would, when I first opened the tin.

This tea, tastes like banana bread. With chocolate chips. I swear. It’s spot on! I didn’t mind it. The flavor isn’t over-powering, and I got most of the chocolate as an after taste. I feel like there are maybe too many competing flavors in this tea. I could do without the nuts, I think. Altogether, not bad. I’d have another mug, but probably won’t buy any. Personally, I think I ended up liking the Read My Lips tea more than this, in terms of chocolate flavor.

This is my day #4 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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88

I love the bitterness to this tea. It doesn’t make me sleepy, but it actually aids my digestion issues. Whenever I’m not in the mood for bitter, I mix it with The Immunizer for a deliciously herbal cure-all. The cinnamon in The Immunizer sweetens it just enough to make this tea perfect!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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75

Ever wondered what a hot, chocolate Popsicle tastes like? I don’t anymore.

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93
drank Bravissimo by DAVIDsTEA
72 tasting notes

I tried this in store today. The licorice in this tea is absolutely to die for, and I enjoyed it immensely. I will most likely be purchasing some soon, and not just for sore throats!

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100
drank The Immunizer by DAVIDsTEA
72 tasting notes

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87

I’ve been enjoying this tea iced recently. It’s so flavourful, without being too heavy on the rooibos or on the fruit. It’s definitely one of my favourites to have iced!

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 0 sec

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87

I was definitely expecting more lavender flavour in this mix. The fruitiness is delightfully pleasant, but it won’t be my go-to caffeine free tea. Good for a rooibos, quite sweet but I’m not getting the floral notes I wanted. And it doesn’t make me feel like I’m in France, which is what the girl at the store told me would happen.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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52
drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
142 tasting notes

finally finished my 25g bag of this and i’m really not sorry to see it go mine was onerly earthy almost tasted like mold even though i tried rinsing it first

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52
drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
142 tasting notes

So Christmassy, still getting very strong on the pu’erh and less on the chocolate…

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
142 tasting notes

As I’m smelling the dry leaves i feel like whacking the bag on the table! this smells exactly like a terry’s chocolate orange!

steeped it looks like liquid chocolate, smells orange and chocolate but i smell the earthyness of the pu’erh as well.

time to taste: mmmm chocolate oranges. Maybe i did something wrong cause the pu’erh really hits you at the end there mine is very strong. still i love this! great job david’s tea another hit!

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

How long did you steep it? I find if you steep it around 2-3 minutes it’s still a strong flavour but less “earthy” (until the second steep of course!)

Then again if you like that hit of puerh then you did nothing wrong at all! :D

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92
drank Elf Help by DAVIDsTEA
142 tasting notes

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92
drank Elf Help by DAVIDsTEA
142 tasting notes

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