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I don’t really get the floral notes so much in this one, and I don’t really like it hot…..but cold….that is a different story. The flavours really fust nicely together when cold.
Now that it is permanent, I will certainly be getting more during the summer!

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
812 tasting notes

It has been a long while since I had this. It was so good this morning. Brewed at 95degrees. Chocolatey and the raspberry was true tasting. And provided lots of energy!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
TassieTeaGirl

Its such an amazing breakfast/wake up tea! Though with the order I put in on Monday I’m making the bf pay for most of it as he had about 2/3 of the last tinful I bought…

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
812 tasting notes

This tea is deliciously chocolate goodness. I like the earthy undertone of the mate in this blend.
It is a really good morning tea and doesn’t give me the shakes like coffee does.
I will definitely be replacing this one when my stash runs out.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

I bought this after seeing it on cityline, and can say that I enjoyed it but not my favourite.

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drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

I’m not a coffee drinker but I love coffee in desserts and appreciate a good cappuccino from time to time so the scent of this one drew me in but unfortunately after brewing I didn’t like it too much, sorry.

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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

I loved the almondy notes in this tea, and it has some chai tea spice with the cardamom. It’s my favourite of the christmas collection.

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drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

My favourite tea of all time! The name says it all, it truly lifts my spirits. It’s like a drug!!!!

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drank Cheeky Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

Really good tea, love the fragrant lychee flavour and looking forward to trying an iced version in the summer.

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
1047 tasting notes

Uhhhhh Whoops! I left this to cold steep.. umm.. maybe 4 days ago? At least, a week at most. The tumbler got shuffled to the back of the fridge somehow and I completely forgot about it until today when I was wondering where my tumbler went.

Tastes somewhat okay, it’s not bitter but is kind of flat. I can pick out the nice floral and cherry, but no coconut.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
1047 tasting notes

oh yeah! Made a nice 24oz pot of this tea to enjoy for brunch. Turned out very well – 175F for 4 minutes is perfect!
Cherry, creamy, floral flavor, but when I smell the tea it is really sweet, but doesn’t taste overly sweet!

I was feeling off the last day or two, so I thought this tea would be a nice treat, which it was! yay! /love

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
1047 tasting notes

I discovered a few lumps of rock sugar makes this tea super yummy – the coconut pops out really well with the cherry flavoring, finishing off with some rosy floral!

Yum! I need more white blends in my life!

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

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
1047 tasting notes

This is one of my top fav teas – now to try it cold steeped! 3 hour cold steeping.

Interestingly mine came out a sweet cherry flavor. No tart or bitterness. No floral taste, but smells floral. I found the cold steeping made this tea taste more cherry. The sweetness is perfect and refreshing.

Oh man, I’m never going to share this tea now. Might be the tea I grab if my house was on fire (ha, a good conversation topic). Well, I’d grab the bunny and my hard drive first of course.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
1047 tasting notes

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
1047 tasting notes

Very nice tea!

I Purchased Cherry Blossom as part of the “Back from the Dead” event from Halloween. It was available online only at this time.

Pouring it into the tin yesterday it was ultra cherry smell! I was getting a little worried it be like “Cherry Potion” tea. I gave the two teas a sniff test, and the teas smell very similar.

This morning when I tried it, the instructions said 3-4minutes steep time, so I stuck with 3 minutes. It steepted into a white tea look and first sip I was blown away by it’s complexity – cherry (but no tartness), a bit of floral (from the rose and jasmine, I love that combo), and white tea. I didn’t notice the coconut, maybe it evens out the tartness of the cherry? In add, very delicate and balanced, with nothing over-powering the other flavours.

I’m about halfway done my cup, and I want to buy more to stock up – though I did buy 100g, lol and the tea is on the light side so there’s quite a bit there, so a little irrational. I hope it comes out again for the spring collection, as I’ll need more!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

It’s yummy!! The orange chocolate comes through but the chocolate gets grainy in the water later. (chocolate and water don’t mix due to the cocobutter but it’s ok) don’t get turned off by that because it’s a yummy tea.

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drank Sencha Pear (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

Another good iced tea but not so much hot/warm.

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drank Forbidden Fruit by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

It makes a good iced tea in the summer!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

The smell was amazing. It continued to permeate my apartment even though the tea had gone cold. The tea alone would be good as dessert.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
10 tasting notes

The smell of Forever Nuts is like a cool crisp caramel apple! I just adore the fact that this tea is mainly comprised of a collection of sweetened nuts. When brewed the water turns into a soft rose colour which is not what I expected. When hot, the tea has a crisp apple taste and does not need any sweetener, I prefer it all on it’s own. I would keep this tea in my cupboard since it is also a great tea to bring out when company is around as a conversation piece.

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

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drank Northern Lights by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

I’m not sure what makes me like this tea. It’s sweet and minty! It tastes really refreshing. I would really love to try this tea iced!

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

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drank English Breakfast by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

A relatively standard black tea. Everyone knows this one. A guy that I was dating really loved this tea and was nice enough to give me 10-15g. It was one of my to go black teas for a while. I liked it.

Here I am, nearly 4 years later trying this tea out again from DAVIDsTEA. I don’t notice a huge difference in terms of taste/quality than the bulk barn version that I was given. I get some floral notes in taste, accompanied with some bitterness. It’s an OK tea. I still enjoy it, but I have come across other black teas that I enjoyed much more (Nepal Black and Wild Black Yunnan).

I will try resteeping this with shorter steep time and see what I get.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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71

Second steep: More mild than the fist steep, less earthy and peaty, more leathery. Better hot than after it had cooled off.

Resteeped four six minutes at boiling with 3 teaspoons/750 ml water.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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71

Backlogging from this morning.

I decided Pu-erh was the order of the day today. I was in the mood for a black tea of a different sort, and this is what I came up with. I really can’t compare it to any other pu-erhs, since it is the only one I’ve had, but it is growing on me.

The odor of the dry leaves was less disturbing and fishy this time, which clearly indicates that the fishiness was all in my head as a result of suggestion (this would be the danger of reading pu-erh reviews before I’ve actually ever had one). The brewed tea smelled earthy and peaty, and tasted exactly the same way. I also got a taste reminiscent of leather. Brewing my tea stronger does appear to be working to make me taste more of the things I should. I’m still not very good at picking things out, but flavors are becoming more obvious.

Brewed at boiling with 3 teaspoons/750 ml water for four minutes, first steep.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I fixed a pot of this yesterday afternoon and promptly fell asleep, so I drank it later on in the evening warmed up in the microwave (wince). In between the nap and the drinking, it lost that pu-erh fishy, earthy smell. It didn’t smell like much of anything at all. Surprisingly, it didn’t taste like much at all. Mainly like strong tea. Not leathery, not fishy, not musty or earthy. Weird. It was a definite reminder of the way that smell impacts the taste.

I resteeped the leaves this morning after reading that pu-erhs are good resteepers. This cup has more of the pu-erh flavors and scents. Definitely musty and earthy. Not bad, actually. I am quite enjoying it. I was really skeptical after I opened up the bag of tea and took a whiff. It was really fishy and off-putting. I don’t know that pu-erhs will ever be a staple in my cupboard, but I definitely wouldn’t mind trying more.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

Don’t you hate that? I periodically do the same thing. Nothing worse than letting a tea grow cold and then having to heat it up in the microwave.

K S

Add ice and pretend you did it on purpose.

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