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83

I had been craving something like bagged orange pekoe but with a bit cleaner flavour (I often find bagged teas a bit “muddy”) I tried this one from my conisseur collection and it was perfect! Going to be rebuying a little bit for those days when I just want something familiar from my childhood.

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5 min, 0 sec

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drank jesse's tea by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

A little bit of sweetener and this makes the perfect evening tea! I love it with agave-it accents the subtle coconut and warms you from the inside. I wasn’t super keen on the sickly sweet smell but it steeps wonderfully. Caffeine free to boot! Delicious hot tea for chilly fall nights. A favourite!

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
863 tasting notes

One of the free samples from my David’s tea order.

After the disappointment of the Salted Caramel tea, I was relieved to open up the package and smell this one. It reminded me of pumpkin pie, which really was because of the strong cinnamon and pumpkin notes. It almost seemed to have a hint of graham crackers in it, which made me think of pie crust I think.

So anyway – wonderful smell. I used the whole sample in my new perfect tea mug and steeped it in around 10 oz. of water at the below parameters. Added only a splash of milk because the initial taste seemed a little thin.

That ‘thin’ texture seems to be my main problem with David’s so far. The tea tastes fine – it just seems so watered down. This chai was definitely on as far as the pumpkin and cinnamon was concerned, but I got no other real ‘chai’ spice, and the milk really had to help to get that creamier, chewy texture.

This was another one that was just okay. I have the Chocolate Chili chai sample to try next so hopefully that one will wow me!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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84

Day 6 of Advent Calendar happiness!

I was super super hung over this day which is why I am a few days behind in my tea reviews. I like Glitter and Gold a lot. It is really fun to make this in a clear mug, and then put frothed milk on time because it swirls together in a sparkly way. Very exciting. My mom also liked this one a lot.

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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84

I was recommended this one for lattes by a friend because she said it tasted like a cheap chai. I also like it straight because of how it sparkles.

It is a nice rich cinamony tea, good straight or with milk and sugar. I don’t think it’s the best flavoured black, but it’s a good crowd pleaser since it caters to familiar flavours.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
125 tasting notes

This is one of my favorite latte teas. It reminds me a lot of chocolate rocket, but with strawberry instead. It tastes like an amazing chocolate covered strawberry, and only gets better with sweetener and milk. Great tea to add to your collection if you are starting off with flavoured teas.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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54

Not the best Matcha I have tried, but still decent. My main factor was that I just think it was too pricey for the amount given. Definitely better options out there that aren’t as costly.

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85

I tried this one last fall, and I don’t know what it was – but I wasn’t super impressed at that time. It seemed a little bland.

I received 50g from my mom as a birthday gift this year, and to humor her I made a pot of it for her and the other guests. WOW – what a difference! This time it was delicious and spicey and pumpkiny – everybody loved it. I was much more favorably impressed this time and will definitely make it again. I had it with a touch of sugar, no milk, and it was perfect. I can only imagine how good it would be as a latte.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

Best tea ever!!! Love love loved it!!!

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drank Pitta Ayurvedic by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

I bought this tea online so I didn’t have a chance to smell it… When I got it I couldn’t bring myself to drink it cause the smell gave me a headache and couldn’t imagine what the taste would be. After reading a few reviews on here I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised.. It tasted ok.. More like a mint tea… I won’t be buying more but at least I will finish the 50g bag I bought,,

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
871 tasting notes

I received this as a sample in my last order. Well I needed a nice pick-me-up yesterday (yes I’m back logging) so I thought I’d give this a try. The smell was slightly tart and was so delicious! The flavor was full of creamy, lime goodness. The only complaint I had was that it left a bad aftertaste. I would definitely order this again :]

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

This sounds really good! I love all things lime. I’m thinking I need to get a DT order together in the near future!

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81

So good! I had to go DT today and I’m so glad I did, I scored the tree bubble tea pot with it’s matching cups all for 19.50! Plus I got 25 grams of all the new teas. I got this as a tea to go and sipped it while I perused the mall. Today was a day of deals for me.
This tea is sweet and creamy. Like chocolate, banana and whip cream!

Ruby Woo Scarlett

I keep thinking I should give a cup of banana-flavoured tea to my boyfriend (who doesn’t like tea in general but has never tried flavoured). This sounds perfect!

BoxerMama

I can’t imagine anyone not loving this!

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
601 tasting notes

I used 1.5 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.

No tartness, but a bit of tang is present which compliments the flavour profile. The flavour, however is quite faint with and only 4 minute infusion. Very authentic berry tasting. Possibly just a hint of artificial taste near the end of the sip.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
KeenTeaThyme

This is one I’ve been debating about getting. I love the name, but I’m not sure about all the flavors. Is it hibiscus-y at all?

Raritea

I would say that it does taste like it has hibiscus in it; hibiscus that isn’t very well balanced with the other flavours. I’m thinking that it’s the ‘lemon verbena’ ingredient that is making it tart. This tisane was undrinkable for me when infused for the maximum recommended time of 7 minutes. If I get a chance to try this tisane in the future I’ll probably play around with the infusion parameters a bit more.

KeenTeaThyme

Hmm. Thanks for letting me know. Doesn’t sound like one I would like – but I do still love the name! :)

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
601 tasting notes

The smell of this brewed tisane is not at all appetizing to me; it a tangy, acidic faint berry smell. The flavour is very thin and dilute. Too tart berry taste. Tastes a lot like a few bagged berry teas that I’ve had in the past.

As the tea cools, I can taste the flavours underneath the tartness near the end of the sip. There is a full berry melon-y mix of tastes
I’m not sure if there is an ingredient in this which is making it tart but maybe I should infuse closer to the 4 minute mark next time.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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98

Oh my gosh…I am having a winter love affair with this tea. It’s like David knows what I am going to want to drink every season with his releases. I don’t reach for pumpkin chai as much anymore because it tastes like fall to me. And even though it is technically still fall, my taste buds are already in late December. Cue this tea:

It tastes like spicy, dark, hot chocolate. You have to steep it long enough or it will taste watery. It’s got a very bitter cocoa taste that I love because it isn’t overly fake tasting. It tastes like a really strong dark chocolate with spice. Yummmm. I am going to be having this everyday until spring.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec

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98

Ok I am officially having a love affair with this tea so I am upping my rating. It is so good, straight or with milk/sugar! I had another latte this morning and I literally went to bed last night looking forward to that. I want to compare it to a british chocolate chai that I have tonight, but I think I might like this one better….and the Whittard’s CC I have is one of my favorite teas of all time. Tin to come.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Calla

I want to try this one out :) It sounds and looks yummy, going to have to stop by a David’s Tea sometime soon.

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98

I didn’t think I was going to like this one. I mean lets compare it to the fall returning chai, pumpkin chai. No way it can be as good right? Well it isn’t, but that’s because it has more of a bite for winter.

In store I ended up getting some because it smelled like really intense dark chocolate. No spice at all. I figured once I brewed it the spice would come out.

This is a really deep spicy chai. It tastes like cocoa with some spice it in, it reminds me of a really strong dark chocolate bar mixed with some of the more authentic strong chais that I have had in my life. I would recommend it only if you like spicy chai teas, but it’s a great one to have if you like chocolate for the winter.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
KeenTeaThyme

This is the one I’ve been wanting to try from the Winter collection – wanting all of what, a day? ;) It sounds delish from your review! I will partake! Thanks! :)

Aimee Popovacki

its my favorite from the collection.. actually, its my favorite chai. period.

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70

Okay, this as a latte is pretty good.

I sweetened this with honey, with vanilla soy milk and double strength Forever Nuts. It’s like drinking nutty pie crust with lots of vanilla creamyness from the milk. The baby pink latte was also visually appealing.

Undecided if I’ll buy more of this tea. I wasn’t too keen on it regular hot tea type but it’s a good latte and I didn’t try it iced yet. Hmmm. Maybe.

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For peeps who follow me, you’d figured I’ve tried this tea – Forever Nuts, a popular DT item. Okay, 3 months before I was moving out of Canada, I was trying to get a sample of this tea. 4-5 visits and they never had it in stock or it just ran out. I didn’t want to buy online in case I didn’t like it. My sister grabs me a sample from Victoria before visiting me, but said it was the dregs and not 20g worth. Sigh.

DRY: Nutty, very nutty. The roommates already think I’m weird and commented (yet again) why I’m drinking trail mix. For some reason my evening teas resemble trail mix.

STEEPED: Smells like apple pie with crust? Steeps up an interesting pretty opaque pink.

TASTE: Buttery at first tongue hit reminding me of pie crust. Then the sip finishing off a bright, brisk tart apple.

COMMENTS: My tea hating husband took a sip and said it tasted like weak cider. I would say that too if I could taste any spice. I would like this tea more if A. Stayed buttery tasting B. More spice to move towards apple cider C. Less tart D. all of the above, but then it would taste apple pie, yum!

Maybe I’ll try it with sugar next time.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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92

To celebrate the first of November, I decided I felt like having blueberry tea (why? I don’t know). The last time I had this was in the summer, as an iced tea which was SUPER yoms but today it was great as a warm tea. I had it straight with no agave and it had a nice distinct blueberry flavour and was slightly sweet. I’m glad this is on DAVIDsTEA’s permanent shelf because I’ll probably want to repurchase again :)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
14 tasting notes

After walking to David’s Tea and back in a light drizzle, I was very excited to try this tea, which was recommended by one of the women in the store. It’s the only one I bought from the Winter collection. It was delicious!! A perfect combo of mint with creamy sweetness from the coconut and apple. A perfect evening drink to enjoy on a cold, rainy night!

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

I bought this tea a few days after it came out and after my first cup I thought that I would end up getting sick of it.. But I haven’t yet and I’ve gone through two tins! Some say the flavour is overwhelming maybe I don’t find it too overwhelming because I am such a huge fan of the dessert teas :)

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64

Sipdown #5: Why can’t someone make an outstanding raspberry tea for me to sip on? I love raspberries, but this one tastes like Absolut Raspberry vodka. I really liked it when I first had it, but now I can’t stand how fake it tastes. I have so much still too, I want to finish it so that I can get something else.

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Ok so this totally smells like Absolut Raspberry. Like not even funny how close it is.

So upon brewing it has a nice redish hue. I like the taste, lemony and raspberry-y. I don’t know if it’s my favorite fruit tea that Davids does, but it is pretty good.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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