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17

I will reserve judgement until I have this with milk and sugar, like it’s probably best. But my first cup was very meh. Bitter but not in the tasty way, powdery, nondescript.

EDIT: Nope. It’s just a blandly bitter mate with a bit of powdery cocoa. Def not worth it. Davids Tea you are striking out about 85% of the time for me right now.

Preparation
7 min, 15 sec

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27
drank Cinnamon Heart by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

I like seeking out really good quality tea – so I’m not sure what possessed me to buy something from David’s Tea – I also don’t know why I bought a flavoured tea! But I did actually hand over money for this terrible “tea”, and now I’m stuck with it. I’m not sure why they bother calling it Pu’er, as it has very little in it (and it is of poor quality). All I could smell was cinnamon hearts. I had to add sugar (!!) to get any flavour out at all, and even then it was just cinnamon hearts. For anyone wanting to try Pu’er, go visit a reputable tea merchant and get the good stuff. This ain’t it. If you’re not a real tea connoisseur, and you love cinnamon hearts, then you might actually like it.

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

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85

I love drinking this tea in the morning. It is not too fruity or sweet, and although I don’t usually really like coconut, it brings out a nice flavour in the tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

Having a cuppa of this amazing tea whilst waiting to be waxed at my local The Ten Spot :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
Michelle Butler Hallett

I really like this one, and I’m generally not a fan of flavoured teas.

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94
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

Oooooh I am in love with this tea. This one will always be in my tea stash. It is just the right amount of sweetness and creaminess. White chocolate chips be damned!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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53
drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

Man, I really wanted this one to be a punch in the face … but all I got was a pinch of the cheeks.

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96
drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
297 tasting notes

Received this in a swap from reasoned_melody

Wanted to try this for a while, but with no DAVIDsTEA within a bussing distance I had to wait.
The dry leaves smell just like cookie dough…. mmmmmm
This tea is scrumptious. It tastes JUST like cookie dough with chocolate chips. How they do this with the ingredient list is beyond me. So freakin good!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
318 tasting notes

Prebagged impulse by at the David’s store.

Hum.

Interesting. Strong smell of coffee and chocolate. Brew is a little bit weak but I’ve been finding that David’s are better with more tea, so that might have something to do with it.

I don’t dislike it, but it’s not a huge favorite.

Preparation
Boiling
canadianadia

I’ve also been finding that using more tea is beter with David’s teas. I used to notice it at the end of a sample, when there’s more than usual left, but not enough to leave behind, so I would just dump it all in.

Michelle

Yeah, definitely. I was in the store, and the guy was pitching the Perfect Spoon, which is ~2.5 tsp, I think. And he said one of those was good for a cup… which is about twice as much as I use per cup.

Shmiracles

i’m pretty sure the perfect spoon is 1.5 tsp. i use that for my mugs and q-teapots which are 12-14 oz. but maybe i’ll try using it for 8 oz and see how things change! hmmmm. interesting.

Michelle

That’s what I thought the perfect spoon was, and that’s what Teavana’s perfect spoon is, but the guy in the store said 2.5. He might have been wrong though. No idea!

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67
drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
52 tasting notes

This tea doesn’t really do anything for me. At first it tastes like black tea with a touch of apple. Then as you swallow, I get I think the cranberry.. The after taste is mostly just the black tea and apple, but I think I can taste the pear in there. Overall this tea is disappointing. For being called cranberry and pear it just doesn’t work. I can’t even taste pear really and the cranberry is just a hint. This is not a repurchase for me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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47

Found a brilliant way to use up this tea that I found rather unpleasant. A small amount steeped with some white tea makes a pretty tasty blueberry-white blend…like a poor man’s white tiger.

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47

Honestly, blecch. I am not familiar with the taste of stevia from other things, but there is a weird, artificial sweetness that I’m assuming comes from the stevia.

Lots of nice blueberries, but very little tea taste. If you like fruit tea and don’t mind artificial sweetener, I imagine you’d like this fine.

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94

I got this in a swap from nwolf
I’ve kinda newly ventured into oolongs, after a recommendation from my local tea house.
This is good, creamy, slightly banana tasting & green tasting. (Although not earthy like the last oolong I had), It’s very green tasting, like a not quite ripe banana.
This is super nice, but not quite enough banana taste, but still a really great delicious tea. Probably one I will order!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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33
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
70 tasting notes

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79
drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
1390 tasting notes

Meh. As predicted, after the beauty that was Oatmeal Raisin Cookie from Della Terra Teas, this cookie tea just didn’t hold up. The chocolate in it tastes like dark chocolate and it was ultimately forgettable. Meh. It got me through work and that’s about it. It was good, but I’m glad we only got a little of it.

Tina S.

I felt the same way about this one until I had it latted. That’s where it shines. Especially with vanilla soy.

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93

One more tasting note on my beloved Stormy Night. The more I drink this one, the more I like it. I almost think of Saigon Chai drinking this one. The cinnamon taste is a little similar.
I’d buy this one again in a heartbeat. I want to get a full tin of it at some point. I have a GC for Davidstea, so maybe once I have sipped-down a few others I might get some more of this one. For now though, I’ll enjoy my last few cups (I have enough for one or two more cups.)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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93

Trying this one again!
All this week, I’ve slept so poorly. I’ve been struggling to fall asleep at night. My sweet husband is away and I miss him… Only two more sleeps to go though!
But this morning… haha this morning was interesting. I ended up over sleeping! I woke up at 4:50 a.m., with a headache that was just a pounding. I think I was dehydrated and over tired,… So, I got up and had a glass of water and went back to bed were I was finally able to sleep! The dreaded alarm went off… and off… and off… Mothing could get me out of bed. When I finally did… I realized I was probably going to be late for work!
So I made this one quickly as I was getting ready to head out the door. Yaay for tea timers and kettles that auto shut off!

Anyway, I made this one with my new DavidsTea measuring spoon, which is going to take a bit to get use to its size, and let it steep as I brushed my teeth.

I added milk and sugar to it, and it tastes awesome. I love the smoother than silk reference in the info. It’s so fitting. This tea does have some kick to it, but it’s not overwhelming. And it does have some very nice smooth flavours coming out in the chocolate and coconut and vanilla. I wish this one didn’t brew up so murky in my steeper, but really, that’s not a big deal.

This one would make a good latte! I may try that one next!

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93

My coworker gave me a sample of this one, as I gave her a few samples, and she wanted to return the favour.

I lost this one for a short bit. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I looked high and low and I thought maybe my cat had stolen it. And I was worried. The one cat we have use to be a barn cat for a bit. He is very much a “hunt and kill; eat whatever you can” kind of a cat. He has stolen cadbury cream eggs from me (thankfully I got those back asap), whole packages of english muffins, bread… just about any food that cat can get his little teeth on, he’ll take. Which, when I saw this one was missing, I was worried! I was scared that maybe he had taken it for a snack, and being there is chocolate in it, I was concerned he’d get sick. Silly kitty…

So, my coworker was going to give me another sample, but I finally found it! It was hidden away with some bulk barn purchases (I think I threw it in there so the cat wouldn’t get it).

I love the smell of this tea. It is nice and warm, yet, it has some zing to it.

Taste-wise… I don’t know if I really enjoy this tea or not. I think it might be the cinnamon… I don’t know. I wasn’t blown away by this one. But, I do want to state too before I review the taste more, that I really haven’t had a good week at work. I keep getting ‘talked to’ ‘cause of things that either I’ve done or things that they think I’m doing and I’m not actually doing…
Anyway, so I might have been a bit distracted when I tried this tea today. I wasn’t crazy head-over-heels for it yet, but I should try this one again when I can sit at home, either at my comforting writing desk or the soft couches in the living room and really take some time to soak this one in.

I might be placing an order next week for my b-day (Thurs!), so I might go ahead ask for another sample of this one with my order if I can do that… Given too… haha I might get this one for my b-day as I’ve told a few people that’s what I’m hoping to get.

As a side note… my steepster b-day (my join date – Oct. 23) is coming up too! I may have to have something special that day also!

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23

I don’t think I’m a rooibos fan. Just couldn’t drink this….fortunately just a small sample from the advent calendar. First tea from David’s that I just don’t like.

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36
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

I tried this tea a while ago and was really unimpressed with it. It just tastes sour to me – no depth of flavour at all. Sweetening it didn’t help. I tried blending it with other teas in my cupboard to make it more palatable, but it didn’t help. Ended up getting rid of what we had left. Definitely not a fan of this one.

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80
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
2194 tasting notes

So long, Birthday Cake. I might see you or maybe your cousin Creme Brulee around some time…

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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80
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
2194 tasting notes

A complete 180 from the last tea. I didn’t quite finish the mug of that one due to the sour really coming out. A second steep is in the fridge chilling.

So. Birthday Cake. Sweet enough due to the sprinkles and ice cream. Very very sweet vanilla. Rooibos.

I only have one cup left, and I’m kind of glad. The dairy bits in the tea make me really sad, so I might end up moving on to Creme Brulee and its dairy-free-ness.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
2194 tasting notes

I’m pretty sure I’m over this tea. And the sprinkles. Mostly the sprinkles.

It’s just too sweet and cloying.

I mean, I still drank the whole mug, but it’s taken me a couple hours and I’m not really that into it.

Maybe I’ll go make myself a gin and soda.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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80
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
2194 tasting notes

What I really want are cookies, but I’m too worn out to bake tonight. Instead, I’m sitting here drinking this tea.

It’s pretty good. I don’t know that I’ll rush out and buy more, but I do enjoy this one. It’s best with some milk (or maple whipped cream) in it, to bring out the creaminess of the freeze-dried ice cream chunks.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
VariaTEA

It makes a tasty latte :)

OMGsrsly

Ooh yeah, I bet! I didn’t even think of that tonight. I ended up making a microwave-in-your-mug cake because I was hungry.

VariaTEA

Those are never quite as satisfying as the real thing but definitely a pleasant snack when there is nothing else around. Hope you enjoyed yours!

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