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90
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
1220 tasting notes

I was very wary of this tea, but no more! This is ddelicious! It warming and fruity and delicious. I definitely agree with this tea being a combination of Forever Nuts and Kanpe, but I’m a fan of both of those teas, so it’s all good. I’m glad I have 50 g of this! It’s a bit heavy, so I appreciate the price point of $7 per 50 g.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Amariel

How’s the hibiscus? I have issues with hibiscus. It ruins a lot of teas for me by being a bully.

aisling of tea

I hate hibiscus. If you keep an eye on the steep time, it didn’t really take over for me until the cup had gone cold.

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93
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
186 tasting notes

So I busted open my DT 24 Days of Tea today, and this is the first one. It. Smells. Delicious. If it tastes even half as good as it smells, this is going on my shopping list. Chocolate mint is such a lovely smell.

It is good. Not as strong on the chocolate, much heavier on the mint. But the mint doesn’t drown out the tea taste. So it’s all good. Its a pretty smooth cup, a bit of astringency, but nothing too significant. The mint smell just wafts off of the cup. If you don’t like minty teas, this is not one for you. It really is the dominant flavor note. I think I’m in love!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84

Ommm nom nom nom nom nom. nom. nom. nom. (Sung to the tune of “fa la la la la”.)

This could easily become a seasonal substitute for eggnog, especially with a touch of soymilk. Gosh this is good! So so so good. This and Jessie’s Tea (which I’ll probably drink more of just because I’m sure if I drink as much of this, the black tea will serve me with a heart attack) are really similar and both just so darn delicious!

I was starting to get nervous that I wasn’t enjoying as many of the teas in the calendar, but then Santa’s Sleigh Ride and this happened, and my faith has been restored!

This is my day #12 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.

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83

Found this in the back of my cupboard and couldn’t remember if I had tried this yet.

Having tried it now i’m pretty sure i would have remmbered if i did!

this takes citrus to the max, i get citrus and i get more pepper than peppermint.

I like this but i don’t see myself buying anymore I guess i’m just not a citrus person.

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

threw in an agave stick to se what would happen and this gets better when sweetened

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88
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

This tea must be magic!

I completely forgot about it while my 13.5-month-old threw a fit about not being able to climb on the bookcases. Sigh. I nearly panicked when I realised that it’d been steeping for nearly 20 minutes and I only have a limited supply left. Amazingly, it was still warm, creamy and delicious. No need to add milk or sugar.

It’s a Christmas miracle… just not Christmas anymore…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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88
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

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88
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

I should’ve known better than to have that piece of cranberry cake… I paid for it in the middle of the night with stomach spasms. That’s what I get for being gluten-intolerant!

This morning, to avoid a relapse of symptoms, I’m gingerly eating a bowl of oatmeal and nursing a cup of this; in the hopes that the peppermint, cloves and cinnamon work their magic and soothe my stomach. So far, so good… the mintiness of the tea definitely pairs nicely with my cranberry-almond oatmeal.

Fingers crossed that Santa’s Secret will be my secret weapon against more spasms today.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

ooh where can you get gluten free oatmeal? or was I misinformed that it has gluten…

Faith

Here there’s a store called Old Fashioned Foods that carries GF oatmeal, but I think our Superstore has it now too…

Indigobloom

huh. I will look out for it… thanks for the tip! feel better soon xx

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88
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

Three words. Liquid. Candy. Canes.

Two more words: Two. Steeps.

That is all.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

“Hey little girl, do you want to know a see-ca-ret? Cuz I know one, and it is sooooo good to hear it…”

I was wearing a poppy today, so I got a free tea and I chose this over Mulberry Magic since I haven’t tried this yet. Reminds me a lot of Read My Lips, but with a much smoother mintiness and no chocolate. More akin to candy canes and peppermint, for sure!

Kay Kanada

Schfifty-five!

Faith

Five plus five is schfify, schfifty, SCHFIFTY!

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35
drank Yun Cui (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

A nutty green tea. From the bag you don’t smell much at all. I thought this would be a very light fruity tea, but I was wrong! Yun Cui has a grassy and nutty flavour to it—unfortunately not a fan of it. When steeped the tea is very light in colour, but has a mild taste. If you like Sencha Ashikubo, you might like this one too!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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68

I often drink this in powdered form. What I would do is take the powder, put it in my water bottle and shake for my mate drink. I would usually drink this cold.

Fast forward to now where I am drinking this hot. I actually like the taste that comes out more…very roasted and delicious. This tea definitely has potential. I don’t really know how to describe this…it’s has a very nice flavour to it! I am not a fan of the frequent bathroom trips though.

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

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92

Sadly, this tea is done. Today’s cup is the last of the 50g I ordered from David’s Tea. I am very sad to see it go, it is a wonderful tea. One of my favorites from DT, in fact. Malty and rich, it hits the spot for this former morning coffee drinker. After I tried Assam Banaspaty, it quickly became my go-to for the mornings, which is why it is gone so fast. Now I has a sad. I won’t be re-ordering it immediately, mainly because I want to place an order from Upton in the near future and want to try some of their Assams (must try more!).

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92

I drank this one this morning instead of my DT offering because I really wanted a black tea. A bit of astringency this time, with vague hints of cocoa as I poured the cup. It smelled lovely and tasted lovely to boot. I’m quite happy with this tea. I do now want to try more Assams.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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92

This is going to be my go to breakfast tea for a while, I can already tell. It is yummy. I finally get what people mean when they talk about malty. Its mild and smooth, not astringent at all.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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64
drank Cloud Nine by DAVIDsTEA
41 tasting notes

on the fruity side – don’t like those kinds of tea much,
but this one was good! couldn’t finish it though;
the taste got boring boo

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96
drank Luscious Watermelon by DAVIDsTEA
1587 tasting notes

This tea smells amazing – like watermelon gummies or candies. It made me want to eat the tea right out of the pouch, but I managed to restrain myself. ;) Interestingly, when I added the water I started smelling apples as well.

For once, this tea tastes as good as it smells, I was dreading hibiscus, but it looks like my fears are unfounded as if there’s any in the blend I can’t taste it. The flavours are fruity and sweet – like watermelon but there are also other fruits in there – honeydew melon and apples are the ones I can most readily pick out. Ladies and gents, I think this tea is a winner.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
17 tasting notes

Chocolate Rocket… What do I make of thee?….

I put some of the dry tea in my steepster earlier planning on making a cup of tea before my oldest came home from her homework “play-date”. Never managed to add the water, and when my girlfriend dropped her off she decided to stay for some tea with me :) so I made some Chocolate Rocket lattes (again I’m on a definite tea latte kick).

While the tea was steeping we were discussing the smell – and I thought I was getting a definite cherry aroma ?! and my girlfriend agreed :o

Then I made the lattes, we had our first sips…. and divine is all I can say! We both found the raspberry flavour that is mentioned! The Chocolate Rocket Latte was definitely good to the last drop :D

Just resteeped the leaves for a second, albeit a naked cup of tea this time. The raspberry is very mild now as with the other flavours…. was definitely a more pronounced taste in the first steeping. Still very happy with the taste, and am going to enjoy this cup while going over a friends FB commentary on women and flirting :)

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45
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

I love this tea, but something about it always makes me woozy. Anyone else have this problem?

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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45
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking this almost every evening before bed… love that it’s so tasty AND caffine-free.

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45
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

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45
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

Short review because I am exhausted, but I just HAD to post about this tea before bed.

I am not a straight rooibos fan, which is ironic considering I married a South African and when we’re around his family they basically breathe rooibos day-and-night. Me, can’t stand it straight, too sweet, not enough “ooumph” that real tea has. Maybe one has to be weaned on it from infanthood to truly appreciate it? Or maybe, as my in-laws always point out, the rooibos here in Canada just isn’t the same as the rooibos back home. Hmmm, okay then?

Wow, this post is getting waaaay longer than I intended! Alright, onto this tea! I can really add nothing new, merely reiterate what has already been stated. This tea is rooibos wrapped in an enigma enshrouded in amaretto-y goodness. I like my rooibos highly flavoured (ie: Cinnamon Chai Rooibos and Coco Chai Rooibos), with the rooibos barely detectable, but adding it’s signature sweetness, body, and red colour to the brew. This tea is a wonderfully flavoured rooibos, you can steep it for AGES and it never goes bitter or strong. Now let’s hope they make it permanent!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec

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97

I enjoy this tea so much, I had to find out more (which led me here).

My mother brought it to me when she came to visit and now the tin is getting dangerously low… I must re-up! It is a lovely light, bright tea that I frequently enjoy in the evening before bed.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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67

This is what I wanted The Earl’s Garden to be! Not the gross bitter mess that it is. I digress:

Light and fresh Earl, with a twist! This twist is orange, and it compliments beautifully. It did not resteep very well, I had to dump the last half of my cup because something tasted off, but that first steep was lovely. Not overpowering, just right!

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97
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
504 tasting notes

Love Tea #7 double steeped low fat vanilla soy latte GO!
mmmm it’s goood.

Man this tea is so perfectly blended. I had to bump up the rating. The chocolate is sweet and delicious, the strawberry comes out mostly in the scent (except when coldbrewed) and the rose is just right.

Perfection!

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