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46
drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
215 tasting notes

So woke up today felt a little under the weather…phlegm and sinus uncomfortably as well as a slight feeling of something in my lung so I’m finally drinking a wellness white tea using my Breville one touch tea maker…I want to make babies with it…anyways…I digress.

I’ve always been scared of wellness teas but DT does good flavour in a wellness tea so it doesn’t take like dirt or worse. Also I can mix them with good results.

Dry it smells nice,sort of nutty with a light touch of something creamy and sweet. I smell cocoa and a tinge of berry. Smells great for a wellness tea.

As for taste it is warming and nutty with a little creaminess. Doesn’t taste like a traditional wellness tea but is frankly not much to write home about but I’m drinking it for the effect not the flavour. I will hold off a number rating until I can tell if it helps. I do like the warming sensation but I almost feel like mint should have been involved in some way. I’ll rate on flavor but if I get miraculously better you’ll see my number change and it will become a staple.

Let’s hope this helps since I’m back at work.

Once brewed it smells nutty,rich and a lovely base of white bai mu dan tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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46
drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
215 tasting notes

I didn’t like this tea..

It tasted nutty and it didn’t seem to work as a balanced drink I found myself wanting to dump it halfway through..not really sure why

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77
drank Daydreamer by DAVIDsTEA
85 tasting notes

This one reminds me of an enhanced Bubbly (from DT’s wine collection). Not bad.

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

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89
drank Paradise Found by DAVIDsTEA
85 tasting notes

When I saw the description of this tea, I didn’t think I’d be crazy about it. I ended up getting a sample with my online order. Much like Midsummer Night’s Dream, this tea wowed me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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90

I am still relatively new to the world of Oolong teas, but as it stands right now I am very impressed with this tea. I find it an absolute pleasure to drink. And the price is very reasonable too!

The smell of the leaves in the bag is, as some have already noted, quite mild. But it’s once you add some hot water that this tea really impresses. One of my favourite things about brewing this tea is the wonderful scent when the first whisps of steam rise from the cup upon adding the water. The aroma is very much one of springtime: floral, with a bit of grass, and a touch of honey. Instant relaxation – on a good day approaching blissful escape from the troubles of the world. All in a cup!

I always make an experience of drinking this tea. It’s not the sort of thing you pour into a travel container and drink on the go. Definitely one to enjoy with a good book or even on its own. I like to sit on my balcony in the evening and listen to the birds with a cup of this. I find it a very relaxing tea.

My experience is that steeping with water that’s too hot (i.e., boiling) or steeping too long will produce a somewhat bitter taste and spoil the aroma. I can usually get three infusions from the leaves before the flavour starts to go.

As far as the pure experience of drinking tea, this is probably my favourite. Love it, would recommend it, must always have on hand.

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

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79

My favourite maté tea that DavidsTea has come out with so far!

The lemon flavour comes out very clearly. It really works to brighten the whole flavour of the tea and cleanses the palette of the heavy earthy aftertaste often associated with a maté.

Great for a summer tea, and the caffeine boost is an added bonus for those early morning commutes :)

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

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99

Wowza!
Definetly in love with this citrus tea! You can taste the hibiscus quite a bit in the first cup, but if you steep it a second time, the pu’erh and licorice is a lot more present. I’m a sucker for anything hibiscus, and mixed with the delicious earthy taste of the pu’erh, this tea is absolutely one of my favourites! Finally a pu’erh that I can drink anytime, anywhere. Iced or hot this tea is amazing.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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20
drank Paradise Found by DAVIDsTEA
50 tasting notes

I had such high hopes for this tea. The only tea out of the collection that was black. When I steeped it, I always add milk to the cup first and OMG it was purple. It was gross with milk, and it was nasty without. Not for me. Smelled divine before brewed and totally tart afterwards.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

YUCKY!

TeaBrat

Must have been the hibiscus monster…

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88

I love this tea. When you first smell it, in the tin, you get a strong scent of the chocolate and the chai spices. Warm and inviting, but with a small pinch of spice. Let this steep than add sugar and milk and you have a warming cup of a chai tea with a savory after flavor that doesn’t taste bad. More, like a spicy finish to the hot tea. I also find it feels comforting, like something a grandmother would make for you when you’ve had a rough day. Serving this up with Raisin bread with nutella, is amazing.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C

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86
drank Amaretto by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

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86
drank Amaretto by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

Went for my 20-week ultrasound on the 1st, everything looks good and… it’s a BOY! We’re refraining from telling anyone but a few select individuals (who can keep a secret) and, well, my fellow Steepsterites! I figure the chances of me seeing any of you in person or any of you telling anyone I know are pretty slim.

Since I’m feeling pretty good lately—the nausea is mostly gone, my stomach hasn’t spasmed in 4 days (knock on wood), and I can tolerate most teas again—I thought I’d celebrate with a big mug of Amaretto Latte. While the tea didn’t brew up quite as strong as I wanted, it does pair nicely with hot, frothy milk, which brings out its more marzipan-like qualities. Delicious. And baby boy must think so too because I can feel his little kicks…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

A boy! Congrats!
Good to hear you’re feeling better.

DaisyChubb

whee congrats! How exciting!

Alphakitty

Congrats!

Faith

Thanks all! It’ll be interesting to see how my 22-month-old daughter reacts to the little guy come spring…

Indigobloom

Congratulations!! that is awesome!!!

alexandra1

HEY just wanted to let you know that if you’re pregnant you shouldn’t drink this tea because it has lapacho bark in it.

Kittenna

^^ Good catch, alexandra. I’ve read that as well, but didn’t even twig when I read this post.

Faith

I read that too, not that they really explain WHY pregnant women can’t drink it. But just to be safe I have retired the bag to the back of my cupboard…

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86
drank Amaretto by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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36

I expected this tea to taste like lemon myrtle and green mate and it did….nothing impressive…

Preparation
7 min, 45 sec

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82

This is one of DTs new citrus teas. It smells like orange peel, so I didn’t want to try it when it first came out, but I drank it today and it was really good. Like eating an orange…a hot cup of orange Tgere was a bit of a green tea taste as well, but for the most part ot was just citrusy.

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8

Well it tastes exactly like coffee but without even the benefit of being caffeinated.

bleh,

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90
drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
59 tasting notes

Hands down, one of my favourite herbals ever. It feels like I’ve been waiting for this tea to come back in stock for forever, and now that it has, well. Excuse me, out of my way, I need to hoard.

Dry, there’s this beautifully creamy, vegetal, vanilla-y smell. And brewed? There’s still all of that cream and vanilla, but there’s also a swampy, green kind of taste that reminds me, without fail, of the pennywort juice I used to drink while growing up. Come be in my cupboard, Mulberry Magic. Let us never be parted again.

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79
drank Wild Black Yunnan by DAVIDsTEA
325 tasting notes

Innnnnteresting.

I got a small sample of this leaf from DJ Booth (thanks!) in exchange for some Black Dragon (I hope you like it!) and I’m glad for the chance to try it.

The dry leaf has almost no aroma at all.

The wet leaf has a strong earthy smell, but more like a wuyi oolong than a pu-erh. That odd kind of pong that some oolong get. I’ve mentioned it on other notes on other teas.

Oddly, the cup itself is not entirely unlike Yunnan golden, just a bit more umph and a bit less fruit. In fact, it tastes almost exactly like what you’d get if you blended wuyi oolong leaf with Yunnan golden.

I’m not 100% sure the combination works for my tastes. But this is great leaf and I’m looking forward to cycling through all the steepings for more insights. I find first steep is rarely typical.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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48
drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
64 tasting notes

The aroma of this tea is wonderful! The chocolate is pronounced and you can smell the spice. Unfortunately, the smell does not match the taste. I don’t know if I brewed this wrong, but it seems to be pretty weak. I even added more tea leaves and made sure the water was at a sufficient temperature. It got a bit darker, but not much. I was hoping this one would be full bodied. I’m glad this was a sample, otherwise I would have been sorely disappointed.

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

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83
drank S by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

The apple cinnamon flavor is dominant here. It’s a wonderful tea to drink without milk on a chilly winter evening. I’d advise it almost as a dessert tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

Woke up this morning with a rage for something sweet, so I rummaged through my tea collection only to remember this gem, which I’d bought in-store and had never tried!

As with most of DAVIDsTEA’s puerhs, don’t oversteep it, as it gets fishy pretty fast. 4-5 minutes is perfect. Otherwise, make sure the water’s warm enough to melt all that chocolate – and boy is there chocolate in there.

The steeped product smells and tastes delicious, if a bit too sweet (then again, I don’t get these sugar rages often).

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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34

Darn. I really had high hopes for this one because DT usually does a good job with citrusy teas (Elf Help, Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc). I am disappointed with this one. I can tell they used a Japanese green tea instead of a chinese tea because of the nutty/grassy taste that comes out…I find it really overpowering. I don’t taste the orange at all…just green tea :(

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Simply The Zest (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
520 tasting notes

I enjoyed this, it was a little bitter and a little tart but that may have been the steep time.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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