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79
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

I made the mistake of leaving this tea in the cupboard at the daycare. Not friendly! Especially after the office bought everyone Noodle Box for the Summer Staff Meeting! I am still feeling the affects of that, but hopefully I will make it to the Daycare to grab this before anything embarassing happens… I really need to just not order the foods they offer.

I am bloaty and cranky and could really used the soothing probiotic nature of this tea right now. It should live in my purse for the next little while! It really should!

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95
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

Oh Lime Gelato, how you make people jealous of us!

I love this tea, I love making it at work in my glass botum and the astonisment of the children as the leaves unfold and the steam fills the room with the delicious lime gelato scent to the point that the oldest child in my care yells: “I can taste the lime gelato in the air!”

I will soon be to the bottom of this tin and a little sad about it, but… but… I know there is still time to buy some more, and maybe DAVIDsTEA will keep this one as a “seasonal item” (at least please keep it on the shelves until September! PLEASE!?!

This delightful guy went really well with the Noodle Box dinner that was served at last nights Summer Training Meeting! Mmmm the lime flavour added that extra punch to my Thai Red Curry dish, and even helped cool the “THIS is NOT MILD Spice” reaction I had to my first and subsequent bites of food. Thank goodness for that!

I love, love, LOVE this tea but I am not sure I could ever enjoy it hot, it just would not work!

Indigobloom

I dunno there was something comforting about it hot! but then I am a nutcase haha

MaddHatter

Each to their own right? I think that today I might try it hot since the almost Summer weather is back to rainy and cold.

Indigobloom

Hmmm, I look forward to that review! :)

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92
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
1258 tasting notes

wow! I did not expect this tea to be SO yummy.
For the first brew, I tried it hot and it was supremely satisfying. The lime and gelato parts came out nice and balanced, which surprised me because some friends mentioned that they hated this tea after trying a sample in the store. (I should have known better- they always add too much sweetener and oversteep)
The green base was mild but appropriately so given it’s palate partners!
Second infusion wasn’t as great. a bit watery and worn(minus points) down but I’ll take it. Too much caffeine is bad for a girl anyhow.
aaaaaaaand for the first time ever, I am excited about trying a loose tea ICED! This one should be incredible. yay! :)

MaddHatter

You… Will… NOT! … be… let down!!! I am not a huge fan of green teas, flavoured or otherwise and after trying “Movie Night” and loving it, this one was not a hard sell at the store. I have had it over steeped but it only seemed to make it more creamy? slightly bitter but more creamy, and when making it iced in my 20oz Starbucks iced drink cup I have only used three teaspoons to 1/3 of hot water in an 8 cup botum, steep for (in my case forget about it and come back) pour into venti cup over ice and voila! You have a delicious cup of tea with enough caffine to get you through a night meeting for Summer Camp. (Two days in a ROW!)

Indigobloom

LOL
yes I can see how that would keep you up all night!!
They really knocked it out of the park with this one. Movie Night is not my fave tea of DTs but this one… wow, there are not enough wows!
My friend who tried it has very odd tea preferences so I need to learn that his idea of good tea is not anywhere near mine! ha.
Mmmmmm I can’t wait to try this iced… it will have to wait til tuesday as I left it at work :S

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82

i love watching the tiny petals still attached to the bud of the flowers, it looks so delicate. The lemongrass floats and intermingles with the liquorice in my glass cup. Its seems a ballet taking place, releasing flavours and making me sleepy- i think this cup is really putting me to sleep- 4am shift, here i come :P bonne nuit

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77
drank Banana Daiquiri by DAVIDsTEA
32 tasting notes

A real summer tea with a intoxicating aroma- powerful banana scent mixed in with marshallow. Detectable both ways( hot and cold). When steeped it goes form yellow to a honey amber colour. The over powering scent dies down,when steeped. If you like light teas- then add this to your list.

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75
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
31 tasting notes

I didn’t really think I was going to like this. I’m not a big fan of grapefruit, or grapefruit flavored things, and I only checked with the other Steepster reviews after buying the tea, so I was pretty nervous about not liking this. I love lemongrass though (my favorite tea to this day is Exotica) and I figured if anything, it was going to taste kind of like a V8 splash tea what with the carrots, apple, and beetroot.
Luckily, it didn’t. It doesn’t taste much like grapefruit to me either but what would I know? I don’t even remember the last time I had grapefruit. It’s quite strong, tart even but I added agave to tone down the tartness and the end result is really quite nice. Although I bought this tea when it was still fairly chilly outside, I must say I do prefer it iced.

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

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75
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
31 tasting notes

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84
drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
31 tasting notes

I’m hesitant to try rose teas. I want to like them but whichever one I try, I tend to find tastes mostly like potpourri or perfume. This tea is SO nice though! I love the cinnamon flavor. It’s definitely noticeable but not overpowering at all. It’s almost in perfect harmony with the rest of the flavors. If all floral teas tasted this light, I’d definitely be more of a floral tea girl. I find however, that the tea needs to be steeped on the longer end of the suggesting steeping time. I left it to steep for a full 7 minutes but wouldn’t hesitate to let it go for 8 or so next time. Definitely a keeper in my house.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
48 tasting notes

Popcorn Tea?
Well, I love Genmaicha, so I suppose it wasn’t too much of a leap…

And what a joyous leap it was! I have fallen deeply in love with this tea.

The smell is delightful – just like caramel corn. Brewed up, the apple and maple flavours really come forward. It is definitely sweet, but there is a nice tartness from the apples that balances it out. My only wish is that the green tea flavour was a bit more prominent. As it is, I like to steep it on the longish side to get just a hint of bitterness from the tea – I think it offsets the sweetness a bit.

I like it with just a drop of agave as a dessert. Or plain and naked during the day. Or yes, smuggled into the movie theatre.

A definite favourite.

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

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98
drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1196 tasting notes

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98
drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1196 tasting notes

I made a two-liter jug of this the day before yesterday, and by yesterday evening it was all gone. That right there says it all. Cold, this is an absolute delight. I am so glad we bought a tin of it.

Preparation
Iced

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100
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

Jungle Ju-Ju… Please for the love of God wake me up enough to help me play the part of “Bus Driver” this morning! I stayed up too late, reading a book that was somewhat of a let down and somewhat great, with a little “Happy Kombucha” by my side… But 4 hours sleep will get me know where when the work day today goes from 7am (which means up by 6am out of the house by 6:30am) and not home again until 9pm… Oh I am not sure how I feel about Summer Training Days!

Jungle Ju-Ju, please oh please make sure I am not too grumpy today!

Jenn

I need to try this one! If it can cure grumpiness, I’m in :)

MaddHatter

Well, it certianly allowed me to be coherent enough to drive a school bus full of kids to school. And because there are no nuts in this one I can take it too work! I love Chocolate Rocket, but I can’t take it to work (stupid Almonds! ….so tasty)

MaddHatter

It did cure the “grumpies”

Jenn

I’m sold! I’m trying to justify (rationalize) a my next $50+ David’s Tea order. Since there’s a $20 shipping charge for all orders under $50, and free shipping for orders over $50… only a fool would pass up $20 of free tea! This is very fuzzy math I know. As if I could help going overboard with my order regardless of the shipping cost.

MaddHatter

It might be better to wait until the strike is over too… But then again right now the Jungle Ju-Ju is $5/50g… … nudge-nudge

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73

Hi there, it’s been a fucking while since i’ve drinked tea!

I’ve moved to another city and now I have a new job so I doesn’t having the time for this, but NOW! Let’s see what this tea has in his taste :)

Review : Well, really fruity in da mouth. It’s like taking a bite in a watermelon. Seriously the taste of this tea (iced) is simply impressive!

The taste is not “weak” like a lot’s of iced tea i’ve tried, it’s plain and satisfying.

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99
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
253 tasting notes

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79
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

Cranky tummy fixed by Happy Kumbucha!

There is something to be said about fragrant tea and an upset tummy. By the second infusion of this Oolong, I was starting to feel less bloaty, and grumpy by far.

Maybe it is the new tea basket I have, or maybe it is all the practice steeping teas that is making the process not only easy but somewhat enjoyable. I thought Oolongs were not for me, but I think tonight I might actually manage a third steeping.

Steep 1: Fragrant and deliciously fruity as well as marked by that wonderous gold colour that makes safflowers so popular.

Steep 2: Still fragrant, not as fruity, but a subtle creaminess is starting to come through. Still a delightful golden colour, like the rays of the sun.

Steep 3: I am not a fan of the third steeping. It seems more like coloured water, which is in direct contradiction to the scent and vivid colour – maybe it is the heat of the liquid in cup but this tea is still working to make me feel a lot better than last night!

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86
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
675 tasting notes

(Serious) backlog. I bought some of this last weekend, I think, on a whim. i am a pretty big fan of Davids Tea’s Lime Bang, and I was concerned this would be the same. Luckily, I was wrong. There is a disctinct creaminess to the tea, apparently frmo the yogurt pieces. The flavour was surprisingly accurate to lime gelato, though it could maybe have almost done with a hint more lime. This is one that I think I will re-buy, and am glad to have it. Will do a more detailed note another time…maybe at the time I drink it, for example. :)

LefTea

I just added this to my amazon wishlist based on your review. I love lime!

Uniquity

Have you ever tried DT’s Lime Bang? It is their ‘other’ (read: original) lime tea. There are definite similarities between the two, but it’s the only other lime tea I’ve managed to stumble across so far.

Cattibrie

Lime bang is great. I can’t wait to try this one. Going to DTs on Tuesday. Yippee.

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82
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
658 tasting notes

Nice and flavourful as a cold-brewed refresher.

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86
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
658 tasting notes

I made this cold a while back and haven’t had it since. But I brought a little to work with me today and it is so much better hot than I expected! Yum. I hope the caffeine has some sort of effect.

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98
drank Quangzhou Milk Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1569 tasting notes

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81

this is a plain fruity tea… oversteeped unfortunately. I’d like to try a second infusion of this one day. It was a to go order so had to throw the bag out- boo!
I can tell that it’s a quality brew though, relatively smooth for being oversteeped and light in flavour. I’m tasting some of the tartness as well, could that be the pomegranate?
Meh. I don’t plan on buying a tin of this but it’s satisfying enough I suppose. It just doens’t stand out in any way for me other than having a decent quality base.

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66
drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

A tea that is most definitely in need of a touch of milk to help its subtle flavours further expose themselves, but a good morning tea, not so bold as a nice Assam or Breakfast blend, but a pleasant brew.

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

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95
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

Mmmmm, iced is my friend!

I iced this bad boy up to help me through the Summer Program training tonight, I needed just enough caffine to get me to 9pm but now so much that I would be up all night.

I placed 3 tea spoons into an 8 cup bodum and added 1.5 cups of hot water (from the water cooler) and accidentally let this steep for a full 2 hrs before pouring it over ice. Not overly bitter, but the creamy note really came through this time; delish!

I think this will be my mid-day tea for summer!

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36
drank Kapha Ayurvedic by DAVIDsTEA
27 tasting notes

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36
drank Kapha Ayurvedic by DAVIDsTEA
27 tasting notes

When I read the ingredients I imagines something Chai like. What I got was a brew and smell that was almost exactly the same as what my herbalist used to brew for me. And while it does perk you up, I don’t think I will be drinking it straight again. May brew some in with some rice for a nice curry one day.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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