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Had this in-store as the tea of the day. It’s a great dessert tea: smooth, subtly sweet, and definitely tastes of caramel. However, I found the taste almost identical to their birthday cake tea (but this could just be me). Regardless, very yummy :)

Preparation
Iced

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90
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

I used to drink this tea hot, but today I tried it iced – great decision! I had cold-brewed it overnight and it was the perfect pick-me-up this morning. I added a little bit of honey, which I thought finished it off well (the smell of honey without the sweetness seems cruel to me). I find that this tea has much more flavour cold. It smells just as delicious either way, but I always thought it didn’t really taste like much until I iced it!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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52
drank Tuo Cha Bonbons by DAVIDsTEA
318 tasting notes

Huh.

Came home, really really tired – my body’s beat, not sure why, but I slept from 12pm to 9am, and then from about 10am-3pm. And I’m still exhausted and my eyes hurt and I have a headache, so I think I’m going to finish watching Sherlock with my friend (she’s never seen it before and she’s in Iowa, so she’s liveblogging it, and her comments are hilarious.) and get my words in for tonight and then just go to bed. Long shift tomorrow too. Fun.

Tea.

Tossed one of these little tuochas into my tasting cup. I’m underwhelmed. It’s a decent pu’erh, I guess, but it’s fairly flavorless. Generally just meh.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
Scatterbrain

I just started watching Sherlock recently and I only have access to it through Netflix, and there are only three episodes on there. Have more episodes been made and Netflix is just behind? I’d be sorely disappointed if three is all there was haha

Michelle

There’s a second season (Scandal in Belgravia, Hounds of Baskerville, The Reichenbach Fall) but it’s not available on Netflix yet. It’s on iTunes and DVD, though. And it’s even better than the first season.

Scatterbrain

Awesome! Thanks. :)

Michelle

There are also places to watch it online, but you didn’t hear that from me :)

Scatterbrain

I’ve learned to stay away from those sites after one too many viruses haha.

TassieTeaGirl

I love Sherlock. Well, to be honest, I think my love affair is with Steven Moffat. The man is the most genius TV producer. And Scottish. All my favourite Doctor Who episodes are his. If you can track it down, watch Coupling (2000-04).

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74
drank Creme Caramel Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
592 tasting notes

I had this iced at the store it’s good but not something I would buy.

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97
drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

I echo the sentiments of so many other Steepsters—the Genmaicha from DavidsTea is perfection!

I use a French Press and will add water to the leaves up to three times—this tea is soothing, sweet, nutty, delicate and absolutely wonderful with sushi, fish, rice dishes and on its own.

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58
drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
9 tasting notes

Good tea hot or cold. Sometimes the lemon myrtle can be overwhelming making me enjoy it less, but I always finish my cup, so I guess it isn’t that big of a deal. Nice light and fresh!

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72
drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

Sipdown of this one from earlier in the week. This was the first time that I drank this one hot and I much prefer it cold brewed. It was quite bitter brewed hot. I don’t think that it’s available anymore anyway.
I think I am decreasing the rating as well.

Helena

It was still on the webstie in white tea last I checked.

Helena

*website

tigress_al

Oh, I must have missed it on the website! Silly me, sorry for the misinformation

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72
drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

Cold brewed this one.
I definitely get apples with this one. I don’t get caramel apple in this one, but I haven’t tried it hot yet.
It was a little bit tart, but it was bearable for sure, some apples are tart. Not sure if I will re-stock or just finish off my sample.

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90
drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

I have never had bamboo before, so this was new for me. I like it!

Hot: fruity with mostly peach taste and a little pineapple, but I do get that “coolness” from the bamboo. Some people mentioned a weird aftertaste and I am getting it a little bit here.

Cold brewed: Even better peachy pineapple goodness. I am getting less of the weird aftertaste.

I might have to stock up on this one this summer.

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90

Last cup, and another one down!

I completely love this one though, and will eventually pick up more of this. It is way better a mate than the mate chai I had in my cupboard previously. I’m not always the biggest fan of the chocolate-and-raspberry combination, but these flavours just work together perfectly. I think it is the almond balancing everything out.

I like to match this one up with DT’s raspberry-flavoured agave. You need to be careful not to overdo it on the agave, though – I have discovered that the flavouring is quite strong, and if you go hard on the agave, you end up with tea that tastes like raspberry flavouring and, uhhh… Raspberry flavouring. So yeah. Not too much agave.

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

Nice to hear some thoughts on the flavoured agave syrups; I’ve only had (and loved) the regular stuff. Thank you!

Daniel Scott

Funny, I’ve never liked agave that much. To me, it has an aftertaste extremely reminiscent of earwax and I just didn’t like it. I think I’ve gotten more used to it over time though, and it bothers me less now. I ended up getting both the syrups out of sheer curiosity, and I do like them well enough – for agave. :P Raspberry’s my preference, I think it has the least earwax-y aftertaste. I like it on ice cream!

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83
drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
269 tasting notes

Apparently I never reviewed this tea when hot, even though I’ve had it plenty. Every time I smell the dry leaves, it smells like Bailey’s to me. It never quite tastes like that though.

I cold brewed this one, and it seemed to bring out the flavors better, and seemed closer to the smell. Another one that I probably prefer cold.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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91
drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
514 tasting notes

I don’t drink this one too often, but I’m going to miss it when it’s gone!

I actually preferred it hot, although it also makes an amazing iced tea. I have my second steep cold brewing in the fridge – I’ll probably leave it in there for a few days to get the most flavour that I can.

Yummy and peachy with a hint of pineapple! Just like juice, but needs NO sugar. Love it!

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91
drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
514 tasting notes

This tisane is delicious and refreshing! Great pineapple and peach flavour – it’s super juicy – I looove bamboo and want more tisanes with it as a base!

Of people mentioning a strange aftertaste – I get it when I ice it, but not when it’s hot. I prefer this tea hot! I also think the aftertaste isn’t from the bamboo (in my opinion) because I drink a lot of Blazing Strawberries and that doesn’t have the same taste – I’m thinking maybe the peach crunchy thingies?

Anyways, I think this blend is hilarious – it’s so pretty and bold that I feel like a kid. huge bright yellow flower buds and deep red petals! Giant chunks of pineapple! feels like I’m playing with megablocks instead of lego.

Anyways, I probably won’t stock up, but this was a nice summery treat and a great choice for tea of the month!

Helena

to me it tasted like dying flowers hot. Cold however I found it to be just fine. Quite refreshing and perfect on a hot summer day. It’s different for each person :D

DaisyChubb

I’ll have to cold brew instead of brewing hot then icing it! That will help with the flavour I bet

Michelle

I really, really want to try this! I think I’m going to add some if I break and go for their Perfect Tea Mug promotion… :)

softrevolution

I love bamboo bases too! Blazing strawberries is one of my favourite iced teas, and I just tried bamboozled yesterday and it’s darn tasty too. I love your megablocks comparison – so true! :D

DaisyChubb

haha glad to see someone gets my crazy comparison :D

This is really really good Michelle, go for it!

tigress_al

I don’t really get that strange aftertaste if I cold brew it.
Megablocks…lol

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56
drank Banana Oolong (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
6399 tasting notes

Tried this one iced today and I quite enjoyed the flavor of this one – not at all artificial tasting, which is what I expected.

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drank Blueberry Jam (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
6399 tasting notes

I tried this today iced and wasn’t terribly impressed. Maybe it was just the strength of the brewing (a friend made it) but the flavors didn’t pop the way that some of the reviewers have mentioned. Was it blueberry? Sure. But it wasn’t anything to write home about. I’ll likely give it another shot when I can make it myself though to be sure.

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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79

My first foray into darjeeling tea, I was quite pleased with this. I’ve read that Darjeelings can be a little confusing with first flush, etc etc. and I’ll admit that that’s part of what has kept me from trying them myself. This has been noted as a good beginner’s darjeeling and I think I quite agree!

The aroma that greeted me as this tea steeped was woodsy, slightly roasted and made me think of warm grains. The flavor was astringent but not overpoweringly so, with notes of spinach and light grains. It was crisp and made me think of walking through the woods in autumn and feeling the leaves crunch beneath your feet. At the end I get gentle notes of wine like flavor (unsure of an adjective to describe it other than that as I am not all that knowledgeable in wines).

Over all a very enjoyable tea that makes me want venture out to try more Darjeeling varieties!

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

This is probably a blend of FF, SF, & maybe Autumnal Darjeeling crops. Darjeeling teas are some of my Favorite teas-especially First Flush. :))

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92

This is so nice to drink when I have a headache/migraine. I don’t know if it cures me or just makes me not care, but it’s good stuff.

Please see other notes – this isn’t my first migraine rodeo. :(

Bonnie

Feel better…black tea,puer helps my migraines.
Caffeine and l-theanine

KeenTeaThyme

Thanks! I’ll try those sometime. :)

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92

I really love this cuppa any time of day. I’m enjoying it now as my tummy is being a bit mean and upset. It’s soothing and pleasant to the palate. Delish!

TeaEqualsBliss

OMG! I read that really quick and I thought the tea was called Organic Turnips!!! LOL

Azzrian

LOL … tumeric is good stuff!

Scott B

I see that it has ginger in it too-also helpful for stomach issues.

KeenTeaThyme

TeaEqualsBliss – I did too, when I was building my order. I thought, well, if anyone could make Turnip Tea it’s either David’s Tea or Frank@52Teas. Then I realized what it was! :)

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92

Holy cow – if this is supposed to make you healthy, I should be healthier in no time! I love this licorice, ginger and herbal blissful tea! It’s very flavorful and spicy, which I love. I saw the other note after I had already brewed it for five minutes and I enjoyed the spicy cuppa, although I know not everyone is a licorice fan. The spices overpower the orange peel and citrus side, which I don’t mind, but if you’re looking for an orange-and-spice cuppa, this isn’t it. This is a great late-afternoon and evening tea, as it relaxes your mind. I purchased this as part of my inaugural Davids Tea order and I’m hooked – on the blend and David’s Tea. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
223 tasting notes

I’m almost at the very end of the bag. And I only just tried this iced! It’s really good iced! Now I’m sad I didn’t get more in the order that’s its way to me. Still nice and apply, with hints of caramely goodness and popcorn. Very tasty.

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85
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
223 tasting notes

And tonight it was – went to my local independent theatre to see The Dark Night Rises. Was going to properly brew this one before leaving work, but time got away from me, so ended up leaving the tea in the timolino basket after madly rushing out the door from work. I’m finding the tea steeped for around 4 hours (! Oops…) tastes mostly of green apples. Not detecting any caramel at all, but the appleness is very tasty!

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

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85
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
223 tasting notes

Not going to rate this yet, need a few more cups!

This smelled very fruity dry. I ended up with just one bit of popcorn in my cup, so the taste is definitely green apple, with a popcorny caramely after taste. I definitely enjoyed it, but need a few more cups to give a proper rating. Might get some help from friends later today!

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91
drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

Second tea I’ve tried from David’s and it’s pretty good. I think Kanpe is still a front runner and I just tried a Luscious Watermelon sample and it might just beat Tropicalia.
I drink Tropicalia cold. It has a subtle fruity pineapple taste. It smells so good, I almost just wanted to eat it ;)

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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