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74
drank Aperitif (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
270 tasting notes

This tea smells AMAZING. The apple and safflours create an absolutely stunning aroma.
Admitedly, it does not taste as good as it smells. It gives a sweet aftertaste, with just a hint of bitterness (though not overpowering) at 4:30 (the suggested steeped time was 4-6 minutes).

I found that the tea tasted best clear, but when given a while to cool. The flavours just seem more comfortable when the tea is no longer piping hot. Milk muddies it too much.

Didn’t like it as much as Bubbly, but I’ll probably enjoy using this to eccentricly replace wine on wine and cheese nights. (I’m a non-drinker, and these teas amuse me in that potential usage….)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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77

A very nice darjeeling, with subtle fruitiness. Very nice when you want a relatively light black tea.

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72

ts good, but not amazing. Reasonable flavour, but not overly complex. For a breakfast tea, its not powerful enough for me – a bit more subtle than you would expect. Overall better than the standard english breakfast from Davids Tea.

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62

Earthy, hints of fishiness, very pungent, some smokiness. Unappealing at first, a bit musty. For me it was worth trying, but not buying.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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63

An alright white tea, more acidic than I expected. Quite grassy in taste, not a big fan.

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96
drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

This is so yummy! This is also excellent iced. Great in the summer.
I don’t add any sweetener to it.
Works excellentlly as a cold brew especially, and it is also just so pretty to watch everytime I open the fridge and see it steeping in there!
I really like the fruity taste.

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83
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
818 tasting notes

This really does taste like honey.
Maybe a little too much though….I really have to be in the mood for a really sweet high energy drink.
Not something that I would drink everyday.
But for those days that I do feel like something really sweet, it is really good!

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90

I have to up this rating because I woke up this morning with a sore throat. And this tea really does soothe a sore throat. I guess I will be drinking lots of this today.
And I love mint
2nd steep: boiling, maybe 8min. Still soothing
I will be keeping this one stocked in my cupboard in all the winter months
Wow!!! That was my 101 tasting note!!! It doesn’t take long to get to 100!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
gmathis

Happy hundred to you. (Steepster is addictive, yes?)

tigress_al

lol, super addicting powers Steepster has!

Bonnie

You need to get rid of that cold by drinking some of that southern sweet tea vodka I saw reviewed here on Steepster!

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90

Definitely something I will have to keep stocked in the cold season! The mint and eucalyptus oil sure feel nice on the throat.
It really did seem to help soothe my throat and calm my cough down a little.
And the powerful mint tastes so good when you have a cold and don’t have many tastebuds!….you can actually taste something!

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100

What I really love about Davidstea organic tea is… The PURE TASTE.
And this tea is really what I talk about when I name “Quality”.

It has a bold floral spectrum along with the straight pleasant white tea taste.
You can infuse it 20 minutes long and it NEVER became bitter.

The fresh feeling of the young spring leaves is really refreshing.
And the smell? It’s like the taste.
It smell like fresh tea leaves without smelling like fish or sea water.

A perfect tea, nothing else. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more
Mélissa

impressive.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

What is impressive?

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

*What do you mean by “impressive”?

Mélissa

A 100pts rating, which is rare (and non-bitterness). The tea then sounds impressive.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Hahahaha! Now I understand what you mean!
That’s the first tea i’ve rated which got the perfect score.

Sri Lanka Silver Needles (an old discontinued tea from DT) got the closest score with a 97. I think i’m a straight White Tea Lover haha. :)

Mélissa

I’m a white tea supremacist aswell. Nice to meet you, fellow Quebecois.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Nice to meet you too! :)

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67
drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

This tea wasn’t half bad, but I thought it tasted more like herbal tea than actual tea. I didn’t hate it, I didn’t LOVE it, maybe I got something wrong while steeping it, I don’t know. It’s true that I tasted this one two days after New Years party. Maybe next time I’ll drink it while still hungover see if I like it better.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

This tea is really “light” and it has a certain degree of fluidity in mouth.
This one really has really a honey-like feel into it.
There is also some woodsy notes.

But the taste is quite simple.
Nothing extraordinary in this one.
It’s just an expensive everage black tea.

Thumbs up : Sweet honey feel.
Thumbs down : The price, you’re better buying their Orange Pekoe.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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43
drank Three Wishes Tea by DAVIDsTEA
49 tasting notes

Got a sample of this today and tried it this afternoon.

What can I say? Yum!

This tea reminds me of midsummer night’s dream (by davidstea) because of the fruity taste, but it’s softened by the more dominant taste of the green tea… and I love the taste of green tea! The black tea taste hangs out somewhere behind these too.
This blend is going to be perfect for mornings/afternoons, especially when I’m in one of those moods where I can’t decide if I want black or green or fruit… all three! :)

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

This is one of the best floral tea i’ve ever tasted! So yummy :)

noordelijk

Have you tried the glow? That is by far my favourite floral tea.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Nope never! I was not attracted by this one but my friend tell me that it was actually a really nice tea.

If it’s your favorite I will maybe take a try!

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34
drank Snow Bunny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
31 tasting notes

Ehhhh… I wanted to like this tea. Everything about the reviews on steepster had me convinced this was going to be like liquid banana nut bread, and I love me some banana nut bread. It just wasn’t there for me. There was hardly any banana to it. It was like a cup of straight up walnut tea with a touch of a floral note. I also noticed that there are hardly any banana pieces in my bag! The first cup I tried was too bitter but there was a discernible banana taste to it. This has since vanished. I want to give this tea a chance, but I’m just not feeling it. I’ve been reducing the steeping time to try and get rid of the bitter nuttiness but to no avail. Even at 4 minutes this tea is almost unbearable for me. I can only drink this tea lukewarm and with added honey, but this still doesn’t warrant a re-buy. I will probably just use it in lattes in the hopes that I can salvage the remaining 35g or so.
Sadly, not a fan of this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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34
drank Snow Bunny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
31 tasting notes

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62
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
27 tasting notes

I finally decided to try the Movie Night tea. I have to admit that the ingredients really intrigued me. The smell is fantastic … the taste is a little strange but good. I’m looking forward to trying it again to see how it goes. Right now I would say I wouldn’t buy it again.

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62
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
27 tasting notes

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79

Finally a review on my family day on vacation and I used my new Breville One-Touch Tea Maker to steep this beauty. It truly enbodies what I imagine the Earth the would taste like. This is a dark brew, it isn’t for those strictly dainty, pinky straight up in the air tea drinkers. Although, I do that from time to time myself. I found it representive of all things earthy such as nutrient rich soil, mossy covered stones, basically an ancient forest bed. I immediately feel transported under a large old prehistoric tree sipping this cup of tea that only binds me closers to the forest around me. This tea tastes just as described and doesn’t disappoint. Next time you place an order I suggest giving this one a try.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

Jasmine-scented green tea is the crutch by which I hobble through winter. My daily poison is Jasmine Pearls or Dragon Tears, and so all Jasmine-scented green teas are rated by how well they compare to that standard.

Jasmine Butterfly is made of small bundles of Jasmine-scented tea leaves, which have been packaged into a whimsical, vaguely butterfly-like, shape. These bundles are more loosely formed than rolled pearls, look perhaps twice the size of rolled pearls, and possibly contain a similar quantity of tea. Unlike pearls, there is no leaf bud included in the bundle.

Due to the looser packaging, these butterflies unfurl into perfect, distinct, whole leaves. The colour of the leaves is a nicely uniform pale green, and there is no sign of mechanical clipping (i.e., the claim that these are hand-clipped is probably true!). The leaves are trimmed near the base of the blade (with minimal stem attached), and are more mature than the leaves used in Dragon Tears. These bundles are certainly more labour-intensive than the rolled pearls, which may explain why this tea is more expensive than Dragon Tears.

I find the nose and flavour indistinguishable from good Dragon Tears — light, and floral, and green, and soothing, standing up well to multiple brewings. It is more visually appealing than pearls, but most of that appeal is lost in the strainer of my celadon cup. I would buy this as a gift, but due to the price, I’ll stick to Dragon Tears for my own drinking.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
60 tasting notes

An ABSOLUTELY delicious cup. Flavored pu-erh is not really my niche, as this is the 2nd I’ve tried. Like the first one I had, it impresses me quite a bit. It didn’t have a fishy smell until after it was prepared, which I didn’t find surprising. It has a kind of caramel/coffee taste, and the pu-erh taste is still there. Going to give it a perfect 100%, as I love my coffee as well, and this kinda hits close. :) I can’t wait to make a latte out of this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Me

I like this one too. I didn’t expect to but it was really tasty.

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90

Definitely one the best flavored teas I’ve had from DAVIDSTEA. It’s AWESOME to say the least. The very smell of it is as delicious as it smells. The tea has subtle hints of coconut, the forefront having a nutty taste. My only complaint is that the black tea taste is a little lacking. Other than that, drink up and enjoy it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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73

I must say, it’s true about the smell when you stick your nose right upto the bag… I was scared about the fig,,, but I did try this and to my surprise I liked it with a tsp of sugar it was quite nice, I don’t know if I’d drink this again… I might, I might not haha.

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90
drank Quangzhou Milk Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
186 tasting notes

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90
drank Quangzhou Milk Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
186 tasting notes

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