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Not for me. I like a good peat smoke scotch so I was thinking I’d like this tea but no go. Very strong smoked smell that is hard to get past. The actual tea tasted ok but I can’t get past the smell to enjoy it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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83
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
30 tasting notes

24 days of tea #2. Overall I like this tea but I expected more of a chocolate taste but I like the raspberry kind of sweetness. I’ve figured out what the “rocket” part of the name is about, wow this tea has some stimulant hit. I got all my housework done after two cups of this :D.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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79
drank Buttered Rum (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
30 tasting notes

This is tea #1 in my 24 days of tea advent calendar. I’m normally a black tea drinker so I looked forward to this one. I wasn’t disappointed. It smells great and tastes good. It’s a little sweet for me but I like that it is low caffeine which will make it a good evening tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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79
drank Buttered Rum (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
30 tasting notes

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79
drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
38 tasting notes

This came in the “Around the World” sampler pack that I bought at DAVIDsTEA. This is a pack of 12 teas that come in small tins, and are packaged in a small box with a card that lists the descriptions.

I thought it was really funny that for this tea, the description on the card starts off with the question: “Why is everybody talking about mulberry leaves?” I don’t know a single person talking about Mulberry leaves. Hahahaha.

Anyway, about the tea…

When I smell it, I get the sensation of a buttery peanut. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, buttery peanuts do not necessarily smell refreshing, nor do they sound like something I would like to drink.

I was kind of thinking about buttery peanuts on my first sip, and I think it weirded me out a little. However, now that I have had several sips, I think this tea is delicious.

Like I mentioned above, I do not think it is a refreshing cup of tea, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. For example: at the end of a long day, I might have a mint tea to unwind and relax. That is refreshing. At the start of a long day, I might have a strong black tea, which I wouldn’t consider refreshing either, but I still really really like black teas.

The aftertaste almost has a light buttery note and a light peanut note, which is interesting.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I know a lot of you on Steepster love this tea. I am not a fan. Maybe I had a bad batch?
Scent: upon opening the tin you could smell the chocolate in this one

Ingredients: Roasted Yerba maté (Brasil), cocoa, almonds, roasted chicory root, raspberries, natural and
artificial flavouring*.

Steep #1:
steeps to a very deep caramel colour, upon tasting could not taste very much chocolate in it at all, could taste a little almond, it was a little bitter and had a strange smell to it. I added a little milk and sugar to make it palatable.

Steep #2:
worse than the first, the scent in my tea maker before adding water was overbearing and not pleasant once steeped it was a fainter version of the first steep, again not very palatable I even tried to make another cup using what I had left over in the tin but I just couldn’t drink it.

Overall Impression: due to the flavouring this is not a tea for me. I would not buy it again.

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47

Scent: difficult to really smell in the small tins, I poured it into a larger bowl but still had a hard time picking up a distinct scent.

According to the Davids Tea Website:

The ingredients are: Organic: Black tea, coconut flakes, vanilla beans, cornflower petals. With organic and natural flavouring.

Upon looking at the tea I could see the white coconut flakes along with the blue cornflower petals that pop but the black tea base.

Steep #1:
upon steeping I could smell a very faint buttery scent
Taste: very fain with a little buttery creamy after taste, I added a little milk and sugar

Steep #2
did not smell very appetizing in my tea maker, second steep was much weaker than the first but overall still pretty good

Overall Impression: Not too bad, I may buy it again

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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54
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

I went upstairs and left this to steep in the kitchen, when I came back downstairs a few minutes later the whole downstairs smelled of black forest gateaux. The taste did not quite live up to the smell for me, next time I will drink it as a latté with almond milk.

However! It definitely woke me up, it was much more stimulating than the chai guarana that I bought specifically for that purpose.

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82

Ever heard of a BIG TURK? It’s a bar of chocolate covered strawberry flavored gummy. It is exactly what this tea smells like. Such a wonderful pick me up.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

Talk about fall in a cup. This is the prefect accompaniment to a warm blanket and a good book on those cool fall days.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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48
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
1774 tasting notes

Yikes! Hibiscus! I bought this before I realized how strong it could be. It was also $2.50 for a 25g bag so I thought why not?

It’s ok, but the rose and hibiscus overpower it. It was tart and terrible when I brewed it hot, but tart and drinkable iced. I just have to empty this last pitcher and I am done with it!

Becky

Argh! Hibiscus! lasers it

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87
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

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98
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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58
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
20 tasting notes

Great teas. Don’t over steep. Gets bitter

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70
drank Mamma Mia by DAVIDsTEA
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