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drank Wild Black Yunnan by DAVIDsTEA
29 tasting notes

I can’t really describe this tea too well. It’s rich, dark, earthy, and very unique. I’d go so far as to call it manly. (Maybe because my boyfriend loves it and he and his friends misread it one time as “Wild Black Woman”!) It’s kind of like a rich, dark green tea, perhaps?

Personally I prefer lighter, sweeter teas, but occasionally I find this perks me up in the winter time, with its very woodsy feel – reminds me of damp autumn days (which are, by comparison, very nice and warm to Canadian winters!), but other times I find it’s just too rich for me, and I don’t want to have to finish my cup. My boyfriend, as I said, loves it, however.

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Oh my gosh, who would have though THIS could happen? This tea is TOO SWEET for me!

I LALALOVE cream of Earl Grey teas – I love Ear Grey so much, and adding that punch of sweetness just makes it heavenly for me. I try any cream of Earl Grey I can get my paws on, and I love them all – bagged or otherwise, I am indifferent.

But THIS! This is not a sweet punch, it is a sugary TAKE-DOWN! I can’t even believe how sweet this is – I bought it on the pure trust in my love for David’s Tea doing GREAT sweet dessert teas regularly and nailing them, and the fact that I already know I love Earl Grey cream/vanilla teas. But… Whoops! What a mistake that was!

I personally do NOT taste much of the Earl Grey in there, and it is just TOO DARN SWEET! Like almost syrupy-sweet. My recommendation would be to check out The Earl’s Garden at David’s Tea and compare the two before you buy – who knows, you may like both! But just… Be careful! ;~;

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90
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
29 tasting notes

Well, this one is a conundrum; reading everyone else’s reviews makes me feel like I’m not insane, at least – I cannot taste the lavender.

I got this tea as a Christmas gift from a tea friend who knows I love lavender, but I’ve put off trying to make a pot because, well, I just can’t smell it. You look at it and you can see it’s in there, but the soft (not heavy for once!) scent of coconut is there instead.

Eventually my partner ended up making a pot randomly one day, though, and I asked for a sip to try. I had a really sore throat and usually sweet teas make it worse, but I had no idea what to expect. Well, it was like a soothing touch to my sore throat – lightly sweet, but not overpoweringly so. The lavender has a soothing, calming effect, I believe, but it’s not the reason to buy this tea on its own, I believe. I don’t think I’d have bought this for myself to begin with, but now I’m eyeing it as the levels in my can slowly decline and I wonder, “Oh man, how soon will I have to replace this?!”

Definitely one for me that will probably serve me VERY well come the winter months and cold/flu season hits. It’s soothing, sweet, but light and still hold an element of fruitiness with its coconut touches!

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100
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

The first time I ever tried this tea was at the David’s tea in whistler and I’ve been in love with it ever since
I decided I’d brew up a cup to write a review for it and im so glad I did
At the beginning of the sip you can taste The apple and cinnamon which gives it almost an apple cider/ apple frittery taste
Then the nuts hit you in the aftertaste leaving you with a sweet nutty taste
In all an amazing tea (im actually going to buy more in 30 minutes)

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DaisyChubb

Awesome, love the blog style! Keep it up!

wiicked

Thanks!

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90
drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
62 tasting notes

New teas! I haven’t bought any tea since before Christmas because we are saving up for a trip, but I finally couldn’t wait any longer and placed a DavidsTea order last week. Placing the order was such a pain – when I confirmed my order I got a message that one or more of my teas was not available in the quantity I wanted. One or more. No indication as to which one – and it cleared my cart! Three times! I finally emailed customer service (I was trying to use the coupon for the free 50g bag of tropicalia) and they sorted everything out. The next problem was that Salted Caramel could only be added to my cart in 100g, not 50! I realllllly didn’t want to order that much, because caramel things to me can be hit or miss. Customer service was good enough to send me only 50g anyway, and 50g of Pink Flamingo! Yay!

Moving on to actual tea-related comments: This is really good! It smells wonderful, and seems well-balanced. It isn’t too sweet, and it has just enough salt to bring out the caramel flavor. I haven’t tried it cold yet, but that’s my next plan! I’ve been drinking it with a splash of milk, but I’ll try it without sometime when I’m home – that way if it is better with milk I have the option of adding some. I don’t have any milk here at work :(

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drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

After four cups, I’ve decided there is no way possible for me to brew this and actually enjoy it. There are notes there I adore for the apple, but I can’t seem to get the brew right. Still on the search for a perfect apple tea I guess.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Harney and Sons has an apple blend but I have never tried it.

Tina S.

Apple tastes can vary so much I’m always curious and scared to try them. I’ll have to search it out!

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drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

I was really excited for this tea. I love cake teas! I find they are the prefect way to satisfy my craving with less calories! I don’t know, this one just fell short for me. It wasn’t… awful? I didn’t fully enjoy it. Liked it much better mixed with Coffee Pu-Erh.

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

I liked this tea, but it was so much like Oh Canada, and I like that one better anyhow. So, really fun and sweet like a proper cake tea should be! I don’t know if I would get it again though.

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100
drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

This tea reminds me so much of lemon sugar cookies! Soft and sweet. Doesn’t need anything to add to it. Really super pleasant. Its tropical without being over the top, if you understand. Although I think it is supposed to be more of a tropical taste, it reminds me much more of Christmas.

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

Oh my goodness I could not find a way to enjoy this for myself without adding buckets of sugar to it. Did not enjoy. I’m sorry, Bear Trap, I tried to love you.

Rabby

I tried this one as a sample with Marco; he liked it, I did not. Too manly maybe?! XD

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100
drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

I have always loved earl gray tea, and that is what first drew me to try this tea. After having tried it, all I can think is GUMMIE BEARS IN A CUP! AW YEAH!

Honestly, amazing combination that results in a fun, fragrant cup of tea!

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drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

I keep thinking this will taste sweeter than it does. Perhaps its the ‘cake’ in the name. Really pleasant tea, soft notes of carrot and spice, but not really sweet.

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drank Chrysanthemum Nest by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

I don’t know what I’m doing wrong with this one but it always comes out really weak for me. I really don’t understand. I’m so used to being slapped in the face with earthy goodness with pu-erh that the soft notes of this one leave me disappointed.

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100
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

Why must this tea be seasonal? ;_;

I have always enjoyed chai blends. I have always enjoyed pumpkin. Bringing those two loves together beautifully in this tea makes me smile. Makes an excellent latte as well! I usually enjoy it with milk, like most my black teas. So nice to drink after coming in from the cold.

Rabby

I agree completely! I have enough to last me probably until October 2013, but I spent a lot stocking up on it just in case!
I don’t really taste the chai-ness of it that much myself, but gosh, it’s so great… Like a warm cup of pumpkin pie!

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drank English Rose by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

This tea completes me!

I really enjoy it best with milk! The sweetness of the white chocolate and the roses is so reminiscent of a Turkish Delight! Only without the chewing and sticky teeth after! A really pleasant combination best enjoyed hot though.

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

I’ve never even heard of this one! But your description of it (Turkish delight sans the cavities?!) sounds sooo amaaaaazing!!! I really want to try this now! Way to go writing a review that makes me excited to try it! XD

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84
drank Rose Congou Green by DAVIDsTEA
470 tasting notes

And this one is only from 2 days ago! I’m making progress. I got this in my swap with Kittenna, which worked out perfectly since she hates floral teas (particularly rose) and I love them! I’ve had a few rose congous before, but never one with a green base. Rose pairs pretty well with almost any base in my opinion, so why not a green congou?

I cold brewed this as per usual… I feel like that’s all I’ve been doing recently, but it is summer after all. When it’s really hot out I sometimes put a splash of rosewater in my ice water just for an extra refreshing drink, and that’s exactly what this tastes like! Well not exactly, since the green base is pretty prominent, moreso than I thought it would be. The rose though is so nice, perfectly floral and kind of… crisp. Like almost icy and cooling. It’s a different aspect of rose that I’m not really that familiar with since I don’t often have it iced, but I think I will more often now!

Kittenna

Yay! Another tea that found a better home with you :P

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50
drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
296 tasting notes

If nothing else this tea looks like swamp water.
I didn’t think I would enjoy this one, since it’s base is rooibos (not a fan over here).
I found it to have a slightly sweet strawberry flavour (like a strawberry candy-artificial). Wish it had more of that flavour. I found it lacked big time in the flavour department. I could only slightly taste the rooibos, which is great for me. I usually can’t get past the rooibos flavour.
Over all I was disappointed in the lack of flavour.

softrevolution

I tried this for the first time the other day and felt pretty much the same way. It’s just fairly bland and artificial tasting. I wonder if it might be tasty iced with a bit of fruit juice added in to make it more like a punch?

tattooed_tea

I had it iced. I’m not sure what would help it out. I always add more leaves than required because I like a strong tea, but it didn’t help this time.

Kittenna

Ew, I did not enjoy this one iced at all. I threw it out.

tattooed_tea

Did you have it hot? How was it?

Kittenna

I had it hot as well, and although I liked whatever fruit flavour I was smelling/tasting, I didn’t find it terribly appealing. Better than iced IMO, though!

tattooed_tea

I will have to try this hot than before I swap it out.

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drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
607 tasting notes

This tea really surprised me. From all the mixed reviews, I expected it to be a letdown. But it’s tasty! And sooo much like real chocolate cake!! The only con is that instead of curbing my craving for the real thing, it intensifies it.

I get warm chocolate cake and even sugary chocolate frosting in each sip! You know the thick, luscious flavor of a decadent three-layer chocolate cake from Outback or Red Lobster? That’s exactly what this tea reminds me of. I’m really astonished that they put all this in a tea!

Big thank you to Kittenna for sharing a sample with me! This tea is spot on, but now I really want a big slice of chocolate cake. I bet the two together would be heaven, mmmm! Drool.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
PatchworkSheep

This is one of my absolute favorites. I find the flavour comes out more as it cools a bit.

Kittenna

You’re very welcome! I’m a bit confused about the negative reviews as well, as I quite liked it. But yes, like many dessert teas, it just makes me crave the dessert more…

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drank Sweet Strawberry by DAVIDsTEA
692 tasting notes

Upping the rating some because it is better hot, made by moi at home. I still say it is a very mild tea, and I liked Teaopia’s better, but this one is less bad than before.

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drank Sweet Strawberry by DAVIDsTEA
692 tasting notes

Not happy with how this turned out today, cold steeped in my timolino. It was really weak and had a funny taste or smell. Not sure if that was the tea or my timeline though. I only got a small amount of it to try, but there should be enough for a few more steeps.

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drank Sweet Strawberry by DAVIDsTEA
692 tasting notes

It smells so good but it didn’t taste as good as it smelled. It was neither sweet nor strawberry tasting. I couldn’t get any berry flavour. I had it iced as a tea to go, so I might have been the prep. I prefer Teaopia’s white strawberry offering better.

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85
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
248 tasting notes

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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
248 tasting notes

Got this in a swap with Emilie, thanks again!

This smells fantastic, mmm chocolate covered strawberries. The liquor it’s a really pretty deep orange-red.
Really lovely flavor, dark and delicious. Definitely a cocoa taste and not just a “we dumped chocolate syrup in it” taste, which is great. The strawberry mingles really well and I pick it up as a bit of an aftertaste. Yummy!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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