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drank Blue Lagoon by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea was disappointing. I expected a strong blueberry tea with other notes, but instead it is prominently lemongrass. The liquor is murky and it tastes kind of murky too. Much better iced than hot. Hot, there is a strange chemical flavour that I don’t really care for.

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drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
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Black tea, mango, pomegranate. Best. Ever.
Great hot or iced. So happy it came back for spring. That is all.

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drank Grape Expectations by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea has a grape kool-aid flavour to me, but I like it in the best way possible. I’ve been assured that this does not taste like Grape childrens cough syrup (I love Currant Affair, but that is what it tastes like and I loved that taste as a kid).
I prefer this one hot, believe it or not. However, it does make a nice iced tea as well.
Good job, DT!

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea was a pleasant surprise for me. I figured by the name that I’d either love it or hate it. Turns out that it is fantastic. It has a spa-water type of feel to it. The cucumber is present, as is the honeydew. Oddly enough though, and maybe because it is so refreshing, I do get the same feel as mint.

Iced with a splash of milk, it is reminiscent of Mint Julep.

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drank Peaches & Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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Like other reviewers, I was very excited for this tea. I love peach flavoured teas and was hoping this would be another great blending tea for straight greens and oolongs (much like what I use Teavana’s Peach Tranquility for).
The tea tastes far more vanilla-y than I originally anticipated. The mixture of the peach and vanilla almost gives it a play-doh or crayon taste that is extremely unpleasant. I blended this with a straight monkey-picked oolong and it was, unfortunately, terrible. I have also tried the tea iced and was not impressed either.
I dub this tea “Peaches and Crayons”.

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drank Marshmallow Macaron by Teavana
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This tea gave me a headache, it was so sweet. I had a cup brewed for me in store without anything in it (after smelling it, I figured additional sweeteners were just asking for diabetes). The flavours were certainly interesting, and I give Teavana props for trying to do something completely out of the box. It just wasn’t for me.
If I was to make this at home, I’d use half of the tea.

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drank Mayan Chocolate Chai by 52teas
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So I like spicy, but holy crap is this tea ever spicy!! Like so spicy that I ended up giving it to my boyfriend (who really likes it, so maybe that justifies the mantea label). Now and then though, I crave this blend. You can taste both the chocolate and the spice equally. It is definitely a milk and sugar kind of tea though. Particularly the latter.

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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
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HOW HAVE I NOT REVIEWED THIS MAGIC?! I’m hoping that this tea is revived through the efforts of social media, because it look as if people miss it as much as I do.
This tea is pure magic – it was one of the first “blended” teas that I actually considered palatable and even just for that reason, it holds a special place in my heart. I’m not a huge cookie dough fan in that raw dough kind of scares me, but I do like freshly baked cookies and this tea reminds me more of that angle.

Needless to say, I have 500g just chillin’ that I bought on web special because I am a crazy tea lady.

EDIT: I guess I have reviewed this magic. OH WELLS.

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I wanted so much to like this one, but I just don’t. If I’m being completely honest, it’s because I don’t care for rooibos unless the taste of rooibos is almost 100% masked. Otherwise it just tastes like sticks at the end of the my cuppa which is extremely unpleasant. The best part about this tea, in my opinion, was the strong apple flavour. That I could get behind – it was delicious. However, the cardamom and the rooibos… I don’t know how to explain, but it just didn’t work for me. Next time, gadget!

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drank Hibiscus Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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Here’s a tea I don’t really get. I have now tried it hot and iced and I absolutely dread it either way. I was told that if you were a fan of Kanpe that this would be a good alternative. Well, I wasn’t a huge fan of Kanpe, but I also didn’t spit it back out either. This one… bleh. In DT terms, it’s like if Queen of Tarts and The Glow had a baby.

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How the story goes is that one day, a feeble, weakened graduate student decided to stop ingesting so much caffeine and additives (sugar, cream, milk) and instead headed for the land of tea.

I should probably mention that I’ve been drinking tea… pretty much since I can remember. The beauty of growing up in a still-semi-Euro family! I was introduced to green teas and pu’erhs by herbalists and acupuncturists in my teens.

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