10 Tasting Notes

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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
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Blah, blah, blah. I will always love DavidsTea, but I don’t know what it is lately with some of these teas being so sweet they upset my stomach. I was so excited for this tea, and to be fair, it really does taste very similar to cotton candy. Alas, as I said before, this tea was so sugary sweet it gave me a pretty bad stomach ache and made me extremely thirsty. Also, I accidentally left my filter and just a bit of tea in my cup overnight and when I got to work this morning the remaining tea and filter had turned into a very bright orange (it looked like orange soda), so that didn’t exactly sit right with me.

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drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I think I’ve decided I just don’t like chocolate tea anymore. When I first tried this tea in 2012 I LOVED it. I thought the amount of heat from the chilies was perfect and the chocolate balanced out the spice so it wasn’t too overpowering. Of course, when they brought the tea back last winter I immediately went out and bought 100 grams (big mistake on my part). I keep going back, thinking I’m going to like it again, but it’s just meh to me now. I’ll finish the rest of my tin, but I definitely learned my lesson to be weary when DavidsTea re-introduces a tea and not buy a ton without tasting it again.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Jen M

I learned that the hard way with Mom’s Apple Pie, too. Bought a ton, found out it was changed the hard way, and struggled to finish it. Bah. yuck.

emmy

I didn’t care for Mom’s Apple Pie either, then again, I never had it the first time around! I hate when they change the ingredients in a tea :(

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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Blah. I loved this the last time I tried it, but I just brewed another cup today (I’ve been hoarding my 1 oz bag) and it smelled and tasted like pickles. It was still OK, and I have enough for a few more cups, regardless, I’m pretty disappointed. My first cup was so much better.

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drank Sweet Lime by DAVIDsTEA
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I love anything lime flavored, and white tea is my favorite , so I was very excited to try Sweet Lime. This tea exceeded my very high expectations. It is so delicious that I bought a fully packed tin on the spot and have been stalking the DavidsTea Facebook page to see if I can gauge which tea is going to win the battle. Of course, my (admittedly half-hearted) attempts to drink this sparingly until I know whether it has a place on the DavidsTea wall, has all but failed as my tin (that I bought on Sunday) is almost half empty already.

Please, DavidsTea, make this part of your permanent collection!!!

Flavors: Lime, Mango

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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I picked this up on sale (four 25g packs for $10!) on a whim and oh my gosh it is delicious. I’m actually kind of sad I like this tea so much because I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to get more of it. I tried it hot and thought the honeydew was the most prominent flavor, although I definitely got cucumber notes in my cup which were very refreshing. I’m debating whether or not to cold steep the rest in my big iced tea pitcher but I don’t want to run out of this tea :(

Flavors: Cucumber, Honeydew, Mint

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pina Colada by Fava Tea Co.
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This is SO GOOD. I wandered into Fava Tea Co. a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed. They have a huge variety of flavors with little samples of each tea available to smell. The smell is incredible, almost exactly like a pina colada, and it tastes even better.

I cold brewed this tea overnight in my DavidsTea mason jar mug to take to work with me this morning. It tastes exactly like pineapple coconut juice… without all the added sugar. I have a feeling that come summer I will be drinking this non stop. Mmmmmm.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 6 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Sip down! I got this tea back in May and, although I really enjoyed it at first, my palate has changed a bit to prefer spicier teas rather than sweet. That being said, I looked in my tea stash at work today and saw I had enough left for one more cup so I thought I’d finish it off. This tea is definitely very sweet and I kind of feel like I’m drinking a liquefied caramel. It’s not my favorite tea, and I probably won’t be purchasing it again, but I’m glad I tried it!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is one of my staples but I haven’t reviewed it yet! This was the first tea I tried from DavidsTea and I fell in love at first sip. I can really taste the vanilla and sweetness from the orange peel. I have this tea almost every morning and I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of it. Mmmmm.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! I got this tea because I was told it was similar to DavidsTea’s “Cookie Dough,” which was discontinued but I loved oh so much. I was a bit skeptical because I really don’t gravitate towards green tea. Overall, I liked it enough. I can really taste the walnut and a bit of pineapple, but it isn’t in the same league as my beloved cookie dough (Sigh).

I probably won’t buy this again, but I don’t regret trying it out.

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML

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drank Orange Blossom by Rishi Tea
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I’m normally not a huge fan of green tea, but this is one of the few teas we have at work so I thought I’d give it a try this morning. To my surprise, it’s pretty good. I only steeped the tea for about 2 minutes and I found that was the perfect amount. It’s slightly sweet and orangy (I know that’s not a word but bear with me) with a floral aftertaste and no bitterness! This isn’t my favorite tea but it’s the best available at my work!

Flavors: Flowers, Orange Zest

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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