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I want to like this tea. I really, really do. I got a sample of it with a recent order with teavana and didn’t really stop to check the ingredients. The first cup of it I made was absolutely revolting. It was FAR too sweet for my tastes. I figured it must be the candied pineapple and I’d pick it out before making my next cup. I poured one ‘perfect teaspoon’ of tea into a tiny bowl (it’s a teaspoon I purchased from my local DavidsTea) and was really unimpressed with the amount of added sugar I found. About half of what I scooped out was sugar!
Now this probably works just fine for someone who enjoys sweetened teas (i.e. my boyfriend) but I rarely add sweetener to my teas, and almost never to fruity blends. When I do, it’s often agave or honey, never sugar. I found it just a bit too weak but this is probably because after I picked out all the sugar I didn’t have enough for an actual serving.
I would really like to try this tea again and was seriously contemplating purchasing a blend but I’m wondering if it comes with sugar already added? Can anyone help me out?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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I just don’t even care if this sounds disgusting. This tea tastes like melted lime popsicles. We used to make these amazing lime yogurt frozen pops every few summers and this is almost exactly that in liquid form. I love it. I love it I love it I love it.
It’s creamy, but not too creamy. Not buttery, but definitely thicker than plain old tea. This tea is really nice warm but it’s exceptionally good iced. I don’t know what it is about DavidsTea but they make incredible citrusy teas that lend themselves exceptionally well to being iced or hot. This tea also does not oversteep easily. I left the tea to steep for over ten minutes and it was still fine but I find around 7 minutes is optimal.
This is definitely a staple in my tea cupboard now.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 30 sec

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drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
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drank Snow Bunny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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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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drank Snow Bunny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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SO GOOD.
This tea tastes like pumpkin. There is nothing artificial tasting about it. It tastes like fall. Spices, that nice thick, warm, creamy scent of cinnamon and cloves and pumpkin puree.
I’m so glad this tea was brought back in the fall collection!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
charchar

That sounds delicious!!!

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drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought this tea for my mother, who is a really big fan of cherries. I myself, well, let’s just say cherries and I haven’t been friendly since I was in the fourth grade. I did give this one a try though. The smell in the bag was lovely so I thought it only fair to give it a chance. Even steeped, this tea smells lovely. The cherry flavor really does come through and it was sweet enough on its own. I second the smell of sour cherry gummy candies. That’s exactly what it smells like. How does it taste? Not exactly like sour cherry candies. It has a hint of a floral note and I suspect a longer steep would bring about an even stronger hibiscus note, of which I am really not a big fan, so I’ll definitely be sure to keep the steeping time at under 6 minutes in future. This tea was nice, but I think it would suit my tastes better iced. The after-taste is pleasant and fruity, but even after finishing two cups, the taste of white tea was nowhere to be found. I also can’t taste any of the mango. Regardless, as a non-fan of cherries, I really did enjoy this tea. Not amazing, but definitely nice.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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I was really bummed that this tea wasn’t a permanent part of the Davids collection. I walked in to the store to restock and they were completely out! Then I rushed home and bought two 100g tins online. I was so pleased that i didn’t miss out on restocking this tea, because it is phenomenally good. I can’t get enough of it….. then it turns out it’s permanent. Yay!
My all-time favorite tea is Davids’ Exotica, so I knew I’d like this citrus tea, but holy moley, the mint really makes it pop. It’s like nothing I’ve ever tried/expected before in a tea. It gives the tea that that nice cool sensation at the end of a sip after the sweet citrus taste of a creamsicle almost. Even warm, this tea is refreshing on a hot day. I drank this tea all summer, even in 38 degree weather! It was THAT good. So glad I got the chance to try this and stocked up on a generous amount when I thought it was going to be gone for good.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Faith

It is permanent now…

Femo

Yes, I am aware! It was made permanent the week after I bought 200g of it online. It’s a good thing too, because I was probably going to end up being quite stingy with my stock.

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I’m a 22 year old city girl who loves the hustle and bustle of urban life but like everybody else, I just want to come home at the end of the day and curl up with my dog, my tea, and a good book.
I’ve never cared much for coffee, but got into tea after a visit to Lupicia in Hawaii. What started off as a small box set of souvenir tea has turned into monthly tea shopping trips to local tea shops and a cabinet in the pantry just for tea!

Location

Toronto, Canada

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