45 Tasting Notes

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drank Hot Chocolate by DAVIDsTEA
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While chocolatey, this is not reminiscent of creamy hot chocolate – misses the mark on that note. To save yourself from disappointment, do not compare it to hot chocolate and you can appreciate the delicate sweetness and chocolate flavour of this tea. Even when steeped over a long period of time (which I accidentally do sometimes) it does not become bitter.

It’s a bit expensive and given that there are so many chocolate teas out there, this is a miss for me. It’s not a horrible tasting tea, but it’s not one I would go out and purchase again.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate

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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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One of my favourites from DavidsTea! I’m glad they haven’t discontinued this one. Despite it’s name, the ‘punch’ isn’t really there – which for me is great because I’m not too much of a fan of fruity teas anyway. The the fruity taste kind of fades into the background and is still present. The more dominant flavours in this tea are the cardamom pods, cinnamon, ginger and rose petals – as a person who loves spices (especially cardamom) and floral notes, this hits the spot.

Love it hot or iced.

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Rooibos, Rose

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drank Grilled Pineapple by DAVIDsTEA
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There is a somewhat artificial taste to this tea, I am thinking it is the pineapple, with that said I do like the roasted-flavour profile though.

This tea is better when served iced than hot, the artificial taste is subdued this way and you get the really fruity notes – reminiscent of a grilled pineapple.

Flavors: Artificial, Fruity, Pineapple, Roasted

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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is so-so. What drew me to this in the first place was the intrigue of tasting chocolate in a non-chocolate based tea. I steeped it according to the instructions and after tasting it a few times, it tastes nothing like chocolate. All I taste is coconut. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing, but eh. I’m not a fan of coconut tastes in general. I drank this unsweetened and no milk. It’s good, and it still tastes good after multiple steepings but I’m glad I got a 25g pouch of this because I don’t think I COULD finish a 50g, let’s say.

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drank Mango Diablo by DAVIDsTEA
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It’s an okay blend as far as this goes. You can taste the mango taste, and the chili. It is actually quite spicy when you steep it for a bit. I steeped it for like 30 minutes to experiment if the tea will end up spicy and I don’t taste any bitterness from the green tea from over steeping. The mango flavour kind of dulls out but is still present, and now the tea is spicy. It’s okay I guess, probably good if you’re stuffed up or something. I have not tried it with ice but I will eventually.

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I absolutely love this tea. It’s very chocolatey because of the cocoa powder, but the flavour bodes well with the mate and the cinnamon. I feel energized when drinking this tea, and it is nice to drink on a cold day. Overall, I will repurchase again in a 100g tin. If you love mate and love chocolate, this is perfect.

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drank DUPLICATE04059 by Duplicate
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I am actually sad they do not sell this at my Davidstea store anymore because this stuff is the bomb! I don’t really understand that it has such a low rating, because it REALLY tastes like chocolate and bananas, and the rooibos is very subtle. I’m not a fan of this tea hot, however. It’s great as a cold latte, and upon tasting it I remember my time at Disney World buying a chocolate covered banana. :P It’s a decent dessert drink!

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drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
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This is my comfort tea and go-to tea. You know those days where you don’t want a flowery tea, a sweet tea, or a dessert-like tea? This is the one. I love the toasted rice and the popcorn, the nutty flavour is quite nice and comforting. It’s very light tasting, and goes down well. I like to drink this while I’m eating! Especially sushi, haha. All in all, a great basic tea. Sometimes simple is best.

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drank Bravissimo by DAVIDsTEA
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Funny because I don’t taste much licorice in this tea! I bought this tea when I had a cold and the girls at Davidstea recommended this tea because of the licorice. Truthfully, it didn’t help my cold but I could taste it, that’s for sure. The chamomile is strong, and this tea is SO sweet, I was kind of taken aback that I didn’t need to add anything and it was already sweet on it’s own. Not necessarily a bad thing, I suppose. Honestly, I don’t know how I feel about this tea. I don’t hate this tea, but I’m not a big fan either. It’s not horrible by any means.

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drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Out of all the cake teas I’ve had so far from Davidstea, this one is probably the weakest (truthfully, I have not tried Ice Cream cake because it smelled like nothing special). Without adding sugar and milk, this stuff tastes… like blah. Even when I did steep it correctly at the right temperature! All I tasted was black tea, and a subtle chocolate taste. It wasn’t very sweet at all, and I didn’t like how the sprinkles kind of made a residual oily thing in my steeper. Anyways, I have not tried this cold or with milk so I will review it with that when I get the chance. Right now, it’s just boring.

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