223 Tasting Notes


Had this as an online sample, and in the advent calendar. I’ve now tried it hot and cold. I enjoyed it hot, but it really comes to life cold. The fruit flavours are much fuller when iced. I also found that a large cup of this iced helped with dehydration as promised (but that might’ve just been the hangover talking…).

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Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

As a hot drink I think it’s a deceiving tea. As a cold one, it’s marvelous!

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reviewed The Steeper by DAVIDsTEA
223 tasting notes

How do you revolutionise tea making? By using the Steeper – tea brewing is quick, easy, and mess free, and you get to watch your gorgeous leaves unfurl and dance through the clear BPA free plastic! Just a genius device, and the joy of watching the liquid disappear into your cup never gets old ( or I’m just very easily entertained!). Thank you DavidsTea and international shipping!


Isn’t it great?? I got mine one week before x-mas and it definitely doesn’t get old! I guess I’m also very easily entertained!!


I’ve had mine since late September. Just can’t get enough!


It looks so good going into double walled glasses too!

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Was quite underwhelmed by this one. The smell was amazing, but the taste did not match my expectations once brewed. Couldn’t place my finger on the problem, but thinking it might be the yoghurt drops. These work much better in something like DavidsTea’s southern belle than this one. Won’t repurchase.

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Winter Salo

My Mum doesn’t like Strawberries & Cream either – you might want to try Strawberry Sensation by T2 it’s not my cup of tea because it’s not as sweet as Strawberries & Cream and lacks the ‘creaminess’ but I find people are searching for a strawberry tea really like it. It’s quite nice iced too.


Might have a look! t that one when I’m next at my local T2 stockist. Thanks!


So I tried this again (can’t say I give up easily!), iced this time, and I think I’ve worked out my issue. Its the hibiscus. I usually like it in teas, but I think this time its wildly out of proportion with the strawberries. Will try Strawberry Sensation when their store opens in my city next weekend!!!

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
223 tasting notes

I really enjoy this one! It’s a nice fun tea for Christmas with the candy canes in it. The minty taste is strong when it first hits your mouth, but doesn’t linger too much, so is quite enjoyable. I often find when eating actual candy canes that the peppermint taste just gets stuck in your mouth and throat, and after a while it isn’t enjoyable – not the case with Santa’s Secret. A fun addition for Christmas.

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drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
223 tasting notes

My taste buds and lemongrass teas are not happy bedfellows.

That is all.

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Unsure about this one. I like actual chocolate oranges, but this tea leaves me… unsure. I think perhaps it’s the fact it’s a pu’erh. I’m not a coffee fan at all, so I think it’s the earthy tones in the pu’erh base that’s putting me off. Will give it another try on a cooler day ( if we get one in the near future, not looking likely though!).

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This was my favourite new tea from DT’s 24 Days of Tea. A sufficient hit of chocolate for this chocoholic, and the raspberry tones sweetened it perfectly so extra easn’t required. Anything that means I get to have chocolate with breakfast is a keeper for me! A nice punch of energy, in a chocolatey coating – what more could I ask for! My small tasting tin was devoured in 3 days, each cup got 2 steeps (in one of those handy DT Perfect mugs).

Brewed in accordance with the instructions.

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Tastes just like rum without the burning sensation in the back of your throat! Very creamy and flavourful, a nice warming treat. My father in law enjoyed it greatly too (I think his rating would be 100!), might have to order him some for winter.

The temp/steep time functions are not massively user friendly on the iPad, so I’ll update my ratings later. I used boiling water, and around a 5min brew.

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Wow. This one certainly is minty. Don’t think I’ve ever had anything with quite as strong a mint taste. Even the herb itself. Got it in the 24 days of tea advent calendar, but haven’t been game to go back. Might try it next time with half the amount of tea, or in a cocktail.

Steeped according to DT instructions. Will try again at some point an re-review.

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drank Southern Belle by DAVIDsTEA
223 tasting notes

I really like this tea. I got a sample when it was Tea of the Month, and loved it so much I had to order more. It’s sweet, without being overpowering. Comforting both hot and iced, this one has a permanent place on my shelf. Has been very good iced this week while it’s been so hot.


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I remember getting my first cup of tea at about the age of 8. Just a standard run of the mill black, with some sugar and milk to make it palatable to an 8year old. But a love was born and I’ve never looked back!

I’ve always appreciated the quality of loose leaf, and thanks to the discovery of the fanatastic gadgets at DavidsTea while on holiday, the tea obsession has grown! Is it weird to be ordering tea and having it sent half way around the world?

I’d love to do some tea swaps with people to try new teas. I have a bit of a DavidsTea range for any Australians interested in trying some DT goodness minus international postage fees!

Ive just started working at The Art of Tea , a small Tasmanian company. They dont currently ship overseas, but im more than happy to arrange swaps with people. their full product listing can be found here: http://www.artoftea.com.au/. (December 2012).





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