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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
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I wanted to like this one, I was very excited about trying it once my roommate told me how yummy it was. But whatever I was looking for in this tea I didn’t find. The nut was too overwhelming I was looking more for chocolate. It didn’t help that I had to steep some extra in my Teavana steeper because the little push plate got stuck and it when draining all over the place when my back was turned. Oh well, I have a roommate who will help me finish it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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70
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea has been quite the tricky one to brew. I hear it has come back with a reformulated flavor, so that probably plays into it. Anyway, I finally got a good cuppa this one! I steeped at about 6 minutes and added just a few pieces of Teavana rock sugar and it was yummy. I won’t be reordering this but I can finish the tin, I like the spearmint flavor.
Also, I added shredded sweetened coconut from Trader Joes to the blend in the steeper.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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93
drank Cafe Mocha by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh how I wish I had more than 2 oz of this delicious tea! If anyone is still hanging on to some because they don’t like it I will take it! It has such a strong roasted coffee flavor but I think that’s what makes it amazing!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Ost

I’ll sell you the 50g package I have for 3 plus shipping (which wouldn’t be much at all) bucks if you want :P It’s 50g minus a tsp. I really didn’t like it, and have been wanting to get rid of it. I put it up on sale post on the Stash Sales thread!

lindsayb

I’ll take it!

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100
drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
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I went for my interview today at DavidsTea and the manager forgot about it so I didn’t get my real interview today! I’m hoping they call me back, and if they don’t I’ll probably call them haha! Oh well, I got to pick up a few more little gifts for people I want to remember for Christmas and a to-go of this lovely Vanilla Orchid. I will admit the more traditional, delicate teas make me nervous because I like a lot of flavor but I think my taste buds are expanding their tastes. Initially on the sip it was straight oolong flavor with some orchid in the background, then on the finish you could taste a faint vanilla. It was delicate and mildly sweet and delicious! I won’t keep this stocked for everyday use, but more for a treat.

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100

This was another one I bought to try to see if it would make the shelf. Oh my deliciousness. Upon opening the bag it had a strong chocolate smell and almost no chili/pepper smell which was good because Mango Diablo was too spicy for me. This tea is absolutely fabulous though I do think I’ll only keep it stocked for cold weather, I can’t see this being a good summer tea. I love the tiny bit of warmth at the end of the sip, lovely for this bitter weather.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85
drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Bagged smell: very strong candied pineapple scent, it smells divine, especially for a pineapple lover.
Brewed smell: a bit more mellow on the pineapple smell, still yummy though
Brewed taste: More oolong than pineapple but pineapple is still evident, need just a few pieces of rock sugar to bring out the candied flavor which I highly enjoy. This will probably also make the tea wall.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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95
drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
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This was oh so yummy as a wake up tea! I made this one in my new Timolino from Davids. I loved the taste but I think I would’ve liked it better if i had put plain whole milk in instead of a shot of sweet italian cream creamer. This is definitely getting added to my personal tea wall. I bought a bunch to try out to see if they made it in my permanent collection, this one does :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90

I got a sample of this in one of my online orders. I poured out the package into a filter only to realize theirs enough in the sample for at least 3 cups so I poured it into an empty tin. That being said my tummy wasn’t feeling well, I think due to a lack of food but it’s too late to eat, so I made this an went without sweeter or milk. I have Moroccan Mint from Teavana but it just doesn’t measure up to this! I always burn the Teavana one and it’s bitter and gross and I have to have honey (though I did get a decent cup last time), but not Peppermint Amour. It has a nice minty flavor that cools your throat and it’s not so vegetal that you need sweetener to make it palatable. Definitely a win on this one DT.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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Picked up an oz of this while at the store today. I had to sugar it up a bit because it wasn’t sweet enough on its own so i put in a few pieces of rock sugar and a little caramel honey stick. Yummy :) I made it as a latte but it didn’t stay frothed like I wanted, oh well, next time.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90

Our Pennsylvania store opened today and of course I went to check it out! I got this as a to-go because I was unsure of wether or not I would like it and $11.50 is a lot to pay for a mistake. I have never liked more traditional teas but this one was delicious! It was so creamy and it was sweet on its own. I will be buying this one next time and I’m hoping I get the job there on Monday after my interview :)

teamaniac

I love this tea too Lindsay. The interesting thing about it is that different batches taste different. I guess tea is like wine where growing seasons determine the taste of the tea. But it is delicious. If you like brie cheese, taste it with that. Or shortbread cookies..

lindsayb

i love brie, I’m so happy tea has so many different tastes so it can go with anything.

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Oh how my love of tea has grown since my first sip of Candy Apple Tea from Tea Geshwender six years ago. I am mostly a fan of Teavana and DavidsTea, though I do stray from time to time.

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