262 Tasting Notes

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I lovvvvvee chocolate so I just had to pick up a sample of this.
It does really taste like 70% dark chocolate when you add some milk/cream. Truly it is a delicious treat. I appreciate that you don’t taste the blueberries in this tea and that it does not taste like gross waxy chocolate.

My big complaint from today was the sales lady trying to lie to my face. I asked her for 25g so I could try it out, and she tried to convince me that buying this tea in the pre-made bags was cheaper.
Its the same price. And she forgot the fact I just old her I wanted 25g to try, not 50g.
She just kept trying to up-sell me on EVERYTHING.
This is the first time this has ever happened to this extent at a DAVIDs TEA and I am really unimpressed.

Thankfully this tea made up for her irritating sales pitch.

Fjellrev

I would seriously contact them about it and let them know that employees at whichever location are using dishonest sales tactics. Upselling is one thing, but blatantly lying in the process is another, and I’m sure they’d appreciate knowing about this. Their customer service online is excellent and they’ll definitely be happy to hear from you.

Kittenna

This hasn’t really happened to me in-store ever, so I don’t think it’s a new policy. They do always ask if they can get a tea started for me (which I decline, because that’s way too expensive for me, haha), and they have started actually bringing me samples of the TOTD while I browse tea ware. Which I like :D

Lynne-tea

Yea every single time I go in they ask me if I have steep ware. Which of course I do if I’m buying loose leaf tea.
But this was the worst experience yet. I will contact them, good idea!

Plunkybug

I can’t believe they’d say the pre made bags would be cheaper, when they are sold by weight. Unless there is a deal on buying more than one pre made bag, or something. But I’m sure it is not the case. I have had a few people locally overmeasure, and in some cases, I’m like sure…but if I don’t want that, I say so.

Lynne-tea

Yeah I know it was shocking to me too. There is a deal I think if you buy 3x 50g pre-made bags. I can’t remember what the cost is, but it would really only be beneficial if it was a more expensive tea, which they tend not to put in the 50g pre-made bags by the looks of it anyways.

I wrote customer service an email about it so hopefully they speak to that store and make sure this doesn’t happen again. The best thing to drive customers away is to lie to them and try to oversell stuff.

Fjellrev

I hope everything will work out with this, that they’ll actually do something about it. I’m almost starting to wonder if they’re starting to train the employees to be a little pushier, anyway. I was just at one yesterday and the associate was trying to over-pour/ask me if I’d like a bag half full instead of the 20g I asked for. Like uh, no? Because that would be more like 50g? I don’t know.

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drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
262 tasting notes

So it definitely smells like bubblegum. Hubba bubba to be exact.

I got this as an iced tea from DT and it was pretty good. Definitely artificial, but it was nice as it reminded me of my childhood and going to the corner store with all the random change I was able to collect to buy penny candies and hubba bubba.

I wouldn’t buy this, but I’m happy I got to try it.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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I tried this tea as a tea latte this weekend (which isn’t reallllly trying it). The sales lady said that they are getting rid of this tea and it’s been on my wishlist for a while now so I decided to go for it.
It smelled creamy and nutty in the can, but when the woman messed up my order and put steamed soy in it instead of milk.. all I could taste was soy with just a slight hint of nut.
I think it would have been better with milk. or just plane.

meh.

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
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So I introduced my mom to DT this weekend while I was in Victoria. It was kinda chilly so we both went in to get a hot tea, but instead ended up trying a tea latte.

Mom got this one and ohhhhhhhh man was it good. So So So good.

I could drink this tea so easily by itself, but now I’ve tried the latte form. It’s like crack.

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
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I had been out of this tea for a while and was craving it… because it’s delicious AND because I can drink it at night! Win win.

I made it the best way – in a loose leaf baggie of course! This way tastes so different from in the steeper its crazy. It reminds me of a vanilla cake with white chocolate macadamia nut frosting.

The most delicious.

I wish they didn’t up the price so high though… it limits me from drinking it all the time.

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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I picked some of this tea up to drink at night. Seems after drinking 2L of coffee and 10 cups of tea a day for a year has caused me to become sensitive to caffeine.

Fjellrev said it tasted like oatmeal cookie. It does.. Oatmeal and cranberry cookie!

Delightful.

Fjellrev

Yay! Glad you like it too. Easy on the caffeine!

Lynne-tea

It’s very delicious. So glad I read your review of it.. I would have never got it otherwise. I’m definitely in love with it. I also picked up The Big Chill… but .. it’s not very good. It’s more of a I can’t sleep and will try anything tea. I think it’s the lemon verbena or something that isn’t a hit with me…

Fjellrev

Haven’t tried that one yet so maybe I won’t bother. But at least that is what I appreciate about David’s. They come up with interesting herbals.

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
262 tasting notes

Um. Holy doodles. This tea is the bomb.

Seriously it’s so good. Tastes exactly like a chocolate macaroon. Coconut, chocolate, buttery deliciousness.

I picked up 50g, but I’m certain I’ll need another 100 within the week.

Heaven in a cup.

Nicole

Holy doodles. That’s one I’ll have to remember.

Plunkybug

I have similar ones I need to use up before i get this, but I do want to try some.

Lynne-tea

You really should check it out. I adore this tea and did repurchase another 100g and was done it within two weeks. I was limiting myself too.
It is especially mesmerizing as a tea latte. Double the leaf when you make the tea and fall in love with it like I did!

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drank Key Lime by DAVIDsTEA
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Pretty good tea. Nice natural sweetness and tang when steeped correctly. My first ground with this tea was way oversteeped, resulting in a bitter pithy type tea (like eating the white of a lime rind – very authentic).

Though when it’s steeped well, it’s got a nice lime flavour rounded out by the apple and elderberry :)

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80

I decided to drink up the last of this tea as it has been around for a while!

As I remember it, definitely winter squash with a musky/woody flavour. The muskiness fades a bit as the tea is steeped out (I’m on the 4th steep now)… It’s starting to transition to a silkier caramel with exciting tingles on the tongue. The tingles remind me of when you first put something sour or super sweet on your tongue and you start to salivate and get tingles on your taste buds. Very similar to that.

There is also a nice thick buckwheat bread flavour.

Overall, I am happy I got to try this tea. I’m not entirely sad to see it go due to the heavy muskiness at the beginning. Still a nice tea overall.

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 250 OZ / 7393 ML
Fjellrev

Hey you, hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Lynne-tea

Hey! Thank you :) I hope yours was relaxing and enjoyable also!

Ze_Teamaker

hmmmm I need to revisit this one.

Lynne-tea

You really should! Its quite nice…took a bit to grow more on me, but my tastes have also changed :)

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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I had a sample from the VERY FIRST blend with the Yanxin’s Reserve ’04 Shu Nuggets.
After making my way home and shovelling the walkway in the winter storm that has consumed Edmonton, I decided to try this tea and a nice spicy pick-me-up.

The first steep (whole packet) gave me a really nice cuppa licorice ginger spice with that nice angel food cake-ness from the nuggets. It’s very delicious and nicely spicy from the ginger/peppercorns and sweet from the licorice.

I like this blend but the licorice reminds me of Licorice Twist from DT. I like this one wayyyy better though as it is a lot smoother with the licorice and spices.

Looking forwards to multiple steeps on this crazy winters night :)

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I am very excited to delve into as many different types of tea as possible… so this should be interesting. I am really looking forwards to tasting all the wide array of flavours that can come from pure tea leaves.

Currently, I am having a love affair with oolongs. Mostly green, though I am stretching out into more oxidized oolongs. Black teas are also in my love fest as they can be so surprising sometimes (I used to drink bagged red rose x.x)
I would really love to get to know green tea a lot more and white tea.. all tea to be honest. I want to know them all.

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