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drank Hibiscus Punch by DAVIDsTEA
282 tasting notes

When I first tried this tea, it seemed a bit cold for something as spring related as this tea, it was actually right during a snowstorm. Needless to say I was not feeling the spring vibe, but I don’t think that is the source of my indifference to this tea.

I’m personally not a fan of this tea. It was way too cinnamon-y for me. Just like last month’s tea of the month was has way too much cinnamon, this one does too. It’ not even like I have anything against cinnamon, it’s just that this tea really overdoes it with the cinnamon.

I wasn’t even expecting it to have cinnamon at all (because of its name). I was expecting a more floral and fruity type tea, but obviously that was not the case. It was only a little bit floral (because there was way too much cinnamon) and not fruity at all.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Flowers

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drank Passion Berry by Teavana
282 tasting notes

It is quite tangy, but it is a tolerable level of tanginess that it makes the tea unique in that way. Adding some sugar eliminates this tanginess. There is a huge splash of fruity flavor that would make a fantastic iced tea.

That’s all I can really say, about this tea unfortunately…. it does not have a particularly unique flavor profile. What I mean is that I don’t taste a particular berry or a particular fruit. It is just a “big fruity mess” for lack of a better description…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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This tea is absolutely fabulous, with it mate and pu’erh base, it leaves room for the splash of fruity flavors. Other than the super intense fruit, the star anise, cloves and cardamom combine to add a lovely little spicy note that calms down the fruitiness.

At the end of this review, I am just noticing that this tea has been discontinued… what a shame, it was so lovely!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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If you ever have trouble sleeping or if you are super stressed, Tranquil Dream will come to your rescue.

It has tons of chamomile, that is extremely soothing, you will be relaxed and sleepy in no time! underneath all that chamomile, you will taste a medium-strong note of citrus. And then in the background, there is a soft and smooth floral note.

This tea is everything you could ever want before going to bed, and will surely send you off to a good night sleep!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Chai On Life by DAVIDsTEA
282 tasting notes

Out of all the chai type tea I’ve ever had, this on definitely tops all of them!

I love it because it’s not too intense in spice, and the flavors aren’t all over the place. It’s has a very calm and smooth flavor profile. It has a ton of different spices (cinnamon, pink peppercorn, ginger black pepper, cloves, cardamom) but they are all so smoothly blended together in the most perfect balance, that it is not as overwhelming as it may seem.

It’s a fantastic tea to sip by the fire, on those cold winter nights! I really recommend it!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
282 tasting notes

Just by it’s name and associations, I was assuming that this was going to be a very strong, sweet and fruity tea. But I should have thought differently. White teas are never strong and fruity; they always have a very light tea body and very subtle flavors.

And that is exactly what this tea is! It has a fantastic white tea base, with a lovely and mild cherry flavor. There is also a beautiful floral undertone that brings it all together.

This tea is just a wonderful as taking a walk down the suburban streets of japan in the spring, with all the cherry blossom petals falling down on you.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank The Spice is Right by DAVIDsTEA
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This is one of those teas that is really easy to over steep, and when you do oversteep it, then “the spice wrong”. Allow me to elaborate…

This tea is basically a cinnamon tea, or at least that is the only thing i could taste. Since it has this extremely strong cinnamon flavor, when it is over steeped the cinnamon becomes REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY strong.

While I was out with one of my friends one day, I was drinking this tea and I had over steeped it by accident. Every time I took a sip I made this face that he referred to it as the face of someone who just took a sip of pure whiskey.

My point is, just steep it for 1-2 minutes and you’ll have a lovely balance of spice that is just right ;)

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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It has a beautiful and inviting aroma.The first thing I taste is a kind of Buttered Rum taste; the two teas have almost the same ingredients. The only difference is the peppermint, which is cool and smooth, and comes mostly in the after taste. The coconut is also a little more prominent in this tea, which give it a slight sweetness, but this can easily turn bitter if you it steep too long.

I just adore this tea, I will definitely be getting some more soon :) Drink up!

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Assuming it has been brewed to perfection, you will taste a lovely and delicate citrus with a floral hint. There is a huge array of different fruits in there too, that are not particularly noticeable, but they add the soft sweetness to the tea to pull all the flavors together.

It has a very light tea body, which makes it very nice and refreshing. However, I would not recommend drinking it cold; it is very astringent and a little bitter when it cools down

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Caribbean Calypso by Teavana
282 tasting notes

The flavor profile is amazing. It is a great tea served both hot and cold, I would suggest it to anyone who wants that energy boost in the morning.

it has the classic coconut-lemon combination, enhanced with lots of ginger and sweetened with Caribbean fruits like mango and pineapple.

This tea is fantastically refreshing when served cold, and throat-soothing served warm. From personal experience, I find this this tea is hard to over-steep! It seems to progressively taste better the longer you steep it. So if you’re the kind of person who never reads/follows brewing instructions, then this will be a great tea for you! Hahaha

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