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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
125 tasting notes

this one is fairly light for a black tea. the spices are really evident, love those cloves! not very sweet at all, but i suppose since the tea base itself isn’t so heavy, that lets what sweetness there is shine through.
not AS incredible as i was hoping – but pumpkin spice and mom’s apple pie are always the knockouts for fall, so i’m not really upset :)
still a pretty good cozy autumn tea!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Mango Lassi by DAVIDsTEA
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really lovely end of summer blend! i wasn’t expecting much from this one as chamomile isn’t one of my favourite ingredients, but here it really works.
very nice, light fruit flavour from all that yummy mango, paired with the warm vanilla that makes you want to snuggle up on a chilly september night – perfect.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
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okay, not a ‘summer tea’ persay, but i guess i didn’t get around to reviewing it in my last batch of samples. isn’t this a fairly new tea though? i can’t find it on the website… maybe it didn’t do well! unfortunate.

mates are tough for me; i used to LOVE honey bee, but now when i smell it i start to feel nauseated – no idea why. anyway…

really mellony at the start, but almost sort of… bland? kind of dusty maybe, at the end. blerg. not a fan. just as well as it’s not a keeper with DAVIDs either! ah well

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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mango mango mango! high hopes for this one, folks…

hmm, oddly tart. probably the citrus fruits in there. it truly does taste like a fruit punch, with kind of an artificial aftertaste though.
i’d try it iced, but not as a hot tea again.
it is something different though, i can see what they were going for and it will definitely work on ice.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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this one scares me as a hot tea – it’s sooo dark pink. i’m afraid the hibiscus might kill it, but let’s dive in!

the smell is sweet, but a touch artificial. definitely tart, but not that sickening lingering kind that sticks on your tongue and won’t let go. interesting!
i don’t know though, up front it’s just all a bit too much. this will probably be killer on ice with some sweetener, but it’s not going to double up as a hot tea for me, unfortunately.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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77
drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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after seeing my actual sample of this, i’d say it is a rooibos before a black tea, which is honestly a little off-putting – i’m not really a fan of rooibos and i can’t imagine rooibos + black + mint being good. but… we’ll see.

i suppose the rooibos is in there to add a touch of natural sweetness, as it DOES smell minty and sweet. surprisingly it’s not overpowering on the first sip. i don’t know that i’d like this one iced – minty iced teas just don’t do it for me, but as a hot tea, it is quite refreshing. the mint lingers and the black tea sort of bullies out the rooibos until the end where there’s just a hint of lingering sweetness.
dang! another winner!! this is going to be an expensive summer for teas! hahah

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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92
drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
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mmm, this one smells and tastes surprisingly coconutty despite the small amount of actual coconut flakes in the sample i got, but that must be all in the wonder of flavouring!
if you like coconut though, it is really… REALLY good! which is damn unfortunate because it’s a lovely (expensive!) white tea.
mmm… maybe just a special occasion tea?
i honestly can’t say anything else – it’s a just a lovely white tea base with a knockout coconut flavour on top, really good!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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77
drank Kokomo Green by DAVIDsTEA
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summer tea tasting day! very exciting.

first off, ALL of these teas look beautiful and just smell delicious. anyway, on to the specifics!

this one smells really fruity, even after it has been steeped, which is always nice.
it’s probably the passion fruit flavouring that comes out first, then a nice wave of supportive green tea with mango lingering on the tongue.
i feel like after so many “mango and green tea” variations, DAVIDs has finally come up with this one that’s just a touch more complex, more layers making this a standout tea.
i can see the fruit flavours really coming alive once iced and hit with a bit of sweetener.
i wasn’t expecting to love this one, but i’d keep it on hand to have hot OR iced throughout the summer. nice one!!

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

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
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coconut and lemon – i wish i could smell like this tea! (hey davids – a line of tea-themed fragrances??!)

once steeped, it’s a little perfumey with the sweetness of the coconut creating a heavy base, but the lemon really lifts it back up. makes me want to bake a lemon laced coconut cake! mmmm…

i’d say this is almost an herbal with the amount of lemongrass in there, and in that case would benefit from a longer steep than my standard white tea go-to (2 min. @ 185F). still, the coconut lingers on the tongue with all that refreshing lemon up front – really nice!
i’ll definitely be getting some more before the spring collection is gone :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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tea addict, artist, music enthusiast

i love almost every kind of tea, though i enjoy greens and black teas the most. fruity, citrusy, or spicy warm flavours will score high with me. i’m also a sucker for pretty packaging or interesting names, and i like to believe that medicinal teas really do work

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