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drank Lime Bang by DAVIDsTEA
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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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87

My first pu’erh tea, and it doesn’t disappoint! The first sip I had, I found that the strongest taste was the peppermint, but as I got more into the cup I started tasting the other components, and the mix is quite interesting! It has an earthy yet creamy taste (an odd combination, I know), probably attributable respectively to the pu’erh and vanilla. If you’re looking for a twist on your peppermint tea, this is the tea for you!

I wasn’t sure I liked this one very much at first, but I brought it to work in my travel mug one morning, and the morning after, and the morning after… until I realized that I cannot live without it anymore.

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Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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70

Smells like apple crisp, which is odd since there’s no apples. The cinnamon really comes through in the smell and taste. Overall, the taste is very light, not as floral as would be expected considering the roses and jasmine flowers. I find that I need to put a larger quantity of tea in my filter and leave it in longer in order for it to taste at all. Makes a nice cup for a mellow afternoon or evening, though perhaps not as intense a flavour as I would have hoped for.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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67

Tastes mostly like a blend of spearmint and lemongrass. Has a very mild flavour. I usually don’t enjoy lemongrass as much, but it blends nicely with the spearmint for a generally soothing experience. I think it will be a nice tea for a sore throat day, but I usually prefer something more flavourful for an every day type of tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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53

I don’t really taste the vanilla; I find the smell reminiscent of something more heavy and floral. Perhaps the marigold petals are responsible for this? Usually I find that, over time, teas grow on me and I enjoy them more with every steep, but the trend seems to be opposite with this one; I enjoyed it the first time but am finding that I like it less and less. The taste is not very strong, but somehow there is a thickness to Vanilla Oolong that I would have liked to have been balanced out with a lighter note in this tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 15 sec

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85

This tea is definitely full of flavour! Oddly enough, tastes like grapefruit, even though it doesn’t figure among the ingredients; it must be the combination of the orange and hibiscus that give it that particular citrus-like tartness. Steeps to a delightful, deep fuschia. I find that it doesn’t taste very good when very hot, for some reason it seems to bring out different flavours, but once it’s cooled down to a drinkable level it is quite addicting. Not very sweet, but if you like tangy things, this is the tea for you! I can’t wait to try it iced when it warms up a bit more (spring seems to be a bit late in coming this year).

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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96

When I read the descriptions online for the new collection of spring teas for Davidstea, I have to admit that this sounded like the least interesting of all the teas, mostly because of my aversion to black teas. Honestly, Dreamsicle seemed like the most delicious on the outset. However, imagine my surprise when I came into the store and found that Dreamsicle didn’t smell as nice as I thought it would, and that I was instead seduced by the strange and mysterious Fantasy Island. The heady scent of coconut must be what drew me in. I bought a latte made with this tea in the store…. and it was heaven in a cup! I always drink it with some milk poured in now.

It’s not an every day type of tea, you have to be in the specific mood for something a bit more heavy and sensual, but when the time is right, nothing can compare. I will be very sad when they discontinue this tea, and will definitely have to stock up.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100

One of my favourite teas of all time. The taste is indescribable! Also, this tea just LOOKS awesome. There is nothing quite like the almond punch infused into this tea. I sometimes grow tired of other teas, but never of this one; I keep it as a special treat, and every time I come back to it, I remember how much I love it. I also like how it tastes exactly how it smells, so if you like the smell, you will fall under the tea’s spell as well.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Sleep Well by Teaopia
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Being a great fan of peppermint, I find this an enjoyable and mellow sleepytime tea. I like how the rooibos, though I can taste it, is not overpowering and only an undertone to the core peppermint. Would have been a rather unremarkable tea if not for the pleasant aftertaste it leaves after each sip, perhaps the taste of the liquorice root or the fennel? Not very fragrant though, so not the most exciting tea out there.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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80

This tea smells freaking INCREDIBLE. It’s too bad the flavour gets lost a little in the steeping! The smell is exotic and enticing, and the taste is light and fresh, with the lemongrass and white tea taking over the flavour when it comes time to sipping. The tea is good, I just wish it tasted a little more like it smells.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more
Amariel

I agree. Smells great, but I mostly picked up on the orange.

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