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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
1847 tasting notes

This is something I have been craving for a while but have not been motivated enough to go into the store and get it. Nor did I want 50 g of it so I did not add it to my most recent DAVIDs order. Today, I went into DAVIDs to grab something for a friend and since I was there I figured why not grab some of this tea. Of course I started brewing up a cup as soon as I got home and it is just the vanilla pudding flavor I so desperately desired. Delicious!

In other news, I asked the saleswoman and she told me the Spring line comes out March 5 and she was quite excited about the new products (though would give me no hints as to what they may be). Unfortunately, I will be in Florida when the stuff is released so I won’t get a chance to try it until I get back.

Flavors: Cream, Orchids, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
keychange

Nothing unfortunate about your being in Florida, yo! have fun!

VariaTEA

This is very true. I will simply have to wait for the new line. On the plus side, I will be able to see everyone else’s thoughts first and know what to avoid.

OMGsrsly

Actually, it could be super beneficial to have to wait! I get so excited about the new teas, and then disappointment inevitably follows. Maybe I’ll wait to try the new stuff. :)

Roswell Strange

I’m desperately hoping that none of the new Spring blends interest me, because I can’t really afford to be interested. That, or that lots of them are older blends which I’ve tried before and didn’t like. Same goes for the new March tea – I’m hoping it’s not too appealing, because it looks like I may not have much Birthday Money coming my way this month.

VariaTEA

Worst comes to worse, I can always share the teas I try :P

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keychange

Nothing unfortunate about your being in Florida, yo! have fun!

VariaTEA

This is very true. I will simply have to wait for the new line. On the plus side, I will be able to see everyone else’s thoughts first and know what to avoid.

OMGsrsly

Actually, it could be super beneficial to have to wait! I get so excited about the new teas, and then disappointment inevitably follows. Maybe I’ll wait to try the new stuff. :)

Roswell Strange

I’m desperately hoping that none of the new Spring blends interest me, because I can’t really afford to be interested. That, or that lots of them are older blends which I’ve tried before and didn’t like. Same goes for the new March tea – I’m hoping it’s not too appealing, because it looks like I may not have much Birthday Money coming my way this month.

VariaTEA

Worst comes to worse, I can always share the teas I try :P

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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Thornhill, Ontario

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