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drank Luscious Watermelon by DAVIDsTEA
306 tasting notes

This was one of the first teas I ever had from DavidsTea, way back when, so I’m glad it has made a bit of a comeback, and it was one of the ones I asked mom to include in my care package :)

Anyway, this is DELICIOUS as a strongly-steeped iced tea (I have to make my little sample go a long way, so I steeped this for, like, two days, LOL). Maybe a bit more potent than some people would like, but I still refuse to add sugar.

Kristal

Agreed!

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95

YES A DARJEELING MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.

…Sorry. I have just been missing my various bags of darjeeling at home, and I managed to wrangle a sample of this is Wellington last weekend and it is YUMMY. Will definitely be ordering more.

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95
drank Earl Grey Excelsior by t Leaf T
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Hurrah, loose leaf tea from NZ! And whoa, what a start! This was DELICIOUS (thanks to the tea guide in the Wellington store for recommending it). Perfect with some milk and some treats. Looking forward to getting more of this one, since I just had a sample pack.

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75
drank Power Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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Hurrah for care packages from home! (Thanks, Mom)

I was expecting this one to taste similar to Superberry, though the mate base makes it distinct enough (at least to me). I am sorely missing my stash of mate as a morning pick me up, so I am very happy to have a little of this in my NZ tea stash. I suspect I might like this one better cold, but I don’t have enough for a proper cold brew, and I want to stretch out the leaf as long as I can.

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80
drank Earl Grey Strong by Dilmah
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Holy bergamot, Batman! Definitely not a tea for just a casual Earl Grey lover, as the bergamot is definitely prominent here, and I’ve found that it’s an acquired taste. That said, I heart all things Earl Grey, so this was a nice supermarket pick up.

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75

I had high hopes for this one… It’s not as strong as I would have liked, despite me steeping it for ages and using a fair bit of the leaves. The smell is good, though! And it does make a good iced version (though again, not as strong as I would like). Some people might like the milder taste, as a general rule, I do not. :P

Kristal

Just double checked my review of this tea from the summer, and apparently I thought it was pretty weak too!

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90
drank Apple Crumble by Steeped Tea
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Another winner from my care package! The smell is pretty much on par with the legit apple crumble my flatmate’s girlfriend made last night, haha.

Other than DT’s Apple Studel, I’m not sure I’ve had an apple tea with a black tea base. I tried this one plain, and with a bit of milk and I loved both cups. Now that I’m transitioning into autumn (and winter is coming, woe!), I’m getting back into those warm, comforting teas, when normally at this time of year I’d be going hard core into the iced stuff.

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90

My first care package from home had this in it!

Honestly, this is probably in my top three of teas I’ve sampled from Steeped Tea. It’s really good, and I was craving some cinnamon tea. The cinnamon, vanilla and maple are muted as individual flavours, but whatever combination they’re in here works. I added some milk and this was a delightful addition to my dessert. Yum.

Kristal

Wish I could drink black tea to try it! I have bought from steeped tea numerous times but have been disappointed more times than not lately, so I wish I would try this since most people who have it really enjoy it.

raven22

The past few times I’ve had Steeped tea has been what others have given me, so I haven’t actually bought any myself in a long time, LOL. Black tea is like a staple in my diet – I don’t know how I would be able to go without!

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74
drank Assam Bold by Twinings
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Not as strong as I’d like it, but definitely the strongest straight black I’ve had from Twinings. I nicked this from the stash at work, and it was a nice pick me up this morning.

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drank Finest Ceylon Leaf Tea by Bell
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Omg, I have returned! Sorry, Steepster, but moving to the other side of the world is insane. That, and I’ve actually one had one new type of tea since I’ve been to NZ. Tragic, I know. That’ll eventually change.

Anyway. This one is a decent bagged black tea. Nothing fancy, but sometimes that’s exactly what you want. I had this brewed straight and with milk, and both were good cups of tea.

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Tea flavours/profiles that are my favourite:

-Straight black tea (especially Earl Greys and Darjeelings)
-Fruits (especially strawberry, peach, lemon, and pineapple)
-Cinnamon
-Ginger
-Flavoured green tea

My Tea Rating Scale (just to have a little bit of consistency):

Under 50: Ugh. Terrible.
50-60: Disappointing – I don’t think I’ll be getting any more of this.
61-75: Decent – I’ll finish what I have, and I may consider buying again.
76-89: Very enjoyable – I would definitely consider getting more.
90-100: I LOVE IT – I will do what I can to keep a permanent stash on my shelf.

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