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drank Poached Pear by DAVIDsTEA
301 tasting notes

I believe I had a sample of this back when this was first introduced, but today was my first proper cup. This is one of the better pear teas I’ve had, I think… A nice mix of sweet with a little bit of spice in there, as well. I already have a large stash of Ginger Pear, though, so I don’t know if I should pick up any more of this, sadly.

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80
drank Apple Strudel by DAVIDsTEA
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Curse you, DT for enticing me to set some more samples! My sample tray is actually overflowing… I really should get at finishing some of those teas, LOL.

Anyway. The smell of this one is AMAZING, and I’m excited to have an apple-flavoured black tea (all of the other ones I’ve tried are either greens or herbals, I think). I’m not too fussy on the addition of coconut, but (thankfully?) I didn’t really taste it in my cup. I’m trying not to get too attached to this one, since (naturally) it’s limited edition, but I definitely would not hesitate to get more of this one if I had the space, LOL.

Kristal

Haha, I was just saying to Fay on steepster here about how DAVIDs has been constantly putting out new, limited edition teas to suck me back into to buying more tea when I don’t need it. Luckily, I’m good for dessert teas right now + haven’t been having them as much, so I’m safe for now ;)

Fay

One is never truly safe from tea. I’ve been trying to limit myself to trying new teas in stores (my mom and I tend to go before my dance class on Thursdays). It’s not very cost effective, but it’s better than buying a sample of every tea that comes out when I already have an overflowing cupboard. I’ll probably try this one next week.

raven22

Dessert teas aren’t my favourite, either, so buying a lot of these won’t be a problem. I just seem to want to try ALL OF THE TEA that DAVIDs puts out, haha.

Kristal

raven22, I feel you! That was me for the longest time. I did, however, have to try ALL of the feel good collection + their tea of the month for January. February is right around the corner, so depending on the ingredients list that tea of the month may need to be tried out as well. Luckily, within the past week I’ve used up about 5 different types of tea + I’m one cup away from using up another I’ve been trying to get rid of for forever. So that make’s me feel good ;)

Fay, I absolutely agree that no one is safe! Haha. And whatever works for you for trying to keep your cupboard at a minimum. I must admit, I only occasionally actually go into DAVIDs or other stores for tea so I do buy small samples of stuff when I am interested in a tea. I’m at the point where I’m hesitant to commit to buying 50g+ of tea cause I’m trying not to let any of them sit for more than a year. I find work is an awesome place to use up stuff I’m kind of “meh” about ;)

raven22

I’m making a lot of iced tea lately, so I’m using up a lot of the teas I purchased over the summer but never got around to using. That’s taking care of a lot of the stash, but I still have soooo much to weed through, LOL

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82
drank Ginger Peach Moringa by DAVIDsTEA
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I keep waiting for a ginger tea to disappoint me, since it’s one of my favourite tea flavours, and I’ve yet to meet one I haven’t liked… But this isn’t it! :)

I enjoy the mix of the ginger and peach, though I probably could have brewed it for longer to make the taste a little bolder. No matter, I still have some left in my sample. Bravo, DT, for this collection. It’s been a while since I’ve legit like all of the offerings without any gripes with flavours or costs.

Kristal

I agree, this collection is totally what I’ve been wanting. I’ve been getting so annoyed with all of the artificial flavours and stuff and just want some “wellness” blends. Bravo to DAVIDs for pulling me back in!

raven22

I said I wasn’t going to pick up large quantities (ie. more than 10g) of tea untill I drank off my other offerings on my overflowing shelf, but I’m afraid these are going to go away quickly!

Kristal

Ugh, I know. I definitely wanna pick up the turmeric one. Darn Davids, why do you have so many limited edition teas :(

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80
drank Hangover Helper by DAVIDsTEA
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Where was this on January 2nd? LOL.

I don’t have a hangover today, but I do have some stomach troubles, so I thought this might be a good idea to try this one. I like it – it’s got kind of a weird taste, but it’s similar to one I get in a lot of mate blends, so that’s okay. It’s a bit sweeter than most, which is a pleasant surprise. I’m not sure if I like this more than The Buzz oe Detox, which are two other similar teas I’d use in this case, but it’s definitely yummy.

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85
drank Live Wire Lemon by DAVIDsTEA
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I miss having a lemon tea on my tea shelf! It’s one of my favourite flavours in tea, so I had high hopes for this one. Thankfully, I was not disappointed! I let this steep extra long, so the taste would be bolder, and… mmmm. A delightful addition to my breakfast this morning. I may use one of my free tea rewards to pick up 50g of this, since the only mate I currently have in stock is a tiny bit of The Buzz (that reminds me. I need to get some more Electric Lemonade).

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80
drank Buchu Superfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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Another sample…

This one smells fruit and sweet and mmmm. I’m always hesitant about stevia, but I didn’t mind it in this one. I drank this one hot, though I might use what I’ve got left to make and iced tea, as I generally like fruit teas better in that form.

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85
drank Mango Turmeric by DAVIDsTEA
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I said I wasn’t going to purchase any new teas for a while, but a new collection? I had to pick up some samples to try! :)

I really liked this one, as it’s a nice blend of sweet and spicy. And mango! I’m tempted to use one of my free tea rewards to get 50g of this.

Kristal

100% agree!

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92
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 24 of tea! We are at the end of the advent already, whaaaaat.

This is one of my favourite teas from DT, as in top 5. I love it, and I always have a stash of it in on my shelf. I purposely put this one as my Christmas Eve tea, and it definitely helps the festive mood.

Merry Christmas, fellow tea lovers! :)

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85
drank Spearmint (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 23 of tea!

I can’t believe tomorrow is the last day of the advent calendar! What!

Another old favourite for today, though it’s normally one I can only drink when I’m feeling under the weather. Not so much today, this tastes much better than I remember – and the smell is amazing. I love that this is just plain, straight up spearmint. No extra things.

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90
drank Yes We Cran by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 22 of tea! We are nearly finished, oh my word.

I’ve been hoarding some of this, since it was a part of last year’s fall collection, and it was one of my favourites from that lot. I still like this one a lot, and it was nice to brew after coming in from a couple of hours of shovelling (guess I’m not in the part of the country experiencing a milder than normal December?). I love all things cranberry in the winter, and the I find the flavour of this one really yummy. So my high rating is staying.

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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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