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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
290 tasting notes

On the 12th day of Christmas Sare sent to me, this tea.

I’m a little late on this, but I have been spending a lot of time with my girls and family while I have time off work.

So I made a whole pot today in my new tea pot, I also got some of this from my cousin.

I was sprised not to see vanilla in the ingredients list, I found it to be creamy & sweet. Lightly minty & 7 delicious. This a really nice holiday tea, but I would probably drink it all year long.

Pic http://instagr.am/p/T6RRfpMGeF/

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I ended up receiving this tea as a sample after they forgot to include them in my iniitial order, then sent me 6.

The dry notes are fruity & citrusy. However on the package it says nothing about citrus.
Once brewed its much the same.
The taste is fruity, very citrus & sweet. Also kind of medicinal. There is also a strange after taste, I can’t figure it out for the life of me.
The notes on here say there is mint? I’m not getting it, but maybe its what is reminding me of the medicinal taste.

I don’t know how to rate this tea, I like it, but its kind of strange.

Boiling 8 min or more

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8th day of Christmas from The Purrfect Cup

As soon as I saw what tea it was, I was super excited. And then I made my daughter smell it, she is a Cantaloupe fiend. She could eat an entire melon by herself.

This is my first Butiki tea, & probably the one from there that I have wanted the most.
This smells exactly like cantaloupe! So meloney!

It steeps up to smell a little more cream like with the cantaloupe.
I’m not sure I get all that much cream, but man do you ever get the taste of a fresh, juicy, delicious cantaloupe. This is so true to the taste, it’s amazing. I definetly think I can get my little Serena (who will have nothing to do with) to drink this one iced.

And this is fabulous hot or cold. om nom nom

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Day 7 of the 12 days of Christmas

When I opened this I knew it was going to be delicious. It smelt caramel like, like dulce de leche. I didn;t really get any coconut in smell, until I steeped. I wasn’t expecting much in regards to coconut because I have been let down by so many coconute teas before.

But this…. OMG! This is devine. Sweet, coconut, caramel. Amazing. This is THE coconut tea I have been looking for. It is soooo good, even though it has been sitting all day.


185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Wow – glad to hear you enjoyed it so much! :-D

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Day 4 of the 12 days of Christmas.

Finally getting to try this, I didn’t have time to steep it before work on Monday & I can’t drink black teas after 5pm. Or I get no sleep.

Alright so this is definetly berry smelling. I’m not exactly sure what black currants taste like. So this is berry like, almost raspberry-ey. A little on the artificial berry, but still very nice. I over steeped it a bit, so it does have a touch of astringency. But overall a really nice tea


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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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5th day of Christmas

Thanks Daisy-Chubb, this is the plain cinnamon black tea I have been looking for.

Nicely cinnamon like, with a nice black base. It’s reminiscent of candy hearts, but not like a melted cup of them (which I have found many teas to be). It’s just to say sweet, not not overly so in any way. Perfectly balanced!!

And oh the pretty glitter, which hits the cup right away <3

my pic

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one tea of 3 from Day 3 of The 12 Days of Christmas
Mapley oh maple… Canadian at that.

This is yummy! Freakin love this. It’s so mapley good. I accidentally over steeped it & had to add a bit of milk. But it was still sooooo delicious.


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Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas.

I have come to like matcha, however wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this one. Never been a fan of champagne, beer, wine. And this smelt remarkably like beer.

I would have to say this is probably highly true to the taste of Strawberry Champagne. I’m not gonna leave a numerical rating, because it’s just not my cup of tea. Made this the way I do all Matcha in my metal cocktail shaker with ice & milk

Thank you Azzrian for a super creative way to represent 2 Turtle Doves <3

my pic of it


What a lovely photo! I need to make an instagram account one of these days.
Thank you for your post!

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drank Pear Tree by Autumn Hearth
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YAY Twelve Days of Christmas tea style.

Day 1-Pear Tree Tea.
I found in scent it reminded me of Teavana’s Chateau Blanc, but not as strong smelling (funny enough the smell of both kinda bug my tummy). I really liked Chateau Blanc so I had high hopes for this one.

It’s very similar in taste to Chateau Blanc, it’s hard to pinpoint, exactly what it tastes like. I find this one pulls off the wine/champagne flavour more. It’s also kind of earthy, tangy even maybe.

I don’t really know how to explain this one, except it’s yummy!

EDIT: oops forgot to add the link to my pic http://instagr.am/p/TObH2hsGT6/

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Autumn Hearth

Interesting observations. I think yabao has a natural champagne quality. I know Chateau Blanc has orange, peach and pineapple in it. I used fruit from Teavana’s Asian Pear White Tea and Anjou Pear-adise Oolong before the whole pesticide debacle, because it was easy to get a hold of (I used to work there) and most of the pear melanges I saw online had questionable things in it like dairy. I removed all the hibiscus, rose, tea and odd tasting gooey fruit. But feared it still had a slight bubble gum flavor. I hope drinking the tea doesn’t bother your stomach.


Nope not at all, which is weird. Because normall when I don’t like the smell of something I can’t consume it. I do really love both of the teas.

Autumn Hearth

I remember when the first shipment of Joie de Vivre (since remanined to Peach Bellini) came in last year and the bag smelled like nail polish, but it was an awesome dry white wine blend.

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I went into Teavana last night to grab a mug for my girls’ teacher & low & behold I walked out without purchasing anything. But somehow left with tea. Opps lol

I somehow noticed flavours I hadn’t before, this being one of them. I have a friend who works there & she threw me enough for a few mugs of it.

I brewed it up this morning, dry & steeped it smells devine. Spicy & Orangey. LOVE!

This is so delcious. May be my fav Teavana tea to date! om nom nom. Must buy more… devilish tea

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