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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
987 tasting notes

Hmmm very underwhelming :(. To be fair, this tea is a year old, so it might be due to age. I steeped it in a tea bag, and I noticed that some of the “cream” was maybe stuck in the teabag. So maybe I should just throw it in the infuser instead next time.
Green rooibos isn’t usually my favourite but I thought I would give it a try.
So this was a mildly sweet nutmeg tea.
Maybe I should brew at a lower temp as well.
I will have to try again.

Flavors: Nutmeg

Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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I am not usually a coffee person but I was in “gotta try all Butiki teas” mode.

I was pleasantly surprised with this tea. I did find that the coffee note was quite forefront, but I probably just picked up on that because I was thinking the most about it. I certainly get the strawberry notes and some faint “baked goods” notes. I drank this bare, but next time I might try milk and sugar.

I think my in-laws would really enjoy this one because they are coffee people. I will have to share it with them next time they are in town!

Edit: I thought I had reviewed and rated this tea before but couldn’t find it, but then it popped up after I posted this note….weird

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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drank Caramel Apple by Butiki Teas
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The age of this oolong seems to have lost some of the Apple flavour. It also could have just been that I didn’t shake the bag well enough. This cup was more of a nutty caramel oolong, but hey, there was nothing wrong with that!

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drank Peaches & Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is old and has definitely lost flavour, but it’s still decent. I still think it’s a little artificial tasting. The peach is fairly light and the cream is definitely a background note.


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I cold brewed about 5tsp in my small Takeya pitcher for about 18 hours or so.
This was a much brighter pink than I was expecting for a “peach” tea. The rosella I guess is what causes that. I found this a little too tart on its own. In my opinion, it needs a little sweetening. The Apple was fairly strong I thought, with only a slight note of peach. It was still ok, but I don’t think I would need it stocked permanently.


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I have always been curious about Steeped Tea. An acquaintance of mine sells it, but I didn’t really want to buy it from her just in case I didn’t like it, because then I would feel like I would have to continue buying from her, even if I didn’t like the tea. I have also thought about being a consultant. So many of my friends are into the “sell from home” type of thing….maybe I should give it a try. So I guess I needed to try the tea to see if I was really interested. And then years went by and I never got around to sampling some of the tea.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to a trade/craft sale and there was a lady selling this. I asked her what her fav black tea and she suggested this one. I thought, here’s my chance to try this company, and I like earl grey generally, so I will give it a shot.
On to the tea….the bergamot is a little strong in this blend. There is a hint of vanilla but not “creamy” enough in my opinion. The base seems to be a tad astringent but maybe I should lower the temp next time I brew.
Overall, I like the cream earl grey from Zen tea and the blend from my local tea shop more than this offering.
The price point of $10/bag is a little too high to pay (in my opinion). But maybe that was just what this particular lady was selling it for, I’m not sure what price they usually are.

I will have to try the other tea that I bought from the company, but I think I will pass on becoming a consultant for this company…..maybe I should sell my own hand crafted items instead!

Flavors: Bergamot, Vanilla

Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

That was my overall impression. Okay tea, but too high a price point for what you get.


I have only tried one tea from this company, coco-sweet sencha. I loved it and am getting some for myself. I do want to try more of their teas, but I wish I could try more without hosting a party and all that jazz.


I was thinking it was like Tupperware or Pampered Chef – you could find a consultant online to buy from without a party.


I am not even sure how it works online. I have never even looked at their website actually!


The thing I find with steeped tea is that its more cost effective per gram when you order 100g vs 50g. Many teas are around $10/50g but then about $17/100g. It really makes it costly to try new teas. I already find 50g a lot to commit to, never mind 100g…

I don’t like home selling parties in general, so I have a consultant I found online and I just shoot her a facebook message every time I want to buy some tea, and pick it up at her house.

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I compared this to the jasmine silver needle. Even though these pearls are past their shelf life, they are still delicious. I found this tea to be “silkier” than the silver needle which were “creamier”

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp

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Yesterday, I drank this tea and wondered how it compared to the premium pearls. I was so curious that I had to brew them up side-by-side today. I am not sure exactly how to describe it, but I guess I would say that this one is a little “creamier”, with an undertone of hay.
I find the pearls to be “silkier” with an undertone of vegetal notes. This is not a bad thing though, it is delicious!
I am not sure if that is a good comparison, but I am finding it difficult to distinguish what makes them different. I was also hoping to find one superior over the other so I would be able to stock one or the other in my cupboard (I previously have been stocking both!), but I can’t choose one that is better than the other.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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I am not usually a fan of floral teas but jasmine is my exception. This tea is a silky indulgence, smooth and almost creamy. I love white tea, and this leaf tastes very high quality. I envision myself drinking this on a warm summer afternoon instead of this cold, foggy, fall morning….hey I can dream right!
I had previously rated this tea at 96, but it deserves better than that! 100 it is!
I would like to know how this compares to Teavivre’s green pearls. I have planned to do a comparison but never got around to it. I will make that a plan for sometime this week or weekend. Has anyone else compared them?

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Roswell Strange

I drank this one today, too! Personally, I prefer the Silver Needle to the pearls but I don’t know if I can exactly put my finger on why that is…

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I love this tea so much. I like it best with a tiny bit of crystal sugar. It is sweet and smooth without being vegetal. The pineapple is just the perfect strength.

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I am a nurse. I have numerous hobbies: reading, crocheting, crafting, card making, scrapbooking, photography, shopping, and of course drinking TEA!

I started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I went into a DavidsTea for the first time and have been hooked ever since! My favourite is probably white tea, but I also love black and oolong. I also like a nice relaxing rooibos or herbal in the evening. On Sundays, I like to treat myself and make a tea latte.

My favourite flavours are nutty, vanilla, chocolate, jasmine, tropical, fruity, earl grey.
My dislikes are lavender, rose, hibiscus, banana, and straight green or overly vegetal teas.

I am admittedly fairly generous in my rating scale. Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.


Saskatchewan, Canada

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