drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
630 tasting notes

Holy crap. Clearly my tea tastes are getting more refined. I’m literally drinking this right now, I should be washing dishes but I’m writing my very first tea review instead :)

I think that three years (or so) ago, when Davidstea opened in my city and I dove in head first, I would have turned my nose up at this. I was very much into dessert teas, the more sweet stuff they had crammed into them the better. I still enjoy those, but I am now starting to appreciate the simpler ones and this is a bigggg winner! I need to go buy a tin of it ASAP.

I am not sure how I feel about oolongs, not having tried too many, but this tea is the perfect balance of vanilla and tea, and there’s nothing artificial tasting about it! I steeped it as per the directions on the bag. The second steep was just as good. I can see me drinking this a lot. It’s not too sweet and if all oolongs are this good then I’m a fan! I will have to re-try my other few DT’s oolongs!


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I love tea. I love my baby daughter, my husband, my dog Wally, Netflix, shopping, and tea. Some other stuff too, but these are the most important!

Some favourites -

Butiki teas in general, I love how the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I will be dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Harney and Sons, Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance.

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.


New Brunswick, Canada



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