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Oh my, do I ever love shopping at Murchie’s. They have a large savoury and dessert deli in half the building; everything there is absolutely delicious and made fresh. The line is always extremely long, but this is because they are one of the best delis in town.

I really appreciate the $4 samplers of 10 teabags for those of us who like to try different teas. They also have lots of teapots/cups and a selection of bulk loose leaf which are tasty.

DAVIDsTEA in Victoria, BC
5/5
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5/5
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The DAVID’s TEA in downtown Victoria is quite large. I like this because the store gets very busy and this way I can browse many pre-packaged tins before going to the counter when it quiets down. The staff are great and I enjoy their flavoured teas.

Silk Road Tea in Victoria, BC
4/5
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Even though I really like many of the teas offered, I find Silk Road to be REALLY expensive compared to other tea vendors or similar quality unless you buy larger amounts of the tea at a time. That being said, I think their tea is good quality and the store is always clean and organized. I also appreciate how helpful and approachable the staff is without being pushy to make a sale.

DAVIDs TEA - Uptown in Victoria, BC
5/5
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I really enjoy many of DAVID’s TEA’s blends so I visit at least a few times per year. I have been to this uptown location twice because it is located close to a bus route I take frequently. The sales people are always friendly and helpful. The store is busy, but looks clean and organized.

The reason I prefer David’s over most other tea stores is because there is no minimum purchase. I often buy ~12-15g of each new tea just to sample it, usually about $2-$4 worth, but you could do less. They are always nice about it, even when I buy 8 different tiny amounts and want to smell them all.

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, fish, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons.

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

My cupboard on here is not up to date. See my stash spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-HjWKR3um-xEnj6HC9vMvKXOAyj_bpW5u_2ixEC20-k/edit?usp=sharing
Most of these are only tiny samples/I can’t always spare any, but feel free to ask.

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, lychee, floral, /creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, earthy, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes, yellow, jade oolong, white

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, mushroom/fungus

No
Whey, , confectioner’s glaze, stevia, , marshmallows, animal products

Location

BC, Canada

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