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My favorite Oolong Supreme was not available and so I picked up the Tie Kwan Yin Oolong instead. I don’t like this one as much as the Oolong Supreme but it is good. I find it to be earthier than the Supreme. Also it tastes “roasted” (if that’s even a taste). You can tell this is a decent quality tea.

Flavors: Earth, Roasted

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
739 tasting notes

Mmmm…cinnamon pumpkin pie goodness. I’m starting to think I like the mate and spiced pumpkin more than this one lately…

Flavors: Cinnamon, Pumpkin

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90
drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
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I still thank the tea god that this made the permanent collection. I remember when I first tried it, it was only seasonal and a pain to get. This is a very nice pumpkin tea.

Flavors: Clove, Pumpkin

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML
Fjellrev

Is it really? Either way, it’s nice to see that you can pretty much count on them on offering it. It’s so annoying when companies make something amazing but make it LE. LUSH is famous for that. Like damnit, just make sure if it’s that popular already.

Helena

well you can get pumpkin chai anytime now. But when it first came out it LE. Yeah but LUSH isn’t the only company that does that. Just when I fall in love with something it disappears. Vanilla Chai frapps at McDonald’s for instance as they are seasonal. (tastes like Starbucks Vanilla bean frap but cheaper)

Fjellrev

Ah, guess I haven’t noticed it on the tea wall. Awesome then! Oh cool, I didn’t even know that McDonald’s made that. Do they just make it around the holidays?

Oh yeah, for sure many other companies do it. I just especially can’t stand when companies do it when it leads to this craze where people are selling something for 10-15x the price on eBay, especially when that product can easily be remade.

Helena

McDonald’s sells it in the summer months. So in winter I have to buy Starbucks to compensate.

Fjellrev

Oh snap, i see it’s on their site. Maybe I’ll try that tomorrow before it goes away. You are such a bad influence! Haha

Roswell Strange

Actually, Pumpkin Chai is still seasonal…

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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90
drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
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90
drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
739 tasting notes

Easily my favourite of the DT blends. I’m not saying that just because of the yummy pumpkin but I’ll admit it does help.

Flavors: Pumpkin

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
739 tasting notes

Pumpkin and Chai are just made for each other. Pumpkin pie for instance uses many of the same spices as chai. So of course this is a yummy tea. I taste pumpkin and cinnamon.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Pumpkin

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
739 tasting notes

Yum! Full of pumpkin goodness. I definitely taste the pumpkin coming. I wish the black base tea was better though. But I find places like David’s Tea seem to use the same base so there’s no help for it. Some people would say pumpkin is only for the fall and to that I say “nonsense!” Pumpkin should be all year around.

Flavors: Pumpkin

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML
Fjellrev

Nonsense to the max!

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Flavors: Cinnamon, Sugar

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91

One of the best! Blown away with how fruity, simple and delicious.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85

This is one of my most favourite teas! It has a good kick to it and the flavour is so deep! I love the spice mixed with the chocolate; you can really taste the heat. I drink this tea black, with a splash of milk and as a latte; all ways are great – you really can’t go wrong!

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85

This is one of my most favourite teas! It has a good kick to it and the flavour is so deep! I love the spice mixed with the chocolate; you can really taste the heat. I drink this tea black, with a splash of milk and as a latte; all ways are great – you really can’t go wrong!

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81
drank Monk's Blend by David's Tea
194 tasting notes

This is a great blend, that I absolutely adore, but I felt like it was so easy to get wrong. The aroma is absolutely amazing and will completely appeal to those who prefer sweet over savoury and anything creamy. However, it smells so good that its all too easy to build up the flavour profile in your mind. Don’t. The taste is similar, but just not as strong, so retain this in mind and you shouldn’t be disappointed. Also, I can’t stress this enough, be so careful with your brewing times and temperatures. It makes such a big difference brewing this at around 70-80 for a shorter time than recommended.

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Flavors: Creamy, Jasmine, Milk, Toasted

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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83

im suprised by how much i like this. i found 50g of this tucked in a corner of my tea cupboard (as opposed to my tea drawer, or tea bin) that i hadnt opened yet. alot of cinnamon flavour, and moderate sweetness that at times gives it a taste kind of like what those mini donuts get dusted in. on hindsight maybe not a good idea to type that when im so hungry. also got a bit of a tomato vine background a couple times as well in the second steeping. this is probably one that i will buy some more of when this mystery bag of it is gone. looking forward to putting some of this in the gaiwan.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
7 g 25 OZ / 750 ML

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50

The first few tried, I had this hot steeped and I really didn’t like it. It was bitter and burnt, without much of a chocolate or orange flavour.

However, adding hot water to the tea an cold steeping it over night, and then diluting the tea with hot water the next day really helped bring out the chocolate flavour. I did have to scoop out the frozen lipids from the chocolate chip.

The new way of drinking this made it tolerable, but I would not re-order.

Flavors: Orange

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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50

I was sorely disappointed with this one. I LOVE the combination of orange and chocolate, and I was dying to try this tea. I really couldn’t taste the chocolate or orange beyond the artificial sweetener that was used. Very disappointing – on the market for a different chocolate orange tea!

Flavors: Artificial, Tea

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80
drank Tie Kwan Yin by David's Tea
107 tasting notes

Another tasting from the puerh plus box.

Ive recently developed a taste for Tieguanyin oolongs, so I decided to try this. Well there is a medium roast on this tea, and the tea leaf size is pretty small. Rinsing this tea with 205 water and brewing it in a 120 yixing.

First infusion I get a strong aroma of toast and cinnamon , a little bit of other spices too, maybe allspice or something. Its light and clear, honey color maybe, there might be a slight taste of honey in it as well.

Second infusion was very similar, the flavor is good and mellow and sweet. Though the flavor is mostly spice and toast. This is the first time Ive gotten to try something from davids tea, not bad at all.

Im going to steep this out a few more times. I figure its probably got 10 or so steepings in it.

Recommended.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Sour, Spices, Sweet, Toast

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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82
drank Goji Green by David's Tea
127 tasting notes

This tea is AMAZING iced. Perfect for a warm summer day when I’m craving something sweet. I have had it hot, and it’s still pretty good, however I find fruit flavored teas are usually at their best iced. You lose some of that tart, warm berry taste when it’s iced, which I find to be a good thing, unless it’s a flavor like blueberry pie or something that SHOULD have warm, tart berries.

Anyway, flavor wise, I get mostly goji and raspberry, but can taste the orange at the end of the sip. The hibiscus is slight, and definitely comes out to play a bit more when hot. Might be why I prefer it iced, as I’m not a huge hibiscus fan. If you are looking for a sweet tea, this one is it – it’s not cloying, but it isn’t subtle either. Definitely not one I can have more than one cup of at a time, but it’s good for what it is.

Happy steeping!

Flavors: Fruity, Goji, Hibiscus, Orange, Raspberry, Sweet

Preparation
2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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52

The vanilla taste is harsh and jarring and doesn’t taste like real vanilla bean. Other than the vanilla, the bergamot flavouring is pleasant but somewhat weak, overpowered by the vanilla. I will keep this around for variety and guests, but will not likely repurchase.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 2 OZ / 60 ML

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52

june 22/17 this is the last tea of a marathon tea day that included an oolong, 2 shengs, a shou, and this. this one kind of grinds my gears a bit because i can see what it could be, but i feel like i have to be gandalf to brew this thing properly. the main flavour here for me is peach, but i am still not able to make this so the bitterness goes away.

Preparation
4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
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drank Genmaicha by David's Tea
57 tasting notes

My Tuesday sipdown continues!

I had a bad experience with genmaicha once. One of my friends most aptly described it as tasting like old Thai food.

This particular genmaicha? It’s not bad. Definitely better than the last stuff. I think I’d like it if I made it a bit stronger. I went with the 1.25 tsp serving suggestion on the bag.

I added two splenda to it after taking a few sips of it plain. It now reminds me of the bowl of white rice, milk, and sugar my grandma used to make me when I was sick as a kid. Super pleasant.

Flavors: Grass, Toasted Rice

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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70
drank Ceremonial Matcha by David's Tea
31 tasting notes

I love matcha, and I was happy to use a ton of built up points on this, since it is such an expensive tea. However, I was disappointed by how clumpy it turns out when steeping, and also that the flavour profile is not quite what i was expecting. If I had tasted it first I would have saved the points for something else.

I have tried it both hot and iced (as a latte), and I have used both traditional whisking and the davidstea matcha maker. I prefer it as a sweetened iced latte, personally, as without sweetener it is overwhelmingly earthy/grassy. Overall it is just lackluster for the price. If it were cheaper I would be much quicker to recommend it.
Also, the flavour is not as creamy as I was hoping for, and has a very unusual (but subtle) sour note to it.

Flavors: Earth, Grass, Mud, Sour

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
furu101

Hello! I recommend buying a fine sieve/sifter and sifting it before it goes into your mug! It takes away almost all the clumps. Also, 3 tsp seems like a lot for one cup, which is why you might find it overwhelming. :)

MAYA HU

i really like strong matcha shots normally, and i also do sift my matcha before using it, but thank you for trying to help me enjoy it more.

i think that this matcha just isn’t my… cup of tea ;)

MrQuackers

Was this matcha bought at a David’s store or ordered online?

They raised the price of their matcha as well.

Overall, I was happy with this matcha, when I was a beginner. I will have to try it agaun to see what my opinion of it is.

MrQuackers

Ps Have you found a good culinary matcha for your lattes?

MAYA HU

I really like the matcha on matchaoutlet for everyday lattes… they have like a million different flavours, and their pure is pretty good too. (i like mildly sweet, grassy matcha). Do you have a different recommendation? :)

MrQuackers

No recommendation for culinary matcha, here yet. I drink one for lattes that is second picked tea. Mostly, because I want to drink milk.

I’m not really into flavoured matcha. The blueberry one from David’s Tea was amazing though.

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