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72
drank Orange Glow by DAVIDsTEA
21 tasting notes

Made it as a iced tea and it was pretty good (especially considering I don’t like many iced teas) Got it as a sample in an online order, but I probably wouldn’t buy more of it since it wasn’t extremely amazing to me. But overall not too bad.

Flavors: Orange, Orange Zest, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 600 OZ / 17744 ML

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80
drank Pear Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

This one is… interesting. I don’t dislike it (actually I do enjoy it a fair bit!), but it’s not at all what I was expecting. Opening the bag, I was met with a peach smell. Interesting, considering “peach flavouring” is the last ingredient listed. But I shrugged it off and assumed it would be like many other teas I’ve had – smell one way, taste another. But in drinking it, I’m primarily getting peach too. It’s mixed with…. something that I can’t quite put my finger on, but definitely peach. Luckily, I enjoy peach, and will happily drink this one again. Perhaps next time it will be slightly different, as other reviews have suggested.

Flavors: Peach

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75

I wanted this to be spicier and more interesting than it is. I don’t get much chai taste or spiciness in general. It’s a toasty, warm, chocolate tea with a tiny hint of spice. I have chocolate teas that I prefer over this one (mainly the Hot Chocolate tea and Red Velvet Cake tea from David’sTea).

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66
drank The Buzz by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

If you’re concerned about the strong ginger flavor – you can always mask it with honey, adding peppermint or even more lemon.
I highly recommend this tea for those who are in need of natural caffeine any time of the day. Although it is true, I would not begin the day with this tea, perhaps when starting a task later in the day. It is a strong tasting tea due to its ginger. However, because of its properties, the tea has helped me have a focused mind, increased productivity and clear-thinking. The ingredients used are very beneficial for the human body, from the ginger, green tea, matcha green tea, yerba mate, quince, apple, lemon peel, orange peel, licorice root, lemongrass and etc. Furthermore, this tea does NOT use any artificial flavorings to add to its wonderful aspects, so that is a definite plus. I am happy drinker for the moment although I would most definitely never back to this tea after I’m out of my 1 ounce. It’s done the job of "buzz"ing me up! However, I don’t see how I can continue a long-term customer relation with the purchase of this one tea. For those who are able to drink it every day of the week, they have great tolerance and mental power. Cheers to those! In short, I am glad to have experienced with this certain tea, although I am already hoping to try a new flavor after I’m finished with this. Thank you for reading. I hope that this review helped you see something you did not before. Have a good day in God. God bless you.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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10
drank Maple Sugar by DAVIDsTEA
33 tasting notes

I bought this tea because it said “maple sugar”. Let me be clear – I cannot taste the maple or the sugar. Instead, it’s a very “apple pie” tasting tea, with strong notes of apple and cinnamon, and potentially licorice.

I think that I had oversteeped it in the past (approximately 5 minutes). Cutting down the steep time to 3 minutes helped, as did putting in less tea with more water. I will try cold-steeping it next, as that seems to work well for me with teas I don’t like drinking hot.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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50

I love earl grey and I love vanilla, I really just didn’t care for this one. I tried it twice with different steeping times (7 minutes vs. 4 minutes) – and I still didn’t like it. It wasn’t disgusting – I just couldn’t taste the earl grey nor the vanilla.

Very disappointed and ended up giving it away – I’m hoping that Teavana’s Lavender Creme would be good!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100

You know it bodes well when you find yourself blurting “That’s GOOD! I like that! I like that A LOT!” immediately after the first sip… and then after the second… and third…. YUM! I do struggle to put my finger on the exact flavour – I think it’s the apple and pear shining through, mostly. But there’s something else in there…. Maybe it’s just the honey I added (I add it to all my teas, even before trying them). But SOOOO GOOD!

Flavors: Apple, Pear

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

My absolute favorite tea!
This tea tastes like comfort to me. I actually give out a satisfied sigh every time I have it (daily). It tastes like butter, slightly green, slightly apple-y.

Flavors: Apple, Brown Sugar, Butter, Butterscotch, Cake, Caramel, Creamy, Honey, Kettle Corn, Popcorn, Sugar

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank S’mores Chai by DAVIDsTEA
795 tasting notes

Went into David’s and couldn’t resist going home with a couple of their fall chais. It had escaped me that this was a puerh based tea and I was wondering what was giving it a nice earthy taste. Now that I know, I wonder how much of what I’m tasting is the puerh it’s self and what is the additions. The tea has a light sweetness due to the sugary bits put in. I can taste the chocolate which is rounded out well by the puerh. I can pick out a light graham taste and I think I can imagine marshmallows hinted at by the white chocolate bits. When I drink it without thinking, s’mores don’t come to mind unless I focus on it. Either way it is enjoyable, but not something I’m overly taken by. It was a fun frolic in new tea territory. On to new experiences!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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So, I’ve been excitedly waiting to review this tea since it came out on Tuesday. The tea hasn’t been listed online yet though, so I’ve been waiting and waiting…

But I’m too excited; so I made an entry for this tea on Steepster with as much information as I currently know. When the official listing is posted on the DT site though someone will need to update this listing with a photo, and DT’s official description of the tea. I’ve got the ingredients, certifications, and caffeine amount covered though!

Anyway, for my first tasting of this one I tried it iced because I was splitting the cup with someone else – I just let them pick how they wanted to try it for the first time. I’ve had sticky rice scented oolongs before (specifically What- Cha’s) so I didn’t particularly care either way how we made it. Anyway, here are my thoughts/notes:

- Anyone who’s tried What-Cha’s Sticky Rice Oolong has essentially tried this one
- A little lighter/milder in rice flavour though than What-Cha’s but still really good!
- The lighter rice flavour lets some of the sharper grass notes poke through more so
- Also quite floral in taste; orchid notes!
- Also, DT’s includes the sticky rice leaves as part of the mix as well
- What-Cha’s version is definitely MUCH CHEAPER
- So it’s the one I’ll personally continue to stock out of the two
- There’s definitely something to be said for the fact that DT’s is so much more accessible
- At least for most people
- It’s only limited edition anyway though
- So even if price wasn’t so high it wouldn’t be a permanent solution anyway
- Will absolutely take advantage of having it accesible to me on shift, though!
- And I love that this introduces more people to sticky rice scented teas in general!

Hooray for awesome scented teas made more accessible for the casual tea drinker!

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

MrQuackers

Thanks for the heads up on this one. Finally, a new tea from. David’s that I want to try

Evol Ving Ness

I sniffed it in store today and it smells divine. However, as we well know, that may not mean anything at all.

And expensive, whoop! $30 per 100 grams—-get real, DT’s!

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25
drank Blueberry Muffin by DAVIDsTEA
24 tasting notes

I don’t get anything muffin, oat-like, or reminiscent of cake from this at all (which I expect after the cake flavor goodness that’s in so many of David’s other dessert teas). This mostly smells and tastes like a tart, lightly sweet, nondescript berry tea. It reminded me of Blackberry Blizzard, but I like Blackberry Blizzard more, because Blueberry Muffin has an earthy, sour beet undertone that I find really unappealing. Very strong using only a small amount, but I don’t like it in any case.

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68
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
21 tasting notes

Got this in a bundle with my other gifts, and it’s not too bad. It reminds me of frosting on a cake, not quite vanilla frosting but close. I taste no mint in this tea at all.

Flavors: Creamy, Earth, Frosting, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 450 ML

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69
drank Cocoa Boost by DAVIDsTEA
51 tasting notes

This tea tastes better cold. Add rock sugar, steep, add milk, and then let cool to room temperature or lower. The chocolate flavour wins out over the bitterness in the end.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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69
drank Cocoa Boost by DAVIDsTEA
51 tasting notes

I can taste the chocolate flavour, but it’s just a little too weak. My first thought upon taking a sip is always, “It’s bitter.” I added milk, and next time, I will try adding some rock sugar too.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75
drank Snow Day by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

I don’t get a lot of chocolate from it, but it does make for a very nice peppermint :)

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
82 tasting notes

This tastes like hot grapefruit juice to me. It’s not a very complex taste, although the eucalyptus adds a faint menthol edge. It’s a very odd taste overall, yet I rather like it. It’s comforting when I have an allergy-related sore throat.

Flavors: Eucalyptus, Grapefruit

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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95

Ohhh, so good! The perfect way to unwind after a long day! I wouldn’t say I get a whole lot of watermelon from it, but it’s definitely fruity and delicious!

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100
drank Bravissimo by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

one of my all time favourite teas when I have a cold and I can’t taste a thing. The licorice root gives a wonderful cooling aftertaste that soothes my throat. I chug this down by the tub full and my voice and throat thank me

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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46

It’s not the WORST thing ever, but it’s definitely not what I expected. And the smell… Is weird… There’s no other way to put it

Flavors: Nutty

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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86
drank S’mores Chai by DAVIDsTEA
736 tasting notes

I went to DT and they had a sample out. Tried it, then bought two tins of my very own. This is sinfully good. I definitely taste the chocolate and marshmallow. I get hints of graham cracker sometimes but not enough to really think about it. Mostly it just makes me think of a hot chocolate with marshmallows already added in.

Flavors: Chocolate, Marshmallow

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Helena

oh and I finally made my tea bento order. Mostly black teas as winter is coming.

Queen Cockatiel

How strong is the chai taste? I know it’s marketed as a chai, but I’m not a big fan of chai with overpowering cinnamon, so I’m hoping that it’s mostly a chocolate tea with a dash of spice for flavor.

Helena

tastes like Cadbury’s marshmallow hot chocolate.

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50

This tea does not remind me of a good chai tea. I taste mostly cocoa and black tea. It’s not a horrible cup of tea-I just don’t think it’s worthy of the name White Chocolate Chai. I wonder if I add chocolate to saigon chai (which I like WAY better than this one) if I could pull off a better cuppa tea. Hmmm…I have chocolate in the pantry-I might just have to try this tonight! I am saying no as a recommendation of this tea because to me, it offers false promises and I was so excited to try this one just to be disappointed.

*Update: Tried Saigon chai with milk chocolate chips and must say it is delicious. The chocolate flavor is faint a little but still detectable. I wasn’t sure how much to add but next time I will add a few more and see. Yum.

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75
drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
1775 tasting notes

This was my morning cup, and I really enjoyed its creaminess. It has a French vanilla note, honey, condensed milk/cream, floral, buttery oolong. While I would have preferred something less artificial/flavoured and more oolong-y, this tastes like a french vanilla steamed milk, and I’m very ok with that.

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Custard, Floral, Honey, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 17 OZ / 500 ML
MrQuackers

Grandpa this one. It’s good.

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