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85
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
22 tasting notes

I’m not a huge fan of Rooibos teas, and I didn’t totally love the smell of this one, but once steeped, it smells really nice and aromatic. You can definitely taste the almonds in there, topped off with a bit of coconut, apples, cinammon. I don’t personally taste the cardamom in there, which is a shame because I love it. It has a tiny bit of an oily layer, probably from the almond cream or coconut, but I didn’t mind it here. It’s a really nice tea for a winter afternoon.

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Butter, Cinnamon, Coconut

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90

This tea is so nice to drink. It smells like lemon pound cake, but you don’t taste the cream or butter associated with cake. You really just get a lemon oolong tea, even with a hint of jasmine I would say. I don’t find it bitter at all, and easily drinkable without any milk or sugar. It’s very smooth and even refreshing due to the lemon in it. I prefer mine hot, but can see how it would make a nice lemon iced tea.

Flavors: Jasmine, Lemon, Lemongrass

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

This is a great tea to sip on when you’re sick. I woke up with a killer sore throat and this is quite soothing. It’s very minty, medicinal and the eucalyptus is really nice. Just what I needed. I added some honey and ginger to it, perfection!

Flavors: Eucalyptus, Herbs, Medicinal, Peppermint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85
drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
46 tasting notes

I got this tea in the ‘best of 2016’ collection and decided to give it a try since I need to clear out some cupboard space. Sadly this doesn’t seem to be for sale anymore so I’m kind of hoping this isn’t super good? Though the dry leaf does smell quite nice! It’s very fruity and light, perfect for an iced tea it seems. I will also say that the tea has a lot of ‘wet’ chunks in it, interestingly enough.

The tea smells about the same steeped, and has a lovely golden color to it. The tea has sort of a generic fruity taste to it though? I’m not quite getting explicit melon vibes from though, but it’s delicious and light so to me it doesn’t really matter.

Overall, I think this makes an excellent iced tea and am pretty bummed that it’s gone. Hopefully there will be more melon-ish teas from David’s in the future.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

Pretty good. Cardamon, spices, holiday. I would get more of this on super sale :)

Flavors: Cardamon, Creamy

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
29 tasting notes

I really like this one. I’m not really sure why. I don’t really get the flavors that others talk about. I think it reminds me of sangria, maybe.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
22 tasting notes

I enjoyed this mix, with apple, almonds and cinnamon as the stronger flavors. It’s very similar to Forever Nuts, but with a tartness from the hibiscus and a tiny bit of buttery feel from the popped rice. They smell almost identical. It’s pretty decent, but I preferred it with a bit of sweetener. It’s easy to drink and fruity. Good both hot and iced.

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Butter, Cinnamon, Fruity, Hibiscus, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90
drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
22 tasting notes

I enjoy coffee, but don’t want it to dictate my life and never want to feel like I “need” it. One of the main reasons why I’m an avid tea drinker. This is a great option for people like me. It has the coffee smell and taste, but with a lot of mocha and vanilla, almond flavors thrown in. It is tasty like coffee, but very smooth and without the bitter aftertaste. I like mine with sugar and milk. It’s definitely a nice alternative to a morning cup of coffee.

Flavors: Almond, Butterscotch, Caramel, Coffee, Mocha, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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50

This is unlike any other tea I’ve had before. It smells like delicious cinnamon spice! The first thing that hits you is how sweet it is, followed by spice, cinnamon and clove flavors. Then there is the kick of chili pepper. It was a little too much for me and I only got a tiny hint of that orange. It’s definitely a nice tea for warming up on cool days, but easily over-steeped. I made it much too strong the first time around and couldn’t finish my mug. For a green tea, it’s very wintery and spicy, but a bit too potent for my taste.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Orange Zest, Spicy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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40

The smell of the loose-leaf tea is nice, like sweet shortbread cookies. The steeped tea smells like that, but with a strong hint of something sour. It tasted like sour cherries or berries with a hint of sweetness at the end. It was a bit strange to love the smell of something so much, but it turn out sour and bitter. The nutty smell and flavor was also not to my liking. I really don’t like the fake sweet note at the end. So disappointed!

Flavors: Berry, Bitter, Butter, Cherry, Nutty, Sour, Tart

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75

This is a nice minty tea with a bit of a creamy touch to it. I had it hot, with a tiny bit of added sugar. It is really like a candy cane in a tea form, with a hint of black tea. It steeps quite dark and flavorful. Just be ready for a bit of an oily feel to it since the white chocolate and candy cane bits do melt.

Flavors: Candy, Creamy, Peppermint, White Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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55

This is a very tart-cranberry tasting tea, good for both hot or cold, but I personally prefer iced with a bit of sweetener. I feel like there is stevia in this one, bc it has this strange aftertaste I don’t love. It’s ok. There are better fruit infusions out there.

Flavors: Apple, Cranberry, Hibiscus, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 1 OZ / 29 ML

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90
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
22 tasting notes

This tea is essentially an unsweetened, milder version of apple pie. It’s actually quite refreshing. I like it with a tiny bit of sugar. I love the aroma of apple pie it gives off, just isn’t super packed with flavor, but it’s easy to drink. There is also a hint of almonds or nuts, but honestly, it’s not overpowering at all, although it does give it a tad bit of an oily feel.

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Butterscotch, Caramel, Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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56
drank White Cranberry Bark by DAVIDsTEA
3704 tasting notes

Iced Tea Sipdown (324)

So this is better when your sick and can’t taste the stevia so much. Though it still wasn’t great given it was on the sweeter side, it kind of tasted like cranberry candies. Yesterday I had it hot and it was more tart which would have been better if it wasn’t also more oily because of the chocolate.

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56
drank White Cranberry Bark by DAVIDsTEA
3704 tasting notes

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65

Not my favorite chai. It’s too bitter?

Flavors: Cardamon, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85
drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1785 tasting notes

007/365

I’m drinking all the peach things at the moment, and here’s another. This is one of the three David’s teas I have left that’s languished in my stash, and I don’t really know why. Perhaps because oolong historically hasn’t been a favourite of mine, or perhaps because the name isn’t particularly suggestive of the flavours? Once I realised it was peach, I was in there – and with all the more enthusiasm because David’s peach is a peach flavouring I can get behind.

The main flavour I pick up initially is oats, reminiscent of flapjack, but a little toastier? I imagine that’s the oolong, combined with the almond slivers. Then comes the peach; sweet, juicy, but not overdone. A hard balance to strike, but struck well indeed. The end of the sip contains a creaminess that I really wasn’t expecting, not quite at the level of a milk oolong, but heading in that direction. It works really well, as you might expect, with the peach.

Overall, I’m getting a kind of peach/cream/breakfast cereal vibe. Not what I expected, but I like it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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75

Decent flavor – I think I’ll try to either steep it a little longer next time or do 5 tsp.

Flavors: Almond, Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

This tastes like a refreshing take on Earl Grey with the added benefits that come from being a green tea. I loved it and I made my mother one and she loved it as well. Two thumbs up!

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Earl Grey, Green

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73

Surprisingly good, with a slight buttered oil taste. Taste was consistently good even near the end of the cup.

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20

I know that I’m not the only one out there who is not a fan nutty teas, so I was really hesitant to try this one after smelling it. I was right to be worried. It has a very slight white tea and orange taste with a bit of spice followed by a TON of walnut and an bitter aftertaste. It’s definitely not to my liking unfortunately, but the name does sound delicious!

Flavors: Bitter, Orange Zest, Spices, Walnut

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90

Let me preface by saying that I hate Coco Colada, so I was quite reluctant to try this tea. I finally gave it a shot and enjoyed it a lot. I had it iced and let it steep for a good while. It was like drinking a strawberry fruit punch, but milder. I felt it was missing the creamy coconut flavor that Coco Colada had (which I did not enjoy), so it was perfect for me. You can still taste the coconut and pineapple in there, but the hibiscus and strawberry pack the punch.

Flavors: Coconut, Fruity, Hibiscus, Pineapple, Strawberry, Tart

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

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70
drank Carrot Cupcake by DAVIDsTEA
22 tasting notes

I honestly didn’t think I would like this tea as I’m not a huge fan of Rooibos. I took one sniff and didn’t love the smell, but tried it anyway. I am pleasantly surprised! It is mildly fruity (or vegetable-y) with a hint of sweet and spice. I didn’t feel I needed to add anything to it as it’s quite flavorful. What surprised me was that there’s a hint of that licorice root at the end and i don’t mind it (and I hate licorice). It’s a nice fall tea for sure!

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Licorice, Rooibos, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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