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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

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75
drank Fruity Oasis by DAVIDsTEA
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75
drank Chai & Mighty by DAVIDsTEA
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75
drank Just Peachy by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Maple Syrup Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
516 tasting notes

OMG this tea is SO delicious as a latte! Tastes like maple syrup and pancakes. I got my boyfriend to try it and he said it tasted like french toast. I can see myself going through a lot of this tea-I hope this one sticks around for a long, long time!

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I think this is a fun take on a standard mint tea. Flavorwise, I get mostly mint with a hint of licorice and black pepper. I didn’t notice the cardamom, fennel, or ginger.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Mint

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
8 tasting notes

Enjoying a late afternoon cup of this smooth, lemony, lightly flowered oolong. And I like it! Definitely steep at 185 degrees F, a little cooler as the package suggests, for about 4 minutes or a 4:30. This one really just hits that late afternoon sweet craving for me. I did add honey, but just a drizzle.

I’m thinking this one may be good iced, so will try that soon and report back :-)

Flavors: Fruity, Jasmine, Lemon, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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85
drank Moonlight White by DAVIDsTEA
8 tasting notes

I tend to like green-citrus-floral notes, but this white / puerh tea is surprisingly smooth, light and enjoyable. I added just a little honey, nothing to make it too sweet, as the comments I had read mentioned there was already a note of honey in the aftertaste of this one. This is really a lovely change of pace for this green tea-leaning taster. I will definitely go to this tea to switch things up every once in a while. It was on sale online at DavidsTea, so I’m glad I went for it during a flash sale and got a real bargain for this rare blend. I may have to hop online and order some more before it’s gone!

Flavors: Earth, Honey, Smooth, Sweet, Toast, Wood

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Superfood Splash by DAVIDsTEA
304 tasting notes

I wasn’t really too sure on this tea – but I got some to try. It smells alright – kinda reminds me of the old tea Kanpe. I made this iced. It steeps a dark red colour and I can taste the hibiscus right away. But this tea is pretty good, actually. I taste the tropical notes of mango/pineapple with a subtle hint of banana.. I added some sugar to this to make the flavour pop out more. It’s pretty good, and quite unique. I’d maybe get 50g of this !

Flavors: banana, Mango, Pineapple, Tropical

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 0 sec
Roswell Strange

It’s on sale right now (40% off) as we clear out some of the Summer stuff for the Summer/fall transitional collection.

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83
drank Blueberry Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
1763 tasting notes

DAVIDsTEA is really good at blueberry, so I have high hopes for this. So far, my favourite flavoured matcha from them is the Honeydew. That one has a ton of flavour, so much that a teaspoon in my protein smoothie packed full of mixed berries (with cookies ‘n’ protein powder), dare I say, overpowers all of the other flavours in a good way, of course. Preparing this the same way, I cannot taste the blueberry at all, just the grassy matcha. Granted, the flavouring is obviously blending in with the frozen blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

I’m now trying the last of this hot. Before adding milk, it’s pretty sweet. It reminds me that, oh yeah, DAVIDsTEA loads their flavoured matches with sugar. I can taste the blueberry here, and it’s realistic, thankfully enough, but not nearly as flavourful as the Honeydew. Adding milk to it, it’s a pleasant instant blueberry latte, except still a little too sweet for me. Would I buy more? Probably not, as it’s a little too expensive to justify considering the sheer amount of sugar they add to this, but it’s still worth trying, I’d say.

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drank Gaba Guava by DAVIDsTEA
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I solely like this tea cold steeped. I find there is a bitter flavor when it is iced the conventional way or steeped as a hot tea. That being said, I love this tea cold steeped.

[I will not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.] [adapted from: Roswell Strange’s disclaimer]

Flavors: Coconut, Fruity, Guava

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

I like the light flavor of the green and the toasty rice flavor.

Flavors: Popcorn

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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No temperature variant kettle at the office means lots of black tea. The Cardamom French Toast has found its niche (although I prefer not adding milk to my office tea so who knows how long it will last).

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cardamon, Cinnamon

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This tea smells and tastes like a confectionery store (also Mainstreet Disneyland, aka ice cream central) and I’m 100% ok with that.

There isn’t much of camellia sinensis about this sweet and sugary dessert tea but it fulfills a need. Sometimes something sweet and rich is necessary to prevent eating that whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s or equivalent. I’ve been on a cardamom binge for a while now so this tea satisfies the cravings in ways that my favourite plain teas don’t.

I’m coming to the Cardamom French Toast Latte party a little late but.. better late than never, right?

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cake, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Coriander, Lemon Zest, Pancake Syrup

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Spiced Fig by DAVIDsTEA
2495 tasting notes

Thanks M Mack for the sale! I should love this tea. I should really love this tea. It has: apples, cranberries, black mission figs, calimyrna figs, dates, almonds, rose hips, cloves, and natural vanilla flavouring. Figs and dates? I’m in! After a lengthy steep, I think the resulting brew is mostly sugary with a mild fruity and spicy taste. Unfortunately, this tea might make for a better trail mix than an actual tea. (I did sneak a couple of pieces of fig to eat out of the bag and they were pretty tasty with their sugary spice coating. After the steep I ate a couple pieces of fig and cranberry out of the infuser and those were tasty too. At least this tea could have some nutritional value?) Otherwise it is way too heavy of a blend for the amount of flavor it produces. It could be worse though… at least it doesn’t have hibiscus in it. And I think the rosehips are just to give the resulting brew any color at all. I sure love the IDEA of this blend, but I wish the result was better.
Steep #1 // just boiled // 10 minute steep

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This is amazing hot or iced! Really tastes like iced lemon pound cake – creamy and sweet without milk/sweetener.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Sunset Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
80 tasting notes

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drank Sunset Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Maple Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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