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This was the tea I was most skeptical about from the new release. So I just got a skinny tin, and to my surprise it’s actually pretty good! I do get a slight hint of jasmine. The dry leaf smelled interesting, like something I can’t quite put my finger on. It definitely tastes better than it smells. I’m getting the desserty vibe from this tea. (I only say that cause I have never had creme brulee before, so I wouldn’t know) It’s also kinda fruity in the sense of the pineapple in it, but I also got a burnt tasting brown sugar taste. With the slight floral note. I really so like this tea, and I’ll have to get more. (Maybe I’ll redeem my points for it)

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Floral, Jasmine, Pineapple

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Roswell Strange

Popcorn! The dry leaf totally smells like popcorn ;)

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drank Pistachio Ice Cream by DAVIDsTEA
168 tasting notes

I didn’t try this last year when it came out because I didn’t like the smell. But someone recently sent me a sachet and so I might as well give it a try. I’m just curious as to why everyone is so crazy about it. And.. It’s not bad. Definitely nutty. But also has a creamy note to it. It’s not a bad tea, and I don’t mind it, but I wouldn’t buy it.

Flavors: Creamy, Nutty

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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50
drank The Spice is Right by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

Got this from the ‘christmas treats’ sampler. I suppose it’s ok for someone who likes spiced tea, but it’s not for me.

Disclaimer: I’m far from a tea connaisseur/enthusiast. My notes are not meant to be a review for the tea community, but rather for myself so I know what to buy or not buy again (I wish there was a way to keep notes private).

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85
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
81 tasting notes

This is a pleasant afternoon tea today. It’s my Friday before 5 days off from work so I’m in good spirits. Happy Kombucha has a lovely tropical aroma and flavour. I haven’t tried a lot of fruity oolong blends except Shaktea’s Guava Melon Oolong . I like this one more though, the flavour is more complex and less subject to the occasional bitter flavours I noticed in Shaktea’s. I don’t really notice the safflowers or kombucha flavour. There’s a peachy taste even though there isn’t actual peach in it. Interesting. I’d buy this again.

Flavors: Fruity, Mango, Peach, Pineapple, Tropical

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML

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drank Candy Cane Crush by DAVIDsTEA
81 tasting notes

I think this tea does better in the container than brewed up. It’s a very pretty tea with the snowflakes, white chocolate and candy cane pieces and smells quite nice. Brewed up, the tea takes on a cloudy brown colour that as other reviewers have noted isn’t very appetizing looking. The flavour is quite sweet, a bit too much for a morning black tea I find. All in all, I prefer Santa’s secret if I’m looking for a morning black tea with a holiday splash. The black tea flavour is lost in all the sweetness of this tea. Still, it’s not horrible, just incredibly sweet.

Flavors: Creamy, Peppermint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML

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60
drank Strawberry Shake by DAVIDsTEA
39 tasting notes

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90

This tea is simply divine hot (which is the only way I have prepared it). The flavors of jasmine and sugar blend nicely together with a hint of tartness from the pineapple. This is a truly magnificent tea, and I love how I am getting the benefits of a green tea while drinking it. It is a decadent treat. I’ll try it cold next to see if I get similar results.

Flavors: Caramel, Jasmine, Meringue, Pineapple, Sugar

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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70
drank Spiced Apple by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

Got this from the ‘christmas treats’ sampler. I didn’t think I’d like it but brewed it anyway just so I could say I gave it a fair chance, but much to my surprise I liked it. I didn’t love it, and I probably won’t be buying it, but it was ok. It does smell just like the Green Apple Jolly Rancher candy, but doesn’t taste as strong.

Disclaimer: I’m far from a tea connaisseur/enthusiast. My notes are not meant to be a review for the tea community, but rather for myself so I know what to buy or not buy again (I wish there was a way to keep notes private).

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drank Green Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
168 tasting notes

This tea is pleasant hot or iced. I don’t drink it very often, but I do really like it. It’s a mix of fruity, and tropical tasting. Glad this one is permanent.

Flavors: Fruity, Passion Fruits, Tropical

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Matcha Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
168 tasting notes

Backlogging this one. Ew. I tried this in store as a sample because why not? I wasn’t going to try it otherwise. This is definitely NOT my cup of tea. It tastes like roasted rice and butter. Yuck.

Flavors: Butter, Rice

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85
drank Juicy Orange by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

I tried this for the first time today. I’ve had 4 cups of it at work this morning. So far I’m liking it very much, which is a good thing because I bought 300g of it before I even tried it!

Disclaimer: I’m far from a tea connaisseur/enthusiast. My notes are not meant to be a review for the tea community, but rather for myself so I know what to buy or not buy again (I wish there was a way to keep notes private).

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85

Got this as a free sample with an order I placed. I totally agree with another steepster who said it smells just like a strawberry campino candy; the comparison is very accurate. I like it very much, wish I had more than just a single-serve sample to give it a fair assessment. I’ll definitely get more of it to see if I still like it as much after a few more cups.

Disclaimer: I’m far from a tea connaisseur/enthusiast. My notes are not meant to be a review for the tea community, but rather for myself so I know what to buy or not buy again (I wish there was a way to keep notes private).

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76

Interesting medley of flavours!

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Lemon

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82
drank Nutty Granola Crunch by DAVIDsTEA
206 tasting notes

Thanks to SuperStarling! for sending me a big bag of this. I see there has been a lot of low ratings for this tea so I must be an outlier here.

The first impression on smelling this tea is, “Whoa. Peanuts.” Straight up smells like a bag of peanuts. Now, in terms of this review, there is something you should know about me. I am a huuuugeee fan of nuts. I always keep nuts (usually the deluxe mixed kind) in my house. So this was exciting for me.

The flavor of the tea itself definitely had that nutty flavor but some of the sweetness from the apple, coconut, and brittle (yes, this tea has brittle) also contributed. The result is a really nice, warm, peanut-y, sweet brew. I dig it.

If any of ya’ll who rated it below a 50 still have some, I’d love to take it off your hands. :)

Flavors: Apple, Nutty, Peanut, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Super Starling!

I included it because I thought the kids would like it, sir. But I’m glad you like it, too. ;)

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

Got this as a free sample with an order I placed. It’s like fruit punch… hot fruit punch. I’m not a fan. It’s probably very good cold though, I’ll have to wait until summer to try it.

Disclaimer: I’m far from a tea connaisseur/enthusiast. My notes are not meant to be a review for the tea community, but rather for myself so I know what to buy or not buy again (I wish there was a way to keep notes private).

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drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
548 tasting notes

Sipdown of this one!

I do like this one. It’s a nice coconut/pineapple flavour. I get more coconut than anything. But it is yummy. It’s lovely how it steeps up nice and pink. A nice, sweet treat this afternoon while both babes sleep.

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drank Cantaloupe Ice by DAVIDsTEA
548 tasting notes

So, I’m starting to realize I don’t care for sweet blackberry leaves either…

I steeped up this one for 7 mins in my ice tea press and wow, it’s yummy but wow it was different… I ended up adding some agave and some extra water to it to smooth it out a bit as I found the blackberry leaf sweetness as really weird and didn’t quite sit right… I’m not too sure why I don’t like the blackberry leaves.. I feel like they give me a weird taste in the back of my mouth… Again, I blame baby #2 for that. My body seems to still be a bit weird after that. Babe is 3 months old but I think I’m still trying to get back to myself.

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drank Goji Green by DAVIDsTEA
548 tasting notes

After baby #2 my tastebuds have really gone weird on me. I don’t know what’s going on. hahah
Anyways, I remember really loving this one, but this time around, I just can’t handle the stevia. It leaves a strange taste in my mouth… hmmmm

Evol Ving Ness

Many of us, with or without babies, can’t handle the stevia. DT’s has really ramped it up lately.

TheKesser

Glad I’m not alone!

gmathis

I can’t do stevia, either.

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75

These look great, and a quite a novelty, not to mention that they don’t taste too bad either.

I steeped 2 of these (2.4g) in a relatively small mug (300ml?) for four minutes. The resulting tea came out very dark.

The dominant smell and taste was the jasmine, this was compounded by the fact that the black tea base had a light smooth flavor. Overall it was thick, smooth, floral, a bit chocolate-ish. There was no bitterness or astringency, it was really a light black in every way (except color).

Flavors: Chocolate, Floral, Jasmine

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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drank Le Digestif (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

Surprisingly good. Didn’t think I’d like this one, but I do! Great after a meal, or to sooth an upset stomach. Will definitely have to keep some of that on hand.

Disclaimer: I’m far from a tea connaisseur/enthusiast. My notes are not meant to be a review for the tea community, but rather for myself so I know what to buy or not buy again (I wish there was a way to keep notes private).

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drank Mint Chip Sundae by DAVIDsTEA
3250 tasting notes

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