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80
drank Caramel Shortbread by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

This tea smells amazing! Just like a warm, delicious cookie. I was really pleased with the flavor. It was a buttery taste that reminded me of Girl Scout trefoil cookies. The brewed tea also smelled delicious.

Flavors: Butter, Cookie

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75

This makes a dark brown tea. It tasted watery to me at first, but I added a little sweetener and that really brought out the flavor of the blueberries. Fruity teas are not my first pick, but this is a pretty tasty afternoon treat.

Flavors: Blueberry

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61
drank Caramel Shortbread by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

This tea smells delightful – exactly like its name! – but it falls flat on its flavour profile. It tastes nothing like caramel, shortbread, or any sort of cookie or dessert. Instead it tastes like a sweeter and milder version of DT’s Sleigh Ride. I can’t say I particularly like it, but it is interesting to look at – it has slices of almonds and hazelnut bits! Just looking to finish it lol.

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec

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drank Monk's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
2193 tasting notes

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87

Delicious way to start the day. It did not hurt that blueberry bagels & blueberry cream cheese were in the lounge this morning. Twas meant to be. Next time I am dying to try this as a latte—I saw someone made one with eggnog and that combo sounds phenomenal.
Have a great day everyone.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Mango Boost by DAVIDsTEA
427 tasting notes

Wow. Just wow. This tea is amazing iced! I just had to get some more after trying the in-store sample. It is so incredibly sweet and my tea guide said that there isn’t any sugar added to it. What sorcery is this? It tastes like mangoes with hint of ginger. I find it weird that it says it is a herbal though but that there is matcha green tea in it.

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drank Matcha Ice Cream by DAVIDsTEA
427 tasting notes

I tried a sample of it in hot form at the store. I liked the sample, so decided to get some more to experiment with. I tried it as a hot latte and while it was drinkable, it just wasn’t my favorite. But then I tried it iced and it sure made my taste buds make a happy dance. It was like drinking vanilla ice cream. A perfect dessert tea. The only problem is that I had to push the liquid out of the strainer part of my perfect steeper. It kept on getting plugged up from the matcha powder I guess.

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94
drank Mango Boost by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

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80
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
1385 tasting notes

Wading into the fray on this one (wow, so many notes)!

The first of the David’s tisanes I bought a number of weeks ago. I picked one at random to try.

Yes, it’s weird that I am steeping at 205 (really 208) degrees, but that’s because I’m using the Zojirushi to make hot water these days instead of steeping strongly flavored items in the Breville. Less likelihood of cross-over residual flavor that way.

I mostly smelled orange when I opened the packet, which is good because I’ve been really in the mood for orange tisanes lately. I over “leafed” (really “mixed”) significantly out of habit and experience.

Really intense dark red color. So dark, it’s almost opaque. Its a cranberry red color that’s quite pretty. The aroma is sweet orange, and a bit of a sideways mentholated note which must be the eucalyptus.

I dunno. I see so many folks who have posted who don’t care for this. Am I weird? I like it!

A lot of the thumbs down seem to be on account of the hibiscus, which I no longer detest and have even started to enjoy, so there’s that. It’s not even really that strong to me because I’ve been drinking a lot of Tazo Passion lately which is probably mostly hibiscus. This seems almost tame by comparison. The orange mellows out the tarter aspects with a sort of juicy sweetness. And the eucalyptus is actually a nice addition — it gives the aftertaste a freshness without being medicinal.

Lemongrass? Maybe I can taste it a little, but mostly it’s orange and hibiscus and eucalyptus that are playing rather nicely together.

I can already tell that overleafing with this one will be key. That’s the only way to get the requisite sweetness into the mix.

Flavors: Eucalyptus, Hibiscus, Orange

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 500 OZ / 14786 ML

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65

This tea is all right. It has a floral orange thing going on that tasted all right in my mouth but left me with an unpleasant aftertaste. I finished my cup, but I don’t love orange so this will definitely not become one of my favorites.

Flavors: Floral, Orange

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76

My friend gave me a sample of this to try. Interesting and imo worth a try…this is my first smoky tea. It is dreary and rainy in Chicagoland today so it seemed the perfect day to pull this out. Most definitely takes like a campfire. I actually would venture to try another lapsong souchong with higher ratings given the opportunity. So fun to try.
I had this with a naughty piece of dove peanut butter chocolate and it really complimented the tea =)

Flavors: Campfire, Earth, Pine, Smoke, Tobacco, Wood

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

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95

Poked about in my stash this weekend and came across this. Just after Ms. Strange had mentioned it, I thought to myself, “ooooh, I have some of that—somewhere.” And then, suddenly, there it was, tucked away securely in a tin.

Still sick with the flu here. Thankfully, yesterday’s migraine has dispersed and the burning in my chest is a bit lighter today. My throat is still scratchy and unhappy. My tastebuds may or may not be functioning all that well.

Age doesn’t appear to have affected this tea much. Such deep cranberry and vanilla deliciousness in this cup. There may be pear, but it is not apparent to me. There are also a few hints of imitation flavour.

This is a blend that I think DTs should bring back and keep as a staple. It’s one of their better ones.

Jlvintagelove

Hope you feel better soon.

Evol Ving Ness

thank you. tea helps :)

mrmopar

Hate that flu! Get better soon!

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, mrmopar! Working on it. Thank goodness for tea. A lot of it.

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100
drank Lemon Pound Cake by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

I’m literally having a cup of this right now after months, and I’m happy all over again! It smells and tastes exactly like its namesake – LEMON POUND CAKE! So magical, so nice, I have no complaints. But be sure not to add too much water if you’re using only one heaping teaspoon because then it tastes like nothing but hot water which is no fun lol.

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drank Mango Boost by DAVIDsTEA
5947 tasting notes

Iced tea!

Wasn’t sure how to feel about this one at first; mango is already a hit or miss flavour for me and I don’t like ginger much so that wasn’t the most sturdy foundation going in. However, the ginger teas I do like the most are ginger and fruit combos so it wasn’t a total lost cause.

The other thing I sort of have an issue with in regard to this tea is the classification; DT calls this one a herbal tea but it has matcha powder in it, and that bugs me because it’s NOT caffeine free/there’s actual tea in the blend. However, obviously you couldn’t call this one a ‘matcha tea’ either because it’s got the fruit chunks and stuff in it so it isn’t straight powder either. Would calling it a green tea be accurate? I don’t know – it doesn’t really have any whole green leaf in it at all – only a small amount of powder. It’s all very confusing, and bottom line calling this a herbal is weird but I can’t think of a better solution either.

Now, as for the flavour – I actually found this on shockingly delicious! It’s really sweet and juicy and reminds me almost perfectly of the sweet mango flavoured gummy candies I like to buy from Superstore/the Asian market. However, the lychee is also very strong and the overall flavour does almost have like a straight up lychee juice with mango undertones sort of vibe going for it too. It’s a really tropical, refreshing combination that plays beautifully on the idea of natural fruit juices and candied fruit. The ginger is present, but very soft and is just a sort of undertone adding nuance and counterbalancing the sweetness. It’s perfect.

In fact, I wound up getting 100g of it on the spot. Now, to be fair it’s a VERY heavy tea so 100g isn’t actually a lot, but even still…

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.

Evol Ving Ness

I think calling it Mango Boost herbal with matcha would be more accurate.

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drank Matcha Miso by DAVIDsTEA
5947 tasting notes

Made this one up for lunch; it was the perfect bowl of comfort food to sip on during a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Nothing says comforting more than a giant bowl of miso with ramen so of course when I saw that we were releasing soup teas again this year and one was going to be Miso flavoured I was super on board with it before I’d even tried it. It was even more exciting when I found out it was a matcha miso soup/tea! Matcha makes great soup stock/broth and already had umami/marine qualities so it’s a fabulous pairing.

I started by making a vegetable stock; chopped up onion, carrot, and celery with some minced garlic and three perfect spoon fulls of this mixed into the pot; reduce it down and get a good simmer going so that the whole kitchen smells divine. Only then do I start cooking the ramen, and fuck does it smell and look good! I took my time, cooking it slowly and finally to serve I topped it with freshly ground black pepper and an egg.

Divine.

The taste was super satisfying; very rich, and like the packaging on the miso mix says a true “umami bomb”. Basically just an explosion of flavours in the mouth. In particular, I really liked the addition of onion and garlic with the matcha and miso mix. The egg was good too though because the creamyness of the yolk totally breaks up what might otherwise be a somewhat overly savory dish. Mmm! If you like miso even a little bit, I 100% recommend trying this one out!

Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfWkXialDO4/?taken-by=ros_strange

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.

Lexie Aleah

I definitely am going to need to get some of this.

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57
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

I had no idea this tea had apples and cinnamon in it which I (thought I) hated, so I reluctantly tried it a full month after purchasing it and… It wasn’t so bad! I was quite pleasantly surprised! It’s also positively gorgeous and steeps a very pretty and bold shade of red! It’s quite the novelty! The flavour is very overwhelming though, and I find it difficult to finish it whenever I make it. It has a very strong sourish flavour that vaguely tastes like the tea has spoiled, which is how apple cinnamon tea tastes in general to me. It’s palatable though – at least when it’s piping hot lol

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100

This tea… IS AMAZING. It tastes exactly like its namesake! Despite the name, it isn’t overwhelmingly sweet or overpowering. It has a nice flavour of blueberries and black tea just as it’s intended to. Love it! Can’t wait to get more! :)

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec 0 OZ / 0 ML

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100

I’m not a big fan of green tea (except matcha), but this is so good even my non-tea fan mom likes it! Lol we happened to be at DT on the first day it was released, so we tried a sample and my mom liked it from there! I need a bit of sugar in my tea for the flavour to come out, so once I prepared it at home I immediately noticed the caramel goodness. Excellent tea! I hope it’s a permanent blend! It also smells exactly like creme brûlée and tastes like an appley green tea-infused creme brûlée! Fascinating flavours all within one cup – love it :)

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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84

I’m not sure about whether the taste of this tea is authentic to its name or not as my sampler contains only three pieces of caramel which I’m storing for the last cup, but it certainly tastes lovely with cardamom added to it! Although I haven’t drank it as it’s intended, it’s really good and steeps fast at 4 minutes so that’s a plus! It’s almost all I’ve been drinking for the past few days. To restart my hair growth, lol. XD (rooibos is good for your hair!)

EDIT: I tried it with the bits of caramel and it tastes alright with a nice caramel aftertaste, but it’s overly sweet and I much prefer it with cardamom instead lol.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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70
drank Magic Potion by DAVIDsTEA
59 tasting notes

I picked some of this up when the Halloween collection came out with the Sorcer’s set. The set comes with a clear mug with ghosts on it, a skinny tin of this tea, and a black perfect spoon. I like this one iced. The bright blue colour it steeps at is beautiful and I actually prefer the taste of the tea without the colour changing lemon juice added. Is it my absolute favourite of all time? No. Will I be buying tons to keep on hand? No. It’s a nice fruity once in a while kind of tea to me.

Preparation
Iced 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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