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87
drank Banana Dream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
335 tasting notes

Banana Dream Pie. What a mouth-watering, delicious name! It is indeed quite a yummy dessert tea. Ever since my worst tea-drinking experience with DAVIDsTEA’s Carrot Cake, I’ve been a bit apprehensive about trying other flavoured teas by DAVIDsTEA. Thank god, this tea is pretty reassuring. :) A very rich, chocolatey tea… and yes, I can smell and taste real banana. Kids and those with a sweet tooth will absolutely love it. I wonder if DAVIDsTea would consider adding some vanilla to the tea? That would probably make it even more amazing and pie-like!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
22 tasting notes

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90

Steeping my last sample of this beautiful tea. I bow down before you Luscious Watermelon and vow never forget your sweet watermelon taste.

Once again thank you Kittenna for introducing this tea into my life. :)

Kittenna

I’m glad you enjoyed it (and wish I had sent you more!)

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90

Thank you Kittenna for this sample. :)

It’s just after 1am at the start of the new year here in the UK so Happy New Year everyone!

Watermelon is my second favourite food ever (after cookie dough) so I am very excited in trying this blend. I’m still waiting for it’s long 7 minute steep (taken from Davids Tea website) but so far it has taken a lovely pink tone that does look like watermelon juice.

The raw tea mix has a somewhat appley fragrance which was unexpected. Once brewed it smells like watermelon…as if by magic it truly does. It has the same watery, weak yet sweet fragrance that watermelon has.

Wowsers! WATERMELON!!! It tastes like warm watermelon juice. It’s mild and weak and I wish it was a little stronger but it has the same fresh juiciness you would expect from watermelon. It does have an edge of fruitiness behind it..a sort of sweet and sour apple cocktail. Reading the ingredients list I would never guess it contained carrot or beetroot but I suppose they help to keep it sweet.

It’s a very nice blend and it is watermelon like but I was hoping it would be a little stronger. I think this would be tastier as an iced tea with lots of crushed ice and small watermelon pieces for extra flavour. A good effort though :)

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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97

I made this as a latte for a late night dessert tea, and after stirring in the milk and licking the spoon, my first reaction was “oh my god!” It tasted so good. A little more minty than chocolatey. Very good – can’t wait to try and compare to “cocomint cream”.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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67
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
40 tasting notes

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76
drank Ice Cream Cake by DAVIDsTEA
40 tasting notes

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55
drank Dragonwell by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

I have tried several longjing’s and I believe I’ve developed a good palate for determining what is and is not authentic west lake longjing. This one would fall into the latter category for me, the flavour was very mild, the scent equally faint, the infusion very light. This is not a bad introduction to longjing as it captures some of the characteristics of the real thing, but please to anyone don’t be dissuaded by this experience to foresake longjing in the future from other suppliers. What really disappoints is the pricetag on this, $10 for 50 grams here.. David’s tea might be a bargain to your average starbucks consumer, where $10 buying you several cups worth of tea is better than $10 for one cup of fancy coffee, but this is still very expensive, especially for an inauthentic longjing. There are many reputable suppliers online for this wonderful tea and you don’t need to spend a fortune either, unless you are wealthy or a connoisseur a 3rd Grade longjing should only cost about $30 – 45 for a lb! Compare to David’s tea $90/lb. This 3rd grade dragonwell will also be authentic and you will know it’s authentic because the scent and flavour will be far more pronounced and lingering, not this tepid concoction David’s tea is passing off.

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83

Last bit of this one. I miss it already. :P

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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83

This is niiiice. My throat is loving it. The flavour is nice and light and not overly sweet and it tastes v green tea to me.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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69
drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
15 tasting notes

I received this tea as a Christmas gift, which is good because I never would have picked it out myself (the ingredients don’t exactly draw me in). The biggest impression I get from this tea is that of warmth. The woodsy mate combined with a slightly burnt coffee taste give a very cozy, warming sensation. This tea is very suited to someone who lives where winters get to -45 degrees celsius, like me ;) It really takes the chill out, and definitely peps you up.

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96
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
297 tasting notes

On the 12th day of Christmas Sare sent to me, this tea.

I’m a little late on this, but I have been spending a lot of time with my girls and family while I have time off work.

So I made a whole pot today in my new tea pot, I also got some of this from my cousin.

I was sprised not to see vanilla in the ingredients list, I found it to be creamy & sweet. Lightly minty & 7 delicious. This a really nice holiday tea, but I would probably drink it all year long.

Pic http://instagr.am/p/T6RRfpMGeF/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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85
drank Elf Help by DAVIDsTEA
41 tasting notes

I’m not a huge fan of coconut in my tea, it usually smells musty to me. Hot, this was..ok, but nothing to rave over or seek out to drink again. But cold? Wowzers this is gooood! I added a tsp of agave to the hot tea and because I wasn’t thrilled with it, the cup sat around and got cold. I’m so glad it did! This is very fruity and refreshing while cold. I can easily see myself drinking a lot more of this in the summer.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100
drank White Tiger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
71 tasting notes

Yes, I love this. The white tea and blueberry flavors harmonize perfectly, with neither overpowering the other.

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40
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
71 tasting notes

Looks really beautiful and festive when dry.

Steeped, the tea itself had a very weak taste—next time I might steep this longer than recommended. The flavor was mainly vanilla and clove.

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56

Smells like marzipan and roses; tastes light and not too strongly of tea.

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
749 tasting notes

My kettle has arrived!!

http://instagram.com/p/YBKG2SuZB9/ —> I’m not sure if you guys can see this or not since I’ve got my Instagram on lockdown, but you can always request I add you :)

I decided to try Lime Gelato and Bamboozled together today. Since these are two of my very favourite David’s teas, I wanted to see how well they fared as one.

Okay so this is not too bad at all. I do think I prefer either tea on it’s own but this mix was refreshing in it’s own way. It does somewhat diminish the best of both teas, but not so much that it’s tasteless. I find the bamboo really comes through the most. Very interesting for sure :)

Cavocorax

Faaaancy! :O

canadianadia

ooooh! it’s so pretty :)

Shmiracles

1. i can totally see the pic even though i don’t follow you
2. that kettle looks amazing!
3. every time i have Bamboozled i think ‘this is the tea Courtney likes lots’
:)

Courtney

I’m thrilled you guys can see the pictures. I’m never sure when social media is locked down what can and can’t be seen. I do so love my kettle :) And haha! Bamboozled is so yummy.

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
749 tasting notes

Ah lime gelato. My newest addiction in my permanent collection.

Seriously, I have got a love affair going on with this tea – and so unexpectedly. I am thrilled they talked me into this at DavidsTea. And they said it’s even better cold (Even better?! Is that possible?)

It’s just amazing. Not too sweet, not too sour-limey. Perfection.

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec
Cavocorax

I was just thinking that there should be more lime teas the other day! Lemon works, so why not lime?

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
749 tasting notes

Nothing like a little Lime Gelato to start off what promises to be a crazy Monday.

The lovely lady who packaged up what seemed like a million samples at DavidsTea yesterday convinced me to try this one. Lime isn’t usually something I gravitate towards but I’m actually quite excited to try it.

And success! Tastes just like it smells. Delish! I’m loving the yogurt taste with the apple. Definitely a treat tea for me but that warrants having it around all the time. I may upgrade this one to my permanent collection.

Update: Ahh, even better when it’s slightly cooled!

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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55
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
2219 tasting notes

Whoops. I have a curdled almond milk and Forever Nuts Latte.

It’s still alright. At least it’s not chunky the way that milk curdles. It tastes like nuts and apple and cinnamon, the way I would expect.

Still not my most favourite tea, but I got sucked into buying it on mega sale last year and, well, totally forgot that it’s not my favourite.

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML
OMGsrsly

(I ended up dumping this and made some ginger tea instead…)

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55
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
2219 tasting notes

I was reading tasting notes, and Christina mentioned mixing this tea with something else to change the aftertaste. She suggested Creme Caramel Rooibos, which I don’t have, so I mixed 1 tbsp this with 1 tsp Sweet Temptation rooibos from Cornelia Bean.

And topped it with maple whipped cream, because when I have 1L whipping cream in the fridge I have NO resistance whatsoever. I must consume that deliciousness.

So. The tea. Yeah. That works nicely. The maple, the nougaty rooibos, the sweet nutty dessert flavour of Forever Nuts.

Just disappointed it didn’t brew up pink. Again. (I keep lol-ing at the rating. Why did I buy the 250g tin?!)

Edit: You know, sitting here sipping this, I think it’s the IDEA of the tea that I like, and so I keep drinking it hoping it will live up to my dreams. It’s OK, but it’s not ever as amazing as I hope.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
oddree

Oh, the difference between the dream and the reality…. le sigh. Though I want some of that maple whipped cream you keep talking about. I bet that’s close to dreamy.

OMGsrsly

Oh yeah! So dreamy. It’s just maple syrup (1 tsp to 2-3 tbsp, depending on tastes) and whipping cream, whipped. A tiny pinch of salt if you lean that way.

caile

Of gosh, this just inspired me to put whipping cream on the shopping list.. :)

OMGsrsly

Just.. don’t get the 1L at Costco if you live alone. :D

caile

lol Was planning a Costco trip actually, but at least there are two of us here. ;-)

oddree

Oooh recipe, thanks!

OMGsrsly

I get it once a month or so, and am overloaded for a couple weeks… but I keep buying it. Because cream is so delicious. :)

caile

Do you just whip some up as you need (want) it, or do you make a batch to last for a couple days?

OMGsrsly

I make it as needed usually. Whipped cream gets watery if left in the fridge. You can just pour the water out and stir it a bit, but it’s less nice. :) I have a stick blender with a whisk attachment, so I’ll whip up a couple tbsp cream with 1 tsp maple syrup. If I make more, I end up eating it all with a spoon. :D

caile

Making fresh as needed sounds like the way to go. Smiles.. I want to eat it with a spoon! :)

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55
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
2219 tasting notes

Still not pink, but a tasty cup. Cinnamon, nuts, apples… really really good with some whipping cream.

Especially since I forgot about dinner and just baked an oaty jam crumble (use a very small amount of sugar in the oat mixture because jam is sweet! Also maybe an egg if you layer oats on the bottom) instead. Yep, this goes good with oats and jam! (Almost typed ham there. Hmm.)

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Plunkybug

Mine is always pink…wonder why yours isn’t.

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55
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
2219 tasting notes

I steeped this A Long Time, and added some coconut cream. When it was nice and hot it was sweet and creamy and delicious. Now that it’s cooling, it’s getting a little sour. So weird. Is it the almonds? The flavouring? What makes this tea go sour?! (I also steeped it in a ceramic travel mug, so it’s stayed pretty hot…)

I need to try a cold steep, I think. No room in my fridge right now though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Fjellrev

I wonder if the apple would do that? I need to get more of this and experiment with it.

OMGsrsly

Maybe. I haven’t noticed it in fruit teas because I guess I expect the fruit to be a little tart.

Zach Guillian

“I steeped this oolong time” hahaha I’m sorry

OMGsrsly

Bad tea puns are always allowed. :)

Zach Guillian

Too matcha tea jokes

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