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I love chocolate oranges (the Terry ones you smash to break into pieces!) and chocolate covered orange peels, so I figured this tea might be good even though pu’ers and I have an iffy relationship. I like the taste, don’t like the smell. Here, the scent of the tea is mostly pu’er (the fishy kind) with a hint of sweetness. I really wish the chocolate was more prominent in the scent. But you do get the chocolate taste in the tea, so it’s not completely missing. Unfortunately there’s not much orange (ok, I didn’t taste any orange at all), it’s basically a chocolate pu’er, which I don’t really mind… but I wanted orange!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
297 tasting notes

I got this as a sample with my order. I’ve wanted to try this, but didn’t want to buy it because I cannot get behind mate.

This smells so delicious, fresh & juicy, both dry & as its steeping.
This is the best mate I’ve had. You get the fruity, juicy melon flavour at the front of the sip & a slight earthy, dryness from the mate.
Really good & I definitely want more.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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85

I’m about one cup away from a sipdown on this one so I thought I’d tell you all about it again!

Spicy but so good, especially if you add some sugar. I’m still reading “a thousand splendid suns” and they drink quite a bit of tea in this book. So I put some instrumental African music on Songza, made this tea and it makes me thoroughly enjoy my Sunday. My partner is away for the week and it’s totally awesome. :)

It is minty and sweet and spicy and it hits the spot. I can totally fantasize about Egypt.

TheTeaFairy

Aww, this note totally made me travel…

Too bad, I don’t have that book in my Overdrive :-(
Is it good so far?

Nxtdoor

It’s really good! I was wait listed about 9 months. Lol

Nxtdoor

Fairy, we should watch “Cairo Time”. Not sure you’d like it but what the hey, worth a shot.

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On the nose, mint and cardamom. I was initially going to go with mint only but after taking a whiff of my cardamom spice jar I revised. :) I urge you to try if in doubt.

Though I rarely would pick peppermint as a tea, it is the only tea I would consider having when I’m in the mood for Moroccan inspired food. Also if you’re into movies, watch “Cairo Time”. if your not reaching for your mint tea stash at some point during the movie, well, you can call me an ignorant fool.

With lots of sugar or agave, as a hot beverage it’s nothing short of delicious. I tried it iced just last night and was surprised at how poorly it faired. Mint was amplified for me to the point of unpleasantness. Did not finish the iced version despite the shot of booze i threw in.

Drink this hot and sweet.

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drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
7 tasting notes

So I expected sweet earthy orangey vanilla tastes. I got artificial bland chemical weak tastes. So, I added some stevia and the taste improved a tad but this is a big let down. It has so many bad reviews that David’s should reconfigure this tea using natural flavourings and send it to each one of us who has found it bad and renew its name!

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84

I really love the banana taste. yay banana teas! if you like banana teas then omg buy this now! (i sound like i was sponsored but im not)

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34

i have a love hate relationship with this one…

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100

I don’t exactly know how to describe this to be honest, it’s just very delicious. As a latte i feel like it tastes like strawberry milk! yum!

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67

if teas had a level of difficulty, i feel like this one would be somewhat high. On the days i can make this properly, it tastes wonderful! otherwise its not so good

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drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
165 tasting notes

When I got the Spring collection for Easter, this was the one I was least excited to try (I HATE MELON!!!). So, this one has been sitting in my cupboard for nearly a month unopened. Today I finally got curious and tore open the pack. Wow…what a surprise! I actually like it and will finish the cup. This collection was quite surprising for me…the teas I expected to love the most I winded up hating and vice versa. I will definetely finish the 25g bag that was in the collection. I can’t say that I would re-stock but I am glad I tried it.

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90

This is also a sipdown from yesterday. I actually really enjoyed this black iced. It is sweet enough that I don’t need sugar and it has a touch of creaminess.
I might even stock this is the summer if it’s still around.

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Iced

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90

This was actually pretty good. For some reason, I had some idea that I wasn’t going to like this one.
As others have mentioned, it is not great warm, but I wasn’t really expecting it to because who drinks warm root beer anyway?
I thought it was smooth, the black base came through. And I thought it was sweet enough to be good

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Chelle

I might have to sample this sometime too. Root beer and tea is just not what I think would go together. Iced just might be alright.

Formathe

I received some of this a couple of christmases ago and fell in love with it. Now it’s discontinued and that just peeves me off. Reality is I’m willing to pay for what I like. Sell it online if it doesn’t do well in the stores.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
103 tasting notes

I have tried this a few times now once as a to go cup and a few times at home with the very generous sample my sister gave me. Not bad. Chocolatey mint flavour but again would like more taste of the base. I think my taste buds must be very different from most others because this is one of my sister’s favourite teas!

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
356 tasting notes

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
45 tasting notes

Got this on my first venture into the local David’s Tea yesterday.

I was looking to try another kind of orange-flavoured tea, because I really loved the “Orange Lemonade” herbal from Tealux. (I see now that the Tealux blend is a whole different kettle of, um, tea — not a flavoured rooibos like this one is.)

So even though this one is a rooibos base, I thought it might work because the dry leaves had a really heavenly orange and floral smell. I was following my nose. However, when the tea was steeped, the orange disappeared and the other flavours really faded a lot. I don’t think I’d want to drink a strong floral, but I did wish for the orange to carry over into the brewing.

So the steeped tea wasn’t awful, but nothing at all to write home about. Just blah and disappointing.

The package said steep for 4 to 7 minutes – I went for 7, thinking to maximize the orange flavour. Maybe that was too long. Next time, I’ll try shorter.

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Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Chai Guarana by DAVIDsTEA
94 tasting notes

A nice spicy tea. Hoping it helps me catch some nice rainbow trout, today is opening day in CT.

Good with milk and honey.

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Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Dustin

Good luck with your fishing! Rainbow trout are so pretty!

MissLena

Jealous fishing is open for you guys! Hope you catch some :)

Lazey

Alas, I caught a bunch of fallfish but not a single trout. Hopefully I’ll have better luck tomorrow.

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drank Aloha Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
297 tasting notes

Ever have a tea that makes you gag? yea well I’ve found that tea.

this may be the worst tea I’ve ever had, EVER!!!

when I smelt the dry leaves I didn’t think I would like it, but that was the papaya smell. as it steeped it smelt much better. at the very beginning of the sip I get some creaminess from the chocolate, then I get the fruit, & that fishy earthy taste Pu’erh is known for. & then I gag, even before the mouth full is down my throat.

I’m going to attempt it with less leaves at another time, similarly I had to do that with the chocolate orange one, but that was more tolerable than this.

YUCK!!!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Cavocorax

That’s rough! Maybe I’ll stay away as I am not a fan of the fishy pu’erh taste – I want a blend that hides that away like The Skinny.

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received this along with 2 other pi’erhs from Davids.

the dry leaves are super strawberry-ie, there really isn’t much Pu’erh in the blend, which I should have noticed from the picture, so I don’t know how well it’ll work for my mission.
taste wise this is very berry, but generic berry, not strawberry like it smells.
it’s sweet & tart, very good.
overall as a berry tea it’s quite good, as a Pu’erh it doesn’t give me that strong puerh tastes that others do.

I really do like this.

ETA: I’m really started to kind of dislike this tea :/ rating lowered

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Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Aimee Popovacki

you know what.. i liked this a lot when it came out.. i drank it hot quite a bit, and cold steeped it.. i made a huge iced pitcher of it last week though and after one cup i couldn’t have anymore.. it made my stomach hurt so bad.. a lot of people say puh’erh’s will do that… i don’t recall ever having a problem with blood orange which is one of my favorites iced but this one and creme de menthe were painful, painful, teas for me! … i’m lowering my rating on it too actually, thanks for the reminder!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

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