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52
drank Green & Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
21 tasting notes

Relaxing and not as sweet as it seems

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91
drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
2 tasting notes

This tea blows my mind.

It has the grounded green rooibos taste with the sweetness of childhood and a colour that makes me smile. I love that it has the sweetness built in so I can have it on the go and not worry about having it be too bitter, but it’s not so sweet that I’m overwhelmed. For me they really hit the mark on this one! I’m so disappointed that it is being discontinued! I’m definitely going to be ordering a nice big tin to stock up!

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100
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

This tea was my first mate tea that I had tried and I just keep going back to it! I first bought a 25g bag, but that went too quickly… Now I buy 100g bags and even have two tins for it. I love it in the morning – I just feel more awake after having it. I can’t imagine starting my day without it!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
1355 tasting notes

NOOOOOO …. I just finished the last of this tea :( My beloved Alpine Punch is no more. They say it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all, but those people did not experience the yumminess of A P.

Sil

i noticed you’re looking for more…is it because it’s a pain to get in the UK or you’re just trying to be good and not buy more tea :) If it’s a pain to get in the UK, i may be able to help

KittyLovesTea

Unfortunately for me Davids Tea do not ship outside of USA and Canada, so I have to rely on the kindness of Steepster-ites. I would be grateful if you could swap some with me but please don’t put yourself out in order to get some.

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100
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
1355 tasting notes

I didn’t want to hex my love for this tea as my taste buds change quite often over time so this sample had been saved for a while. Now I have no reason to continue saving it and thought I would risk another brew, I had two pots worth of blend left.

A sniff of the loose blend and it’s just as sweet as I remember. I love almond.

The flavour was as delicious as I remembered too but I can taste the rooibos a little stronger today than I did before. But it’s not terribly thick rooibos so it can be ignored. Just like liquid sugar almond egg sweets. :)

I suppose no one has any of this to swap with me? My cupboard would be open to anyone that has.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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100
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
1355 tasting notes

I’m surprised by how many Davids Teas I have managed to accumulate considering they don’t ship to the UK and it’s all thanks to you wonderful Steepsterites. :)

It’s 11:25pm and I’m still up in an over tired state which has given me more energy than I wish to have so while my body is sluggish my mind is racing. Hopefully this Rooibos tea will calm me down a little, it can’t exactly aid in my caffeine intake so theory says it should work.

This blend has an interesting set of ingredients and I’m at a loss on how this tea will taste other than fragrant and spicy.

I opened the packet and took a big sniff and was greeted by sweet almond (very marzipan like) with a pinch of flowers. It’s making me and my husband drool. I just realized I don’t think I have ever told you his name… it’s Richard. :)

The blend has large flakes of coconut, whole cardamom pods, big chunks of nuts, nice flakes of almond and a finely chopped mix of Rooibos and what looks like rose petals. All of this is easily visible.

After the long 7 minute the tea is red brown in colour with the same marzipan scent. I’m craving chocolate marzipan treats now that my nan used to share with me (RIP).

Well the taste doesn’t match it’s aroma exactly but it doesn’t need to be, it’s yummy in it’s own way. Sweet nuts with a spicy and refreshing glow that has depth yet remains fragrant and light. There is also a touch of flowers in there but it’s subtle and maybe pushing into light fruit territory. The nuts however are very strong but much nicer than Davids Teas Forever Nuts.

Even though it’s rooibos I can’t taste it other than a little in the after taste of the sweet almond. I’m starting to think that I’m going to miss this tea now it’s gone.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
jessiwrites

I have some, if you want me to send it to you. :)

KittyLovesTea

That would be great :) Let me know what you would be interested in from my cupboard in return.

jessiwrites

Oh, I will do this and send you a message right away. Feel free to see if there is anything else in my cupboard you would be interested in, as well!

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73
drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
11 tasting notes

Not my favourite tea. I like it a lot better then Detox however. I needed something after this weekend of going out and eating not the greatest foods. Its the perfect tea to help calm your stomach. I prefer the second steeping of this tea so I tend to rinse the tea before I steep it. I really like the slight hint of orange favour in the tea.

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76

Yum! This was super good and a great cup of morning mate. It was like having a water down version of a hot cup of cocoa. I added a splash of milk to make it creamier. I think, although, I like it it is not something I need to have every day. It will be enjoyed but probably not replaced once its done. I have just too many other teas I must try before this one is replaced.

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73
drank Ice Cream Cake by DAVIDsTEA
1355 tasting notes

This is the last of my sample and I was surprised I had not already reviewed this tea.

In appearance the tea is dark brown/black in small squiggly pieces mixed with small chocolate pieces, some sort of biscuit looking pieces, large vanilla pod chunks and an abundance of rainbow sprinkles. It’s a happy sort of mixture.

The blend has a dark cocoa and vanilla aroma with some strange chemical tang. Oohh that’s not good.

Once steeped the tea is dark brown in appearance and has a sweet and creamy vanilla candy scent that is somewhat artificial.

Well it’s naturally sweet and very vanilla candy like but it’s rather pleasing. It has a silky creaminess that is smooth and elegant with enough vanilla ice cream essence to remind me of childhood. The chocolate is there but more in the after taste and with a cocoa slightly sour and sweet kick.

It doesn’t quite taste like ice cream cake but it’s not a bad feat for a tea. It’s creamy, sweet, vanilla, thick, chocolatey and good to drink if your craving something naughty (like I am craving an actual ice cream cake now).

Still the artificial flavours and smell knock this down from being something I would order or trade for again.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

Tasty!

I don’t really taste much pomegranate though, I certainly do taste mango. So, I would say if you enjoy mango you will like this tea.

If Davids keeps making teas like these, I may soon be buying more black teas.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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42
drank Stormy Night (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

I found this tea to be quite unremarkable. Besides a mishmash of flavours, cinnamon was the only one I could identify. It tastes similar to DavidsTea’s Forever Nuts, but much weaker. Overall—“meh.”

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

Not a bad tea per se, but artificial tasting in my opinion. The pumpkin flavour is nice, but does not taste genuine. The chai component is too weak, however, if brewed strong enough, makes a decent tea latté.

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76
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

A slightly spicy, sweet treat. Cinnamon and light cove tastes stand out the most, but are complemented by the sweetness of the sugar crystals in the tea. Overall an easy drink, but not an everyday tea for me.

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92
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
16 tasting notes

Love this tea. Minty and slightly chocolate-y, a great, light, afternoon tea. I appreciate that the chocolate notes are not as artificial tasting as other teas claiming to be “chocolate.” Quite addicting. Best taken clear.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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85

It’s really starting to feel like Spring. The sun is shining, I can hear the birds chirping, and the crocuses are already popping up. As much as I enjoy the coziness of Fall and Winter, I always look forward to shaking off the cold weather chills and welcoming back the bright and sunny days.

Quite fittingly, this tea reminds me of gardening. When I was a child, my Dad used to have a vegetable garden in our backyard. Once the weather would warm up he’d be out there, pulling weeds and preparing the soil. The garden had a small rock pathway, which at times would be taken over by mint. If you’re not familiar with growing mint, it grows like a weed and can easily take over a garden. Despite this fact, I used to enjoy stomping across that garden path as a child to tell my Dad about the latest adventure I went on with my neighbor’s cat; all the while taking in the fragrant scent of mint rising up from under my feet. This tea brings back such lovely memories of those times. In fact, I think next spring/summer, once the renos are done and my hubby and I are in our new home, I will consider growing mint myself (in containers) to make tea like this. But until then, this tea will suit me just fine.

Shmiracles

you know those times when you know you want a tea but you don’t know what to choose and nothing sounds particularly good and you’re just feeling indecisive and kinda bleck? well that is what i bought this tea for. cuz it’s always the answer. (also cuz i realized i could add little splashes of mint to other teas before brewing and see what happens, which will probably always sounds like a good idea i think.)

canadianadia

I agree Shmiracles, I too am never disapointed with a good cup of mint tea.

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70

Now this tasted smoother than the Yunnan tea from Tea Trekker that I had this morning. Hmmmm….

Very decent basic black tea blend. Missing something for me, though.

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

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91
drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

Had this this morning, drank a huge cup in the ceramic gourd I bought at the same time.

My god, I wish I bought more than 100g of this! Absolutely delicious, and this is by far the best tasting mate I have ever had. I highly recommend this, I’m sure you will enjoy it!

Outside that, it’s smell is very bubblegum like, and it doesn’t actually taste like that. It’s a bit of an oddity, seems like my senses are fighting when I drink it! ;)

In short this will really kick you off and give you a nice energy boost, and who doesn’t need that early in the morning!

Enjoy!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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78
drank Main Squeeze by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

More from my backlog!

This is wonderful, and a great mate. This itself has really gotten me into mates, and it’s pretty wonderful. So, I recommend this to anyone who likes some tropical flavours (or any mate fan!)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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68
drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

I found this hard to steep, and it really made it difficult to enjoy. The cups were all over the place.

For example, one day I had a really bitter tea, and the next a brilliantly sweet cup.

When the tea is sweet, and nice and strong this is wonderful and I highly recommend it.

I personally find that I steep this on the high end of what Davids Tea recommends, and at a slightly lower temperature for the best cup!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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63
drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

This is quite good, and it really is delicious.

However, this isn’t a tea I will be repurchasing. There are better tasting oolong teas from Davids and I recommend getting those in place of this. If you really love pineapple (I do myself), then maybe you will really enjoy this!

I guess there was just something slightly dissatisfying for me.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
18 tasting notes

Relatively cheap in comparison to other Oolongs, and still wonderful tasting!

This is absolutely great, and I highly recommend this to any fan of oolongs (especially the pineapple oolong), this is pretty much that (without the pineapple!)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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60

Sipdown! Ok, for a tea that I don’t particularly love, I went through my 50g pack awfully fast. Maybe I liked it more than I realized? Hmmm….

Truthfully, it’s mainly because I find this tea is so darn mild that I kept mixing it with other chocolate teas in order to extend the dwindling leaves I had left of those preferred flavors. And it made a spectacular compliment to DT’s mint chocolate rooibus, so I drank several cups that way!

My personal goal is to never let my tea supply reach over 30 loose leaf teas at a time. And since I placed two orders yesterday and I’m planning a trip to David’s Tea this weekend, I’m desperately drinking as much as humanly possible to clear out some space. So yay to finishing this one off.

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60

So, I did something kind of crazy, and, truly, I’m not even sure why… I put 1 scoop Super Chocolate & 2/3 scoop Mint Chocolate Rooibos (also DT) into my infuser and steeped in 12oz water.

And oh my goodness… Such a yummy combo! The Super Chocolate acts to mellow out the overpowering mint of MCR, and the MCR sweetens up the SC. I have no idea what inspired me to mix them (and honestly, I did not have high hopes), but I’m glad I did.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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