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drank S’mores Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Turmeric Glow by DAVIDsTEA
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drank English Toffee by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Melon Cooler by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Valerian Nights by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Magic Potion by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Mango Boost by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Zestfully Green by DAVIDsTEA
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drank The Buzz by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Rhubarb Cream Soda by DAVIDsTEA
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I was really curious about how this would compare to Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, one of my favourite DAVIDsTEA fruit blends. Yeah, that one is by far better. I could barely taste the rhubarb in this? It was a little vague when it comes to the fruit. I’m writing based on memory, but it was like a watered down, sugared up SRP. Not really tart at all. The mango came out more and even then, it didn’t scream mango either. Been there, drank that.

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Tea Cocktail Sipdown (551)!

This is a sipdown that I’m actually really upset about; when this tea first came out I was obsessed with it, and I think it’s still one of my all time favourite DT blends ever. It’s incredibly unique, and I just adored the sweet and overtly floral flavour. I desperately hope it comes back sometime in the future – even if it’s only limited edition. At least that way I’d still get to restock.

I’m happy with how I’m finishing this one off though; I feel like I found a really and creative way to use up the last of the tea leaf and make this a memorable send off.

So, I did this one up as a lightly boozy cocktail with some added fruit flavours. Very simple to do, honestly. I started by muddling five very large strawberries into a mixture of sugar, gin, and blueberry schnapps – three ounces of each of the liquors. At the same time I was doing that, I had three perfect spoons of the tea steeping in nine ounces of near boiling water. After six minutes, I strained everything out into a separate bowl. I also filled a glass with a mixture of ice cubes and frozen blackberries.

From there, I poured two ounces of the strawberry and alcohol mixture into the glass along with three ounces of the tea concentrate. Next I carbonated some water with my soda stream, and I just topped up the glass with the soda water. Easy peasy!

Taste wise, this is awesome! It’s a little boozy but pretty light overall, and it has a great mixture between this sweet, summery ‘mixed berry’ flavour and very floral elderflower. I recently had a pretty killed Elderflower soda pop and that’s definitely what I was inspired by when putting this one together. In fact, if I had any of the soda left I probably would have used that to top up other than just the soda water. But yeah; awesome balance where you can taste all of the ingredients and nothing is lost. My recipe makes three of these cocktails, and I’ve now finished off all three so I’m feeling just a touch tipsy – but so worth it.

Just a fun, fruity and floral Spritzer-y cocktail.

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.

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drank Apéro Spritz by DAVIDsTEA
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Tea Popsicles!

The first of what I’m sure will be many this summer. I did these last summer too, but I had different popsicles molds – this time I’m using the DT ones, which I like better because they’re flat (easier for adding in fruit) and silicon, so I can just pop them out without running them under hot water.

I don’t know why I decided to do this one first – I guess I just thought that the sweet orange/grenadine sort of flavour would translate well. I did add some other things to my mix though – some coconut agave for sweetness/a tropical touch, and then both red grapefruit juice as well as segments of the actual fruit. I did the grapefruit because I knew the citrus would pair well between both the tea and the fruit, but grapefruit also has a sort of bitterness to it that I thought leaned into the whole pithy orange peel/bitter orange liqueur thing.

These tasted GREAT – definitely had a slight bitterness to them, but in a way that made sense to me in regard to both the grapefruit and tea inspiration. That’s not to say that there wasn’t any sweetness though; definitely a bright pineapple/grenadine taste and some hints of the coconut agave. Ultimately, it was tropical and citrus heavy and a really refreshing, summer feeling treat to cool down with. So good!

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.

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Another Frozen Raspberry lemonade…

But my last! I’m officially cutting myself off; I need to not hyper fixate on this one tea and lemonade pairing (even if it is REALLY good), because if I do that then I’m not going to end up experiencing as many pairings as I want to this summer.

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.

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Kind of a busy tea overall, but this last cup clicked for me in a way that was really soothing/peaceful – strong notes of tulsi, which I find incredibly relaxing overall, and hints of floral lavender. It was nice for right before bed, despite the fact that there’s yerba mate in this one – something I had forgotten whilst drinking it.

It also felt good to get closer to a sipdown with this one. Soon.

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Had this one a few days ago, paired with a STELLAR curried cauliflower, jalapeno, and mango pizza with a mint yogurt drizzle. I know that’s a lot to take in pizza wise, but fuck me it was good…

This tea is excellent; it’s so beautifully balanced with really true to form tasting notes. I’d say the strongest, in my opinion, was the floral lilac elements alongside orchid notes as well. It’s also quite creamy, both in taste and mouthfeel, and has a mixture of grassy and vegetal (romaine) body notes as well. There’s also a really delicate stonefruit like undertone; something in the realm of white peaches.

I was worried that the pizza might outweigh the tea because it was a very busy pizza; and I think the spices did drown out a little bit of the nuances that would have been present otherwise. However, the mango was a great tie in for the stonefruit undertones, and the cooling yogurt seemed to make the vegetal/grassy elements in the blend seem crisper/cleaner. So, while there were some flaws it still worked overall.

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