Secret Weapon

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White Tea
Almonds, Blue Cornflowers, Cocoa Nibs, Goji Berries, Licorice Root, Natural And Artificial Flavouring, Orange Peel, White Tea
Almond, Goji, Sweet, Nuts
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec 11 oz / 334 ml

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Looking for a tea that’ll give you the edge you need to succeed? Try this delicious blend. It’s got white tea, the favourite drink of Chinese emperors, plus goji berries, a legendary superfood. Add in licorice, almonds and cocoa nibs, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination. It’s an amazingly tasty weapon of choice.

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94 Tasting Notes

39 tasting notes

I really like this one! Much more than I expected. I received a sample from Davids Tea with my order, and I’m so glad I did. When I first opened it, I thought all the nuts and blue leaves were strange, and there was no way the sliced almonds could give flavor to a tea by just hanging out in the water as it steeped. The tea smells faintly of chocolate and not much else – definitely a hint as to how light this tea is. It’s a white tea, and feels perfect for spring or any time you need a tea that’s not too loud or bold. This tea tastes like chocolate hazelnut wafer sandwiches I used to eat as a kid (kind of like Kit Kat bars, but not covered in chocolate), and the aroma of the tea is stronger than the tea itself. Brings back good memories and tastes great. Oh, and I think you definitely need to steep this one for the recommended 4-5 minutes to get the full flavor.

Looking at the ingredients I can’t taste berries or licorice or orange peel, but I don’t mind. As for magical immunity increasing powers, I think I’d need to drink more than three cups to see any effect ;)

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Got this one as a sample in a mail order. It isn’t one I would have tried on my own, but I figured what the hey, it was free and in my hands.

Dry, I wasn’t a fan of the smell. I’m not sure which note it was that mixed it to where I wasn’t liking it, but I definitely sealed that package up again quickly. Afterwards I noticed that the wet leaves had a very similar smell, to the point where I had to take the trash out to rid it from the kitchen.

The tea itself? It was a blend of almond and licorice to my tastebuds. Which as much as I love licorice as a candy (yes, even black!), I’m finding I loathe in a tea. I didn’t finish my sample package of this one, instead giving to a neighbour down the hall.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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7 tasting notes

I’m so disappointed! When I heard about this tea, I couldn’t wait to buy some because the description seemed awsome for me..I asked few people who already know this tea and they weren’t really exited by it. I hesitated to buy it, even if the smell is just so amazinggg!
(I’m not used to buy just a cup, I prefer to try a small bag and brew it at home)
I didn’t wait too long to have my first cup of this and damn, I think this is one of my favorite. I really should have buy more of this because I feel I’ll get addicted to it. I find it very creemy, both rich and sweet. I reallyyyyy taste almond and a bit of cocoa.

They say this is good for immune system too ? Woahhh I need more!
I don’t know why, but there’s something soothing and comforthing with this tea…

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62 tasting notes

Everytime I get a hint of a sore throat I drink this tea and all symptoms disappear. I don’t know if its the tea or me believing its the tea (mind over matter) but whatever it is, I am not going to question its ‘powers’. Plus the tea smells and tastes great :)

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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49 tasting notes

I like having this tea around just to surprise my guests with the combination of ingredients! Comforting and mostly tastes like almonds. Very delicate. I buy this occasionally but not necessarily a staple.

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144 tasting notes

I basically only got what I think is almonds here, and it was definitely bordering on cardboardy. Bleh. I couldn’t taste the white tea at all, or anything else… with the exception of toasted walnut, I don’t think nutty teas are really for me!

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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11 tasting notes

This was the first tea I ever tried at David’s. I was out of town in the mountains and just grabbed it to go on a chilly day. Honestly it wasn’t love but I would give it another chance before I walked away from it. I think it was just a little more on the nut end that what I had been looking for at the time and would hate for just the situation to spoil the whole outlook on the tea.

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165 tasting notes

I found this tea very nutty and as I am not a big fan of nutty teas, it was just OK for me. I would have it again but maybe not all the time so I’m glad I just picked up about 10g.

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19 tasting notes

I’ve had this tea for a while. It’s part of my regiment and I keep a tin nearby for emergencies. This is the tea I start the day with once I feel the sniffles coming or someone sneezes near me. It’s worked so far and it may have something to do with the following teas I drink when trying to fight a cold. It could also just be a placebo effect.

Dry, it looks boring and dull. The leaves are shades of brown and bronze with some sporting greenish oxidized copper accents—those ones are kind of pretty. There’s not much to say about the almond slices, except to say that there are plenty to go around. There is a moderate amount of orange peel and goji berries, but the real attention grabbers are the cornflowers. There are so few of them. Yet they add a bold contrast to the overall tone of the tea. I wish there were more.

The smell is slightly different dry or wet. Dry, it has more of a cocoa and corn flower scent to me. There is a hint of almond and orange. Not picking up much goji. Wet, the white tea and almonds stand out a touch more, but I still get a dominant cocoa scent.

The liquor is typical of most flavoured white teas. It’s slightly foggy and golden with hints of amber and clear green. The initial flavour is always dominantly almond with cocoa following closely behind. As the tea cools, I can taste more of the orange, subtle as it is. As for the goji and the licorice, I tend to feel like they’re more in my imagination than they are in my cup. I think I try too hard to detect them that I make myself believe I can taste them. They’re too subtle and about as lost as the forgotten cornflowers.

If this tea didn’t have any purpose in my life, it wouldn’t have made its way into my cupboard. I can’t say it’s something I crave for or would go out of my way for. It’s a wet almond. But since I like to start my day off with one cup of white tea, it fits the bill for the mornings I feel under the weather. Somewhere in my mind, I want to believe that it’s the superfruit-tea.

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22 tasting notes

Oh man do I love this tea! I find it needs to steep longer than instructed, but then, I like really strong tea and white’s are usually on the thin side..
ALMONDS YAY. oh man. just so good.
(i made this as a latte tonight using skim milk. YUM.)

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