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50
drank Sweet Tart by DAVIDsTEA
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This was a weird one for me. I really disliked it on it’s own-It was much more sour than I expected it would be. I suppose that to be fair, it tasted pretty much as described. There are very strong overwhelming hibiscus and cherry notes, with the beet and carrot sort of coming out a bit at the end. This is not a very complex tea, and is mostly just strongly fruity and sour.
However, I found that when you combine it with some white or green pure tea, the flavour softens up and is in my opinion much more pleasant. Overall, I really liked this blend much more when you are using it to mix with another tea than I do trying to drink it on its own.

Flavors: Carrot, Cherry, Hibiscus, Sour, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85

I was surprised by how much I liked this tea! Personally after trying it a few different ways, I prefer it as a hot latte.

Interestingly, it tastes much more of sugar or custard than it does of jasmine. I think the jasmine and the fruity apple notes come out more as end notes. Iced, the jasmine notes come out a little more, while a hot latte seems to help favour the fruitiness.

Something about it actually kind of reminds me of an apple pie. Overall, it doesn’t taste how I expected it to at all, but I did still very much enjoy it.

Flavors: Apple, Custard, Jasmine, Pineapple, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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35

I really thought I would like this one, it sounded a little bit like “The Earl’s Valentine” from DavidsTea, of which I am very fond. However, this tea was just off.

It tasted overly tart, and not sweet enough. An added splash of cream dragged it into the “dessert” category I was expecting, but it was still cloyingly artificial.

I think strawberry chocolate tea sounds great conceptually, but that the addition of artificial flavouring is really throwing off what could have been a good thing.

Flavors: Artificial, Cocoa, Dirt, Strawberry, Tart, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75
drank Purify Wellness Tea by Teavana
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90

I might be biased because I typically cannot drink chai blends (allergic to peppercorns) but I was quite fond of this!
It was sweet and pleasant, kind of reminiscent of a gingerbread cookie? I like it with a small splash of cream, but it was good on it’s own too.

I did not get very much “kick” of spices that is typical of a chai, but it was a very pleasant desert blend after dinner. I got a lot of the vanilla and nutty notes, with a little bit of cinnamon and cardamom on the end.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cookie, Ginger, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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65
drank Mountain Oolong by Tea Forte
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I was kind of neutral about this. It was not unpleasant, but it did remind me a bit of earl grey tea (which I am not typically fond of).
I did like it a little bit more once I added some cream.
The peachy scent set me up with high expectations that the bergamont/orange sort of flavour did not deliver.

Flavors: Bergamot, Floral, Orange, Peach, Smoke

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80
drank Butterfly Jasmine by DAVIDsTEA
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This was right up my alley. light, floral, grassy, and delicate.
I discovered that it is especially nice with a bit of honey and some cream, thought it is also quite lovely on its own.

Flavors: Floral, Grass, Jasmine, Sweet

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95
drank Lavender Sorbet by Pinky Up
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I am very fond of flowering tea, so I will admit to some bias.
I found this to be a very light, creamy floral tea. There was an overall pleasany green/grassy note as well, and the bloom was quite beautiful.
I will say it tasted more of lily than of lavender. I suspect that is how they managed to avoid the soapy flavour lavender often offers.

Flavors: Citrus, Cream, Floral, Grass, Honey

Preparation
1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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1
drank Rum raisin biscotti by Tea Forte
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This tea tasted absolutely terrible! As others have commented despite the sweet smell, there were terrible notes of chemically alcohol, with an odd smokey note… it was reminiscent to getting a spritz of Pledge wood cleaner to the mouth.

I tried adding cream, I tried it cold- all in all it is just an absolutely terrible tea.

Flavors: Alcohol, Fruity, Metallic, Perfume, Smoke

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML

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75
drank Peachy Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
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I was pleasantly surprised by my enjoyment of this tea. I am not typically a fan of fruity teas, but enjoy iced peach tea enough to try it. It was refreshing and enjoyable over ice, but out of curiousity I also tried a hot mug with some cream and it was good this way as well.
Iced there is an extreme fruity flavour, the peach definitely overwhelms the palette, with a little bit of citrus notes.
Hot with cream it is reminiscent of peach cobbler. The aroma is similar to this as well.

Flavors: Apricot, Candy, Orange Zest, Peach

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100: Favourite tea, preferred flavour profile and trustworthy quality
80-99: Definitely would recommend and would restock when tea tin is empty
60-79: Might recommend, would try again but would not re-purchase tea
40-59: Probably would not recommend, would not try again or re-purchase tea
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