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75

Steep:
4 tsp
500ml
185°F
4 min
Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cloves and cinnamon, amazing
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, clove
Flavor: cinnamon, clove
Liquor: translucent cloudy yellow brown

Comments: delicious, i like it, but where is the green tea?

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

YouTube Review https://youtu.be/hZVJPhVYedM

TikTok Review https://www.tiktok.com/@circuitswan/video/7111051931270843690

Blog Post https://amazonv.blogspot.com/2022/10/davidstea-loose-leaf-green-tea-orange.html

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I purchased this product.

Disclaimer:
All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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72
drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
2928 tasting notes

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I was honestly expecting to like this one a bit more than I actually did. And I think it’s just because I expected it to be more crisp and fruity, when really it’s a bit on the desserty side and the fruit notes are somewhat subtle.

It tastes creamy, and I guess it must be from the pear flavoring? Because the only flavorings here are cranberry and pear, according to my package. Anyway, the base is smooth and quite light, and both of the fruit flavors come off as cooked fruit rather than fresh. It’s a bit like a pear pie with cranberries, I would say?

It’s tasty, just not what I expected. Also, the amount of dried fruit chunks seems excessive, and mostly serves to dilute the tea and require me to use more leaf… I guess I don’t drink much DT, so I’m not used to that.

Flavors: Apple, Candy, Cranberry, Creamy, Dried Fruit, Pastries, Pear, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90

A smooth, creamy, bold black tea with a bit of honey flavor. I guess I should listen to my friend’s recommendations. I absolutely love this one even though it is a bit pricey for me as a college student. While I love it and would accept it gladly as a Christmas gift 16 dollars for 50 grams is just not in my budget. However, I’m so happy I tried it because now I know to explore more straight black teas.

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Wet Wood

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Witchy Watermelon by DAVIDsTEA
6009 tasting notes

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79
drank Trick or Treat by DAVIDsTEA
6009 tasting notes

Tasted much like previous years’ “versions” (Caramel Corn?) which is to say, it’s nice and sweet and caramelly, but not particularly special. Might have some more as a nightcap tonight, since it’s caffeine-free.

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76
drank Fortune Cookie Chai by DAVIDsTEA
6009 tasting notes

Another year of logging derailed. Oh well. I’ve also barely had any tea in the last couple months, due to a vacation and then a solid month of being sick and unable to properly taste/smell. Still sick, but I really wanted some tea tonight.

Not a bad chai, not quite my preference because of the anise, but it has a nice kind of gingerbready vibe. Not a fan of the stevia, as usual, but if I have it with milk, it’s not so offputting.

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90

A really nice, buttery milk oolong blend. I adore Milk Oolongs and I love Jasmine green tea so this was a match made in heaven. I definitely plan on grabbing more in order to keep it in my stash long-term.

Flavors: Cream, Floral, Honey, Jasmine, Malt, Milk, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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20

DO NOT CONSUME THINGS YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO… I did ( yes kinda on purpose) but don’t do it please I don’t want anyone getting hurt.

Well, let me start this one by saying that I’m an idiot. I did not pay attention to the ingredients when I ordered this one I was just excited because I love blondies. Of course one of the most anticipated holiday blends in my cupboard has pineapple in it. It’s not that I don’t like pineapple, I recently developed an allergy to it that I never had before, I actually used to eat it every day. So when I read the ingredients I was a little sad so I made a cup for my mom and just took a little sip before taking a Benadryl. That being said, I don’t think I’m missing out, while I liked the ginger and vanilla from the tiny sip I tasted it was sickeningly sweet… However, my mom liked it so I’m going to gift it to her so it’s not wasted.

Flavors: Cake, Candy, Cream, Ginger, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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15

This was a weird one for me, I love David’s teas rooibos blends ( if not sweetened) but this one was oddly savory and tasted more like smokey butter than anything else. Not a keeper…

Flavors: Alcohol, Butter, Grain, Savory, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100

A great no caff. tea. Just don’t use while nursing unless you’re trying to wean.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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1

I got this blend back in July or August when all of their holiday products were on clearance because I liked the nordic mugs and I wanted to have a few seasonal blends on hand for this year. Turns out, I never checked the ingredients… This blend is full of sugar and sweeteners. Big oops! I usually don’t mind sprinkles in my tea but this blend is overkill. There are sprinkles, candied fruit, candies, and brittle in this herbal blend, so much so that I can’t taste the herbs! It may be just a me thing but this blend also had the nail polish remover/ alcohol taste that the Witches Brew had. I was so disappointed because I loved the scent of this blend but it’s just sickeningly sweet, for my own tastes, and for my PCOS this blend won’t be staying in my collection, I just have to find a home for it I’d hate to just throw it away.

Flavors: Alcohol, Astringent, Candy, Caramelized Sugar, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is one of the limited edition teas that was recently released by DT as part of the Garden To Cup collection. It’s very malty with a really wonderful dark raisin-y sweetness balanced by robust molasses and buckwheat honey flavours. My excitement for the other new straight black tea was so great that I initially didn’t pay this one as much mind. However, it’s really grown on me and I love that it comes from an estate that believes so strongly in sustainable tea production. It make for an excellently elevated single origin take on traditional Breakfast Blends; so good without anything added to it but still has that bold brisk flavour and pleasant astringency I crave from an early morning tea!

Tea Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjD_TyGOzrD/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d8rvk8ON1g

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 and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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85

One of my favorite pumpkin tea blends. Although I don’t have many in my stash at the moment Earl Greys are my favorites, this blend is no exception. I love that you can taste the pumpkin, spices ( especially the cardamom), and bergamot equally. It’s a well-balanced blend that I wish was available all year round.

Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Cardamom, Earl Grey, Honey, Pastries, Pumpkin, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75
drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
762 tasting notes

Steep:
212°F
5 min

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: scratch and sniff chocolate stickers
Steeped Tea Smell: bakey, hint chilli
Flavor: bakey
Aftertaste: hint of burn / chilli
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

Comments: 3 min was not enough time

Post-Steep Additives: sugar
got the chocolate once i added sugar, so bakey-chocolate then a slight burn finish and aftertaste

Comments: not as spicy as I was hoping for, but i do very much enjoy it!

Resteep:
weak, watery hints of flavor, but mostly toast-y

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

YouTube Review https://youtu.be/Lw9SMbuxtrA

TikTok Review https://www.tiktok.com/@circuitswan/video/7148931137665060142

Twitter https://twitter.com/CircuitSwan/status/1575518925299023878

Blog Post https://amazonv.blogspot.com/2022/09/davidstea-teabag-black-tea-chocolate.html

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I purchased this product.

Disclaimer:
All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I love the scratch and sniff sticker reference. It is a sensory thing all its own!

AmazonV

@gmathis yay! i was surprised and totally brought back many years when i smelled this one :)

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90

Very cozy, I don’t normally love fruity blends but the sweet and malty vanilla notes make it taste more like a pie than straight fruit.

Flavors: Apple, Caramel, Cranberry, Pear, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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47
drank Hazelnut Chocolate by DAVIDsTEA
762 tasting notes

Steep:
212°F
4 min

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: hazelnut, hint of chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: chocolate hazelnut truffle
Flavor: sweet, coco, earthy
Aftertaste: stevia
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Comments: would be great if not for the stevia aftertaste (i dislike that specific flavor)

Post-Steep Additives: milk

Comments: stevia less noticeable with milk

Resteep:
very weak, earthy

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

Steepster Link https://steepster.com/teas/davidstea/94181-hazelnut-chocolate

YouTube Review https://youtu.be/U1O3pWIhQkQ

TikTok Review https://www.tiktok.com/@circuitswan/video/7148638847595859242

Twitter https://twitter.com/CircuitSwan/status/1575324454850555906

Blog Post https://amazonv.blogspot.com/2022/09/davidstea-teabag-puerh-type-hazelnut.html

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I purchased this product.

Disclaimer:
All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut, Stevia

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75

This blend is a classic, that being said it’s not my favorite but I always end up having it in my stash anyway. I am sure that doesn’t make sense to anyone else but with so many tea newbies and non-tea drinkers in my life it’s always a staple to share with them because it’s a nice intro to tea I guess. The pumpkin flavor doesn’t really hit my tastes and it’s a bit too caramel-focused. I pretty much only enjoy it as a latte.

Flavors: Candy, Caramel, Cinnamon, Pumpkin

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1

I recently got this blend in the Halloween countdown box that was on clearance a few weeks back and I’m sorry to say it but this blend was awful. It genuinely tasted like rubbing alcohol and was too sweet; I dumped it out after one sip and I’m super glad that I only had enough for one nordic mug.

Flavors: Alcohol, Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Cameron B.

Hi Gabby! It’s @tea.n.pugs if you couldn’t tell by the photo, heh heh. Nice to see you here!

Also wow, this sounds epic in how terrible it is. Sweet rubbing alcohol, yum! :P

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75
drank Blue Magic Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
762 tasting notes

Steep:
10g (5 scoops)
16oz
185°F

Whisked

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sour
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, sour berries
Flavor: matcha with berries
Liquor: dark opaque blue

Comments: it is pre sweetened

Post-Steep Additives: milk

Comments: a nice latte!

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

YouTube Review – https://youtu.be/qW9t_fXk_Nc

TikTok Review – https://www.tiktok.com/@circuitswan/video/7146946891253681454

Blog Post – https://amazonv.blogspot.com/2022/09/davids-tea-loose-leaf-green-tea-blue.html

Statement of Sponsorship or Advertisement:
I purchased this product.

Disclaimer:
All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 10 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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77
drank Sweet Potato Pie by DAVIDsTEA
1646 tasting notes

I definitely don’t taste sweet potato, but I have to say that this is quite sweet and tasty. It’s mostly fruity, lightly spiced, and a little starchy. I like to add milk. I removed all the marshmallows (there were tons!). The black tea is mild, so this one ends up light, but enjoyable.

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75

Steep:
3 tsp
212°F
5 min
kati loose tea system 12oz

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, maybe some spice?
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, pumpkin mousse
Flavor: sweet, squash
Body: Light
Liquor: translucent light yellow orange

Resteep:
weak, watery, but drinkable

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

YouTube Review https://youtu.be/SiF5yNcO1yQ

TikTok Review https://www.tiktok.com/@circuitswan/video/7146012254650109226

Twitter https://twitter.com/CircuitSwan/status/1572761174923706368

Blog Post https://amazonv.blogspot.com/2022/09/davidstea-loose-leaf-herbal-tea-fruit.html

Statement of Sponsorship or Advertisement:
I purchased this product.

Disclaimer:
All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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50
drank English Toffee by DAVIDsTEA
762 tasting notes

Steep:
2 tsp
212°F
6 min
kati loose tea system 12oz

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, bakey, earthy
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet coco
Flavor: hint of coco, earthy, weird vegetal (stevia?)
Body: Medium
Liquor: opaque dark red brown

Resteep:
strong, bakey, earthy
not really sweet flavored anymore

added sugar and milk

a solid black tea but not puerh or flavored

second resteep
weak, watery, mostly coco nib

not worth it which is surprising for a puerh

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

YouTube Review https://youtu.be/kQ_2CwJrMMA

TikTok Review https://www.tiktok.com/@circuitswan/video/7146281170639064366

Twitter https://twitter.com/CircuitSwan/status/1573025066144911361

Blog Post https://amazonv.blogspot.com/2022/09/davidstea-loose-leaf-puerh-tea-english.html

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I purchased this product.

Disclaimer:
All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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50
drank Trick or Treat by DAVIDsTEA
762 tasting notes

Steep:
3 tsp
212°F
5min
kati loose tea system 12oz

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet caramel apple
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet caramel apple
Flavor: sweet caramel apple, then chemical
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: chemical, licorice
Liquor: translucent light pink
Comments: oily mouthfeel

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

YouTube Review – https://youtu.be/8Q7CtAMF7Kc

TikTok Review – https://www.tiktok.com/@circuitswan/video/7145616403763105067

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CircuitSwan/status/1572375863026651137

Blog Post – https://amazonv.blogspot.com/2022/09/davidstea-loose-leaf-herbal-tea-trick.html

Statement of Sponsorship or Advertisement:
I purchased this product.

Disclaimer:
All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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60
drank Honeycomb Chai by DAVIDsTEA
1646 tasting notes

This one gets terrible reviews, so I didn’t have high expectations. It tastes overwhelmingly like licorice root, which is a flavor I usually enjoy, but not as much in this context. The next flavor I taste is ginger. It has a lot of natural sweetness. It’s not a very hearty chai, more like an herbal bagged spiced tea. Its flavor is sort of weird and not entirely pleasant. I’ve tried mixing it with other teas, but it still shows up too strongly for my preference.

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