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drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
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So this was tea #3 to test of the day (I just received an order from DAVIDsTEA, had to try a bunch of them!). It was right before bed, so loved that there was no caffeine in it!

The dry smell was a lot more lemony than I expected, at first was a bit wary, as I’m not a huge fan of zesty lemon tea. However, as soon as I started steeping it, my worries subsided. The smell was a beautiful honey scent with a small hint of lemon and a bit of ginger.

As for the taste, LOVE. So smooth and light yet sweet…this was my second time trying a honeybush tea (the other one was a rooibos-honeybush blend, a lot more potent rooibos taste obv) and I was VERY IMPRESSED. As the tea cooled the ginger taste came out a bit more, and I am a ginger nut, so this was awesome! The lemon was quite muted in my opinion, but still there.

Overall, I LOVE IT. Will probably drink it most days of the week, especially before bed.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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drank The Immunizer by DAVIDsTEA
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Tried this tea this morning, loved the minty dry smell, I love mint teas. However the smell was a lot more potent than the actual tea. To me, this tea tastes almost exactly like the one by Celestial Seasonings, Echinacea Complete Care. Must be an overlap in the ingredients…anyways, mint comes out strongly, with the rest of the herbs nice and mellow. Would feel excellent on a sore throat, and def will force this one on my bf when he is sick! As for me, caffeine doesn’t sit well most of the time, so I will probably take this to class a few days a week due to its caffeine-free ness.

Overall, a nice tea, but rather disappointed that it tasted so similar to a different tea I had had previously.

UPDATE: Now that is is cooled off, I am more impressed, as it is not going bitter (like the other one I tried did) and it almost is becoming more complex, it seems a few more flavors are coming out. Can’t really identify them, but I like it!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea freaked me out at first. The dry smell is pretty intense; salty, seaweed-y, and not very pleasing in general. However, as soon as I poured water on it, I smelled it, and to my surprise it smelled very minty! Complete 180. Now just waiting to taste it, will update once it is cooled.

Update: The taste—surprised me again! It tastes quite nice! Not as light as I’d like, and has a salty aftertaste on your lips. I think the salt weighs it down a bit. Minty though, very mild ginger, and seems to be relaxing. Just a bit disappointed in the aftertaste. Reminiscent of the ocean, yes. And I love the ocean.

Overall, a decent tea. Will possibly up rating after having a few cups. Smell is most deterring aspect. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, I’d give this a shot!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Just got this tea the other day, and am VERY impressed. Loved the smell right off the bat, like fresh blueberries with a hint of something floraly and fresh. The berry smell came out a bit more when water was added.

As for taste, I was a bit worried it might be too tart when steeped (have had that happen before with pure berry teas, tea bags mind you, but still..I was apprehensive). But thank goodness, this tea has made me unafraid of berries again! The white tea balanced the blueberries just enough that they weren’t overpowering! Just enough berry for me, not overdone, not artificial either. Love the white tea lightness..makes me feel like it’s a summer day here and not fall :)

Overall, a very soothing and refreshing tea. Will probably have to stock up on more, but as others have said, it’s a very light tea for packing, so my 50 g should go a long way!

ETA—Also will probably experiment with temperatures and steeping time to find the ideal one. It is pretty good by following the provided guidelines..but after reading other reviews, I’m feeling adventurous. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

mrs.stenhouse12’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

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