drank Every Day Green by DAVIDsTEA
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(The last Lunar New Year tea…)

Ok, before I launch into my typical green tea critical-ness – let me just say that I think the name of this tea was a stroke of genius from the DT team! “Daily Drinker” and “Every Day” teas are something that we throw around all the time in the ‘Tea Community’ as terms to refer to tea so I think this is a really nice call out to some of the tea drinkers who are maybe a bit more seasoned when it comes to tea drinking – especially to manage expectations in terms of what the tea is going to taste like.

At the same time, there’s a large portion of customers who come to DT looking for Straight Green Tea who don’t know all the different styles/varietals and just want something simple and approachable and that’s exactly what this name conveys! It’s far less intimidating for those tea drinkers than looking up at the tea wall and seeing something like “Gyokuro Yamashiro”. So, I think it works REALLY WELL as a name for both of those different ‘types’ of tea drinkers…

As for the tea itself!? Well, I do think it’s a really nice production of green tea – I’m just not a huge green tea person and so it’s really not for me at all. I should definitely try it again though just to give it a super fair shake since I basically had already decided what I was going to think of it before even having my first sip of it. Oops. It’s crisp and fresh though, and really vegetal. Not bitter/astringent though! Just smooth and clean. I think I could like it, if I drank it in the right mood/mindset. I’m just not going to buy any in the hope that happens, though…

I think I’m at a point where I’ve found a couple straight greens for DT that I liked and for the time being I’m just REALLY content with drinking those ones exclusively and not putting much energy in exploring any of DTs other greens for the time being.

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.

Kittenna

Haha, I totally agree with your assessment. I like (fresh, vegetal, etc.) greens, so I like this tea, and the choice of name + tea is clever for marketing. The tea seems forgiving (unlike gyokuro yamashiro, IIRC!), and highlights the qualities of fresh green teas – that many consumers likely haven’t tasted.

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Kittenna

Haha, I totally agree with your assessment. I like (fresh, vegetal, etc.) greens, so I like this tea, and the choice of name + tea is clever for marketing. The tea seems forgiving (unlike gyokuro yamashiro, IIRC!), and highlights the qualities of fresh green teas – that many consumers likely haven’t tasted.

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Hello! My name is Kelly, though many people in the tea community call me Ros or Roswell.

I am a twenty five year old proudly queer tea addict, blogger, and all around tea geek. I grew up in the Prairies, but a few years ago I relocated to Quebec to pursue a career with DAVIDsTEA in the tea industry! I’m still working on getting my French language skills down…

My first introduction to tea, in any form outside of instant and bottled iced tea, was about seven years ago when I happened to stumble upon DAVIDsTEA while looking for a birthday present for a friend! I tried their Birthday Cake rooibos blend, and I’ve been hooked on tea ever since! In those seven years; I was introduced to the online tea community, expanded my interest in flavoured teas to include a deep love and appreciation for straight teas and traditional brewing methods, got a tea themed tattoo, started reviewing teas, amassed a sizable tea and teaware collection, became a TAC certified Tea Sommelier, & even came full circle by beginning a career in the tea industry with DAVIDsTEA!

I consider myself a Jack of all Teas, and strive to have a knowledge and appreciation of all tea types, formats, and styles of drinking. I don’t like to feel boxed in to just being a “flavoured tea” or “straight tea” drinker – my expectations may vary depending on the type of tea or how it’s been processed/prepared but if it’s good tea, it’s good tea no matter how it’s been made!

You name it, I probably drink it- and I’ll absolutely try anything at least once.

My default method of preperation is hot, Western style, and straight – but I’m not opposed to additions if I’m in the right mood. If I ever add something to a tea or use a different method of preparation I will ALWAYS call it out in the tasting note though.

I like to listen to music when drinking tea, especially when I’m brewing a large pot at a time or steeping Gongfu. Often I curate very intentional tea and music pairings, and sometimes I share them here in my tasting reviews. Music is something that I find can deeply affect the experience of having tea.

Favourite flavour notes/ingredients: Pear, lychee, cranberry, cream, melon, pineapple, malt, roasty, petrichor, sweet potato, heady florals like rose, hazelnut or walnut, sesame, honey (in moderation), and very woody shou.

Least favourite flavour notes/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, strongly spiced profiles (and most Chai in general), mushrooms, seaweed, chamomile, stevia, saltiness or anything that reminds me too much of meat that isn’t supposed to taste like meat…

Currently exploring/obsessed with: Sheng from Yiwu, Yancha (Qilan in particular), anything with a strong sweet potato note. Also, I need to try ALL the root beer teas! Searching for a really good caramel flavoured blend, ideally with a black tea base.

Please contact me at the instagram account listed below if you would like me to review your teas.

Currently I’m employed in the tea department of the DAVIDsTEA head office. While I’m still sharing my own personal thoughts on new & existing DAVIDsTEA blends, I am no longer numerically rating them due to the obvious conflict of interest. Any comments expressed are a reflection of my own thoughts and opinions, and do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of the company. Any DAVIDsTEA blends you currently see with a numeric score were reviewed prior to my being hired there and have not been adjusted since becoming a DAVIDsTEA employee.

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