drank Xanadu by DAVIDsTEA
652 tasting notes

Mmmm! Sipdown! (Bet you couldn’t even tell I only recently learned what that word meant!)

I have all these teas I’ve been hoarding for way too long, they’re probably close to stale but since I’m not one to throw out something I still deem useable, I am making iced tea out of all the fruity ones.

I think I used to drink this hot but I’m sure it’s much better cold. It’s a deep pink colour and I really taste all the berries! It’s so fruity it tastes like juice! People seem to complain about hibiscus a lot, but I honestly couldn’t tell you what that tastes like, at least, I have sort of an idea but it’s certainly not strong enough to offend my delicate senses.

I wonder if Davidstea will ever bring this back! I give it 2 thumbs up for a juicy summer drink. So flavourful I bet you could even throw some vodka all up in there, get your drank on. Sorry. I went there. Yay Friday!!

Edit I’ve had this tea for so long it has the old school aqua DT label with a cute description, before they were obligated to list the ingredients…. My bag said nothing about rooibos. Couldn’t taste it at all! So my review the other day of the soapy tasting honeybush tea had nothing to do with the temperature!

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I love tea. I love my mini-me daughter, my husband, my dog Wally, Netflix, shopping, and tea. Some other stuff too, but these are the most important!

Some favourites -

My new favourite tea company is A Quarter to Tea. I love the flavouring used and how it doesn’t seem fake, and the combinations are so delicious. Right up my alley.

My favourite teas are black, I love Laoshan Black and Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black tea from TTC. Also many of Teavivre’s black teas.

Butiki teas RIP, I loved how the flavours were subtle and not fake tasting and didn’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I am dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance. If anyone has some of this I would pay for it!!! It’s my number one all time favourite tea.

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.


New Brunswick, Canada

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