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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
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I always end up trying teas I secretly hope I’d like, but never end up liking…

This is another one of those.
This smells fantastic as I love me some macadamias. I could tell immediately that it would have a sweet note to it, with our without sweetener.

Made a hot mug of it. Couldn’t drink it all. The sweetness was a bit grassy. And it could be because I didn’t like Forever Nuts that I didn’t like this. I can’t tell. Come to think of it, it reminds me a bit of Matcha, but the sweetness is a more of a nutty one than a piney one. It also doesn’t have much of a “tea” taste. There’s very little “roast” taste to it, if at all. Not very strong in any sense.

Not my cup of tea for sure.

I think my verdict is, if you like Goji Pop, you’ll like this tea as well. Seeing I didnt’ like the former, I can’t say this result is surprising.

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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Maybe I just tend not to like popular teas or something, but despite all the hype about this as a clear favourite from the Spring Collection, I really don’t love it.

I can see that it would make a nice iced tea, but it doesn’t really taste particularly unique to me. Just a berryish undertone, a slightly sour aftertaste. A very fruity smell and taste overall. It is pretty to look at, I’ll admit.

I’ve had a cup and I definitely don’t yearn for more. It’s just OK. I don’t see myself buying more of this tea.

I think I just don’t have patience for iced teas, and this one tastes odd hot to me. And I think I’ve super confirmed I’m not a huge fan of fruity teas.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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This is another one of those teas that I so dearly wanted to like, but just couldn’t.

It tasted very much like dishwater to me. The citrus quality to it was too overpowering to add anything like milk or cream to it, so that was definitely not an enhancement option.

The orange peel taste made sweetening the drink a task because you’d either oversweeten it or undersweeten it—it was hard to find a good amount of sweetener to balance it out.

Overall, while I didn’t throw up after drinking it, and I’d finish every steep I make, the tea tasted too healthy for my liking. Maybe it’s because I don’t like the taste of orange peel? I really don’t know. I’m pretty sure it is at its best steeped plain already. But its best is just not to my liking.

Like something that tastes healthy and citrusy? You’ll like this.

Like teas that have a nice taste plain or paired with milk and sugar? Walk away. Far, far away.

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Not knowing what Pu Erh actually was, I decided to try this tea on recommendation.

I’ve always thought that I liked Chai (I actually don’t. I have no idea why I thought that), so I thought a ginger tea would likely be up my alley as well, cause it’d have the same spiciness.

Plain, this tea is a bit tasteless, but has a nice kick when you swallow. Made as a latte, this tea is wonderful! Super flavorful and spicy. I plan on buying more at a later time so that I can make plenty more lattes.

I imagine it will be beautifully paired with an Assam or a traditional Chai, but I have yet to experiment.

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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I didn’t like this tea at all.
Because it’s a “bestseller”, I thought I’d take a risk with it, not knowing what to expect. Plus the gimmick of it turning pink when steeped was too much for me to resist.

I tried it, and I couldn’t even finish a full mug. I don’t even know what to do with my remaining stash. It had a strange aroma after it was steeped. After taking a few sips, I had to put it down. I don’t think any amount of milk or sugar would improve the taste either. It tasted to me like liquid muffin. What would be the sense in drinking a muffin?!?! It was just too bizarre for me. It also had a very strange after taste.

I don’t think I’ll be touching this tea again. Now I just have to see if any of my co-workers are brave enough to take the rest of my tea…

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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My favourite tea from DavidsTea hands down.

Although for an Oolong, it has very little resteep value, the vanilla really adds a new dimension to this traditional tea. The sweetness of the aroma creates a smoothness and creaminess that is unparalelled by other variations of Oolong.

If you love a simple tea that doesn’t require sweetener, cream, or any other types of ‘additions’ and if you like the sweetness of vanilla without having to go the dessert route, this tea is a great addition to your collection.

Many prefer the Milk Oolong, but I find that the Quangzhou Milk Oolong smells better than it tastes (and in my opinion, smells better pre-steeped than when wet), while the Vanilla Oolong has an aroma that lasts through the entire steep to sip process.

I think teas that can stand on their own are the best. The only thing that could improve this tea in my books, is if it had more resteep value.

Otherwise, it’s the closest thing to perfection. A great every day tea, or a nice “comfort tea”. What more could I ask for?

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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