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    David’s Tea Organic Detox

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: varied greens and browns Ingredients: rooibos, sencha, ginger, lemongrass, juniper berries and natural lemon flavoring Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: brassy gold I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. It was a mostly herbal blend that basically tasted like a lemony rooibos. All in all it was a rather blah cup of tea. There was no astringency but the aftertaste came across as medicinal. It’s rare that I strongly dislike a tea but that is what happened here. I tried to be objective about this tea…


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    David’s Tea Organic Japanese Sencha

    Country of Origin: Japan Leaf Appearance: small, sage green Ingredients: sencha green tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 165 degrees Preparation Method: kyusu Liquor: pale green I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. I was really happy to pull out an unflavored tea after a string of herbal teas that I did not enjoy. The taste was mellow and vegetal with a hint of fruity sweetness. There was no astringency or bitterness to speak of. I prepared this tea in a kyusu and my second infusion was just as delicious. It wasn’t the highest quality sencha that I’ve had but it was very…

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    David’s Tea Toasted Walnut

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: deep green teaves and lots of nut bits Ingredients: sencha green tea, nut brittle (sugar, hazlenut), candied pineapple (pineapple, sugar), coconut rasps (coconut, coconut fat, sugar), almond flakes, walnut bits and artificial flavoring Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 180 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: gold I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. The dry leaves smelled amazing. It didn’t taste quite as nutty as I would have liked but it is a hard flavor to pull off well. The pineapple and coconut were definitely the dominant flavors but the sencha was still vegetal…

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    David’s Tea North African Mint

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: mostly green with light brown pieces Ingredients: organic cardamom, peppermint, ginger, Japanese style Hojicha green tea, licorice root, fennel, clove and black pepper Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 180 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep gold I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. This blend was way too doctored up for my tastes. All you really need for Maghreb style tea is green tea and mint. Gunpowder green tea is typically used and I really missed that smoky element. The warming spices took away from the cooling mint. I also tend to…

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    David’s Tea Salted Caramel

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance:small and dark, flecked with brown bits and something somewhat yellowish (presumaby the sea salt) Ingredients: black tea, coconut, caramel bits, English toffee bits, sea salt, natural and artificial flavoring Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Teas 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. I could smell the sticky sweetness of this tea before I even took my first sip. I was happy to find the taste a little more mild than the aroma. The caramel and toffee wasn’t overwhelming but they were definitely there. There…

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    David’s Tea Forever Nuts

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: chock full o’nuts Ingredients: apple, almond, cinnamon, beetroot and artificial flavors Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: pinkish red I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. I was excited to try this blend because I had been pleasantly surprised by David’s Tea’s Banana Nut Bread, which is another blend composed mostly of nuts. Unfortunately it was not meant to be. It tasted like lightly flavored apple cinnamon water. I found myself thinking, “Where’s the nuts?”. It was odd how pink the liquor was. The beetroot must have…