270 Tasting Notes

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drank Love Elixir for Her by DAVIDsTEA
270 tasting notes

Bought a cup of this in store today. The liquorice and chocolate work well together, along with the strawberry to create an interesting flavour that hits over a few waves. The liquorice comes first, with a very strong and elixiry aftertaste that sits thick in the back of your mouth. An interesting and intoxicating cuppa for sure!

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Day 89 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA. (Backlogged.)

1.5tsp in an infuser, brewed in-cup.

Light, relaxing. Very floral flavour. It’s not my favourite flavour ever, admittedly, but it’s not bad, nonetheless. And LIGHT — 10g got me more of this tea than anything I’ve had before. (Shows how little I buy herbal teas, I’m sure.) I’ll be glad to get my money’s worth out of the sample I got, but I’m not sure if I’ll rebuy.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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99
drank Daydreamer by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 97 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA (backlogged).

Bought a cuppa in-store.

I found this to be a lovely blend. The fruitiness of the mango and “grassy” flavour of the green tea mixed very nicely, creating a harmonious and delicious blend. The first resteep was quite nice as well. A second resteep (what I’m currently on) leaves the tea much more strong than the mango, though the latter is still present.

Oddly enough, I think that the mix between the green tea and the mango is what makes it so nice for me. Mango Madness tasted too much like pure mango, and made me want it to have the vibrancy of the fruit instead, which I doubt I’m ever going to find in a tea. However, the equally strong green tea flavour gave a nice counterbalance and reflexivity, making the mango flavour more of a sweet fruity addition rather than an overdemanding flavour.

Definitely something I’d like to have more of. And if it’s this good hot, I can only imagine what it would be like iced, the way it was originally meant to be served!

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drank Creme Caramel Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 98 of my 101 day of DAVIDsTEA challenge (backlogged).

1.5 tsp in a tea infuser….

This is a lot like Crème Brulée, I found. The two had very simmilar flavour notes, including a creamy, caramel taste with just a hint of citrus. However, this tea seemed less… special than the other. It’s not bad, but given the choice between the two, I’m afraid I’d have to go with Crème Brulée.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Day 101 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge!!!!

Wow! 101 days of tea. Hard to believe, it went by fast. :)

I had a large supper, so this was a lovely post-meal drink. I had it over three steeps, with 1.5tsp in my tea ball, brewed for around 5 minutes each time, though slightly longer for each subsequent steep.

The first steep was quite strong — not unpleasantly so, though. The tea was murky and thick, the ginger was the predominant flavour, and there was a nice sweet, but grounded note to it. Ginger also was the strongest note with the second steep, but the weaker third steep let the pu-erh come through more.

I really enjoyed this — It was perfect for my needs. I’m going to continue enjoying the rest of the amount I have of this for sure!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Nettle Leaf (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 99 of may 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. (Clearing up the backlog, again.)

Around 1.5 tsp in my tea ball.

This tastes rather… herby. Which is not a bad thing, just different than I’m used to. I actually quite liked it — it has a nice sweet note to it, behind the main… herby flavour.

I think I need a bit more experience with this sort of tisane, but still, it was a good experience.

It resteeped nicely as well — I got two good steeps and onen… weaker one out of my tea-ball!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 100 (yesterday) of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.

Approx 3tsp in my 2-cupper.

This has always been a favourite of mine, not so much for the taste as the colour. It turns this great murky-green, which, which a dash of milk, looks so disgusting and… well, swampy. It’s always reminded me of a witch’s brew. In fact, I use this in plastic water bottles as “polyjuice potion” when I cosplay as Hermione. dork

The taste is light, but sweet and candy-ish. I generally prefer stronger teas, but it’s pleasent, even if I wish there was more to it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Kanpe Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 93 (yesterday) of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge was

Another one of those teas that brews a nice, dark red and gives an amazing, dry flavour. It gave a lovely mulled flavour — sweet, fruity and spiced.

Unfortunately, it is a one-steep wonder — while some herbal teas at least give a decent second steep, this gives an extremely watery and only lightly flavoured second go.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Gold Rush (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 92 of my 101 days of tea.

Cuppa bought in-store.

I have to say, this is one of my favourite teas of the month in a while. It reminds me of Secret Weapon, which is one of my favourite teas ever, except less chocolatey. It’s the coconut and white tea combination. Currently enjoying a second steep, and it’s certainly just as good as the first was — the flavour is coming out a bit stronger, probably because I’ve left the bag in this time.

This is the kind of tea that benifits from the bag staying in, I think. It hasn’t produced any bad notes yet, and the flavour only seems to be improving as the bag sits in and the temperature decreases.

I might have to get more of this before the month is out……

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Day 91 (yesterday) of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.

1.5tsp steeped in-cup in my tea ball.

This is one of the teas that… I think was misnamed. I see that there are cocoa nibs in it, but the primary taste for me the first steep was that of the cinnamon, and the flavour of the next two was oddly reminiscent of marshmallow….

That being said, I quite enjoyed the tea…. it just wasn’t as chocolatey as the name suggested it might be.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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A Canadian girl interested in the arts, books, geeky things, and tea. Especially the tea part.

Currently engaged in a tea drinking challenge of epic proportions. (1001 teas, 1001 days. December 1st, 2013 – August 28, 2016)

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