270 Tasting Notes

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
270 tasting notes

Day 1 of DavidsTea advent calendar!

I’m worried that I may have made the tea a bit too weak, but am enjoying it nonetheless. The tea smells like melty mints — a scent that reminds me of Christmas, though not in a traditional sense.

The mint and chocolate come through strongest in the taste as well, though I wish that everything were stronger. There’s a lovely hint of sweetness due to the candy, but the tea doesn’t come across as sweet — this more counters any bitterness that could otherwise appear.

Hopefully a stronger brew will enhanse this tea, but it certainly doesn’t taste bad weak either.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I can honestly say that this is the best coffee bean-based beverage I’ve ever tasted.

Admittedly, this infusion is my first experience with white coffee as well.

The chai is spicy — not my favourite chair ever, but still quite a good brew. The scent is a little strong for me, but the same can be said of some chai teas as well, and I love them just the same. Perhaps not my favourite beverage in existance, but saying how well this rates against anything else coffee I’ve had EVER, this is a huge success in my books.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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For someone who’s tried and did not particularily like Terry’s Chocolate Raspberries, I was surprised to find I rather liked the chocolate and raspberry notes that come through in this tea. I haven’t found myself particularly high-energy after, but I don’t mind the lack of effect — I will have to try again on a day I feel particularly tired.
There is an interesting smokey taste to it, it added a boldness to the flavour that I also enjoyed.

I look forward to continuing to drink the sample that I bought of this tea.

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

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82
drank Earl Grey by Stash Tea Company
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I brewed a small pot of this and tried it two ways — first clear, then with milk and honey. I found I slightly prefered the flavour clear, though as always the feel with milk and honey was better.

The flavour is stronger than other Earl Grey teas that I’ve had, which I appreciate.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Earl Grey by President's Choice
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I’ve been on a solid diet of this tea for the past several days, and it’s been lovely.
However, I must note that it sells itself as a very full-bodied tea, and I haven’t found the flavour to be strong at all. Enjoyable, but not agreeing with its packaging. This is what’s largely stopping me from giving it a higher score than I have.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is fantastic. It has a great scent, great flavour, and can withstand my teabag abuse on school days. There is very little bad I can say about it.

The almond slivers and cocoa nibs are so aeromatic, it’s a joy to just smell this tea, let alone enjoy the taste.

Preparation
8 min or more

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drank Pure Chai (Organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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There is no bad way to have this tea! Straight, with milk, sweetened, soy milk…. any combination I’ve tried, it’s wonderful.

One must be careful to make it strong enough, it’s very easy to make a too-weak brew, which is the only thing keeping me from giving it a perfect score. Still, it is probably my favourite of David’s chais, if not my favourite chai overall, and VERY delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
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I generally enjoy this tea. The flavour combination is lovely. However, it oversteeps very easily. Being someone who enjoys strong tea steeped for a long period of time, this can be problematic for me. However, done in a teabag or ball, rather than loose and steeped just right, it’s a lovely tea.

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drank Earl Grey Green tea by Tetley
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Not my favourite tea ever, but like Honey Lemon Ginseng, will put up with quite a bit of travel-mug abuse.

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drank Chai Tea by Tim Hortons
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One of my preferred Timmies teas. I’m drinking a teabag of it at home right now, steeped in a cup (because that’s the way they did it there, I was afraid that one teabag wouldn’t do for a pot), with milk and brown sugar added.
I find it enjoyable, with a nice depth of flavour for a bagged tea.

Preparation
Boiling

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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)

I’ll be adding a few teas to my cupboard — if anyone would like to swap for something in there, please feel free to contact.

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