130 Tasting Notes
Day 68 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
1.5 tsp in my tea ball, brewed in-cup.
As a tea-drinker brought up in the English tradition, this is pretty much of the basics of the basics of the basics. So, understandably, I was interested to see how DAVIDsTEA handled it.
First cup was had clear. Interestingly, I liked it a lot hot, but found that the flavours became less enjoyable as it cooled.
I had my second cup with milk, and found that helped a bit.
As I normally have my black tea with milk, or milk and sugar, I can blame this on my own tastebuds. Still, a good black tea that requires no additives is my ideal. So, not bad, but not as excellent as I’d perhaps love.
Day 69 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
3-ish tsp in my two-cupper.
Yummm. This tea has a really interesting flavour, in a very good way. I was surprised to find the citrusy hint , but it added really nicely to the flavour, and definitely did reflect some of the notes found in the real treat, from what I can recall from my few encounters with it. For a red tea, it’s resteeped quite well as well; I still got the creamy, citrusy notes after a second and third brewing!
I look forward to finishing off the sample I have. It might be another one that I want to restock soon!
Day 70 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
1.5 tsp in my teaball, brewed in-cup.
This is easily my favroutite minty tea that I’ve tried so far (perhaps tied with Santa’s Secret, but that’s more of a chocolate mint…). The green tea mutes the mint just enough to make it delicious but not as overpowering as I sometimes find mint to be. Second steep was just as good as the first.
This is a great tea for relaxing at night, I find. Definitely something worth having in a tea stash.
Day 64 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
I had this as a cuppa in-store.
This… tasted far too much like coffee for me. I don’t mind having coffee in my tea — look at coffee pu’erh. I actually rather liked that, because it balanced the coffee in chocolate. However, this tasted more like a slightly watered down cup of coffee, which, as someone who really doesn’t like coffee as a beverage… didn’t really make me enjoy it at all.
Coffee lovers may enjoy this tea, but those of us who enjoy tea but not coffee? Well… perhaps this is one to pass on.
Day 63 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
This was had as a cuppa in store.
I was amazed by how rich and layered the flavour was. It was very intriguing and stimulating, mentally, trying to figure out all the different levels of flavour I was getting in one mouthful.
Certainly an interesting tea, and worth trying. While I’m not sure if I’d add it to my regular collection, I’d definitely like to have another cup of it sometime in the near-future.
Day 62 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
Bought a cuppa of this in-store.
I found this to be a really nice tea. It was a little mild, but that matches well with the flavour profiles it’s portraying — it would be odd to have them too strong.
I’d love to have more of this soon, it’s tea-licious. (Yes, I am that lame.)
Day 61 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
Cuppa bought in store.
I have to say, I wasn’t expeting to enjoy this as much as I did. I’m not a coffee fan, and expect to dislike things that include it. However it tasted rather like a coffee crisp, which is something that I actually quite enjoy! I suppose it’s the mix of chocolate and other flavouring along with the actual coffee. Chocolate just makes everything better!
The one major downside of this tea was… it had an odd chalky texture to it…. Outside of that, I quite enjoyed it!
Day 73 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
This was a little sample pack, and I made it in my 2-cupper.
Not my favourite tea by far. Was a little better with milk put in, but still tasted somewhat… off. I’m not sure precisely what it was, but the flavours just didn’t seem to come together pleasantly.
Well, you can’t win ’em all….
Day 72 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
1.5 tsp in a tea-ball, brewed in-cup.
This tea has a very interesting flavour profile. I… never thought I’d meet a tea that smelled or tasted like Indian spices — curries and samosas.
This tea, however, does it. And does it quite well.
The only problem? I don’t quite know what to make of it. It’s certainly an interesting tea, and it tastes just like I suppose it should. And it works, which is something I wasn’t expecting either. I just don’t know if I quite enjoy it or not.
But it definitely is an interesting tea, at the very least. Worth trying for sure!
Day 71 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. (I’ve got a backlog of about ten days to put my logs in for, I’ll probably get to those tomorrow.)
I was cosplaying Honey-senpai from Ouran High School Host Club for a lecture today (yes, I was doing a lecture in costume. Yes, the costume was relevant. I feel like such a happy dork right now). I hadn’t tried this one yet, and it seemed appropriate, seeing as Honey and bunnies seem to go hand in hand. (I also had a slice of delicious cake. Tee hee!)
This tea has a nice blend of fruity-sweet to it. I’m on my third steep right now and it’s still coming through. The flavour is a little more subtle than I’d like it to be — I will try steeping it a bit longer the next time I have this flavour to see if that will make a difference. But it is a lovely tea, and I’m sad it’s only part of the seasonal collection. (That and Hot Toboggan. Mmmmmm.)