701 Tasting Notes

This one smells like cinnamon and chocolate. Slightly more like cinnamon than chocolate but still delicious.

This is an interesting taste. It’s definitely both cinnamon and chocolate. And something reminding me ever so slightly of eggnog. I may try this as a latte. It’s pretty good, I’m not so sure it’s permanent collection good though. I’ll have to think about it some more as I sip away.

Update: This one didn’t wow me, but it was good. I felt I could make it better somehow so that it can be upgraded. Feels like there’s some potential there. So now I’m trying it as a latte :)

And also, I’m halfway through reading a ridiculously long psychology journal article (deathly boring). Progress!

Well it’s certainly much heartier this way – less like tea haha. But the flavour makes it seem less like tea to begin with. I think next time I’ll add a wee bit more milk since I guessed (and it was barely any) to make a real latte. There’s hope for this one yet!

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6 min, 0 sec

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drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
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OMG Dexter season 7 finale just blew my mind. I can’t wait for season 8. June 30. The countdown is on.

I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for this tea to be available in store. Finally! It smells pretty good. Very juicy fruity dry and slightly diminished steeped. I’ve never tried a tea with bamboo so I’m quite excited.

That has a fruity taste I wasn’t expecting. Tastes just like the dry smell. That diminished scent after steeping tricked me! There’s a lovely sweetness that kicks in at the end of the sip. It took me by surprise. Bamboozled, you were worth the wait. This will be upgraded to the permanent collection.

Update: Resteep just as delicious. Excellent.

Update February 17/13: Also delicious chilled. And I scored a whole tin at the south store today. The drive was worth it haha.

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jessiwrites

I really need to catch up on Dexter! Ahhhhh!

And I was kind of interested in checking this one out, I am super intrigued by the description.

Courtney

That was me too! Honestly I waited FOREVER it seemed. But it’s so delish. I only bought 10g tonight or else I’d off to send you some! And that was me with Dexter as well. Slightly embarrassing I watched halfway through S5 through to the end of S7 beginning Saturday and ending now. Amazing.

Sil

I need to do that too…I last saw season 2? Ugh :(

jessiwrites

I will just pick some up next time I’m near DavidsTea… or I’ll order some online. It’s just, online orders require you to be pretty committed to the tea, because 50g is a pretty decent amount!

And yeah, I think season five was where I left off. I love that show, though!

Courtney

I know. I’m so happy the store near me finally opened up! So good. Yep both season 6 and 7 were pretty intense. Hence why I essentially put off everything else I had to do. Once I started watching I couldn’t stop haha.

Courtney

Sil! You need to get on it haha :P Dexter is such a good show. Just keeps getting better :)

Valerie

oh my goodness this sounds amazing.

KittyLovesTea

I’m waiting for new Dexter too :) Me and my husband are guaranteed to have some tea when we watch our shows together. This tea sounds like it’s full of fruity goody goodness. Yum.

Cavocorax

Yikes! We just saw S6 on Netflix and I just gotta know what happens next! INSANITY.

Good to know i’ve got lots of good stuff to look forward to.

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I was really excited about this because I LOVE watermelon. Love it. I’m finding that this isn’t a true watermelon taste though. It’s not bad, just not what I was expecting.

I’ll enjoy the rest of my stash but I don’t think I’ll re-purchase.

On a good note, I’m on the Dexter season finale for season 6. Only one season left to catch up on after this!

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Made this into a smoothie for another episode of Dexter. Slowly but surely catching up. How did I get 2 seasons behind?!

This is delish. So yummy. This and Caramel Matcha I’ll be keeping around permanently for sure.

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Thank you KittyLovesTea for yet another awesome tea sample :)

The smell for this one is a little bizarre. There’s chocolate in the scent somewhere though.

Perhaps chocolate teas just aren’t for me. This one is well done, but it’s not my favourite by any means. I’m really enjoying the white tea base but not so much the chocolate.

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The smell of this one drying is reminding me of Davids Glitter & Gold. Yum.

Getting a bit more “cookie” in the aftertaste but the cinnamon may be a bit overpowering in this one. Very tasty, just not exactly oatmeal raisin. A great black tea overall.

Thanks KittyLovesTea!

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Thanks to KittyLovesTea for this one.

I discovered Guayusa the other day and really love it. This one was quite nice and smelled lovely. However I found much more of an taste and aftertaste of mint than vanilla.

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Thanks to KittyLovesTea for yet another awesome sample :)

I can smell the lemon lime as it steeps away. Yum!

I’m loving it. More and more green teas are growing on me. This one is pretty delicious. A perfect balance of lemon, lime, and meringue.

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3 min, 15 sec
jessiwrites

I was just looking at this one today! Sounds delightful.

Courtney

I was running out the door to class with it in my travel mug so not much of a review but it was pretty yummy :)

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by Butiki Teas
701 tasting notes

Thanks to KittyLovesTea for this one!

The fiance just got home and decided he wanted to test this one out so I guess I will too.

Hopefully the coconut will redeem the rooibos. I can still taste that bizarre flavour but the other ingredients are definitely toning it down :) This is one I can survive!

Perhaps the 5 minute steep time is the trick to these rooibos teas. Hmm. I’ll have to conduct an experiment.

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5 min, 0 sec

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Thanks KittyLovesTea for this sample! The moment I saw it pop up on my feed I wanted to try it. I was so excited then, realizing they only sipped with the UK I was disappointed. However, you were awesome enough to send me some, so I’m happy once again haha.

Also I’m on my last chapter of studying for my exam tomorrow!

Smells delicious, like an almond sweet but not overwhelmingly so.

Oh yes this one is a lovely balance of almond and tea. It’s actually really nicely done. The almond is there but not in-your-face, and the tea is also there but not overpowering the almond. I may have to set up some sort of agreement to have this one on hand (or relocate to the UK)!

Update: 2nd steep slightly less flavour, still tasty.

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2 min, 30 sec
KittyLovesTea

Good luck in your exam tomorrow :)

Courtney

Thanks!

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), science, travel, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

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