689 Tasting Notes

drank Guayusa (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
689 tasting notes

This tastes like the rainforest! That’s what I tweeted at DavidsTea. I’m really enjoying this one. Very natural tasting. I could see this being either a love it or hate it things for some people for sure.

I’m enjoying everything about this one. The smell, the taste, even the dark green colour it brews up. I’ll definitely be moving this to the permanent collection.

This was perfect for my drive to school. Second day, second exam. Now I feel as though I’ve just returned from the jungle haha.

Update: This one gets the upgrade to permanent collection. Just filled a tin!

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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drank Hot Lips (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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This one smells so good! I love cinnamon hearts. Seriously I eat them until I can’t really taste them anymore because it feels as though I’ve burned my taste buds clear off.

Liking it for sure. And nice touch of not burning the taste buds off. I was a little nervous there’d be something overpowering in such a strong scent but it all works together so nicely.

The more it cools, the more it tastes exactly like cinnamon hearts. I’m getting a warming near the back of my throat and down from the cinnamon or peppercorns.

Update February 27/13: I resteeped this one this morning for my drive. The resteep is good but it’s all peppercorns and no sweetness. Still enjoyable, but not as much as the first round.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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I have 3 exams this week and 2 assignments due. Agh.

This has a lovely fruity smell to it. It’s actually reminding me of Kiwi’s Big Adventure. And what exactly is a stimulant to DavidsTea? I looked in their FAQ but I want more info. Is this the equivalent to drinking coffee?

I can’t get Kiwi’s Big Adventure out of my mind, even drinking it is reminding me of it. Really, not a bad thing. I wanted to love Kiwi’s Big Adventure but it needed more flavour in my opinion. But they don’t have any of the same ingredients. Bizarre. This one I’m enjoying though. Perhaps when I get home from my exam this morning I’ll resteep and chill to try it out iced :)

That’s 4 for 4 from my Davids trip yesterday. Yeeaah.

Update: I let the rest of my cup from this morning sit in the fridge while I went to school this morning. It was still pretty good chilled but I think I may prefer it hot. I could see it being just as good chilled with perhaps a wee bit of sugar.

Update February 12/13: Still really enjoying this one. Brought it for the drive and first class this morning. I actually added a wee but of agave this morning to mellow out the slight bitter taste. Not over-steeped bitter, more like lemon bitter. Really too bad I can’t make tea at school. And I can’t wait to be done classes and yoga so I can go home and finish the last episode of Dexter season 7! Then perhaps I can get back on my readings.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m learning that I’m enjoying tea with nuts, which is unusual since I despise nuts. Curious.

This one is very smooth. It goes down easy. Though I wish I could get a little more sweetness from the raisins. I’ll have to double check that I get more in there next time. Overall, pretty good though I don’t think I’ll keep it regularly. Every once in a while I could see enjoying it. Granted that’s what I said about Mulberry Magic with macadamia nuts, yet lo and behold I bought 50g today.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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This one’s really good! I love the berries in this – far better than Blueberry Jam, which it initially reminded me of. There’s a hint of sweetness in every sip that really makes this tea quite amazing.

This one may need to be kept around.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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This one smells so good! Hopefully this will be the rooibos for me :)

Yes! Enjoyment. There’s something in this that vaguely makes me think of carbonation. And I’m not too sure on the aftertaste. But things I can get past I’m sure.

As it cools the aftertaste diminishes. Love when things work out.

The more I drink the more it reminds me of a creamsicle. But because it’s hot my taste buds are confused. I may try this one out cold to see what happens.

Now back to the books.

Update: Possibly even better when it’s chilled.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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Another awesome sample from CharlotteZero :)

I love my breakfast teas! Even though it’s 4 in the afternoon haha. This one is no exception. I’m just trying it straight and already love it. Yum. It can only get better with a wee bit of milk and sugar :)

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Violet by Kusmi Tea
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Thank you for this generous sample CharlotteZero!

This is a lovely blend. The violet is not overwhelming. For the two Kusmi teas I’ve tried I’m off to a great start. I may end up placing an order.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
KittyLovesTea

Ooohh this sounds nice :)

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drank Luscious Watermelon by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh Luscious Watermelon. You are amazing.

I’m having this one iced tonight. But not cold brewed. Just steeped with ice cubes. Switching it up from all the hot tea I’ve been having non-stop for days. Now back to studying.

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drank White Peony by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve never had a straight white tea before and I’m enjoying this one. Nothing too special about it from what I can tell. Perhaps once I’ve tried more unflavoured white teas I’ll have more to report. But it’s a nice change from the crazy flavourful “is this dessert in a mug?” teas – which are also delicious, but sometimes you just need it straight.

Update: Great resteeped as well!

Kasumi no Chajin

my favorite white tea (a sliver needle) resteeps about 5 times (at least) very nicely

Courtney

That’s great. I’m on my third re-steep now and I’m still really enjoying it. I’l’ have to update on many steeps I manage :)

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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.

Location

Canada

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