701 Tasting Notes

drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
701 tasting notes

This one has a buttery, fruity smell dry. It wasn’t on my list but perhaps I will like it. Just steeping away.

Come onnnnn. Cool already!

This one’s lightly fruity with a hint of spiciness at the end of the sip. Is that the goji berries? I think I may try to steep it longer next time for a bit more flavour, seems like it could be a bit more flavourful. But definitely good.

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Another unflavoured oolong to measure up against my Tung Ting Vietnam. Since oolong is actually from China and not Vietnam I decided I had to try this one out (and Quangzhou Milk oolong the other day).

Pretty good I must say, but I’m getting a more floral taste. Overall a great tea, but I prefer the Tung Ting Vietnam.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
701 tasting notes

Puffed rice. I kind of like the smell in a bizarre sort of way.

I can’t stop drinking it, yet I’m not really sure what it is I like about drinking it.

Update: Also great resteeped! This one gets the upgrade. But I still couldn’t tell you exactly why. Now back to PLL!

Update #2: 4th resteep, still going strong.

Well 5 steeps, that was my entire tea story for this evening. Impressive. Time to turn in.

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec

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drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Dude. This is freaking amazing. I couldn’t decide what to do with this for the longest time. It just sat in my cupboard because I didn’t want to risk wasting it attempting to use it. Today I threw it in a smoothie suggested to me by Sil :) AWESOME. Seriously. It’s amazing. Perfection. I could go on.

Thanks a million Will Work For Tea!

Update: Just ordered the 3+1 deal from Red Leaf Tea!

Update: I may have made another smoothie for both of us…and drank it all myself.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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I went to Davids today to refill my Tung Ting Vietnam tin. And left with 7 new teas. Oh boy. One of those teas being Forever Nuts, which the girl cajoled me into trying, despite my hatred of nuts. She even went so far as to say she thinks it will be added to my permanent collection. It actually smells quite good haha. Like an apple cinnamon pastry.

Yum, yum. Guess I’ll be eating my words. I may not like to eat nuts but man I’m enjoying drinking them. Added bonus – my entire kitchen smells like I’ve been baking delicious pastries :)

Update: The cooler it gets, the more the nutty taste comes out. But surprisingly it’s not ruining the tea for me. And perhaps I’m turning round on cinnamon in this one as well since the Stormy Night disaster.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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I love the scent of vanilla coming off this one! Smells so comforting. I can taste the vanilla too. Really well done and not overwhelming. Anything that diminishes the bergamot is awesome for me. I’m slowly finding more and more variations of Earl Grey to enjoy.

This one is smooth. I think I’ll be keeping it around.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
701 tasting notes

I love the smell of strawberry here. Although it’s more strawberry candy smell then genuine strawberries. But it’s helping drown out the bergamot, which I’m not too fond of.

Yes! I’m enjoying this one. I may add a touch of agave and see what happens but I’m liking it as is too :) Finally a variation of Earl Grey I can drink and enjoy :)

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
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I have yet to find a rooibos I enjoy. This is next to the docket. The smell dry is deliciously caramel, but steeped it has a somewhat medicinal scent.

Hmm. Tastes medicinal as well. Darn. Perhaps my tastebuds are off today.

MissLena

I’d suggest Creme Caramel by DAVIDsTEA, it’s pretty tasty, I just tried it yesterday :), Jessie’s Tea isn’t too bad either, very sweet and if you like coconut, you will probably enjoy it! My favorite rooibos though would have to be Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas. I hope you eventually find one that you like!

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This one wasn’t on my list today, but it sat on the counter staring at me until I finally gave in and asked for 10g.

My fiance has been matching me for cups of tea today, so I get to hear his input on everything I’m trying as well. Lovely, lovely. He actually enjoys tea a lot but doesn’t drink it nearly as much as I do. A nice change of pace today.

It smells almost peppery? Is that right? Perhaps that’s the lemongrass. I don’t think I’m really enjoying this one too much. I have enough for another round so I’ll have to try it iced.

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec

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Smells so good! Almost creamy. I’m excited for this one. I got the Tung Ting Vietnam because they were out of this last week and ended up loving it. I was over the moon they had this one today.

Also, I wrapped up a mango pit in a wet paper towel a few days ago and it’s sprouting – yay!

I am really enjoying these plain oolongs much more so than the flavoured ones. This is another hit. I can see myself keeping this one around. Perhaps this or Tung Ting Vietnam. Whichever they have in stock at the time :)

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec
CharlotteZero

I was rereading this because you swapped this sample with me. I need to know, what’s the sprouted mango pit for?

Courtney

Haha it’s nothing to do with the tea, just a little story because I was excited about it :P I really didn’t expect anything when I wrapped it up in wet paper towel on a whim.

CharlotteZero

Ah. I was wondering what someone was doing trying to grow mangoes in Canada…LOL.

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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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Canada

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