714 Tasting Notes

drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
714 tasting notes

This is hitting the spot tonight. Just got in from a 3-hour lecture (from hell) and this is just what the doctor ordered. Ah nothing like a cuppa and Modern Family.

This one is so deliciously light. I think I may actually prefer it over Gold Rush. Perhaps. The dry smell is very similar with the mulberry scent. I have been opening it and smelling it the last few days and then putting it back in the cupboard. But tonight when I got home the fiance requested this one so I made myself a cup too. The smell is definitely stronger than the actual tea. I’ll have to remember not to be turned off by the overwhelming sweet scent next time.

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This is the perfect evening treat as a latte!

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Delicious! Another amazing sample from Will Work For Tea (I think I may have tried all of them from you now) – thanks!

This one tastes just like a pumpkin pie, which FYI is my favourite pie flavour. I can taste those Thanksgiving spices. Makes me think of leaves changing colour and warm sweaters and boots. Ah what an awesome matcha. Yesterday caramel and today pumpkin pie. I’m feeling spoiled.

I actually placed an order yesterday for the 3+1 matcha deal and today at the last minute today decided I wanted to switch out one of my matchas for a different flavour. I sent a quick email and I was impressed with the near immediate response. I’m talking within 5 minutes I had an email back. My order was already prepared for shipment! Very impressed about how quick that was. It gets better – because I couldn’t switch out flavours I was offered a sample of the flavour I wanted to switch with to be included with my order. This is some seriously amazing customer service. I can’t wait to gobble up my matchas so I can order more! Red Leaf Tea you are amazing.

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drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
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This smells like soft cookies my mom made when I lived home :) Like both summer and Christmas. Don’t ask me how or why but that’s what I’m reminded of when I smell it.

Oh darn. Bit too much of the lemongrass for me. I was really hoping I’d fall in love with this one. The smell is amazing. I can maybe get a hint of cinnamon, but nothing in the way of pineapple or coconut.

Update: As this cools (while I enjoyed my seriously delicious pumpkin pie matcha smoothie) the cinnamon is coming out more. Perhaps there’s hope for this one after all!

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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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
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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
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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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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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