696 Tasting Notes

drank Gold Rush (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
696 tasting notes

This smells so sweet (and slightly like an Kahlua) dry and brewed. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but something drew me to this one.

Mmm I’m enjoying this one. Kind of butterscotch-y and comforting (maybe the butterscotch taste is the mulberries?). I don’t know if I could drink this all the time but I may keep it on hand for when I do feel like a cup.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
696 tasting notes

Dry it smells like someone just cut up a fresh pineapple in my house. Pineapple is not my favourite – I like it, but I don’t love it.

Steeping it smells strangely like children’s grape Tylenol. That doesn’t bring back great memories. The scent of this one is turning my stomach but I’m trying to keep an open mind as it cools.

Nope this one isn’t for me. The smell is too much. I managed one sip and it tastes as it smells.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Tea Sipper

I didn’t care much for pineapple until I had a fresh, cup up pineapple. Tons better than the canned! I really don’t like canned fruit anyway..

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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Ah lime gelato. My newest addiction in my permanent collection. Oh sorry addition to my permanent collection.
Seriously, I have got a love affair going on with this tea – and so unexpectedly! I am thrilled they talked me into this at DavidsTea. And they said it’s even better cold (Even better?! Is that even possible?)

It’s just amazing. Not too sweet, not too sour-limey. Perfection.

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec
Cavocorax

I was just thinking that there should be more lime teas the other day! Lemon works, so why not lime?

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Another awesome sample from Will Work For Tea!

Oh man does this ever smell heavenly. I can tell already 52Teas and I will have a great relationship.

Oh pumpkin, you are delicious in a pie and in a tea.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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This smells delicious! A sample I received in the mail today from Will Work For Tea (along with so many others!) :)
Just steeping now and I’m so excited to try this one. It’s actually my first to try from 52Teas.

And on a sidenote while this is cooling I’ve been cold brewing Blueberry Jam and Kiwi’s Big Adventure (both DavidsTea) since I left for work this morning and I can’t wait to try those ones a little later!

Yum, yum, yum :) I’m definitely getting some maple-y taste and as it cools slightly more pancake. Delicious!

Thanks again Will Work For Tea!!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Three Wishes Tea by DAVIDsTEA
696 tasting notes

To me this smells like fuzzy peaches, the candy. I’m only seeing foral ingredients but I’m tasting a light fruity tea. Yum!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
696 tasting notes

Yum this smells like some sort of apple candy I can’t quite put my finger on. I’m getting a hint of apple in this one, reminiscent of an apple oatmeal flavour.
Perhaps I’ll try it iced before I leave a rating.

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec

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drank Rose Congou Green by DAVIDsTEA
696 tasting notes

So I ordered English Rose online from DavidsTea and I’ve actually never tried a floral tea so I picked up a 10g bag of this today at the store to prepare myself. It smells very pretty – just like a flower garden (what a surprise right?).

Here goes! Well it smells and tastes like a rose garden. But I’m not quite sure I’m fully sold on drinking roses. Perhaps by the end of the cup it will grow on me more :)

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec

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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
696 tasting notes

Omg off to DavidsTea again today to get 50g of Lime Gelato. Well they were out of Lime Gelato but I left with a bunch more 10g samples ah! So bad, yet so good haha. I’m just steeping Cookie Dough now (which yep, you guessed it – smells great dry).

Oh yum! Yep like liquid cookie dough (but not overpoweringly sweet). I’m tasting the the chocolate for sure and surprisingly whatever nut taste is in there isn’t turning me off this tea. Another great one from DavidsTea :)

Hmm which shall I try next?

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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
696 tasting notes

Okay second cup of this from my sample pack I picked up a couple days ago. I’m really enjoying this one, but I’m not really sure why. I can taste both the coconut and chamomile – I think it’s the chamomile I’m enjoying. It’s a interesting mix.

Any suggestions to steep longer or shorter? Or maybe I should keep it as is – I am enjoying it, just a little unsure with the mix of white and black tea!

Happy New Year :)

Preparation
4 min, 30 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.

Location

Canada

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