505 Tasting Notes

drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
505 tasting notes

Well well well, my time at Lush took over my life, and my tea consumption dropped so so much – a little Alpine Punch should get me back in the tea spirit… especially since I am now working at DavidsTea!

Oh yes I think my love of tea is back with a vengeance. Any teas I review from here on out (from DT) I’ll leave off my # rating, but I’m so so pumped to get back to drinking what I love most! TEA!

Glad that this is permanently on the shelf, as I have fond memories of my first cup of this back in Regina a few years ago. We keep growing older and the tea stays by our side, even as tastes change and evolve :)

MissLena

Welcome back! And that’s awesome you are working at DavidsTea :D should definitely get you back in the tea drinking spirit!

Memily

Congrats on the awesome job!

DaisyChubb

Thank you!! Yes I hope so too, it has already helped with my anxiety – and fresh tea is certainly better than 2-3 year old tea… but what to do with the old tea lol

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Um… what?!
So I finally made a huge Della Terra order to see what the fuss is about and the fuss is 100% correct! I don’t know what DTT does differently, but wow does it make a perfect cup of flavoured tea! I’ve been making tons of lattes and adding cream and sugar and I feel like I’m spending $5 per cup at a fancy coffee/tea place!!!

I would love to say Cinnamon Bun is the best so far but honestly, they’re almost all good. I have learned to overleaf with helps in the flavour department (especially when I know I’ll be using real cream), but WOW is it ever delicious. When I smelled the steeping tea I had to stop and say “wow”. Then I took my first sip – I taste flaky, buttery dough, melty cinnamon sugar and some sort of sticky icing. This is the feeling I used to get when I first discovered DavidsTea! Although DavidsTea is easier for me to get tea from, Della Terra really did bring it up to another level. It’s simple, there’s not a lot of extra “bits” floating around DTT’s teas (unless they’re needed!) and delicious.

Really really glad I took the chance on you, Della Terra!!! Thanks for your delicious product.

Happy New Year everyone! Hope your new years teas are just as delicious.

Sil

welcome back lady! :) hope your new year is awesome

mrmopar

Right back to ya!

cryptickoi

that sounds really good and I don’t really drink flavored teas.happy new year…

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drank French Toast by 52teas
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Just popping on to say I am doing both this advent and the iced teas! Well, i opened all of the iced teas already haha – having a blast and making lattes out of everything – expect this one, I just added a shot of Bailey’s instead.

Love the eggy-bready notes in this cup! A definite difference to Pancake Breakfast, lovin it.

Happy Holidays hehe!

Fjellrev

Hey you! Nice you see you back.

DaisyChubb

I’m a lurker now, hope to post more in the new year!

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drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
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Used up the rest of my 25g for an iced latte.
It tastes like those mango smoothies from Tim Hortons with yogurt added. Not too shabby ;)

I won’t repurchase, but you served me well Pom Tango :)

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Thanks Stacy for the delicious sample!
I’ve been shying away from rooibos, but Butiki lured me back ;)

Enjoying this one as a late night latte with milk and agave. It’s so darn creamy and smoooth. I’m still not feeling you rooibos – but with this flavour I can really enjoy this late night treat. aahhh

Sil

i should try this one sometime…

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drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
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I really took a chance with this one as I have no idea what a tamarind or tamarind pop tastes like!
It’s a good sturdy tea though, no fuss – pretty tasty! I just need to read the description again to see what it is I can look for!

I think when I ordered it I had the peach hoppitea/beer tea on my mind. I hope that one day I can get my hands on some of those because they just screeeeam summer to me. Fruity beer tea! YESPLS.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I had the same thoughts as I drank it: What the heck is tamarind supposed to taste like? But I liked it as well.

Butiki Teas

Oh yes, we will definitely have the beer teas coming out next. That is the big project I’m working on now.

Shmiracles

OMG Butiki, beer teas?!?!? you’re killing me!!
finally i will have the perfect way to seduce all my homebrewer friends into tea! bwahahah!

Butiki Teas

Shmiracles-Yep. We are working on peach, apricot, raspberry, and oatmeal stout beer teas. Hahaha. :)

graceatblb

Beer tea?! And with all three of my favorite fruits…Sounds lovely. I will be buying that when it comes out.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I don’t even like beer, but that sounds yummy!

Shmiracles

the stout is my spirit animal!!

momo

MORE THAN ONE BEER TEA best day ever

Lindsey

Oatmeal Stout tea sounds divine!

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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I don’t care that it’s almost summer – I am SO so happy I picked up this tea. Oh yes.
It’s going to make an amazing iced tea, I just know it!
I’m drinking my Butiki like crazy – at least once a day, but once work slows down (will it ever slow down?) I want to take pictures and make proper blog posts – just revel in the amazing quality that is Butiki. I haven’t been this excited about tea since I first discovered DavidsTea 2 years ago! That’s saying a lot :)

tigress_al

Everything from Butiki is amazing! I need to make another order and this will be on it!
Iced hey, I wouldn’t have thought to try this tea iced!

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drank Earl Pink by 52teas
505 tasting notes

I am super impressed!
This is a delicious blend that I am happy to drink plenty of. The raspberry flavour and bits is just perfect – very present, and will make a lovely iced tea if it finally stops snowing soon.

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Soooo I got my Butiki Teas order (THANKYOUSTACYILOVEYOU!) and everything I’ve tried is SO good that I am thinking of selling all the teas I don’t care for in one big package. Just to make room for more Butiki.

No time to say more at the moment, but I’ll be back after work!

All I’ll throw in for now is that the base of this tea is amazing and the flavours perfectly blended. THANK YOU for a creamy chocolate orange tea that doesn’t taste like fish (sorry DavidsTea, your puerh leaves a lot to be desired). It’s just.. so.. perfect. Ahhhh

Marcel Duchamp

This is on my shopping list. Sounds so good!

DaisyChubb

Definitely worth it!

Marcel Duchamp

I haven’t placed a Butiki order yet but I loved the Cantaloupe & Cream so much, I think I need to this month. I know exactly what you mean about the fishy tastes of Puerh sometimes.

Amariel

I love the DT tea, and I don’t get fishy leaves from the Pu Erh, but I’d love to try this too. It’s on my list. The Cantaloupe and Cream is so amazing. I can’t wait to order more, though I am hoarding the last bit I have from my sample, I think.

TheTeaFairy

Daisy, funny you should mention that, I realize that so many of my favorite teas are now from Butiki that I totally loose interest in some other companies I used to order from on regular basis… I have a sample of this to try, tonight is the night :-)

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So I went back on my blog to see when my review for Amore showed up – um – it didn’t. Gaaah. My blog is driving me nuts, doesn’t post when I tell it to, no facebook apps work anymore… and with that in mind I’m sipping this tea right now, re-writing the post – and the stress melts away. Hey, the name of this tea changed too so it’s due for a re-write!

Rose mojito is so fitting, off to ice it for pics!

EDIT: Oh maaaan I iced it with fresh mint and lime and sparkling water! Amaaaazing – and finally made sure that post was up and about: http://www.daisychubb.com/review-rose-mojito-by-the-persimmon-tree/

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You can call me Daisy.

I’m a 24 year old (not so budding) thespian – just moved to the Maritimes from the Saskatchewan Prairies. I’m way too polite, aka Proud to be a Canadian. I love it here by the water – it must remind me of tea or something ;)

My favourite tea companies are DavidsTea and Verdant Tea. They please my palette in different ways – and I love them both for it.

My rating system is as follows:
95-100: I will stock it as soon as I can, if I haven’t already! Permanent collection worthy.

86-95: I would stock this tea if I could, but my collection is just too full to warrant it. But it is that good.

76-85: This is a tasty tea and I will have many cups and share with friends, but won’t go out of my way to keep it stocked.

50-75: It was alright! It was… alright! Not horrible, but I might not re-steep.

25-50: Ew. But I will finish the cup.

1-25: Please no, I want to dump it.


The Steepster community is my safe place. Thank you to all my tea friends!
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