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558 Tasting Notes

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I’m loving this as iced tea! Used 8 teaspoons to 32 oz. No sugar needed this is a sweet blend naturally.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
558 tasting notes

Finishing up the last of the sample Kristin sent me. This tea will definitely be ordered in the near future. So deliciously chocolately and minty. Hoping the mint will help calm my stomach this morning. Feeling a bit under the weather today:(

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Jaime

Hope you feel better!

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This tea may have lost much of its flavor from being open in my cupboard for so long. I’m not really getting but the faintest hint of peach and something rooibos tasting/cardboardy, so I will not rate this tea. At least it is something warm to drink as my heating blanket attempts to warm me up from the outside.

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Enjoying a simple cup to warm the soul this evening. Warm the body works too. It just started snowing and with the high wind gusts went from 45F last night to 13F with windchill tonight. Not looking forward to those negative windchills!

Happy Holidays everyone!

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
558 tasting notes

Chocolate mint has always been a favorite combination of mine. It started back when I was a Girl Scout and got to try my first Thin Mint cookie. Now this season at work we are selling Peppermint Mochas and mint chocolate cookies. I have been dying to eat a whole mint chocolate cookie, but my diet will be so happy that this tea has been found!

Thanks again Kristin for the delicious sample. I will have to get my hands on a tin of this once I clear out more of my cupboard. This is a delicious tasting chocolate with mint and vanilla and black tea. I forgot I brewed it and let it cool quite a bit, and it is very delicious at room temperature. I bet it would make an even better hot tea, and a really good tea latte with some chocolate milk. I will have to heat up the next cup and review again. This tea makes me happy!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Kristen

So glad you liked it!

silvermage2000

Nice review this tea sounds sounds really good.

oOTeaOo

I love Thin Mint cookies :) Nice review!

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Tried this with a few ounces of skim milk today and it wasn’t for me. Finished the rest of the pot off with just a pinch of honey, so much more to my liking this way. The tea seemed to fall flat on flavor with milk as an additive, whereas with honey the tart cranberries and orange flavor comes alive.

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Really enjoying this tea. Thank you Kristin for sending me several bags of this to enjoy. I love the cake notes and chocolate tastes. So much better on the hips than real red velvet cake, I can almost forgive it for not having the cheesecake frosting flavor inside. So tasty with a splash of cream (or today, a tablespoon of skim milk). This has been my go to dessert cup at night. I better stock up soon!

Stephanie

Cake notes?!! That’s it—I just have to scour my Whole Foods for this gem!

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Another sample from Kristin. I used about 3 tsp of leaves to 12 oz of water and steeped at 170 for two and a half minutes. I didn’t really get taffy flavor out of this, but the caramel came through a bit. I had high hopes that this would taste like Teavana’s Apricot Caramel Torte, because I had read a review that it was very similar, but seeing the leaves and flowers in this tea and no fruit pieces mixed in, I through that similarity out the window. I’m glad I did because this tea is completely different. I like it’s mild sweet taste. Not one I would rush out to order, but a decent cup of flavorful green tea.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
558 tasting notes

Kristin sent me a sample of this and I tried it two nights ago, but I forgot to log it. The scent of this tea is just like warm, fresh out of the oven banana nut bread. Heavier on the nuts in the aroma than I could pick out in the taste, but the banana was definitely there. There was a bit of raisiny flavor and light spices mixed in. I added a bit of honey after the first few sips to sweeten it up and see if the banana came out more. This was enjoyable, thank you for the sample, Kristin!

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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Wow, quite impressed by the vibrant beet color this tisane steeped up. The aroma smells of chocolate and cake, but not a plain old chocolate cake, this smells like the cake in red velvet cake. I’m very impressed with how well the cake flavor translates into liquid tea form. The chocolate is light, but I think I prefer it this way. The only thing missing is the cream cheese frosting. Maybe there is a cheesecake flavored coffee creamer I could add to get this in the tea? I love this with a few ounces of skim milk. Very bakey and delicious. I definitely have to order a tin of this! Thank you Kristen for sending me some of this to try!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Jaime

Oh, let me know if you find that cheesecake flavored creamer!

Meghann M

I will. I know international delight has an Italian wedding cake that might be close. Otherwise hoping one comes available soon.

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Live in the cornfields of IL, but not too far from the city. Expecting a baby any day now (due Oct 24 2011). Sticking to mainly herbal and low caffeine teas for now. Trying to encourage my husbands tea drinking, but he adds so much sweetner he may as well just drink diet pop. I love trying new teas, and will try any tea once.

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