603 Tasting Notes

drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
603 tasting notes

Wow, chestnut is right! This tea needed a little cream and sugar for my tastes, but once it had it, it was pretty tasty! I bet it would be fantastic with some chocolate. Man I love chestnuts. That cup went down fast!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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drank Easy As Pie by Custom-Adagio Teas
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The first sip was a little sharp, so I sweetened it, sipped, added a little more water, sipped, added some vanilla soy milk, sipped and now I think I watered it down too much! :( The hazelnut is really nice! I like it with the spices. There is about one more serving worth in this bag and I’m conflicted! Do I pull it from the TTB and try it again or do I let someone else experience it?! I think I keep it. :P

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Pumpkin King by Custom-Adagio Teas
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Holy crap I love the name! A little strong in the clove department and needed sweetening to round it out a bit for my buds. I think I can taste a tiny bit of chocolate, but there isn’t a ton of it coming through, mostly I get pumpkin pie spices. I can’t tell if I’m imagining or actually tasting a nuttiness at the end of each sip. It’s a nice cup and I’d reach for it over a bunch of the other pumpkin spice teas out there, but it isn’t a must have.

P. S. Good job, Lariel!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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And this concludes my attempts at friendship with David’s teas. :( I don’t smell or taste any orange in this tea. The chocolate is really really hard to pick out. Kind of has the aftertaste of a scratch n sniff sticker. The tea base doesn’t even work for me. It is flat and earthy and leaves my mouth dry. Done.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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Soap?! Why am I tasting soap?! It smells soapy too. I just have to face the fact that I’m not a David’s fan girl and need to give up the hope that my taste buds will one day join hands with David’s and live in peace and harmony. On the back of each sip and in the aftertaste I pick up the caramel part, but I’m getting just the tiniest hint of salt. It tastes a little better with sugar, like sweet soap. :(

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I’m not the biggest DT fan myself.

Dustin

I really want to taste the magic that everyone else is excited about, but it just isn’t going to happen.

whatshesaid

The DT magic has faded for me with every new tea company I try :/

CHAroma

Booo, I’m sorry it was soapy for you. I really like this one, but I’ve found that one of their other popular teas tastes like cardboard to me. DT seems to be very love it or hate it.

Dustin

That is how Teavana is for me! The more new companies I try, the less impressed I am with Teavana.
There have been a couple of DT blends that I like, but it really is the exception when I do.

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drank Cheeky Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
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Cheeky Lychee! I don’t know why, but it is fun to say and want to say it while moving my hips and shoulders. Totally tastes like lychee, but also tastes a bit flat and cardboardy. New word: cardboardy. You read it here first. It is a little flat tasting and I think having had Teance’s lychee tea is making me a snob to this one. Poor Cheeky Lychee never had a chance!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Snow Bunny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Kind of nutty… definitely getting walnut here. Not much banana here which is sad because that was the reason I was excited to try it. Sweetening it doesn’t do anything to bring out fruit, but it does highlight a bitterness that I hadn’t detected before. I’m sampling this from Another TTB, so I’m not sure the age of this tea and know that walnuts tend to go back quickly. So I’m guessing it is the walnut that is bitter. The aftertaste sometimes gets a nice floral bit to it, but it still isn’t enough to redeem. I read some of the reviews about it tasting like play doh and I can see how that comparison could be made. I remain unimpressed by this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
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No. Just no. It is flat with a paper/cardboard sort of flavor going on and I’m having a really hard time even imagining cucumber.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Hmmm…. light… grassy… melony. It is a strange mix with the grass notes in there. When I sweeten it the grass notes change to more of a tart note and I can imagine the yogurt part better. This is okay, but I’m not taken by it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Precious White Peach by Teavana
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Ehhhhhh, I’d give this an okay. It isn’t awful, but it is far from brilliant. I have been spoiled by sipping on Lupicia’s Momoko lately! This tea is light and the peach flavor comes out as more of a dried peach. I could drink it if I had to.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! I like a little sugar in my tea. I love caffeinated tea, but since I limit myself to one cup a day, I have been exploring more rooibos and honeybush teas. Rooibos now = meh and I have upped my caffeine tolerance. BRING ME CAFFEINE!!!!

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