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252 Tasting Notes

75
drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

I tried to cold-brew this, with mixed results, but kept the leaves because… well, it’s an oolong and I could probably try to get a couple hot steeps outta the remaining leaves, right?

And personally, so much better hot. Reminiscent of the hot-lemonades my dad used to make me when I was sick, but more… sophisticated? Yeah, that’s gotta be it. This is the second steep of these leaves and it’s got the oolong creaminess balanced by the lemon astringency, with a teensy hint of the floral jasmine at the end. Lovely AND delicious.

Verdict: not a fan of it iced (sorry DAVIDsTEA sales-associates), but delightful when hot. Might have to try and stretch the leaves for a third steep…

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I know, I know, spring is on it’s way… but I just can’t resist this tea! Especially in latte form… slurp.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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75
drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

All I want is a citrus tea that’s ice-able…

So, yesterday I went into DAVIDsTEA with a list, since without one I get overwhelmed very quickly but the sheer number of teas I have not tried. I wanted (more) Jolly Jellybean, Amaretto, and some La La Lemon (to be iced). The sales-girl helping me recommended this tea instead of La La Lemon, since apparently that tea tends to get pretty bitter.

Now, the last time I tried this tea was the summer of last year and my opinion wasn’t very high: “…not really my thing. I think it might be the oolong? Or maybe the harsh lemon? Either way, it wasn’t smooth enough to really grab me.” BUT I’d only tried it in-store, so maybe brewing it at home would make a difference.

I cold-brewed it in my fridge: 1L of previously boiled (mine was lukewarm) water + 5g Citron Oolong + place pitcher in fridge overnight. The end product was… alright. A bit too floral for my taste, so I added extra lime + agave.

Any recommendations on a nice, citrus-y ice-able tea? Or should I just stick with Red Rose suntea + lemon?

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
AliPants

Try DT’s Detox! I do LOVE it which means I’m completely biased, but I find that iced, it has a really nice earthy-lemongrassy taste. You’ll probably need to add some lemon to play up the citrus. My favourite part is the double whammy: you get the hydration from the rooibos, and the caffeine from the green tea. I ALWAYS have some in the fridge cold brewing. As an alternative, I’ve heard that Countess of Seville is really good, though I’ve yet to try it myself.

AliPants

Oh and as for La La Lemon: She’s right – I’ve tried MANY different ways of brewing it, and it always turns out bitter. Oh and Lemon Myrtle is good, too, if you can catch it before it bitters.

Uniquity

La la lemon is always bitter. : (

Faith

Why, La La Lemon, why? Hmmm Alipants I never thought of Detox iced, maybe I’ll have to try it…

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85
drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
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Husband has the flu and has been asking—okay, more like pleading in between feeble coughs—for cup after cup of this tea. So much so that our 20g bag was cleaned out and we’ve only had it for a couple days! Thus, I went to the store and purchased a 100g tin… but only got 2 jellybeans in the whole tin! Sadness. Lots of candied pineapple though.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Amaretto by DAVIDsTEA
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Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Daydreamer by DAVIDsTEA
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Sampled a nugget of this in-store, but it was especially bitter. Reminded me of Mango Madness… bitter, bitter mango. My little girl enjoyed it though and drank the rest of my sample for me.

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85
drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
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Both my rooibos connoisseur husband and my toddler loved this tea.

Well, and I did too, but they almost wouldn’t let me at my own cup of tea they wanted to drink it so badly! Are we sure that it is, indeed, jellybeans in this tea and not crack?

I chatted up the sales-associates when I bought this tea, which might be why I have a couple jellybeans in a mere 20g bag. I cut one in half before I steeped it to ensure that the goodness could go around a bit longer since I don’t really live anywhere near a candy store (in order to buy more beans).

I’m definitely tasting and smelling piña colada from this tea, which seems to get stronger the cooler it becomes. Hmmmm… next time I’ll have to ice it. This is definitely going to be a tea to stock up on, if my husband + daughter’s enjoyment is any indication.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Creme Caramel Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
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I thought this tea couldn’t get any better…

Then my husband brewed me a cup, added milk + sugar… + whipped cream.

Heaven

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

nice hubby!

Faith

He know what I like. >_<

Sandy Stith

Oooh. Yum.

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90
drank Hot Lips (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Upping the rating, since I find myself craving this tea more than any other right now.

You’d think I would crave something chocolate-y since I gave up chocolate for Lent… but no. This is all I crave. And I tend to dislike flavoured green teas.

Also, I just had a brain wave… wonder what this would taste like mixed with Mom’s Apple Pie? Hmmm… next time!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Hi there! I am a big fan of tea in it’s many forms: white, green, black, red, herbal, etc. Since the removal of my gallbladder I am finding I sway more towards straight teas, such as black or oolong, and dessert-like teas.

I hope you find my reviews helpful…

SWAP LIST:
Organic Ever Green (4 tsp) • DAVIDsTEA
Dragonwell • DAVIDsTEA
Mint Julep (15g) • DAVIDsTEA
Choconut Oolong (25g) • DAVIDsTEA

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