78 Tasting Notes

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drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
78 tasting notes

This tea scared me a bit after the first wiff. All I could smell was the juniper bushes, although it reminded me of home since we had these bushes around our house, but still not sure if it is something that I want to drink.

The brew was a nice lightish reddish color and the smell is still very much juniper berries in your face with maybe a hint of rooibos. I did sweeten it a just a bit with rock sugar, because of the smell. It took a minute to get my courage up to try a sip and hmmm this really surprised me. it was pretty darn sweet and I hardly put in much rock sugar, and I could taste the zippiness of the ginger and I wonder if the sweetness didn’t come from the lemongrass. The juniper berries were much more mellow than I thought it would be… this is pretty darn good.

Once a again a tea surprises me and tastes different than it smells. This is a pretty tasty detox diet and I think most people will like it! I will drink this again for sure.

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
78 tasting notes

Wowzer, this is perfection in a cup! I woke up this morning and was craving something sweet and I have been saving this tea just for that moment. I opened up the pouch and it smells just like a york peppermint pattie, I love those things! The tea is so pretty and I love the little mint lips, I am such a sucker for unique items in my tea.

After the steep the color was a very nice orangey orange color. The smell was bit more faint and you can smell the black tea after the brew. First sip mmmmmm!

This tea is sweet, the blend of vanilla and mint and hints of chocolate is so good. It really tastes like a peppermint patty, maybe just a bit sweeter but wow what a fatastic dessert tea. I loved how fresh my mouth felt after drinking this tea, just perfect! I will definetely have to buy more of this!

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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72

If you like citrus in your tea you will probably like this tea. When I first opened this tea up it smelled just like a grapefruit. That is all I could smell, which really surprised me because I thought it would be more ginger or ginseng smell.

After the steeping time, it was a beautiful autumn orange color. The tea now smells like a warm more earthy grapefruit. First sip it was pretty sweet and yup citrus all the way, tastes like a grapefruit or mixed with orange. Pretty good.

After it cooled it was really sweet and I could start to taste the pu’erh or the earthiness… not sure if I liked it cool but it is one I will drink again hot.

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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93

WOW, talk about a great tea… I have the honeybush version and when you open up the package it smells the same… smells like pineapple and coconut and rum, how can you go wrong with that!

I wanted to have this iced so I doubled up on the serving as usual… and that is how I had the honeybush as well. This is soooooo good, the first sip is crisp and cool with the flavors of pineapple and then the coconut that hit your tongue. It is a bit creamy but less so than the honeybush. It is very juicy and great thirst quencher! It is an awesome drink.

Comparing the two the honeybush is a bit sweeter with more creaminess, the coconut is more prominent. Now the green tea one is more refreshing and crisp, I can taste the pineapple more. Both are wonderful and it just depends on what you are in the mood for!

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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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78

MMM this is good! This tea smells just like it says… mango and black tea! That is what you smell and that is what you taste! When you open up the package, you smell the black tea more than mango but you can still smell the mango.

After the brew the mango is a bit more faint smelling. So when I took my first sip I was surprised by how much I could taste it! It is so good the black tea is smooth and the mango hits you more on the side and back of the mouth. It is really good and I can’t wait to try this iced. I think it would make a great summertime tea.

If you like mango and you want a good black tea this is one you should try.

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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78

Haven’t had much tea this weekend… I was away so when I got back I decided that I wanted to try a new tea and this was it! Upon opening the package it smelled like Christmas to me. I remember one time making an ornament that was an orange and had little cloves stuck in it and then dusted with cinnamon, everyone brought in a different citrus fruit and the room smelled just like this, lots of citrus and cloves yum!

The first sip of this surprised me, I was not sure if I would like this because it sounded kind of boring… nothing to out there. But wow I really liked it, it was very sweet with hints of citrus and I can taste the bergamot as well. This is really good… I I sipped it down pretty quick. When this has cooled it all most tastes like thinned out citrus honey… it is that sweet! I think that this just might be on my re-buy list! Yummy!

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Yummy Yummy Yummy! That is all I can say about this tea. I was suppose to get this with my first package of Davids tea but they accidentally sent me a different mix of teas soooo they let me keep that one and then sent me the resolutions kit which has this delicious tea in it. The smell is so yummy! It smells like lifesavers butter rum flavor. I loved those ones. It is buttery, sweet and caramelized coconut.

The liquor was just the perfect color a nice rich dark amber, I truly love that color! The smell is still strong and I can’t wait to sip it. After my first sip I was like ok… this is good, not as powerful as the smell but still really really good.

It is smooth and well rounded, you can taste the sweetness and a touch of the toasted coconut, the base is a great black tea which you can taste and I don’t know how they do it but you can taste the rum and the butter… yum,yum,yum how can you not like that! I am pretty sure that this is going to have to be on the re-buy list!

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I wish I could find a good rum black tea- no butter.

Fairyfli

Cofftea, may I ask why no butter? To me this one just kind of adds a creaminess to it… and a bit of richness to the tea!

Cofftea

Because I don’t like it. The thought of drinking butter makes me gag. A butterscotch tea I could do, but absolutely no butter flavored teas. I don’t even like teas w/ a buttery quality from the tea itself like Chinese Sencha and some whites.

Fairyfli

I see I can understand it is kind of weird to think about!

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Wow I love love love the smell of this tea, it just screams summer to me. I get peachy mango-ness love from this bag of tea! It is pretty too it bits and pieces of other colors and it sort of looks like there are pieces of confetti!

After the brew the tea was a light orange – amber color, with still a nice strong spicy peach smell. First taste yum, this is a mellow fruity black tea with a bit of astringency at the end. All of the fruit melds together and it is difficult to taste them individually but the main notes to me were peach and mango just as in the smell. The black tea is a nice background for this tea and I know that I am going to love this tea in the summer!

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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So the name of this tea of course got me, I had to try it! This is my first time having a bit of green rooibos, plus I don’t drink very much green tea because I just haven’t gotten into it yet. The smell was not what I was expecting at all it was sort of fruity but almost in the over-ripened stage. There was also a hint of cinnamon but I did not smell chocolate at all!

The liquor was a pale almost golden orange color really pretty and the brewed leaves were really interesting because it had the rooibos leaves and then the green tea leaves and it was really pretty.

The smell of the tea was still the same if not a bit stronger… I was not sure if I could actually drink it… the smell was very off putting to me. But because the name had chocolate in it I had to at least try it. The first sip was very sweet, much sweeter than i thought it would be. There was a fruity/vegetal taste and then there was the sweetness of cinnamon. But where is the chocolate?

After letting it cool, it is still very sweet with some fruitiness… i can’t really place the smell or the taste. There is some creaminess which I think is the chocolate as well a bit of the sweetness is from the chocolate but there is not much of a chocolate taste that I can tell… I have read that this tea varies quite a bit so maybe this pouch was more fruity than chocolaty. I don’t think that I will buy more of this though it just wasn’t quite what I wanted.

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195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

Ai, this blend … I love it, but it has been erratic, and it is not heavy on the chocolate. With a really long, long steep — like 10 minutes or more — some gentle chocolate comes through, but there’s no super cocoa punch to it. The “Super,” I think, must refer to the antioxidant hit.

David’s Tea are busy reformulating this blend. The new one shoudl be out in mid-April.

Fairyfli

Thanks so much for the response! I may have to try a super long steep and see how it goes!

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Hmmm so this is one of my first serious teas… I am not to sure if I am meant for serious teas! I really enjoy strong fun flavors but anyways here goes this review.

The tea when I open it up smells like black tea… I don’t get very many notes off of it at all. It smells good but just like black tea. After the brewing time, the liquor was a very pale gold color, a lot lighter than I thought it would be espicially for a black tea. but it was pretty, the smell of the leaves still overall had just the simple black tea smell but a hint or two of florals notes.

The first sip I was expecting a lot since darjeeling is suppose to be the champagne of teas so I was a bit underwhelmed. To me it tasted like…. black tea. A bit sweet and it had a bit of astringency to it at the end. After it had cooled, I could taste the floral notes that were a bit sweet, almost fruity. The end of the taste would be a hint of nuttiness or fullness, but it was just a the tiniest bit of nuttiness. I really wanted a bit more nuttiness I think. Anyways it was a good tea just was not overwhelmed by how wonderful it was!

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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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