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78 Tasting Notes

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Finally a great peach ginger tea! I have to say thank you so much to SimplyJenW for sending me a sample of this tea. When you open up the bag, you can smell a great mix of peaches and ginger as well as black tea. Just by smelling this tea it makes me relax.

I followed Jens instructions for 1tsp per cup and steep for 3 min. It turned out perfectly. The smell after brewing was a nice warm peach with a bit of zing from the ginger, the black tea makes a nice background for the peaches and ginger to play.

The first taste was so peachy and just what I thought a ginger peach tea should taste like. The tea had a juiciness but at the same time it just a bit of astringent feeling in the mouth at the end. Really, really good!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Wow this is one strawberry tea! Yum Yum Yum. When you open the package that is about all you can smell… the tail end of the smell is a bit of cinnamon and maybe just a hint of crust!

After steeping it the liquor was a nice warm red color, the smell had a more hints of cinnamon with strawberry. The first taste all I could taste was strawberry nice warm strawberries. It was so good, this tea doesn’t need any sweetener, it is wonderfully sweet!

The next few sips were a lot of strawberry and hints of cinnamon… I didn’t get the buttery flavor but this tea is still wonderful! I might play around with the steeping time and see if I can get the buttery taste to come out more, great job Frank!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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So I decided to try this tea today after my workout…iced… It smells like a strawberry lemonade with a hint of something else… not sure what that is but it smells really good.

After brewing it was a pale pinkish color really pretty! The smell was still strawberry lemonade to me… The first taste was a bit tart and tasted to me just like it smelled. But there is still that something else I would guess it is the Goji berry because I have never had it. This tea is good I don’t know if I would buy another bag but it is good and fruity! It will hit the spot on a hot day.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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Ok I have to say the name got me on this one. I thought why not get it… Upon the first smell it smelled liked stuffed baked apples- you know where you put a walnut buttery,cinnamon mix inside an apple and bake it… yup that is what this smells like to me! Smells nice and warm and delicious!

After steeping it had a bit more apple smell but still smelled really nutty. The first taste did remind me of apple cider although a bit weak. Overall I enjoyed this tea I just wish it would taste more like the smell… I wanted more of the buttery and nutty flavor but all I mainly tasted was the apple. Maybe next time I will steep for a shorter amount of time.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Zing Me by DAVIDsTEA
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Yummy, that is about all I can say for this tea. I really have been impressed with Davids Tea so far! I do have to say that I am all about flavored teas at the moment soooo most of my reviews are about flavored teas, one of these days I will start to learn how to enjoy other teas!

The tea smells like apricots and a bit of ginger before the steeping. After the steeping I can smell the tea a bit but it smells much more like apricots than anything.

The first taste of this tea tastes just as it smells, lots of apricot deliciousness with some nice juiciness at the end. It is pretty smooth and ends with just a bit of ginger at the end. I find that my tea is a bit astringent but I think that next time I lessen the brew time. This is really good and I am going to get more before they run out! Even though I really really don’t need anymore tea but this is awesome!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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WOW oh WOW! This is soooooo good! So this is my second Davids Tea and this is so amazing! When you open up the package it smells like a Raspberry Twinkie (the pink one with coconut on it). I brewed it for 5 min. and it was perfect.

The smell was still like a raspberry coconut treat, and I was hoping the taste would be just as good as the smell. Boy was I not disappointed, it was wonderful and it just took me away. I had a spicy lunch and was wanting something sweet and this cured my craving. I am going to have order more of this for sure! This is great if you like dessert teas you will not be disappointed!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

Dang! I am waiting for my swap samples and then I am gonna have to order!

Fairyfli

Heehee… sorry for helping your addiction! If you want some I could send you some though!

SimplyJenW

I think I have some coming…..but I may not know for a week or two.

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drank Cocomama Lime by DAVIDsTEA
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Well first things first, I ordered several different teas from Davids Tea and I absolutely love the sample tins they send… it is perfect to store for on the go! Anyways I ordered some of the kit teas and the accidentally sent me the wrong one. After writing to them they responded quite promptly and told me to keep the kit and they were going to send me the other kit and some more samples…:) They were so nice talk about service!

Ok on to the tea,
I loved the smell of this tea, you can smell the lime and then a hint of coconut sweetness, can’t really smell the tea but for me that is ok! :)

Before brewing it, I decided that I mainly wanted to try this iced..so I made sure to double the amount and brewed it for 6min.. the most for this tea. Poured it over ice and took it to school with me. The tea smelled like limes and hint of tea, I lost the smell of the coconut after steeping. I had a bit left in the tea maker and sipped it. It was good but kind of strange drinking warm lime?!?! It was also a bit astringent, but I think that next time I will brew for 5 min. Thought for sure this was going to be much better iced.

When I got to school I took a sip and WOW this was so refreshing iced. I highly recommend this tea if you like limes. It is like drinking a bit of tea with a smoothness or hint of sweetness from the coconut (can’t really taste the coconut) and then the pop of lime. It is really good almost like limeaid! Yum Yum Yum

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Cream by Butiki Teas
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Wow this is really good! I would buy more of this for sure! It’s scent is a nice warm vanilla with a touch of sweetness.
It was a great dessert tea, since it is honeybush and no caffeine, I drank it on a cold windy rainy night and it just warmed me up. The taste is a creamy vanilla (duh) that has a bit of fullness which I like. This is in my top 5 of vanilla cream for sure it is really good try it you won’t be sorry!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Exotic Pear by Butiki Teas
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This is another free sample that I was so fortunate to try. This is really light and smells like pears but with floral undertones. I put it in my steeping cup(didn’t seem like there would be enough to make a cup, the leaves and flowers are pretty big) it was really pretty!

After the steep I could smell the warm pear and the florals. It tastes just like it smells, it was really smooth and pretty juicy but the end notes definitely were floral. I really enjoyed this and would have liked to try this ice because I think it would really bring out the pear even more!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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This was really good… I enjoyed it. It had a citrusy smell at first before the steep. After the steep it was a very gorgeous red color. I could smell the sweet lemon. The first taste was really good and juicy. The second taste I was able to taste the creaminess of the pie, or maybe more of a pudding flavor. It is really smooth and full and leaves my mouth watering. This is not a bitter lemon or sour at all it is more of a sweet lemon. I know some people don’t like if you can’t taste the tea, but with this one you can taste the rooibos but not the woodiness if that makes sense anyways it is really good, give it a try!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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