27 Tasting Notes

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drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
27 tasting notes

This is so lovely! It’s light and floral with a definite peach taste/smell. It looks quite lovely when steeping because of the white hibiscus buds. I have drank this hot and cold. straight and with a bit of agave. Its really delicious either way, however agave is not needed. I only put it in when Im trying to be a sweet tooth craving.

Flavors: Flowers, Grass, Peach

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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Since I’m not usually a fruity tea person, so this is a nice change. It does have a slightly grassy taste because of the guayusa but it also quite peachy tasting. This is something I like to drink when im looking for change in my typical tea routine, but its definitely not a regular. Ive only had it hot, so I think I’ll try a cold brew next. I have a feeling it will be really great cold, I’ll keep you posted.

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50
drank Chai On Life by DAVIDsTEA
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I am a dedicated DAVIDsTEA buyer, so naturally I go at the beginning of every month (at least) to purchase the new tea of the month.

First of all, Im an avid chai lover! There hasn’t been a chai that I have come cross that I haven’t liked, until this one. When I look for a chai, something that is strip your clothes off strong, spicy and all over absolutely delicious. This chai is good for someone who is light at heart on the chai front. It does have a light spice/chai taste but you can definitely taste tang of the lemon and sweetness of ginger. I’ve only had it hot, both straight and with agave, and it did not make a difference to me.

I think it is rather expensive for something in my opinion that is mediocre. I leave it in my cupboard because it’s something my mom enjoys, but I definitely won’t restock (unless momma dearest would like me to).

Flavors: Lemon Zest

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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50

This tea is OK, and that is all I can say about it. When it is cold steeped, it is your classic black ice tea. Its refreshing, and hydrating. Hot on the other hand… It tastes like neocitron with a slightly bitter after taste. I will only keep this tea stocked in the summer time for cold brewing.

UPDATE: Im drinking this hot as we speak, and the astringency is quite bad! and when you do drink it more and more, then take a break, you get this really strange lemon, metallic taste. Definitely won’t try it hot again! This is strictly a cold brew!

Flavors: Lemon Zest, Orange Zest

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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95

I really enjoy this tea. I drink it alone, or mix it with other teas to add a minty flavour. I love that this tea does not taste like stale peppermint, which I find is quite common with peppermint teas. It’s fresh, and light! I have not tried it cold (for some reason that does not appeal to me). But I have combined it with Cocoa Canela for a mint hot chocolate drink (So Good!)… I’ve drank it straight, with milk, agave, honey, its good with anything!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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70

Again, like Cream of Earl Grey, this seems to be a basic for every tea cupboard. However you don’t need to have Earl’s Garden and Cream of Earl Grey, I would just pick one or the other since they are so similar. This tea smells more of a strawberry Earl Grey then it actually taste. The smell is delicious, but I wish it tasted more like it smells. All in all, it is decent and I would also keep this one in my cupboard as a staple. Nothing to scream about though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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70

This seems to me to be a pretty classic earl grey, there is a tiny bit of creaminess to it, but nothing that really screams CREAM of Earl Grey. This is a good tea, a great classic to add to any cupboard. I’ve drank it only hot, but it is good straight, with soy milk and/or honey/agave. Honestly, its nothing I would run naked in the streets for, but it is a good staple, and would restock it. I do find it a bit strong though, so I only steep it for half of the recommended time.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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100

Chocolate Chili Chaiii!!! (I have this weird way of saying it every time I drink this tea, and my tea experience is not complete unless I say it that way I do) You are A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Its, chocolate, chill and chai, need I say more?

On a more serious note, this tea is freaking awesome! I have restocked multiple times and it is a staple in all my chocolate cupcakes (seriously, ground it up super fine and mix it in, you won’t regret it) I’ve only had the courage to drink it hot. Straight, with milk and/or agave/honey, it doesn’t matter its great all ways! I tastes like a typical chocolate black tea with a hint of pepper and a little pepper after taste. All I can say is MMMmmmmmMMMmmmm

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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Unlike a lot of the other sipdowns, I actually quite like this tea! Its light, fruity, tangying and slightly floral. It looks lovely brewing it in a clear container because of the tiny rosebuds in it. However, despite my enjoyment with this tea, I can see why people do not like it. I tried it with agave this morning (hot tea) and it definitely did taste like Vicks Cherry Cough Drops. Its good hot and cold but bypass the sweetener! Regardless of the medicinal taste, I do enjoy it! Cherry is such a hard flavour to replicate, especially since a genuine cherry flavour seems to be something only unicorns can replicate.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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I just received this today after waiting a week for my order. I absolutely love the smell of it in the container. Its tart, tangy and tropical smelling. Since I have not brewed this before, I followed the instruction on the label. 2 tsp, 96 degrees, 4-5 minutes. when looking at it 5 minutes in, I actually had to check to make sure the water was hot since it didn’t look like it was doing anything! (I have put cold water in a cup before not realizing it wasn’t hot… being so confused why my tea hadn’t steeped in 4 minutes) 10 minutes later, I have a light pink brew with a sweet/tart/tangy/fruity aroma (exactly like what its like when you open the tin) However, the taste is so light, there are some sips that seem like Im just drinking pink hot water. Im definitely going to try this again, and a couple of different ways, but I don’t know if its something that Im willing to run down the street screaming how lovely it is. It has potential.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp

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Growing up, I hated tea. Everything about it from the way it smelt to the way it looked absolutely repulsed me. Until one fateful day, I walked past DAVIDsTEA and accepted one of the samples they they to force down your throat. The clouds opened, and the tea angels sang a heavenly tea song. I was addicted. My tea cupboard of wonder contains 63 different teas, and its growing daily. I do not have a tea base preference because when I’m craving a cuppa, I let the cupboard beckon me, and let fate decide. My tea cupboard is nearly famous, since most people ask to marvel it. However, the rules of the cupboard are: you do not talk about the cupboard, you DO NOT talk about the tea cupboard… and its strictly look, don’t touch. My tea cupboard is organized by base, then alphabetized under each category. Some call it crazy, but I call it AMAZING (and maybe a little OCD)

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