762 Tasting Notes

73

I scored a sample of this from my sister. I am happy she purchased it becuase I most likely would have never bought it on my own. She continues to make fun of me for my tea obsession, but I think that secretly her obsession is nearing mine.

This tea smells exactly like Teavana’s Strawberry Cream, but it does not taste the same. For starters this Davids Tea is a herbal (Teavana’s is a white tea). The beet root gives it a beautiful ruby red colour. It smells like delicious strawberries and cream, and smells so sweet. But it does not taste very sweet at all. I did not add any sweetener to it, but I will have to next time. I think I will let it steep a little less time next time as well. It is on the verge of being bitter. I almost taste green rhubarb, not red. It has a strawberry taste to it, but it is an artificial taste. It is very creamy, which I like, but I dislike that the creamy taste comes from an artificial flavour.

Overall I am happy with how this tea tastes. I think it makes a great herbal, and would make a great iced or cold brewed tea. I would also like to try belding it with some green or white tea. Not as sweet as I had anticipated, but I can easily fix that :)

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

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93

Even though Christmas is long over, it is never too late to celebrate. Brewed the tea is a golden colour, which does remind me of Christmas. This tea tastes like a Christmas tea blend. Kinda of chai-y. Tastes like spicey and sweet orange, the spice is not overpowering. There may be a cinnamon/nutmeg flavour to it, but can’t quite place the taste. The oolong taste is very subtle. This is not a strong tea, but it is also not tasteless. The flavours blend very well together. I could see this tea as an after-dinner/before bed time drink.
This ia a beautiful oolong blend.

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

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76

I received a bag of this tea as a gift from a charity that I had given a donation to. What an awesome gift!

The smell of the dry tea bag and of the steeped tea is very strong mandarin. Not sweet, more spicey, more like the rind of the orange.

The tea tastes very sweet, there is a mellow orange flavour. The aftertaste is zesty and spicey, again like the oil from an the mandarin/orange rind.

This tea is good, but I will most likely not purchase for myself.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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91
drank Earl Grey by Tazo
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Currently drinking an Earl Grey latte from Starbucks. A relatives school sells gift cards as a fundraiser (the school keeps a certain percentage of money for every gift card they sell). So my mom is constantly buying me Starbucks gifts cards, which I love, but I currently have 4 of them.

Back to the latte, it is delicious. Starbucks is one of my favorites places to get an Earl Grey latte. The plain Tazo Earl Grey tea is not my favorite, but it makes a great latte. It is creamy, sweet, with a strong bergamot flavour, just heavenly. I wish there was a company that would sell a bergamot flavour syrup – if anyone knows of one, let me know – I would put it in everything.

Sandy'sCuppa

Yes, I love the idea of the bergamot syrup!! Lol!

Lala

I think I should become a purveyor of fine bergamot flavouring. I would use enough of it to keep myself in business. Ha ha!

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68

This tea is wonderful. Bloomed beautifully. It smells like just bloomd spring flowers. It tastes like vegetal green tea, but you can also taste a slight hint of the flowers. There is only the slightest hint of sweet jasmine. The flower taste does not overpower the greean tea, but it is in good balance. The aftertaste is astringent but is not unpleasant.

I loved just sitting and watching this ball bloom. It floated, slowly release small air bubbles. As the air bubbles released and the ball started to expand and bloom, the ball sank to the bottom of the pot. The green tea leaves started to open out and the flowers slowly bloomed and reached towards the surface of the water. The flowers and green tea leaves subtly waved in the water, as if there was a slight breeze. Just like in a spring garden.
I guess this is what you would call entertainment for a tea lover.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 45 sec

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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Mmmmmmmmmm.

This tea is super delicious.

I feel like since I started on Steepster, I have been overusing the D word.

But it truly is delicious. I think I brewed it a little too strong, but it is still good. It tastes like rooibos but there is a delicate orange citrus taste to it. Not sour or tart orange, but sweet orange. It is sweet and tastes creamy. Maybe a slight hint of soft white chocolate, even though there is no ingredient in this tea to back that up.

To me, it has a very rooibos aftertaste, which is one of the things I do not like about rooibos, but I think that is in part due to brewing it too strong.

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

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89

Cold brewed this one overnight. Super happy with the results. I really enjoy lemonade all year round. My absoulte favorite is lemonade mixed with iced tea. Being strawberry lemonade, it makes a greate lemonade mix.
I actually forgot about this in the fridge and I brewed it for about 18 hours, but it turned out good and strong. I had to add some white sugar for sweetener. I find that most cold brewed teas taste like juice, vs. when you brew hot then ice it. I am going to try to save this one for the summer to enjoy, but don’t know if I can wait. I might have to order more :P

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92
drank Butterbeer by 52teas
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This was the first tea I ever wanted from 52teas, now I want them all :)

I have never had butterbeer, magical or otherwise. I can definitely imagine this is what it would taste like. This tea smells and tastes like thick creamy rootbeer. I imagine a rootbeer float. The root beer flavour is not as sweet as a soda (or pop for all of us Canadians) would be. The liquid feels thick and heavy in my mouth. There is a slight, dry aftertaste.

The tea is good hot but I actually prefer it after it has cooled off and it is warm-ish.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Smoky Bacon by Man Teas
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Mmmmmmmmm, bacon. I could not pass this tea up. I love bacon. I was a bit skeptical because bacon is so good, I didn’t think it could be replicated in a tea. Two things I love, bacon and tea together. Frank is a genius!
Upon first smelling the tea, I was thrown off. I didn’t think it smelled like bacon at all. But after I scooped some out of the package and took a deep smell, there is a hint of bacon. It is smokey, and slightly sweet.
I can strongly taste the lapsang souchon in this tea. There is a slight sweet and salty taste to the tea. I would not say that it tastes exactly like bacon, but it definitely has a hint of baconish taste.
I had company over when I brewed this tea, and it was split 50/50 for wether the tea smelled and tasted like bacon. Interestingly enough, all the males said yup thats bacon, the females didn’t think it was anywhere near bacon. (Hmmmm, man teas).
Although not blown away with this bacon tea, I am satisfied that I tried it and I have some in the cupboard as an interesting conversation starter.

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

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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After first seeing this tea in store, I was hit by a wave of nostalgia. The gold ball sprinkles took me back to childhood, making and decorating Christmas sugar cookies. I had to pick out a few and just hold them, then ate them, totally brought me back. So I know this is going to be a good tea, no matter what it tastes like.
Now to the tea, it is very good. A little sweet for my taste (sweet on its own without adding any extra sweetener). There is a bold, strong taste of vanilla, the vanilla is almost spicey, but the spice is not overpowering.
The dry loose leaf tea is visually appealing, and for me, this always makes things taste better. There is a sweet aftertaste that lingers on the back of my palate.
I would like to try blending this tea with a chai mix.

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

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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Saskatchewan, CANADA

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