1434 Tasting Notes

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drank Just Peachy by DAVIDsTEA
1434 tasting notes

Sigh. Why did I buy a tin of this? Yea, because my daughter asked for it, said it was her “favorite” of all the iced teas this season from DAVIDs. Well, I should just leave it to her then, because both my son and I say, “Yuck!” Brewed it hot, poured over ice, and it just tastes.. bitter. Rooibos-heavy. Something icky. Bleck.

Flavors: Bitter, Peach, Rooibos, Wood

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank It's Chai by Informal Tea.
1434 tasting notes

I have to wonder if I brewed this incorrectly. It’s thin and heavy on high-grade cinnamon (which is lovely, I must admit) however this is more of a cinnamon tea than a chai at this point. I only gave it two minutes though, so perhaps steeping it a bit longer and like a proper chai (in milk, I mean) might bring out more of the other flavors. Yay for tea from New Zealand!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Honey

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
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All of the tasting notes that I see for this tea are from the original blend, and I know what I’ve got is a reblend… so I’m curious if anyone else has had a similar experience with this one. Because, one sip and I had to dump it. Tasted – literally – like cardboard.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

I’ve had that problem with 52teas before….

Dustin

I had that experience with that tea. I think mine may have been a reblend too.

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88

Drank this a few days ago; I’m way behind with my tea logs. I wish I had more! Sadly, this was a sipdown, so I’ve added it to my ever-expanding list of teas on my wishlist/to-buy list. Thanks again Suziqser for this surprise gift!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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82

Hm. As a straight tea (steeped in water) this is just okay. If anything, a touch bitter. I may need to try it again ASAP as a proper chai just to see if I want more or not.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Flyawaybirdie

What do you mean when you say “as a proper chai”? =)

MissB

Oh, I just mean steeping it in milk/cream instead of water, with some sweetener, instead of steeping it in water straight like I did.

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drank Turmeric Ginger by Rishi Tea
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I want to love this tea, and it’s a good replacement for DAVIDs Turmeric Snap. I have to wonder if this IS Turmeric Snap; a DAVIDs staffer told me that DAVIDs blend came from another company, and that she’d found it online herself… I need to look at the ingredient lists. Regardless, for a turmeric tea, this is a pretty potent and okay blend. Just okay.

Flavors: Ginger

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Dustin

I have found one or two David’s teas that were a match to tea from other companies, so it is possible this one matches too.

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89

Bad MissB, oversteeping a perfectly good chai! This was lovely and wonderful, however 4 minutes is too long – it gets a touch bitter.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Midnight Magic by Shanti Tea
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I gave it two solid go-arounds, and this tea is just better suited for someone else. Something in the floral aspect of this tea makes my chest feel tight and labored, so I dumped it after a couple of sips. Sorry, tea. I know you were sent to me by CelebriTEA with the best of intentions, and I hope the next person who gets the last little bit enjoys it infinitely more.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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78

Another attempt at this creamy, slightly spicy/chai tea. It really is quite lovely, just not so lovely that I want to go out and buy 3oz of it. I am however very, very grateful to jump62359 for sharing a few cups with me so that I could try it!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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70

Grabbed this while on my jaunt of sicko-ness, at the recommendation of the staffer who seemed to have similar tea-tastes. I said to her, “Oh, this is just a green chai?” Which seemed to surprise her that she hadn’t thought of it herself. “Yea, I guess it is,” was the reply. Personally, I’d call this a minty lighter chai, with a hint of creaminess. I like it, but not enough to go out of my way to buy more of it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Now, it’s purge time. Time to gather what’s needed and let go of the rest. Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more. And so, I’m happy to share (anytime!) and will occasionally desire small amounts of tea for swaps, just to try.

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