1144 Tasting Notes

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drank Guava Cadabra by DAVIDsTEA
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Holy mackerel, is this another amazing tea from DAVIDs this summer. I grabbed 20g and it was gone in a flash… 4 tsp in 12 oz. boiling water, steeped three to five minutes, poured over ice… it’s pure heaven in a glass. Went to go grab a ton more yesterday with my 15% off, and they’re temporarily (yay, it’s coming back!) sold out. Oh, and leave it unsweetened… it’s freakishly sweet as-is.

Flavors: Candied Apple, Thick

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML
TeaBrat

guava, sounds delish!

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81
drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
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This really is a thick, lovely coffee substitute. Having said that, drinking it as an iced tea? Underleaf it considerably. I’d normally use 4 tsp of tea for my large iced cups, but I used 3 tsp here and it was still too much.

Flavors: Caramel, Coffee, Roasted, Thick

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML
Sil

Never thought to ice this…

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85
drank Hot Tropic by DAVIDsTEA
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Cold steeped overnight, then made into iced tea this morning. I’ve guzzled it, it’s just so darn good. I do notice more apple than anything though when I make it this way, as a long, cold, second steep.

Flavors: Apple, Coconut, Pineapple

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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83
drank Chocolate Mint by Simpson & Vail
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Made this today iced, and it’s really tasty and refreshing with the cool mint coming through in the background. Phew! Thought I’d ruined it with a touch of oversteeping.

Flavors: Chocolate, Drying, Mint

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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85
drank Hot Tropic by DAVIDsTEA
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Damn you Sil for suggesting this when it came out. I’ve gone through 350g of this so far (so wish I was joking!) as both hot and iced, although right now it’s mostly just iced. Needs no sweetener, and it really is an amazing pina colada tea with a hint of spices, like spiced rum. I want to try and make this as a slushy, rum pina colada cocktail… but I drink it too fast to get that far.

Flavors: Coconut, Hibiscus, Pineapple, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sil

Lol that’s especially funny to me since I am not generally a fan of a davids lol

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87
drank Rootbeer Tea by Sweet Cherubim
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I ran out, and eventually bought $4.32 more of it, which works out to about 100g. Score! Made it iced today, and while I like it better hot, it’s still damn tasty tea. Sweet anise today mostly, with some hints of sasparilla.

Flavors: Anise, Root Beer, Smooth

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 45 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
OMGsrsly

I need to check this out! :) Still haven’t made it to the Drive. Maybe this weekend.

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81
drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
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Grabbed a bag of this while at the Lupicia store in SF, and I’m so glad I did. Very much coffee-like, with notes of burnt sugar in there. I don’t get honey, but I’m cool with that!

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Coffee, Roasted

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

i love this one for a coffee like beverage

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drank Raspberry Tea by Market Spice
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Yea, not my cup of tea. It tastes like raspberry soap, more so as it cools.

Flavors: Raspberry, Soap

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
VariaTEA

Well that does not sound pleasant at all. Hope you dumped the cup and moved on to something delicious

Cheri

Soap? Yuck!

hippiechick 42

Sounds nasty! lol Are you still selling tea sampler boxes?

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Ew. Ew. Ew. I didn’t know what one of the main ingredient in here (vasaka), and I should have done some more research. This is… yuck! It’s tart and bitterly so. Pass.

Flavors: Biting, Ginger, Sour

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

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58

Winner winner chicken dinner! That’s what this tastes like. — would prefer it as a brine.

Flavors: Chicken Soup, Saffron, Sage

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
mj

LOL

Cheri

Add some noodles next time. ;)

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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Burnaby, BC, Canada

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