163 Tasting Notes

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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
163 tasting notes

I’ve been on a bit of a straight black tea kick recently and have really been enjoying them as a nice change from all the flavoured teas. On my most recent trip I walked in and asked for “a black tea similar to Kenyan Tinderet” and the sales woman pulled this one off the top shelf. She described it as having a sweeter taste than the Kenyan Tinderet and being a less earthy tea. I knew I had to try it and am glad I did. The sweetness is almost like a honey or maple syrup in the background of the tea. I had agave in mine but in all honestly I probably didn’t need it. I really enjoyed this but I will admit that Kenyan Tinderet is still my favourite straight black in the store! Even if you are not a fan of the straight teas due to bad experiences in the past, I think that a sip of this and of Kenyan Tinderet will change your mind and recommend giving both a try!

Flavors: Honey, Maple, Sweet, Tannin

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80

I tried this tea the other day and am just getting around to reviewing it now. The pear makes the tea very succulent and hydrating while the ginger adds a bit of spice. The cinnamon also adds a lot of spice. I did however find the cinnamon to be a bit too overpowering for my taste but the tea was still enjoyable. I also really like that this tea was released for October. I wouldn’t have thought of a pear tea for the fall (I would have thought cranberry-orange, fall spices, apple and pumpkin) but I think with the cinnamon it really works and is a nice change from the usual “fall-flavours”.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Pear

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80
drank Pumpkin Patch by DAVIDsTEA
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Yay first tasting note! I was super excited when an employee told me about this tea being released when I visited a couple of weeks ago…and I’m even more excited that I actually can have this one as there is no dairy in it! With Fall now officially here- even though it has been chilly for several weeks- I’m really getting into the Fall flavours and wanted to give this tea a try. This tea smells very sweet and almost has a hint of maple (maybe from the molasses). When steeped, the sweetness comes through even more. I am also a huge fan of the spices used in this one. I really enjoy the combination of the sweet and spicy as I think that really plays on the fall flavours. I would recommend this to anyone who likes carrot cake and pumpkin chai as it tastes like a combination between the two. I drank mine with soy milk and agave which made it very creamy and added sweetness but I think it would be good as is or as a latte as well.

Flavors: Carrot, Maple, Pumpkin, Spices, Spicy, Sweet

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80
drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
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I tried this the other day after it was recommended by the two staff members who were working. The dry blend smells very earthy, nutty and smooth. I had mine with a bit of agave and soy milk and it was delicious. This tea was earthy and nutty but there was also a touch of sweetness. I would have this again and recommend giving this a try!

Flavors: Earth, Nutty, Sweet, Tannin

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65
drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
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I tried a sample of this the other day while at David’s. This tea is very strong/bold with it’s licorice flavour but in the background there is a spicy note as well. I am not a huge fan of licorice so for me, this one was just ok but if you are a fan of it, I would recommend giving this tea a try.

Flavors: Licorice, Spicy

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90
drank English Breakfast by DAVIDsTEA
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I was in the mood for a smooth black tea today and that was just what this tea delivered. Although I have had Earl Grey and Cream of Earl Grey in the past, I wanted to try something a little different today. This tea is basically straight black tea which means that it is a little less sweet than the other ones I previously mentioned. This tea is very well rounded and full-bodied which gave it a robust and distinctive flavour profile. I really enjoyed it as a nice alternative and will be having this one again in the future. I had mine warm with soy milk and agave. This would be delicious as a latte as well!

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90
drank English Breakfast by DAVIDsTEA
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80

I got a sample of this when I stopped by in-between classes today. I’ve been looking forward to trying this one and will say that it was very good. I really liked the combination of the fruity notes from the mango with the refreshing and hydrating notes coming from the valerian and peppermint. I also love how the vanilla comes through and makes the tea very smooth and unifies the two different flavour profiles together. I would recommend this and think that it would be nice iced as well.

Flavors: Mango, Peppermint, Vanilla

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I got a sample of this when I stopped by today in-between classes. Normally, as you would know if you’ve seen some of my previous reviews, I am not at all a fan of pu’erh tea. But, I will admit that this one was actually enjoyable! I think the fact that the black tea is mixed into the pu’erh really helps to make it less fishy/oily and more full-bodied. I would definitely drink this tea again and would recommend it as a good “starter pu’erh” for anyone trying to drink more of that type of tea for the benefits who is not a fan of the taste.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Strawberry

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80
drank Hot Tropic by DAVIDsTEA
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I can’t believe that I waited so long to try this one! I finally tried this last night and was pleasantly surprised. The dry blend smells EXACTLY like a piña colada! I was shocked to find out that there were apples, mango and anise in this because all that you smell is the pineapple and a bit of the coconut. I had this warm and forgot to take my tea bag out until I was halfway done drinking it (oops!). I noticed that the longer it steeped, the more apple comes through which contributes a sour note to the tea (similarly to how it comes through with Movie Night). If you like piña coladas, I would recommend steeping this for maybe 2 or 3 minutes at most- but if the more fruity and sour blend is what you prefer, steep it longer. I’m excited to try this iced as well as I think that it may taste even more tropical then. A great alternative to a tropical drink (but with way less calories!).

Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple, Tropical

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I am a tea fanatic and have also recently made the transition from vegetarian to vegan! I always have tea in my hand and in my overflowing cupboard!

I prefer black, green and white teas. I have recently discovered mate and oolongs. So far I’ve enjoyed them however, I have not tried very many. I am not often a fan of rooibos as I tend to find them overly woody but have found there to be some exceptions. As for herbals, I am only recently beginning to drink these on a regular basis (mostly iced) as the weather gets warmer, but these I am willing to try. I have not yet developped the taste for pu’erh.

I tend to only rate and review the teas I drink once (maybe twice if my opinion REALLY changes; especially if I were to have them prepared a different way). I currently only use Steepster for logging my reviews of David’s Tea although I do drink teas from many different companies. Every time I visit the store, I try something new in a cup to-go as I enjoy going through the tea menu and marking off teas as I try them. My goal is to try them all!

My rating system is as follows:
90-100: Wecome to my permanent collection! (worthy of a 100g tin!)

75-90: Definetly would drink again but maybe not all the time. I would buy a small amount (50g or less) to have once in a while.

50-75: I will finish the cup but not my favourite.

25-50: I will try to finish the cup but may not be able to.

0-25: Not my cup of tea…down the sink we go!

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