161 Tasting Notes

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drank Pumpkin Patch by DAVIDsTEA
161 tasting notes

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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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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80
drank Cold Zing (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Yay 1st review! I got this one as a sample when I visited today and really liked it. With flu-season rapidly approaching, I think this is one to have on hand. This tea, even warm, was very refreshing and hydrating. It had a slight spice but also a few citrusy notes. I would compare it to Gail’s Organic Cold Remedy and Cold 911 but will say that it is lighter than both of those due to the citrusy notes.

Flavors: Citrus, Lemongrass, Spices

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drank Snickerdoodle by DAVIDsTEA
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I was excited to try this tea but after having tried it, I find myself relieved that I didn’t buy any! This one was just weird and reminded me of those awful cinnamon hearts that you see everywhere around valentines day or even cinnamon gum (which I don’t recommend either by the way!). This one was definitely cinnamon-y but the lack of other flavours left me wanting more. As I got near the bottom of the cup, it became sweeter and sweeter and tasted syrupy…. which made me glad that I didn’t add anything to it. I think it could be better as a latte but I’m not overly willing to give it a try. Fall is my favourite season but so far, the fall collection has not really captured it for me. Hope their winter collection is better!

Flavors: Cinnamon

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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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