1480 Tasting Notes

drank Maple Sugar by DAVIDsTEA
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Tried this as an in-store sample today, and wow no. Just. No.

It tasted like bitter wood and spices. No maple. No sweetness.

I had hopes because their other maple tea can be quite nice, but this one fell far short of mapley goodness.

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drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
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I think I like this tea best with a splash of cream and a touch of maple syrup. Just a little something to take the edge off the charcoal-roasted-chestnut flavour.

This is going to be SUCH an awesome Christmas tea, because a bag of roasted chestnuts tends to be around $10, and the tea is just much more reasonable to have on a regular basis!

Flavors: Chestnut, Roasted, Roasted nuts

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Chilly tonight, with all the windows open. Perfect to wrap up in a pile of blankets with the cat, and sip on some hot tea.

This one has a really nice bitter almond flavour over the rooibos, and is super good with cream. Such a nice treat tonight!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
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Sipdown!

Had this with my BFF today. So delicious. Really sweet and desserty, so good with a splash of milk or cream. If you like hazelnut and creamy vanilla, check this tea out.

(2.5 tsp in 18 oz)

Flavors: Cream, Hazelnut, Vanilla

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Wild Orange Blossom by Teavana
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Had this to go as an unsweetened iced tea, since it was a healthier option than Orange Julius, or (ahem) a Pumpkin Spice Latte at 8pm.

Yum. I really do like this tea. It’s nicer hot with a touch of honey. Something about the orange just does it for me that way.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank Yes We Cran by DAVIDsTEA
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I tried a lukewarm sample at DavidsTea today. It was… meh. Mostly hibiscus with some cinnamon.

I think it would be better as a cold brew, but I’m not impressed enough with the hot brew to want to buy some to try a cold brew. If that makes sense.

The pumpkin mug is ADORABLE, though. And we were told they’re doing a mini Hallowe’en launch on maybe the 25th. So that’ll be exciting. Oh boy oh boy I’ll have to go into the store before work once I know when it’s happening.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Hibiscus

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A gigantic mug. Plain.

Yum.

Flavors: Berries, Blueberry, Hibiscus, Rooibos

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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drank Thé de Pâques by Mariage Frères
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Thank you, MissB, for sharing this with me! :)

So the internet says the main flavour is vanilla, but I’m calling it an alternative Earl Grey. Mostly I taste citrus, with fruitiness and creaminess behind.

It’s tasty, I like it, but I still like H&S Paris better. :)

Thanks for letting me try this one!

Flavors: Citrus, Cream, Fruity

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Merry Cranberry by DAVIDsTEA
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Sadness! This is the very last of this tea from WheezyBee.

It’s so tasty. IDK what it tastes like, exactly, but I’m getting vanilla and sweet-tart fruit. It’s very creamy, as well.

If it was available, I’d totally buy some. Sadly it’s not, but I’m really glad I was able to try it! Thank you!

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drank Blackcurrant by Steam Tea House
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As a latte, with a little honey added. Pretty nice. Not sure if it’s exactly what I wanted, but I’m still enjoying it.

I just realized that today is actually Monday. I thought it was Sunday, wow. I’m not back at work for a couple more days, so maybe I’ll do a local hike tomorrow, with a cooked lunch on top of a mountain. :)

(1/3-ish cream, 2/3-ish water)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

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