1425 Tasting Notes

drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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I picked this up 2/$5 today. It’s not bad! I expected way more star anise flavour considering how many pieces were in my cup, but it’s not too in your face for an in your face flavored tea. I like it, but I don’t like it enough to end up with 10oz (Cavo!) worth… :D

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

I kind of regret not taking this deal when I was in store because it is quite great!

OMGsrsly

I had to ask about the fall collection teas, but she brought them out and I got to take my pick. So I also got pumpkin spice, sugar and spice, pistachio cream, and the weird coffee mate.

VariaTEA

you got the fall teas at the 2 25g packs for $5??

OMGsrsly

Yep! :) Just say you heard they were part of the deal, and the sales person can look them up for you! I think it’s in-store only tho.

Nightshifter

I wish I lived near a David’s!

OMGsrsly

Well, the downside is I live in Canada, so I pay out the wazoo for shipping pretty much anything.

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drank Cocoberry by DAVIDsTEA
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This is making my tongue go numb. Bleh.

Also, it tastes like coffee and berries. If I want coffee, I’ll just go make myself a cup!

Into the swap box this goes!

VariaTEA

I agree. I have never quite gotten the appeal of coffee beans in tea.

Iridium

I’m not sure I’ve ever actually tried coffee-flavored tea, but the idea doesn’t appeal to me at all…

OMGsrsly

The Creme Brûlée from Bayswater is really coffee-like, but with no coffee flavourings or beans. It’s actually really good.

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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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Not too bad. Very clove-y, but I enjoyed it with a little creamer and sugar.

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drank Pink Grapefruit by Steam Tea House
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Sipdown, but it wasn’t in my cupboard!

I cold steeped this one last night. It’s very tart and juicy. I do like it a lot, but right now I’m preferring DavidsTea’s Pink Passionfruit and Redberry Tonic as cold steeped drinks.

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drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve been drinking this one cold steeped a lot recently, and I’m nearing the end of my tin! Just 2-3 more servings left…

I really like this one cold steeped, and even without any sugar. It’s tart, flavourful, and yummy. :)

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This is (a lot of) cinnamon with (some) rooibos. It’s actually really nice treated like a chai, as there’s no honey, nor is there any cracker.

So. Cinnamon Rooibos tea? Y. Very nice with some brown sugar and coconut creamer. I’m not sure I’d order online just for this, but I do have rooibos and cinnamon in my cupboard I can play with.

Whoops! Thanks to Dexter3657 for this!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Dexter

Sorry, that’s what I thought of it too – there are others here who liked it. I don’t think I hated it, just don’t get the name. I’d have more respect if it was just called cinnamon rooibos…

OMGsrsly

Exactly! I’m glad you sent it though, as a cinnamon-rooibos tea will be LOVELY through the winter. :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

The name has been changed to Cinnamon Rooibos, as per your suggestion! :)

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This one’s from Sil.

It’s a nice almond-vanilla tea, but… it’s just not really for me. I like it, but I don’t love it. Right now I think I’d rather have something spicy or earthy, not a liquid dessert. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec
OMGsrsly

Actually, it goes really well with peanut butter and chocolate… Why yes I’ve broken into the Halloween candy while I wait for dinner to cook…

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I had a big mug of this with honey last night, after I felt I’d consumed enough of the Sichuan Caravan re-steeps. So yummy.

I definitely prefer this one with honey, but it’s so good for when you’re not feeling 100%.

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Today, with maple syrup.

I had a bit of a ridiculous day today, and now I’m still at work waiting for Science! to finish.

I hope the science works.

(Also, it is SO WRONG to still be at work when the f.lux activates. That’s supposed to be an at home thing!)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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Thanks so much for sharing some of this precious blend, Sil.

This is licorice root used right. The ginger, the peppercorns, it all works together with the base tea and is remarkably delicious. The licorice root is barely present through the end of the sip.

This is definitely one I’d purchase, if it were available.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

it’ll be coming back…lily promised!

OMGsrsly

I checked your notes and I saw! So excited, I’m seriously enjoying this one. Nice and spicy. :)

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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! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
http://goo.gl/maps/gXsKK

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