673 Tasting Notes

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drank Dragonfruit Devotion by Teavana
673 tasting notes

Sipdown!

This is a bit of a sad sipdown actually. This one kept growing more and more on me! Was a nice tea to drink while relaxing. Had the rest of it this morning before work.
One day I will buy this again! Sometime this year. But wanna focus on sipping others down first! But one day I will be reunited with this one! One day!

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1
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
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Holy Shanghai.
This may be one of the worst teas I’ve ever tried.
It surpasses all of the woody black teas I’ve tried even.
It’s like lavender, honey, and flowers mixed with something burnt..that’s what it tastes like. But the smell was kinda sweet like honey, so I don’t know what on earth happened there. :/
It seriously tastes like a woman’s horrribleee perfume. You know those people. They think they just have the best perfume and use wayy too much, and when they walk into the room they knock out any other smell. And it’s just so so bad. If this tea was a smell it would literally suffocate me. It’s just THAT bad.
Pretty disappointed with this one actually…really thought I’d like it…
Just ew…
That is seriously my new least favorite tea from this company xD Wow. Was not expecting that at all. xD
Oh goodness, I’m so sorry I didn’t like it, Megan Low! Thank you for giving me a small amount so I didn’t waste that much! XD And thank you even more for helping me save money! I totally would have gotten this at some point xD

Flavors: Burnt, Flowers, Honey, Lavender, Perfume, Sweet

OMGsrsly

I must admit I’m super curious what you would have thought about their cola tea. :) I kind of regret not getting a bunch so I could share it with everyone!

Dustin

I was curious about this tea too. Maybe not so much anymore! I don’t think the taste of honey translates well into artificial flavors.
I think wearing too much scent is really rude. It’s the guys with their after shave and AXE that kill me and make me run for fresh air.

sweetea

This tasted exactly like how I imagined a Lush bath bomb would taste like. Really, really, definitely not my cup of tea.

TheKesser

Yeah I very much disliked this one too. It I had to guess what a bee would taste like, it would taste like this tea. YUCK!

Fjellrev

That’s hilarious, sweetea! Coincidence that the tea and bath bomb have the same name?

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This one mainly just tastes like peppermint and flowers…
Really don’t have too much to say about it…Wasn’t my favorite, but I didn’t love it either. It was alright. I wouldn’t drink it again probably xD
I don’t understand why everyone in the DavidsTea fan group on FB always raved about it…actually, I don’t know why they raved about most of those teas. xD But yeah, no…this one is really nothing special, least to me!
Thanks for letting me try it though, Megan Low! :D :D

Flavors: Flowers, Mint, Peppermint

sren

I don’t drink it for the taste but for utilitarian purposes— helps put me to sleep.

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93
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
673 tasting notes

Backlog

I’ve been drinking this a whole lot more lately. I don’t know why, but I’ve totally been craving that creamy lemon flavor this tea has! It’s just soo good!
Kinda nervous about the whole DTT “closing”, they just kinda seem sketchy about the whole deal. :S But they were selling off some of their stock the other day and I got to buy 4oz of this tea, for like 14 bucks! :O
I don’t know why on earth I didn’t stock up on this one during the BF/CM sales! I stocked up on literally everything else, EXCEPT this tea. I’m an idiot…
But Super stoked I had the opportunity to get more!

Fjellrev

Wow, and here I was just wondering what’s been going on with them!

Ost

They said that they are switching management and that they are clearing out their stock so they can start fresh I guess…they said they should re-open by September…Hope so!

Kirkoneill1988

what does chiffon mean?

Sil

haha that was you that managed to snag that? hahaha

Ost

Oh yeah…I have stocked their page ever since they said that they were doing their clearing out sale, Sil XD I think I’ve been getting on their nerves, haha!
Did you want some? I have a decent amount, I can totally send you some whenever we actually do a swap! Ughh I’m taking forever-I’m sorry! XD We will do it at some point haha!

Sil

god lord don’t stress about swapping. I’ll have teas from paris at the start of may so there’s always that lol and i’d love some IF you’re ok with just setting some aside for me for “whenever”

Ost

Heh, well thanks for being cool about the swapping-I appreciate it! Maybe like by summer I’ll be well enough. I keep getting my hopes up on these meds…you’d think I’d learn by now xD
Oh well.
And yes, I will totally set aside some of it for you! I have no problem at all with that! :D Is that one that you really like?
I have a few other DTT teas that I have tons of now, so like…just let me know if you want any more of their teas because I definitely have a lot. xD

tea-sipper

Aw, they are closing? Even if they restart I imagine their blends will be different. Where did you see the sale? I thought the site was down for a while.

Kirkoneill1988

ost, what does chiffon mean?

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78
drank Dragonfruit Devotion by Teavana
673 tasting notes

Backlog

I’m coming to the end of my 2oz of this one. I got it almost a year ago, I think. And it tastes just as good-hasn’t gotten bad at all. So that’s good! At first I loved it, then I really got into the tea world and found a bunch of other teas I loved so I drank them more. But recently I’ve gotten into drinking it more. Really is a nice, fruity tea for the evenings! I will definitely re-stock this at some point! Probably not any time soon since I’m kinda focusing on drinking my other teas too. But definitely will re-stock in the future! One of Teavana’ better teas!
This was my “victory” tea for yesterday’s accomplishment at being able to work for a few hours and then being able to go to a dr appointment. Which was actually horrible because my pain dr said it was gonna be something entirely different than It was. So I basically got tricked into seeing a psychologist :(
I don’t do well with psychologists, I saw one at the beginning of the year and he just made me feel worse about my life…they aren’t for me! I have enough people to talk to about things anyway!
But yeah, this was my victory tea…even though it wasn’t a really special one, I just felt like drinking it so it counts :P

Flavors: Fruity, Smooth

Fjellrev

Oh no, I’m sorry that you were tricked like that.

Ost

I know! they acted like it was hypnotherapy or something but then It was just a psychologist :(

Fjellrev

Wow, that’s ridiculous. :(

Ost

Yeah-wasn’t even a good one either! She didn’t really believe that I wasn’t a cutter because I wear a sweatshirt and fingerless gloves all the time, and she didn’t really believe that I wasn’t molested, because she was assuming that since I have chronic pain in my pelvis that I just mustt have been molested at some point…I’m just like how many times do I have to tell you!? XD It was bad haha! I mean it was so bad that it was kinda funny, but still kinda annoyed, ya know? But I am going to see the dr that lied to me about it on friday…so…that should be interesting 0_0

Fjellrev

How incredibly unprofessional, making such accusations. I am so sorry it got to that point. I would be livid.

Ost

Yeah. :( Oh well, going to try to talk to my dr about it today…sometimes I’m rather good at talking myself out of things, Fjellrev XP

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97
drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
673 tasting notes

Backlog

Had this one on Monday, I believe? I had it as my victory tea, to celebrate accomplishing stuff that day. I had cleaned my room, put some packages together, organized some stuff, and did all my PT exercises, and I’d been feeling really miserable! So that day deserved a victory tea!
I have been trying to drink some of my “older” teas down lately. I don’t want to forget about my favorites that I now have a lot of, because it would be super sad if they went bad while I had forgotten or thought I was just “saving them”.
And I have a crap load of this one to drink still-haha!
Glad I stocked up!

Flavors: Maple, Pancake Syrup, Pecan, Smooth, Sweet

TeaNTees

Always wanted to try this one; do you find it tastes strongly of maple?

Ost

I think it does!
If you want, sometime we can set up a swap and I could send you a bit?

TeaNTees

Sure, I’d love to swap sometime! :)

Ost

Well no matter what time we do it, I’ll have it. I have so much xD Just message me when you are ready! Whenever! (:

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45
drank Buttered Rum (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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This tasted weird the first time I had it like a year ago. Well, almost a year ago.
And now it still tastes weird…
Is this what Buttered Rum tastes like?
i tried a lifesaver that was Buttered Rum and really liked it because it tasted like Butterscotch…but this doesn’t taste like that…
:S
Yeah…can’t say I’m a fan! D:

OMGsrsly

Buttered rum tastes more like the lifesavers, IMO. But also really alcoholic!

whatshesaid

Is this the one with coconut in it? I can’t remember. I think my bag of this went super weird tasting at some point and I had to throw it out.

Kirkoneill1988

i used to drink rum before switching to tea. maybe i should try this one lol

Kirkoneill1988

the alcohol is burnt off. you don’t actually get drunk off alc flavored teas :)

Ost

Yeah, there is coconut in it, whatshesaid! Feel like that also adds to the weird taste. xD

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68
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
673 tasting notes

So I totally thought that the base of this tea would be overpowering-it looked like black tea at first but when I looked it up on here it turned out to be oolong! Clearly I’m going blind xD
Well, either way, this one surprised me!
Couldn’t really taste the base tea which really worked out for this one!
The main flavors were mango and peach. There was also like a really sour taste in it-for a second there, I thought it might be citrus, but then I realized it was probably the pineapple.
It’s not really "sweet’, but it’s just really really fruity. I like it, it’s a decent tea. Just not my absolute favorite. Wouldn’t mind drinking it again. Just too many fruits all at once for me. xD

Flavors: Fruity, Mango, Peach, Pineapple, Sour

Tea for Me Please - Nicole Martin

I like when they make this one as Tea Pop. The carbonation breaks up the sweetness :)

AllanK

I bought this tea but returned it when I found out it had an ingredient called deglutenized wheat in it.

Ost

What’s so bad about that, AllanK? Like…are you allergic?

AllanK

Yes, I am allergic to gluten.

Ost

Oh, bummer :/

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50
drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
673 tasting notes

Yeah, this one definitely didn’t live up to expectations…
Was kinda malty…kinda woody…not tons of flavor. I’m sure if you steep it longer than the advised steeping time you will get more flavor but….I don’t feel like it’s worth trying again. Just doesn’t seem like any of the great things I would be…
DavidsTea really isn’t all that great with unflavored teas…they need to stick with unflavored teas!
Thank you to Allan K for the sample though! Probably would have wasted my money on it at some point otherwise D:

Flavors: Malt, Wood

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73

Backlog

I got like a tsp of this tea from Terri, which I’m not sure is the amount you’re supposed to use, but I’d rather have a weak tea than have to pay full price to try it! So works for me!
I tasted a lot of cherry and wood. There were notes of vanilla too. Was not bad. Pretty good actually-I’d totally drink it again.
But it’s not something that I would buy. Which is fine. Happy to sample!

Flavors: Cherry, Vanilla, Wood

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I’m not too sharp with intros, but I figured it is about time to give it a go.
I started out drinking oolong and green tea that my dad brought home from his China business trips.
Then I discovered Teavana, and fell in love with some of their teas. Eventually I stumbled across Steepster, and a whole ‘nother world opened up.
Have discovered so many different kinds of teas, and have been loving this journey! The tea world is insanely big and amazing! And I’ve met some of the kindest people here who have broadened my horizons in more ways I could have imagined! Happy to be here, and to be drinking so many amazing teas! :D

My rating system:
1-59: Really really not a fan. An awful cup of tea for me…Totally undrinkable.

60-69: Not horrible, but not something I’d ever drink again willingly.

70-79: Pretty good. Wouldn’t mind drinking ever so often. But not a keeper.

80-100: FREAKIN’ AMAZING. Always keeping on stock in my home!!

I like pretty much any kind of tea except green tea. Unless it’s genmaicha or strongly flavored, I don’t like it usually.

My Tea Goals:
To find the Best Caramel Tea
To find the Best Vanilla Tea
To find the Best floral Oolong
To find the Best Malty Assam Tea
To find the Best Maple/Syrup Tea

Notes I like: Fruit(primarily peach, melon/honeydew, Banana, Kiwi, but I’m open to other kinds), Malt, Desserts (Toffee, Cake, Cookie,etc), Vanilla, Caramel, Floral, Sweet potato, Pastry/Bread,Jasmine, Honey, Cocoa, Chocolate, Maple, Nutty, Coconut, Almond.

Notes I’m Picky with: Lemon, Chai, Roasted, Blueberries, Hibiscus, Smoke, Earthiness, Puerhs, White Teas, and Cinnamon

Notes I hate: Citrus/Orange (Everything that I hate in this life that I have to take for my health is orange flavored, and it just makes me gag…so please…just no), Watermelon, Raspberry, Wood, Apple, Bacon, Lavender, Most mints, Pepper, Spicy, Tart/sour.

Yes, I am a picky tea drinker, but I’ll usually try any straight black or oolong tea that I receive. I like most oolongs, and I’m still discovering straight blacks. They always seem to surprise me no matter what!

And Swaps! I’m always down for swapping. Everything in my cupboard is swap-able. So just hit me up and send a message and we can totally do that!

On an unrelated to tea note, my other interests are limited due to health issues. But when I can, I enjoy reading and writing. Watching Netflix and YouTube have also been fantastic when I feel awful (which is most of the time).
I love Rifftrax, Rooster Teeth, Dexter, Hannibal, BBC’s Robin Hood, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Psych, and Parks and Rec.
Love watching all sorts of movies too, but that would be too much to list. :P
I’m definitely more of an internet person and love talking to people on every website I’m on. So if you ever wanna chat, shoot me a message! ^^

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