34 Tasting Notes

This tea is a pretty nice mango blend, but I think I’m oversteeping it; I find it’s hard not to make a bitter mango tea! Until I can master brewing this baby properly, I’ll leave off on any in-depth reviews! ;~;

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drank Creamy Nut Oolong by Teaopia
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I didn’t think I would care for this tea – don’t know why, I just assumed. How wrong I was – when I finally smelled it, it was everything I had been looking for; I just hadn’t known where to look! This blend is so sweet, but not overpoweringly so. It’s got caramel and almond that I had expected Caramelissimo to deliver, but I didn’t find it did. this was just what the doctor ordered. The almond isn’t super powerful, too, whereas some almond teas can taste entirely different. Give this one a sniff while you can (before Teaopia is gone to become Teavanna!) and decide quickly if you’d like to take some home! And don’t forget to try it as a latté with vanilla soy if you like it sweet! 0

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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is suh-weet! I don’t mind it hot, but I’d rather drink something else. But iced? It’s perfection!

It is so delicious, with a great medley of fruity flavours great for an iced drink that is very sweet. There’s the softer flavour of strawberries, apples, there’s a lovely soft floral accent, and then a citrusy kick! It’s neither plain and sweet nor too tangy – it’s a playful, zingy blend of both worlds.

If you have kids, I’d say this is a great alternative to sweet drinks loaded with additional sugars. Plus you can always throw in some lemon if you like to taste! I made this in my home (no kids here) where we rarely stock iced tea, and it disappeared in no time! The bright red/pink colour, too, will probably trick kids into thinking they’re drinking their Kool-aid wannabe stuff. But nooo… It’s tea! So great! It looks like summer, it tastes like summer; good all ’round!

Flavors: Berry, Citrusy, Floral, Lemon, Strawberry

Preparation
Iced

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

This spicy tea is just lovely! I got it from my sister (!!) when it was being discontinued (tears were shed!) but then it came back!! But because of its rarity back then, I drink this tea quite sparingly, and generally only for special occasions! Which is ironic, because now it’s quite readily available… (And haven’t they changed the old sparkly dragees to little sparkly stars? Adorable; DAVIDs TEA always thinks of the aesthetics, which I adore.)

The dragees add a cute, very “David’s” element to the tea, and when you steep it, look into your cup, you’ll find a gentle shimmer glimmering from the surface of your cuppa! I always love special little details like this, despite the dragees/sparkles seemingly doing nothing to the flavour.

This is such a great blend for cold winter nights leading into Christmas. I never was a fan of cloves growing up, but once I started drinking Glitter & Gold, I found myself developing a deeper appreciation for them that I now seek out in my holiday tea blends.

I never knew until recently that people make dried oranges (or other citrus fruits?) with cloves in them, and I’ve never personally made them, but if I did, I wonder if I would find myself surrounded by Glitter & Gold flavours – there is that very soft hint of citrus in this tea that doesn’t really seem to take centre-stage, but rather accents the more earthy flavours of the black tea and cloves. It’s a light accent that helps those flavours shine more brightly.

Did I mention the sparkles? I love the sparkles. Never stop sparkling, DT.

Perhaps the only downside to this tea (which is a personal preference issue) is that adding milk substantially detracts from your ability to see those lovely sparkles. I guess you have to pick your battles.

Flavors: Citrus, Cloves

Preparation
8 min or more 2 tsp 45 OZ / 1330 ML

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drank Dreamsicle by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

STEEP THIS BABY, AND STEEP IT LONG!

I find it’s not nearly as satisfying as the smell if you don’t steep the heck out of it, but that could just be me. A lot of people seem to think the scent beats the flavour, but who knows! I guess you’ve got to try it.

To think that it’s flavoured with white chocolate kind of shocks me; I don’t care for white chocolate, but it really works nicely to give it a sweet, creamy flavour. Don’t expect it to blend perfectly into its namesake popsicle flavour, but you can always try! If you want, a neat thing to try is making a latté with vanilla soy! I find it really… Wow. But not always something I’d want!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
34 tasting notes

I don’t like raspberry teas, and I generally dislike coconut. But you know what? Sometimes two wrongs DO make a right!

Every time I drink this I could SWEAR there was a hint of dark chocolate in there, but it doesn’t appear there IS, so I guess that gives you an idea of how this can taste. It’s sweet, dark, and deep. Really great, I think, for the coffee lover who enjoys sweet things. I’m always surprised by this tea because I really do like it so much – but if I let myself break it down in my mind and separate the flavours so I can taste them distinctly, I start to dislike it – but then I let them meld into one once again, and it’s lovely.

Another great tea for the colder months, this one just warms you up from within. Again, I want to say it’s the dark chocolate but THERE IS NONE!

Flavors: Coconut, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry

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drank Dulce & Banana by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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I was told you can eat the nuts after steeping. … I don’t think you should do it. Soggy nuts are not great. Just my opinion.

But, WOW, is this tea ever great! I looove it! It’s so… Nutty! Of course! It really is, as described, earthy, deep, oh… Just so… Musky like a forest! And just stuffing your nose in the vapours and breathing them in… Soft and beautiful. Absolute must for autumn, in my opinion; it really gives you that sense of damp fallen leaves, but in a warm, soothing cuppa that just makes everything seem so far away and unimportant. This tea is so dreamy; I didn’t expect to like it, but I love it. And, it’s an almond tea that does NOT taste like “all the other” almond teas! It’s very distinct. And the brilliant pink colour from the beetroot (which I don’t know if I taste, and that’s not a bad thing) is just so unexpected and sweet. It’s a very pleasant experience, from scent to taste to sight.

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drank Cute by Assamiea Tea
34 tasting notes

With a name like “Cute” I couldn’t resist this tea, but I was … Kind of disappointed. I really love lavender, but this, to me, smells a lot like cloves, despite the fact that there are none. From the name (and because the tin was sealed in the shop and we had nothing but the tin to go on) I expected a light, floral, perhaps sweet tea – yet it’s a strong, spicy tea, instead. Perhaps not bad – but it certainly wasn’t what I was expecting, and not my preference.

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