439 Tasting Notes

77
drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
439 tasting notes

Soft sweetness that blooms into a full licorice sweet twinge that fills the mouth. I’m usually sensitive to cardamom, but in this tisane it seems to be blended in quite well with the other spices.
I can taste the peppermint at the beginning of the sip. The ginger, cardamom and chili seem to give it a bit of a zip factor. I cannot detect any pineapple flavor. Thin mouth-feel. After-taste is licorice-sweet with a bit of spiciness.

I would probably prefer if there weren’t so many ingredients but I feel that they are very well-blended together. I wouldn’t say that all the flavours compliment the licorice but make for a very interesting tasting experience.

As the tea cools, I detect a thicker mouth-feel.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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64
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
439 tasting notes

Beginning of sip has bare, slightly bitter and almost salty taste. A taste that I can only describe as the scent from a blown out candle leads into the end of the sip. I’m guessing that this must be the earthiness of the rooibos coming through. Strong, authentic maple syrup flavour near the end of the sip and on the aftertaste. Honeybush is detectable in this brew. It would be nice if the maple syrup taste could carry through the entire sip.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
KeenTeaThyme

I wish they made this with green rooibos instead of red. I think that would take that earthy/woodsy scent away. The rest of it would be so good if it wasn’t that nasty red!

Raritea

I don’t mind the earthiness so much but in this case I think that it may have been taking over the maple syrup taste. I really was hoping for a strong flavour throughout.

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49
drank Indian Summer by DAVIDsTEA
439 tasting notes

Finishing off the sample that I purchased, I just dumped the rest in which probably ended up being about 2 David’s Tea Perfect Spoonfuls worth. I’m really tasting the lemongrass on the forefront which mixes with a faded cherry flavour. Very mild carrot flavour notes mingle with the cherry close to the end of the sip. Melon-y notes throughout. White tea taste is present- the tea has a nice rounded flavour with the tea base. I am still not a fan of this flavour combination; it seems to not have enough of a focus for me.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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92
drank Butterfly Jasmine by DAVIDsTEA
439 tasting notes

This tea has a very prominent Jasmine taste and scent which fills the mouth and the sinuses.

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

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96
drank Ginseng Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
439 tasting notes

Licorice-like sweetness fills the mouth on the sip. Oolong vegetal taste faintly in the background.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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88
drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
439 tasting notes

Mild sweetness fills the mouth. Floral taste near end of sip.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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89

Pleasant sticky sweetness. Light maltiness of the black coming through. Jasmine floral taste is present.

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 0 sec

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42

Thin-tasting, overall. Bitter chocolatey taste near the end of the sip. Cinnamon present. Black tea is difficult to detect.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I had an opportunity to smell this one in-store. The scent strongly resembles Forever Nuts by David’s Tea.

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drank The Vert by Sisters Tea House
439 tasting notes

Surprising green tea flavour from a bagged tea. Has what I would describe as a swampy green tea taste. Faint sweetness with odd aftertaste. The taste is somewhat reminiscent of camomile tissane taste.

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