463 Tasting Notes

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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
463 tasting notes

I used 1.5 David’s Tea Perfect Spoonfuls for my Aqua-ovo.

The first thing that strikes me about the brewed leaf is the scent- it really does have a scent that strongly reminds me of cookie dough and transports me back to times were I have made chocolate chip cookies. I think that it smells like a mixture of vanilla extract and chocolate chips.

There’s an odd bland taste on the sip but this blooms into a very chocolate chip-like flavour. After taste really does taste like cookie dough. I can mildly detect the white tea in this one. I’m not sure if the slight astringency mixes well with the light sweetness and chocolate chip flavour. I usually associate that strong type of flavour with a dark chocolate and thicker cocoa tea. I’m detecting a little bit of nutty taste (from the almonds and walnuts) which compliments the flavour profile. As the tea cools, I am detecting more of the caramel taste coming through from the cream caramel pieces.

Overall, this tea has a nice rounded flavour.

I was able to try a sip of this tea cold at the end of my cup. It was very sweet and chocolatey. This may be a good tea to have iced.

The second infusion (7 minutes) is noticeably dilute in flavour but still carries an overall pleasant taste profile. The cocoa taste is still quite strong at the end of the sip. The sweetness is still present.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Daniel Scott

Wait, I’m curious – I just looked up “Aqua-ovo.” Are you putting tea in a water filter?

Raritea

Sorry! I always mean to be more specific but I’m always so excited about the tea I forget. I use the AquaOvo Therm-0 to brew my tea (http://www.aquaovo.com/Aquaovo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78&Itemid=137&lang=en). I fill it to about 375 ml. I add that in my tasting notes as a reminder for what vessel I used so that I can replicate the preparation for subsequent infusions (or change it as necessary to improve the flavour to my tastes).

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84
drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
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Smooth black tea flavour present in the background. Coconutty roasted sweetess at the forefront of the taste. Light sweetness of the chamomile trailing into the aftertaste. Possibly hints of white tea peeking out but the other flavours are quite robust and take over. Near the end of the sip gives a taste reminiscent of chocolate with the leathery black mixing with the coconut.

Rating: 84

Second infusion at 5 minutes, flavour still coming through quite nicely.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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When drinking this tisane at a lukewarm temperature, the punchy-ness is really able to come out in the brew. I’m getting coconut and almond on the sip which blooms into a grape-like taste that blooms into the rooibos flavour. Strong rooibos flavour and coconut-almond flavour on the aftertaste.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
463 tasting notes

I used 1.5 David’s Tea Perfect Spoonfuls for my Aqua-ovo tea tumbler.

The brewed leaf smells overwhelmingly like vanilla cake or sugar cookies. There is definitely a baked goods quality to the scent. I can smell the almond which always reminds me of artificial cherry aroma.

The vanilla cake smell definitely carries through to the flavour right from the beginning to the end of the sip. I am detecting a very strong nutty flavour (mostly coconut with some almond). I’m getting a fruity taste as well which I think is a mixture of the rose and apple (a great combination, in my opinion). I can’t taste any ginger in this brew. The cardamom and/or ginger taste may be present very close to the end of the sip, giving a little bit of a spice taste. I can’t really detect the rooibos but I have a feeling that it may be contributing to the fruity taste; for me rooibos has a taste that I would describe as juicy.

Very sweet and smooth.

Second infusion at 7 minutes is very sweet and still retains that baked cookie flavour.

Third infusion at 20+ minutes is noticeably weaker in the nutty and baked cookie taste. The flavours that do come out are the cinnamon and the apple. This one reminds me of apple crisp. I can feel a little tingle in the back of my throat on the aftertaste- it seems to be ginger-derived.

I don’t think that this tisane would do well past its third infusion.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Kittenna

I love this one! :D

PS How might, say, Thursday or Friday look for a tea date at Second Cup or something? I have my week planned out and am crazy busy tomorrow, but can possibly squeeze something in on Thursday afternoon, and although Friday looks to be insane, I will definitely need a break! (I’m filtering samples that day, possibly up to 400, which is going to drive me mad, haha).

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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I used 1.25 David’s Tea Scoop in my Aqua-Ovo tea tumbler.

The scent of the brewed leaf is a nice mix of primarily peppermint and a coconut with a creaminess to it. I find peppermint to be a rather strong flavour/scent and seems to take over many others. The flavour is quite similar to the scent; primarily peppermint with a creamy coconut. There is a definite sweetness throughout and a pleasant sweet trail on the end of the sip. I am able to detect a hint of apple near the end of the sip following the sweet trail near the end. I am not partial to the combination of apple and mint flavours; it reminds me too much of when I take a bite of fruit too soon after brushing my teeth. As this tisane cools, I am really getting a strong hit of sweetness; not too sugary thought- it is quite nice!

Overall, a unique mint blend.

Second infusion for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. The sweetness is still very present while the mint and coconut flavours are subdued. There isn’t much in the way of creaminess for this infusion. Apple flavour isn’t present in this.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Merry Cranberry by DAVIDsTEA
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The flavour reminds me of candles that you would burn around Christmastime. Apple, cinnamon and cranberry flavours are the most prominent. I could not detect any green tea flavour.

crazy4u

I was going to try this tea until I read that it had mistletoe and it kinda freaked me out since I have always heard about it being poisonous glad to see a review! :)

Raritea

Well, I’m still alive and well so it must be okay ;) It has a really interesting flavour which definitely reminds me of Christmas but I feel that this one is more of a ‘novel-tea’ (bad puns to start my day- how wonderful!! :p)

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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I used 1.25 David’s Tea Scoops for my Aqua-Ovo tea tumbler

Primary flavour is mint. Faint chocolate taste closer to the end of the sip which is mostly overpowered by the mint. Cool minty feel on the aftertaste. Black tea taste is difficult to detect. The overall taste is too smooth (likely from the vanilla) for what I would expect a spicy chocolate mint tea to taste like.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Ysaurella

Oh lord, this is the problem I had with the 3 DT I drank : unable to detect the tea base…I was hoping this one to be different as it is one of their best sellers

Raritea

I have also found that with quite a few of their teas. I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one! I really feel that tea flavourings should compliment their base, not hide them.

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drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I used 1.5 David’s Tea scoops for my Aqua-Ovo tea tumbler.

The smell of the dry leaf really reminds me of “Love Tea #7” by David’s Tea.

The aroma of the brewed tea is primarily a light chocolate with definite black tea undertones.

On the sip I am getting a full chocolately taste. I am getting a bit of a vegetable-earthy taste- kind of like taking a bite out of a red pepper. I’m guessing that this is the result of the different types of chili included in the blend. I don’t feel that the earthy taste really complements this mix, especially with such a strong chocolate taste. The black tea taste is mostly present at the end of the sip and rounds out the chocolate/earthy flavour. There is a little bit of spice present on the beginning of the sip and in the aftertaste (kind of a tingly feeling on my tongue).

This tea was good all the way through even as it cooled to room temperature.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80

This tisane tastes a little more dilute than I remember. I’m not getting the same chocolately creamy taste.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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89
drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
463 tasting notes

I used 1.75 David’s Tea Scoops of dry leaf in my Aqua-Ovo tea tumbler.

Has a sweet, rounded flavour. Taste reminds me of icing and vanilla extract. Flavour is bordering on being fruity. Smooth light nutty taste.

Creaminess present on second infusion.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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