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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Maracaibo by Crio Bru
541 tasting notes

Infused for 8 minutes but I have been advised to try a longer infusion for next time (10 to 20 minutes). I used 1.5 tbsp for 375 ml.

Brewed infusion smells like dark hot chocolate. Flavour is quite dilute but I think the longer infusion time will give a better representation of the actual flavour.

Thanks Sil for sharing with me!

Flavors: Dark Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
whatshesaid

I’ve actually left it for half an hour….sooooooooo good ;)

OMGsrsly

Also, gently simmering it on the stove in some sort of milk, then straining it into a mug. Just don’t use paper, as the fine bits of chocolate will clog it!

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Brewed tea smells strongly of chestnut. Mouthfeel is very thick. Hint of sweetness which complements the profile well. Mild roasted chestnut flavour. A bit of a bitter flat note near the end of the sip. The spinachy flavour that I normally associate with Long Jing is subdued and mixes with the nutty chestnut very nicely. Aftertaste is refreshing and sweet.

Flavors: Chestnut, Spinach

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 7 OZ / 219 ML

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Brewing aroma reminds me of bubble gum.

Flavour is sweet, refreshing and fruity. The white tea taste is blended well with the other flavours. A bit of ginger spicy-ness present. Overall, quite bland but pleasant flavour experience. There is a bit of bubblegum taste at the end of the sip. This would not be a tea that I would seek out but I feel that it has been well put together.

Thanks to Sil for sharing her sample with me!

Flavors: Fruity, Spicy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
541 tasting notes

Thin mouthfeel. I am not quite a fan of this mix of spices but I’m assuming it is similar to what an eggnog spice mix would taste like. If I had to choose an eggnog tea, I would definitely go with Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas. I am certainly glad that I got a chance to try it!

Flavors: Spices

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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Thick creamy mouthfeel- one of the best I’ve experienced with an herbal. The chamomile flavour is clearly present but blends well with the other flavours. The aroma is quite creamy and sweet which does seem to translate to the flavour. I did have to use a quite strong cocentration of dry leaf to achieve this flavour profile, however

Flavors: Apple, Cream

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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Slightly dilute tasting. Good mix of flavours. Lemongrass flavour is well balanced, which I find to be quite a challenge with most teas.

Flavors: Lemon, Lime

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Sugar Plum Forest by DAVIDsTEA
541 tasting notes

Brewed tea smells very Christmas-y with clove and tartness.
The actual flavour of the tea has too manly elements with no flavour focus. I can detect the tartness of the hibiscus and the cutting sweetness of the licorice. I can possibly detect some apple note and spiciness of the ginger.
The mix of too many ingredients reminds me of “Indian Summer” by DAVIDsTEA- which I also did not enjoy.

Flavors: Licorice, Spicy, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 6 OZ / 188 ML

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
541 tasting notes

Dilute-tasting. Chocolate note close to the end of the sip. Mint flavour a bit too mild. I’ve never been impressed with the chocolate flavouring offered in the DAVIDsTEA- reminds me of dish-soap for some reason.

Flavors: Chocolate, Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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Smooth burnt-like sweetness. I can taste the straw-like rooibos but it is quite well balanced with the other flavours. There is a slight blandness near the end of the sip.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Smooth, Straw

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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