615 Tasting Notes

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
615 tasting notes

A bit of pleasant cranberry-tartness (likely from the hibiscus) with somewhat of a dull overall flavour. There’s a bit of a trailing hibicus aftertaste that is overpowering. I am detecting some nutty-savoury tones mixed with creamy apple and cinnamon that reminds me of Forever Nuts from DAVIDsTEA. This tisane is blended well but has too much hibiscus to it. I am also discouraged by how much “dry leaf” is required to achieve a decent flavour. I’m getting more of a cider flavour as it cools- the apple is coming more to the forefront and balancing out the tartness of the hibiscus.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Nuts, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 6 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
Kristal

Agreed- didn’t care for this tea and it bothered my acid reflux :(

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drank Newborn Dragon 2012 by Sebz
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I brewed this tea according to the instructions on the bag. However, I’m just noticing right now that online it is recommended to infuse for 4-5 minutes. I will try infusing for that length of time next time I drink it. There are some pretty incredible flavours (smokey, woodsy, fruity) that are peeking out but they just aren’t bold enough in this brew.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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87

Caramel and strawberry notes. Wet autumn leaves. Medium mouthfeel. A hint of mineral taste. Roasted notes.

Thank you to Sil for sharing

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramel, Mineral, Roasted, Strawberry

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
Sil

Glad you enjoyed it!

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drank Afternoon by Fortnum & Mason
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Plum and fruity tones- almost like a fruitcake in the background. Note of honey sweetness. Barn-y, almost bitter note near the end of the sip. Make me think of copper when I drink it.

Second infusion at 4 minutes with same temperature. The astringency is softened. Still has nice flavour.

Flavors: Barnyard, Fruity, Honey, Plums

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Crimson Horizon by Butiki Teas
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Wheat-like aroma with hints in the flavour. Clean vegetal tone. Hint of malty sweetness at the back of the throat. Flavour is a bit weak for my liking- I may try to infuse at boiling in the future.

Rating: 74

Flavors: Malt, Sweet, Vegetal, Wheat

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
OMGsrsly

I steep this one for 3 minutes. Haha. It does work at boiling, but it’s better with milk IMO at that temperature.

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drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
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Very spicy (too spicy for my liking) and hits you at the back of the throat. Overall, very savoury profile. Aroma is very herb-like. Slight chamomile-like sweetness. Hint of peppermint tone.

Thanks to Sil for sharing with me!

Flavors: Peppermint, Spicy, Sweet, Umami

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
Sil

hahaha if you brewed this at 6 mins… wow. I brew it at about 2 mins and add honey. still spicy that way but in good way :)

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Choco Chili by Yogi Tea
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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea does well at the lower infusion temperature. I’m not detecting any bitterness and the artificial aftertaste that I was detecting before (at a boiling infusion) is muted.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
Indigobloom

I’ll keep that in mind when I try mine again, thanks Raritea!

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