7609 Tasting Notes

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drank L'Abricot by Fauchon
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drank Raspberry Cream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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finished this off tonight and man, too sweet. Dropping the rating a little more because there is just too much sweet going on here for this to be an enjoyable cup. Maybe latte style would work but it’s disappointing to see so much sugar in this.

Final Count: 111

VariaTEA

I have a friend who mostly just drinks DAVIDs and she actually made a point to message me about how amazing this is. For her, the sweetness seemed to be a bonus so it should be interesting to see how I feel about it when I eventually get around to trying it.

Gooseberry Spoon

I do hate when they add their own sugar. L ike I have the time and equipment to brew loose leaf but am unable to sweeten my own drink…? It probably doesn’t hurt that sugar is much heavier than tea (less than 8 oz per cup) and much cheaper (about 1 cent per oz).

Sil

@variaTEA – maybe it’s because i haven’t had any sugar in 2 weeks? but man it was over the top.

VariaTEA

Haha that could be it. Though, knowing DAVIDs, it is probably over sweetened.

Sil

davids responded on facebook that it’s meant to be over the top. ugh

Kristal

Hm, at least they admitted it was :/. Still though, I was going to purchase this tea and now knowing that it’s over sweetened they lost me.

Evol Ving Ness

I broke down yesterday and bought a wee bit to try the next time I bring some milk home and need something milky and sweet.

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85

Another one from this morning. Always need a straight tea to get me going in the morning. One more week to reach my sipdown goal for february so i need to pay attention to my smaller quantities of teas as well. It’s looking good though since i’ve been good at not really ordering any teas or just picking up enough for a cup or two.

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drank Vanille by Dammann Freres
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i had this one ages ago – it’s been a busy day getting ready for the week – spent the day making soup (spicy tomato lentil) and then mock lasagne casserole. More south beath friendly recipes that are stupidly good tasting. Pulled this one out for a bit of a break from newer teas. need to get around to drinking up my old ones since there are a few of them, but in large quantities. Silly frenchies need to consider 50g as a standard heh.

Fjellrev

That soup sounds delicious. Smart move making interesting recipes so you won’t get bored on the diet.

And I agree, they seriously need to start selling 50g quantities.

Sil

the lasagne casserole was awesome too – spaghetti squash for “pasta” noms.

Fjellrev

I LOVE spaghetti squash in place of pasta. Must have been awesome indeed.

Fjellrev

Now that’s ambition. Am I weird that I like cottage cheese alone or on baked potatoes but in lasagna (same goes for ricotta), I find it disgusting? The turkey sausage sounds interesting.

Sil

i subbed the cottage cheese for ricotta. i don’t love cottage chese in lasagne either haha. Doing it again, i’d just use regular ground turkey and season the meat….taking apart sausages made me not want to eat them ever again even though i KNOW what goes in to them

Fjellrev

That must have been annoying having to take them apart. The ground turkey would be a lot healthier too.

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drank English Toffee by DAVIDsTEA
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i don’t love davids tea…but i’m always willing to try new things. verdict is, that i prefer other puerhs. This one is sweet…not super sweet but enough that the puerh takes a back seat to everything. I prefer it when the puerh is more to the forefront, with the flavour accompanying the tea instead of supplanting it. over all, not a terrible tea but i’d pick up other versions of this tea first.

Sami Kelsh

Interestingly, I have a sticky toffee tea from Whittard that I like blending with plain puerh. That way, I can kind of control the level of flavoured stuff versus earthhy, farmy puerh goodness.

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70
drank Pistachio Ice Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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oh man…if this wasn’t so sweet, it’d be pretty good. I love the pistachio flavour, but then you’re hit with a whole wackload of sweetness, that i suppose it meant to emulate ice cream but just makes this too sweet. It’s also hard to believe that this is a black tea because i don’t really taste the base at all. it’s not as over the top in the sweetness department as the raspberry cream pie thank god, but i would ADORE this if it were less sweet.

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82

I went shopping in my cupboard this morning. I wanted a new black to try and this one ended up getting pulled out. So glad. I need to have this one again tomorrow to really form an opinion but after a couple steeps this morning i am a fan. It’s not a super intense strong black, but it’s got great body to it and has that whole malty, chocolate, fruit thing going on that i love. thank goodness it’s a win, since it’s one of many teas i picked up from bellocq without having ever tried them. yay for wedding presents from tea friends heh

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88

Pulled this one out to start my day. I wanted something delicious as we managed to sleep in today. I’ve got some errands to run and no energy to do so…then it’s board games tonight and we start sitting rental dog for a couple days tomorrow as well. I like that this one has a lovely base to complement the other things going on in this brew. it always reminds me of being outside. so good.

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drank Raspberry Cream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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Another one from last night. Thankfully i have a little more to give this one another try. From what i recall last night – there is a LOT of sugar in this one. You know it’s bad when the second ingredient in the list is cane sugar….followed by white chocolate. and then pink sugar mix. IE. diabetics beware. it makes me sad though because this one had the most potential for deliciousness….instead it was more sweet than tangy raspberry and the brew turns into a slightly shiny, weird watery looking thing. Not a bad tea, as i did drink it but again, i won’t need more of this beyond my 10g or whatever i picked up.

Final Count: 113 (because i picked up a couple new ones)

Kristal

Thanks for the heads up. I’m not big on sugar in my teas. Even when I do lattes (the only time I put sugar in ) I only use like 1/2tsp. I was thinking of buying some of this tea to do a latte, but I’m really skeptical of the sugar, so I’ll save my money ;)

Sil

there’s so much sugar the tea sparkles when you pull it out in a teaspoon lol

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drank Fruits of Paradise by DAVIDsTEA
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ugh. No one has added the new davids teas to the database…and their website doesn’t really have them either so you get what i’ve done for now haha. I picked these up yesterday as motivation to get to my step count. Sadly i pretty much drank this one without really focusing on it last night. It’s more fruit tea than green tea IMO. I quite enjoyed the pinappley, coconut, apple taste that this one had. it might actually be a decent cold brew as well, however i didn’t love it enough to think about going back to pick up more. It was refreshing and tasty but i’m good with my giant mug from last night.

Kristal

I prefer my greens fairly straight, so I’m passing on this one as well! Once my local DAVIDs gets the loose leaf available at my store, I will pick up like 10g of monk’s blend but that’s it for the spring collection for me I think.

Sil

was more fo a herbal fruit tea to me…the tea was negligible imo.

Kristal

Yeah, when there is more fruit than anything I think they should just cut out the tea and make it a herbal, especially for white teas. By even a little white tea the cost of the blend goes up a lot and you’re not even able to appreciate the delicate flavours of white tea.

Kristal

*even adding a little

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