5360 Tasting Notes

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drank The Perfect Pear by Della Terra Teas
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Oh man kittenna you were so right. DO. NOT. LIKE.

Dry aroma? Wonderful pear. Steeped tea? Floral mess of grossness. Yeah, I am not having this. Someday we’ll find a good pear tea, but until then this is for sure not it. Into the swap box it goes.

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drank Love In A Cup by Della Terra Teas
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not my favourite of the Della Terra black caramelly teas but not a bad cup. I for sure don’t need a lot of this one, but it is quite nice as an occasional dessert tea. :)

Edit: 1300 tasting notes! Woot woot!

Starfevre

yay for 1300!

Terri HarpLady

1300??? damn!

Fjellrev

w00t 1300!

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drank Sweet Cookies by English Tea Shop
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Thanks to whatshesaid for sending along a few of these tea bags for me to try. I have to say, i wasn’t expecting much when i dropped the tea bag into the liquid and it stayed mostly clear. :) However, after steeping it for a while, the liquid started to turn to a paler golden brown colour.

This is a fairly subtle tea – sweet and caramel like, though not overly intense in terms of flavouring. This will be a good afternoon tea for me to keep around the office, especially since it’s in bag form!

Thank you whatshesaid!

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SIPDOWN! Thanks to kittenna for parting with some of her dear chocolate pumpkin pie. I can understand why she likes this one so much as it would be a good travel mug tea. I like that this version is a bit more muted in the spice department than the non chocolate version. I’m not sure which i’d prefer though as I seem to be out of my pumpkin mood – likely because it’s SPRING! it’s SPRING! and spicier teas (chai’s for example) tend to be what i prefer drinking in fall and winter.

overall this is a good little cup of tea and resteeps pretty well.

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drank Marrakesh Mint by Sloane Tea Company
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SIPDOWN! Thanks to Indigobloom for this sample :) This is a pretty decent mint tea, as far as straight up mint teas go. I especially like that it’s a rooibos that doesn’t taste like rooibos. I don’t think i could drink more than a cup of this at a time though, since the mint is fairly strong.

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drank Sencha Caramel Cream by Steeped Tea
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Picked this one up at the toronto tea festival in February. Figured it was time to drink it since i’m on a roll this weekend. Also, in case you’re wondering yes, yes i am going to the washroom A LOT! lol Good news though? Down to 288 teas! Trying to get through another few more tonight to see if i can manage to get to 275 this week. :)

This one? It’s not too bad, though I also didn’t realise that it had chamomile in it. I’m not getting a lot of caramel in this, instead it’s tastes more like a green chamomile tea. It also tastes weirdly like mint..but i’m not sure if that just because i’m smelling my other tea and thinking that i’m smelling it lol

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drank Blazing Strawberries by DAVIDsTEA
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Thanks to kittenna for this sample.

All i have to say is seriously? People drink this? UGH i’m not sure if it’s the sample i have or what but it pretty much smells like a dog’s butt and doesn’t taste all that great either. Maybe bamboo teas just aren’t my thing. ick. Ah well, at least it’s another one off the list! woot woot!

Fjellrev

Haha I think we have similar taste buds because bamboo tastes off to me too, like cellar. Bamboozled made my taste bud’s die a little inside.

Ysaurella

well we are not pandas …why should we eat/drink bamboos ? as we get real teas :)

CrowKettle

Mmm.. dog’s butt. I always though the picture of this tea look like it belonged in a microbiology book, or in a photo collection of bizarre macro shots.

Sil

crowkettle – heh that kinda cracks me up

TheTeaFairy

Haha! this conversation is really funny!

whatshesaid

Wow really? Ew!

Nicole

Mmm-hm. This definitely goes on the shopping list with this amazing description. :)

Sil

Lol Nicole

Terri HarpLady

Nice Review, Sil!

Sil

Sorry it was pretty bad. Lol

Terri HarpLady

Glad I didn’t have to sample that one!

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drank Rouge Provence by Sloane Tea Company
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Sipdown! Yeah that’s right…i’m on a roll this weekend after organizing my cupboard and getting everything sorted out. Of course once i get through these single cup servings it’ll be a MUCH slower process, but it feels good to be getting down….

So this tea? Thanks to indigobloom for the hook up. It pretty much tastes like a nondescript ordinary not very exciting rooibos tea. It’s not bad, but it’s nothing i feel the need to drink again.

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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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SIPDOWN! again, not sure who let me try this one. Smells delicious and lemony and then when you brew it..it’s jasmine. flowery.gross. ick. NO!

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SIPDOWN! I think? this is from raritea though i can’t be certain, as at a certain point i stopped noticing who was putting what into my box at our swap.
I vaguely recall being asked if i wanted to try this and i’m 90% certain that even though i pretty much hate earl grey, i wanted to compare it to the earl grey creme from upton that i actually quite like (because it tastes like lemon cream).

This one? much more bergamoty, and i taste more of a vanilla flavour than the lemon i get when i drink the version from upton. I think this pretty much solidifies in my mind though, that me and bergamot? we’re never going to be friends lol

Lala

Well sounds like you are becoming quite the Davids Tea connoisseur.

Sil

lol i blame raritea!

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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