627 Tasting Notes

drank Maple Splash by Tealux
627 tasting notes

This tea smells amazing, but the taste is more subdued. I think I would have liked more of a punch of flavor, especially since the flavor is a nice maple, caramel, popcorn flavor, with a hint of cinnamon. Very cozy, but could use more oomph!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Cream Irish Breakfast by Tealux
627 tasting notes

This is a great morning tea! Very brisk, and steeps up very dark, very fast! There are caramel notes, which I enjoy, being a fan of sweet teas. It was just the kick In the pants I needed today!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Blue Unicorn Reserve by Tealux
627 tasting notes

This tea is confusing me. The shape of it is pretty cool. I put three spears in my perfect mug to steep. They take multiple steepings to unfurl. The first cup I had didn’t taste like much, but it did taste like an oolong. I just wasn’t sure what kind of oolong. I thought I was getting roasty notes, but then another sip tasted more like a green oolong. I’m in my second steep, and it’s kinda stone fruity, similar to a Formosa oolong I tried once. It’s not bad, but I can’t say for certain whether I’d pick some more up. Good thing sample sizes at Tealux are generous, because I’ll definitely want to try this one out again.

Bonnie

These should be a green tea not an oolong and Butiki used to carry the tea from an organic grower in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). It’s called Blue Nettle Green Tea. I thought it tasted like a fruity black tea, closer to a Darjeeling. Tasty!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
627 tasting notes

Simmered this over the stovetop in soymilk, and it was good, but I still don’t get enough pumpkin flavor. It’s kinda boring, but not terrible. I think I’ll stick with ROT pumpkin spice.

Cavocorax

I’ll have to try the RoT version.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
627 tasting notes

Made this at home with my variable temperature kettle and perfect mug, and it’s not as good as when I microwaved it at work! Weird! Now it just tastes like a less exciting black and white. What happened to the toffee goodness? Guess I’ll just have to enjoy this one solely at work. Pretty silly.

Chizakura

Weird… I never would’ve thought microwaved tea could taste better in any situation. (In fact, until I read about people doing that on Steepster, I didn’t even know people would do that xD)

Tealizzy

Ya, no hot water tap or kettles allowed at work.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
627 tasting notes

I’m not a huge fan of most green teas, yet. I say yet, because I hope someday to be more fond of them. I’m also not big on most apple-flavored teas. So why did I get this? It smelled amazing! That’s why! I was actually surprised how much I liked this. I think I prefer it to the apple cider-like teas. It must be the lack of orange. I didn’t get much of a pie crust note, but the apple is a nice baked apple flavor. Pretty darn delicious! Oh, and it helps that you can’t taste the green tea much. Ha!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Masala Chai by Samovar
627 tasting notes

Had another one of our chai outings with my coworkers today. This chai is so different than any other chai I’ve had. It’s really sweet. Makes me wonder how much sweetener they add, but it’s delicious! And peppery too! I was wondering today if anyone has bought this tea to make at home, and whether or not it tasted the same. Anyone?

One more awesome thing was that they are having a promotion, where a cup of tea to go is cheaper than usual! Nice!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I’ve never had buttered rum, but this mix of flavors sounded delicious, so I had to try it! This tea is sooooo creamy and sweet. It’s also kinda rummy! Surprise, surprise! Haha. It also has a sweet coconut flavor to it, so I’m thinking its kinda like coconut rum! Not bad! I think this tea would be particularly awesome on a cold icky day. It does have a little artificial note to it, but who cares, it’s good! Definitely takes care of a sweet tooth!

Nxtdoor

Love this one still.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
627 tasting notes

Okay, so I was a little worried I was going to regret having mate instead of my beloved black tea first thing in the morning, but this was pretty good! I haven’t tried a lot of mate, so I’m still a newbie, but this one had a nice complexity of flavor, and a good thickness to it. Mate always smells and tastes like banana chips to me, and I don’t think I’m the only one, based on the reviews I’ve read. I could taste banana, chocolate, some nuttiness, and maybe a little raspberry in the aftertaste. I think the thickness was just perfect, making it more like black tea. I didn’t feel like I got a huge jolt of caffeine, so I’m not sure if this woke me up or not, but I’m glad I didn’t get all crazed. I really did enjoy it, and I think it will be a nice occasional alternative to my morning black tea! All thanks to the DavidsTea sales guy, who kindly gave me some for free! How awesome is that?!

jeweledthumb

I really like this one too (semi surprisingly)

Tealizzy

jeweledthumb – ya, I was totally surprised! Have you tried any other mate you like? I have some cocoberry I haven’t tried yet, so that should be interesting.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
627 tasting notes

I don’t know, guys…

This one doesn’t quite make it for me. Bummer! I was expecting pumpkin pie, and I got more chai than I wanted. I think there’s too much cinnamon, and not enough pumpkin. The pumpkin flavor also reminds me of Della Terra’s chocolate pumpkin pie, but without the chocolate. Truthfully, I think I like Republic of Tea’s pumpkin spice better. I can’t believe I’m saying that! I mean, those are teabags! Ha! But those taste more like pumpkin pie to me. I’ll give this another try with the stovetop method and some brown sugar, and we’ll see how that goes.

Lariel of Lórien

It’s actually pretty good with the chocolate pumpkin pie.

Cavocorax

Yes, that’s the issue – it needs more pumpkin
..

Gabriela

Ok, so I didn’t like this at first… Had 50 grams since last fall sitting on the shelf collecting dust. After everyone raved about it I decided to give it another chance. I steeped it again and added warm milk…. Omg so good. Cannot tell you how much I liked it. Add a little sugar as well.

Cavocorax

I agree, milk and (brown) sugar make it pop, but I wish it was that good without it.

Tealizzy

Lariel – do you mean you combine it with the other tea?

Gabriela – I did add some milk and sugar, because I always do that for a black tea, but I will try the stovetop method (with half milk) and some brown sugar to see if that works out better.

Cavocorax – I agree!

Lariel of Lórien

Yeah, I like to combine teas sometimes. Just a little of each.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Another profile facelift! My tastes have changed a lot from when I first discovered loose leaf tea.

I can trace my tea journey back to October 2012, when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed high tea at An Afternoon to Remember, which has since closed.

I went through a period of wanting to try all the teas, and was really into flavored teas, especially dessert blacks, but my tastes have substantially changed over time.

I still enjoy the occasional flavored black or rooibos, but I’m more into unflavored black teas right now and recently, puerh. Chinese black teas are amazing…with their notes of chocolate or sweet potato, who needs a flavored tea? I had a much steeper learning curve when it came to puerh. I used to dump out cups of puerh for tasting like leather. Now, I am really enjoying them. I think it took finding good quality puerh and steeping them gong fu style to really enjoy them.

I also, on occasion, enjoy a good oolong, white, or green tea.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Mandala, Teavivre, Butiki, Golden Moon, Lupicia, and DavidsTea (for teaware mostly).

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

P.S. My profile picture is of one of my 2 cats, Holly, who is a little princess but very photogenic, and she loves boxes, including those that bring me tea! :)

Location

San Francisco Bay Area

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer