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drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
670 tasting notes

I really really like this tea! It’s totally a taste of Fall! It makes me think of my yearly trip to Apple Hill, which is coming up soon! In fact, I have plans to go up there the weekend after this coming weekend! Farms with apples, apple pies, and other deliciousness. We are totally getting a whole strip of apple strudel this year! So, this tea is like a guilt-free version of all that! I will definitely be picking up some more!!

CHAroma

It is a good one. Supper yummy! :)

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drank Cocoberry by DAVIDsTEA
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Coffee and fruit. That is one weird combination! It’s not icky though. Just weird as heck! I can’t say whether I like it. It’s just so weird! Did I say it was weird? ;)

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Yum yum yummy vanilla deliciousness! So glad I have a whole tin of this tea now! Although it does look so tiny next to the white teas. White teas are just so dang lightweight! The second steep was just as yummy as the first. Definitely need to remember to steep this one for 4 minutes to get the best flavor and not be afraid that the white tea will get astringent. It’s amazing!

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drank Maple Splash by Tealux
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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!

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drank Cream Irish Breakfast by Tealux
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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!

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drank Blue Unicorn Reserve by Tealux
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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!

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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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.

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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
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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.

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drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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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!

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drank Masala Chai by Samovar
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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!

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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! :)

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