27 Tasting Notes

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
27 tasting notes

I really liked this tea—black tea with the punch of peppermint. The little candy cane candy in it makes for a nice appearance if you steep it in a clear container. The tea is a bit lighter in colour than a straight black tea, but still works with milk. A lovely black tea for winter!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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I was feeling really crappy this morning with a sore throat and maybe feverish—you know that feeling you get when you’re coming down with a cold. I passed by a David’s and went in to get a cup of this to go. While it didn’t make my crap feelings go away, it did help a little. I thought it was enjoyable, though I can’t totally taste anything. Might try it again when I’m feeling better to see if I can taste more of what is in it. Suffice to say, I think this is a good tea to have on hand for occasions such as this!

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drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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This was a nice, light tea. It felt very cleansing after a big meal. While I don’t know that Buddha would have drank this (he was born in Nepal and I’m not sure what they would have drank there at the time) it is certainly something I can imagine drinking while at a meditation retreat, or to relax in the afternoon. It tastes like a peachy green tea, nice and fruity.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea was most definitely not for me. I don’t like chocolate teas, so that will qualify my tasting note right off the bat. I didn’t care for the smell and wouldn’t have tried it if it weren’t in my Advent Tea Calendar. But…as this was my Advent plan, to go through all 24 tea samples, I decided to give it a go. I liked the peppermint tones, and I liked the vanilla. I even liked the cute red lips. But, I most definitely did not like the chocolate—while I love chocolate, I prefer it in dessert or hot cocoa, not in my tea. I would not have this again, and I poured out my cup without being able to finish it. I was only able to down half of it. My opinion, for what its worth: if you love tea, drink tea. If you love chocolate, eat or drink chocolate. Maybe even at the same time. But when it comes to mixing them—blech.

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drank Main Squeeze by DAVIDsTEA
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I shouldn’t have tried this tea. While it smells and tastes like a nice fruity green tea, I feel agitated after having had it. It is described as a “stimulant” but until I tried it, I didn’t realize it would have this effect. If you aren’t supposed to be having caffeine, I don’t think this tea would be good for you either.

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I am a big fan of Cream of Earl Grey, but hadn’t tried David’s version yet. It looks pretty, just like the picture. It has the nice vanilla tones and muted Earl Grey aspects as other brands. However, it seems a bit sweeter to me than it should be, like some type of sweetener has been added… I do like this tea, but I prefer the Herbal Infusions version which has all the right flavour but not the over-sweetness that I seem to be tasting in David’s version.

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Definitely a straight rooibos honeybush blend as advertised. No additional flavours or ingredients. Since I’m not a big fan of rooibos, this isn’t one I would have again. I drank it without milk. Since they indicate that it does well with milk, I might try it again that way to see if it improves it for me.

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This one smelled like cinnamon hearts. A lovely cinnamon taste, very sweet, none of the burn one would get from eating cinnamon hearts. I liked it, but too sweet for my taste. Definitely like drinking a dessert.

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Good, reliable standard. Goes well with milk. Smooth and full-bodied. Nothing extraordinary, but does the trick for a nice cuppa anytime of day.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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