27 Tasting Notes

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Really like this tea! I could smell and taste the vanilla, but unlike some other flavoured black teas the smell was not overpowering. I liked the look of it with the gold balls and sugar crystals. I didn’t really taste the cinnamon or cloves so I wouldn’t have known those were part of the tea if I didn’t read it in the description. I like to drink my tea with milk, and while this tea didn’t give a strong colour, it could still support a touch of milk. I think this is a good tea for an occasional treat. But knowing me, wouldn’t want to have it too often so that I don’t get tired of it. Addendum: I had it again with a longer steeping time (more like 5 or 5:30) and it improved it for me. A nice caffeine kick too from the black tea. This is a keeper.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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84

I thought this was a great tea for stress-relief and relaxation. I drank it at work; it wasn’t overkill on the valerian as it didn’t make me drowsy. However, I would recommend it as something to drink to wind down in the evenings.

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drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m still not able to totally pin down this tea. I know it is not my favourite. I liked the “energy boost from rich black tea”. It had a nice mouth-feel. I definitely did not taste any cherry or pineapple though. It has a strong smell which I wasn’t too fond of. To me, the taste was more of a strong vanilla flavour. Both the smell and flavour seemed too artificial for me. I wouldn’t try it again.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
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The tea itself smells very nice, lovely mango smell, good chunks of fruit. Once steeped, the mango smell was still there, which was nice. It tasted like mango too, not too tart, and light enough to be refreshing after a meal.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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51

I was expecting that there would be a noticeable strawberry taste, or that it would taste like strawberry rhubarb pie. That wasn’t the case. It had a nice deep red colour, and was pleasant enough on first tasting. I added a teaspoon of honey which improved it for me. I could certainly taste the hibiscus, which I think is the more dominant flavour here. It reminded me of one of several red, hibiscus infused teas from Stash. I think there are better fruit infusions out there, but I did enjoy the fact that you can eat the fruit afterwards.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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39

The taste of this certainly didn’t seem to match either the description or the name. It smelled okay, and tasted somewhat full bodied with some sweetness, but the flavours were unremarkable and nondescript. I wouldn’t recommend it or try it again. Lacks the flavour of a flavoured black tea, and the distinctiveness of a good solid unflavoured black tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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I like the smell of this tea when steeped. It smells like apple pie. I steeped it for at least 5 minutes, and I can smell the tea when I drink it, but the flavour is much milder than I’d like it. It would be nice if it had more flavour. I will be trying this again with a steep time closer to 7 mins, or put more than 1.5 tsp tisane per cup. I also like the fact that I can eat the fruit and nuts at the end.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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45

I love a nice black tea, and I don’t mind a good flavoured tea, but this one was lacking the punch of the actual tea. The blueberry flavour was nice—I enjoyed picking out the blueberries and eating them afterwards. However, even after 4 mins it was a light brew that doesn’t hold up well to milk. I didn’t totally dislike it, but I wouldn’t add it to my cupboard.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Amy Faulkner

You are right. It didn’t taste like tea enough. During the day I add more hot water to the leaves and the first resteep didn’t have very much flavour at all.

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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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I was pleasantly surprised by this one! I don’t normally like Rooibos, but the flavours in this one were yummy! It reminded me of a hot cider or punch and I could picture myself being served this in some Alpine cabin after skiing. I could also taste the coconut and almond notes. Lovely.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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80

Just tried this and it is very nice. I can definitely taste the peppermint. I wasn’t sure about the other flavours, but definitely tasting something smooth too, which could be the white chocolate, but reminds me of vanilla. I’m not getting any burn from the peppercorns, but the tea is very warming. I’d definitely have it again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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