30 Tasting Notes

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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74
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
30 tasting notes

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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90

Great tea. Smooth. I prefer it to a straight Earl Grey because it is not overbearing. Flavour is there, but comes across smooth, just enough. Goes well with milk.

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99

My new favourite tisane. Holds up well to a long steep time. Water temperature should be less than a full boil. I will boil the water and wait 2 mins before pouring it over. Fruity but not sour. Wouldn’t even know there was eucalyptus in it. Very enjoyable at any time of day.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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84

I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I don’t usually like flavoured black teas. It has pieces of strawberry in it. The strawberry taste was nice and strong, plus a smoothness from the vanilla. A milder tea than a straight black, but nice even with a bit of milk in the evening.

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100

This is my favourite tea which I drink sparingly as I don’t have easy access to it. Exactly as it is advertised: rich, bright and malty. I also purchase the loose leaf version. For someone who likes their tea with milk, I find this tea to really satisfy.

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70

I normally don’t like very strong early gray style teas. I actually like this one. On first sniff of the leaves I smell an overpowering sweet strawberry smell. David’s Tea recommends 1.5 tsp per cup and 4-6 mins to steep. When I used the recommended amount of tea and steeped for 3.5 mins, I found the brew too bitter. I infused a second time and the tea was perfect for me, with a nice but not overpowering sweetness. So for me, I would need to either put less tea per cup or brew for 3 mins only for the perfect cuppa.

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83

This is a strong tea, similar to Yorkshire Red Label tea. It is loose leaf in the “cut, tear, curl” style, so that it looks like tiny balls. You only need to steep for a very short period of time. It holds up excellently with milk. I like this one in the morning or whenever I need a pick-me-up. An excellent standard tea that I think everyone should have handy in their pantry.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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83

When I first bought this tea it was earthy and strong, like a china black, but this second time I’ve purchased it, it is closer to a fruity light black tea, like darjeeling. I’m starting to wonder why the variability…

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec

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I’m an Archivist who is addicted to tea. I love tea—it always improves my mood. My preference is for straight black teas though there is the occasional flavoured black tea that gets me smiling.

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