369 Tasting Notes

drank Christmas Tea by Unknown
369 tasting notes

This one was given to me
I had this one the other day and unfortunately I don’t remember much about it other than it is a spice filled tea that I didn’t really like. I was actually thinking I might either toss the rest of the leaves that I have or give it away to one of my coworkers. I dunno.

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I haven’t logged this one yet?? How it that possible?? I’ve had this one for like two years and I’m sure that I had logged it… but maybe not. Oh well! haha

When I first got this tea, I remember how crazy sweet it seemed. It smelled sweet, tasted sweet and was just far too much all around. But tonight, I’m not minding it.

I did add some milk to add some smoothness to it, and it hopefully curb the sweetness that I was expecting.
Comparing it to rum, I’m not sure I’m the best judge. I don’t really drink rum. But I can tell you I like the smoothness of this one and the sweet coconut in it.

I’m glad that this one has held up over the last bit. Honestly, this is one of the teas that I haven’t stored properly. It’s in a container that isn’t air tight, is glass that isn’t UV blocking and has been around for two years. I over leafed a bit just in case, and it seems to be okay. I do think time is making this tea taste a bit different, but I’m okay with it. It’s okay.

Gabriela

love this tea! I just had it for the first time with milk and rock sugar… normally I just have it black. My oh my it was good!!!!

TheKesser

yeah Rock sugar and milk would have made it awesome probably. I wonder what it would be like as a latte!

caile

I love this one with a bit of milk also!

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drank Cinnamon Heart by DAVIDsTEA
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This is the second pu-erh I’ve tried.
Honestly, I don’t care for them at all. I don’t like the smell of this one. It smells almost fishy to me. I don’t know why. I did the 30-second steep, toss and then re-steeped.
I did load up on the milk and sugar, but I still don’t really care for it at all. I don’t mind the cinnamon part of it, but I do wish there was more to this tea. I feel like it needs more than just the cinnamon.
It’s not terrible, but it definitely not one that I’d buy.

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Sipdown!!

My husband says that I need to start declaring it from the rooftops every time I do a sip down! So… SIPDOWN! hahaha

I’ve been loving this one a lot lately. I didn’t enjoy it as much when I first got it, but as time went on and I started trying this one again, I’ve fallen in love it with it. I’m actually really sorry to see this one go ‘cause I’ve been enjoying it so much.

This is a really nice strawberry tea that has an almost creamy flavour to it too. I’m loving the brittle in it too. I really like it. It’s delicious!

I’m very sorry to see this one go. I’ll have to get more of it if it comes out again.

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drank Calm by Wildflowers Tea
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I had this one last night as I was fighting yet another headache… I’m so sick of headaches. Seriously. I don’t know what’s wrong with me sometimes.

Anyway, this tea has been in the cupboard for a few months now and not once have I had it. So, last night with the headache coming on, I decided I would try it and see if helped calm my headache away.
I’ll tell you what… that headache didn’t stand a chance! The smell of the tea alone started to melt the pain away and I knew that the end of the headache was in sight! After having the cup, it was gone! I don’t know what all the ingredients taste like individually, but together this tea is fabulous. It says on the package to steep for 10 mins! I did it this time, but it doesn’t need it I don’t think. It was strong. But not bitter, so that’s good.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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I like this tea, but I’m so confused by this tea as well. I love the mint, I love the coconut, but the fruit is confusing me now.
It’s quite delicious though. The more I drink it, the more I love it. I’m getting there. I think I’d get this one again maybe… I’m sure on my second tasting I’d love it even more.

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drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
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Sipdown.

This is one I’m glad is done. I did really like this one when I got it, but over time I’ve slowly started to dislike it. The peach flavour is fine, but I’m glad that I"m done it… which is kind of funny ’cause this is the one tea from Teavana that I actually liked…

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This is my second cup of this in like three days. It is delicious! I believe I made this one a bit weaker than I should have, but meh, it happens.

I wanted to add all the details about the region in the description of this tea as I wanted to make sure that folks knew that it had more than just one black tea. This tea has three different black teas in it and it is amazing how great they work together.

This tea is nice and smooth. It’s got a nice flavour that isn’t too overpowering. I like that this black tea seems to have some depth to it. I love the maltiness of this one and how it isn’t too much either.

I wouldn’t think twice about getting this one again. I love the tea combination that this tea offers. I really like that it has some dimension. So delicious!!!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Oh my!

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you wake up and you’re feeling miserable from the moment you open your eyes? The problems from yesterday are back and they are ready to just attack without warning. They weigh heavily upon you and you really don’t know what to do about them?

Well, today was a morning such as that. I’m miserable from the moment I wake up and can’t seem to get my head in the game, when suddenly I decide to make myself a tea here at work.

I haven’t been at this new job all that long… almost… 3 months? I’m totally loving it and this place is just big enough that I’m still struggling to figure out everyones name. But the one girl I know not too badly, saw me making this up in one of the Davidstea filters with the drawstring. She looked at me funny asking me what it was. I told her tea… and she’s like “You brought tea from home?” I laughed. I said, “Yeah. I prefer the loose-leaf stuff” which got a weird look from her as she turned and to get the breakfast orders she had put in. She smiled and walked away shaking her head.

Those that don’t drink loose-leaf don’t get it… haha I can’t get over the quality difference, which I know I’ve said before, but seriously, it’s like comparing apples and kiwis! They are both round, but when you look deeper, you realize they are NOTHING alike! They taste so different that you can’t even compare them!

Anyway, enough of my rant. After making this tea and deciding that I would have it BLACK! (something I very rarely do with black teas) From the first sip I can feel my mood lifting! It is sweet and tasty and seems to warm just the right spot in my heart. I can feel the mood I’ve been in lifting. I’m so sad at myself for having waited so long before making myself a tea today. Shame on me! Tea needs to be the first thing I do when I start the day! haha

Anyway, it’s sweet and cinnamon-y but a lot more subtle cinnamon than say Saigon Chai. It’s got a bit of a creaminess to it, which I’m assuming is from the marshmallows. The allspice I’m definitely picking up too as that stuff is quite powerful on a good day. Today it’s just right! It makes me want to go home and bake something! I’m very thankful for this tea today. My first glass is already gone typing this review, but I’m planning to go right now and steep a second.

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I’ve had this tea for a lot longer than I thought. I’ve probably had it like two years now! It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long since I first heard about and fell in love with Davidstea! When my friend introduced me to Davidstea, I really didn’t know what to expect! With flavours such as Movie night and Buttered Rum being my first couple of picks, I knew that it was going to be a fun journey. Even now coming to love the more ‘normal’ of Davidstea’s teas, has been fantastic!
Anyway, I’m a huge fan of Davids. I love the quality and the taste, I love the flavours and the customer service… it’s just a fun company.

As a side note, I’m not an employee of Davidstea, nor am I endorsed by them in anyway if that was ever a question. I just LOVE their teas! They’re so much fun and so delicious!

Anyway, I’m revisiting this one as i’ve had it a long time now and I’m starting to try to finish up some of the ones I’ve had a long time or ones that I haven’t had in a long time.
It’s just as amazing as I remember it being. I’m enjoying it so much! I need to make some iced tea out of this, for real! So yummy.

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I’m a 30-something-year-old aspiring writer. I’ve written several short stories that I’m looking to get published someday soon. Currently I’m actively looking for markets and avenues to get published.

I’m also looking to finish a novel that I’ve been writing for the last several years.

I work as a paginator (I do page layout for our local weekly newspaper) and absolutely love it! I’m also an amateur photographer. I’m a proud new mom of a sweet little baby boy born Feb. 3/15.
As well as “mom” to two adorable “fur babies” (I have two awesome cats). I’m married to an absolute amazing man who “puts up” with my tea obsession.

It wasn’t until a few years after high school that I finally became interested in tea. I started with Orange Pekoe double double (milk not cream) and peppermint. Since that time, I’ve really opened up to other kinds of tea and I’ve well… I’ve kind of just went nuts since then.

I don’t drink much bagged tea anymore. It’s mostly loose leaf in my cupboard. The only except are a couple that were given to me and they sound too good!

I would have to say my favourite kinds are (in no particular order): black, herbal and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too). White teas are rapidly becoming a favourite too. But, they must be flavoured white teas.

I don’t care for mate, green, oolongs, matcha, or puerh (although the puerh cake tea I have may convert me to a puerhs). And greens are kind of growing on me too. I’m starting to realize just how important steeping times/temperatures/amounts of tea make all the difference in the world for them!

I drink tea every single day. I absolutely love it. I can’t image my life without it.

I don’t log every time I drink a tea as I don’t want to spam everyone with tons of duplicate loggings, but I will log when I have a new tea, which happens on a regular basis and when I do a SIPDOWN! :D

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