321 Tasting Notes

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drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
321 tasting notes

I don’t know if I care for this one fully… It’s good, it’s a nice chai flavour, but I expected it to be a bit stronger. I love the coconut added to it. I thought it was a nice touch.
I prefer black tea bases instead of rooibos for something like this. I find the black base makes it nice and… sturdy or something.
Still quite nice. I thought it was delicious. If it had some vanilla flavour it would be kinda nice too! Maybe some agave in a vanilla flavour would be nice.

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

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I’m not sure how I feel about this one yet. I tried it today for the first time, and I think I’ll edit this one once I try it again. I found this one to be very… well, lackluster. I didn’t get the flavours I was expecting from this one. I wonder if I didn’t get a good mix of everything.
I did love the colour though. It was a soft pink colour that was almost rosy. Absolutely lovely colour :)

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35
drank English Breakfast by DAVIDsTEA
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Another sample that I got and haven’t logged yet.

I’m starting to find that I don’t care for the English Breakfast teas. This is the second one I’ve tried and I just think it’s not really my thing. I prefer an orange pekoe as it’s a bit milder. I think I just find the English Breakfast teas to be too much. They are quite strong and I don’t really enjoy them the way that I would want to. Gonna leave the last bit of my sample for my hunny to try. He said he tried some this week of a different brand and seemed to enjoy, so he might like this one.

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

I dislike EBs as well! more because I find them boring somehow. The aspects I love in an Assam or Ceylon disappear when they are blended together, IMO

TheKesser

Nice to know I’m not the only one :)

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100
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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Flash back:
This tea takes me back to when I was a kid visiting my grandparents in their apartment. It’s one of the very few memories I have of them… My grandmother would always have chocolate covered coconut… Something very similar to bounty bars but a bit smaller, in a long black box… Just a row of chocolate after chocolate. She would bring them out of a cupboard in the kitchen and we’d (my bro and I) grab one or two, then run into the living room and play while we enjoyed them.
They didn’t have the mint flavour to them, but this tea is the first time that the coconut flavouring has transported me back to that memory. I wish I had had more time with my grandparents. They were much older. Gpa was 94 when he passed away, I was 11… Gma passed away a few years after that.

But, onto the tea: OH MY! This one is amazing! I totally understand why everyone has been talking it up so much. I was worried the coconut might not be very strong in it, but it is perfect. You get the mint flavour first, then after the coconut comes in and it’s just… perfect. I’ve been wanting a tea that the coconut was more predominant.

Anyway, LOVE this tea. I hope it’s permanent. I want to always be able to get it.

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

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Trying this one again!
All this week, I’ve slept so poorly. I’ve been struggling to fall asleep at night. My sweet husband is away and I miss him… Only two more sleeps to go though!
But this morning… haha this morning was interesting. I ended up over sleeping! I woke up at 4:50 a.m., with a headache that was just a pounding. I think I was dehydrated and over tired,… So, I got up and had a glass of water and went back to bed were I was finally able to sleep! The dreaded alarm went off… and off… and off… Mothing could get me out of bed. When I finally did… I realized I was probably going to be late for work!
So I made this one quickly as I was getting ready to head out the door. Yaay for tea timers and kettles that auto shut off!

Anyway, I made this one with my new DavidsTea measuring spoon, which is going to take a bit to get use to its size, and let it steep as I brushed my teeth.

I added milk and sugar to it, and it tastes awesome. I love the smoother than silk reference in the info. It’s so fitting. This tea does have some kick to it, but it’s not overwhelming. And it does have some very nice smooth flavours coming out in the chocolate and coconut and vanilla. I wish this one didn’t brew up so murky in my steeper, but really, that’s not a big deal.

This one would make a good latte! I may try that one next!

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I haven’t slept worth nothing this week. I think tonight I might though from just pure tiredness.
My husband has been away this week for work… and I miss him… a lot. It’s weird falling asleep alone.

But tonight in the hopes of helping me sleep, I’ve brewed this one up. I don’t mind it, but I don’t care for the licorice. I think just a sprinkle of spearmint would be better.

The colour of this one is beautiful though. The hibiscus turns it just the faintest peach colour when it combines with the soft pale yellow of the lemon/orange/chamomile. A beautiful soft colour. And I must say, it is very well displayed in my 4oz double walled clear glasses. :)

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

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drank Perfect Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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I didn’t have quite enough of this one to make a 16oz cup like I usually make, so I just used all that I had and didn’t fill up my 16oz steeper all the way.

I don’t care for pears… I really don’t. I think most of the reason for that is the texture. Something about it isn’t right. I feel silly in some ways for saying it, but it’s just the way I feel.
I had read another review on here that this one didn’t taste like pears and so I thought I might as well dive into the sample I had.

This one smells lovely. I could have used it for an air freshener… but taste-wise, I didn’t care for it. I did taste the pears and I just… I don’t know… It’s not for me. I think I might have made it too strong or something, I don’t know. I could see how people would enjoy it, but I don’t. :(

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

I had this tea only once and I remember some kind of chemical taste to it, I didn’t like it for that reason…

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35
drank Dragon Pearls by DAVIDsTEA
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I feel like I’m drinking flowers. Haha
I don’t drink much plain green tea. It’s just not my thing, especially after a few times of having it and making it bitter. Bleck.

So, for this one, I very carefully followed the instructions. Realistically, this tea did turn out nice. It is not bitter or too strong. That jasmine flavour is definitely there. I’m not too sure if the green tea part is there or not, but the jasmine is. And I think it’s the jasmine being so strong that is making me feel as though I’m drinking flowers.

I’m enjoying this one as a change, but I know I wouldn’t stock up on this one. It’s nothing against the tea itself, it’s just not my cup of tea as they say.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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WOW! This tea has a kick! I’m absolutely loving it today.

This tea was in a gift pack that my dad got me and I haven’t gotten to trying yet. It is SO good! The cinnamon is strong but not overwhelming. I can clearly taste the cardamom and ginger. I love the chai flavour and how strong it is but not like over the top. Given too, I have milk and sugar in it and it held up SO well! This would be a good chai tea to have on hand for those days that I need a good wake-me-up. This tea is awesome.

I’m so glad I got to try it. I think once another tea or two are out of the cupboard, that this is one I’ll have to get. (Which is funny for me to say ‘cause I just order three or four new ones. Shhhhhh don’t tell anyone. My name is TheKesser, and I’m addicted to tea… specifically DavidsTea.) :)

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

Here on Steepster, we never judge… all tea addicts are welcomed :-) (The only addiction where admission doesn’t have to lead on the road to recovery…)

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75
drank Sakura Allure by Teavana
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This is a pretty good green tea. Very fruity. I think I’d like it better as a cold tea than as a hot tea. I would make it a bit stronger too next time.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I’m a 30yr 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 and “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).

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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