514 Tasting Notes


Finished this one up as an iced tea.

Bye tea! Would probably get again, but not for a bit yet. More sip downs to do!

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Free sample from a place in town. They gave it to me when I went in and bought other teas last year! You can never go wrong with free samples!

I don’t know why, but I had it in my head that this tea was peach. (Honestly, I never truly looked at the name of it. I don’t know why.)

It’s a very smoooooooth vanilla tea. Absolutely amazing. It’s refreshing and just perfect. No sugar in it. It’s sweet enough on its own. I love the vanilla and it seems to compliment the woody-ness of the rooibos just perfectly. Wow. I didn’t think I’d like this one. Guess I was wrong!

Would get again. But must drink down more first!

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drank Daydreamer by DAVIDsTEA
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Another one I’ve had forever but haven’t drank in ages or logged ever.

I don’t like the smell of this one steeped. I did overleaf so that could be part of the problem, but my goodness it smells weird. Maybe it’s the age, or maybe it’s ‘cause it’s a green tea…? I actually have NO idea when I bought this one. I can’t remember if it was around last summer or the summer before that? I’m assuming it’s a summer tea.. I might even be wrong about that.

Some sugar added. Water was left to cool in the kettle for 5-10mins after boiling so I’m hoping it was cool enough for the leaves.

I’m not getting any bitterness to it. Yaaay! It mostly tastes like… green tea. I think the fruitiness of this one as faded a lot. It says there’s mango in it… I think it’s getting lost as the green tea is definitely taking the centre stage.

I think I’m going to bid this one farewell also as I can’t see me finishing it. I would have given it away if it wasn’t aged there a bit.. I seriously wish I knew when I got this one… oh well…

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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Yet another one that I haven’t had in a year, but have the smallest amount still hanging around. It’s time to really find out if I like it or not and if I should keep the small amount I have left or say goodbye!

I used too hot of water on this one, but MAN! is it ever forgiving! I added a hint of sugar… it didn’t really need it, but I did. Well, okay I lie. I added like 1/2 tsp of sugar. Still too much, but whatever.

It’s delicious. Fruity and nice. It’s a nice treat, but I’ve decided that it’s not one that I’ll keep stocked on a regular basis. Glad to enjoy it again, but won’t restock. Mate’s aren’t my thing.

Bye tea!

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drank Cocomint Green by Adagio Teas
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This sounded too good to pass up!! Like someone wrote on here, they thought it was a coconut and mint tea. I did the exact same thing! So this one is a bit of a weird surprise for me.

It seems to smell just the way it should: a green tea with chocolate and peppermint.

I’m not 100% sure what temp my tea was steeped as, but I let the water sit for quite a while before steeping it. And I only did 2mins as I always like to air on the side of caution with my green teas as oppose to over steeping, so two mins seemed right to me.

The base is okay. Very veggie like. I’m definitely get that coming through. My first sip was by far the best and it was when it was it’s hottest. It came across as peppermint and chocolate all in one. Now I’m mostly getting veggie. It does have a bit of a refreshing quality to it from the mint but it’s getting hidden…

Anyways, it’s not terrible, but I don’t think I’d get this again. The base is a bit too strong for me and the other flavours are starting to get lost a bit.

Edit I think I’m going to give this one away. I don’t care for it at all. My mom or aunt might like it. It’s just TOO much veggie from the base!!

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Yet another two packages of tea landed in my mailbox last night from Steeped Tea. This is one of them.

I’ve never been a huge earl grey fan as I get the dreaded “soap” flavour when I have it, so I don’t have high hopes for this one. This one smells very… lemon floor cleaner to me. :(

My first burning sip was terrible. Couldn’t wait to get into this one apparently… either that, or I’m just that tired. That’s probably it… Anyway, it made me want to add milk and sugar so I did. It almost seems to mellow out the lemony smell a lot by adding the milk, which is making it easier to sip now.

It’s actually pretty good!! Milk and sugar make it better for sure. It’s now a slightly sweet, almost like lemony treat… Lemon is by far the most predominant flavour, but when you smell this one you expect no less. The orange is a nice touch as I think it seems to mellow out the lemon just slightly… or maybe it just compliments it. Either way, it’s a nice addition.

Verdict! I will drink this one and not give it away. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if I drink it up fairly fast as it’s sort of summer outside and this is the season for all things fruity and light and refreshing. So yes… I will, but I think it will be fast and I think that I won’t restock. It’s not one I would have chosen normally and I honestly don’t think I would think to rebuy. Glad I got to try it out though.

Edit I will admit though. It still has a bit of floor cleaner-ness to it, but it’s not nessecarily in a bad way…? Does that make sense?

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drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
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Another tea gone!

Something about this one is a bit off for me. It’s probably due to age more than anything. It’s too bad ‘cause I’m sure it was good at one point, but it’s been hanging around too long and has gone weird now.

Bye tea!

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drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
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A very small sample of this one.

I’m finding this one really doesn’t taste any different than the one I had this morning, other than the tea’s pineapple is stronger. But even then, not by much.

Wouldn’t get this one again. I already have a lot of teas that are very similar to this one so it won’t be on the rebuy list. Glad to have tried it, but not for me.

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I have really nothing new to say about this tea. I still wish the pineapple was stronger… I still wish that it was more of a punch. Today I’m getting the tiniest amount of a salty taste with this tea and I have NO idea why. It’s probably nothing to do with the tea at all. Having it with milk today. It’s good. Actually it’s cream. The milk went sour here at work. ANyways, I’m wondering if it’s the creamer causing the saltiness.

Either way, good tea, but not one that I would keep stocked. I’m going to try and drink it up fast.

Non-tea related: I’m working for a temporary work service here in my city, and I’ve been placed in a propane company. I work four days here and one day at the newspaper that I work for. Well, the propane place has been great, but they are going to let me go this week. The temp place called me yesterday and said they had a new job for me starting Wednesday and they’d let me know more as they found out more. So, today was to be my last day at the propane place… Well, it’s not anymore: the other job fell through. I feel like I’m on a roller coaster today!! I was looking forward to something new, while sad to say bye and now the propane place is keeping me to Friday.. which is good, but it’s kinda stressing me out!

Today I’ve decided I’m going to try and sipdown some more teas. I’m giving myself the freedom to throw out my tiny leftovers after having some of these glasses. I’ve got a bunch that I only have a few tsps. left and if I have a glass and don’t like it or don’t think I’d drink the rest, then I’m going to let them go. It’s okay. The ones I’m trying are either free samples or one’s I know I won’t finish as I’ve already had them so long.

Anyways, that’s my little.. “rant” if you can call it that. Here’s to tea!


Oh no! I feel your pain, being unemployed myself. Hope they don’t string you along too far


Thanks! Same here. I’m trying not to stress about it, but it’s not easy. My husband thankfully has been really relaxed about it and very encouraging! :) Maybe being off work for a bit will be good. It’ll give me more of a chance to finish writing my novel finally.


Oooh a novel! How much do you have let to write?

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Haven’t had this one in a loooong time! I’m so glad that I dove into this one again. It was the tea to keep me warm as I watched my husband play some baseball! And it got quite cold there at one point… I’m probably heading to bed shortly to try and warm up.

Anyway, just to recap on my review from 2 years ago, this tea is fantastic. It’s amazing how the popcorn actually tastes great and this tea is just perfect for that after dinner snack. It kills the popcorn cravings and really just hits the spot.

Absolutely dynamite. Love it and would enjoy it again without even batting an eye, which is good. I have probably 3/4 of a tin left.

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Updated Feb. 16/16
I’m a 30-something-year-old aspiring writer. I’ve written several short stories that I’m looking to get published someday soon.

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. He showed up 4.5 weeks early, but thankfully after a week in the hospital he’s great now. :)
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, white and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too).

Green teas, pu’erh, and matcha are starting to grow on me but I’m very picky about them still. I am finding I like pu’erh tea cakes much better than loose. And with matcha I much prefer flavoured ones over straight.

I still don’t really care for mate teas but there a couple that are the exception to that.

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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