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drank Grape Expectations by DAVIDsTEA
407 tasting notes

Less is more with green teas. At least that’s what I’ve found so far with green teas and their steeping times.

So after having this one for a year, I finally am diving in. I hadn’t ‘cause I read somewhere that green teas aren’t good while pregnant? Don’t know how accurate that is…

Either way… I get the green taste very clearly through it, but I’m not really getting much for the grape though. It’s very little grape flavouring that I’m tasting. Maybe it’s the time that I’ve had the tea that is causing this, or maybe it’s just the scoop.. I don’t know. Will try again and decide from there

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Let this one cool far too much before drinking it, but oh well.

I feel like I didn’t get enough flavour from this one… Not sure what I did wrong… I’ll have to try this one again.

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drank Chai On Life by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a backlog review from forever ago. I’m not even sure when I had this one. But either way, I got a rainbow tin of this one when it first came out but only now decided to try it.

I actually really loved this one. It’s a great chai tea with some lovely flavour. I really enjoyed the fact that tea is with a white base. Usually I have chai teas and they are a black base which almost makes the teas… heavier…?? That’s really the only way I can think of to describe it. But anyways, this base makes it nice and light. It really lets the chai spices come forward without hiding away somewhere behind the strong black base.

I didn’t add anything to this one. It didn’t need it. I’m starting to realize that as much as I LOVE my black teas, I’m really really starting to love white teas a bit more. They let the flavours come through and they become the centre stage. It’s interesting how my tastes are changing. But don’t worry, I shall always love my black teas. They are so gooooood.

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drank Shooting Starfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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Finally trying this one. It’s so good! Only let it steep for about 3 minutes, which is good ‘cause I think anymore might have been too much. The tea is sweet and fruity. I am getting the papaya, apple and mango. I don’t know what starfruit tastes like, but if it’s one of the flavours I’m getting, then I’m happy. Such a lovely tea. I’m really glad I got some of this one to try. Now I’m going to enjoy the rest of it for sure.

I’m thinking Imight try to make an iced white tea… haven’t done it before… can’t be much different than a herbal right? This one would be very good cold I think.

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drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
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Had this one on the weekend. It was absolutely unbelievably amazing. It has such great melon flavour and is a nice sweet tea. I really want more of this one, but I don’t want to spend the money right now… I guess I’ll just think about it for a bit.

But if you like melons, which I usually don’t, you’ll love this tea. And I think that’s the other reason that I really love this one. As someone that doesn’t normally like melons, I was VERY pleasantly surprised by how much I did love it.

Fjellrev

Love it too!

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drank Strawberry Fields by DAVIDsTEA
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Let’s try this again. Accidentally put the review under the wrong tea!

Enjoyed this one over the weekend at the in-laws. It was absolutely amazing! I got some very good strawberry flavour to it that was almost like a really juicy strawberry that you’re biting right into. I definitely would get this one again. Comparing it to the Metropolitan tea company’s strawberry tea, I would say I like this one even more. It has a more realistic strawberry flavour.

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drank White Nectarine by DAVIDsTEA
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It might be the fact I had some of the sweet chili Triscuit crackers, but I’m not noticing a TON of flavour with this one. I steeped it up for about 3 mins. I am getting a lovely peach flavour, but it’s very subtle. I like the white base. Simple but nice.

Will try again when I haven’t eaten something with such a strong flavour first.

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drank Orange Pekoe by Tim Hortons
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Holy sugar batman! Ordered this one like I usually do, with two milk and one sugar, but man that sugar is front and centre stage and making this tea so sweet! I’m even adding the second tea bag to the cup to see if making the tea part a bit stronger will help me tone down the sugar? I know, strange logic, but I’m tired so, what can ya do?

Today, me and the little one are heading on our first big car ride. We’re travelling three hours east to go see the in-laws/his grandparents! I’m so excited to get away for a few days and to spenbd time with them. I’ve mentioned it before and I will again. My in-laws are the best. I love them and they have only seem out little man once! It was when he was a week and a half old and so tiny tiny tiny! I can’t believe how much he’s changed. He’s 7.5 weeks old now and 9lbs! Long way from 4.5weeks early and 4lbs 11oz!

Fjellrev

I wonder if they put more than usual this time or your tastes are just different today, eh? Hope you enjoy your trip with your little one. Sounds like fun!

TheKesser

Thanks!
Yea I wonder too. I definitely don’t sweeten things the way I use to

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Another tea bites the dust. I had a little more than a cup worth of this left so I used the whole thing up. It tastes pretty good, but for some reason I didn’t enjoy this cup as much as I expected to.
I don’t think I’d get this one again after all. It was great to try and the idea of it was good, but I don’t know. I feel like it just wasn’t quite what I was hoping for in a tea.

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drank Anxi Wulong by EnjoyingTea.com
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Me and Oolongs don’t have a very good history. We don’t always see eye to eye on flavour. So when I get one, I tend to not expect too much from them…

So today I thought I’d try this one as something different. It was another one of my three free samples from Enjoying.com. I got some yixing pots from there and they sent me this as one of the samples.

Dry, this tea smells actually quite nice. Almost refreshing if that’s possible. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked the smell of it.

Once steeped, the smell became more… I dunno. Grassy I guess? I didn’t really enjoy the smell of the leaves steeped. I love how big the leaves got though. I definitely overleafed this one. By like a lot. But that gave me some really great, strong flavour without being bitter.

I am VERY surprised by this one. I actually enjoyed it! It is grassy, but in an almost refreshing kind of way. Normally that wouldn’t have been something I like, but for some reason, I like it this time. I drank it straight up. I figured that would be the best way to start this one off. And thankfully it was good that way.
I steeped it up for 3 minutes as I really didn’t know what the proper steeping method was. And that seemed to be okay. I figure even two minutes would be good really. I used 2 tsp for 16oz of water, but I think that I could have just used like 1.5 instead.

So, today, this was a surprise and I liked it! I would definitely get this one again if the company was located closer to me, but since it is literally across the country away, and took a week to get to me, I probably won’t get again… Unless I purchase more teaware from them, then I might order it. Their teaware seems to be pretty decently priced so far from what I’ve seen. I actually want to try a yixing mug at some point, and this company has some pretty nice looking ones.

Edit My second steeping of this one is also very good. I’m going to have to savour this tea a bit. I’m not so sure if grassy is the right way to describe this one after all. It’s almost like a sweet leafy taste… if that makes sense. It’s just got the slightest bit of sweetness to it and it’s almost like a lovely leafiness to it. It’s so weird to explain, but it’s really quite nice. I’m intrigued by these straight teas that have so many flavours to them. It’s very nice.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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.

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