458 Tasting Notes

I’m going to start this review by disclosing that I’m not a coffee drinker. I never have been and probably won’t be. I might get the odd ice capp from Tim’s but that’s about it.

So, anyways, my husband and I got a Keurig. I still can’t believe we got one, but we did so that when family comes over that actually do drink coffee, we can finally offer them some.

But while we were at the shop in town that sells the cups individually, we thought we’d get us a few things too, and this is one of the ones that I grabbed as it looked almost like loose leaf in the cup!

So it’s a STRONG tea. Like super strong. I was almost thrown by it. I ended up adding some milk to it to hopefully tone it down, but it didn’t really touch it too much. I did end up drinking most of it, but I think next time I would steep it up and make it into a latte. I would steam up some milk and add it afterwards and see what happens. I bet with the milk it would be amazing.

Anyways, I would get this again and see how well that works before I fully feel about it.

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drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
458 tasting notes

I have had this one for far too long.. don’t ask. I don’t actually know how long… either way, I’m enjoying this as latte form. Because of its age, I went ahead and used the whole thing which in my estimations would be 2.5tsps.

This worked out so well. It’s nice and smooth from the coconut. And it hasn’t turned so I have to think I got it last year in one of the sample packs I got.
Anyways, 6min steep, lots of hot milk, frothed up and inhaled in only a couple of minutes.

As much as I enjoyed this one, I don’t think I would get this again. I know I wouldn’t reach for it very often, which is shown in my lack of having this one sooner. Anyways, enjoyed but not a restock item.

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drank Strawberry Colada by DAVIDsTEA
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Like many others here, I got this one as a sample when I made an online order with the free shipping.

Smell: Lovely strawberry flavour. It was unreal!
Taste: Fantastic strawberry flavour, but slightly tart from the hibiscus that is in there. I think I would steep it for less time next time I go for it. I do want to get a bit more and try it again. I love the strawberry flavour to it.

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
458 tasting notes

Sipdown

Made the last perfect spoon into a latte, but I think it needed a bit more tea. However, now that it has cooled a touch, it’s so good! I love this tea. It’s chocolate and coconut and a bit of a nuttiness to it. This will have to come back into my cupboard soon. But until then, goodbye friend and I’ll enjoy you again soon.

Fjellrev

Mmm, I’ve ripped through like 75g of this and will definitely be coming back for more too.

TheKesser

I totally caved and got more today. I ordered online ‘cause a tea for one (the one that’s the teapot on top and the cup fits underneath it) was on sale in the web special section and I was watching for it to come back on sale. I didn’t want to pay for shipping for just that, so I got the tea too… hahaha

Fjellrev

Good job! I’ve been tempted to get Salted Caramel bars online since I can’t find them in store, but similar problem, don’t want to have to pay for shipping.

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I think I’ve decided I don’t like minty teas as lattes… I felt as though I was left wanting with this one.

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drank Baked Apple Pie by Teaopia
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I miss Teaopia so much. I didn’t appreciate them as much as I should have when they were still around…

Anyways, my mom-in-law gave me what she had left of this one, but I feel it’s definitely past its prime. Sometimes you can have a tea for a while and it still works, but this one isn’t like it could. It has the apple flavour still to it and it’s got a bit of cinnamon, but that’s about all I’m really noticing at the moment. It’s definitely a sweet tea from what I’m picking up. I feel like there is something else I’m picking up, but I’m not sure what it is… nutmeg? Yeah I dunno.
Anyways, I don’t taste the base at all with it, which is good and bad. I’m not one for oolongs, so it’s nice I can’t notice it, but at the same time, I’m starting to like them a bit so it would have been nice to get a bit of the flavour.

Well, like I said, this tea is past it’s prime so I shall let the rest of it go.

Teaopia, come back!!

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drank Spa Day by DAVIDsTEA
458 tasting notes

Happy 400th tasting note to me!

I got a small Davidstea order in the mail today. Only three teas, ones on the wishlist. I decided this would be the one to jump into as it smelt curiously like Coco Lemon Thai.

I really love this one. I love the lemon and coconut and how it’s working together. There is definitely a lovely fruitiness to it also. I am quite happy with it. I will definitely enjoy this one. And I’ll drink it up fast hopefully. Unlike the Coco Lemon Thai that my dad bought me. I loved it, but then forgot about it… and I think it’s gone punky… so sad… I’ll try it again before I chuck it… but so sad…

Anyways, this one won’t have that happen. I’ll be drinking this one fast :)

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I had this one last week with my mom and totally didn’t think to log it.

I was… disappointed with this one. I found it to be so lightly flavoured that it felt like I was just drinking water. I couldn’t get much of any flavour to it… I will be trying it again before I give up on it, but even my mom agreed. I guess we’ll see. I’m going to add more leaves and see what happens.

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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. 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 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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