321 Tasting Notes

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drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
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Nope.

Simply put, this is not for me. The only things I’ve really ever loved that came from bees are the flavoured honeys from Davidstea as you really can’t taste the honey at all (plain honey to me is gross. Sorry to those that love it, I just can’t do it) and I had a lipbalm that my mom got for me from a honey place up in Port Loring area and it was really nice. Otherwise, honey and beeswax and all that isn’t my thing. Never has been.

This tea upon smelling it, I knew I wouldn’t care for it. It smells like beeswax to me. I wanted to get past that to taste it… still, no. Nope. No way. I feel like I’m drinking liquid beeswax and it’s just not for me in any way shape or form.

Sorry tea. It’s not you. It’s me. I’m not going to be saving the rest of this. Out it goes. SIPDOWN!

Edit: Couldn’t even get through only a few sips. The smell is just not for me… :(

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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My last review of this one was two years ago and I didn’t know it was a cinnamon tea at the time of tasting it! Now, I am getting close to a sipdown (I think so anyways) so I thought I should update my review.

This tea is a very bold cinnamon tea with a sweetness that isn’t too overpowering, and it’s not a sweetness that leaves you puckering in a way that like, oh I dunno… the dreaded HIBISCUS does!
This tea is absolutely amazing. I totally love it and I can’t get enough in a lot of ways. I want to try to make a latte with this, but I never have my latte’s turn out right… it makes me sad. They can’t be that hard to make!

Anyways, I’m getting close to the end of this one so I’ll have to stock up on this at some point soon again. Maybe the next time that I go to my in-laws house! They just got a Davidstea in their area and how that my mom-in-law has the 15% off card, I can’t go wrong right?
I’m really drinking down the cinnamon teas. Not sure what it is about them that I’m loving, but it’s something… we’ll see. Plus, did you know that cinnamon is great for the metabolism? Yep. My husband and I read it somewhere and we got a recipe for a rub to put on pork chops! It’s basically cinnamon, salt and pepper and I forget what else. But it made the pork chops cinnamon-y which I didn’t think would taste good, but it was awesome!

Anyway, I’m totally off onto other things here than tea. So, I shall stop…. right…. meow.

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drank Sangria by DAVIDsTEA
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My goodness Tart!

Was VERY nervous to try this one as it has hibiscus, but my mom-in-law loves Sangria teas so when I got a small sample in the mail, I thought why not give it a go.
So I definitely get the hibiscus and the orange, but I didn’t notice the other items all that much. I think they got lost a bit. I used about 2tsp for my 12oz cup at 4mins. I did add sugar to tone down the tart too.

So overall, it wasn’t too bad. It wouldn’t be one that I’d chose on a daily or even monthly basis to grab, so for that reason I won’t be getting this one, but I know my mom will so it’s all good.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
drank Apple Crumble by Steeped Tea
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Another review of this one. I haven’t changed my mind or anything, but I brought a bunch of fruity teas to work to get myself into the summer mode and today it actually looks like summer is coming! WORST. WINTER. EVER. This is one of the ones I grabbed too.

Apples are usually thought of in the fall and wintertime. You get your apple pies with cinnamon ice cream, apple turnovers with whipped cream, and apple cider with cinnamon sticks… But honestly, why not during the summer too? There are some amazing things you can add apples to and it just makes it awesome… Fruit trays, snacks, all sorts of yummy things…

Anyways, I’m going to really enjoy this one today. It’s almost inhaled already and I’m already trying to decide if I want to do another cup of this or go to something else fruity… oh the possibilities.

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drank Caramel Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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So, after me completely raving about this one before, I have now decided I don’t like it. Poor tea… it’s just way too much today. Is it possible that time has actually… almost like sharpened some of the flavours making it less smooth and lovely than I remember it being? Probably not, but I’m not enjoying this one anymore. I only have enough for maybe one more glass so I shall let the rest of this one go and count it as a SIPDOWN.

I am seriously amazed at how my taste buds are changing… and quite fast too considering even just two months ago I loved this one and now I’m so over it.

Not going to change my rating. This tea is good in it’s own right, but I just feel like I’ve moved past it. Maybe it’s cause the weather has gotten so nice out and all I want right now is light fruity teas, even though today is sad and dreary out..? Anyways, bye tea!

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drank White Tropics by Adagio Teas
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Another sample from my massive Adagio order.

I don’t care for this one. I’m not getting the fruit flavours from this one at all. I’m getting mostly just the floral/rose taste from it. I’m getting just a hint of coconut to it too. The pineapple is completely lost to me. Because I’m not the type to enjoy rose/florals in my tea, I’m not really enjoying this one at all. I’m drinking it, but I don’t think I’d go for another glass. This one will be given to my mom as she tends to love white teas and florals.

Anna

This sounds like it would be good iced, maybe.

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My last review of this one a year ago was a bit… ADD… I started off saying I liked it and by the end of the review I was like… yeah… I don’t know if I’d drink it much. Well, I thought I better try it again as it was a sample I got with my last order.

It’s fine, but Darjeelings aren’t my thing I don’t think. I’ve had this one before and I had another one I bought in Ottawa and that one wasn’t too bad, but again, it really wasn’t my thing. I’m definitely noticing that it is a woody tea that is quite strong in flavour. It has an almost malty taste to it… almost?

Either way, it’s not for me… Sorry tea.

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drank Merry Cranberry by DAVIDsTEA
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I had the weirdest craving for this one yesterday so I thought I better have it today as I didn’t end up having it yesterday…
I have NO idea why I was craving it. I think I must have thought it tasted different or something. I don’t like this one anymore. I think at one time I did kind of like it, but now I don’t. There’s just something about it that isn’t sitting well with me. Who knows. Maybe my tastes have changed that much in the last couple of months? Either way, even though I have enough for one more cup, I shall count this as a SIPDOWN and say goodbye to what’s left.

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drank Watermelon Mint by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is surprising! It’s very much like Luscious watermelon (I don’t want to say exactly the same as I haven’t compared ingredients yet) with the addition of MINT!

I really didn’t know if I was going to love or hate this one. The flavour of mint can be so overpowering that you really have to be careful that it doesn’t take over everything. That’s why if you have a mint chocolate in with other chocolates, the other chocolates will take on the minty-ness. It can be so bad with certain mints that even if they are in different boxes but the boxes are on top of each other, you can still have problems. (I used to work at a chocolate company. It’s really unbelievable how much mint can travel.)

Anyways, here I am. I’m attempting this one. It’s only 50g that I bought, hoping that if I didn’t like it that it wouldn’t take too much to get through. Good news or bad new first… Good news is I LOVE IT! Bad news… I only bought 50g!! hahaha

I still have a completely full tin of luscious watermelon so I’ll work on drinking that up and I’ll start in on this one. I’ll have to stock up a bit as it’s just absolutely amazing.

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drank Bollywood Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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SIPDOWN.

It’s pretty good but I’m not sorry to see it go. I stand by my “I love Saigon Chai more.”
It’s discontinued now so I won’t be restocking it.

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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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