694 Tasting Notes

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This cup is really lacking the fruit flavour I remember getting last time. There is still the Kool-Aid sort of taste that hits you right away in the sip, but there aren’t any berries following suit – Perhaps I under steeped it?

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Baked Apple by DAVIDsTEA
694 tasting notes

I continue to be a little amazed at how high the reviews are for this tea. That said, it’s certainly a nice tea but it seems that no matter what I do it just doesn’t steep up that strong. Extra teaspoons, hotter water, more steep time – Nothing really brings it to the level I would expect.

Again, it remains a very yummy tea but I think it will always be on my list of disappointments from David’s Tea – the taste just isn’t really there.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Chai Tea by President's Choice
694 tasting notes

I haven’t tried this tea on it’s own yet – It’s currently being used to make some apple cider delicious and hot. I know, it’s the lazy way ot but it’s so cost efficient! I don’t imagine it’s terribly great as chai, but when I eventually try it as is I will give it a rating.

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76

Kind of had a bubblegum taste today. Still not picking up cranberry in flavour. Moving the rating down a bit for being sort of bland.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Night Out by DAVIDsTEA
694 tasting notes

I really like this tea. I honestly forget on a regular basis how soothing and tasty this can be. I’ve never noticed any of the proferred side effects, but it’s just so nice. It’s not that it’s forgettable, it’s just that I don’t have a lot of call for soothing tea on a regular basis. Or at least not the time to enjoy it. Of all my David’s Teas I find this to be the most appley, and just YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85

Yum yum yum!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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59

There’s a point in the steep where this goes from nice and mild to tart and over-bearing. Somewhere in the 3 minute range, I find. Still not an exceptional tea, but certainly passable. Won’t buy again, what with all the delicious loose tea to be had, but I would snag one off a freebie tray for sure : )

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82

I bought this at the Market. I have no description for it, no ingredient list, and no link to the website. The shop is based in Mahone Bay, NS and they do have a price list online which contains this tea, but that’s what I got.

All that said, it’s delicious! Clearly a black tea, with a lovely blueberry aroma. The flavour of blueberry does not come out as strongly as it smells, but it’s nice – mild, but still there. Perfectly lovely, though kind of forgettable. I got two other teas from this company which also are sort of forgettable. Shame, considering that it’s a local tea company and it would be nice to support some Nova Scotians.

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83
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
694 tasting notes

Felt like a real tea after my chamomile apple this morning (really coming to hate that tea – chamomile is not for me!) so I turned to the Lady Grey. I found that I needed a bit of sugar and cream in it this morning, but I find it masks the bergamot too much. A little unsatisfying, but still a nice cup of tea. I think I need to give in, greys are not really for me!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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Well, this needed refreshing. I have been drinking loose leaf for many years, and have fairly well nailed down my tastes. I love Chinese blacks and some other unflavoured teas. I occasionally drink flavoured teas, or herbals, but the bulk of my tea is unflavoured with no additives. I stock regularly from Teavivre with the occasional Verdant purchase and the odd re-stock at Davids. I love mint, am learning about the wide world of puerh, and prefer ripe to raw, so far. I don’t like green or green oolongs very much, white is okay and roasted oolongs are pretty good. Coconut and chamomile are awful, and I wish they weren’t in so many blends!

At home, I live with my husband and cat in a house built by my grandfather, which we love. We share many interests – books, tea, video games, board games, tv/movies. On top of that, I love crosswords and recently took up knitting again, so I’m having a hard time balancing all my passions at the moment. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, as is my entire immediate family. I love spreading the Who love!

We also spend a lot of time with family, when we can. I’ve got a gaggle of younger brothers, and we like to spend time with them. The wonders of the internet allow us to spend time together even though some of them live a few hours away.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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