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drank Green and Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
72 tasting notes

I think I should have tried this iced. I will perhaps cold steep it tonight, as DaisyChubb did. Hot, this is just a big mess. It tastes like it’s trying to be Long Life Oolong or Southern Belle, but not quite hitting the spot. I guess I’ve never had green rooibos before, though. Anyway, I don’t really like the fruitiness of this one.
I feel like I haven’t had a heavenly cup of liquid gold in days.
Speaking of needing a cup of liquid gold, I was out for sushi the other day on Bloor and I ordered a green tea, as I had had a bad shift at work and REALLY needed that genmaicha deliciousness pick me up. I think they threw their cleaning chemicals into the cup and had the nerve to call it tea. I couldn’t believe what I was served. I don’t even know what it was trying to be, but it actually tasted like chemicals. That is all.

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Indigobloom

they wash the cups out with bleach or chlorine. I’ve had the same experience! it’s even worse when the cups they serve it in are plastic- it retains the smell that way to :/
and did you go to Sushi on Bloor? I used to love that place!

AliPants

OMG that’s totally what it was – it WAS a plastic cup! I was very upset. I went to Sakura – It’s a new all you can eat place that’s pretty good (the sushi, not the tea). I do, however love Sushi on Bloor! Sometimes it’s just too pricey for my tastes, however.

Jessie

Give Sushi 101 a chance, guys! It’s next to Sushi on Bloor so people always overlook it but it is so good. Plus you can get delicious Korean bulgogi AND sushi at the same time. They don’t do all you can eat but that usually ends up being safer for me.

That’s odd about the chemical taste! These places definitely aren’t that discerning about what they serve as tea, but I’ve never had an experience THAT bad. Yuck.

Indigobloom

Sushi 101, yes I will try that!
I went to a few of the other places in the area, they were pretty good. I do love me some bulgogi! mmmm.
I’ve noticed that about the cups mainly at the all you can eat or cheaper places. Especially the pho or thai ones!
Last time I went to sushi on bloor, the sushi was hot and the hot food was cold. Service quality is terrible now, I think the management has changed.

Jessie

Yeah, I haven’t been the biggest fan of Sushi on Bloor, but I think I’ve noticed it going downhill too. Last time I was there I was avoiding rice and got chicken teriyaki and the meat was pretty awful.

I DEFINITELY get a chemical taste from the water cups at Pho and cheaper sushi places. You must be right that the cleaners stick to the plastic.

Indigobloom

blegh!!
I’ve noticed it with tea as well, in plastic ware… whatever flavour I have in it sticks around for a long time! esp the essence oils

AliPants

Maybe we need to start bringing our own cups to these places.
The only reason I haven’t tried sushi 101 is because I always get bombarded by sushi restaurants whenever I’m out that way. Chances of trying that ONE place is about 1 in 20. I think a friend recommended Sushi on Bloor and I stuck with it – but after Indigobloom’s experience, I think I’ll bypass it. I do, however, want my dynamite rolls to be warm. That’s different. Anyway, I think that Sakura is one of the only ones that does all you can eat sushi on the “sushi strip”.

Indigobloom

haha do you think they would allow that… bringing your own cup, genius!
Hey we should all get urban spoon accounts and review the sushi places there :P

Jessie

You are totally right, there are way too many Japanese places on Bloor to try them all. I lived right there for a couple years and still don’t recognize the names of half the places! I don’t think I could tell you were Sakura is. But, that’s good to know. Mariko also does all you can eat but it was BAD when I tried it.

Indigo, good idea! Maybe we can get someone to sponsor us visiting every single one. We’d be doing a public service.

AliPants

They would think we were crazy for asking to use our own cup, but I don’t see why not. If they said no, we just wouldn’t go there again- there’s too much competition to turn down a silly request like that :-P
LOL I think a steepster account is as far as I’m gonna go… I’m sure there are already reviews on urban spoon that we can look through.. Too much trouble to actually go to every one and try it! Jessie – Sakura is about a block or two east of DT, on the north side. It’s quite yummy – But then, all restaurants deteriorate in quality the longer that it’s open, I find. So if you go there in a few weeks/months, it probably won’t be as good as it is now.

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Indigobloom

they wash the cups out with bleach or chlorine. I’ve had the same experience! it’s even worse when the cups they serve it in are plastic- it retains the smell that way to :/
and did you go to Sushi on Bloor? I used to love that place!

AliPants

OMG that’s totally what it was – it WAS a plastic cup! I was very upset. I went to Sakura – It’s a new all you can eat place that’s pretty good (the sushi, not the tea). I do, however love Sushi on Bloor! Sometimes it’s just too pricey for my tastes, however.

Jessie

Give Sushi 101 a chance, guys! It’s next to Sushi on Bloor so people always overlook it but it is so good. Plus you can get delicious Korean bulgogi AND sushi at the same time. They don’t do all you can eat but that usually ends up being safer for me.

That’s odd about the chemical taste! These places definitely aren’t that discerning about what they serve as tea, but I’ve never had an experience THAT bad. Yuck.

Indigobloom

Sushi 101, yes I will try that!
I went to a few of the other places in the area, they were pretty good. I do love me some bulgogi! mmmm.
I’ve noticed that about the cups mainly at the all you can eat or cheaper places. Especially the pho or thai ones!
Last time I went to sushi on bloor, the sushi was hot and the hot food was cold. Service quality is terrible now, I think the management has changed.

Jessie

Yeah, I haven’t been the biggest fan of Sushi on Bloor, but I think I’ve noticed it going downhill too. Last time I was there I was avoiding rice and got chicken teriyaki and the meat was pretty awful.

I DEFINITELY get a chemical taste from the water cups at Pho and cheaper sushi places. You must be right that the cleaners stick to the plastic.

Indigobloom

blegh!!
I’ve noticed it with tea as well, in plastic ware… whatever flavour I have in it sticks around for a long time! esp the essence oils

AliPants

Maybe we need to start bringing our own cups to these places.
The only reason I haven’t tried sushi 101 is because I always get bombarded by sushi restaurants whenever I’m out that way. Chances of trying that ONE place is about 1 in 20. I think a friend recommended Sushi on Bloor and I stuck with it – but after Indigobloom’s experience, I think I’ll bypass it. I do, however, want my dynamite rolls to be warm. That’s different. Anyway, I think that Sakura is one of the only ones that does all you can eat sushi on the “sushi strip”.

Indigobloom

haha do you think they would allow that… bringing your own cup, genius!
Hey we should all get urban spoon accounts and review the sushi places there :P

Jessie

You are totally right, there are way too many Japanese places on Bloor to try them all. I lived right there for a couple years and still don’t recognize the names of half the places! I don’t think I could tell you were Sakura is. But, that’s good to know. Mariko also does all you can eat but it was BAD when I tried it.

Indigo, good idea! Maybe we can get someone to sponsor us visiting every single one. We’d be doing a public service.

AliPants

They would think we were crazy for asking to use our own cup, but I don’t see why not. If they said no, we just wouldn’t go there again- there’s too much competition to turn down a silly request like that :-P
LOL I think a steepster account is as far as I’m gonna go… I’m sure there are already reviews on urban spoon that we can look through.. Too much trouble to actually go to every one and try it! Jessie – Sakura is about a block or two east of DT, on the north side. It’s quite yummy – But then, all restaurants deteriorate in quality the longer that it’s open, I find. So if you go there in a few weeks/months, it probably won’t be as good as it is now.

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I am a student on a mission to spend all of my hard earned cash on tea, and don’t have time to waste on a bad cup of tea!
I love DavidsTea, mostly because it is easily accessible for me and I like my tea on the sweeter side. I’m looking to expand further into the tea world, especially in terms of oolong and herbal teas.
My favourite teas are anything spicy, especially with cloves and/or cinnamon, anything nutty, minty, earthy, floral or citrus-y.
I am forever on a mission for a life altering grapefruit tea.

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