485 Tasting Notes

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reviewed Double Wall Mason Jar by Cool Gear
485 tasting notes

Alright. You see this thing here? Five bucks from Walmart. And it is the best grab-to-go-in-the-morning-on-the-way-to-the-bus travel mug I have ever owned. Not only are they super cute (we have four, in various Christmas prints), they’re plastic and tough as nails. The double wall means that even if the tea within burns with the fires of Mordor, your hands will be nothing more than pleasantly warm. You can sip it through the little trapdoor, then rinse it out and use it for cold water for the rest of the day with the straw. They’re even dishwasher-safe. While 16oz isn’t as big as DAVIDsTEA Mason Jars at 25oz, they are much more convenient.

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reviewed David's Mason Jar by DAVIDsTEA
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I don’t usually allow glass things in our house. The small scar on my wife’s hand and seven stitches from a lamp give me more than enough reason. BUT mason jars are always an exception, and I am so glad that I made it for this mug. This thing is huge. The glass keeps your tea insulated and lets you see the gorgeous colours.

I’ll say the same as my wife, though – make sure you’re drinking something you like. And have ready access to the bathroom. Huge.

I do like the infuser, it’s smooth-sided and tea is less likely to get stuck in the holes, but it is a bit of a pain to wash because it is so very large. I love the little hinged handle on it, though, which means I don’t burn my fingers on a super-heater infuser.

Definitely would recommend. It’s pretty to look at, incredibly practical, and a surprisingly good price for the value.

TheTeaFairy

De, do you know how many oz it contains? (Afraid to go look at it myself, don’t trust my fingers with the “add to cart” buttons lately)

De

25oz! Or 751mL, or just over 3 cups.

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98

It makes me sad that I am apparently the only one on Steepster who has drunk this tea. Seriously guys. If you like greens with a hint of cream and citrus, a sweet tea that will wake you up but not overwhelm you, why aren’t you drinking this?

Flavors: Cream, Orange Zest

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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60
drank Mint To Be (Organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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The new tea pages demand that I update them. Anyway, this was good – not amazing, not out of this world, not new and daring, but good. It reminded me of the creamy mint taste of my long-discontinued favourite Opposites Attract. Solid mint black tea. Left my tongue a little tingly.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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My wife cold-brewed a jug of this with a touch of agave. I’m always a little leery of cherry teas – I do love cherry, but cherry teas usually come with jasmine and rose and hibiscus and other things that make it more like a mouthful of shampoo than tea. HOWEVER. This was a pleasant surprise! There is a hint of floral in it, but it’s very fruity. The agave makes it taste like candy. Still a little dry, but very tasty.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 10 g 68 OZ / 2000 ML

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93

Had a headache. Reached for tea for the first time in a while. Going back for a second cup. Headache already on the wane. Bless this tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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96
drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Mmmmm. This tastes like a cup of warm apple crumble, without any of the tartness of the apple. If this is really good for you, I will drink it by the bucket.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 30 sec
Arié Moyal

It is quite good for you!

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96
drank Mao Feng by The Tea Haus
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Made a whole pot of this today to help me with my writing. This tea is just incredible. Sweet and buttery, such a light rounded flavour, I savour every single mouthful.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Southern Belle by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea keeps drifting in and out of our stash – we get some, we give it away, we get some more, we give some more away. I thought we were all out, until we started cleaning the living room and found a stash of a dozen or so teas. And lo, there was Southern Belle! This is another of those blends that bowls me over with the scent but doesn’t quite deliver. Even so, it’s a very pleasant sweet peachy tea that’s not too over the top in any way. I think I’ll keep it around this time.

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

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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Continuing my new habit of caffeine-free after seven. Had a tea party to unwind from work, and what is better for a tea party than pink tea? I do enjoy this blend, and I always forget how much. I just wish it wasn’t so heavy!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Mmmm. Tea. I have become a believer.

I like oolongs and greens, and dark smoky flavours. And Earl Greys. All the Earl Greys. I have bent my nerd powers to learning as much as I can about tea and tea culture. I have started to ramble about tea.

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