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79 Tasting Notes

93

Oh, this is pleasant! Lavender’s got some good marketing behind it, man; I always feel more relaxed any time I smell or taste it. I find the vanilla note perceptible here, as well, which is, I think, what saves this tea from being too floral for my tastes. I wish it were caffeine-free, as this would be a wonderful tea at bedtime, but alas. On the upside, I think this will make a unique and refreshing iced tea, and I can’t wait to try it out that way!

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86

Ooh, I liiiiiike this. I perceive a vague, mineral-esque taste to this one, but my palate is super-unrefined, so what do I know? I find the flavour is very much affected by the steeping time and the temperature of the water, and it’s the only tea that I can ever be bothered to actually be careful with (I’m lazy, see). When the bitterness starts to rear its ugly head… well, make that heads. If we’re using heads as a metaphor for bitterness, then this one’s a hydra. But when it’s right, it’s very, very right.

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100

This may well be my favourite tea. Nice and strong, and a little bit sweet on its own accord. I could drink this tea anytime, anyplace. And I’m really fickle, so that’s saying something.

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99

Now here’s a vanilla done right. I’ve gotten so used to artificial vanilla flavours that it’s a real treat to have something that tastes… real. This is light and creamy and sweet. And delightful. Very delightful.

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67

Simple and sweet, but bizarrely, this appears to contain no actual vanilla. What gives? To me, Vanilla Oolong just tastes sweet. Generically sweet. I much prefer the newer Vanilla Orchid, which has a creamier vanilla flavour.

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85
Lovely! Full of flowers, but doesn’t taste perfume-y. Gets bitter if steeped for too long. I’d serve this if I was having grown-ups over for afternoon tea. Mild & pleasant & different. Not my usual thing when it comes to tea, but nice enough for something different.

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99
drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
79 tasting notes

THIS IS THE BEST THING. Pineapple coconut awesomeness, and tastes just like a pina colada. Perfect for summer.

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67

Lemon. Why am I getting lemon from this? The tin says orange peel but my taste buds say “Lemonnnnn!”. Anyway, I find this tea fine. I neither want to sing from the rooftops about it, nor send it down to the bowels of hell. This one’s a refreshing cup, not a comforting cup. Supposedly, the eleuthero root is an adaptogen, which is meant to help your body adjust to stress. I don’t drink it enough to know whether or not that’s true, but there you go.

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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
79 tasting notes

The colour is indeed off-putting. People (including the man I’m married to) rave about this one, but to me, it’s rather nondescript. Sugary-sweet and not overly memorable. But, cat sprinkles! So, yay for that.

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100

Green tea with chocolate and cinnamon. Super Chocolate is SUPER YUM. This tea has a weirdly comforting flavour. It reminds me of something, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. I wish it was still readily available in the shops.

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