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672 Tasting Notes

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drank Five Taste by Puripan
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Second tasting I’ve decided this taste’s and smells like lemon pinesol. Icky!

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drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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So sorry but this just tastes weird. I tried to like it and even mixed some pumpkin chair with it…but nope…nada still weird flavor. Tea and old perfume. If I can figure out a way to fix this…will let u know. Maybe anise.

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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Second review…so the next few days it’s supposed to snow and I’m going to be the bear in the trap. So I set up a nice strong brew and let this lush jammy berry tea take me away through the brambles. I used to live in Northern California close to an area called Watsonville where there are oodles of berry growers….blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and so on…and apple orchards. Not far away grow grapes and blueberries. I’d take my children to farms and pick berries for jam making. We’d eat and pick then go to the ocean beach close by for lunch to rinse off before heading home. Bear Trap tea tastes like a sweet mix of ripe berries without being too tart. Love that! I’m looking forward to trying this in hot weather with 7-up as a spritzer or making my own wine cooler. Refreshing thought!

Erin

I used to live in Oregon and used to go berry picking a lot when I was a kid! I miss it now :( But this tea + 7-up sounds good, I’ll definitely be trying that :)

Emilie

I wanted to see what you had written about this tea, and I saw this! I used to live in Seaside, near Monterey. I’ve been to Watsonville a few times. I never got to go to any of the berry farms unfortunately.

Bonnie

It’s so odd to live in Colorado and all the blackberries and most of the strawberries in Whole Foods and Safeway come from Watsonville, CA right where I picked berries! I’m glad actually. Another odd thing is that they don’t cost any more than they did in California. Maybe even less!

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drank Jasmine Silver Needle by Puripan
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I’ve waited to review this tea because I wanted to have several tastings on different days. I’m not fond of Jasmine scent unless it is the real deal…and the same goes with tea. This is the real deal Jasmine. NO chemical or bitter aftertaste. Very clean fragrant and beautiful elegant bouquet. I highly recommend adding creme. Good without but the addition enhances the richness like silk. I’m on the Orient Express enveloped in old wood and velvet…silver service and china tea cups. I had curried pea and smoked almond salad for lunch followed by this tea. So perfect. AND…this is the first day I can see clearly…yes…I had 2 eye operations…the patches are off and the world is beautiful and clear. Thanks be to God!

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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
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SECOND tasting note…still LOVE this and I’ve pinned down the taste…where have I had this flavor before in my life and loved it ??….Dundee Three Fruit Marmalade! It has the slight grapefruit tang and seville orange brightness that I adore. On the other hand my daughter hates this flavor because it is so dramatic which I suspect is why this tea gets mixed reviews. You can’t be too on the fence about this less than subtle tea. My taste buds say give me a nice buttery hot bun and a cuppa this tea nice and strong for breakfast with a chunk of mild cheese and my day has begun. Don’t need caffeine till later (maybe some coffee pu’erh latte).

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

I need to lose some weight so I thought I’d make some diet jello (ick) then I thought HEY WAIT A MINUTE…what if I steeped my good ol Pink Flamingo and added it to the orange jello instead of just water! What do ya know…it tastes great! More like the marmalaide flavor I wanted. Poured into shot sized cups it’s ready for my sweet tooth cravings along with my dessert tea’s.

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Second tasting note…What’s better on a cold Saturday than a fire in the fireplace a good period piece series on the instant Netflix big screen TV ( The Grand …setting is after WW1) a big cuppa authentic rich (like the Waldorf Astoria) , Cream of Earl Grey with all the trimmings. Even pulled out my velvet tea cozy and faux mink blanket . This is in your face loveing my weekend! I may be an older lady on disability but I sure know how to live in the moment. This tea is so wonderful. Makes your whole self go ahhhhh. Gotta try this tea!

Preparation
6 min, 45 sec
Anthony Bazic

nothing better than an original cuppa to warm up in cold day!

Bonnie

Today I made some vanilla pudding with milk that had been steeped in cream of earl grey. OH MY GOODNESS! So lovely and creamy and easy!

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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Had a migraine and took a nap. Woke up and said…ok…let’s try this and see if I like the berry flavor… “I dare you Bare Trap to make me feel better”. Well, I DO like this. It’s not what I expected at all! The ingredients start with Elderberry and Apple but they are not heavy handed. The Lemon Verbena, Papaya, Strawberry, Blackberry, blueberry and so on…dark notes and light notes blended in such a way that you really do not get a screaming single flavor that drowns out everything else. What a delightful whirlpool of flavor in the mouth.. richness and a perfume that should be mulled in an open pot on the stove so that it can waft and fill the whole house (nice thing to do with used up leaves). Sweetened this but I did not add milk. Steeped 5 min. Not bitter at all. Uh What migraine?!

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drank Creme Caramel Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
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I really liked this tea. Don’t know why others don’t unless they are not drinking it strong enough. You could almost pour it in the cup, add some sweetness and cream and stir it up…then pull up the spoon and sip a super goopy caramel vanilla lavish mouthfull of what can’t possibly be tea…but is! Loved it! And no caffeine! Give this another chance but make sure you add enough to the pot with enough time. Goody good! Made me feel like a kid with a Sugar Daddy (candy)!

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec
Anthony Bazic

I really love rooibos and the earthy qualities it gives! But I think the main problem to most people is that rooibos can be too weak at times and the number of times it can be steeped, some even might complain its too tangy or astringent..the list goes on. I basically in love with stuff, I enjoy chai varieties, tropical, flowery or just the raw of the rooibos, it can take so many flavors and not conflict with it making it very easy to experiment with! One thing for sure, that creme caramal rooibos of yours is really great, its not from DavidsTea but I certainly get what your saying. I love it!

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
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Ok but no bells and whistles for me on this one. I do like the mullberry fruit flavor which is sweet but the nuttiness tastes more like coconut than macadamia to me. Adds a depth and warm note that is nice but still, well…just nice as I said.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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If I had a Valentine I’d put on some red lipstick…Kiss um and serve READ MY LIPS and eat chocolate cake! This is soooo good! (don’t have an anyone like that but my grandsons think I’m special I just have to leave out the kissy part!). Today my Orthodox Priest and some family and friends are coming over for the annual house blessing. I have an extra new bag of this that I’ll have him take home to his wife and daughters (yes Greek Orthodox Priests can marry). …..continuation….the blessing is done…and while waiting for the Priest to arrive all my grandkids were into my tea’s sniffing away and oooohing and ahhhing….! Later when I gave Fr. Evan the tea he loved this scent and thought his wife would like this tea too.

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Colorado Grandma
http://www.teaandincense.com
Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

Location

Fort Collins,Colorado

Website

http://www.teaandincense.com

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