675 Tasting Notes

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drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
675 tasting notes

Wonderful coffee, mocha caramel flavor. I like this steeped for a long time and lavished with cream and sweetened. Yes you can make a latte’ with this…so good. I can taste the earthiness although some coffee’s that I’ve had right from the plantation and roasted from the raw bean taste more earthy too. This would be a good subsitution for those who like coffee after a meal.

Preparation
6 min, 30 sec

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5
drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
675 tasting notes

Hum this is an interesting flavor. Had to think about what was missing in the Carrot Cake flavor and I think I have it….cinnamon! I put a cinnamon stick in my cup, gave a stir, some sweetening and a little cream and it picked up the experience considerably. You do need to steep fully though. No weak tea. Without the addition of spice the tea is a bit perfumy with some carrot and not enough cream/vanilla to carry the theme.

Preparation
6 min, 45 sec
Faith

Might have to try the cinnamon stick trick, I’ve been meaning to try this tea but the reviews haven’t been good.

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drank Five Taste by Puripan
675 tasting notes

I used the amount of herbal berries listed on the package but the tea was too weak so I doubled for the second pour and let it steep 4-5 minutes. The taste will not get bitter. Very lemon=cranberry tang which I think is enhanced with a little sweetening. Would be awesome iced. REALLY TANGY!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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81
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
675 tasting notes

Hum…this tea is different. It’s really mapley. Good but I initially made it too sweet. Have to be careful. Think I want to drink this with breakfast…bacon and eggs and maple tea sounds good. Love the name. Would be fabulous steeped a long time and added into a desert recipe as a water replacement…might cook some squash in some and see what happens.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Bonnie

Friday night and in one of those creative moods…mixed some Oh Canada with some Pumpkin Chai and it tasted pretty darned good. Didn’t add too much agave since Oh Canada is kinda sweet.

DaisyChubb

mmm great idea for the squash recipe! Let us know if you get to try it :)

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89
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
675 tasting notes

What a fun tea! Open the pouch and it’s Christmas! The smell of candy canes and chocolate is so delightful that I saved the first tasteing to share with my 3 young grandsons and my daughter on St. Nicholas Day Dec. 6th. They live in the country and it had snowed. The tea was ready and the smell…..WOW…what eye rolling yumminess! Tea for me is taste and aroma and experience. The Joy of the moment. This is a true experience maker. Drink with friends and add cream or stick a candy cane stir stick. Do Sweeten with agave. No tepid water and steep at least 4-5 minutes.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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79

I grew up in Silicon Valley,California…and there were a couple of Good Earth Resturants that when you walked in the door the smell of this Good Earth Tea (the original) almost knocked you down. It brings back so many memories! (this was almost 30 years ago) Anyway….classic no sugar needed …super spicey with some citrus…serve it hot in a mug on a cold day …with a slice of whole grain zucchini bread GOOD TEA! Trust me I’m a GRANDMA! Don’t serve this tepid or weak let it go 4 minutes for the bite.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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54

Not my favorite tea. Weak flavor but a good background for iced tea when blending with other stronger tea. A little acidic…lemony. Not really spicy.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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79

I like this tea. Has a great spicy bite to it. Doesn’t fool around and play with your tastebuds but says CHAI TEA and then whispers….a sweet honey note on the end that I love. I drink without milk but would be fine either way. Not an iced tea candidate. Drink steeped for about 4 minutes.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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80

I picked up some Celestial Seasoning flavors when I went on a tour of their facility about a 45 minute drive from my home in Colorado. This tea is actually one of my favorites. I steep it pretty strong and add coconut milk (the kind you use on cereal or coconut coffee creamer which is better) to enhance the Thai curry memories that I love. Sweeten with sugar or agave but not honey because you don’t want to detract from the subtle coconut flavor.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C
ponceja

We enjoyed the tour there too this past weekend…i even won the calendar for answering the trivia question during the tour. Nice perk and loved the teas!

Bonnie

Glad you had a good time! If you look at places by bringing up my information I have some tea shops listed that you might like.

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90
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
675 tasting notes

Yummy but don’t over steep or this will get bitter. When it’s cold outside or you’ve had a bad day this is joy in a cup. So warm and full of the scents of holiday baking and pumpkin pie. Add whipped cream or milk. Use maple syrup or maple agave. This is really good to share with grandkids.

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Colorado Grandma

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

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Fort Collins,Colorado

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