214 Tasting Notes

When I made this it instantly reminded me of bubblegum – the kind that comes in those round balls. First the way it smelled, and then the taste…bubblegum. The spearmint in this is quite sweet which is probably enhanced by the vanilla and other spices, and I didn’t taste cinnamon so much but there was something else..possibly clove.
Not something I’d have again but glad to have tried it.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
214 tasting notes

Drinking a delicious cup (or two) of this before I go to work on this snowy day.
Malty, toasty goodness and so satisfying – perfect for today.

I gave my husband a sip of the cup to try – he said it was good and that it reminded him of "that japanese tea with the roasted barley in it". hehe.. Good description about the barley I thought!

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I love this beautiful tea! It is so velvety rich and satisfying with lots of potato chip, pepper and orange notes. Re-steeps amazingly and remains delicious and fragrant throughout – I could easily drink this all day!


Yep, so many yummy tastes in this tea!

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This is like breakfast in a cup. Toasty and malty in both flavor and aroma. It smells more chocolatey than it tastes to me, especially before brewing, but is very, very delicious. Drank with a bit of cream. Yum!

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
214 tasting notes

Brewed up the last of my tin. Delicious nutty cocoa flavoured tea – best brewed with extra leaf.

I enjoyed drinking this and would possibly repurchase sometime, although I think I do prefer the Soho blend for a H&S chocolate tea as I love the coconut in that one – Florence has a darker, more subdued chocolate taste, which is still very nice.

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I drank numerous cups of this throughout the afternoon.
Crisp, sweet and nutty with a hint of buttery spinach. No bitterness.
Delicious, and a pleasure to drink even when cool.

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This is one of my favorite teas, and so delicious on this wintery day.
Buttery sweet potato with orange and pepper. So rich and tasty!!
Going to re-steep for another cup as this one went fast!

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drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
214 tasting notes

This was free with a recent purchase when at the store. Since I couldn’t think of anything else I wanted to try and my spouse had sniffed this in the display by the cash register and pronounced it “good”, decided just to try this since it was free and I hadn’t had it before.

It smells quite nice and chocolatey but the flavor doesn’t quite seem to match. There is some chocolate and some heat from the peppers, but somehow there is something lacking. It is very similar to read my lips but the mint in that one seems to give it that little something extra that this doesn’t have. It is an OK tea but not my favorite. Better with cream or milk and when cools a bit.

Probably would be a good base for hot chocolate!


The scent totally sucked me in too but was really disappointed in the flavour. Hope you can make the best out of the free tea, though!


Yeah, glad it was free. I’m sure it won’t be too hard to use up.

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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
214 tasting notes

Drank up the last little bit of this yesterday and it was pretty good. Sweet chocolate with strawberry in both aroma and taste – very smooth. Nice as a once in awhile treat.


I haven’t tried this tea before but always wondered. Hopefully its in my advent calendar.

Roswell Strange

It’s a very nice dessert tea. I often drink it after a large supper or as my breakfast tea if I want a really ‘decadent’ start to my day.


I’m sure there will be lots of nice things to try from the advent calendar – hopefully this will be one!
It would be yummy for breakfast!

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drank Yunnan White Jasmine by Verdant Tea
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Beautiful long leaves with an immense jasmine fragrance – gorgeous to watch brew.

Taste is silky soft jasmine with a refreshing coolness that must be the pine needle reference, and is wonderfully delicious.

Sweet cinnamon, cool pine, incredible jasmine – a soft, fragrant and extraordinary tea.

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Love loose-leaf tea. My favorite right now is black unflavored, which I often drink with a small dash of milk but sometimes just clear.

I enjoy finding favorites and what I like to keep in my cupboard.

I also enjoy Chinese green teas, and am currently exploring some pu-erh as well.

Likes: cacao/chocolate, coconut,
Dislikes: rooibos, bergamot, seaweed, licorice


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