206 Tasting Notes

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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
206 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.

Tuscanteal

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.

caile

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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drank Bailin Gongfu Black Tea by Teavivre
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I have been drinking this every morning the past few days. Simply delicious and sweet, and perfect with a dash of cream. Best brewed at the recommended lower temperature.

Dexter

Agreed, this is a good one. I also like it steeped at a lower water temp, but then I’m finding I’m steeping a lot of my black teas at a lower temp. :))

caile

Yeah, I usually steep everything at a bit lower temp also. Probably doesn’t matter so much mostly, but this one really is better that way – otherwise a wee bit bitter or something. :-)

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90

Makes quite a nice smooth cup of tea. It is earthy and sweet, with floral and fruity cocoa notes.

Re-steeped once – delicious.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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95

So, I thought I didn’t like green tea. In the past I’ve had the random bagged green tea which was always terrible and bitter, and the odd cup had in restaurants was OK but nothing special.

Then I recently received this sample pouch from Verdant. I wondered if it would be the usual bitter, finicky tea like I’ve had before and wasn’t sure if I’d even bother with it, but finally decided to give it a try.

I brewed a teaspoon or so in a small glass – a few steeps poured into another glass for drinking. Well…wow…this is like nothing I have ever had before. Incredible! No bitterness or anything unpleasant that I always associated with green tea. This is buttery and nutty with creamy, fresh and sweet green beans. So fragrant and absolutely delicious!

I love this tea and am very much looking forward to having this again. My tea world has been expanded!

Bonnie

Good that you didn’t give up on green tea!

caile

I know! I can’t believe how good this was!

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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
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Drank the last of this today with one cup and a re-steep.
Tastes of smooth, light malty chocolate and honeyed caramel – naturally sweet and so delicious.

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drank Wild Black Yunnan by DAVIDsTEA
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This is really quite good. I had a couple cups yesterday and then the last of my bag today – one cup and one re-steep each time.

Delicious sweet potato notes – rich and sweet with a bit of earthy malt, and very smooth.

I would have this again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Ellyn

I love this tea!

caile

Yes, and it’s nice that it is so easy to get more of.

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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I made a pot of this last evening as was craving something sweet without caffeine.

Very fragrant like pancakes with maple syrup, and although I have found this to be sweet enough on its own when I’ve had it in the past, this time decided to add a small teaspoon of maple flakes that I happen to have.
The addition of the sweetness and flavor from the maple flakes made this more delicious than I recall from previous cups, and made for a perfect dessert beverage.

This probably smells more flavorful than it tastes really, but it is still good and I think I would continue to add the bit of extra maple (flakes or syrup) when having it again and in the mood for something sweet.

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Sweet malt and spicy citrus. Delicious and smooth as usual with a dash of cream.

This is a really good tea and on my repurchase list.
I recently placed an order with Teavivre but decided to go with the Bailin Gongfu this time. I like both but decided that this one will have to wait for now – I do have one last sample packet though so am not entirely out.

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve been drinking this the past few evenings as a dessert type tea after dinner.

Although I don’t normally add sugar to hot tea, I did add a small spoon of brown sugar to the pot and then some cream to the cup once brewed. Very tasty, and the sugar did seem to make the spices sweeter and more flavorful.

I will have to say though, that this batch of tea I bought has a lot more little bits and pieces in it than the last I had – the last bag purchased was only leaves and a few of those candy pumpkins – this has so much more ‘stuff’ and the squash especially is quite fragrant in it.

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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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