356 Tasting Notes

56

It’s alright, but not a favorite for me. Not something I would repurchase. It has an earthiness to it, where I would have preferred a lightness. I think the base doesn’t quite work with the jasmine, but I’m a little particular about jasmine teas, so maybe I’m just being finicky.

Flavors: Flowers, Green, Wet Earth

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84

I’m finishing this today from an old try me pack. I used to love Earl Gray, but I think I overdid it in my university days and got sick of it. But this tea seems to be bringing me back around. While it is unmistakably Earl Gray in its floral taste, it isn’t overwhelming. I technically over leafed because it wasn’t enough to leave for a future cup, so I dumped it in and just didn’t steep it for quite as long on the first steep. Regardless there was no bitterness. I enjoyed the creaminess and even looked down at the contents to see if I had absent mindedly put some milk in there…nope! Although I still don’t naturally gravitate towards Earl Gray anymore as a rule, I venture to say that this is the best Earl Gray I’ve tried. Nummy!

Flavors: Creamy, Earl Grey, Floral

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
356 tasting notes

Hmmmm… not bad, but this tea lacks a little je ne sais quoi? If you like coconut, I would say to give this a try. But I could take or leave it. I must say that I purchased this tea on a whim, because it was on sale, rather than because I thought I’d like it. It’s not the worst coconut tea I’ve tried, just a little underwhelming. I’m tempted to add something, but I can’t quite place what would make this suit my taste a little more. Perhaps if I drank this in the summer while eating a juicy slice of pineapple I’d enjoy it more. But this is the last of this one, and I have no plans to put it on my repurchase list, so I guess I’ll never know.

Flavors: Coconut

Kristal

I remember this one-from what I recall it was part of the summer collection 2 years ago. I remember I didn’t care for it iced especially-it just seemed (watered down). I remember mango fruit punch being much better. And tropicalia!

canadianadia

@Kristal I agree, Mango fruit punch is a much juicier one

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100

Oh yeah, that’s the stuff! This Honeybush is one of my Fall favorites. I sometimes find that the honeybush base lacks the strength that I’m looking for, but this one delivers 100% in the flavor department. The ginger isn’t overpowering, and melds wonderfully with the pumpkin cheesecake flavor. Definitely one to keep on my re-order list.

Flavors: Cheesecake, Ginger, Pumpkin

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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81

Nummers! I don’t grab for this one often and now I’m not sure why. I especially love the toffee flavor. Does Dragonwell have more caffeine than other green teas? I felt like I had more pep in my step today.

Flavors: Pumpkin, Toffee

Fjellrev

It’s nice to see you around! I was just thinking about you the other day, wondering where you had gone. :)

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74

I took this tea to work in my travel mugs today. It was tasty, but I must say that it tastes much better in a regular mug where I can enjoy the aroma.

Preparation
2 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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83

I haven’t had the chance to write many Steepster reviews these days, but I felt I needed to record this one… I’m really enjoying it. I bought it as part of a sampler set and I’m so glad I had the chance to try it. The almond comes through more strongly in the smell than chocolate, but in the sip I get a nice balance of chocolate and almond on the black tea base. I don’t know the exact temperature that I use, but I boil the water and let it sit to cool off for about 3-5 minutes before pouring it over the tea leaves. This makes a lovely Fall/Winter tea. I would definitely re-order this one.

Flavors: Almond, Chocolate

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Ysaurella

You disappeared for one year. Welcome back Canadianadia, nice to see you around !

canadianadia

Thanks Ysurella – good to see you too! I’ve been keeping busy- all the while drinking my tea of course. I hope to be able to get onto Steepster at least a little more frequently. I miss the friendly chit-chat, and being introduced to new teas. Cheers!

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84

I finished this one recently. I’m sad to see it go :( I just realized what a great transition tea it is for the Fall. It retains some of the lightness that I tend to crave in Spring/Summer tea with the green tea base, but has the dessert-like sweet flavoring on top of a roastiness that I gravitate towards in the Fall/Winter. A definite restock for my cupboard.

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drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
356 tasting notes

I still enjoy this one (apparently significantly more than others on Steepster). It’s more of a Spring/Summer tea for me, but I’ll still probably pick up an occasional sample if it’s available during the rest of the year.

It’s tasty as a hot tea, and even better iced. In my opinion the water temperature suggested in the directions are way too hot though- I find I have to lower the temperature significantly otherwise the leaves burn and the tea tastes bitter.

Aimee Popovacki

i really love this one.. i’m not sure why others are so down on it!!.. its wonderful iced… one of my faves.. i got it as a teapop once too and omg.. so good.

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83

I love the cheeky monkey on the package- is it completely wrong that it reminds me of my husband?
The tea and banana flavor are nicely balanced. The smell reminds me of banana runts. My brother could smell it from down the hall and thought I was smashing bananas to make banana bread. I don’t make iced tea by the 2-quart very often, but I plan to repurchase this one.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Teehee! Did you tell your hubby the monkey reminds you of him?

tigress_al

Haha or maybe you shouldn’t tell him that he looks like a monkey. Lol

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That’s my mug! I’ve never really been a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh, but I like the fact that this mug is more or less clear. Plus, I can’t help but giggle when I say “ewww …I have Pooh on my mug” and people in the room gawk in horror before realizing I’m talking about Winnie. Am I easily amused? heck yeah!

A little something about my interests? – In no particular order, I love tea, makeup, paper crafting (card making), home renovations, and gardening.

As a rule, I tend to drink my tea without adding anything, but if that doesn’t work for me, I indulge in the fact that rules are meant to be broken. Yep! I’m such a rebel…sometimes I even color outside the of lines :P

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