1774 Tasting Notes

drank Coconut Ice by DAVIDsTEA
1774 tasting notes

I tried it hot and it was not very good at all, and then I tried it iced (double-strength & poured over ice) and it was REALLY GOOD.

It’s not quite coconut ice cream like the description promises, but it’s not far from that. There’s something in the mouthfeel that makes it have more body than your usual tea. It’s naturally a little sweet, and tastes strongly of coconut.

Price of this vs. price of coconut water = this tea wins.


really? i didn’t try this one as i’m not generally a fan of coconut..


Well that makes a huge difference I’m sure since I really like coconut. :)

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drank Electric Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
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I approve. I like mate blends and can always go for more. And lemonade too!

It’s a little odd hot because the lemon makes me think of Neo Citron, but that’s not the tea’s fault I have this association.

Cold, it is nice and refreshing, and hopefully it’ll give me the motivation to get moving. Probably not though. It’s too hot this weekend and I’ve got new 3DS games to play and, I’m lazy.

Would I buy more? Possibly, especially since I can’t get flavoured mate from Butiki anymore. Oh, and I CAN taste the berries, but it seems nicely balanced and doesn’t take away from the lemon.

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Thanks to Dex and Sil for sharing some of this with me. I’d tried a few yunnan teas lately and they blurred together, but for whatever reason, this one stood out. It’s sweet and malty and just a little bit chocolately. It’s quite nice, even after my 3rd steep!

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drank Mulberry White Tea by RiverTea
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It’s such a shame this tea is no longer available. Or this company for that matter…

I added more leaf than I usually do to this and it’s just delicious. It tastes almost like liquid honey this time around except I know I didn’t add any sweetener!


This is the one I will miss the most from RiverTea :( Such a shame they didn’t make it in the tea world.

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drank Fu Shou Shan by Butiki Teas
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This tea is so great. So great.
I’m tasting butter and spinach and ‘green’. I’m happy I bought the mystery box to get this one as I wouldn’t have tried it otherwise.

I’ll have to buy it somewhere else once I’m done!


haha one i never tried lol


You want a cup? I think I’ve got a few left!


only if you can spare!


I’m sure I can. :D I’ll go set some aside!

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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I haven’t had this cup in a few months but was reminded of it now, and after the first sip I had to zip over here to make sure that it was rated high. 98 is pretty exact.

This cup is so rich and dark and amazing. Thankfully I’ve got enough to last me for a few months if i’m careful!

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drank Scandale by THE O DOR
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Thank you Curious Tea for giving me a sample for review!

I have to say that I am amazed with the presentation of this box. It’s beautifully wrapped, and the labels on the packaging are elegant and informative. Everything I need to know is right there.

I was very excited to brew this cup because I haven’t had darjeeling in a while, and this was supposed to be top quality. It’s light and fruity, with a little bit of a sharp tang that isn’t quite astringent. It’s fruity and I’m definitely getting peach notes. It’s refreshing. Even as it cools it doesn’t cross that line over into bitterness which is great; I’ve had a few darjeelings that went bad that way\.

Thank you for the sample!

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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drank Hong Yun Black by Butiki Teas
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I have mixed feels about this sipdown.
The up-side- I’ll no longer think “Hong Yun? More like Hong YUM” every time I drink it.
The down-side? I can’t reorder more.


i have a “stash”….this is affirming! :)


More like Hong YUM” every time I drink it.
So why only an 81?


Because it’s not always mind-blowing?


OK, got it. Thanks!


:P The name gets stuck in my head, but sometimes it’s a 90 and sometimes it’s a 75. It’s hard to rate? IDK. :|

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.


Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)


Markham, ON

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