1696 Tasting Notes
Oh man, I hope that whoever decides to hire me isn’t looking at my Pinterest site because they will know how obsessed I am with Sherlock, Doctor Who and other things. And I really try to restrain myself too! I try not to pin pics that are just “OMG look at those eyes” and “I want to ruffle his hair” cause that’s too obvious, but there are still a lot of pictures there
Tumblr is great because of the gifs etc, but the OCD part of me just likes pinning to boards much much more…
And hanging around there led to me drinking this tea, and thinking happy fuzzy warm Johnlock thoughts because even if the show doesn’t go where I need it to go (now, damn you fanfic!), I still have the fiction to fall back on!
And this tea too… Well not really, it’s a sipdown, but I WILL need to get some Sherlock teas to drink while I think Sherlock-thoughts.
Obsessed much? Yep. How does this even happen? Oh right – the Kindle Paperwhite with the built-in light that lets me read waaaaay past my bedtime…
Right and this tea is good. It does start off strong and muddied but it evens out at the end of the sip. It’s dark with bursts of cinnamon, but then the bergamot and vanilla tone things down, and maybe, maybe things will work out.
No mustaches in this reunion though. Not that I’m anti-mustache – I love how everyone flipped out.
Thank you Heather Martin for the sample and thank you Shmiracles (I might have known!) for passing some on to her! :D I love how teas get around.
This tea is the anti-lemon myrtle from Granville as this has mate to kick me awake. That’s the idea at least, but so far it’s not working. Gimme my other cup!
But wow. This tea is just so bright and creamy. Where does this cream come from? Maybe I’m mixing it up with the lemon? Either way, I’m getting honey and lemon notes and it’s very refreshing and enjoyable. I only snagged 10g but I’m happy I gave it a shot. This seems like it would be great when I want a bit of sunshine in a cup.
And here goes the 5th tea!
I steeped this for the full 7 mintues because it’s almost midnight and I’m hoping to do more cleaning etc but I’m just really sick of scrubbing the walls and what if the landlord doesn’t really care that the place is this clean and I’m wasting my time? But I need this tea to get me off of this chair and doing… something.
I love the smell of it!
Ok, so it does sorta remind me of Glitter and Gold, BUT, right at the end of the sip there’s the wonderful gingerbread burnt sugar note that just lingers on and on. It’s delicious. Do not be afraid to steep it for 7 minutes!
If I were rating any of these new teas, I’d probably stick this in the high 80’s based on how happy I am with it right now. It’d be wonderful as a latte too!
And, after drinking all 5 new seasonal teas I have to say that getting 30g minimum of each was the right choice. I enjoyed all of them but I think Sugar and Spice, Pumpkin Chai and the Cocoberry were the ones I’d want to re-stock, while I will have to think more about the Pistachio Cream and Mom’s Apple Pie. No regrets on a day dedicated to DAVIDsTEA
Ok, DT’s Fall Collection – 4/5. I’m a completionist, so I’ve got the fifth one sitting in my other timolino for review.
This one though… not sure. It makes me think of Forever Nuts, except this is more apple-y? And I can see the apple pie connection. I wonder if I need to have those two side by side in order to figure it out?
Backlog from when I was at the mall today:
Woo! Good. I still like it! I wasn’t sure because some of the ultra-crazy-sugary blends no longer appeal to me as much now that I’ve discovered the beauty of Butiki and Verdant teas, but THIS is one I still love.
It’s just… fall in a cup. I break all the rules for this one. I love it as a latte with brown sugar, but will settle for some with a dash of milk.
I started this season with 50g. I’ll probably buy more later, but I didn’t need a free tin, and would prefer smaller foil bags right now.
Ok, so tea 3/5 of the new collection!
I really like Mulberry Magic, so I thought I would try this out. It smells divine! I’m not a big pistachio nut (ha! see what I did there?) but I do enjoy the creaminess to this tea. I may even prefer it to Mulberry Magic because of that. It’s very soothing and comforting. I wonder how well it would re-steep?
ETA: I re-steeped it for 6 minutes but it was bland/flat. Most DT’s don’t resteep well so I’m not that surprised.
So, am I the only DAVIDsTEA fangirl who rushed off to DT today to look at the new stuff? I even popped online last night to see the new stuff in advance!
I ended up trading a brand new perfect mug in for the Heat Sensitive Nordic Mug. (http://www.davidstea.com/leaf-outline-heat-sensitive-nordic-mug?&TF=D36B1B50DFA0&DEID=) I love the shape and feel of the Nordic Mugs more, and… heat sensitive? OH YES. It still doesn’t replace my trees PM from last fall, but this will do. I wanted to get the animal print one, but they didn’t have it in store yet (http://www.davidstea.com/multicolor-animals-mug?&TF=D36B1B50DFA0&DEID=). For $20, maybe I’ll grab one later on – maybe as a reward for finding a job in ON once I get over there. :D
Anyway, on to the tea? This one reminds me of a fruity coffeeish drink. It’s roasty and warm, but the cherries sweeten it up, and there’s a lingering mate taste. I think this would be a great cup for mornings when I need a kick, but don’t actually want coffee. The nice thing about this is I can drink it plain; coffee I always have to add milk and sugar in order to gulp it down. Tea wins!
Well, I guess this tea has sugar cane it in, so it’s cheating a bit, but it’s still probably better than just dumping in a tbsp of sugar, right?
I’ll hold off on rating it until I try it again as right now I’m just squeeing about everything DT. I should know better, but it’s fun being excited. ;P
ETA: This DID re-steep well!