1672 Tasting Notes

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drank Aloha Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
1672 tasting notes

Maybe it’s because I’m new to pu’erh but it seems to me that this tea isn’t as awful as everyone has led me to believe. It’s sweet, it’s slighty creamy and then that smooths over into something earthy.

Maybe I’m just used to artificial flavouring? Or I don’t know how good this should actually be? I’ll probably have a better idea of what pu’erh should be like after I receive my sample from Butiki but for now I’ll play around with the few samples I bought from Davids.

Now, where do I file my Pu’erh teas? I probably should rearrange all my sachets in the boxes and get more containers, but buying more storage containers just means that I’m accepting the higher number of teas that I have. :| Better to just have them strewn on my counter and annoying me so that I sip and make room to file them away! #newplan

Mmm… I like that this is earthy and not fishy!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
tattooed_tea

Oh my, mine was so strong & ick

Cavocorax

Maybe I steeped mine for less/at a lower temperature? It might not have been 96C. Or maybe I have bad taste. I DO like a lot of rooibos teas and those annoy a lot of people too. :D

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74
drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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It figures! I just finished the last of this today, and now I’m sad, even though I had this sitting at a low rating for awhile now.

I like the ginger and orange, and I enjoyed the earthy puerh lurking below the surface. Also, my stomach was bugging me a bit, and after drinking about 8oz of this I feel a lot better. Coincidence, maybe? Either way, I think I need to get some more puerhs! (From anywhere. Just flavoured for now though because I’m afraid to try it alone again). Not sure if it was the puerh or the ginger or both that made this so good.

Upped my rating.

Shmiracles

same for me. this is the tea that every time i have it i’m like, why didn’t i get more of this?
so then i just ask my local friend for sample sizes from her tin haha.

Cavocorax

Haha. So long as you are able to snag some! I like that this is low caffeine too so it might be a nice dinner tea.

I’ll probably pick up 30g of this. Last time it was a tin and that’s just… too much. :D

tattooed_tea

I have a near full 50g bag. I can send either one of you. I hated it lol

Cavocorax

Thanks! I’ll let Shmiracles take first dips on it as I’m basically near a DavidsTea every other day and not sure if it’s as convenient to get Davids there!

Cavocorax

*dibs, not dips. :P

Shmiracles

Yes I’d love to take it! I’ll message you tomorrow :) yummm (in the mean time feel free to browse my cupboard)

Shmiracles

I live nowhere even remotely close to a davidstea. Haha
Fact.

Cavocorax

:D Good! I’m happy you want it. I ended up going to DavidsTea today and grabbed 30g, as well as 10g in a few other Puerhs just to see what they were about. #impulsive #teabuyinghiatusWHUT

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60
drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
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I took this out of my trade it away pile so I could have a cup of it today, but …. it’s just as awful as I remember.

Back in the swap box it goes. Maybe someday, someone will love it.

Amariel

I know licorice is good for you, but I just can’t stand it.

Cavocorax

I love licorice, but for some reason I just don’t like this tea. The spices are all… wrong.

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90

Mmm! This is a great after-dinner tea! I really should drink Fantasy Island so I can compare the two, especially since ozli was kind enough to send me some!

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71

I picked this tea tonight for the sipdown!

It’s really tasty and ultra sweet. It’s enjoyable, but I think I prefer their rooibos teas and chocolate teas more than this one. I’m passing the rest on to Jackie T, who I hope enjoy it more than I did!

Amariel

This is on my DT wish list for the group. I like ultra sweet. :P

Jackie T

Thank you!!

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79
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Yes! This is a winner. I want more of it when I run out. 20g would do…

Oh, also I totally broke my tea buying hiatus. :O I was having a rough day, and I thought if I went into a Davids to buy a matcha spoon (so I could try my matcha samples easier) then I’d be happier! But then I grabbed Ceylon Spring and Kokomo Green.

Ummm… I technically didn’t order anything though, right? Riiiiight? /0\

I’m going to finish drinking this and go to bed. I didn’t see more than a few little green leaves in the mix so I doubt this would keep me up. I’m re-reading the Dark Tower series. It’s both awful and wonderful at the same time. Books are confusing.

jessiwrites

I’m currently reading those books, too! So fantastic, gah.

Scheherazade

I loved The Dark Tower series. I keep meaning to re-read it, and never seem to get the chance. So many books, so little time! This is a tea I’d love to try one day — I love popcorn, and it sounds more inticing with every review I read!

Shmiracles

i wanna buy their matcha spoon too. but can i do it WITHOUT buying that damn t-shirt. and the julep tea? that’s the big question. arg.

Cavocorax

Woo! It’s great to see other people who enjoyed the series! So much of it has stuck with me through the years, but I find that some of the writing annoys me. I think Drawing of the Three and the Wastelands were the best of the series, and the “after-accident” ones were a little weak. I loved the end though. I’m a sucker for reading along with people so I’m reading the commentary from the TOR site (http://www.tor.com/features/series/a-read-of-the-dark-tower). I did the same thing with the Wheel of Time books. This one is great especially because the blogger is reading it all for the first time.

And good luck Shmiracles. I think your best chance is to go in now before they add the new stuff!

Amariel

I’ve really fallen in love with this tea since I first had it all those years ago when I stepped into a bright and shiny new DT store at Hillside Mall. I liked it then, but it was jus ok, because I was not tasting it for what it was, but only for what it wasn’t. I have since had it brewed as TTG at the store, and i had it iced last summer once, and I finally decided to grab another small bag to try at home, and I just love it. For what it is and not what it isn’t. I am going to restock this one for sure.

Fiddling

I love the Dark Tower series! Drawing of the Three was my favorite. I want to re-read it eventually, but I know I won’t get any work done if I pick them up again. Have you read The Wind Through the Keyhole yet?

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Oooh – very fruit! I was hoping more from this because I’ve enjoyed the other bluebird teas, but I think the hibiscus on this is detracting too much from the rest of it. It’s too tart!

of course had I known there was hibiscus in it beforehand I would have steeped it for less. For that reason, I won’t rate this. At 3 minutes, it might have been perfectly balanced, and iced it might have been amazing.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
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Seems like an odd combo – hazelnut and oolong? It’s pretty good though. I enjoyed it, even if it was slightly artificial tasting. Drinking the rest of my 1oz pack won’t be any trouble, but I probably won’t rush out to get more.

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Thanks whatshesaid!

I’m happy I got a chance to taste this one as it sounded interesting. When I smell it, it reminds me of nuts, but when I taste it I get a little bit of caramel corn, followed by apples.

Even as a fruity/nutty green it is very enjoyable, and seeing as it’s about 95% add-ins, I imagine it barely has any caffeine in it either!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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82

This was a surprise tea from Melanie!

I was a bit nervous when I finished brewing it due to the light pink colour, but no – it’s not hibiscus! It’s fruit! This tea is nice and fruity, and quite refreshing either hot or cold, although it’s much nicer cold.

It would be quite pleasant to sip away at this all summer!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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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.

Yet.

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!

Ratings:
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)

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