1766 Tasting Notes

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drank Pom Power by DAVIDsTEA
1766 tasting notes

Yay! Christmas tea! This is part of the DavidsTea tiny tins set (with those super adorable little tins!)

I thought I’d start with this because the pomegranates smelled SO GOOD. Steeped, it still smells strongly of pomegranates, but I can also smell the hibiscus. The tea has a very pretty rose tint, but the hibiscus actually doesn’t overwhelm the tea at all. It’s very nice. It’s slightly tart, yet fruity and yum!!! I don’t really know if I can taste the white tea though – I wonder what this would taste just as an herbal blend? Someday I really need to try white tea on its own just to get an idea of what it’s like!

This is the first time I remembered to use the lid on my steeper too, so… good job me? I guess it’ll be neat (in a tea-geek sorta way) to see if there’s a big difference with the lid on vs using a tea ball in a mug.

I think I have enough left for 1 or 2 more cups – it won’t last long!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Ozli

The sweet indulgences is in those tiny tins, too! so cute.

Cavocorax

Cool! They’ll totally be great for samples!

Ozli

Oh yeah, definitely!

Cavocorax

Even better – I’m going to take these tins with me when I eventually (no wait… TOO SOON) go back to work. Then I can have my own mini tea wall and be the envy of… well, someone!

Ozli

That would be so awesome! (TOO SOON! Heeee!)

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Merry Christmas!

Since we ended up picking our own present, I chose DavidsTea Perfect Mug- the giant sized one with the fall tree theme, and 30g of Glitter&Gold. I’ve been looking forward to it! This mug is going to get so much use!!!

I like this tea. Immediately I thought, “Mmmmm. Nice.” The glitter is so pretty, and I like the orange/vanilla combo, although I slightly oversteeped it.

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60
drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
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This has got a twist all right! The licorice is very nice, but something in it has a bit of zing. It’s good, and I’ll be sure to try it when I have a cold, but as a late night tea I’d be better off with Mother’s Little Helper.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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drank Winter Wonderland by Shanti Tea
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Here’s another one from ozli. It was pretty essential to try today due to the eggnog smell.

This is pretty great. It’s slightly creamy, with lots of vanilla notes, and eggnog spices rolling around in each sip. It makes me think of what I imagine warmed eggnog would taste like. I think it might even be better than my DTT Winter Nog, but that’s rooibos so not really comparable.

Ozli

Yeah, I like this one a lot. I’m definitely buying it again next winter, if possible.

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72

Thanks ozli for the huuuuge bag of this. Hello Christmas Tea: ILU!

Even though we’re not doing a big Christmas thing this year, I am doing a turkey! His name is Frank. So today I’m getting everything prepped and straightened out. I’m looking forward to a nice Christmas dinner, and watching K open up all her presents (or try to).

We don’t have a tree and my bf and I basically bought ourselves a small gift, but the baby will be spoiled. We’ll have a few people over for games, and a batman marathon in the background! My roommate even surprised me with a mystery gift and it’s from DavidsTea!!!

I hope everyone is having a great Christmas. And that they find tea related gifts in their stockinged.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ozli

I STILL HAVE SO MUCH OF THAT TEA. Batman marathon! Jeeze sounds like you guys are going to have a good Christmas! Hope Frank turns out super yum! I’m making cranberry sauce but we have no turkey :P :P :P

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72
drank Candy Cane by Della Terra Teas
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Just dumped this because the chocolate was too thin and gross. :(
Will lower the rating bc it’s too inconsistent for me.

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83
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Just had Della Terra’s Tea Candy Cane Lane, but I ended up dumping it out to make a cup of this instead! The chocolate was too thin and watery and because it’s hit and miss I’ve decided that Santa’s Secret wins for Best Peppermint Holiday Tea.

Congrats?

I win too.

Shmiracles

I agree. I like mint in my teas, but I’m a sample buyer cuz I like trying lots of different kinds. But I just purchased 100g of this one cuz I could EASILY drink it every other day!! Peppermint and tea balanced on a perfect scale!! Lucky me! Lucky us!

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79

This? Pretty much the worst when it cools.
A great breakfast tea unless you’re distracted. Time to make something else!

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98
drank Coconut Oolong by Zen Tea
1766 tasting notes

I’m on my first steeping of this and every sip is a mouthful of creamy buttery goodness. It makes me want shortbread cookies so badly. Why haven’t I made any yet?

Looks over at 7mo attempting to climb all the things and bump her head repeatedly. Riiiiiiight. :/

This tea is so good though. I just bought 50g more for $4.50 while the sale is still on. Gonna have to finish my DT Pumpkin Chai to clear out a tin! #bestproblems

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Yum! Thanks to Valerie for the sample!

I just realised that I like Assam teas, and while I don’t know what “Assam Melody” is in comparison, that doesn’t change that I like the base of this tea. The coconut makes it a bit creamy, while the apple and vanilla give it a bit of sweetness. It rolls around nicely in my mouth with each sip giving you a bit of a different flavour – - – I suppose that makes each sip as unpredictable as the Doctor. :O

The vanilla makes me think of Earl Grey too, which isn’t a bad thing.

I’m glad I got to try it, but I wouldn’t have bought it. Adagio teas are a bit too pricey, and I’d only be doing it for the pretty tin. (And $24 for a pretty tin is… sadly not worth it). On a sidenote, these are 6oz tins, so they must be a lot bigger than the ones from DavidsTea!

Oh – I noticed that 5 new people started following me in the last 24 hours. I don’t know what I’m doing, but HI! :D #NoPressureToBeEntertainingYIKES

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Valerie

yeah adagio teas are pricey. what i think is super cute though (and smart of the owners to cater to fandom in this way) is that if you purchase both blends in a “ship” you get a dollar off both bags. eleven was paired with river :DDDDDD

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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!

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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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