1696 Tasting Notes

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And that’s the end of this one! (91)

It’s funny that I did my pumpkin pie tea-off, and then finished off the pumpkin teas that were my least favourite, while completely ignoring the Della Terra one that I really did enjoy. :P

I guess now that this and DAVIDsTEA’s pumpkin chai are out of the way, I can focus on the better one?

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

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Sipdown! (93)
I’m going to miss this, but I have so many flavours left that I don’t feel too bad about it.

I WILL reorder this eventually. In a year?

VariaTEA

I am really intrigued by all these different flavored matchas. I keep wondering if they actually do taste like their flavors or if they taste more like matcha than anything else.

Courtney

There are varying degrees of flavour you can get :)

Sil

Variatea – you should be getting some soon. It went in the mail on sunday

VariaTEA

Thanks Sil! I am so excited…I am definitely new to matcha so your package we be a whole new experience for me :)

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
1696 tasting notes

After reading Roswell Strange’s review of this (http://steepster.com/roswellstrange/posts/198587) I was inspired to try it for myself!

I was careful not to overleaf, and steeped it for the recommend 4 minutes. The result was decent. It did smell quite good, but there wad an odd burnt note too. I get a bit of toffee in the beginning of the sip, but it sours out near the end. Perhaps I’ll try a tsp of sugar!

And I have 20g left of this to experiment with!

Cavocorax

ETA: the sugar made the salt pop, and brought the flavours together quite nicely!

Roswell Strange

Yay for inspiring people! Hopefully you find a way to really love it. I was told by a friend that it’s good with a touch of vanilla creamer, but that’s not something I keep around so I’ve yet to try it that way.

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And I’m one cup away from a sipdown of this. :( Too bad as this is a green that I can get behind!

I’m rewatching Doctor Who now that it’s on netflix, but OMG, those early episodes are really pretty awful. And I love David Tennant and his Doctor, but going back just reminds me how flawed some of the characters are. :( Maybe I’ll just skip an episode or two. :P

This is a good though because TEA plays an important role. Even if it is an awful Christmas episode. (Those are generally cringeworthy, aren’t they? Aside from the 2 newest ones!)

VariaTEA

My roommate got a cup of this to go last weekend and all I can remember when walking on the street is the smell of fruit loops.

Cavocorax

Yikes! Once you smell it, you can’t UN-SMELL it. :P

VariaTEA

That is for sure but I do recall taking a sip of it and enjoying the flavor which did not taste like fruit loops. I think I might pick some of this up next time I am at David’s because I recall it being quite good.

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82

Mmmm. This is a nice rich start to my day. Not much caramel – more honeyed molasses, but it’s very good.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
1696 tasting notes

:( This just isn’t hitting the spot for me tonight. Bleh. Hopefully my cup of Zen’s Phoenix Pearls waiting for me in my timolino make up for it.

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Sipdown! (93)

This is ok. It’s not great. I drank it, but I don’t want any more.

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drank Bangkok Blend by Harney & Sons
1696 tasting notes

And another sipdown today! (94)

I think I’ll miss this. It reminds me of that Coco-Lemon Thai from Davids, but I think I preferred this version. I wish I had some for side-by-side comparison but it’s not that big a deal. This is a nice tea, but not for every day – I need to crave it.

Courtney

This is my favourite!

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drank Spiced Fig by DAVIDsTEA
1696 tasting notes

Yes…. this is my favorite of the Winter Collection (which, isn’t saying much?) The flavour combination makes me think of Christmas festivities. The only downside is the weight. It’s basically 10g per cup so it’s a little expensive..

CrowKettle

This one reminded me of hot apple cider with cloves and some extra fruit. I preferred it to the cake-ish blends too (although DT note says it’s trying to be a cake as well?). :)

Amariel

I agree. I like it best, but the weight this is an issue.

Dinosara

I’m interested to try this one in comparison to Teavana’s Fig Rose… The latter isn’t spiced like this one, but they seem kind of similar otherwise.

Roswell Strange

Urghhh… I just got home from Central Canada Comic Con with extra money from what I’d budgeted. I was looking to spend that on the teas I was interested in from the new DAVIDsTEAs released, but it seems like the general consensus in not favourable for the three I was interested in (this being one of them, and then White Chocolate Frost, and the Gingerbread Rooibos).

Cavocorax

I’d get a little bit of those three – it seems like they were the better ones. I liked the gingerbread, and this was good although it doesn’t give me as many cups as I’d like. White Chocolate Frost was good but it’s a bit oily with weird green drops left on the mug? But it tastes good. So, why not try them? Just don’t buy too much, just in case!

Cavocorax

But Coffee Cake and Choconut are mostly nonononono

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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I figured I’d better have some of this so it will fit in a smaller tin, because when I get my 8.8 oz of Ceylon Star, I’ll want to use my 7 oz RML tin for it.

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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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