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97
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

Ummm, maybe not the best tea to have at 9pm, but when I purchased it today, I could not wait to get it home, and there was no paitence to wait for Sunday breakfast… Nope, not at all!

When I first smelled the leaves I was struck at how much this smelled like that horrid “Raspberry Mocha” from Starbucks. This left me a little leary to try it, but I figured there really was nothing to loose since there is only one tea from DAVIDs that I truly did not like (Dolce & Banana) This tea is fun to watch as it steeps and I am a little sad that I left my glass bodum at work, since the raspberries plump right up!

I could only smell the raspberries and chocolate, but taste the mild chicory and almond taste… we’ll see what tomorrow brings.

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80
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

There is not a lot of this tea left. I wish DAVID’s offered tins that held just 50g, because this one is a once in a while dessert tea the large 100g tins makes this tea seem daunting. Does that make sense? I like this tea, but just in small, small doses…

Indigobloom

that makes total sense!! I’ve been searching for a 50, or even 25g tin for months! Afraid to use the dollar store variety, filled with all that BPA blech!

MaddHatter

Try TeaDesire, they have beautiful tins…
http://www.teadesire.com/categories.php?cat=62
They don’t have 50g tins, but they do have 25g and beautiful 100g tins that I have sitting on my kitchen counter.

Indigobloom

thanks MaddHatter! I’ll keep those in mind for sure. For now, I’m trying to stay local… shipping costs and all *sighs

Indigobloom

looks like they have some really nice teas, I wish I could order a bunch!!

MaddHatter

I’m not about to give this company anymore money for teas. I went into their Naniamo store, and nearly died! as a former sales rep for various companies I was shocked and appalled at their up-sales tactics and lack of friendliness, their oolongs are impeccable, but I am hard pressed to spend the money. But They are the only place I have found tins I like (until DAVIDs gets some new fashionable ones)

Indigobloom

oh. another one of THOSE companies. Le sigh…

Cattibrie

David does small personalized tins for weddings and such. I wonder if we emailed them on-masse if they would get the hint we want smaller tins and sell them un-personalized.

MaddHatter

I remember an employee mentioning that there is something in the works for smaller tins – but that could be just me perpetuating rumour?

KG

If you find tins somewhere else be sure to bring them into DavidsTea, as you can get a 50 cent discount off your tea by bringing in any tin, not just a DavidsTea tin (so long as you are getting 50 grams or more) :)

Amariel

Teaopia now has some small washi tins. Not too expensive, and with Davids, you can get nearly any amount of tea as I’m sure you know. I haven’t checked out to see whether Silk Road has any small tins.

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80
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

This was my “tea to go” today, myself and two other co-workers piled into my car for a trip to DAVIDs for a between shift purusal… uh-oh, 3 women in a tea shop is like a bunch of kids in a candy store screaming for the attentions of the one person behind the counter. But I must say she was calm cool and collected!

When I first sniffed these maple infused leaves I was hit in the face with so much syrup I worried that it would come off tasting like a D grade maple syrup, but I decided to take the plunge and who knew this would be so delightful?! Drinking it hot reminds me of winters huddled around troughs filled with snow eagerly holding that precious popcicle stick, breathing in the scent of fresh snow, fresh tapped trees adn boiling maple syrup and waiting, WAITING for that sticky boiled goodness to be poured over the snow so you can wrap your stick in it and stand cheeks rosey and toes frozen as you savour that maple goodness that makes Canada Great!

This is a great tea and my first Rooibos that will leave me looking for more on pancake and french toast Sundays!

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97
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
1381 tasting notes

I accidentally oversteeped this! Egad!!
Not a good thing to do with this tea, that really does ruin the flavour when it sits for too long.
I didn’t get as much “whisky” flavour this time around. It was good, but I’ve had better steeps of this one. My bad *sighs
Oh, but I did do a second steep, and when it was still hot… I had a few sips of overwhelming peach!!! I’ve never seen that particular aspect present itself so strongly in this tea before. Who knew??
By the time it had cooled, the peach was well and gone of course. I wonder if I do more steeps next time, will I get an entire cup of peach? Hmmm. Usually, I don’t make it past two, maybe three… Me thinks I need to push atleast four!

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97
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
1381 tasting notes

After my last tea-scapade I needed something surefire to pick me up. and no surprise, this did the job! Two steeps and I was in heaven. See my previous notes for the reason why!
Only now I’m a bit traumatized… it’s been so long since I had a new yummy black tea, I’m feeling the burn man! (yes, I am an addict, and I don’t need help!)
I’m considering drastic measures here— Renting a Telus bike on my lunch hour tomorrow just to score some goods. ha! I’ll find that evasive wonder tea somewhere even if I get jitters trying!

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97
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
1381 tasting notes

now here we have a novelty tea! but I love it.
The first infusion was heavy on the whisky, not letting much else come through. It was strong, and generally what I had hoped for, except that the peach was far too mild. The second infusion was even better! I could really taste the peach here and it became super smooth, almost creamy. The third infusion was more or less the same but weaker… enough so that I doubt it could have done a fourth.
Next time, I’ll try shorter infusions and see if I can get more out of it.
Either way, this one is naturally sweet, complex, drastically different between infusions, and overwhelmingly tasty!! nothing but good things to say about this one.
Oh ya, and eating the nuts/fruit afterwards is fun to! :P

aisling of tea

I never steep my whites for more than 30 seconds on the first infusion, it somehow makes them stronger. I will definitely have to try this one hot! De had it hot first and was blown away by it.

Indigobloom

ah, see I’ve always done it for a few minutes, but I will try it for 30 seconds next time! I keep forgetting…. typical me!

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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

Still dying of allergies. Mom suggested a hot toddy, but I’m not in the mood for booze, so I added a few drops of honey and lemon to this….yum. It’s soothing, it’s helping my throat…love. So much love for this one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec
KeenTeaThyme

Allergies have hit me full blown as well.Yikes! Guess I have no choice but to get this one… ;)

Jenn

I can’t wait to try this one!

MaddHatter

So wish I have not over done my tea allowance for this month… :) Hopefully this one will be popular enough to keep around a while.

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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

I have sad news, my friends. Horrible, terrible news. This tea that has won our hearts? Is only around for Father’s Day. I am heartbroken…and going to stock up like crazy.

This tea is still amazing. Going to try it hot today and then try to talk the wife into buying 250 g of it >.>

Preparation
Iced
MaddHatter

I am going to have to check this one out… but I have over spent on teas the past little while I might have to wait for allowance, LOL

GalInTheGreyHat

It looked really good. Darn I was hoping it would be around a bit longer!

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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

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100
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

As we know by now, I am from The South. Not the south as in any state in the lower half of the US, but The South. Grew up in Tennessee and went to college in Kentucky. My area’s known for not letting the civil war die (I’ve done many reenactments in my time), good manners, chivalry, and, of course, whisky. So when I heard about this tea I had to try it. I love my whisky. I have three kinds in the house now, all made in Tennessee or Kentucky. (Can you guess which three?)

I made a jug of this for the fridge as soon as my wife got home with it. I adore this tea. Like she said, it tastes like whisky without the burn. I brewed it a little weak, but have no fear! This tea and I are in for a long, happy future. It is delicious and as tempting as with was to drop a little Jack or Jim in when I first tried it this morning, I resisted. However, it is well after five now…hmmm. Nah, I don’t want to mess up the smoothness with the burn of alcohol…tonight, anyway.

Also, I drank two cups of tea last night so this could be my 400th tasting note. Holy cow!

QuiltGuppy

Happy 400th! It looks like you made a great choice, too! :)

Indigobloom

wow congrats on your 400th! try multiple infusions if you can bear it hot, the second one is really smooth!!!

aisling of tea

Thanks and I will definitely do so! This is a tea I think I will keep in stock year round.

Jenn

I have to try this one! My mother used to make her own “cough medicine” with Jim, lemon, and sugar. Yeah, that’s just sweetened whisky Mom! How did I survive my childhood?

QuiltGuppy

@Jenn – So did my mom! (Well, she used honey instead of sugar.) Either that, or if we couldn’t sleep, she would just give us a capful of straight whisky. :)

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84
drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
520 tasting notes

Mmmm. Got to try this today. Not usually a fan of whites, but I had to try this one. Whiskey galore. Nice little smoky whiskey flavour without the sharpness of the actual alcohol, definitely could taste the peach in it as well. Very tasty.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

I don’t care for this tea, to be honest. I didn’t expect to, but I wanted to give it a go, since I didn’t expect to enjoy Read My Lips either. I’m just not a big fan of chocolate in teas.

Also, something in this tea gives me an intense headache…I think. I’ve had it twice now and twice I haven’t finished it due to headache, but I’m going to give it one more try before I say for certain.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
1351 tasting notes

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90
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
1 tasting notes

Nuts about this tea! The pale pink colour is lovely, and the smell reminds me of oatmeal raisin cookies. Can taste the almond, but I think the apple stands out more. Will definitely purchase more of this tea! ($3.90 CAD/30 grams)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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86

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea – it’s really good. I can see why it’s been such a hit with the Steepsterites. It has such a rich, delicious flavor.

I love the way the buttery note builds. By the time I’ve finished the cup (which I just did), the flavor is so very buttery and rich and creamy. YUM! Very decadent.

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62

This tea has a very light citrus flavour and the bergamot creates a very smooth taste that makes it easy to drink.

That said, I think this tea is a bit too mild for me. If one doesn’t really like grassy flavour typical of some green teas, I can see the appeal of this particular blend, but I would personally like something with a bolder taste.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
1381 tasting notes

I used the last bit of this sample to make iced. It was ok.
But for now, I think I’ll stick with hot brewing and then icing in the fridge. Cold brewing seems to leave an odd round note that sticks in the back of my throat, with black teas.
Now I wish I had some left to try hot brewed/iced.

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