27 Tasting Notes

90
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
27 tasting notes

Oh yes. Oh goodness yes. This tea is wonderful. It’s got a great honey aroma and the flavour is gorgeous. It’s pure honey. But it’s not sickly sweet, I don’t find. I’ll just keep adding water to the tea and it keeps tasting awesome. I do get a little bit of a kick from it, which is nice. I used to go for mate teas that were a lot more basic and a lot more bitter, so this has been a welcome addition to my collection. Unfortunately I only have a small amount because I got it in the Easter Tea Hunt, but I think this is officially one to add to the cupboard.

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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50
drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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The only way I could recommend this tea is to someone who really, REALLY likes melon teas. Personally, I’m not a fan, and that’s about the only flavour I got from this. I got it in the Easter Tea Hunt so at least I don’t have a lot of it. I’m going to try it iced but I’m worried that will bring out the melon even more. And it would probably bring out more of the floral notes, which wouldn’t be a step in the right direction.

Flavors: Floral, Green Melons

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90
drank Oolong Supreme by DAVIDsTEA
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Yes, it’s double the price of most of the oolongs at David’s Tea. I was so skeptical but I’m really enjoying oolongs lately and decided to go for something special. I was not disappointed. I brewed my first cup and made sure that my timing was exact, because I didn’t want it getting too strong. Well, after I had my first sip, I knew I was in trouble. Darn my expensive tastes! This is light and buttery and delicate and I could just drink it all the time.

I also mix it with the Pink Flamingo to make iced tea for my husband and he can’t get enough of it. A full “perfect spoon” of each in a 45oz pot, brew it as long as you want (I’ve even done it overnight to concentrate the flavours). Thank goodness for the Frequent Steeper program because this will be a good one to get for free!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
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I picked this one up for free with the frequent steeper program and it’s wonderful though I can’t see myself ever paying full price for it.

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100

This is one of my favourite teas. I bought a small tin of it on sale because I read that oolong helps with anxiety. Well, while I think that’s true, I would drink this tea even if it didn’t. It’s got wonderful flavour, it never gets too strong, no matter how long I brew it. It’s just so nice and light and fruity and great. I’ll usually do at least two infusions from the “perfect spoon” and it’s just so lovely every time.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Kokomo Green by DAVIDsTEA
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I had bought this to make iced tea and it was a mistake. I should have been more careful reading the label because the three different types of flower petals should have been a tip-off. This tea is SO floral. I’m working my way through the little tin I got on sale, but it’s not great. It seems to work a bit better as hot tea; something about the chilling really seems to bring out the floral notes.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90

Definitely one of my favourite Chais. I like that I can steep this one as long as I want and it doesn’t get bitter. It works for multiple steeps as well. I got this on sale in a Chai collection and I’m really pleased with it. Nice spice flavours. This is one that I always have with me, just in case.

The cinnamon and cloves are most pronounced, bit of ginger, but then there’s the rooibos which just has a FLAVOUR that I can’t quite put my finger on. I don’t really get the coconut flavour from this, but I’m not exactly trying to find it either.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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100

Supposedly oolong teas are supposed to help with anxiety so this is my first oolong from David’s Tea, to try it out.

I’m definitely getting the peach flavour, but it’s mild. Not unpleasant. As I said, I’m not familiar with oolong teas, so I’m not sure what I expected. If I didn’t know better, I’d think I was drinking a tisane. Not a lot of tannin at all. All I’m really getting is some mild peach. It’s not bad, but I don’t know that I would repurchase.

Flavors: Peach

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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75

I used this for its intended purpose: my stomach was feeilng upset. I was skeptical, but it worked. Placebo effect? Maybe. But the flavour was actually very pleasant, nice for a mint tea. Not overwhelming, but not sweet, either. Just nice. I’d usually have a cup of New Delhi Delight if my stomach was feeling a bit “off,” but this would make a nice change every now and then.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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90

I got this as part of the “cold survival kit” and I think it’s the best of the bunch. Multiple steeps, spicy ginger flavour. It actually did help me feel a little bit better when I was suffering from a pretty nasty cold.

It’s really just ginger. I don’t get much else from it, other than that distinct rooibos flavour. But it’s a rich, pure ginger flavour. If you really like ginger, you’ll probably like this tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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50

It tastes like water. I used more of this than I normally would, because it’s so chunky. Really big chunks of fruit. It still tastes like water. I steeped it for almost an hour in an insulated mug and I’m still having trouble finding any flavor. And it’s so disappointing because the dry tea smells just like a spiced holiday cake, really amazing. I realize that you might have to use a lot of this type of tistane to get any real flavour, but I don’t think it’s very economical to use 1/4 cup of the stuff to make a cup of tea. And the directions on the bag are for 2tsp (when most DTs usually take 1.25tsp). But 2 tsp is not nearly enough.

I feel like I’d get more out of this if I just ate it as a snack, rather than trying to brew it.

Maybe I should have doubled the amount of tea to make my travel mug. Maybe the 2tsp is just for an 8oz cup?

Flavors: Cloves, Nuts, Stewed Fruits

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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