22 Tasting Notes

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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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60

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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75

This is what I now drink on the weekend instead of coffee. I try to stay away from caffeine, but if I’m going to do it, I may as well do it right. It’s alright steeped in water, but it’s much better steeped in hot almond milk. Normally I would just use my regular 3.25% milk, but I was out, and had the almond milk handy. Really great. I like the natural sweetness of the cinnamon that comes out in this one, and the cocoa is great. Agreed that this is not a clean looking tea, but that’s alright. I steeped this one in water for about 20 minutes and found the mate flavor a bit strong; I’m used to drinking mates with a bombilla though, so it wasn’t all that unpleasant. Steeped for 20 minutes in the hot almond milk, though, made it something really special. I also use about a tbsp of this in my nordic mug, so much more than recommended. I like it strong.

I’m not going to drink this one every day, but when I need a little bit of a boost, I’d reach for this over coffee any day.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
danideskjob

Also great steeped and cooled, then used in a morning protein shake. Bit of a kick, super tasty. I’m liking this one more and more, the more I drink it.

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
22 tasting notes

It’s not terrible, I just wish it tasted the way it smells. It smells gorgeous. Spices and fruit and wonderfulness. You go to take a sip, it smells like winter and roaring fires and being bundled up with a good book to read.

And then it tastes like hibsicus. I ended up getting this at the end of the season for a good discount, and there is a small part of me that’s been considering just picking out all the awesome parts and leaving the hibiscus behind. Very little cinnamon or spice. The popcorn is cute but doesn’t really add anything.

I’m disappointed. I’ll drink it, because I bought it. But I wouldn’t buy it again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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95

I’m preparing a Timolino of this as I type. I came across this a few weeks ago because it was discounted on the website. I have stomach issues so thought I would give it a try. I’m so glad I gave it a shot. The cost of putting this tea together would be substantial if buying the spices individually, so it’s nice to have them all together. And it works.

After reading up on these types of teas, I’ve learned that the longer you can steep it, the better it is (and the better it works). I would agree. I usually just get mine ready in the Timolino first thing in the morning and then it’s ready at lunchtime. Yup, I usually steep it between four and five hours. And it’s wonderful. I really enjoy the flavour, and I’m amazed at how well it works. If I sip on this all day, I don’t tend to suffer from my usual stomach problems (just general nausea and ickiness, nothing serious). It’s also nice after a Bikram class (even though drinking something hot after coming out a hot classroom can be difficult). It’s unfortunate that this has been discontinued. I’ve stocked up and hopefully it will last me a little while. I’ve gone through about 150g in the past month.

It’s become a very comforting flavour and aroma for me.

Flavors: Anise

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85

I keep a box of this at work at all times. Along with the Feeling Soothed, I have this on my person at all times. I have some anxiety issues and I find that this tea is great for calming me a little bit without making me lethargic. The citrus is a lovely addition, and helps to cut through the camomile. It’s nice before bed, but it’s also nice at work when dealing with a stressful situation, or just when feeling a bit overwhelmed. I stopped drinking plain camomile as soon as I discovered this one.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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