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15 Tasting Notes

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I add 1 1/4 spoonfuls like the package says and find it the perfect, non-caffeinated afternoon tea after I’ve already drank plenty of caffeine in the morning. It’s pleasant, not overly sweet (although, if you prefer more sweetness, you can definitely add your own), and has a nice light banana taste to it.

I have no problems with it. If you want a stronger taste (as in, find it underwhelming), just simply add more spoonfuls!
If you’re in for a full day of paper writing like me, I’m sure you’d appreciate this to accompany your day :).

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
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The first time I tasted this tea, I didn’t like it (was something my boss brought in). After that, I told myself never to try it again.
My boss got tired of it and one afternoon a few months later, I gave it another try. The next day, I gave it another. …etc.
Fast forward to today; I have my own bag stashed in my drawer at work and have been addictively drinking a cup every afternoon since.
…almost time to restock!

To be more specific: this tea has a very acquired taste. Most people are turned off by the dry smell itself. For me, the tea is refreshing, thirst-quenching, and tea-craving-satisfying all at once. One perfect mid-afternoon work day green tea pick-me-up.
:)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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96

I first bought this tea in a “David’s Top 3” pack for three friends for Christmas. Of course, I opened each little container to smell them – who could resist doing that?
Fast forward one month later, I finally tried this tea in a to-go cup.
Fast forward another whole month after that and I have finally bought my own 30g pouch of it.

This tea is worth buying. It’s sweet all on its own and the fruity tastes are easy to detect, but not overwhelming. The rooibos and fruit chunks really complement each other. Can’t wait til summer so I can make this iced!

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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I have not grown to love this yet, but I do appreciate it’s tart fruity flavour. I wish there were more goji berries in it (but that may just be the package that I got).

I actually don’t find it too flavourful on its own. I add a tiny spoonful of brown sugar which usually sweetens it to a satisfying taste. A nice tea to bring in a thermos and sip throughout work or class.

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76

It took a few times (3 or 4?), but I’ve come to really appreciate this tea. I only used 1 teaspoon instead of the 1.5 the label says and it didn’t seem too overpowering of a flavour and the green tea didn’t taste bitter.
The fruity tastes are very pleasant and the walnut adds a very subtle hint of flavour as well.
An overall simple flavoured green tea that is quite a delight to have after dinner. :)

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Do not:
-be stingy. If you want this tea to taste good, put the 1.5 spoonfuls (or maybe even 2). I wondered to myself whether a few less almonds or apple pieces would really make a difference and learned that it does.
-add tea leaves. I added a few green tea leaves thinking it wouldn’t affect the taste, but it did (and not for the better).

I absolutely adore the smell of this in the bag and also steeped, but a part of me doesn’t want to repurchase this often or buy it in large quantities because it simply has no actual tea leaves in it.
I love that it turns pink and has a nice sweet taste to it, but it doesn’t ever really satisfy my “tea craving” (do you know what I mean?) and is more of a novelty “tea” for me.

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80

One rounded spoonful of tea leaves creates a beautiful orange-red-coloured drink with noticeable vanilla flavour.
For red rooibos lovers, this is highly recommended. I usually drink this without sugar or milk and after steeping for about 5 min, the leaves still provide satisfying flavour after a re-steep.
My favourite for lazy (and cold) afternoons.

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76

It’s a nice, refreshing tea for lazy Sunday afternoons!
I make a teapot (about 2 cupfuls) and adore the nice hints of mango and peach in this lightly flavoured white tea.
Recommended for people who don’t want anything too strong in taste. No need for milk or sugar either. An overall delightful fruity tea.

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Maybe I should give it a second chance, but really, I’ve never tasted a more underwhelming chamomile (and I usually love just plain chamomile).

I used a nice heaping spoonful and a half of tea leaves. Steeped it for about 5 minutes. Tasted it and found it watery/barely flavourful. Steeped it again and drank it with the leaves still in the cup. Added a bit of milk, a bit of condensed milk.
Nothing really helped its tastelessness.
Nevertheless, I drank the rest anyway and decided to never buy it (thank goodness the leaves were given to me as a sample).

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92

I love this tea so much I consider it a treat every time I steep a bag from it even though earl grey in general is a standard morning tea.
The taste is SO FLAVOURFUL. I pour enough hot water to fill my teapot, which makes enough for two mugfuls, add some milk, add some condensed milk or brown sugar, maybe add a drop of vanilla extract and voila: a beautiful way to start the morning and wake me up a little bit.
:)

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