232 Tasting Notes

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

Oh Lime Gelato, how you make people jealous of us!

I love this tea, I love making it at work in my glass botum and the astonisment of the children as the leaves unfold and the steam fills the room with the delicious lime gelato scent to the point that the oldest child in my care yells: “I can taste the lime gelato in the air!”

I will soon be to the bottom of this tin and a little sad about it, but… but… I know there is still time to buy some more, and maybe DAVIDsTEA will keep this one as a “seasonal item” (at least please keep it on the shelves until September! PLEASE!?!

This delightful guy went really well with the Noodle Box dinner that was served at last nights Summer Training Meeting! Mmmm the lime flavour added that extra punch to my Thai Red Curry dish, and even helped cool the “THIS is NOT MILD Spice” reaction I had to my first and subsequent bites of food. Thank goodness for that!

I love, love, LOVE this tea but I am not sure I could ever enjoy it hot, it just would not work!

Indigobloom

I dunno there was something comforting about it hot! but then I am a nutcase haha

MaddHatter

Each to their own right? I think that today I might try it hot since the almost Summer weather is back to rainy and cold.

Indigobloom

Hmmm, I look forward to that review! :)

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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Jungle Ju-Ju… Please for the love of God wake me up enough to help me play the part of “Bus Driver” this morning! I stayed up too late, reading a book that was somewhat of a let down and somewhat great, with a little “Happy Kombucha” by my side… But 4 hours sleep will get me know where when the work day today goes from 7am (which means up by 6am out of the house by 6:30am) and not home again until 9pm… Oh I am not sure how I feel about Summer Training Days!

Jungle Ju-Ju, please oh please make sure I am not too grumpy today!

Jenn

I need to try this one! If it can cure grumpiness, I’m in :)

MaddHatter

Well, it certianly allowed me to be coherent enough to drive a school bus full of kids to school. And because there are no nuts in this one I can take it too work! I love Chocolate Rocket, but I can’t take it to work (stupid Almonds! ….so tasty)

MaddHatter

It did cure the “grumpies”

Jenn

I’m sold! I’m trying to justify (rationalize) a my next $50+ David’s Tea order. Since there’s a $20 shipping charge for all orders under $50, and free shipping for orders over $50… only a fool would pass up $20 of free tea! This is very fuzzy math I know. As if I could help going overboard with my order regardless of the shipping cost.

MaddHatter

It might be better to wait until the strike is over too… But then again right now the Jungle Ju-Ju is $5/50g… … nudge-nudge

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I don’t quite recall how this sample tasted other than it was notable enough for me to consider puting it on my shopping list.

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79
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

Cranky tummy fixed by Happy Kumbucha!

There is something to be said about fragrant tea and an upset tummy. By the second infusion of this Oolong, I was starting to feel less bloaty, and grumpy by far.

Maybe it is the new tea basket I have, or maybe it is all the practice steeping teas that is making the process not only easy but somewhat enjoyable. I thought Oolongs were not for me, but I think tonight I might actually manage a third steeping.

Steep 1: Fragrant and deliciously fruity as well as marked by that wonderous gold colour that makes safflowers so popular.

Steep 2: Still fragrant, not as fruity, but a subtle creaminess is starting to come through. Still a delightful golden colour, like the rays of the sun.

Steep 3: I am not a fan of the third steeping. It seems more like coloured water, which is in direct contradiction to the scent and vivid colour – maybe it is the heat of the liquid in cup but this tea is still working to make me feel a lot better than last night!

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drank Mango Shade by Silk Road
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Nope, I tried it a second time, and this tea although blissfully fragrant is just not a tea for me. I wish it were, I love m ango, but it’s more black tea than mango when steeped and that is just a huge let down for me. Esspecially when the leaves are so fragrant before steeping.

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95
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

Mmmmm, iced is my friend!

I iced this bad boy up to help me through the Summer Program training tonight, I needed just enough caffine to get me to 9pm but now so much that I would be up all night.

I placed 3 tea spoons into an 8 cup bodum and added 1.5 cups of hot water (from the water cooler) and accidentally let this steep for a full 2 hrs before pouring it over ice. Not overly bitter, but the creamy note really came through this time; delish!

I think this will be my mid-day tea for summer!

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I am a bit of a cranky pants this morning and this was the first tea I reached for, I hope it is able to lift me from my duldrums!

MaddHatter

Oh boy did it ever! So releived.

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drank Iced Princess by Teaopia
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Nope, still not worth the effort…

I steeped this far less this time, and found that it was still bitter and there was a very distinct orange rind taste, not a light taste of zest but full on rind

The next and last time I try this one I will not double it when making iced tea I will stick with one scoop over ice and see if that will help this tea any.

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

Oh so still delicious…

This tea is certianly my weekend pick me up tea! So for sure my weekend day start tea is this. Yumm! and this weekend I tried soaking the tea first in cool water; I understand this is probably not best for a flavoured mate, but it worked and I must say it did bring out the flavour slightly. I did notice that soaking the tea first made the chocolate far more subtle and gave this tea more of an amaretto taste as it helped bring the almonds to the fore front.

I can’t wait for next Saturday, already!

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drank Spicy Mandarin by Silk Road
232 tasting notes

I went to a few tea shops with my brother Saturday and walked away from Murchie’s with a Tuffy Basket Steeper and some new knowledge about steeping teas.

And….

I am on my second steep, and loving every minute of it!

First steep was fragrant and flavourful, with lots of intense mandarin taste. While the second steep allowed for more of the spice to come through, so much so that I am worried the third steep might be a little flat. That doesn’t worry me since I’ve already gotten my money’s worth with two steeps.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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I love to read and what goes better with reading than a hot cup of tea on rainy winter nights and an ice-cold tea on a hot summers day?

I used to drink copious amounts of coffee but that was just a joke, because I never drank enough water to flush out that one cup of coffee (32oz of water to 8oz of coffee?!?) and the variety in tea gives me what I need – it is not often I will drink the same thing twice.

Tea is defiantly more gentle on the waistline… Espcially since when I crave apple pie I can reach for a cup of “Mom’s Apple pie” or if I want caramel corn for my movie night, I just have to brew a cup of “Movie Night”…

I definitely have a preference for Oolongs, flavoured Blacks and a select number of flavoured Rooibos.

I love you tea, this can only get better as the extra weight continues to tapper off!

Oh, did I mention I am a reader, a childcare worker, a teacher, a friend, a sister and so many other things in a day?

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