232 Tasting Notes

47
drank Mango Shade by Silk Road
232 tasting notes

This tea is so fragrant I actually breathed in the leaves and choked on them in the store, after a few giggles of embarassment I filled a small tin and wisked this one home for a taste test.

After following the directions for Black teas from Silk Roads I decided this time to steep the tea as little as possible and see what happens. The tea had a deep amber colour and the scent of fresh mangoes were intense enough to allude to enjoyable sipping… Not so much, I am starting to think that either a) I don’t like black teas or b) I just don’t like them from Silk Roads…

Here’s hoping it is “a” and not “b”

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

I usually steep black teas for 3.5 to 3 minutes…and keep a pretty close eye on them. Many companies seem to recommend 4 to 5 minutes, but I find that makes them bitter and “burnt”…Hope you find some to enjoy!

MaddHatter

Uniquity, I actually did a little research on properly steeping tea and learned that a) I was pressing down on the bodum too fast, b) the water was too hot (who knew the kettle should rest a few minutes after a hard boil?!) and c) I was using far too much tea. With my newly procured knowledge I can’t wait to try this one again.

Uniquity

Excellent news! (Not that you were “doing it wrong” but that you’ve found a new way to try it out :D)

MaddHatter

L, that post was made after watching the “You’re doing it wrong” video on chow.com about preparing tea… doot-dah-doo… ;)

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92
drank Spicy Mandarin by Silk Road
232 tasting notes

Not my most favourite tea, but for the tea connaisuer this tea is probably more up their alley.

Scent is fabulous! Even after it was steeped I truly enjoyed sitting in my favourite reading chair and sniffing the tea while ignoring the book I was reading at that time. But as for taste, if I wasn’t so against honey and sugar I am sure I could find more enjoyment in this tea if it was steeped less and sweetened with something.

Note: steep time is as suggested by Silk Roads

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Dulce & Banana by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

Ummm, I don’t think this tea was the one I had the day I left with an iced banana tea… When I steeped this one at home today it was nothing but chamomile, which will be great on those days I can’t sleep… but not a tasty tea I will go for – Bleck!

Uniquity

If it was recently, you probably had iced Banana Daiquiri from the summer collection. Those are the only banana ones I’ve seen in the stores around here for a while, I think.

Indigobloom

I love this tea! if it wasn’t for the darn strike I’d suggest a swap…

MaddHatter

Indigobloom, if I can’t find someone to swap with soon I will pop the bag into a tin to keep the freshness intact, I doubt this strike will be long.

Indigobloom

ahhh, good idea! I hope not… it makes work mighty complicated for me lol

MaddHatter

I found a co-worker who snapped the package up like a kid despret for candy… “Oh God, Erin this smells like Banana Bread! how can you not… IS THAT LAVENDAR?!” yup I think she will be happy and a tea will not be wasted – thankfully… LOL

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100
drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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At first sip this tea was worth getting a little to take home.

It all started with rescuing a friend she was having some car trouble and was late getting to an Arbonne party so I picked her up and took her to the party… that is when I discovered some car trouble of my own… After her party and after the rad issue was delt with we popped over to Davids Tea and this was one of the samples for today. OMG! delish! I think it will be come my crutch on days I need a wake-up kick in the pants.

I can’t wait for that morning to arrive because this was a delish sample! And my 50g is sitting in my cupboard teasing me!

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95
drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

This hot raspberry coloured tea is great iced, though I think it would have gotten a better response if I had asked for “a hit of agave” because the first sip reminded me of Cherry Koolaid with no sugar! Bleck! but once the ice started melting and the tea became less concentrated, my opinion of this “take away” tea slowly changed.

I think it will be worth buying a 100g and savouring over ice this summer… and maybe if I steep it myself I might have an improved opinion.

All in all: Not bad, worth a second chance.

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34

Not overly memorable, and was quickly forgotten.

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98

Oh, I should have bought more than 50g! I have already had two glasses and I am considering steaping the rest of the bag to keep in the fridge. I will certianly get back to Davids Tea for another 100g+!!!

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drank Dulce & Banana by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

I think this tea may have been a miss-purchase, but I will find out when I taste it if it is the Banana tea I had iced one of the times I walked into Davids Tea

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95
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

I sipped this as a sample when entering Davids Tea for the third time in less than a week and instantly asked for 100g to take home.

This tea is increadible!

With summer weather coming it will be great iced!

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drank Cocomama Lime by DAVIDsTEA
232 tasting notes

This was the first tea I left Davids Tea with, and although I forgot about the tea and ended up over steeping it I was still impressed enough to go back and purchase this tea for my shelf. It has now become a part of my week day morning ritual… Delish!

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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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