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24 Tasting Notes

I went to the store looking specifically for a sleep blend. I picked a few up but chose this one as I love caramel. Unfortunately, I do not taste any caramel. But it does have a nice spicy yet sweet flavor and after one sip I felt relaxed. Time will tell if it helps my slumber.

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It is a rare green tea that I enjoy. But this is sweet, smooth, and light. I decided to sample this because I love caramel and this does not disappoint. I used 1 teaspoon and it’s perfect. My only complaint, and this is appearing to be the case with all of the sample sizes I am opening, the leaves are so tiny that they float their way into my mug. I have to sip around them until they finally sink to the bottom.

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2 min, 0 sec

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drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Another sample received with an order. Leaves smell of cocoa and hazelnut. Again the leaves are too small for my infuser and I have tea leaves in my cup. After steeping for 4 minutes I smell and taste hazelnut, but no chocolate. I added a bit too much water so it’s not very flavorful.

As it cools, this tea tastes medicinal. Still no chocolate and not much hazelnut. I’ll try it again since I have enough of the sample for one more, but I don’t have high hopes.

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4 min, 0 sec

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drank Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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I received a sample of this with my very first Davids Tea purchase. I purchased the caffeine-free sample pack and can’t wait to try them out. Since I’m much into the Christmas and winter mood now, I am happy to try this out.
I could smell gingerbread in the leaves, but a very sweet gingerbread. I guess that would be the molasses. After the tea steeped for 5 minutes, the taste was much less sweet and definitely like a gingerbread cookie to me. I am happy with it. I did add a splash of milk after a few sips to see if it would be any better, but the milk didn’t make a noticeable difference.
My only complaint, and I don’t know if this is a trait of all of Davids products or just this sample, the leaves are incredibly small and many made their way into my tea. I’m not a fan of that.

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5 min, 0 sec

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This tea smells very much like sweet butterscotch candy, which is deceiving since it did not taste overly sweet. It was good, but I think I may add some rock sugar next time and see how it comes out. I used 1.5 teaspoons and will not adjust it for the next cup. I have only tried a couple of white teas in the past and like how light they are. This is no exception.

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2 min, 0 sec

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I’ve tried this tea quite a few times now and can’t believe that I’ve forgotten to write a tasting note!

The tea smells very sweet and syrupy, both dry and after steeping. Unfortunately, it leaves a chalky and dry feeling in my mouth and is a bit too sweet for my liking. I discovered that, for me, this tea is best as a latte. I add 4-8 ounces of hot milk and it is heaven in a cup. Especially now that the weather is turning cooler it is a great treat morning, day or night! I can taste a buttery smooth pancake with a syrup aftertaste. Not too sweet and no longer chalky.

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drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
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This is a pretty tea and smells great too. The dry leaves smell strongly of peach with a hint of apple and pineapple. After steeping it is purely peach. Subtle yet delicious. I used 2 teaspoons and will probably leave it at that.

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5 min, 0 sec

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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I had the last of my sample today. I did enjoy this tea and was able to get 3 steeps from 1 1/2 teaspoons. I still think it tasted better once it got cold; I feel like the flavors combined better and it went down smoother. I am going to miss this one but not enough to re-order it. There are too many other teas to try including the 15 samples I just received in the mail!

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4 min, 0 sec

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drank Red Raspberry by Harney & Sons
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I received this as a gift. It smells significantly floral. It’s taste is first flowery then a hint of raspberry and a peppermint aftertaste. As it cools the peppermint gets stronger. This one is not for me.

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I’ve had this tea for quite a while, previous to starting my tasting log. This is my last bag. I will not be purchasing this again. The Harney Soho chocolate coconut blend is much better than this.

The tea bag smells very artificial, quite chemical like. Unfortunately the taste is not much better. Adding milk, sweetener, anything….it does not help to better the flavor.

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5 min, 0 sec

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I don’t know a whole lot about tea, but want to explore it more and remember the journey!

I am a 30-something year old wife and stay-at-home-mother of one. When I have time to myself I enjoy tv, classical music, reading, knitting, and math puzzles. But mostly I spend my time playing play doh and dollhouse, coloring, and creating with Legos.

I’m trying to figure out the best system for rating each tea. Unfortunately it’s not easy to pick out an exact number on my iPad (which is what I use most frequently), so my ratings must be in a range.

0-20: This was terrible, my husband can drink the rest.
21-45: This tea was drinkable.
46-70: I enjoyed this but not enough to purchase again.
71-99: I enjoyed this and would buy it again.
100: One of my favorites; it will always be in my cupboard.

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Long Island, NY, USA