1562 Tasting Notes

drank Bubbie's Baklava by DAVIDsTEA
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Hot, this was ok. Not great, but ok. Some sips were better than others. I was hoping for more cakey/pastry flavour, which I got maybe a hint of. For the most part, instead I found something more like chai. But not in a pleasing way. All spice, no tea!
As the cup cooled, oh dear that was not cool. Not cool at all!
I’ve never been a fan of chicory, but I find that in some teas it does really well, and not so much in others. Well I guess this is the not so much? Ick. Dislike.


how can they get away with making so many disgusting teas? ecch


I dunno, I always wondered that myself TeaBrat. They seem to sell a lot of them, so someone has to be drinking it??? And the girl in the store told me this is “one of her favourites” (how, I don’t know!)

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drank Bedouin Chai by Wissotzky Tea
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Almost done my sample!!
I’ve been trying to sip down as many teas as possible lately, because I have a bunch of stuff incoming from Butiki and Lupicia. Plus the tea festival is coming up so I expect I’ll end up collecting a bunch there as well.
If I could just find some time to organize my stash, I have a feeling things would go much more smoothly!


If I had room to organize my stash. :/


A tea festival??


Dustin – Haha yep, that too! I spend half an hour this morning going through and weeding out the easy sipdowns. I’m hoping to get my stash down to non samples only :P


Tabby – Yep, the Toronto Tea Festival is this weekend! If you’re ever in town, its a fun time. Worth checking out :D

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Goodbye Taiwanese Assam!! The memories you gave me will be cherished always xo




hear hear! I feel like we should sing for shes a jolly good fellow or something

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This was really good today. Just the right amount of spice, apple, and potato. YUM!!!
I do like the first version of this more, it was closer to what I remember of potato pancakes because the ones I know don’t have apple in them.
I did add a sprinkle of sugar to bring out the background notes. It was a little to much on the cinnamon side until I did that. Glad I still have a small tin left

adagio breeze

I’m pretty sure the original version contained apple pieces as well.


It did!! but not as many. and the flavour was milder.

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drank Winter Solstice by ESP Emporium
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I think it was Azzrian who gave me this sample. Thanks!!

A basic fruity tea with some vanilla thrown in. Not particularly memorable but I finished the cup just fine and it was smoother than I expected. Maybe I’ll cold brew the last little bit.

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drank Tazo Chai by Tazo
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I really need to leave some tea for sipdowns at the’s boyfriend’s place. I always end up drinking this one since it’s the only one he has that I can drink (mostly he has berg infested ones)
Not that its a bad tea, and I’m not over that often. I’m just annoyed that drinking this one takes away from lowering my stash at home!!! sighs
Crap. One of the kids just saw me say I’m at the “boyfriend’s”. Eeeps!


im not much for chai


I like it for a change :)

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drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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This was a pleasant enough oolong. Not my favourite though.
As I said in a comment on someone else’s review, I think the kombucha powder just isn’t working for me. I looooove kombucha, but apparently not the powder version.
Also, throwing berry into the mix? ugh. What a weird combo.
I did manage to finish the cup. Lucky it was given to me no charge :D

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Sweet. Peachy sweetness. That’s all I’m getting really. Maybe a hint of papaya. Not much else. More like juice than anything. I need to try it iced and cold brewed!


Yep, juice is a good comparison, haha.


Yep. It smells sooooo good though. I bet it’d go great as Kombucha

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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I kinda want to keep this around til next Xmas but it may be a bit stale by then. I do have a tin for it. Hmmm. Decisions decisions!

Bear With Me

I had no issues with mine going stale in the tin. I had enough to lat me throughto a week before the re release :)


Oooh good to know, thx hun xo

Bear With Me

It seems to have a better shelf life than some of their other blends with the candies, like pumpkin chai or glitter and gold.


heh, I hope so! some of their teas go a bit rancid over time


I had some that lasted quite well for 2 years. I believe only teas with added nutty bits or coconut are likely to go rancid, others may just lose flavour.


Kittenna, good point. I can always get more if it doesn’t work out (and I won’t be crushed if it gets discontinued)

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I went in expecting something awful, after looking at the reviews. But hey, this isn’t so bad! I’m shocked. Maybe all the flavouring went to the bottom of the packet I shared with Kittenna? Actually, it was pretty non-memorable until I added a 1/3 tsp of sugar. That seemed to perk things up a bit. Of course it isn’t a crazy level of flavouring, but I can definitely tell it’s grapefruit, with that slight bitterness that sort of folds right into the sweet aspect, in a way that still manages to make both very apparent.
Actually, based on this cup alone I would definitely consider grabbing more. However, based on reviews, I highly suspect this tea is simply a finicky one, and that I happened to get lucky in my brewing. There are enough leaves for one more cup, so I’ll see what happens with that one.
Also, I’m really enjoying the black/green mix. Great pairing of teas.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 0 OZ / 0 ML

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!


Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)



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