183 Tasting Notes

78

I’m glad I ordered this. I almost didn’t, as honestly, cilantro in tea scared me off a bit.

I opened the bag with trepidation, but OMG, it smelled sooo good! Light and bright and pineappley, and maybe cilantroey? It has me making up words it smells so good.

Brewed, it loses a bit of its scent, as I expected it would. I tasted the pineapple right away, and a good bit of creaminess. The flavours continued to fade as the tea cooled, until it finally tasted like a weak plain white tea.

So, I’ll be drinking this one fast while it’s still hot, and maybe sniff the bag once in awhile :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

I love this one!!

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81
drank Secret of Love by Tealux
183 tasting notes

This tastes pretty good. I’m not sure why I haven’t been drinking it more – maybe it’s the name. I don’t associate light nutty flavours with the name ‘Secret of Love’.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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86

Sipdown. This is a nice, smooth, comforting tea. I like the lapacho and holy basil base, and the lemongrass gives it a fresh taste.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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80
drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
183 tasting notes

I like this tea more than I expected to. I don’t like ‘floral’ teas, but this one tastes more like apple and cinnamon than flowers to me.

A nice, comforting tea.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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47
drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
183 tasting notes

I’m dropping my rating on this. I haven’t had it in awhile and decided to give it one last chance. It tastes so artificial I ended up dumping most of my cup out.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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48
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
183 tasting notes

I got the email from DavidsTea – buy $25 and get 50g of any tea free. I didn’t need any more tea, but guess where I found myself today? You guessed it.

I honestly couldn’t remember if I’d tried Jessie’s Tea before. I remember debating about it because I love coconut, but I hate lavender, and I was curious as to which would win out in the mix. So I bought a bit today and just tried it.

I do not like the dry scent – lavender lovers would like it. Steeped, I get more of a rooibos scent than anything else. Taste-wise, I’m disappointed, but not surprised. It’s a bit rooibosy, a bit floral, and not at all coconut.

This is going into the trade pile.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
183 tasting notes

I’m on a quest to drink down some of my smaller bags of tea (before I buy more), so this one was up tonight.

I still love the smell in the bag, and am still underwhelmed by the tea itself. It’s not bad, it’s just not that great. Kind of bland.

One more cup and this one is retired. For good.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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71

I like cocoa, oolong, and licorice, so except for the black tea, the ingredients in this are right up my alley. A good start that went downhill when I opened the package. The dry mix has a strong, almost alcohol-like smell to it.

Brewed, it has a lighter smell. The alcohol scent is pretty much gone, thank goodness. Taste-wise, I get a bit of nuttiness, but overall the main impression is sweetness, probably from the licorice and flavourings. I don’t add anything to my tea, and I’m glad here, as I think adding sugar would make it undrinkable (for me).

Overall, it’s drinkable, but not something I think I’ll ever wake up in the morning craving. It’s too bad. If it were a bit nuttier and not as sweet, I think I would have loved it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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88

Today is a green tea kind of day. I realized I haven’t cracked my bag of this open in a long time, so it’s first up.

It still has that smooth, creamy taste I remember. Love it. Now I just have to drink a lot of it before it loses its taste or the quality diminishes. I tend to forget greens have a relatively short lifespan compared to other types of tea.

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I’m a vegan, board-game playing, avid reader who likes to run and/or lift weights depending on my mood (and current injuries).

I’m fairly new to tea, but my collection seems to be growing at an exponential rate. Herbals, greens, whites, and now oolongs are my teas of choice at the moment. I haven’t developed a taste for black yet (if it’s something you can develop a taste for).

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