286 Tasting Notes

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Today’s morning Guayusa experiment was mixing a teaspoon of Guayusa with a teaspoon-ish of Bamboozled!

You should try this immediately. So refreshing and jungle-y and delicious. I even accidentally let the second steep infuse for probably ten minutes, and it was still fantastic. Amazing!

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drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
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I made some jars of this for my fridge yesterday, and I’ve been drinking it a bit throughout the day. GAAAAAAAAH.

This is one of the best cold teas ever. So, so good. Thanks, Courtney. As usual.

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4 min, 0 sec

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This is one of the best Della Terra black teas that I have tried.

It’s a very nice blend of pumpkin and spice and a nice overall sweetness. It certainly reminds me of pumpkin pie filling, but I’m not getting much crust. Or whipped cream.

This is much tastier than DavidsTea’s Pumpkin Chai, but still does not compare to Butiki’s Pumpkin Creme Brulee. GAH.

EDIT: As it cools, I am definitely getting more of a pastry-like crust flavor… so the name is fitting! Although I do prefer my pumpkin pie with generous amounts of whipped cream. I could try a splash of almond milk, but I don’t want to ruin my cup. Also, I’m lazy.

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2 min, 30 sec
whatshesaid

I will have to try this sometime?

jessiwrites

I have enough for one more cup, if you want it!

whatshesaid

Oops I meant to put an exclamation mark not a question mark, haha. I wasn’t trying to bum for your last bit of tea!! It was late and I was on my iPad, lol

whatshesaid

But thank you for offering :)

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As soon as I got to the office today, I had a message on Facebook from a guy I went to high school with, asking if I wanted to have coffee as soon as possible. So I left the office and went to a coffeeshop downtown that I’ve never been to before, since I don’t drink coffee.

They had quite a selection of tea, but nothing that was too appealing to me. I always like mint, so I gave this one a shot. It was pretty good, but I’m spoiled, I think. I’ve had a lot of better minty teas!

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drank Grand Cru Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

I like matcha.

I decided that since I couldn’t really judge the flavor of the Bavarian Cream I had yesterday, I should sample some plain matcha so that in the future, I will have a reference point.

So grassy and earthy and lovely, it’s so good! I am a big fan. I will probably have to look into buying matcha at some point… but Courtney sent me a few samples, so I should be good for a while. She is excellent.

Courtney

I’m so happy you liked this!

whatshesaid

I totally never even heard of this tea! I will have to check Davids tomorrow when I go! I could use a plain matcha til my flavored ones arrive. I’m kind of an addict going without my fix right now

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

Mmmmm, mini donuts before bed.

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drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
286 tasting notes

I just wish I liked Della Terra’s black tea base more, because the flavor of this is so precisely s’mores. I definitely prefer the marshmallow-y goodness of this one to DavidsTea’s Toasted Marshmallow, but I would much rather drink a David’s black.

Still, this is a very tasty cup, and did the trick as a dessert-y tea for me this evening.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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87

It’s miserable outside and I don’t feel like leaving my apartment. So I made myself a piña colada… kind of. With tea instead of rum.

GAH. SO GOOD.

EDIT: I’m still drinking this. For the third steep, I added about a half-teaspoon of Buttered Rum. And now I am debating pouring in some vanilla vodka, hahahaha!

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4 min, 0 sec
Shmiracles

gah is right! i neeeeed to buy coconut oolong soooon

jessiwrites

You really do, if only to sample this delightful concoction.

Bonnie

Should have added some of the rum tea to it.

Gabriela

I always wanted to mix teas up but don’t know what would be good. I think this combo would be awesome. I need a piña colada right about now.

whatshesaid

MMM I will have to try this! Add a bit of Vanilla Orchid and it’s a party in my cup

jessiwrites

@Bonnie, I did that for my third steep! I’m on my fourth now, still delicious. The rum was a great suggestion, thanks. :D

@Gabriela, I have done it with a couple different teas. I haven’t been disappointed so far. I’m not terribly adventurous, though. I usually just add guayusa to other teas.

@whatshesaid, oh my god! I bet with Vanilla Orchid, this would be killer. I hope you enjoy it, too!

Dessert Tea Lover

That sounds so good! I just got a sample of the Coconut Oolong and wondered how to fix it. I may order some pineapple now.

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I am choosing to not rate this, because I really have no idea how this compares to other matchas. This one was my first!

Courtney sent me a generous sample of this one, as well as a couple others, and I was super impressed. I drank it hot after my workout, and even though I don’t have a fancy whisk or bowl, a fork and a mason jar worked just fine for me. Delicious. I enjoyed this quite a lot.

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drank Carrot Cake by Tea Guys
286 tasting notes

Thanks to Courtney (and Shmiracles!) for sharing this one! I am always looking for delicious rooibos blends to drink in the evening, and this sounded intriguing.

I always WANT to like carrot cake more than I do. This smelled almost exactly like carrot cake, so that was exciting. However, the medicinal rooibos flavor overpowers the carrot cake that I smell. I still enjoyed two steeps of this, though, so it’s definitely one of the better rooibos blends that I’ve tried.

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4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Ooh, good to know that the rooibos is noticeable here. Perhaps I won’t pick this one up…

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