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286 Tasting Notes

75
drank Copabanana by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

This is yummy! I prefer this to Banana Nut Bread, but they are both infuriating in that you don’t get very many cups in a bag. Courtney sent me a delicious sample of this, and I am going to see how many tasty infusions I can get out of my two teaspoons.

I am definitely going to need to try this one again, but I don’t think I’ll be drinking it very often.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Tokyo by Harney & Sons
286 tasting notes

I am sad that I only had enough for one cup of this tea. Thank you, QueenOfTarts, for sharing!

This reminds me a lot of genmaicha, which I assume must be from the sesame seeds. It offers a nice toasty kind of flavor to the tea, which works so well with the grassy green tea flavor. And the caramel is very subtle, mostly present when the tea has cooled slightly, and more noticeable in later infusions. But it adds a lovely sweetness to the cup.

I might need to place a stupid expensive order with Harney & Sons. Gah, shipping.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
Tealizzy

They had free shipping, I think through today, on orders over $25!

jessiwrites

Probably not to Canada, though…

Courtney

Yep US only. Bleh.

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74
drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

This is good, but still… melon. I am glad Courtney sent me enough for a couple cups of this, but it’s not one I will need to order again, though.

It’s too bad, because I would love a lighter mate for to drink in the morning, and this one would be so perfect. Stupid melon.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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This is another of the samples that Stacy so generously included with our order.

The smell is impressively blueberry-y, so I was expecting a stronger flavor. I was definitely not disappointed, though, because the subtler berry flavor is just so lovely and authentic. It’s very delicious, and I wish I had a bit more for another cup.

Might have to order this one next time, to try it out a bit more.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

I was eagerly anticipating this tea, especially since Courtney enjoyed it so much. She sent me enough for a couple cups, and I wanted to make sure to have it on an afternoon at home, so I could fully enjoy multiple steepings.

The second was my favorite. So creamy and sweet and nutty, with a lovely floral-y oolong flavor. The oolong and coconut complement each other very well. Yum!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Courtney

I’m so glad you liked it! It was definitely my favourite of the spring collection.

whatshesaid

Me tooooo

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85

Mmmmmm, Guayusa…

I mixed some this morning with a bit of Perfect Pear, since I have almost a half-tin of that left and I really didn’t care for it when I tried it. I thought it might work with the guayusa, though, since the grassy, earthy taste might cut out a bit of the artificial sweetness that I dislike about Perfect Pear.

I was quite right! It’s lovely.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Courtney

Excellent! I may try some of this after my Pumpkin Creme Brulee.

MissLena

That sounds like a delicious combo!

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80
drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

Oof, this is really good. Thanks for sharing, Courtney!

I like ginger and lemongrass, and I love lemon and coconut, so I was excited about this one. It’s very good hot, but I am excited to try it cold, too. I am thinking that I will probably need some more of this, as I only have enough left for one more cup, but I’m not sure if I need an entire 50g bag. It’s expensive, and I feel like I might get sick of these flavors quite quickly.

I will reserve judgment on that until I’ve tried it cold, however.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

I might need more of this.

I’m a bit surprised, because I don’t like mango, but I think the bit of pomegranate tartness makes it more palatable for me. Maybe? Or else the blend of mango and black tea is good enough that I don’t care. Hah!

Either way, it’s definitely enjoyable. I had two cups hot and put the second steep in the fridge, and I have already sampled it cold. Yum. I am so looking forward to drinking that jar when I have a bit more time.

EDIT: I should also note that I got a sample of this tea (and the rest of the DavidsTea spring collection) thanks to the ever-wonderful Courtney, who is probably way too good to me! She is fantastic.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Cider Guayusa by Butiki Teas
286 tasting notes

This one is tricky, because cider is an evening drink for me, and guayusa is something I prefer to drink earlier in the day. It was difficult for me to choose this one as a morning tea, but I did today.

The cider spices work so well with the earthy guayusa, and the apple bits are just the perfect amount of sweet. I had my first cup without the brown sugar, but added it for the second infusion. Delicious either way. I don’t like this one as much as Good Morning Sunshine or my favorite, The Killer’s Vanilla, but it’s still quite delicious.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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Making some of this for my fridge tonight, and drinking the second steep hot. Oh, man… it’s just so dang tasty. So tart and yummy, delicious both hot and cold.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Gabriela

My favorite!

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