286 Tasting Notes

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Sigh.

These Della Terra black teas all taste very similar to me. In fact, this one could almost even be DavidsTea’s Glitter & Gold… but I think G&G is more vanilla-y, and I prefer the black tea base in that one.

Anyway. I still have enough for quite a few more cups of Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, and it is one that I do enjoy taking to work because it still tastes good in my travel mug.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
Mitch

I agree- they do taste very similar. Good potpourri though :o)

Kittenna

Pretty sure I likened this one to G&G as well :)

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78

I got this one today, in a swap from irishgirlieknits. I panicked a bit, when I saw it. Totally not expecting peppercorns in this blend, and all I could smell from the bag was chai. It really threw me off.

I brewed it up anyway, and anxiously waited while it steeped. I didn’t see brewing instructions anywhere, so I tried a four minute infusion.

I tasted caramel from the very first sip. So good! And there’s a bit of heat, from the peppercorns, that gives this herbal tea a bit more depth than I had anticipated. The caramel flavor got more intense as the tea cooled, and I am just sitting down for a second steep now. I am really looking forward to drinking the rest of this sample, and could see myself ordering this in the future. It’s nice to have a delicious, caffeine-free evening treat.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Sounds good

jessiwrites

It is very good! I would really like to try a third steep, because the second one was still excellent, but… the thought of cold-brewing these leaves is tempting, also. Gah, decisions!

Marcel Duchamp

I like this one but I didn’t taste any sea salt in the mix. The caramel taste was really good especially for an herbal blend though.

jessiwrites

Yes, the fact that this one is an herbal totally impresses me. I don’t get much of a sea salt flavor, either, but I’m still loving the taste of the caramel.

Marcel Duchamp

That’s exactly how I felt about this tea as well.

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70

This was my penultimate mug of Love In A Cup.

For a caramel marshmallow black, it is very well done. It’s a bit on the excessively sweet side for me, definitely not something I could ever drink regularly, but it’s a very nice dessert-y treat.

Not on my reorder list, but not a bad tea.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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79

Still on a mission to drink more honey to get rid of this dang sore throat. So I mixed a giant glob of honey with my hot water and matcha today, and it tasted like a big jar of somewhat grassy caramel syrup.

It was a bit overwhelming for me, but lots of honey and delicious matcha, yum!

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88

I am having throat issues this week, and really needed something that could handle a bit extra honey. I rarely use sweeteners, but decided that the tartness and cinnamon-y goodness of this tea might be able to stand up to a healthy scoop of raw honey.

Yum. It’s very sweet, but still tart and yummy. I am going to prepare a second steep shortly. This was a good choice.

Why, why is it gone?

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

That tea sounds good. Hope you feel better :)

jessiwrites

It is so good, Stephanie! I am so sad that it’s unavailable now. I still have about 100g to go through, but dang. I’ll miss it.

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85
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

I really love this tea, and I always forget about it. But I have more on its way to me, thanks to Courtney, and I really wanted a sweet, delicious green tea this evening. It’s quite perfect for that.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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89

This is seriously one of the most amazing things I’ve ever put in my mouth. And I’ve had some great things in my mouth before. But holy damn, this is really good tea.

This is on my reorder list, and I will be replenishing my supply soon. Until then, I will continue to ration this one, drinking it only when I need it. Like today, sigh.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Sil

Oh man…my mind lives in the gutter cause this tasting note just made me laugh…a lot ;)

Kittenna

Yeeeaaaaahhhhh :P

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85
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

I’ve been hoarding this a bit, drinking it occasionally mixed with guayusa, but I have more coming in the mail soon from a swap… and I let myself have a cup today. It’s so lovely and minty and fresh.

I just finished my second infusion, and I’m wondering what to drink next. I’m so lazy today, I don’t even want to get up and make tea!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

I drank a lot of black tea yesterday.

I just had a really intense craving for this tea last night, and could not resist. Nothing else really offers the same kind of flavor that this does, there is no substitute for Ceylon Star. And it says ‘low caffeine’, so it can’t be too bad to drink in the evening.

It’s just so delicious, and after struggling to drink down that Red Velvet Cake, I wanted something that I knew I would like. This was perfect, as usual.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

I wish all tea was labeled high or low caffeine. I’m happy DavidsTea does it.

jessiwrites

I know, I love that! It makes choosing an evening tea so much easier.

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

Bleh.

I had enough of this left for one cup, so I made myself drink it yesterday. I was hoping that maybe I would like it more than I did last time… but I actually liked it even less. I get no cake-y taste from this at all, just thin sugar water. No.

This tea is SO not for me.

And then, today, I delivered a 100g tin of it to my best friend. It’s her favorite. So weird.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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