83 Tasting Notes

100

A perfect score for this tea. The flavors are robust but very well balanced and delicious. I love the buttery smoothness with hints of coconut and vanilla so much that I will have to place another order soon (the $2 international fee be damned!). Sometimes I open my tin of this stuff just to take a sniff…or too…when it’s too late for me to take in caffeine. I’ve been told I may have a problem….

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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100
drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
83 tasting notes

Ahhhh so satisfying. I love the light green tea mixed with subtle cinnamon.

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80

I love oolong, chocolate, and coconut, so this tea is naturally a blessing to me. It’s not very bold but more subtle- I mostly taste the chocolate with slight undertones of coconut and a very faint hint of rose. It is pretty light, even for my taste (I tend to like light flavors), but I think I’m going to try adding some of my coconut tea in to see if I can boost that flavor. I may even try to blend it with some strawberry and see what happens. I see great potential in this teas mixing ability, but it’s decent on its own too.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Opus Rouge Rooibos by Teavana
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What a nice, fruity tea. The liquor is this beautiful reddish-orange color. I find that the flavors are nicely balanced, although I am not getting that vanilla in the finish but instead a sweet orange flavor. My biggest problem with this tea is that it’s kind of sour, in a citric way. I wonder if I steeped it too long? It took me a while to remove the leaves since I was so amazed by my cat loving raisins. Had her for over 7 years and I’m just finding this out now! She loves to chase them as I toss them across the room. That was a digression but it’s just as interesting as this tea so thanks for your patience!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Honey

EEK raisins are poisonous to cats…luckily she only had 3!

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94
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
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Love the strawberry chocolate taste. There is a hint of rosiness to it – subtle and very nice. Whenever I think about this tea my head starts singing “love potion #9” :)

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97
drank Green & Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
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Papaya, apple, mango, and peach…this tea is so fruity and delicious. I’m sad that all I have is a sample of it! It’s just SOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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31
drank A Chestnut Chai by Adagio Teas
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Wait a minute- a chai that’s supposedly nutty, chocolatey, and vanilla-ee? It certainly sounds great, and the loose leaf tea smells wonderful. I had to wait for a sneeze attack to subside before tasting this one – darn allergies!

This tea is neither tasty nor chocolatey. Maybe that’s some vanilla in there, but it just tastes watered down and blegh. I even added extra tea because it’s a personal habit. It has a weird chesnutty taste and my mouth is a little “spiced” afterward, but it is overall not very good. I will continue to give all the Adagio teas I’ve bought a fifth or sixth chance in hopes that they redeem themselves, but at this point I swear the reviews on their website are fake or planted or something. None of them have tasted like much of anything.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

bummer :(

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drank A Chestnut Chai by Adagio Teas
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drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
83 tasting notes

I’m happy that I only had a sample of this tea – I will definitely not be seeking another cup. It smelled interesting but the smell of the liquor was very unappealing. The taste of the tea was off-balance and weird, to say the least. Somehow I believe that this is what a monkey’s a** would taste like. Boooooo.

Faith

I fully agree, tried this tea twice, but to no avail.

Erin

Ha! I dislike this one too.

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94
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
83 tasting notes

Woohoo! I opened up my tiny sample package for this tea and I was swept away with the scent of strawberries, chocolate, and roses. Looks like I chose the right sample to taste this morning! I just love the taste of this tea. The aroma is so sweet and the taste is wonderful, and I can’t pick up on the slightest hint of bitterness. I am pretty much speechless about this tea as I can’t type and drink it at the same time-whenever I put together a thought to describe the taste I just decide to taste it again. A vicious but tasty cycle!

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

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I’ve been drinking loose leaf teas for about 4 years and really enjoy the sense of contentment it brings to my busy life. I suppose tea is an experience you inherently have to slow down and enjoy, as it quiets the mind and allows you to hear more readily. I am also interested in Buddhism, yoga, meditation, and psychotherapy.

Here are some of my favorite teas:

Organic Silver Needle White Tea (Teavivre)
Bailin Gongfu Black Tea (Teavivre)
Buttered Rum (DavidsTea)
Gyrokuro/Gyrokuro Genmaicha (Teavana)
Apple Green Tea (Indigo Tea Company)
Strawberry Festival (Indigo Tea Company)
Mom’s Apple Pie (David’s Tea)
Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls/Rooibos Tropica Blend (Teavana)

Location

Eagan, Minnesota

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