229 Tasting Notes

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So I just nabbed the spring collection and was super excited to see a black fruity tea in there.

In the bag it smells exactly like Strawberry Campino candy with a lovely accent of nut and black tea.

Once steeped it smells more like “real” strawberries less candy like.It reminds me of strawberry compote or even hot strawberry topping that my mother used to put on cakes with added dollops of whipped cream.

It is reddish and honey colored and quite opaque.

My first try is as a hot tea but I considerably cooled it down so I could see the iced tea and hot drink potential.I will be able to tell if this deserves to be iced.

First taste I was worried about it being a lot like DT’s carrot cake..and unfortunately it is quite the same except bursting with Strawberry flavor.It is a little on the bitter side even with a less generous tea spoon and steep time.I can see the potential for it iced but as with Carrot Cake I am not in love..

As I have often realized though a tea gets mostly great reviews there will always be exceptions..people just have different levels of appreciation and expectation. What floats one person’s boat may not be at all nice for someone else.I used to get worried that I was missing out but I do not like some flavors and expect different things and that’s quite okay…it means I can save money and trade for something more to my liking!
I will trade this tea to my bff lindairvine she LOVES Carrot Cake so I’m pretty sure she’ll love this as well.

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Citrus addict in me had to try this tea.
It smells like lemon zest with subtle dark tones.
Steeped and hot it smells like a lemon infused unsweetened Orange Pekoe.No real intense earth tones like you would normally expect in a pu’erh.
It is dark looking liquid in a typical pu’erh way,however this one is more red then brown.
It looks in fact like a long steeped orange pekoe.
I usually am overpowered by the earthy taste of Pu’erh so I’m hoping this one has a more delicate touch.
Taste wise it’s really lovely light and refreshing.
It has a lovely touch of zesty citrus and surprisingly no familiar Pu’erh taste.

I stand by my assessment of this being a properly lemony unsweetened Orange Pekoe.

Need the pekoe without the work of zesting or squeezing lemons? Like pekoe that is sweet without being sweetened?want a perfect properly tasting iced tea?

well this is it.

Next time:Iced.

this is the new designer Orange Pekoe.

However though I love Licorice I’m not sure about it’s little bite in this tea.

Cattibrie

My first bag of this smelled super fishy and tasted the same way. And it was yucky brown coloured. Talked to someone at the store and they gave me a second bag and it was better but I don’t get citrus at all from it and it is still slightly brown in colour. I think maybe Bayshore got a bad batch of this one. Still fishy smelling. UGH

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So knowing now what I didn’t know before I dumped a shallow davids perfect tea spoon into the strainer and steeped it for the lowest recommended time.

Really want to love this tea since it smells so lovely.

Earl Grey suddenly becomes sexy in DT’s hands.

When brewed it smells more regular but has a lovely creamy disposition with that pinch of vanilla and is a richly honey colored drink.

This tea smells of wonderfully superior ingredients while keeping the classic Grey profile.

Taste is totally creamy with a passionate (but delicate) kiss of vanilla and bergamot.

This is definitely a great earl grey experience.It’s lovely and delicate nothing is overpowering or false tasting.It is creamy and sexy.If you are looking for a less boring earl grey with pronounced sex appeal..this is it.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Lynne-tea

Saucy review! hah

katgolik

Thank you! Lol

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drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
229 tasting notes

So I decided to try more Oolongs from DT.

Since they had so many cake themed teas this month I ordered this as well.

Can’t really decide on the smell…it doesn’t smell like carrot cake but smells subtly fruity a bit toasty and very earthy.

Is a lovely golden color …blonde even.

Doesn’t taste like carrot cake to me..but isn’t unpleasant either.
It has a bit of tartness and smokiness.
You can taste the apple which I like.

It’s a decent tea but I doubt I would buy it again.I’m going to give it to my bff and fellow tea-hound lindairvine.

Lynne-tea

I have wanted to try this one because I love oolongs.. but all the terrible reviews makes me think twice about getting 50g worth online =|

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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It’s like a much less interesting Read My lips..

Lynne-tea

So glad I did not get this then =)

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drank All The Raj by DAVIDsTEA
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Love this tea..can’t live without it.

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I LOVE citrus in anything and everything so I was super excited about DT doing a whole line just for citrus addicts like me!

I never felt like they had enough citrus variety or it just wasn’t strong enough or too strong in a wellness tea kind of way.

This smells just lovely the oil of Tangerine really doing it’s part to come through and tickle me with just a low toasty note that really accents the citrus in an interesting way.

Taste is decent and citrusy but doesn’t blow me away.

The toasty notes are alright but maybe they take away from the citrus experience I wanted.

This will be good green tea cupboard stock until it runs out.
Don’t think I’ll buy again though unless I warm up to it in the future.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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So just got my DavidsTea parcel today and my first try will be this interesting tea.

It smells exactly like chocolate ice cream.

It brews thick and foggy a light caramel color with sediment on the top and bottom.

I actually really like this!
it’s like an unsweetened watery hot chocolate or chocolate ice cream melted which is actually quite pleasant and not so hard on the teeth or caloric intake.

It’s not as overwhelming as I thought it would be for a gimmicky tea.

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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so nice to come home to this when it’s cold and rainy and terribly dark out!

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