217 Tasting Notes

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drank Bollywood Chai by DAVIDsTEA
217 tasting notes

So first off……..VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Second off….DAVIDsTEA I love you unconditionally but you have not made a real CHAI yet…there are awesome drinks under that name in your stock but it is not really chai.

I’m hoping that changes today.

In the pouch it smells like REAL chai……finally….ah my heart and nose are set afire. It is spicy,sexy,sweet and I can hear Indian music in my head.

Start the Sitar and light the hookah …we may be in Chai heaven.

the brewed tea is hazy like syrup… Sweet smelling like candied fennel. Not as strong as in the pouch but taste time is coming.

First taste: Ah the smell has caught up on it’s promise fully chai fully authentic! Excited.The taste is DEFINITELY Chai! FINALLY DT has Chai…..

It is a bit light but that can be fixed with either more tea steeped or a longer steeping time. It is not blowing my mind but I see the potential of it with just a little fussing.

Finally! Authentic DT Chai.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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89
drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE…. a little too much..but some is better then none!

Time to lay out on the patio…sip some cool sweet iced tea..and revel in the sun..then watch bad horror movies and endure the rolling sweat and take a long cool shower that will will cool off all the day’s dust and sun.

Because I love you guys this much..and I love myself more I’ve made this tea HOT and ICED!

This tea smells like those 25 cent gummies we used to get..covered in powdered sugar or sourness…we used to buy bags of these during our recess in almost all my school years and during our long blissful irresponsible summers…Ah nostalgia!

HOT:Smells like all the candies have melted together into a goopy hot mass…mmmmm. As for taste it’s okay. fruity a little tarty. pretty nice but there is way better DT HOT fruit teas but you know..I may keep drinking though so we will see . Let us try this sucker ICED.

ICE ICE BABY: MMMMmmm it is like all the gummy candies have melted and created this lovely tarty tea …IF Pink Flamingo was actually drinkable THIS is what it would have tasted like!(I am still mourning that tea being too much hibiscus-y)This is lovely lovely lovely. I’m enchanted it’s a PERFECT fruity summer Iced Tea.No sexiness like in Tropicalia or Coconut Grove but it is the taste of sheer child-like abandon..Also it is perfect for wayward kids.

smack smack delish. The summer Collection from DT is perfection this year.

Enjoy the summer

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m running out of teas to review! Need a DT run soon!!! Plus totally need more mint julep.

I love coconut as a flavour addition and as the real thing and imbued into teas. I made it iced AND hot. In the pouch this smells like coconut cream. The vanilla loves being in bed with the coconut they appear to be soulmates.Smells sweet and makes my mouth water. Reminds me of coconut cream pastries and I don’t know why but also something sexy like full body massages(?)

This beauty is about to get courted.hard.

Hot:The smell is definately more sensual and warm in the mug.Still sweet but more moody.

As for hot taste. It’s a cup of alright.Still sweet but it lost that sex appeal and just seems a coconut white tea. A pretty good one though. Let’s check it out iced.

Cold(iced): much better! The tea is at home on ice truly.the coconut is wow.the creaminess totally cool and sexy.. Reminds me of bikinis and umbrellas under a gold soaked sky.Toes burying into sand warm like toast.sticking a tiny blue umbrella in it for sure!
Doesn’t have the fruity of Tropicalia but is like the very adult need ID to get in version…drink!

Very refreshing. Very elegant. Very sexy and mature( without the lines)

Verdict: A summer staple white tea. Iced or die.Could see mixing it or adding booze. Lovely refreshing creamy and composed of the nicest Bai Mu Dan white tea leaves. Don’t think this is a fave yet…we need a few more clandestine meetings over the summer..this is the drink to sponsor affairs over the summer.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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97
drank Paradise Found by DAVIDsTEA
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Having it iced today.Lovely!

I’m so sad that it is getting removed from DT’s stock!!!
I’m happy I stocked up and maybe they will bring it up for a revival but I blame you guys that never gave it a shake..Damn brilliant tea..I will miss you….the perfect fruity black tea..full of gorgeous fruit perversion and complexity..bursting with gentleness or a a huge tarty kiss. I Love you Paradise Found. We will meet again across the great void.

Preparation
Boiling
Nxtdoor

I’m ordering this, you better be for real!

katgolik

Make sure you only do 1 tsp and only 4 minutes!

Nxtdoor

i hope they keep it for a couple of more days, I saved my cart. If I hate it, you’re getting 100 gr of this. Sorry, I won’t buy more than 100 gr. since I’m doing it blindly. I wish I heard of this tea before… I could have tried it. They have so many though, and I’ve only been drinking loose leaf for just over a month now!

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I have a bag of this but it has no brewing at ructions of any kind..any help would be appreciated.

katgolik

Instructions I mean

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Woke up full of grump and snark today and outside it is rainy and I soooooo do not want to leave the house today. I need as serious boost and this is the last mate I have that I have not tried yet it is steeping now.

Smells lemony which I love even if it is in a sore throat lozenge kind of way.I will drink anything today if it will wake me up and stop the rain. I love Dt’s stimulant teas they are like strapping you to a rocket or gently punching you awake…I always end up full of energy with no real burn out like energy drinks or too much caffeine. Today either of those are much needed boosts.

Once brewed it smells even more wellness-tea like but I’d drink rocket fuel right now. It tastes like lemony wellness..but unlike wellness teas this isn’t gross or boring it is actually totally mellow,refreshing and is a totally pleasant start to any day I am unprepared for the energy boost because it doesn’t taste like any incoming energy. It is a perfectly drinkable drink. Wonder if icing would be nice.

The taste doesn’t blow my mind but I like it. It is mellow,bright and a kick in the ass(hopefully)

Well I feel more awake but nothing like I wanted. What a disappointment! No punch no kick. Just mellow. Sigh major points docked unless I get serious energy in like 5 . I remember Amazonian Chain being OMG IM FLYING energy this is meh.like the taste though .

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Kokomo Green by DAVIDsTEA
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REDUX TIME!

Steeped 4 minutes maybe a little less,put in a shallow tsp.

If this gentle steep doesn’t work I’m done I have too many fussy teas this better be amazing or I’m trading it. ( anyone up for trades btw?)

Okay so it is much better, not bitter. Pretty! Underwhelming but when done right it is nice oh wait further I drink the more bitter it gets ( exhausted sigh)

now iced: Same exact thing happens nice then descends into bitterness. … Bye bye Kokomo seems our visits start well then descend into shittiness towards each other.

Not a win for DT change the formula please because this is like a bad ex you keep going to for a good kiss and mediocre to bad sex.

Yeah I said it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Cavocorax

Youch. That sounds awful. I wonder why it’s giving you so much trouble? I thought maybe 200F was too hot for a green, but if you’re icing it, then you’re not burning the leaves. Strange!

Nxtdoor

Sorry, I did try cold brewing this. Still finicky.

Cavocorax

That sucks. Hopefully you can trade it or do something with it! You’ve put enough effort in!

katgolik

Yeah I’ll trade it to a person who lives for green tea…it is just not worth it when there are so many teas that do work. I haven’t done a cold steep I just do Icing the normal way : make tea normally then pour over a glass full of ice cubes.or on a larger scale…the icing I did would have mellowed it since I didn’t go double strong still bitter and nah isn’t worth it.

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98
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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Tried this iced today…TEAGASM

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drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
217 tasting notes

My client cancelled today,so I get to bum around after a busy exhausting but great week. The world outside isn’t sunny anymore but grey and rainy and decidedly colourless. I need something very different to warm the bones and summon the sun.

I got 15 teams of this on my DT birthday shop. I’m not crazy about ginger but I love DT’s interpretations like strawberry ginger and even splash. There is a vision of ginger as sexy spicy and sometimes remarkably subtle.

In the pouch it smells a little spicy,layered under a definite sweetness of creamy coconut and a balancing base of lemongrass.

I’ve never had a WHITE ginger tea so this is a brand new experience.

Okay,down the hatch!

The Ginger is surprisingly and the coconut is apparent but not overwhelming either. There is a left over spiciness like you ate a spicy meal hours ago but it is not heavy or unpleasant. This is a nice tea but noy mind blowing in any way it is light and spicy and just a little creamy.

Reminds me of spicy meals in my far memory that I enjoyed.
Gets spicier as the mug empties. Not unpleasantly.

Perfect for people who are scared of aggressive ginger flavour but enjoy it in a more subtle manner. Perfect for adding a little spice to a cold,wet day.

Final Verdict: Unsurprising but pleasant and mild. I don’t think I’ll pick up anymore and may trade my few grams to my bff to try. Mediocre overall.

Nxtdoor

I rated higher because I enjoyed this iced but I don’t think I could drink two cups back to back. I just keep some in the fridge to have every now and then. I do find it refreshing but in moderate quantity.

katgolik

Men..not really worth icing IMHO not with the amount of tea I possess …I much prefer strawberry ginger.I could drink that back to back.

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