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8 Tasting Notes

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This is another one I’ve had sitting around in my cupboard.. mentally the flavor combination sounds delicious..in reality it’s not so much. I think i was expecting more of a chocolate coconut taste rather than a cinnamon tea with the other flavors as background noise.

Smell (Dry): It’s a punch of chocolate and toasted coconut

Smell (Steeped): I get more of a cinnamon scent

Taste: When I first tried this tea last year I drank it black. I found the cinnamon was quite overpowering and the other flavors were fighting to be noticed. I also found it pretty spicy – almost like someone had put a bit too much cinnamon into the batch.

Today I added a bit of almond milk and honey into my cup and it toned down the cinnamon a bit and brought out the chocolate and coconut a bit. However, as soon as I finish this bag I don’t think I’ll be buying it again.

I swear if there just wasn’t as much cinnamon in it, this tea would be spot on!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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So I had about a cup left of this from 2 years ago and thought even though I wasn’t a big fan of this I would hate to throw it out.

Opening the package I remember it smelling delicious – I picked up notes of apple and cinnamon. Thinking to myself maybe it isn’t as bad as I once thought – I stopped the water before boil and steeped for about 2 minutes. Taking my first sip I actually didn’t mind it – tastes like apple pie (with some green tea undertones). I left my desk and came back after a few minutes and then I remembered why I didn’t like it – after sitting for awhile it gets so bitter! I couldn’t even finish the rest of my cup. Yuck.

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I was so excited to try the Sugar and Spice tea and stock up on Pumpkin Spice that the first day the Fall Collection came out I was in the store making my purchase. Along with these teas I also decided to get a few of the other teas from the collection (aside from Mom’s Apple Pie). I was in a rush, so I didn’t really take the opportunity to do the smell test before making my purchases. While waiting for the bus, I opened up the Pistachio Cream bag to take a whiff – “Yuck!” was all I could think. To me it smelt artificial; sickly sweet. It has since been sitting in my cupboard waiting for the day I braved the taste test.

A full month later, TODAY WAS THE DAY:
I am happy to say it wasn’t a complete waste of money because the steeped version isn’t half bad. I boiled the water and steeped it by instructions. When I first took a sip, the water was still hot so you couldn’t really taste the flavours, but as it cools you can really get the taste of pistachio. It reminds me of the pistachio gelato I had in Italy. Yum. I wonder if it would be good iced with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it? Hmm.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
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Update:
I stopped the water just before boil and steeped it for less time than the instructions say (probably more for 2 minutes instead of 3) and I have to say this is probably one of my new favorite teas! You can really taste the apple with no bitterness! and the aroma is to die for!

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
8 tasting notes

So I walked into David’s Tea today super stoked to try out some of the new flavours in the Fall Collection. Having my sights set on only getting four of the five teas (I’m not a big fan of Mom’s Apple Pie) I asked the sales associate which one was her favorite. She said “Mom’s Apple Pie”. I told her the last time I tried that one I didn’t get as much of an apple PUNCH that I wanted. She then told me to try this one; I smelt it and I fell in love!

The aroma of this tea reminds me of a green apple jolly rancher!

For the first time making this tea I did accidentally forget to turn off the water just before boiling so my cup did turn out a little bitter (but nothing that a splash of almond milk can’t fix). I do find I enjoy the taste better after it’s cooled down a bit – I find it brings out more of an apple flavour that sort of reminds me of apple cider.

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I got this tea as a sample this past winter and I was finally brave enough to try it out. To tell you the truth I’m a little impartial about it: it’s got the sweetness of cookie dough; however, I don’t find it tastes anything like it. It may be the nuttiness of it, but the first thought that came to my mind when I tasted the tea was that it tasted like those fruit filled Voortman cookies (but definitely not dough). To add to the effect of cookie dough, I added a splash of cream to give it a bit of heaviness; it complimented it very well. All in all, it was an interesting tea to try; however, it is not a tea that I will be putting on my list to buy.

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This is probably one of my favorite teas from David’s Tea!

It is one of the stronger smelling teas and when I first opened the bag I thought “IT SMELLS JUST LIKE BLUEBERRY JAM!” I have drank this tea with a little bit of milk and I find it really compliments the blueberry. Because of the stevia, there is just enough sweetness to it and you don’t get that bitter taste some blueberry teas I have tried have. All in all, I think DT has really nailed this one! It would be perfect iced for the summer months as well!

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So one thing you should know, I absolutely HATE anything banana or coconut flavoured (I eat the real stuff), but I got this as a sample and I figured I would as least try it. To say the least, it is actually not too bad; I mean I wouldn’t go out and buy it, but it could be worse. When I first opened the package, you can smell an overwhelming scent of banana (similar to what reminded me of banana bread) – even through a stuffed nose. I don’t know if it’s my cold messing with my senses but it tastes like strawberry banana with a hint of coconut; I can’t taste any cocoa. All in all it’s an ok drink. I have two samples so I might try the next one iced.

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