75 Tasting Notes

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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Yum yum yum! What a bloody pleasant surprise! It’s been quite a while since DT has satisfied me with a new tea…

Aroma Creamy coconut, a heady waft of deliciousness
Flavour Decadent, smooth and wonderful. Mint done luxuriously…
Drinkability I have already taken to this tea like deer to an apple tree.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Merry Cranberry by DAVIDsTEA
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Ummm… where’s the flavour?

Mostly anis, minimally berry, and not even a hint of green tea. I know it could be great with a stronger tea base (I have come to suspect that an error was made during production which caused the green tea to be forgotten)and some more cinnamon, but right now it’s like hyper-diluted Elf Help with Anis added. It’s not bad, but it’s just not good.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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Can anyone say “procrastination”?

This tea never tastes as good as it smells. But that’s ok. It smells flipping fantabulous awesomely amazing, so it’s only natural the taste falls a bit short.

Decent black tea base that doesn’t get bitter at the drop of a hat. Nice, natural blueberry flavour that isn’t sickly sweet nor watered down. This will never be a favorite of mine because I like milk in my blacks and this one doesn’t really mesh with milk. But still a solid blueberry tea, which seems to be a reaaaally hard thing to do * cough * DAVIDsTEA * cough *

Technically, it’s a good thing I’m not in love with this tea – they don’t ship to Canada. No broken heart like with the fabulous Arbor Teas :( Awww great, now I’m sad!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Huh. This is the mildest green tea I have ever tasted. Barely bitter, barely vegetal, barely there.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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Continuing on my recent kick of minty teas…

This one surprised me. A lot. And I’m still unsure whether that is a good or a bad thing.

There’s not a lot of mint in this. The spices don’t really hit the tongue; they’d rather attack the back of my throat. Not a fan of the liquor’s smell (odd, considering I really enjoy the dry scent). And yet, I am sitting here sipping away… Not enough flavour to really like it, yet conversely, not enough of anything to hate.

Hello, Fence, my name is Kay! Mind if I sit on you for a while?

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Woah. Don’t know why, but I decided a cup of powerful Cold 911this morning was the only possibility. Bit of background: my mornings consist of 1 thing – black teas. Herbals are delegated to evenings only, and Cold 911 has its use only if I’m on my deathbed and wish not to leave a considerable dent in my stash of Electric Lemon.

That being said, the only tea that my body wanted was Cold 911, no matter how much I tried to convince it otherwise (portant of things to come, mayhaps?) Made a cup, added a dollop of honey, and WOW. I am ready to conquer the world (or at the very minimum, my essay).

This is one energetic tea that is clearing my sinuses straight out! (Who even knew they needed cleaning?)

Sitting in front of the patio door, basking in sunlight with my plants, alternating between Cold 911 and refreshing water, and I feel CAPABLE. Booyah!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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After the disaster that was Cherry Potion, and considering that every new tea I try these days fails to please, I decided to brew up a favorite: Santa’s Secret. BUT, for the first time ever, decided to try and do it as a latté!

(Side-note: I add milk to all straight black teas, and chamomile, but have never done the heated and foamed up milk additive.)

Someone on Steepster or on the DT FB page mentioned how she uses a mason jar and a microwave to get some foamy milk. I am surprised how well that works! The foam is lasting as long as any from my cappuccino’s at the coffee shop, huh…

As for the tea itself? It’s hard to get used to something looking like a rich moka or café latté actually being a thin tea – I keep expecting it to have more consistency. And because i never add anything to my Santa’s Secret, I’m not used to the watered-down flavour. But, I think it’s interesting, and is something I will tinker with until I get just right .

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drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
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Got enough to make a pot of this tea during a tea exchange. Didn’t really know anything about it prior, so didn’t have any expectations. I’m actually surprised that a cherry tea never figured on my most wanted list.

First off – the dry leaf and the liqur bost remind me of “Elf Help” scented play-doh. Emphasis on the play-doh. Errr….

Took a sip, and… I’m kinda confused. I don’t taste cherries. Or white tea. I taste something strong and unenjoyable and tart and – AHa! Hibiscus! That ’s why this was not on my most wanted list!

Blech. Hibiscus. And, oddly enough, play-doh. Not even worth finishing the pot.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Faith

When steeped for 30sec @ 80°C it tastes much more enjoyable, I’m sorry you had such a bad experience with this tea…

Kay Kanada

In all honesty, any tea with hibiscus, no matter how I prepare it, ends up on my bad side (with the exception to the rule being Mother’s Little Helper). It’s just one of those things that make me want to sucker punch someone.

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drank Barberry Fling by DAVIDsTEA
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Won’t spend a lot of time on this, considering it’s a long-gone tea (and because I am being super productive, of course ;)

Got this in a tea trade recently. I find the dry leaf smells like Organic Green Seduction. As does the liquor. And the flavour, well, reminds me of the same. But weaker. So, it’s good, but it’s basically like they took OGS, rehashed it and sold it under a different name, with the main selling point the magical life changing properties of barberries. Meh. Glad I got it free in a trade. Maybe I’ll just add it to my tin of OGS and call it a day…

Eisenherz

Ohh if you wish to make it travel further, I’d really love to try it out! I’d gladly send you pretty much anything I have in my cupboard!

Kay Kanada

I don’t have much left at all (maybe enough for two or three cups) but if you want it it’s yours! Since your in the Mtl region, maybe we could pass eachother in the metro and save on postage? PM me

Eisenherz

Sounds good! For some reason I can’t PM you, I can only PM people from a given list on which you aren’t? PM me if you can on your side!

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drank Dragonwell by DAVIDsTEA
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Technically, I am hard at work on a projet, so don’t tell anyone that I’m sneaking onto steepster!

Made a pot of this to accompany my hard work. Added a dash of honey as I tend to do with straight greens and served it bit by bit into my teeny tiny teecup (so in love with that thing!)

I found the tea to be skewed on the bitterness to flavour ratio. A high amount of bitterness for a surprising lack of flavour, even in the first understeeped cup. Yet, I finished the pot with pleasure.

Honestly, this tea was good, but compared to some awesome greens out there, there just isn’t any place in my cupboard for it. Literally. Bags fall out when I open the door….

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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Age 2 – Stealing sips of orange pekoe from my Grandpa’s cup.

Age 4 – Being spoiled by my Nanny with my own cups of tea.

Age 13 – A mug of camomile from my mother to accompany a good book.

Age 17 – Strong black tea with milk and too much sugar to wake me up for school.

Age 18 – A tea (or five) a day keeps the doctor away.

Age 19 – Exploration and experimentation. With loose leaf teas at “Un amour des thés” in Montréal.

Age 22 – I embrace DavidsTeas with open arms.

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