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246 Tasting Notes

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Um. Wow. This tastes as good as it smells which is reallllly good. The fiancé even likes this and he doesn’t normally do white tea. The cantaloupe flavor hits you immediately and then leaves a lovely creamy aftertaste. Fresh and juicy and just delicious! I will have to try this with a bit of rock sugar like they suggest.

Tea: 3 tsp
Water: 16 oz
Additives: none
Brewing method: teapot

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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Yum! Got this as a sample with my latest order. I was worried I wasn’t going to like this since I guess star anise is a love it or hate kind of thing. Should’ve known that if it was licorice-y in any way I would love it. The chocolate notes are lovely as well, makes for a very rich and creamy cup.

The one unfortunate thing about this is the what I’ve come to know as the DAVIDsTEA film on the top. I think this is because of the flavorings, but hey the taste trumps that.

True Foodie At Heart

I noticed the film on top of several of David’s Teas that I’ve drank also. I’ve wondered what causes it. I feel a little better about it knowing that it comes from the flavoring.

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90
drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
246 tasting notes

Sipdown… except I just ordered more. This is definitely one of my stash staples, always smooth and delicious. Now I just have to make it through the wait for more to get here!

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drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
246 tasting notes

Yum! Iced this today after reading that I wasn’t supposed to have caffeinated beverages before my LASIK procedure because I am supposed to be relaxed and calm blahblah. Anyway, this is super tasty! I added a teensy bit of rock sugar because I like my fruity iced teas a bit sweet. The hibiscus doesn’t really show up at all. I think it tastes like passion fruit (I don’t know if I’ve ever had it…). Juicy a bit tart/sour but sweet as well. Just super yummy.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
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Teapop time! So I decided to try out DAVIDsTEA “soda tea” recipe that basically makes fizzy iced tea. I think my ratios were a bit off because I’m using a 20oz container instead of a 16oz one like the recipe. It’s definitely not bad though, and I’m not a huge fan of this tea anyway. My version is lacking in flavor a little bit which may be part tea and may be part recipe failure. I’ll definitely try this again with some other teas.

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85

Sipdown! I almost didn’t have enough left to make a full cup but it was still delicious. The pomegranate goes really well with the oolong flavor. Not much else to say here!

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Sipdown number 2! This was my choice for the morning, or one of them rather. It’s also okay. DT recommended 5 minutes of steep time which I think my have been a little much for this tea to handle. It’s a bit astringent now, and I’m pretty sure I had another little sample pack of this before and like it more so hmm. Added a wee bit of sugar to sweeten it up and it definitely tastes a bit better now, like a slightly bitter chocolate covered banana. I think I may count this is a mess up.

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Sipdown number 1 of today, technically I’m not drinking this and the fiancé is. I did have a little sip though. We came to pretty much the same conclusion and that is that this tea is just “meh”. It’s definitely chocolatey but lacking in the kick we thought something with “chili” in the name should have, and with “chai” for that matter.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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