248 Tasting Notes

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drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
248 tasting notes

Forgot to finish this last night!
This was from the summer collection, kind of forgot I had it! It’s pretty tasty but with teas like this (and Tropicalia) I can’t really see myself buying them again because of the prince. I may consider getting it to blend into something else, but by itself it’s not worth it.
Anyway, besides the price it tastes delicious! Super fruity, a bit of orange in with the mango and a hint of pineapple taste.

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80
drank Vanilla Green by Adagio Teas
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Not a lot of positive notes on this one but I quite liked it! Maybe they’ve changed it since because a lot of reviews seem to be from a while ago. Finished up my sample of this about half an hour ago and I wasn’t thinking a whole lot about it while drinking it so no in-depth notes. That said it does have a lovely vanilla flavor that reminds me of DAVIDsTEA’s Vanilla Orchid (one of my favorites from them). It blends with the green tea nicely and is nice and warm and relaxing.

Tea: 1 perfect teaspoon
Water: 8 oz
Additives: none
Brewing method: Perfect Tea Mug

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95

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
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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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90
drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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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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