2970 Tasting Notes

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drank Mocha Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
2970 tasting notes

Sipdown! Didn’t really taste like mocha to me, but I did enjoy it mixed with an almond/coconut milk combination. And there was just enough sweetness that I didn’t need to add anything additional to it (but I wouldn’t call it overly sweet). I might pick up more of the matches at some point for smoothies, but I have to finish off the Red Leaf ones I still have first. Also, I’ll see how the vanilla is – in terms of flavouring, this one was pretty underwhelming.

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95
drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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I dislike putting herbals in my travel mugs because they tend to “go bad” more quickly than regular teas, which can cause smells since I don’t always have time to wash my Timolinos immediately. However, I really wanted some Apple Custard, so did so anyhow. Which was okay, except that you really lose out on the aroma when drinking from a travel mug, and that’s half of the experience with this tea (and many others). It was still good though.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Spiced Nog by Butiki Teas
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Yum. Made this at work the other day and it smelled so incredibly creamily delicious. Tasted pretty good too, although my temp/time/leaf measurements were a bit off. Definitely picked up on the nutmeg, though otherwise it’s very similar to Creamy Eggnog.

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90
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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Final tea from my DT samples. I mixed it with the last of my Caramel Almond Amaretti from Teavana, since they are pretty much (if not exactly) the same tea. It was pretty delicious, I must say. One of my favourite herbals.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Pure Chai (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! Another tea from my recent order. I indulged myself at work and drank this with cream and sugar, and it was tasty enough. I still prefer a chai that’s heavier on cardamom and less on cinnamon, but it was ok drank as a kind-of-latte.

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67
drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! Got a sample pack of this in my recent DavidsTea order (in which I bought another Timolino because retail therapy, to be honest). Anyhow, I remain not a fan, even though it was my fault that I wasn’t thinking and dumped the entire packet into my mug, overleaping it by about double, so it was quite potent. I just don’t care for the overly floral aroma and flavour, though once appropriately diluted it’s not too horrible.

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84
drank Honey Pear by Golden Moon Tea
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Thanks… Sil? Cavocorax? MissB? I actually have no idea who I got this from, though I think it came via Sil at some point. Either way, it was on my wish list (and probably has been for 2-3 years!), so it’s awesome to try it, thank you whoever let me have a cup’s worth! (So, this is also a sipdown, since I used it all up).

Another tea that I’m impressed with, although I don’t like it quite as much as Buttermilk Lemon. The smell is somewhat intoxicating, wonderfully sweet and honey-like, slightly floral, and the flavour is quite honeyed and delicious. Unfortunately, not much pear to speak of, but the honey flavour paired with the mild but tasty black base is a nice combination. I would like to see that honey flavour in other combos, actually – it’s unique. Thanks again mystery swapper! :P

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Buttermilk Lemon by TeaGschwendner
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Thanks for letting me sample this one, Sil! I actually really quite like it. There’s a creaminess to it, and an almost custardy lemon flavour. Not strongly lemony at all, though, which is kind of nice. Really pleasant base tea and lingering creamy/custardy aftertaste. I’d like to get my hands on more of this at some point, I think. Delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Interesting! I love lemon-pastry flavor, as opposed to lemon-citrusy. Sounds like this would fit the profile.

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77

Backlog.

Drank this twice, yes. I have a fair bit of it to drink up, and it’s reasonably old.

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77

Backlog.

Really don’t mind this one, actually. Not as good as something like Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha, but more interesting than most plain blacks.

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I have always been a tea fan (primarily herbals and Japanese greens/oolongs) but in the last year or so, tea has become increasingly more appealing as not only a delicious, calming drink, but as a relatively cheap, healthy reward or treat to give myself when I deserve something. I should clarify that, however; the reward is expanding my tea cupboard, not drinking tea – I place no restrictions on myself in terms of drinking anything from my cupboard as that would defeat my many goals!

My DavidsTea addiction was born in late 2011, despite having spent nearly a year intentionally avoiding their local mall location (but apparently it was just avoiding the inevitable!). I seem to have some desire to try every tea they’ve ever had, so much of my stash is from there, although I’ve recently branched out and ordered from numerous other companies.

I like to try and drink all my teas unaltered, as one of the main reasons I’m drinking tea other than for the flavour is to be healthy and increase my water intake without adding too many calories! I’ve found that the trick in this regard is to be very careful about steeping time, as most teas are quite pleasant to drink straight as long as they haven’t been oversteeped. However, I tend to be forgetful (particularly at work) when I don’t set a timer, resulting in a few horrors (The Earl’s Garden is not so pleasant after, say, 7+ minutes of steeping).

I’m currently trying to figure out which types of teas are my favourites. Herbals are no longer at the top; oolongs have thoroughly taken over that spot, with greens a reasonably close second. My preference is for straight versions of both, but I do love a good flavoured oolong (flavoured greens are really hit or miss for me). Herbals I do love iced/cold-brewed, but I drink few routinely (Mulberry Magic from DavidsTea being a notable exception). I’m learning to like straight black teas thanks to the chocolatey, malty, delicious Laoshan Black from Verdant Tea, and malty, caramelly flavoured blacks work for me, but I’m pretty picky about anything with astringency. Lately I’ve found red rooibos to be rather medicinal, which I dislike, but green rooibos and honeybush blends are tolerable. I haven’t explored pu’erh, mate, or guayasa a great deal (although I have a few options in my cupboard).

I’ve decided to institute a rating system so my ratings will be more consistent. Following the smiley/frowny faces Steepster gives us:

100: This tea is amazing and I will go out of my way to keep it in stock.

85-99: My core collection (or a tea that would be, if I was allowing myself to restock everything!) Teas I get cravings for, and drink often.

75-84: Good but not amazing; I might keep these in stock sparingly depending on current preferences.

67-74: Not bad, I’ll happily finish what I have but probably won’t ever buy it again as there’s likely something rated more highly that I prefer.

51-66: Drinkable and maybe has some aspect that I like, but not really worth picking up again.

34-50: Not for me, but I can see why others might like it. I’ll make it through the cup and maybe experiment with the rest to get rid of it.

0-33: It’s a struggle to get through the cup, if I do at all. I will not willingly consume this one again, and will attempt to get rid of the rest of the tea if I have any left.

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